At Wood Works Brighton we design, create and fit bespoke kitchens and fitted furniture all under one roof in the heart of Sussex. This is our adventure so far.
2003-2006 New challenges
Before Wood Works was formerly established René and François ( South African, not French- long story) worked as site carpenters renovating and converting one bedroom flats into two bedroom flats around the Brighton area. During this time both brothers would go travelling for long periods. René drove from Nairobi to Cape Town and François backpacked from Mexico city to Rio de Janeiro.
2006-2008 Rustic precission
François met Mike ( a German master carpenter ) Together they unofficially established Wood Works whilst operating from François neighbours garden mostly specialising in rustic reclaimed timber furniture and hand crafted kitchens. Mike was incredibly strict. This was the most accurate rustic furniture you’d ever seen. They serviced all of Brighton via bicycle and Bob trailers. Mike had a love for Graffiti and Spanish culture, To this day Mike is still somewhere in South America.
2009-2010 Defender days:
With Mike living off the grid in South America, the brothers René and François united again after long traveling stints. Deep down it is many South Africans dream to drive from the UK all the way down to South Africa. Perhaps purchasing the Land rover was a way of tickling that itch. However, they settled down and started to develop a unique style and approach to what was then a non trendy market. Wood Works was gaining momentum and establishing a reputation of being different.
2010-2015 Roof over our heads:
A work shop space under Brighton train station became available. This was both nerve wrecking and exciting times. The work shop was a great environment and became a new home. Wood Works Brighton Ltd was formerly established. Inspiration, creativity, collaborations grew as the team expanded and word got out that WWB were the go to company for innovative ideas, creative designs and willing to take on any challenge. The team completed many shop fits around Brighton, many of which unfortunately are no longer around. Taylor St Barista, Small Batch Coffee, Ground Coffee, Wild Cherry, Fil Fil, Infinity Foods Cafe, SuNoSo, Chris Ellies, Etalio, Manja wrap, Wafel meister, Samual Chapman, Zushi, Tom Foolery, Vapour, Beach hut cafe, Sanctuary Cafe,
2016-present To the country side
After bursting at the seams under Brighton Rail way station WWB decided to move out to the beautiful Sussex country side.The Team wound down the shopfitting side of the business as René set up a summer mountain biking guiding business in the Italian Mountains ( mostly to service the brothers desire for adrenaline ) WWB continued to grow in the domestic property renovation market, teaming up with interior designers, architects and builders to create beautiful bespoke kitchens and furniture for you.
We want to thank every one of our clients, colleagues and suppliers for being on this adventure with us.
We hope you can join us also.