About the company
A love of carpentry, a good old-fashioned solid apprenticeship and four years in marketing and sales – a background that created the perfect blueprint for a bespoke furniture business that’s now nearly 20 years old.
It was 1995 when partners Stuart Heaven and Howard Stubbs joined forces to create their very first company, Heaven and Stubbs. For Howard, it was the realisation of a lifetime’s dream.
“Stuart and I worked seven days a week, often through the night to establish our business. Then, after learning the ups and downs associated with its set up, we decided that we needed to focus on what we wanted to be good at –bespoke furniture.
“Having spent many years researching the subject of bespoke furniture, the one thing that shone out every single time was the feeling that not only could we could create such home furniture, but we could also make a difference in the quality and design with no limitations on what could be achieved,” said Howard.
Their craftsmen use different materials, including timber, glass, metals and polyesters to create specific, unique, top quality designs that are second to none.
“It’s now 19 years since the business was established and I feel that I have learned more in the last four years than the many years before,” said Howard.
“I’m excited about the future of our business, and my goal is to keep those values that we’ve always had – those of quality, forging great relationships with our clients and focusing on the recommendation side of our business.
“I truly believe that the relationship between us and you, our client, is the most important thing. We are here to design and create your products, to deliver when we say we will, and to be there in the future if you ever need us.”
When coming to Heaven & Stubbs for your new project, whether it be a kitchen, study, bathroom or bedroom, the process will result in an end product that is uniquely your own. Many customers will come to us with a concept, an idea or dream that they would like to create. The first step is for us to build a relationship – we will meet with you on the phone, and face to face. This type of information gathering will help us find out about the project, and determine exactly what is required.
Following this, we will visit the home if it is a remodelling or renovation, or an architectural home if it is a brand new house. We will get a feeling for what you like, and what you do not like. At this time we will also photograph the room, and out of every window. Once we have all the basics in place, we will provide you with a draft 3-D design, that is very adjustable – as a bespoke company, we want your project to be exactly as you wish.
Once you have provided us with your feedback, and settled on the details of what you would like, we will then set you up with a cost for the project – we do not charge for the design process. Once agreed upon, you will receive an e-mail with multiple 3-D images seven to 10 days following – any changes necessary are made and the final quote is provided. We will then place the order for the project, agree on a date for the make and install.
Very detailed CAD drawings are then created, allowing each piece to be specifically built for your purpose. We will go through these drawings with you, and update them. A choices meeting detailing all the little things will follow, including colour, wood, detail, granite and handles. The drawings and details are then sent to the workshop for production.
Manufacturing of the project will usually take between three to six weeks, depending on the size, and installation will take between two and three weeks, also depending on size.
Heaven & Stubbs is a registered company in England and Wales: 06907946