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Joinery Workshop Cockermouth

Raymond Paterson Joinery in Cockermouth, Cumbria uses traditional joinery skills to create high quality bespoke furniture and fixtures that not only look beautiful but are build to stand the test of time.

Raymond Paterson - A Little About Me:

Having left school at the age of 15 I went straight into my joinery apprenticeship working for my dads joinery contracting firm. Most of the work carried out over these years was renovation work mainly around the Valleys of Lorton and Lowswater in Cumbria.

Together with the training I received at West Cumbria College, where all skills learned were run along the City n Guilds school for tradesmen guild-line. The foundations were set for my future in the joinery industry.

Over 30 years have past since I began my learning as an apprentice; it's a constant learning that never stops. There are always new projects, new products and new ideas that need to be considered.

Our traditional joiners workshop based in Cockermouth is owned by my dad, who himself has a lifetimes worth of experience under his belt, with over 45 year in the industry. A typical day will generally start at the workshop were we discuss our projects together, which is very useful to get two perspectives when problem solving.

I really enjoy the constant challenges. I like the working methods and traditions that have been passed down over the generations. It's really satisfying to be able to deliver a service that has its roots going back hundreds of years.

It is my aim for the future to pass on these skills to the next generation, and keep the traditional joinery working methods alive. This is something which is extremely important to me, as I feel that the traditional methods have sadly become somewhat lost over the years.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss a project please feel free to get in touch. You can do this either via our Contact page or by calling 01900 828278.

If you would like to view some of our past works please visit our Works page.

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