Read what our clients say…

“We are delighted with the balcony Lewis at Imperial Framing constructed for us. He was happy to work from the architect’s drawings and specifications and even improved upon the design using his expertise and understanding of green oak. The attention to detail was excellent and we would have no hesitation in recommending his services.”
Mr & Mrs. L. Uckfield



I would so totally and utterly recommend Lewis and his team from Imperial Framing. This summer they built my family a stunning 3 bay Oak Barn Garage with a room on the top and we are extremely delighted with it. As this is Lewis’ own Company , right from the word go we knew he had passion and vision and an overwhelming desire for a brilliant end result. He was meticulous at the planning stage, walking us through each and every step and importantly was very detailed about the costs. He would offer us solutions , alternatives and valuable cost saving solutions. We felt safe and comfortable with his proposals. The attention to detail at the planning stage without doubt removed a huge amount of stress during the build. Once the build had commenced the team were dedicated and hard working each and every day. Lewis would keep me updated about the schedule. Lewis, Chris and Sam are the most lovely people to have around the place it was sad to see them go ! Tidy, neat and meticulous with detail and finish on whatever they did. At the end of the project Lewis ensured that everything was completed as per the plan and left the site clear of all project build materials. Without doubt Lewis’ work ethic , desire for perfection and the want to ‘over’ meet Customer expectations made this build a dream and we can’t thank him and the boys enough and would shout from the roof tops to spread the good reputation of this company!
Mathews Family, Colemans Hatch, East Sussex


“Lewis recently constructed a beautiful oak porch for us in Nutley. He couldn’t have been more helpful accommodating my requests and the finished result far exceeded my expectations. Overall a very straightforward company to deal with, reasonably priced and beautiful results. Highly recommend”
The Shephards, Nutley, East Sussex




“Excellent professional service at a good price by Lewis, Phil and Chris. Beautiful new porch installed with a high standard of workmanship and on time. Unforeseen extra work taken in their stride with useful suggestions. A pleasure to have them working here. Highly Recommended.”
Brian & Rhoda, Horsted Keynes, W. Sussex



“The team at Imperial Framing have been a pleasure to work with and have left us with a fabulous oak timber conservatory and new porch. They were always courteous and diplomatically able to advise us on what ideas would work and what suggestions might not have the effect we desired. They never hesitated to go the ‘extra’ distance to get something right and they certainly were very knowledgeable about their work. We have already recommended them widely.”
Joanna and Phillip Mumford, Nutley, East Sussex

“It was a real pleasure to have Lewis and Phil constructing our oak-framed garage and Imperial Framing has our highest recommendation. Not only were they extremely hard working, conscientious and diligent but also highly-adept in their traditional skills, concerned to provide value for money and committed to achieving a fabulous result.”
Sally and David Lamb, Sharpthorne, West Sussex

“My family and I are absolutely thrilled with the very impressive oak framed sun room extension which Lewis built for us last year. We loved it in the winter with the log burner and equally in the summer months enjoying the beautiful countryside views in all weathers. It blends in seamlessley with the existing rear of the property and looks like it has always been there and not like a later addition.  We were very impressed with Lewis’ articulate craftsmanship, installation and finishing touches with attention to detail and he took great pride in his work. Lewis overcame the difficulties of the space in which the frame sits with a cleverly engineered design to allow us to have an A-Frame truss which is a stunning feature.

We found Lewis to be very helpful and affable and would highly recommend Imperial Framing Ltd. to anyone considering an oak framed addition to their home.

Wishing you every success with your business in the future.  

Best wishes and a very BIG THANK YOU.”
Alexandra and Clive Robinson, Wivelsfield Green, West Sussex

“Anyone wishing to buy a wood framed garage can do no better than to contact IMPERIAL FRAMING Ltd. LEWIS GIBBS and his crew were fast, courteous and quiet and the price was right. You can do no better than to contact LEWIS GIBBS at IMPERIAL FRAMING for a job well done.”
Brian Barnes, Little Wantley, Storrington, West Sussex

“Lewis and his team at Imperial Framing constructed and fitted a traditional oak porch to our house. Enormous care was taken, not only in the construction itself but also in the design such that it was in keeping with the 400 year old building. We are very happy with the result and can recommend Imperial Framing to anybody who wants attention to detail, quality craftsmanship and a good, honest local company that works with you throughout your project.”
Andrew Beveridge, Chelwood Gate, West Sussex

“We commissioned Imperial Framing to build a bespoke Garden Room with a brief to design it with proportions particular for the hanging of a large work of art. A necessary feature of the design was for the wall panels and shell to be manufactured off site to minimise noise disturbance to our neighbours. The building was to be insulated to regulatory requirements and to incorporate double glazed panels with mullion inserts and to be as nonintrusive as possible to the main dwelling house and gardens. The build was efficient and breathtakingly quick in erection. Lewis was extremely patient and flexible with our changing of the specification of the roof and interior from felt tiles to clay tiles and a plaster finish as opposed to a ply lined interior. The result is a building of beautiful quality and comfort. Details like the doors and windows were of top quality – a standard feature of Imperial Framing’s spec. Having a company whose owner is also the builder with a huge complement of skills reduced the number of men and vehicles on site and gave us a confidence that nothing was lost in communication down the chain of labour. Highly recommended.”
Simon W. Desmond, Newick, East Sussex

“Lewis Gibbs of Imperial Framing Ltd has recently constructed a double carport for us. We were most impressed by the standard of workmanship employed and the hard work carried out by Lewis and his team. Lewis, we found, to be a very reliable and business-like contractor and it was obvious he had a good relationship with the suppliers of the required materials. The work was carried out on schedule. The carport has attracted a number of admirers and we would highly recommend Lewis and his company for similar building works.

We are delighted with the carport and the difference it has made to our property.”
Roger and Sue, Nutley, East Sussex


It is now almost exactly a year since Imperial Framing came and demolished my old, dilapidated, eyesore of a garage and then replaced it with this beautiful cedar wood structure with a lovely pitched and tiled roof. Our brief was to have something in keeping with our house which is a cedar wood Colt bungalow with brick foundation and tiled roof. It is a very good match and has been constantly admired by all our friends and visitors. To have a firm prepared to take on everything – sort out planning permission, demolish the old, erect the new and sort out the drive which got a bit messed up with all the heavy machinery that had to be used – was a great boon. Having to use different firms would have meant a load of extra hassle. If you don’t believe me, may I invite you to come and have a look. Lewis or Harriet can tell you how to contact us.”
J. Cope, Hartfield, East Sussex

“Lewis has worked for us on a number of occasions over the last few years. The quality of the work has always been excellent. He has done a wide range of building jobs, stud walls, roofing, carpentry, tiling, flooring, and particularly plastering. He is very hard working, meticulous, tidy and unerringly cheerful. I have no hesitation in recommending him and indeed would consider a potential client to be lucky to get him.”
Kate Andrews, Eastbourne

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Imperial Framing Ltd

Ashdown Forest
East Sussex

Telephone: 01825 740482