What our clients say
David and Jonathan have been designing and making furniture for our homes for nearly 25 years! We first met surrounded by the remains of an old Victorian kitchen in Bristol in 1986. We had long, stressed faces and they were smiling – I now realise their heads were full of ideas and the transformation was already developing in their heads. The kitchen was superb and when we moved to convert a barn, only previously inhabited by cows, they were the first call we made.
David is a real professional, negotiating calmly between builders, architects and planners, he always makes sure that everything they produce is fitted perfectly and on time. Jonathan appears when asked, usually to see where his beautiful pieces are going to go or to understand a joinery dilemma.We have learned a lot from the whole team about wood, architecture and design and are currently working on a new project to restore another Cotswold stone building. They are a trustworthy, thoughtful and talented team.
David spent many hours with us talking though our requirements and refining the ideas. He brought samples for us to consider and left us to mull over the choices. The kitchen fitting was expert, well planned and with the minimum of disruption. The kitchen now looks fantastic, even better than I could have imagined.
I was first introduced to Jonathan and David through a mutual friend. David at my request did a drawing for a proposed home office unit, the completed work was of the highest standard including the lighting. I was so impressed that I asked David to do a further drawing for units in my sitting room alcoves one of which was to house a television set which could be pulled out when the doors opened, again I was delighted with the finished units. Since then I had some pullout drawer units in a kitchen cupboard and a unit for the shower room.
I still get a sense of pleasure when looking at the work Jonathan and David did in my home, very high spec and great attention to detail.
We are delighted with our new kitchen. Everything from design, meticulous supervision of the project and finished result proved to be of the highest quality.
Clarke Teagle Smith Design have undertaken a number of projects on our behalf over the last 3 years, as we completed the restoration of an 18th Century house in a conservation village. The projects have included designing, manufacturing and fitting a farmhouse kitchen made from maple, together with fitted wardrobes, book cases and cabinets, made from oak, with hand painted features.
All their work has been to the highest standard, with wonderful attention to detail. They have always provided exemplary customer service, and have been a pleasure to work with.
We have used Clarke Teagle Smith Design to fit out three of our rooms. The kitchen came first and we spent a long time on the design before we contacted them. From their first input the design grew and improved until we were soon ready to build. That was in 1992 and since then we have had a dining room and lounge fitted out by them. The attraction is the high quality of the craftsmanship, our long experience with living with their products and their receptiveness to our ideas.
For people who care for their surroundings we can highly recommend this team of quality furniture makers.