Our People

Altham Oak comprises dedicated and passionate professionals, each with varying qualifications and skillsets but all with the same enthusiasm for delivering bespoke structures that highlight the aesthetic and tactile beauty, aroma and feel of natural wood through traditional craftsmanship and carpentry skills.

All of our staff are approachable and knowledgeable, with the same desire to achieve complete customer satisfaction. Dealing with Altham Oak allows clients face-to-face access with the individual carpenters responsible for the work undertaken, resulting in better relationships based on consultation and accountability.

Find out more about our people below

Gareth Collins

Gareth has a Civil Engineering background working for a Local Authority for most of his career, then a love for rustic timber structures drew him to working with Oak; having this background helps with advising on appropriate section sizes.

Liam Casey

Liam also has a love for working with Oak and his technical framing ability helps us to push the limits of design whilst of course honouring the traditional techniques that Altham Oak holds of its core value.

Stuart Grundy

Stuart served a ‘traditional’ apprenticeship and gained a HNC in Building before eventually spending over 20 years as a building surveyor. He returned to the trade over a decade ago, bringing extensive carpentry and joinery experience, plus a true ‘passion for the craft’.

Chris Barber

Chris joined the team in May 2013. Chris brings 6 years of expertise in building rustic oak furniture and chainsaw sculpture artworks.  Much of his work was carried out for Local Authorities.