See what our customers have to say…
Wall Panelling, Fireplace and Bookcase Alcove
Kitchen and Cupboard
Window Seat Surround
‘Luggage’ Terry Pratchett
"I was given a project in where I was going to need something truly unique for a jewellery collection. We needed a character recreating from the Discworld novels by Terry Pratchett which was going to be given to his family and shown at his memorial. I contacted Howard and we met not long after, instantly me and Beth (the woman making this collection with me) liked Howard and knew he was the guy we'd been looking for; he understood what we were asking for and even gave us ideas on our very first meeting. Over the next 7 or so months we had long meetings where we would throw ideas around and nothing seem to be out of his capabilities. We finished our project and the chest that Howard had made was so good it almost put our jewellery to shame! his attention to detail is fantastic. That project has been the biggest commission of my life and I honestly couldn't be more pleased with Howard's skill, work ethic, and communication throughout the project. I'm also pleased to say Howard's "Luggage" chest is now in the offices where Terry wrote his books. I'm also having something made by Howard for myself now too. 10/10 - If I could give 11/10 I would."
""commissioning a HB Design is a thoroughly fine experience! Not only does he possess a meticulous passion for the finest cabinet making, his creative flair, inherent understanding of materials and hunger to satisfy the clients brief is nothing short of inspirational. Each step of the journey was a pleasure and the final result will be cherished forever, with the confidence that the design, and the hands that crafted it, have considered that. Simply put, If you're looking for Bespoke, luxury and personal furniture from a true designer / maker, call Howard."
Medical Room Benches
""We found Howard Butler Bespoke Furniture on the internet, saw his work and got in touch. He visited us and we new straight away he would produce what we wanted to a high level of quality. You could see he had passion, and experience. We wanted a vet room building for our education centre, also some branded benches for the class room. He took notes and listened to our requirements. He then sent some plans over to help us visualise what he had in mind. We were all speechless at the end result, a seamless, effortless journey. What a delight to work with. Thankyou is not enough, for the smiles and memory’s we will create in our new education centre."
Wall Panelling, Fireplace and Bookcase Alcove
""I couldn’t recommend Howard Butler highly enough! If you are looking to commission a piece of bespoke furniture, modern or traditional - look no further! Howard’s approach to detail and customer care is first class – from initially sitting down with you to discuss your requirements, brainstorming additional features/design detail, through to drawing up, building and installing your unique piece of furniture, I personally found the entire process very enjoyable. Howard is incredibly creative and this shines through in his previous work. He is able to design furniture to a specific budget with access to every material and finish imaginable and you can rest assured any piece he puts his name to is built to stand the test of time. To top it off, he is also a very likeable person and as i’m sure is the case with his other customers, wouldn’t hesitate to contact him again next time we need any new furniture."
""I knew what I wanted but couldn’t find anything to fit our shop. I approached Howard and he said no problem. He sourced the material I wanted and made exactly what I wanted. The whole process was seamless, he even sent progress images to show me. Great guy, excellent work, will definitely recommend."
Entrance Hall / Bootroom
""I approached Howard with some photos of what we wanted making. We had a big hallway in our house and wanted to make a boot room. He came round and offered us loads of ideas. What he made and fitted for us was more than we could of ever imagined. We are absolutely delighted with the finished result. The quality and attention to detail is incredible. He showed pictures of every step in the workshop and delivered on time. We will be using him for future projects, and more than happy to recommend him to our friends. A very skilled and knowledgeable team."
""Can recommend Howard for his craftsmanship, skill and help ,we have a truly bespoke kitchen which we are both so happy with, thankyou."
Study / Oak Bookcase
""We had an Oak bookcase built by Howard a few years back and now wanted a study. His bookcase still looked like it was just installed, so we knew he was the right guy. We had an idea of the study in terms of layout, but we were not sure on design. As always Howard’s ideas and input made our study one of a kind exactly what we wanted. He bought round samples of the chamfer detail which borders all the drawers. We also had Maple inlay in the tops to add detail. His attention to detail is brilliant, and what a delight to work in this study every day. I am definitely a fan of all of his designs."
