Phone: 07956 471084


Colvin Brothers is a South London based joinery company that specialises in the "one off" quality product and gives that old fashioned service, such as turning up at the appointed time and doing the job at the estimated price with no extras tagged on at the end. They even clean up when they have finished!

The company was founded by master cabinet maker, Robert Colvin, in the early 1950s. After his death in 1980 two of his sons, Bob and John formed a partnership to continue the business. Having set up their own well-equipped workshop in the Crystal Palace area they set out to find work.

Early work

Bob and John's first contract was converting large Victorian and Georgian properties into flats. However, they soon became aware that they could not buy "off the shelf" many of the original fittings such as sash windows and the very ornate front doors that made these houses unique - so they made them, and still do.

They not only make them in the original style but with the same construction i.e. wedged mortise and tenon joints. Their work became noticed by other conversion companies and they were commissioned to manufacture and fit built-in units such as fireside alcove cupboards/bookcases and wardrobes in true period style.

More recently they have been making quite a few contemporary pieces of built-in and freestanding furniture.

Latest work

Colvin Brothers also manufacture and fit kitchen units. These can be made in any style to blend in with existing units, either in wood, for staining or waxing, or MDF for a painted finish. Their prices are very competitive, especially when you consider that they are handmade and can be crafted to suit even the most awkwardly shaped room.

The company will also undertake such carpentry work as fitting doors, dado and picture rails, radiator covers and skirting etc.

Nearly all of the work done to date by Bob and John has been the result of recommendations.

Portfolio gallery

An on-line portfolio of past work is here and includes some recent (and not-so recent) testimonials.

Geographical coverage and Contact details

Colvin Brothers serve clients in the SW & SE London postcode areas, as well as Kent and Surrey. For more information or a free estimate, please contact Bob Colvin on 07956 471084 or email

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