Horner Roberts – about us
Horner Roberts was officially formed in 2007 following a long-standing collaboration between Horner’s Furniture and cabinetmaker Paul Roberts. The company has grown steadily but still offers a personal service: every installation is fitted under the direct supervision of either Richard or Paul.
Richard Horner built his first kitchen in 1979, and from 1990 was running Horner’s Furniture to satisfy the demand for quality bespoke kitchens. Richard’s passion is finding aesthetic and practical solutions when designing interiors for both period and modern buildings.
Paul Roberts is a highly skilled cabinetmaker, chair and furniture maker. He has also spent a number of years installing bespoke kitchens. In this collaboration, Paul has brought his furniture production skills to bear on Richard’s designs, significantly raising the overall quality of the work being produced..
Ordering furniture from Horner Roberts
We are situated in a beautiful part of Dorset. Although it is a little off the beaten track , we encourage you to pay us a visit in Farrington to see some examples of our work
Most commissions begin with a phone call or an email. Following every serious enquiry, either Paul or Richard will visit you at home. They will listen to your requirements and discuss the possibilities with you. They will also want carry out a survey of the space and make sure that the furniture they design is sympathetic with the architecture of your home.
The designs for your furniture are developed in our Farrington office. We have more than thirty years’ experience of tackling design problems. We don’t necessarily arrive at the ultimate solution straight away, so a little patience is sometimes required! We will present you with a set of plans and elevations so that you can see what we envisage and we will let you know the projected cost of your project.
In the last five years, the cost of our kitchen projects have ranged from £9,000 and £45,000. Most of them have been in the £15000 to £25000 range.
When we have a broad agreement, we put the final details to the design , draw up a full specification and ask you for a deposit in order to begin the work.
Manufacture and Fitting
The furniture is exclusively made in our Farrington workshop and customers are encouraged to visit while the work is in progress.
We will work out a schedule for the installation and liaise with any outside contractors who may be involved. If the project involves building work, decorating, plumbing, electrical installation and so on, we can provide qualified contractors to carry out the work, but we will maintain overall control of the job. The furniture is exclusively made in our Farrington workshop and customers are encouraged to visit while the work is in progress.
Handing Over and Guarantee
Before handing over to you, Paul or Richard will check the installation thoroughly. The furniture is designed for you, and we like to satisfy ourselves that you are completely happy with it. For further reassurance we will guarantee your furniture against any faulty materials or workmanship for a period of five years from the date of completion of the installation.