“This prestigious project used modern methods, products and materials to achieve a traditional-looking result, very fine workmanship and excellent standard of finish.”


Iain McIlwee
Chief Executive


The BWF’s 2013 award for Technical Excellence and Innovation in joinery manufacture was given to Oakwrights for its transformation of a building in central London into a spiritual centre for the Self-Realization Fellowship.

The vision was to undertake a refurbishment that would preserve the heritage of the building while enhancing the whole building decoratively. This involved transforming windows, doors and other internal features, and ensuring the modern 1970s extension linked to and echoed the original Victorian part of the building.

Peter Love (Director) said: “We enjoyed this project because it allowed us to use every skillset we have. It was full of very fine working, all bespoke shaped work, ogee arch details and curves on curves! We are very pleased to have helped in the creation of this spiritual centre in the heart of London.”

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