Alistair Fleming started the business over 30 years ago.
He began designing and making things in wood while living in a monastic community in his early twenties.
“I was drawn to the physicality of working in wood, of making something practical, useful and at the same time aesthetically pleasing.”
His first workshop was an old barn, on a farm in the Sussex Weald and in the mid-1990s, he opened a showroom in Lewes, primarily focusing on high quality, individually designed, custom made kitchens, which have been the cornerstone of the business to date.
Never interested in the concept of mass production, the business has always been about building bespoke, long-lasting kitchen cabinetry which honour the homes in which they live.
In 1999 he had the opportunity to buy some redundant farm buildings with a business partner and convert one of them into a 5,000 sq ft, purpose-designed workshop. This is still at the heart of the operation today and was a refuge when the town of Lewes, including the showroom, was flooded in 2000.
Over the years we’ve painstakingly built a local reputation for exceptional quality, reliability and creative design, with some members of the team having been with us almost from the beginning. We’ve worked in every imaginable situation, from small terraced houses to Grade I listed country mansions.
“It’s the variety of our projects which constantly keeps us on our toes, every space demanding it’s own unique design solution.”