Custom Picture Framing Service
Bespoke picture framing is a creative process. There are no set rules on how a piece of art should be presented. Each piece must be approached individually to allow the artwork to make a beautiful impact. Framing must be visually sympathetic to the artwork. Simplicity of design combined with quality craftsmanship and materials creates the best results. The consultation process is very important and can take a few minutes or up to an hour or more depending on the size and scale of the job.
We are experienced in working with many different types of wood from oak, ash, black walnut, beech and tulip. We aim to maintain the integrity of the wood whenever possible through the use of wax and lacquers.
We can fabricate aluminium frames in brushed, gloss or polished effects. These frames are light, strong and durable making them an ideal choice for large or small scale works.
With box frames the artwork is recessed behind glass. The glass is held away from the art using a spacer of various depths and colours to suit the frame and work. Box frames provide a window or floating effect offering depth and interest to the piece. Box frames can be used for three-dimensional objects and is also very striking for works on paper.
Tray / Float Frame
There is no glass involved with this type of framing. Float / Tray framing is a very popular way of adding a contemporary look to your stretched canvases or oil on board. The artwork floats within the frame, leaving a carefully measured gap between the art and frame. The frame should be of a proper depth to achieve the desired effect.
Window mounts create space around your artwork while at the same time enhancing it. Using a window mount also prevents the artwork from touching the glass, which is potentially a contributing factor in quality art being damaged. There are many different styles and colours to choose from and can be a lengthy process in choosing the best colour combination.
Directly into Frame
Art is placed between the glass and the back mount and back board with the frame sitting just over the edge of the artwork. This is the most economical method of framing but does not offer a protective solution. This is a very common way of framing film posters and certificates of no monetary value. This method can also be used for paintings on canvas and board but without the need for glass.
Paper is very sensitive to its surroundings, it can be easily damaged due to temperature, humidity, restriction of movement, direct contact with acidic materials and of course UV light.
There are various types of glazing that can be used to protect your artwork. As standard we use float glass unless discussed with and confirmed by client.
- UV Light Protective glass essential in protecting artwork from the irreversible effects of exposure to UV light.
- Museum glass offers extremely high UV protection with a virtually non-existent reflection that enhances and protects your artwork.
- Acrylic glazing. This is also available with a scratch resistant surface and UV / Reflection Control. Acrylic glazing is highly recommended when framing large pieces where the weight of the frame is a concern or the piece will moved around, hanging in a public place or in children's bedrooms.
For further information or to enquire about a quote please Contact us by phone or email. We do not give quotes over the phone as we prefer to see the piece to decide on what will best suit the work and your budget.