About me

Andrew Donaldson in my workshop

I have worked for over 30 years in the construction industry, specialising in installing wood flooring for the last 10.

I am also a qualified tree surgeon, so you could say that in one way or another, I have spent my entire life working with wood.

Cat stuck in a tree. Photo: Fir0002 at flagstaffotos.com.au

One of the more unusual facts about me is that I was trained by York Agricultural College to rescue cats from trees and have the qualification to prove it. By the way, we didn't use real cats but stuffed toys! More

Customer comments

"1st class job - fantastic finish. Really pleased!", Mrs Jagger, Silkstone Common

"Thank you for a superb job"
T.R. Harrogate

"A real quality job. many thanks."
Mrs P., Newsome

The originals of these unsolicited comments are available on request. Plus, I will happily put you in touch with previous customers if you would like an independent opinion about my work

Brocklesby Hall

Brocklesby Hall during refurbishment. Photo: www.tree-ringdating.co.uk








Built by Charles Pelham around 1730, Brocklesby has been enlarged several times and was rebuilt after a serious fire in 1898. My task was to replace the floors in the Morning Room and Great Hall

New installation of an oak floor in the hallway of a 17th century farmhouse in Hull. Photo: A.D.

Picture caption: Above - The Morning Room at Brocklesby Hall as it looked in 1934. Below: Testing different finishes on the newly re-laid floor.

Testing different finishes on the newly re-laid floor in the Morning Room.