""We were looking for a new kitchen and wanted a quality build to fit our space. After meeting Howard it was clear he was the right craftsman for us. We couldn’t find what we had visioned on the high street. Howard has a great vision and problem-solved our utility room giving us more storage and function, as well as a high standard in design and quality. Our units have a traditional cock beading detail around the doors and drawers, the drawers are solid oak dovetailed and the internal of the units are also Oak adding a very premium vista. Howard was very helpful in explaining everything and delivered on time, worked clean and his attention to detail is exceptional. We even had him back to design and build our boot room. Highly recommended."
Kitchen / Wardrobe
""Howard provided excellent service from our first consultation through to the finished product which we're delighted with. Beautiful craftmanship, fantastic quality. I would definitely recommend Howard Butler Bespoke Furniture."
Kitchen / Bookcase
""Howard Butler is an absolute craftsman. From start to finish what shines through is his complete and supreme dedication, and pride and desire to create the perfect piece to fit your requirements. Throughout the design process which included initial and final designs, the service and advice was excellent. The fitting was again what you would expect from a master craftsman and to an outstanding quality. Upon looking at our bookcases, the finish and supreme quality of the piece is evident. All details small and large were discussed and consulted upon during the design process and are exactly incorporated into the final piece. We are extremely proud and very pleased with our bespoke bookcase and would not hesitate to recommend Howard Butler to our friends and family. Indeed we would never hesitate to use his services again for future projects."
""Howard and his team produced stylish products and his vision developed our thoughts to make effective use of the space available. We love what he has achieved and would thoroughly recommend."
""Howard has a rare ability to understand a clients’ aspirations, whether precise and detailed or rudimentary and only concept, and then evolve them into something beautiful in both form and quality. It is in this exceeding of the clients expectations , and through the collaborative design process , that the finished article takes on a significance and value to its owner that well surpasses any cost it may have had. In short , commissioning work from Howard Butler , is a pleasure."
""I was privledged to be able to commission a Memorial bench from HB. My family and I couldn't be more delighted with what we received. The journey from initial brainstorm and sketches through to unveiling was personal, exciting and inspiring. HB work celebrates real cabinet making tradition and technique with a contemporary approach. Extremely fairly priced considering the attention to client, quality and detail. Highly recommended."
""Howard made the desks in both of our showrooms,Excellent craftsmanship, fiendly polite and delivered exactly what we asked for, highly recommended."
""Howard is wonderfully talented and totally reliable. He delivered an amazing design for a tricky space in our study. It has completely transformed the room and we are elated with the construction. The attention to detail and quality is incomparable. We would use Howard again without hesitation and would wholeheartedly recommend his services."
Bookcase / Corner Unit
"The brief to Howard was a bookcase with a difference , something special. Howard's design skills and technical abilities are outstanding. The materials used were Cherry and Maple ,the curves on the bookcase are so beautiful its hard not to keep stroking them . The inlay work is stunning .He truly is an exceptional craftsman. We are now the proud owners of the first HB illuminating bookcase."
"After searching the market and gauging prices for a cabinet maker to turn our idea of a bespoke media unit into reality, it was clear that Howard Butler was the way forward! Howard’s approach from initial consultation and design concepts through to delivery and installation has been exemplary, we even had the opportunity to visit his workshop to watch the unit being built. We are delighted with the finished product, particularly his blend of traditional construction techniques with modern design. Howard is full of inspirational ideas and design flair and we would certainly recommend him to anyone looking for a special piece of bespoke furniture to enhance their home and living space."
