Snagging! 12.06.15

13.06.15

Snagging what's it all about. Chordal Green HQ.

Our fitting crews are always hot and you know it! It is 25 degrees in London and they have been sweating over two projects in the smoke today.

Both locations are completely fitted and at 'snagging' stage and no this does not involve our fitters wearing snagged stockings if you were politely wondering but too shy to ask...
'Snagging' is slang for the painful stage where your client asks you to fix any mistakes you have not spotted or to change things they no longer want - before sign off and final payment.

Meanwhile back at HQ the three of us, Deborah, Deborah's dog 'River' and yours t, swelter in our metal barn, until River can't take the heat any longer and takes Debs for a cooling walk before the rain.

Cloudscape 5.5.15

6.05.15

Our landlord is a farmer and his crops are battered by fast winds.
Picture caption: We love these clouds!

Fast winds and cloudscape.

Hedgerows In High Winds 5.5.15

6.05.15

Picture caption: Spring Cow Parsley in the hedgerows at the field edges - Blasted!

Fields buffeted by wind.

It's Sooo Windy 5.5.15

6.05.15

Chordal Green is battered by high winds. This is a picture blog of how it feels to be here working through the blast and fury of today's gales. It's 1.30 in the morning and still cookin' up a storm outside our workshop.
Picture caption: Running into head winds.

Lipping! Yep thought this might get your attention. 28.3.15

28.04.15

There are so many peculiar things about being a joiner - the least of which is getting splinters in your knees, don't ask...
Our joiners are hot and quite beautiful to work alongside but their Lipping is the best.

Okay don't get too excited it is just a fancy term for 'edging' a rough side of wood with veneer - one of the most strange joiner's terms in common use. Here we have a door which is in the process of being 'Lipped'.

More intriguing joinery terms to follow - watch this space.

Running in to the sunset! 11.4.15

11.04.15

Everyone at CG is so fit... Josh our pin-up on the website is our ace fitter and it seems to be an occupational hazard that goes with the job - our team looks as if they work out for a couple of hours every day at a gym. To be honest there is no time to do this - this level of fitness is a by-product of the physical hard work our team put in here at CG.

Well almost everyone is fit…

Having been soundly thrashed in a 3k run by her small children, Ali our marketing person has taken to running every day. At 7.30 am most mornings you can catch her running along the Thames Barrier path, however, on CG days these industrial-chic runs are replaced by romantic, rural runs around the farm.

Photo caption: A first and last ever selfie of Ali - running towards the most beautiful sunset near Chordal Green’s workshop today - awesome!

It's a Hard Day's Night 10.4.15

10.04.15

Forgive the silence - we have been so busy. We are working on four projects simultaneously and our teams are fitting two at a time - so we are working at full stretch and it has involved long working hours and a touch of the Dunkirk spirit.

We are always on the look out for more projects to work on, so feel free to email us if you need a young-ish, high-end joinery company, that works hard and fast. We love working on complete re-fits - including bars and restaurants. We are also just as happy working on domestic interiors for private clients, property developers, architects, and interior designers.

Picture caption: Laurie takes a break at Ronnie Scott's - CG refitted the Sing & Green Rooms.

Our Newest Recruit

17.02.15

Meet ‘River’ - Deborah’s darling ‘Sprocker’ puppy. River is Deborah’s constant companion as she works in CG’s office and is an extremely welcome member of our team.

River is already an expert at vacuuming the office, emptying and upcycling the contents of our bins all over the floor and retrieving fallen invoices and eating them.

River works hard at her sawing and joinery – slicing her way through bones and gently sucking her chewy monkey – a sausage-shaped furry monkey toy – so good that she has two in case one gets lost (a familiar tactic used by parents with toddlers apt to lose their favourite comfort toy).

This Sprocker’s ability to look cute and sit neatly on our office sofa is another one of her many skills. River is a very hard working puppy, when not dusting or hoovering, River watches us work in the office with great interest – regularly falling asleep when it gets too busy for us to talk with her, or our conversation about Biscuit Joints does not involve dog biscuits but boring old bits of wood.

River loves shoe laces and leather hand bags too – so if you come to Chordal Green’s office stick to wearing your furry slippers, don’t wear your Converse and leave your Chanel handbag at home.

Snow!

