Workshop

Founded in 2004, Higham Furniture specialises in designing and manufacturing high quality, bespoke furniture.

From our London studio we work with our customers to put together their design before it is realised in our Southwick, Hampshire manufacturing workshop.

We welcome customers to visit the workshop so they can get an insight into the materials, quality, flexibility and the sheer work involved in realising their designs.

As we carry out both the design and manufacturing element ourselves and in England we are able to offer a high degree of personalisation, quality and service.

Whilst our core business is about cabinetry we also assist customers with their worktops, appliances and handles.

Materials

Cabinet and Carcass material

All our carcasses are made from highly durable Oak or Walnut veneered poplar plywood.  They are lacquered to protect the cabinets from daily dirt and grime.  Our cabinet backs are made of the same material ensuring that our cabinets are all solid.

Drawer material

Our drawers are made from hardwood timber dovetailed front and back with a solid bottom.  Our drawers use quality Blum fully extending, soft close runners.

Door material

Our doors are made thicker at 28mm which makes them extraordinarily sturdy.  The rails and stiles (border) is made from Maple which is a very hard hardwood.  The doors have a flat panel in the middle.

We also make hardwood doors in other woods.  Oak, Maple and Walnut are popular and we can source different woods for special projects.

Kitchen Design Service

We offer a full start-to-finish design service.  From your initial wish list, plans & vision we work with you to understand what you want to achieve & work closely with you.

We work well electronically and often kick off an initial design electronically based on surveyor’s plans or an outline of your space. We do home visits to customers in London and the south east. The designs are 2D & 3D. We always include a detailed costing.

There is no cost for our design process.

Kitchen Design

Our process

Contact

We have been recommended to many of our customers or through our website.  Contact us using a method that works for you.

  • Email or call us.
  • Visit our workshop and see the quality, styles, materials and our personality
  • Organise a visit to your to talk through your vision & wishlist.

We have been recommended to many of our customers or through our website.  Contact us using a method that works for you.

  • Email or call us.
  • Visit our workshop and see the quality, styles, materials and our personality
  • Organise a visit to your to talk through your vision & wishlist.

Design

We can start an initial design based on your measurements & outline plans & we also offer home visits to customers in London and the South East. To help you visualise your new space all our designs are 2D and 3D.  All designs include a detailed costing.  There is no cost to you for the design process.

Final Specification

It varies from customer to customer how long it takes to get to final specification. Although you have not made a commitment to us at this stage, you are pretty certain that we will be building your furniture. We will go into intricate detail from hinge colour to cornice style at this stage. We will also almost certainly visit to carry out a detailed site survey.

Production

We request a 40% deposit to reserve your place. Once we have agreement of the final design we will start production. Production usually takes four to eight weeks but does depend on the complexity of the design and the materials used. We will give you access to the webcam so that you can watch progress. The kitchens are trial fitted in our workshops prior to delivery to minimise issues during the installation.

Delivery and Installation

We will liaise with you and your builder as to how your project is progressing to arrange delivery and installation. We usually fit your kitchen and work with your trades who will be doing the building work, plumbing and electrics. We ask for the balance of the furniture on delivery and the installation payment when we have finished the kitchen installation.

After Sales

Sometimes things go wrong and if it is a problem with the kitchen then we want to put it right. Even if the problem is with another party then we will try to help. Talk to us and we will help.