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For over over 20 years, we’ve been making English country furniture here in Derbyshire. Our small team of skilled craftsmen take pride in using only traditional methods to ensure each and every piece has a personal touch. This year we are excited to announce that we are working with some of Britain’s top furniture designers to bring to market some truly exceptional pieces.
Thomas Hotchkiss founded the company in 1994 after serving his apprenticeship with “Chapel House Turnery”in Tideswell, Derbyshire. It’s always been his priority to provide a personal touch and he is still the main contact from sales through to delivery.
Thomas likes to understand each and every customer’s individual requirements to ensure their vision is brought to life, no matter how bespoke.
We mainly source our oak and ash from a traditional sawmill in Herefordshire where we select the very best trees for our work. The ash needs to have a good straight grain so that it will steam and bend properly and our oak is selected for beauty. Whether you like traditional country furniture or something with a contemporary twist, we can help. We can also make bespoke furniture based on your unique vision to fit the interior style you’re looking for.
As an environmentally conscious company, solar energy helps to power the workshop and offcuts and shavings provide warmth for the workshop. All materials are also sourced here in the UK from woollen fabrics made in Yorkshire to brass handles made in Birmingham. The timber that Hotchkiss Furniture source is also FSC Certified and grown in Britain where possible.
The company prides itself on using traditional machinery, steering away from more modern technology. They work with British made machines from that post war era when companies such as Robinson, Wadkin, Rye and Fells of Windermere produced the finest tools in the world. This enables Thomas to ensure that every item has a handcrafted look and feel, adding to the personal touch that is so important to him.
LOCATED IN TUTBURY, STAFFORDSHIRE
Located in a quintessential 18th Century building, the Tutbury showroom is open by appointment weekdays and 10am-4pm on Saturdays. It is always advisable to phone or text beforehand to ensure a member of the team will be on hand to show you around 07815076504. You’ll also be able to browse pattern books and textiles for some added inspiration.
In Summer when the shows are on please check opening times as sometimes we are closed due to show commitments.
Founder, Thomas Hotchkiss, remains the point of contact for all customers. He prides himself on providing a personal touch and makes it his priority to fully understand each and every customer’s individual requirements. Whether you’re looking for a bespoke oak dining table or intricately designed feature cabinet, he will help to bring your vision to life.
We have our own vehicles for delivering your furniture and cover most areas of the UK. As standard we offer a one man service so for heavier and bulkier items we would require assistance.
Delivery cost is based on the distance from our workshop with under 50 miles £30, 50- 100 miles £50, 100-200 miles £70 and further destinations upon discussion.
Please let us know if you require a 2 man delivery as this is available at extra cost.
Generally we work on a 12 week order/delivery timeframe but this can be longer if we have a full order book or we do not have a vehicle coming to your area as we try to be cost effective and get several orders in one area before loading.