Founded in 2004, Higham Furniture are a talented team of designers and makers of furniture, specialising in kitchens.
We have grown organically since inception and have recently moved our workshop to larger premesis in Denmead, Hampshire.
The new workshop allows Higham Furniture to continue to grow whilst improving our furniture and service quality.
As we provide a bespoke service and we install our kitchens, we operate in the South East of England, specifically London, Hampshire, Surrey, West Sussex, Berkshire, Wiltshire, Oxfordshire and parts of Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Essex, Kent, East Sussex and Dorset.
From our London studio we work with our customers to put together their design before it is realised in our Denmead, 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 we are able to offer a high degree of personalisation, quality and service.
Our workshop is all about making made-to-measure cabinetry. We have teamed up with great worktop, handle and appliance manufacutrers and suppliers and usually supply these too.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Our business depends on the use of a very precious resource – timber. It’s a natural product that we use to create beautiful furniture, and we don’t want to be involved in wasting it or using it recklessly. Each piece of timber we buy and use is FSC or PEFC certified, so we are confident that we are only using ethically sourced materials for our cabinetry. Every single piece of cabinetry we make is built to last – we want our kitchens to be our client’s ‘forever’ kitchens … unless they move house of course! We use water-based paints which are more environmentally-friendly than old-fashioned oil-based formulations. Our sustainability efforts extend to the workshop too, we collect and recycle all our timber offcuts to heat the workshop, and collect all our sawdust and donate it to a local farmer. When designing and kitting out our workshop we invested in LED lighting to reduce our environmental footprint. We’re also pretty hot on general recycling in the design studio too, as well as the workshop!
We have been recommended to many of our customers or people find us through our website and social media. Contact us using a method that works for you:
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.
Before we reserve you a production slot and start liaising with your trades, we need a financial commitment from you. We ask for a non-refundable £1,000 retainer which will be taken off the production desposit.
It varies from customer to customer how long it takes to get to final specification. We will go into intricate detail from hinge colour to cornice style at this stage. We often carry out the final specification whilst liaising with your trades and gathering site dimensions.
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 send photos of your kitchen during the production process. The kitchens are dry fitted in our workshops prior to delivery to minimise issues during the 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, worktops and appliances on delivery and the installation payment when we have finished the kitchen installation.
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.
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