Joined Carpenter Oak: 2018
What is the best project you have worked on and why?
Cams Mill – a barn style pub for Fuller’s brewery
When not in the yard, what do you enjoy doing?
Cooking, watching Bath Rugby, five-a-side football
Which three people would be on your dream carpentry team?
Mick Jagger, so he can sing for us, Keith Floyd so he can cook and Micky Flanagan to tell the jokes
What is the most embarrassing job you have ever had?
Peeling potatoes for a chip shop
What music do you listen to?
The Rolling Stones, Alabama 3, Ry Cooder, Aerosmith
What is the best comedy film ever made?
Withnail & I
What do you enjoy most about working with wood/oak?
Wood is such a versatile material and has been used to create our most beautiful structures
Do you have a favourite quote?
Spike Milligan’s headstone “I told you I was ill”
Where is your favourite place in the world?
My timber framing career started after qualifying as a carpenter and joiner at Bath College. Moving from carpentry into sales, I have been fortunate enough to have been involved in some incredible projects. From the restoration and repair of Windsor Castle and Stirling Castle to full new residential and commercial builds.
Having a real interest in the culinary world I have been lucky enough to work with River Cottage, Waitrose, at a cookery school with James Martin as well as a pub for Rick Stein.
Having recently joined Carpenter Oak, I hope to extend my portfolio of timber projects.
You can book an appointment to meet Ant at the NSBRC in Swindon to discuss your project. Email [email protected] to arrange a meeting.