Mark made some fitted cabinets for our bathrooms, simple but real craftsmanship showing off the natural beauty of the wood, offering advice and suggestions based on experience. As we were saying our thank you’s and goodbyes, we happened to mention that we had struggled to find a reputable company to replace our conservatory. This led after several more conversations to Mark agreeing to build us an oak Orangery. The craftsmanship and design are just wonderful. Mark consulted with us throughout the project and we were able to see everything from the delivery of a sawn ‘tree’, to the frames in the workshop and finally the stunning completion of a wonderful, natural oak Orangery. The quality is superb with simple yet effective detailing which make it naturally beautiful. Mark has a real flare for design as well as the ability to create amazing pieces from wood. He has translated our brief and exceeded our expectations. We are absolutely delighted the the finished result and already have other commissions planned for the future.
Many thanks Mark – Mary Forrest-Hill
We Identified Mark through a Google search of Norfolk craftsman as we looked to find someone we could contract to build a dining table and chairs for our home on the N. Norfolk Coast. From our very first contact Mark was supportive and creative as we conceptualised the various styles that would fit with the house and our slightly unusual requirements. The resulting table and chair combination (seats 12 in comfort) is a triumph. We would not hesitate to recommend Mark to anyone else seeking a maker of quality furniture.
Mark is a true craftsman who has created the most wonderful series of wardrobes for us in our Norfolk home, on time and to budget, but the main point for us was the beautiful craftsmanship, quality and care. Mark has a superb eye for design and creativity, he was always there to give good advice providing little special features that we would never have though of. We are so delighted to have commissioned Mark and without doubt will use him in the future. Considering all the other quotes and designs he was fair and very good value, Plus a very tidy worker!!
His Honour Judge Stephen Holt, Honorary Recorder of Norwich, and Jonathon Hill.
“I have recently purchased a Victorian house and wanted to do some sympathetic renovations but was a bit lost as to what exactly to do that would look right and add value to my property. I called Mark and he suggested a home visit to discuss my needs. Right from there Mark came up with great ideas that he knew from experience would work. He designed some alcove units that fitted right in with the original style of the house and were very practical additions. He worked extremely efficiently from start to finish, came up with other ideas for me as he went and produced a fantastic end product. I know I will be using Mark again and can wholeheartedly recommend that others do too!”Scott Hardy
We are delighted with our bookcase. The wood was chosen with great care and is shown off to its full advantage in this beautiful piece of furniture.
Thank you, Mark, for the thought and effort you put into this work, which is admired by everyone.
Harvey and Barbara Goldstein.
Quality workmanship and Amazing carpentry!When I first contacted Mark, I was unsure if he would be able to help me? I was after a DJ booth to be made and installed in to my new home. However, the words ‘if you can think it, I can make it’ caught my eye and I gave him a call. He arranged to come and have a chat with me and take measurements. When Mark arrived we discussed my needs and what I would like, he then set up a contract, computer image, payment schedule and date for installation. And that was it!! Next thing I know, he had somehow taken an image from my mind and made it a reality in my living room! All on time with no problems or hassle. I cannot stress how much I recommend Mark Rhodes!! Thanks Mark very very much!Kevin Read.
We had a vague idea of what we wanted and Mark developed those thoughts into the most outstanding furniture we’ve owned. His workmanship is second to none, his attention to detail superb and in comparison to the cost of mass-produced inferior alternatives he is very competitive. We have no hesitation in recommending him for anything you may want made, and especially to talk through that “what if?” idea you might have.
We had an odd alcove that could not be filled with shop bought furniture.
We contracted Mark to build an Oak Cabinet with cupboard, shelves and glass doors. It was completed before the expected date and Mark fitted it all in a morning. It is a beautiful piece of furniture, built to the highest standard. Not just a piece of furniture but a lifetime investment to our home. A very clean workman who left no trace of being here! I would recommend Mark to anyone needing quality furniture.
Thanks a million Mark
Mark has done some amazingly good work for us in the past few months, including altering radiator covers and building some oak hanging shelves ( see picture on website ).He is a very careful and tidy workman, who provided us with excellent ideas and advice, and we would heartily recommend him to anyone who wants a proper job done.
Anna & Glynn
We wanted a set of bifold doors to separate the kitchen extension we had recently built from our snug. The house is Victorian and it was important that whatever we had was in keeping with the period. Having used Mark previously for sash window restoration we were keen to exploit his skills again.
Mark discussed the project with us and came up with some excellent suggestions for how it could look. I’d like to claim that the design was mine but actually all I knew was that we needed 2 doors that bent in the middle. Mark came up with a set of drawings and then translated them into a beautiful end product. He has a great eye for details – the reclaimed wood, the brass hinges, the architrave surrounding the doorway – it’s all wonderful. And the way it was fitted was perfect – it’s an old house with awkwardly bent walls but the doors fit and swing perfectly to a tight close.
Not only will we use Mark again for any work requiring his skills, but we’d thoroughly recommend him to anyone else.
I recently used Mark to build a shelter in our garden, I must admit that I was impressed with his craftsmanship and efficiency.He worked in all weathers and never let us down. I certainly would not have any doubts about using Mark again and would recommend him to anyone
Thanks Mark for a thoroughly professional job
“After deciding that our stair case was unsafe for both adults and a 9 month old baby I contacted Mark to put in a banister and child gate for the top and bottom. Not only was the work undertaken as quoted it was also done on time and with no inconvenience to us. Finally I would point out that our house is old and full of mature woodwork making a match very difficult. Mark managed to source reclaimed wood to ensure the work blended in perfectly with the rest of the woodwork in the house. Highly Recommended. Michael and Sue.”
Mark Rhodes has been known to me for nine years in which time he has proven to be a thoroughly reliable and trusted tradesman. He has natural leadership qualities and an innate sense of justice and can be relied upon to work without supervision. He has the ability to think problems through clearly and solve complex issues. He is an outstanding craftsman in every respect. In view of his multifarious skills and ability to see projects to a final and satisfactory conclusion I have no hesitation in recommending him for employment.
Captain Charles Denny.
Mark Rhodes made me a wonderful Oak kitchen, It was on budget and finished two days before the deadline. I would have no hesitation in recommending him to anyone, which I have done to my sister also.
He is of good character, and he is always on time, two words “simply brilliant”.
Mark made us two painted alcove units to go either side of our fireplace, he did such a lovely job of them he is going to make us some fitted wardrobes too. Me and my wife are both very happy, and would have no hesitation in recommending him to others.
Mark designed and made a lovely meeting table and chairs for my Design Studio. The meeting suite is made from Ripple Sycamore, and is stunning. As a Design Studio we were looking for great quality and also a nice design for our office. We are really happy with it and I would have no hesitation in recommending him to any of my friends and family.
Mark made us an oak table, and a drinks cabinet. They are both lovely, so he will be making our coffee table too. I would have no hesitation in recommending him to anyone.