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Testimonials

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How refreshing to find a company with true design passion and so responsive to the customer’s ideas, wants and needs. Working with Clive and Gina was a truly positive experience and we created our beautiful functional and quirky kitchen design together. Clive ensured that he managed our expectations and budget yet delivered a unique product which expressed our character and style. Our Kitchen was only part of a much larger project and its relationship with the rest of our home is perfect ! Attention to finish, texture, proportions and detail is balanced and considered and Gina and Clive advised on elements of functionality, this can only come from their cabinet making experience. Clive is a true craftsman and customer satisfaction from start to finish is at the heart of their business values. ”

Mr & Mrs Pilley

We have spent over 2 years renovating and extending a farmhouse as our forever home and the focal room had to be the kitchen. It had to work functionally and as our family grew, be the place where we spent most time together.  We spent a long time deciding on the type of kitchen to go for and explored all the high end ‘branded’ kitchens before settling on a bespoke handmade kitchen. From the start, Clive showed his thoughtful design eye but also his ability to take the ideas we had and turn them into a beautiful design.  We are absolutely delighted with our Love Wood kitchen -it works brilliantly and looks beautiful. It’s the focal point for the house we wanted and even the kids have started to want to cook – can’t ask for more than that!           

Mr Jackson. Hudderfield

I would like to thank Clive and Gina for all their hard work and dedication. They have taken a picture I had in my mind but was unable to see in reality (and sometimes fail to describe) and turned into a beautiful kitchen. They were patient and thorough sometimes checking multiple times to make sure measurements, concepts and colours were just right. The have captured exactly what I wanted and enhanced it so it is beautiful and highly functional and ergonomic. I would have no hesitation in recommending them for your exciting project.

R.Hearn, Sheffield.

It was by chance, and our good fortune, that we ventured into Clive’s workshop and attempted to explain to him our kitchen corner unit problem. Clive listened patiently as we attempted to describe our wood kitchen, its drawbacks and how we particularly wanted to resolve the problem of a wasted space corner. Subsequently, Clive visited our house, returned to double-check measurements, and then came to install some new units including one which housed a ‘magic corner’. What we have discovered about Clive is that he is a perfectionist who sets himself high standards and is always keen to please his customers. His new units match perfectly existing ones and his ‘magic corner’, which enables us to utilise space we previously couldn’t use, is a revelation reflecting his considerable creative talents. Clive’s sense of humour and reliability were also much appreciated. Gina, too, has been invaluable to us keeping us well-informed and also providing useful ideas about colour schemes for repainting the kitchen. Love Wood Kitchens are a very professional business but unusual in their genuine interest and care in providing the highest quality and ensuring that their work enhances your kitchen and home.

Mr & Mrs J, Barnsley

We couldn’t be more delighted with our Love Wood Kitchen and the service we received. After being let down by a kitchen provider we searched for bespoke kitchens online. We fell in love with the styles we saw on the Love Wood website and contacted Clive & Gina straight away. Despite their busy schedule they managed to squeeze us in, which I was so grateful for. Together, Clive and Gina delivered an amazing personalised service that delivered on everything we asked for. We had a pretty clear vision of what we wanted and Clive & Gina just ‘got it’ they made suggestions and helped to guide choices that complimented our thinking and were meticulous with detail. We cannot thank them enough and are loving our kitchen – best room in the house. Thank you so much again.FullSizeRender

J&B, Barnsley

Would heartily recommend Love Wood Kitchens to anyone looking for their perfect kitchen. We are renovating our entire house and finding someone as professional, creative , capable and reliable as Clive is an absolute godsend.

Clive is a perfectionist and it shows in all the work he does. The kitchen he has designed for us is exquisite and I can’t quite get used to the beautiful space he has created for us. If only all builders were the same!

In terms of investment I was pleasantly surprised at the cost as I had imagined a bespoke kitchen to be out of our price range. I’m glad we investigated further as the end result was very much worth it.

A big thanks to Gina who had to endure hours of me talking colour schemes and fabrics and for being a fabulous project manager.

All in all we are delighted with our kitchen and think you would be too.P1040264

Mrs Q, Sheffield

We were recommended to Love Wood by a friend and are absolutely delighted by the outcome. Not only did Clive considerably improve upon our layout but his knowledge of what can be achieved and attention to detail resulted in what can only be described as a wooden work of art.Sand Blasted Oak Kitchen with Barrel Unit 16

Mr & Mrs S, Huddersfield

 

Our kitchen is beyond words. All our relatives are lost for words. Clive created a wonderful room for us. He has brilliant ideas, amazing attention to detail and a calm manner. His work is professional, on budget and time. Thank you.Country-1-715x400

Mrs D, Sheffield

 

We’re thrilled with the kitchen, not just because it looks fantastic but also it’s so practical and efficient in terms of use of space. Clive had some great ideas, the use of the understairs area has been particularly successful and amazes all visitors!Painted Kitchen 3

Mrs R, Holmfirth

 

We asked Clive to make our new kitchen for a barn that we were converting.  We had specific ideas that Clive had not come across before and he was not daunted by our requests at all.  He listened and went with what we were describing to him.  The quality and look of our kitchen is fabulous.  I would have no hesitation in recommending Love Wood for any furniture making.Contemporary kitchen with concrete Island 1

Mrs T, Gunthwaite

 

When we fell in love with our small cottage on the edge of Greno Woods, we knew that our biggest problem in adapting to downsized living would be the extremely tiny kitchen with no chance to extend. A fair amount of Internet research led us to Love Wood Kitchens, where the pictures suggested that Clive would appreciate an old Victorian cottage and also a challenge. We emailed him some photos and had an almost instant positive reply.

