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About Andy Chapman

…Andy then moved on to work for Peter Worby, an antique furniture restoration company based in Standon, (Ware, Hertfordshire). It was here that he gained a greater understanding in some of his already learnt skills, such as French Polishing, waxing and Danish oiling. Using these skills, one of the many pieces he restored was an exquisite chest of drawers from the Georgian period.

After this Andy moved on to Clifford J Tracy, another reputable antique furniture restoration company and continued to practice and perfect his craft.

Next Andy worked with Essenby, a joinery and shop fitting company. Here he furthered his skill with bench joinery. A notable project he was involved in was the shop fit of the Vans store in central London. Due to the nature of the shop fitting business Andy worked to very strict deadlines and had to demonstrate a dedicated work ethic in order to meet these – something that has stayed with him to this day.

It was then that Andy decided to spend a year in Canada and started working for Durfield Log Construction – a company specialising in the construction framed log houses. During his time with Durfield Log Construction, Andy was part of a team of select craftsmen creating a multi-million dollar log home in the internationally known ski resort of Whistler for a Japanese client.

For the last five years, back in the UK, Andy has been involved in the restoration of listed buildings – such as St Anne’s church (Limehouse, London), Shaw’s Corner, the home of George Bernard Shaw – a National Trust property, (Ayot St Lawrence, near Welwyn, Hertfordshire), Morris Cottage and Much Hadham Hall (Much Hadham, Hertfordshire) and St Mary’s Church (Great Wymondley, near Hitchin, Hertfordshire). The Shell House (Hatfield Forrest).