The Process

"Our inspiration comes in sitting down with a client and having the opportunity to create something unique and exciting; a reflection of themselves. There isn't a definitive style or period that defines our work, it's rooted in our clients' homes, their passions, their personalities".
Tim Gosling

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Preparation: Initial discussion with the client is an essential element in the preparation of hand drawn sketches, using either ground plans and photographs as reference, or through a site visit.
Preparation: Initial discussion with the client is an essential element in the preparation of hand drawn sketches, using either ground plans and photographs as reference, or through a site visit.
Sketching by hand gives a sensitivity to scale and human proportion that is vital in the early stages of the furniture creation and design. At this stage a design fee of 300 GPB exc VAT is charged in order to continue to the next stage. N.B. this charge may increase depending on the complexity of design and number of pieces.
Sketching by hand gives a sensitivity to scale and human proportion that is vital in the early stages of the furniture creation and design. At this stage a design fee of 300 GPB exc VAT is charged in order to continue to the next stage. N.B. this charge may increase depending on the complexity of design and number of pieces.
Watercolour: A beautifully hand painted watercolour or 3D computer image is produced to show the wood grain and to develop the piece further. It is at this stage that an exact cost and quotation will be agreed upon.
Watercolour: A beautifully hand painted watercolour or 3D computer image is produced to show the wood grain and to develop the piece further. It is at this stage that an exact cost and quotation will be agreed upon.
A finished watercolour.
A finished watercolour.
Technical Drawing: Once you are happy with the watercolour or 3D computer image and have approved the quotation, a 50% deposit is payable in advance of the technical drawings being produced. These drawings take two to three weeks from receipt of the deposit. On average, construction then takes about three months, depending on the complexity of the piece(s).
Technical Drawing: Once you are happy with the watercolour or 3D computer image and have approved the quotation, a 50% deposit is payable in advance of the technical drawings being produced. These drawings take two to three weeks from receipt of the deposit. On average, construction then takes about three months, depending on the complexity of the piece(s).
Craftsmanship: All Gosling furniture is handmade by skilled cabinetmakers in England. Each piece is the work of a single craftsman and reflects the exceptional level of detail that they are trained to achieve. From the choice of timbers and book matching of woods, to the screw heads lining up along the grain direction, their work is unsurpassed in quality and care.
Craftsmanship: All Gosling furniture is handmade by skilled cabinetmakers in England. Each piece is the work of a single craftsman and reflects the exceptional level of detail that they are trained to achieve. From the choice of timbers and book matching of woods, to the screw heads lining up along the grain direction, their work is unsurpassed in quality and care.
Installation: The finished piece is delivered to site by one of our craftsman and installed by experienced Gosling staff.
Installation: The finished piece is delivered to site by one of our craftsman and installed by experienced Gosling staff.
Commitment to British Craftsmanship In a world that is constantly trying to find cheaper markets in order to survive, Gosling maintains a commitment to our own craftsmen and their celebrated techniques. All pieces are stamped and created to last, to be the antiques that will inspire generations to come.
Commitment to British Craftsmanship In a world that is constantly trying to find cheaper markets in order to survive, Gosling maintains a commitment to our own craftsmen and their celebrated techniques. All pieces are stamped and created to last, to be the antiques that will inspire generations to come.
Preparation: Initial discussion with the client is an essential element in the preparation of hand drawn sketches, using either ground plans and photographs as reference, or through a site visit.