Our workshop has been shut since the end of March and although we are still not open to the public and the staff are on furlough, Andy is back in the workshop on his own making furniture and designing kitchens. If you would like to discuss your … Continue reading Andy is back in the workshop
Life At The Workshop
We have taken the decision to close the workshop from 27th March to 17th April based on the advice given to help stop the spread of COVID-19. We believe this is the right thing to do to protect our staff, customers and their families. This shut … Continue reading We are temporarily closing the workshop for 3 weeks
Here at Vale Designs, me and my team understand that the kitchen is at the heart of your home. We absolutely love seeing the smiles on our clients’ faces as they walk into their new kitchen for the first time. When we get positive feedback, we all … Continue reading The Vale Designs Approach
We have been working hard creating a new showroom at the workshop so we can show you the high quality of our work. This showroom features hand painted cupboards, a solid oak open shelf with under-lighting, glazed wall cupboard, magic corner, our … Continue reading Our new showroom is open
Yesterday was Alec's 80th Birthday so we celebrated with a birthday cake in the workshop on Friday. Alec hand paints all our furniture and is now training up his grandson, Daniel, to take over from him should he ever wish to retire! … Continue reading Happy 80th Birthday to Alec, our painter
While working away in the design shed, Andy noticed a solitary swallow sitting on a telegraph wire. As he watched he noticed that the little bird kept flying away and returning to sit on the wire as if he was waiting for something. Sure enough, a few … Continue reading The swallows return
I can't believe that we are in April already as it has been one of the busiest starts to the year that we can remember at Vale Designs. With so many big chains selling kitchens these days, it's fantastic to know that there are still people who want … Continue reading A busy start to the year
We close on Tuesday 23rd for Christmas and open again on Monday 5th January. We would like to wish you all a Very Happy Christmas and New Year. … Continue reading Christmas Opening Tmes
We would like to wish all our customers, old and new, a Happy New Year. We have had a break over Christmas but our workshop is now back to being a hive of activity and we welcome you to come by and see for yourself that everything we make is handmade … Continue reading Happy New Year!
The final stage in the diary of a handmade kitchen is the delivery and installation. David, our fitter, spend 5 days fitting the kitchen furniture and appliances, after which the Granite Worktops were fitted. The kitchen looks great and our … Continue reading Diary of a Handmade Kitchen – Part 4
The Kitchen for Suffolk House is really taking shape - all the cupboard carcasses are assembled and the doors have been fitted. The kitchen has been primed and hand painted ready for installation next week. Go to Diary of a … Continue reading Diary of a Handmade Kitchen – Part 3
The kitchen for our client in Woodbridge is in progress in the workshop. The doors, drawers and cupboard carcases have been machined and assembled and is now being sanded down prior to hand painting. … Continue reading Diary of a Handmade Kitchen – Part 2
Happy 77th Birthday to Alec who is Andy's father as well as our painter at Vale Designs. He was interviewed on Radio Suffolk today about people who work well into their retirement and said he still loves working. He takes pride and the utmost care in … Continue reading Happy Birthday Alec!
We would love to have a showroom but unfortunately only have space for a small display so we have produced a brochure that showcases some of our handmade kitchens. It features 5 very different designs, demonstrating that we are are truly bespoke and … Continue reading Our New Brochure