"I wanted a small piece of furniture for my hall way which is dark and in shadow. I came across Howard, he came to my house saw the area I wanted a piece making for. Straight away he began brainstorming ideas, such as – We could use a light timber and a Mirrored top to bounce any light into the room. I wanted something with detailing, so he put an inlay of rosewood in the top and made rosewood wedges for the tenons at the base. I then told him that this table had to cover a radiator. No problem he said. Thanks to Howard I have a wonderful traditional table, Which does lighten up my hall way and heat passes through the table also. I am very pleased with the enjoyable journey I had with Howard. "
Alcove Bookcase /Display Units
"Our brief was cupboards for the alcove unit to fit with the rest of the room, we had in mind what we wanted, we just needed someone who knew what they were doing to draw it, after having several carpenters around, we decided to approach a Cabinet Maker. We are so pleased we chose Howard; he blew our ideas out of the water. Nothing was too much trouble, and we even went to the unit to see them being made. If you are looking for something out of the ordinary contact Howard, we can't wait for our next piece."
"We searched around to find someone to make a window surround with drawers. We found Howard on the internet and once he had visited us we new he was the guy for us. He produced a great window seat that our kids love sitting in. The quality and fitting seemed effortless to Howard. We are delighted how he changed a standard room into a desirable space."
"We found Howard on the internet; his work looked brilliant so we gave him a call. He came out to our property and showed us ideas of what he could offer. He then went away and drew up some plans. We were so pleased with what he came back with. The end result was better than we had hoped, we would recommend him to our friends. Also we will be having some more work from him."
"Howards work is absolutely superb he manufactured the most beautiful kitchen for us it is a joy to work in and every day gives us pleasure. His attention to detail is second to none, recommendation – without a doubt Howard is the best in his field."
"We approached Howard with the idea of building a bookcase around our back door. He came round and discussed options he could do, we showed him some art deco knobs we had. He went away and designed a fitted bookcase and cupboards incorporating the design from the cabinet knob. He added a stepped detail to the columns and shaker doors. We wanted light in the shelving unit to display ornaments. He sprayed the internals a lighter colour so the lights would bounce – the lights are on the main dimmer switch of the room. His work is exceptional and adds quality to our room, we will be recommending him to our friends."
Art Deco Table
"I commissioned Howard to make a console/dining table to specific dimensions in high-gloss Macassar Ebony. Although I had an idea of the design, Howard's ideas, craftsmanship and enthusiasm for the project have resulted in a stunning piece of furniture. His work is first-class and his attention to detail second to none. I would recommend his services without hesitation."
"Commissioning a HB Design is a thoroughly fine experience! Not only does he possess a meticulous passion for the finest cabinet making, his creative flair, inherent understanding of materials and hunger to satisfy the clients brief is nothing short of inspirational. Each step of the journey was a pleasure and the final result will be cherished forever, with the confidence that the design, and the hands that crafted it, have considered that. Simply put, If you're looking for Bespoke, luxury and personal furniture from a true designer / maker, call Howard."
Kitchen and cupboard
"Gifted Craftsman. My husband is always thoughtful with a catch phrase – ‘I need to think about that’. He likes quality and I like individuality. After months of my searching, we went to visit Howard Butler furniture maker. Coming out of his workshop my husband said ‘How did you miss him?’. I replied ‘Oh, were you impressed, do you want him to do our kitchen? Without any hesitation he said ‘yes’ and it was an excellent decision. Howard listened to what we wanted, came up with everything that we asked for, adding his own unique creativity. He communicated with us throughout the whole process taking out much of the stress and any issues were thoughtfully resolved. I have an amazing kitchen that is superbly made yet practical. In addition to that Howard and Adam were conscientious and reliable delivering on time. I cannot stress the attention to detail and quality of the workmanship of Howard and would thoroughly recommend him. He is a brilliant designer and his passion for his work shows through."
Lounge Alcove Display Units
"After deliberating about designs we decided to seek out a Cabinet Maker. Howard came and drew exactly what we were looking for. He was excellent at talking us through designs and ensuring we were happy at each stage. The alcoves were a strange size but this was not too much trouble for Howard. We now have a beautiful piece of furniture which we never tire of looking at A* Cabinet Maker and Designer – Thank you Howard you have excelled yourself and our expectations"