Picture framing is an art form in itself and our frames are produced to world recognised industry standard. Head framer Willy Magee is a Fine Art Trade Guild Commended Framer, with Andy Brown now well on his way to attaining the same accolade. This section explains the various processes that we go through to produce a stunning frame for any piece of artwork you may have.
Having first considered the style of the artwork itself, the next thing we do is to find out where your picture will be hung. We carefully consider lighting, wall colour, other decorations and general room style to ensure that your new addition will not just blend into its location, but actually enhance the room. Having established this we are then able to recommend the most appropriate combination of mounts, mouldings and glazing, and suggest anything else that we feel would augment the frame.
Once we have presented our framing recommendation we will also provide you with a detailed written quote, giving you piece of mind before you confirm your order.
We then get started with the manufacturing process. First we cut the moulding sections and assemble the frame using a V-nailer and glue. We give special attention in assembling the corner joints to ensure the highest quality finish. Once the glue is set the frame is ready for fitting.
The mount is then painstaking cut by hand to make certain of a clean, sharp finish. Having selected the most suitable type of glass (where appropriate) it is then cut to shape, providing the last of our component parts. The stack is now ready for fitting.
Your artwork is attached to a barrier board and the mount is then hinged to this. The glass is then inserting into the moulding, followed by the mount, artwork and finally the backing plate.
The last stage is securely attaching a hanging wire to the back of the frame, before placing the frame in a protective cover to avoid any damage during storage or transportation.
If you have any further questions about the art of framing Willy and Andy are only too happy to help!