Risedale Joinery Testimonials

"The door is magnificent - and has been much admired by friends and strangers alike. Yesterday I had an annual visit from an Everest representative, who actually admitted that his company couldn't have produced anything as fine. He said you (Sam) were evidently a very skilled young man. Everyone loves the detailing you carved into the window frame to make it as like the previous door as possible. The workmanship, the robustness and finish of the wood have all been commented on. And I am delighted with the colour you found for it.

Thank you for coming so promptly when the lock mechanism proved to be defective, and for putting it right immediately."

Mrs Y Ashton, Carnforth, Lancs

"Dear Sam and Lucy,

I thought I would write this by way of a testimonial.

We would like to thank you most sincerely for the doors and windows which you made for Cragg cottage. The style is exactly what we wanted and the new windows pull the whole aspect of the house together in a way which was not possible with the previous mish-mash of styles. You managed to cope with the horrible variety of openings in such a way that it now looks properly traditional and truly lovely. The doors are magnificent and would withstand a battering ram, i'm sure. Overall the care and attention to detail with which Sam made and fitted both the doors and windows had to be seen to be believed.

We look forward to finding more things for you to make for us"

Tim and Jill Green

"Dear Sam,

Just wanted to drop you a note to thank you for doing such a fabulous job with our kitchen island. We set you a tough challenge to marry the two different elements of the existing kitchen installed over 6 years ago. The island has pulled it together beautifully, so much so that it looks like it's always been there!

It's always difficult when you have something made because you never quite know exactly what the end result will be until it's complete and, therefore, whether your vision has been translated effectively. Obviously, the drawing provided assisted but your understanding of what we were trying to achieve got the best outcome because the devil is in the detail. I'm particularly thrilled with the larder cupboard section! The sliding shelves and oil and spice racks are just perfect and work really well.

You were a delight to work with and we won't hesitate to contact you in future should the need arise.

With very best wishes." 

Emma & Peter Wright

"We are writing to thank you for the excellent windows you supplied for our home in Grange over Sands. It has now been nearly 3 years since you installed them and the build quality is still clearly evident.

This is an old house with character so the new windows were always going to be important. We asked for the original windows to be replicated but with modern thermal qualities. When the windows arrived they were exactly what we had asked for and were made to a very high standard.

We are only too pleased to recommend your services to others.

Kind regards,"

Roger and Bethany Moore
Windermere Road
Grange over Sands

"We are so delighted with our new staircase created and installed by Sam in our 200 year old Lakeland cottage. The quality of materials and workmanship is a breath of fresh air in these days of modernity and mass production. Our cottage has indeed been enhanced and the workmanship has been much admired by all. Risedale Joinery are a pleasure to deal with and offer high quality and great value"

Colin Boothman

"Dear Sam and Lucy,

It's now about 6 weeks since you installed our new windows and I just wanted to drop you a line to say we are as delighted now with the end product as we were when you initially installed them.

As you know we were seeking real wooden, mock sash windows which offered certain modern security and safety features but which complemented our 300 year old house.

Encouragingly you listened to what we were trying to achieve, the same can definitely not be said for your competitors. We were delighted with your suggestions and in particular the honest and straightforward way in which you dealt with us.

Following our visit to your workshop which enabled us to see other work in progress as well as the materials you were proposing, our decision to appoint you was easy.

You delivered on your promises, which you identified was very important to us, and advised us honestly when a modest delay proved necessary.

Despite all walls and window openings in our house being irregular and lacking any uniformity, it was clear that the care that you took in 'measuring up' paid off and with a little persuasion, the new windows went in relatively easily over a 2 day period.

We are delighted with the finished product, thank you.

Best wishes"

Sandy and Sue Sanderson

"I just wanted to say thanks for really great service and fab looking windows we have received form you recently. I chose your company when we needed our windows replacing as Sam seemed to have a real appreciation for our period property and good ideas about what we should choose to make sure the replacement was in keeping with the style and age of the house. I was very impressed with your joiner who did a great job at fitting your windows and left the areas neat and well finished.

All round, a very professional feel from a family company and we will use you again."

Liz and Tim

"Dear Sam and Lucy,

Deciding to replace the ugly modern window in our Victorian flat was an excellent decision - thanks to your professional expertise.  You matched perfectly to existing windows in the building and it not only looks lovely, is soundly constructed, but it opens easily too! (Previously you had to stand on a chair to open a small top light!) This also meant we could do away with the ugly extractor fan above the cooker which has totally transformed the look of the kitchen. So lovely to get a beautiful job done with the minimum of fuss and the maximum of skill. Thank you. We know our neighbour upstairs now wants hers done!"

Hilary and Keith Goodall

"Dear Sam & Lucy,

We would just like to take this opportunity to tell you how happy we are with our new bespoke hard wood replacement sash windows. The quality and craftsmanship is excellent, many people have commented on how good they look, our new neighbour has already asked for your number for a quote. I'm glad we took the effort to replace as close to original windows as it looks so much better than doing them in plastic and to be honest your price was not that much more than quotes in UPVC. Thank you again for an excellent job from startup finish. And no hard sell just what I prefer."

Ian & Mariana Carter - 5 Force Forge Cottage, Satterthwaite

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