Testimonials

“We asked Martin to restore a dining table which had been in our family for over fifty years. Sadly, it had been languishing in a barn for over five years. The table was looking very sad and had damp damage to it as well being scratched.  We asked him to repair, polish and make an additional leaf for it.    When it arrived last week, we were totally bowled over by what a wonderful job he had done.  It has been restored to its former glory and we cannot wait to start using it properly.”

Mrs B

Restoring an antique table

“Heartwood performed an outstanding restoration of my 1775 long  clock case; you can be assured that your valued antiques will receive the utmost care and attention with this company.

I had been searching the area for a reliable workshop to carry out restoration work on a rare and important astronomical long case clock case. After visiting a number restorers, I visited Heartwood, within a minute of talking to the proprietor Martin Burgoyne  I knew I had finally found the right establishment to undertake this work.”

Mr SB, The Netherlands

Antique astronomical clock case before restoration Restored antique long clock case

“Dear Martin,

I would like to thank you for the first-class, swift and efficient service received when you recently restored my client’s dining table.   Despite having delivered a somewhat damaged and polish-starved table to your workshop, you and your excellent team have made an stunning job of restoring it to its former elegance.  The various repairs are impossible to detect, testament to your fastidious attention to detail and fine craftsmanship.  Also, thank you for the time and effort put into building up the patina.  The depth and richness of colour is absolutely perfect.  Your regular updates at each step of the restoration were really helpful and much appreciated.  And finally, I’m hugely grateful to you for completing the job on time and within budget! “

Mrs G

“Dear Mr Burgoyne, Just to repeat my thanks and appreciation for the most excellent way in which the four chairs have been restored…”

Forrester & Forrester Solicitors, Malmesbury.

“Dear Martin, Thank you so much for restoring my grandmothers dressing table so beautifully….”

Mrs L., Oxford.

“Dear Martin, Thank you so much for the upholstery and cabinet work which you did to my piano stool. You have transformed a rather scruffy family heirloom into an attractive piece of furniture which now sits in pride of place in our study! I would definitely recommend your services to my friends.”                  

Mr B, Hungerford                                                                                     

“Martin has restored and upholstered a nursing chair and foot stool to perfection. Also Andrea Marshall his french polisher has worked on various pieces to the same high standard.”

Mrs T, East Hendred