Cornwall LivingIssue #79

It’s all coming together

Following a great year of projects we catch up with the team at Good Life Joinery.

As the year draws to a close, we reflect on Good Life Joinery’s resounding success on some very exciting projects, which has led to them receiving a well-deserved and prestigious award. Presented to Good Life Joinery by the Local Authority Building Control (LABC), the award is titled ‘Best Change of Use for an Existing Building’ and was given for Good Life’s work on Hinterland House, a stunning property just 11 miles from Bude. The Good Life team framed the house with oak beams in a conversion sympathetic to the barn’s original features and a design that looks utterly gorgeous, making the most of light and space with glass partitions between the oak beams and a beautiful solid oak staircase.

“To be shortlisted was amazing, and to actually win was just fantastic!”

Managing Director Stuart Bowman-Harris tells us: “We’re delighted and totally surprised by the win. It’s always a great feeling to get praise for a good piece of work. We were nominated for this award so it came completely out of the blue. To be shortlisted was amazing, and to actually win was just fantastic!” Impressively, this coveted award isn’t all the team has to shout about. There are some exciting commissions coming up in 2019 so, be sure to keep an eye out on their website for updates and images of these projects as they happen.

More recently, this accomplished wood working firm also turned its oak framing expertise to making a giant story chair for a local primary school, which has been erected in a conservation area. “This was great fun to make.” Stuart explains. “It has hand-carved inspirational words on the chair components. Some of them, the children have to search for and there are a few surprises too! It’s been a real hit.”

Moving forward, Good Life Joinery is proud to be expanding its work force and has recently hired more staff and a new apprentice to continue to learn this impressive trade. The professional team also designs and makes kitchens, staircases and furniture, as well as windows and doors. So, if your home could do with an update but you’re not sure where to turn; with an impressive 2018 so far, Good Life Joinery could be the perfect solution for you and your home.

"To be shortlisted was amazing, and to actually win was just fantastic!"