OUR PRODUCTS & PROCESSES
If you have a photo, painting or picture that you’d like framed in a custom size, colour or style, we can help. All our frames and mounts are handmade to fit your picture perfectly. We have hundreds of frame designs and mount colours to choose from in high-quality materials suitable for any type of framing project. Contact our friendly, experienced team with any questions you have, and we’ll help you create the perfect setting for your item.
What do we do?
We have been handcrafting bespoke wooden picture frames for over 30 years. The intricate and precise cutting, shaping, and pinning of the individual pieces of a frame is in our blood, and we are committed to never compromising the quality of our manufacturing process. We never mass-produce anything, and we only ever use the finest quality materials. Great pieces of art are timeless, and we believe that the same longevity should apply to a top-quality frame. We see our job as crafting a picture frame which will perfectly showcase your pieces for a lifetime.
This commitment to quality craftsmanship and enduring relationships is sometimes described as old-fashioned, and, if taking pride in doing an exceptional job is old-fashioned, then we’re proud of that label. But our manufacturing process itself is anything but. We have stayed at the top of the picture framing industry through an unwavering dedication to refining our approach, ensuring that we use state-of-the-art equipment and facilities, as well as cutting edge processes, when we are confident they improve efficiency without compromising quality.
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Why you should choose us
Picture framing has been in our family for generations, and we are passionate about crafting the perfect frame to suit your needs. The quality of our frames and the level of our customer service is due to a range of factors, including:
We have been making frames for 30 years, studiously building a reputation across the North West of England, and beyond, for the highest quality manufacturing standards in the industry. From our family owned workshops in Heywood and Middleton, we craft all our frames and mounts ourselves, using techniques and processes which have been honed and refined to ensure that we remain at the top of the framing game. Over the years, we have created every size, style and type of picture frame you can imagine, regularly working on enormous gallery and trade jobs with the same attention to detail and commitment to quality that we bring to the smallest, most intricate frames, designed to showcase priceless family heirlooms. We are experts in re-framing jobs, as well as crafting new frames, and we can literally frame anything: from photos to sports shirts, original artwork to medal collections, and delicate needlework pieces to boxing gloves and other 3D box frames – we have done it all.
We provide comprehensive framing services to the trade market, as well as to retail customers, and we regularly produce frames up to conservation and museum level, so you can rest assured that your frame will be of the highest quality. We make all our frames, whether for a priceless Old Master in a gallery, or the priceless family photo for your wall, with exactly the same care and attention and commitment to the absolute highest quality. All frames are handmade in our own state-of-the-art workshops in Manchester and Lancashire, using the finest materials. Moreover, we continually research and invest in the latest, cutting edge machinery to ensure that all the frames we produce are perfectly crafted to your precise specifications. We are one of the leading frame-makers in the country, and we have attained that position through a relentless commitment to quality. This commitment involves an absolutely painstaking approach to quality control: all elements of the frame, including the fixings, are subjected to rigorous quality assurance checks throughout the manufacturing process. We also never mass-produce anything, so you can be confident that, not only will your frame be perfect, but you will also never see it hanging anywhere else.
You might think that this dedication to quality would come with a huge price tag, but we are also committed to offering our customers the best possible value for money. We only use the finest materials, but, due to the volume of frames we manufacture, we are able to take advantage of our bulk buying power to hold the overall cost of our materials down. We pass these savings on to you, so that you can enjoy the highest quality frame at a price you can afford. As a result of the efficiency of our systems, if you receive a quote from one of our competitors, please speak to us before you proceed – it is highly likely that we will beat it!
Given the minute detail we go into when crafting our frames, you would also be forgiven for assuming that the process of designing and selecting your frame would be equally complex. In actual fact, you’ll be amazed at how simple and intuitive our online picture frame builder tool is. You can choose from our unrivalled range of styles and colours, enter the precise measurements you require, and we do the rest. We have put all our years of experience as frame makers into designing a system which is as straightforward as possible, and we will also be available at any point if you have any questions or concerns. Our goal is for you to hang the picture frame that perfectly matches your vision on your wall, and we will provide you with whatever support is required to achieve that.
We may be a family run business, but the vast extent of our experience and ability means that we are able to be almost limitlessly flexible on the type, style and design of frame we create. With one of the largest frame choices available, we have over 800 moulding samples and over 200 mount colour options. The nature of our bespoke service also means we are forever expanding new and unique ways to showcase your pieces.
Picture framing has been our lives for over 30 years. As a family owned and run business, we understand the importance of pictures, and picture frames, to people’s homes, and we value the relationships we build with our customers highly. We have always been, and will always remain, a people and relationship-led business, and that approach will continue as we grow our reach through our online arm. While we have the experience and the equipment to handle any job, no matter how large, we will retain that commitment to customer service which has been our hallmark for three decades. Throughout the design phase, we will be available to offer any advice you need in relation to the design or specification of your frame, and will maintain this level of communication during the manufacturing process. We are passionate about making frames, and we are confident that our love and commitment will shine through in the quality of the frame you hang on your wall.
Design Your Own Picture Frames Online
Using our unrivalled understanding of the framing process, from the initial design phase through to the finished product hanging on your wall, we have developed an intuitive and efficient online frame builder tool which will allow you to enjoy the same first class experience which we have offered customers coming to our shops for the last three decades.
Our frame builder gives you complete control over the design phase, allowing you to choose the perfect style and colour for your picture and interior décor, select from a range of options such as single or multi-aperture and with or without a mount, and then provide us with the precise size specifications you require. We’ll do the rest.
We love making our frames, and we are confident that you will love the process of designing, selecting and, ultimately, hanging your frame on your wall. Whatever your vision for your artwork, and however you imagine showcasing it in your home, our mission is to bring that vision to life.