Carpentry in listed buildings

We undertake carpentry work in listed
buildings and conservation areas. Our
Repairs are ‘like for like’ using the
correct methods to ensure joins are
not susceptible to water ingress.
Design floors in current item will be
overcome to stop a problem
re-occurring. It is not just as simple
as ‘putting in a piece of wood’ –
it needs thought applied as well.


Interior Decorating

We undertake all interior decorating,
papering, painting and spraying.
Whatever you choose, you can have.
In this kitchen we removed a sash
window, installed a large bespoke
French door, had the ceiling over-
boarded, coving added and then had
it all plastered. Following on from
this the room was painted and papered
to suit the client’s interior design.


External Decorating

External decorating operates from April
through to October. On this Herbert
Collins property we have done all the
external decoration. These windows are
some of the most complicated and
enduring to paint. We do a lot of work on
the houses built by Herbert Collins as most
are in a conservation area. The external
and internal decoration of these windows
are a favourite choice for our team. Don’t
forget we can repair the windows too!


Hello and thank you for taking the time to look at our website.

Please let me introduce myself; I am Anthony Hughes the business owner. I have built this company from self-employment upwards ensuring that we don’t grow too quick. We are reliable and our standards are kept high. I also believe a job is not finished until the client is 100% happy. Good communication; clear and easy to understand quotes lead to no surprises at the end!

I have always worked in restoration and have a keen eye for small details. My favourite part of the work is to take something that has been mistreated or neglected and restore it to its former glory, in some cases better than it was.

I wish to grow this company to be a well-known bench mark for high standard, accuracy in quotation and timekeeping, with the overall experience being a step above the rest. Now it’s fair to say that every job can have issues that arise; such as further decay not seen on a survey; delayed starts due to weather or a hold up on sourcing materials. I like to think it’s not the issue that’s the problem it’s the way the tradesman deals with it. I think this can often be the most important part of a job and keep myself available to deal with these matters quickly, informatively and to budget.

It is important to mention I employ directly decorators and carpenters. I have a really good team who are trustworthy and efficient. We are constantly improving our methods and products for the best outcome as technology progresses. I do use self-employed staff on a permanent basis when I am hoping to introduce them into the company. Most of my skilled staff have come to me self-employed and then moved into employment. I like this method of finding people because I find when you have been self-employed you have a natural drive for working and this often returns good results.

All carpentry projects are undertaken with our main line of work being exterior woodwork repairs. If it is a specialised carpentry task such as antique restoration or solid wooden floors for example we would be able to help with recommendations.

We cover all decorating jobs, spraying masonry, spraying ceilings and walls, spraying stairwells and decorative woodwork, traditional brush and roller methods, wall papering/stripping. All interior and exterior jobs are undertaken.

We also have the ability to project manage jobs. This can be from a private house to a single room. If a room needed a ceiling plastered, coving added, walls plastering, cupboards built, wardrobes built and full decoration for example. We have a list of companies that we would use to work with us to complete the job.

Please read the individual welcome paragraphs on the landing pages of the company’s three trading names:


“Last autumn Anthony removed, restored and re-instated two Victorian sliding-sash windows for us.  They each had rotting wood in several areas and the sills also needed treatment.  The windows were returned with seals and brushes for a closer fit and painting was carried out.  Anthony returned this spring to paint the new putty which needed to completely dry out to avoid cracking. He at the same time checked and over-painted other areas.

We were also advised about secondary double glazing to most practically and economically meet our needs and Anthony supplied and fitted panels to most of our windows.

I would highly recommend Anthony Hughes for window painting, repairs or replacement.  He not only has the necessary skills to physically do the work, but keeps in regular contact with phone calls or emails, turns up when expected, provides fast quotes and listens to the customer in order to recommend the best solution for their situation. He also provides a follow-up service to ensure that the work he has undertaken continues to meet the customers’ needs.”

The IngramsMichelmersh

“Anthony has been employed by The White Horse Hotel on two occasions for maintenance to the front and rear. As a grade two listed building his team have been sensitive to the buildings age and have performed an excellent job. Anthony is always conscious of the Hotels need to look impeccable and touches up any weathering when he sees the need.

His staff are always courteous and tidy when leaving the site and I would highly recommend them to others.”

General ManagerThe White Horse Hotel, Romsey

We were highly satisfied with the quality of workmanship and service we received, during the external restoration and redecoration of our traditional wood finished shop front.

Winkworth Romsey

Anthony and his team provide a professional high quality service and achieve superb results. They must be good we keep getting them back for the next job.

Philip KnightDirector at Verve Accounting Limited

We have known Anthony for several years now.  He has done the painting of all our sash windows and recently he has project managed a sensational makeover of our kitchen.  He is delightful, works to the highest standards, cleans up after the job in hand and I would and have recommended Anthony Hughes to many of our friends.

The Chester’sWinchester

If you wish to discuss your requirements, please contact us to arrange a meeting!