About Us

Where time-honoured design and twenty-first century technology meet.


Our story started in 1884 when a 21 year old man named George Barnsdale purchased a plot of land in Donington Market Place, comprising of a house, workshop and a storage shed for timber. He began a small carpentry business that soon built a reputation on quality craftsmanship. When George sadly passed away the business was handed down to his sons – Walter and Frederick.

George Barnsdale

George Barnsdale


Original George Barnsdale buisness card


And so it has continued; from one generation to the next, we have grown and adapted with changing trends, technology and social circumstances. What hasn’t changed over the years is our commitment to the highest quality timber windows and doors. We blend detailed design with premium materials and cutting edge technologies to ensure our windows and doors are as enduring as they are beautiful.

Every window and door is precision manufactured at our Donington-based factory using state of the art robotic machinery, and then finished by hand. Hand finishing our products is crucial to achieving our own quality standards. Our skilled craftsmen, many of whom have developed within the business through our apprenticeship scheme, hang and glaze the windows and the final quality check ensures all products leave the factory in perfect condition.

To find out more about our approach to crafting timber windows and doors, please visit Our Services page.

Our Services