Atkey and Company, our sister company, are based with us in Cheddar, Somerset.
The company was set up by Bruce Hodgson of Artichoke and Michael Costello in 2009 after it became apparent that there was a real need for authentic and historically correct period mouldings and architectural joinery among the building firms we were working with. We regularly noticed building firms using poor quality and historically inaccurate architraves and mouldings on significant period properties. The reason for this was because access to authentic designs was hard to come by and the knowledge was simply not there.
Atkey and Company designs and manufactures historically authentic architectural joinery for architects, builders, designers and private clients, and in the short period since launching has established an excellent reputation, supplying prestigious residential and commercial developments in London, the UK and internationally.
Atkey re-introduced the hierarchical family of timber mouldings to this 1847 Belgavia house by the architect Thomas Cubitt.
Atkey’s main focus is in the production of exemplary architectural joinery from the best known periods of British Belgravia house by Thomas Cubitt
Atkey’s knowledge of British period joinery is supported by an extensive archive of historical joinery. This unique collection of over 20,000 examples of architectural joinery (dating from the Tudor period onwards) provides the critical reference points on which they advise clients. Each item in the archive can be traced back to a named and dated building, giving architects and designers the confidence that the architectural joinery profiles being used for their projects are precise and historically correct.
An essential part of the Atkey service is the interpretation of classical design and the application of historical knowledge to define detail appropriate to a particular setting which fits with the overall design of a property.
Atkey has worked with many of the leading contemporary architectural and interior design practices on the refurbishment of properties designed by some of the great names of British architecture including John Nash, James Burton, Sir John Soane, Thomas Cubitt, Richard Norman Shaw and Sir Edwin Lutyens.
Atkey and Company were employed to reinstate the lost detail to Pell Well Hall, a Grade II* listed house. Their suggestions were approved by English Heritage without alteration.
They will typically work with clients to identify the best architectural joinery solution for their project, using their extensive archive and unparalleled knowledge of period joinery. The Atkey service allows clients to access the best designs of the past and retain the historical integrity of their property.
Artichoke and Atkey work closely together, both physically and often on the same projects. Their knowledge and resources are unique and valuable, and we’d be delighted to introduce you to Michael Costello. Please contact us on (0)1934 745281 and we’d be happy to introduce you.