Next was a trip to Penistone to see Clive at work and there we fell in love with sand blasted oak and, of course, the things Clive could do with it. Rough plans were drawn up from our measurements and photos and, as soon as the cottage was ours, Clive arrived with his tape measure and managed to improve on the original plan with deeper, taller cupboards and a beautifully designed small breakfast bar. While on holiday near Keswick, we had met Martin Nicholson who makes, among other things, slate worktops in his Saddleback Slate workshop at Threlkeld – Clive was happy to work with him and so the whole process started.

Throughout all this, we were kept up to date and entertained by Gina, Clive’s wife, exchanging horror stories of house buying and selling and managing without basic facilities. Clive and Gina make a great team and, most importantly, are extremely approachable.

So now, a few months later, we have our dream kitchen. The oak cupboards are beautiful – perfect for the small space and extremely well crafted to suit our needs. The icing on the cake (thanks for the pun Gina!) was watching Clive and Martin fit the slate worktop and seeing the kitchen come to life.

If you are considering a hand built kitchen that will be the envy of all your friends, at an affordable price and created by a real craftsman, we would recommend Clive without any hesitation.Lynn Barratt kitchen

Mr & Mrs B, Sheffield

 

Our Love Wood Furniture bespoke kitchen hand built by Clive is wonderful and everything and more than we hoped it would be. Clive was recommended to us by a friend who suggested we ask him to pop over to explore some ideas we had around design and see what he would suggest and get an indication of the cost. We have an awkward shaped kitchen and so decided quite early that we would probably need a bespoke kitchen and so someone who could work with us to ensure we got the best possible design to maximize the available space and functionality balanced against quality and price, my wife and I both agreed having met Clive that he was the right person for us. Clive was great to work with quickly understanding what we were trying to achieve and input some great suggestions and innovative features into the bespoke design that kept within our budget. Throughout the project Clive worked with us to co-ordinate the plumbing, electrics and minor building works using a combination of his and our own tradesmen and discussing and tweaking the design to ensure it met our requirements. The quality of Clive’s work and attention to detail is superb and clear to see. not only in our kitchen but also, some of other customers kitchens, bedroom and furniture projects we visited that he had designed and built. We are happy to recommend Clive to anyone who is looking for an excellent good quality handcrafted kitchen at an affordable price.Oak Kitchen with Matching Utility 11

Mick & Gill Eccessall, Sheffield

 

We were pleasantly surprised by Clive’s quote for our new kitchen.

We’d contacted him as a long-shot, assuming a bespoke hand-made kitchen would be out of our price range.  The quality of the workmanship by far outclassed anything else we’d seen.

Working with Clive to determine the design of the kitchen was very enjoyable – he was very amenable to all our ideas and had lots of helpful suggestions himself.  His eye for design detail is exceptional and he sets himself very high standards.

He project-managed all elements of the new kitchen including ripping out, re-plastering, electrics, plumbing granite worktops and installation of all appliances.  He was thorough, diligent and reliable.

We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Love Wood Furniture and would happily procure Clive’s services again.

And we absolutely Love our kitchen!!Oak Kitchen with Overlay Doors 8

Steve and Viv Porter, Stocksbridge Sheffield

 

For a superb personal service, creative ideas and real craftsmanship I can unreservedly recommend Clive Leacock of Love Wood Furniture.  He did a great deal of work in our home and consistently exceeded our expectations in terms of finish and customer service.

Peter & Barbara Rowley, Wortley, Sheffield

 

Clive was recommended to us by an antique dealer. We wanted a contemporary piece of furniture to solve our storage problems in our home. It also needed to match some other furniture I had (dare I say, it from Marks and Spencer!!)

Clive totally exceeded our expectations and produced the most wonderful and extremely useful cupboard, which matched our other furniture perfectly. On top of his outstanding workmanship he is a really great bloke and can not do enough to help you. We would definitely deal with him again, and would highly recommend him to anyone.

Ruth & Mark Asservatham, Sheffield

 

Overall the kitchen Clive designed and made for us was outstanding.Truly magnificent workmanship.Our only regret is that we moved house and couldn`t take the kitchen with us! However we are looking forward to employing Clive to make our next kitchen.We also bought our daughter a large shelf unit for her bedroom which she was thrilled about.Luckily we were able to take this with us!Would have no hesitation in recommending Clive.Of course he is more expensive than your B & Q kitchen but I think you get what you pay for and this may last a lifetime rather than just a few years.Lovewood Furniture

Dr.J Byrne & Mrs L Byrne, High Peak

 

Clives determination to get perfection as the end result is his USP (Unique Selling Point).He is patient when there are family difficulties that may otherwise distress other tradespeople.