30.01.15

Snow, Workshop, Harlow, Oak, IT, Wood Lipping

Chordal Green’s workshop is on the left and one of our favourite oak trees (no we are not eyeing it up for our next client’s kitchen), glistens as the snow melts from its branches.

CG’s workshop has never looked so enchanting. Harlow has never looked so enticing or so odd - the southern half of Harlow is sunny while the north of Harlow is covered in a dusting of pure, white snow; not too deep, not too slushy - just perfect.

Meanwhile our team works on despite the chill and the glorious views. No snow ball fights today - we are fitting a large, warehouse sized building in Knightsbridge and our fitting deadline must be met.

Eric our workshop manager makes elegant samples of wooden shelves for a new client to understand better the choices they can make about edges and solid wood lipping (!). A prize involving chocolate will be given to the first person who emails us with the correct definition of 'lumber lipping'.

Meanwhile the office team has struggled through changes with Chordal Green’s IT systems today. We knew it would get messy and horrid. It is far too dusty for our computers to function for long in the workshop - tempted though we might be to work downstairs and admire Eric’s lipping - no tittering at the back there please.

Hastings here we come... 20.1.15 Posted

30.01.15

Hastings, Pinterest and Thread of the Web

Have you spotted the ball yet? Yes you are right this image was not taken today. The light was very uninspiring, it was cold and the wind blew up our Trossachs a bit too much for comfort.

Dull to admit it but we spent the day conscientiously working on CG’s social media with ‘Thread of the Web’ - our super-cool social media and web consultancy based in the centre of Hastings. No frolicking in the sea or saunters to the local fish restaurants for us.

By the time we took a tea break it was dark and so TotW kindly sent this image of Hastings from last summer. Think sunshine, amazing light (which is why Hastings is so popular with media types like Thread of the Web), and episodes of dapper Mr. Foyle.

So now… our Twitter page is more succinct and up to date. LinkedIn looks better, Facebook has been fine-tuned and Pinterest (which we all love at CG), has been scheduled for more work.

If you are Pinterest converts then skip this paragraph you are already in-the-know... We love Pinterest because like Chordal Green it is visually driven. Perfect as a portfolio, tear-sheet keeper, or flexible source book, Pinterest inspires and opens visual horizons - pretty much like a view across the sea from Hastings.

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Snagging! 12.06.15

13.06.15

Snagging what's it all about. Chordal Green HQ.

Our fitting crews are always hot and you know it! It is 25 degrees in London and they have been sweating over two projects in the smoke today.

Both locations are completely fitted and at 'snagging' stage and no this does not involve our fitters wearing snagged stockings if you were politely wondering but too shy to ask...
'Snagging' is slang for the painful stage where your client asks you to fix any mistakes you have not spotted or to change things they no longer want - before sign off and final payment.

Meanwhile back at HQ the three of us, Deborah, Deborah's dog 'River' and yours t, swelter in our metal barn, until River can't take the heat any longer and takes Debs for a cooling walk before the rain.

Cloudscape 5.5.15

6.05.15

Our landlord is a farmer and his crops are battered by fast winds.
Picture caption: We love these clouds!

Fast winds and cloudscape.

Hedgerows In High Winds 5.5.15

6.05.15

Picture caption: Spring Cow Parsley in the hedgerows at the field edges - Blasted!

Fields buffeted by wind.

It's Sooo Windy 5.5.15

6.05.15

Chordal Green is battered by high winds. This is a picture blog of how it feels to be here working through the blast and fury of today's gales. It's 1.30 in the morning and still cookin' up a storm outside our workshop.
Picture caption: Running into head winds.

Lipping! Yep thought this might get your attention. 28.3.15

28.04.15

There are so many peculiar things about being a joiner - the least of which is getting splinters in your knees, don't ask...
Our joiners are hot and quite beautiful to work alongside but their Lipping is the best.

Okay don't get too excited it is just a fancy term for 'edging' a rough side of wood with veneer - one of the most strange joiner's terms in common use. Here we have a door which is in the process of being 'Lipped'.

More intriguing joinery terms to follow - watch this space.

Running in to the sunset! 11.4.15

11.04.15

Everyone at CG is so fit... Josh our pin-up on the website is our ace fitter and it seems to be an occupational hazard that goes with the job - our team looks as if they work out for a couple of hours every day at a gym. To be honest there is no time to do this - this level of fitness is a by-product of the physical hard work our team put in here at CG.

