More Than Joinery High Quality Kitchens in Staffordshire and Cheshire
If you are looking for the finest hand made solid wood furniture whatever your style: fitted, freestanding, from oak to painted, whether it be fitted or free standing, we can build from your choice of timber. Aldridge & Co are here to guide you through the design process and make your dream kitchen personal to you.
With the kitchen being the heart of the home our designs will endeavour to uphold your personal taste and preferred styles whilst ensuring the soul and character of the property is not lost. Gareth Aldridge who has many years experience working with a wide range of customers and properties both old, new and unique, always tries to retain the characteristics of the house when creating any design, but still keeping to the customers brief.
Always thinking of function and how you personally use your kitchen, the designs are based on functional workspace, solid cabinetry with stunning visual appeal. The end design is respective of your lifestyle, transforming this hub into a one-of-a-kind, solid, well built, elegant hand crafted and refined custom kitchen.
Our cabinets are built like no others.
First of all we use a real oak veneer on 19mm plywood, so no chipboard or MDF is used. This means they are much more resistant to water and every day wear. Combined this with the assembly, where we glue, screw and loose tendon joint all of the cabinets together with solid top construction. You have a solid, ridged cabinet that will last for many years to come.
Everything that is seen in all of our kitchens is solid wood, from the end panels to the centre panels. No veneer will be seen anywhere in your kitchen, only the internals are oak faced ply. The door frame and face frame materials are 28mm thick as standard for a really solid, chunky feel. These can be made thicker on request. The centre panel material is 15mm thick wide plank solid wood.
Once again there is no skimping in our kitchens with all of our drawers being solid 19mm thick hand dovetail jointed boxes, made to measure; often with partitions or storage for anything from cutlery to plate racks.
Examples Of Our Work
This kitchen was built for a young professional customer renovating an old farmhouse. When first visiting the site, the project consisted of two walls and a pile of rubble! We were told to use our imagination! Together the customer and Gareth looked at the plans and with some inspiration came up with a plan of what was needed from the space, storage, looks and durability, as it was most importantly also a working farm.
The customer wanted to keep the look modern without spoiling the character of the old farmhouse. Below is the finished result. As well as the kitchen we were also commissioned to design and make the utility room and staircase.
The kitchen below was made for a Victorian manor house in Cheshire, turning two rooms into one was the obvious solution to make this fantastic space work.
Building, plastering and flooring all overseen by Imagine, to the customers individual specification.
This kitchen was made for an art deco themed house. The owners had their own ideas of how they wanted to carry this theme through into the kitchen, combining oak and walnut to create the contrast needed to highlight the detailing on the kitchen. Such as the receded beading on the doors and the sunrays on the cooker hood.
We also made 45mm thick full stave American black walnut which is a truly beautiful feature on its own.