Picture Framing
Here at the framing shop we offer a comprehensive bespoke picture framing service. We are a family owned and run business with shops in Heywood and Middleton.
All the work is carried out in our own workshop at Middleton, near Manchester, by myself Roger, and my two sons Lewis and Thomas.
The work we do is carried out to a high standard with prices to suit most budgets.
In the shop you will be able to choose from over 300 picture moulding samples and well over 100 mount board colours. The mount board we use for all our bespoke framing is Alphamat Artcare which is a unique type of board offering extremely high protection for your artwork from impurities in the atmosphere. Its unique make up traps any such impurities in the board therefore stopping them damaging your artwork.
We also offer a wide range of glazing options: Standard clear float glass, non reflective (diffused) glass, high UV protection glass, and the exceptional quality of Anti Reflective water white glass, which is almost invisible. Please ask to see the samples when you call, you will be amazed at the difference a piece of glass can make to your framed artwork.
We frame pretty much anything (within reason): photos, prints, limited edition prints, original art, canvas stretching and framing, needlework lacing and framing (not every framer laces needlework, some stick or staple them, which in our eyes is a definite no, no ), medals, papyrus and of course football shirt and memorabilia framing, for which we have a separate website www.footballshirtframing.com
Everything is made to your individual requirements, no fitting into standard sizes here, we make everything to suit your artwork.
We often get phone calls and emails asking how much is it to frame my picture, it’s about such a size and I want a black frame? For us this is difficult to answer as there are so many variables to consider, such as does it need a mount, if so a single one or double,does it need dry mounting, what type of glass (if it needs glass), then the frame, we probably have 40 or 50 black frames to choose from. Then I have the dilemma if someone is ringing around for a quote, do they just want to find the cheapest price in which case do I price the cheapest moulding possible, or do I give them a mid-price option in which case they might phone somebody else and they give their cheapest option?
In our opinion the best way to get a quote is to call into one of the shops with your item to be framed and we can actually show you all the options available and you can choose the right one for you. You can walk away with a definite quote and if you would like to shop around you will be able to get quotes from other framers on a like for like basis, which is very important.
Call in for a no obligation quote.