Reviews for Craven Conservation and Restoration Ltd

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Furniture restoration and related skills at Craven Conservation & Restoration on Cambs/Suffolk border.

In-person course
Mike Clarke - - #33593

Great introductory day with Bill. Very friendly and knowledgable. It was just what I wanted from the day. He was able to provide some sound advice and answer all my questions. I learnt so much. What more can I ask. Thank you.

Chair making on Camb/Suffolk border (Course inactive)

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Ciaran - - #33206

The chair making course was great fun and even more informative, would recommend to anyone trying to improve their woodworking skills and will definitely be looking at other courses with Bill in the future


Furniture restoration and related skills at Craven Conservation & Restoration on Cambs/Suffolk border.

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Robert Duncan - - #31511

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Furniture restoration and related skills at Craven Conservation & Restoration on Cambs/Suffolk border.

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Lorraine Doll - - #30456

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Furniture restoration and related skills at Craven Conservation & Restoration on Cambs/Suffolk border.

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Shirley Sampson - - #30412

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Chair making on Camb/Suffolk border (Course inactive)

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Freddie Raymond - - #28949

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Chair making on Camb/Suffolk border (Course inactive)

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Keith Bickley - - #28812

This was a well paced and well thought out course. A relaxed, non pressured atmosphere led by an experienced craftsman. I already had some woodworking experience but I learned a lot; from detailed marking out to accurate planing, drilling and travishing-not a word one uses daily!
I travelled a long way to do this course and I will do so again for Bill’s next course.
10/10.

Furniture restoration and related skills at Craven Conservation & Restoration on Cambs/Suffolk border.

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David Burrow - - #28108

Fantastic 2 days with William. Not only is William a great guy and very easy to get on with but he has in-exhaustible knowledge.

Best course I’ve ever been on and will certainly be going back to learn more from William


Furniture restoration and related skills at Craven Conservation & Restoration on Cambs/Suffolk border.

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Freddie Raymond - - #27954

I had an immensely interesting introduction to woodworking with Bill, who carefully and insightfully took me through the basics of hand-tools, timbers, techniques and his philosophy of restoration. The day felt tailored around my needs, all of my questions were answered patiently and I by the time I left I had gained a lot of Bill's enthusiasm. I have already booked in to his 5-day course making a Welsh Stick Chair and am thoroughly looking forward to it.

Furniture restoration and related skills at Craven Conservation & Restoration on Cambs/Suffolk border.

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Tracey Hardy - - #27888

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Furniture restoration and related skills at Craven Conservation & Restoration on Cambs/Suffolk border.

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Daniel Willimott - - #25952

I did a 2 day course on wood-turning. I found Bills easy teaching style pleasant and very easy to follow. One thing is clear is that Bill is passionate about all aspects of woodworking and this comes through in his teaching and methodology. I would highly recommend the wood-turning course and any other for that matter.

Furniture restoration and related skills at Craven Conservation & Restoration on Cambs/Suffolk border.

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Sue Envill - - #25538

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Furniture restoration and related skills at Craven Conservation & Restoration on Cambs/Suffolk border.

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Debbie Stevens - - #22956

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Furniture restoration and related skills at Craven Conservation & Restoration on Cambs/Suffolk border.

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Laura Blyth - - #22370

I initially booked one day with Bill to restore some Ercol dining chairs. The day was spent learning, in a very detailed manner, about the structure and work that went into Ercol pieces and how to restore them to their former beauty. Bill was extremely knowledgeable and helped me become confident in doing the work they required. I booked a second day and now feel capable of doing the work myself at home due to the teaching Bill gave me.


Furniture restoration and related skills at Craven Conservation & Restoration on Cambs/Suffolk border.

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Dilbar Suleymanova - - #22248

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Furniture restoration and related skills at Craven Conservation & Restoration on Cambs/Suffolk border.

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Ben O'Loughlin - - #19929

I needed a good grounding on woodworking tools and their maintenance. Bill was extremely knowledgable and helpful. I will now look after my tools rather more assiduously and enjoy using them properly. An excellent day.


Furniture restoration and related skills at Craven Conservation & Restoration on Cambs/Suffolk border.

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Jeremy Topham-Smith - - #19901

I have booked sessions with Bill and it’s been incredibly helpful. The attention to detail and patience has made it a great experience and I thoroughly recommend him.

Furniture restoration and related skills at Craven Conservation & Restoration on Cambs/Suffolk border.

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Victoria - - #19898

I had a beginner’s upholstery course as a Christmas present, working on a footstool one to one with Bill. It was a great course, well planned and prepared, and Bill is a superb teacher, relaxed, friendly and knowledgeable. I’ve had a great time chatting and learning. Bill has been particularly flexible with dates and he couldn’t be more helpful. I would highly recommend Craven Conservation and am already thinking about my next project!


Furniture restoration and related skills at Craven Conservation & Restoration on Cambs/Suffolk border.

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Susan McPherson - - #19894

An excellent day covering all the essentials. Flexible, relaxed and professional, extremely experienced. Highly recommend.

Furniture restoration and related skills at Craven Conservation & Restoration on Cambs/Suffolk border.

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Edd - - #18130

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