I love my kitchen as it is unique. No one else has one quite like it and we have everything that we need in a small spaced kitchen.Small Handmade Oak Kitchen 4

Jayne, Sheffield

 

Clive was commissioned to provide and construct a bespoke Oak Staircase.  This specific project is part of a complete restoration of an old farm house cottage.  The completed staircase provides a central focal point and is both beautiful and functional.

I provided both the initial design of the staircase and the raw material (i.e. English Oak).  The conceptual design consists of four short staircases linked by four landings. The project was organic and as work on the staircase progressed; Clive contributed many of his own ideas, based on his wide experience.

Clive’s workmanship is exemplary – despite his initial reservations he persevered with my choice of raw wood and my drawings.  He demonstrated great professionalism throughout. His contributions were inspired and the final staircase is magnificent and much admired by all my visitors.  Clive is a master of his trade and I am happy to provide him with this testimonial.

Josette Falcidia, Falcidia Décor

 

When my wife and I purchased our 300-year old weaver’s cottage, we wanted to ensure that its renovation was in keeping with the appearance and construction of the property. We like the “new meets old” look, so when it came to replacing the kitchen it had to be modern and functional, while still keeping its timeless character and charm. We knew that we didn’t want a mass produced kitchen, which is what we would have got if we’d bought an “off the shelf” kitchen from one of the major retailers.

Clive perfected the layout of the kitchen and style of the doors and fittings. His innovative design solved the problems we had with walls that are out of plumb and floors which are off level. Throughout this process, he was helpful, flexible, always on hand and gave us some honest advice that probably meant we ended up spending less than we could have done!

As a result, we have a unique, quality kitchen crafted with pride that will be a focal point of our home for many years to come.

Following the success of the kitchen, we asked Clive to do additional work for us, including making and fitting banisters, a fitted wardrobe, a bookshelf and laying of an oak floor. All of Clive’s work has exceeded our expectations. The woodwork he created belongs with the cottage – it’s almost like the wood moulds into the rest of the cottage and has always been part of it.

We are delighted with all the projects we have commissioned Love Wood Furniture to design and build and we would not hesitate in recommending them to anyone looking for quality workmanship. A company that does what it says it is going to do and does it well!Lovewood Furniture

Paul Raggett, Thurlstone

 

Thank you for creating us a lovely unique kitchen of such a high standard of workmanship.  We will be sure to contact you if we require any further work in the future.

Mrs Ashton, Outibridge

 

Clive designed, made and installed two beautiful pieces of furniture for us – a large shelving unit for our conservatory and a television cabinet for our sitting room. Clive understood what we wanted and was able to turn our ideas into reality. We were impressed by his craftsmanship and his customer service. I have recommended him to friends.

Mrs Weldon

 

Love Wood Furniture gave us a courteous and professional service, and paid careful attention to our requirements. We are delighted with the finished products – they are so well designed and practical. Most of all, however, they are beautiful unique pieces of oak furniture.

A & B. Swinburn-Beesley, Lincolnshire.

 

We were delighted with the very specific joinery Clive undertook in our home. He provided wonderful materials and carried out the work with meticulous care and attention to detail.

Taking our requirements and wishes into consideration at the outset of a commission his advice was invaluable, as was his regular updates on works in progress.

I have no hesitation in recommending Love Wood Furniture to anyone expecting high-quality joinery and furniture together with a personable and professional manner.

Patrick and Sarah Hennessy.

 

Clive of Lovewood Furniture was recommended to me by an Interior Designer whose judgement I trust. I have not been disappointed.

Clive is a true craftsman whose workmanship is second to none. He is meticulous as regards detail and has a philosophy that ‘there is no such thing as a problem, just a situation waiting to be solved’ Just as well as we ran into one ‘situation’ after another with my kitchen!

He remained patient throughout whether it was dealing with an oddly shaped corner, an uneven alcove or a problem with delivery.

A chimney breast was removed by his builder colleague with very little fuss or mess. In the meantime a traditional classic kitchen was hand made for me in keeping with the age and character of my home. Many hours were spent in the preparation of this with ideas going to and fro. Clive brought numerous samples of different materials for work surfaces etc for me to pore over.  I was not the easiest of customers as I knew exactly what I wanted and would not settle for anything less. Fortunately Clive also being a perfectionist was able to accomplish this for me.

It was a pleasure to have him and his co workers in the home as they were delightful people who did their best to minimise disruption and fit in with my timescale of having everything ready for Christmas. They worked to this end, only finishing at lunch time on Christmas eve!

In the background Clive’s wife Gina was always available for contact, for ideas and to negotiate with the different professionals involved.

If you want an individual kitchen of quality you can do no better than Lovewood Furniture.hand painted traditional kitchen

Dr Moira Brimacombe, S.W. Sheffield

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