Well almost everyone is fit…

Having been soundly thrashed in a 3k run by her small children, Ali our marketing person has taken to running every day. At 7.30 am most mornings you can catch her running along the Thames Barrier path, however, on CG days these industrial-chic runs are replaced by romantic, rural runs around the farm.

Photo caption: A first and last ever selfie of Ali - running towards the most beautiful sunset near Chordal Green’s workshop today - awesome!

It's a Hard Day's Night 10.4.15

10.04.15

Forgive the silence - we have been so busy. We are working on four projects simultaneously and our teams are fitting two at a time - so we are working at full stretch and it has involved long working hours and a touch of the Dunkirk spirit.

We are always on the look out for more projects to work on, so feel free to email us if you need a young-ish, high-end joinery company, that works hard and fast. We love working on complete re-fits - including bars and restaurants. We are also just as happy working on domestic interiors for private clients, property developers, architects, and interior designers.

Picture caption: Laurie takes a break at Ronnie Scott's - CG refitted the Sing & Green Rooms.

Our Newest Recruit

17.02.15

Meet ‘River’ - Deborah’s darling ‘Sprocker’ puppy. River is Deborah’s constant companion as she works in CG’s office and is an extremely welcome member of our team.

River is already an expert at vacuuming the office, emptying and upcycling the contents of our bins all over the floor and retrieving fallen invoices and eating them.

River works hard at her sawing and joinery – slicing her way through bones and gently sucking her chewy monkey – a sausage-shaped furry monkey toy – so good that she has two in case one gets lost (a familiar tactic used by parents with toddlers apt to lose their favourite comfort toy).

This Sprocker’s ability to look cute and sit neatly on our office sofa is another one of her many skills. River is a very hard working puppy, when not dusting or hoovering, River watches us work in the office with great interest – regularly falling asleep when it gets too busy for us to talk with her, or our conversation about Biscuit Joints does not involve dog biscuits but boring old bits of wood.

River loves shoe laces and leather hand bags too – so if you come to Chordal Green’s office stick to wearing your furry slippers, don’t wear your Converse and leave your Chanel handbag at home.

Snow!

30.01.15

Snow, Workshop, Harlow, Oak, IT, Wood Lipping

Chordal Green’s workshop is on the left and one of our favourite oak trees (no we are not eyeing it up for our next client’s kitchen), glistens as the snow melts from its branches.

CG’s workshop has never looked so enchanting. Harlow has never looked so enticing or so odd - the southern half of Harlow is sunny while the north of Harlow is covered in a dusting of pure, white snow; not too deep, not too slushy - just perfect.

Meanwhile our team works on despite the chill and the glorious views. No snow ball fights today - we are fitting a large, warehouse sized building in Knightsbridge and our fitting deadline must be met.

Eric our workshop manager makes elegant samples of wooden shelves for a new client to understand better the choices they can make about edges and solid wood lipping (!). A prize involving chocolate will be given to the first person who emails us with the correct definition of 'lumber lipping'.

Meanwhile the office team has struggled through changes with Chordal Green’s IT systems today. We knew it would get messy and horrid. It is far too dusty for our computers to function for long in the workshop - tempted though we might be to work downstairs and admire Eric’s lipping - no tittering at the back there please.

Hastings here we come... 20.1.15 Posted

30.01.15

Hastings, Pinterest and Thread of the Web

Have you spotted the ball yet? Yes you are right this image was not taken today. The light was very uninspiring, it was cold and the wind blew up our Trossachs a bit too much for comfort.

Dull to admit it but we spent the day conscientiously working on CG’s social media with ‘Thread of the Web’ - our super-cool social media and web consultancy based in the centre of Hastings. No frolicking in the sea or saunters to the local fish restaurants for us.

By the time we took a tea break it was dark and so TotW kindly sent this image of Hastings from last summer. Think sunshine, amazing light (which is why Hastings is so popular with media types like Thread of the Web), and episodes of dapper Mr. Foyle.

So now… our Twitter page is more succinct and up to date. LinkedIn looks better, Facebook has been fine-tuned and Pinterest (which we all love at CG), has been scheduled for more work.

If you are Pinterest converts then skip this paragraph you are already in-the-know... We love Pinterest because like Chordal Green it is visually driven. Perfect as a portfolio, tear-sheet keeper, or flexible source book, Pinterest inspires and opens visual horizons - pretty much like a view across the sea from Hastings.

Pages