Bristol-based Clifton Joinery has been involved in a range of diverse projects recently which required both modern and traditional joinery skills.

The British Woodworking Federation member designed, built and hung a pair of massive timber entrance gates at Blaise Castle Estate using traditional through and haunched mortise and tenons, all fully ledged and braced.

This led to further work on the estate, including the traditional design and building of doors and gates into the kitchen garden, the rose garden and the Nash-designed dairy garden.

The company has also been involved in the restoration of a Grade II listed Regency property. Here it has recreated an ornate entrance door and surround, and refurbished and glazed numerous box-sash windows, with box seating below, using pressure treated softwood cut and shaped by hand using traditional joinery methods.

Clifton also renewed shutters and skirting, made a new six-panel door in the existing style and reinstalled a large Smallbone kitchen in an Edwardian extension.

Finally, Clifton has built a pergola in green oak in the courtyard of a new almshouse development on the outskirts of Bath.

The pergola, which completes a traditional quadrangle in a modern setting, was designed to incorporate stainless steel connectors so it could support a glazed walkway, but also used jointing to reflect the Edwardian period of neighbouring properties.