Built on the foundation of three generations of the family business, Hastings Bespoke Ltd was set up to create a bespoke joinery company focusing on the heritage sector – with work on historic houses, country houses and listed buildings.
The company creates period joinery and works on furniture that needs to be restored, replaced or reproduced. The work is bespoke, as products that are available ‘off the shelf’ are not normally suitable to meet the requirements of listed buildings.
Jack Hastings is the third generation of the family business. Back in 2017 he decided to start Hastings Bespoke to focus on the workshop side of joinery. Although a separate company it was set up to support the work of the family business.
Jack’s company, which is based in Dumfries, is located in a former cheese-making creamery built in the 1920s. The company is able to do site work and also has a large-scale modern workshop where the team of skilled craftsmen can complete all the bespoke joinery in-house. This allows the team to carry out its work with the greatest accuracy and efficiency.
The workshop’s modern woodwork machinery allows the company to take on large-scale joinery projects. This may be creating new joinery for a property, restoring joinery or reproduction pieces on listed buildings.
The company produces heritage period joinery for projects where new joinery recreates exactly the style required. For example, they may be working on a period property where the architraves require a special moulding. The company takes a template of the existing architrave and has new cutters made (to fit machinery such as spindle moulders) in the machine shop. They can run new architraves that will perfectly match the existing ones.
There is also a separate paint shop where items can be either hand painted or spray-painted.
Hastings Bespoke supplies both the trade and customers with standard sash and case and casement windows or work to individual specifications. This includes arched tops, curved tops and custom beading. In conservation areas they can be made to match exactly the windows that are already in place.
A variety of doors with different designs can be made, such as traditional mortise & tenon lined doors, panelled doors, bar & lined doors for stables and garages and louvered doors for spaces that require ventilation. The expertise within the team and the machinery on site allows them to be able to work on projects of varying sizes from supporting joiners without workshops with small bespoke jobs to large reconditioning projects on listed buildings.
Hastings Bespoke creates furniture that is handmade to order. This includes beautiful handmade kitchens, stairs, bookcases and dining furniture – and much more. Customers can either choose from the online store or the team can create a piece that is designed in consultation with the customer.
Customers suggest a simple design idea to the company who will prepare a free estimate for the customer before deciding whether to go ahead. The next stage will be a finalised computer drawing with all the dimensions so the customer will see what the project will finally look like.
Once this has been agreed the company starts making the furniture. While it is being made customers are welcome to visit the workshop to see the piece at its varying stages of manufacture.
Finally on completion it can either be collected from our workshop or delivery can be arranged anywhere across the UK.
A future showroom on the second floor of the building is also underway.
Hastings Bespoke take great pride in the quality of service they provide and the work they do for all their customers.
They are particularly proud of their work in the listed building and heritage sector and look forward to building on this in the future.
For further information contact via:
Hastings Bespoke, Killylung Creamery, Holywood, Dumfries DG2 ORL
Tel: 01387 721727, 07552 43668 (mobile)