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This full height kitchen extension to a iisted 16th century cottage makes the most of the stunning views over the lovely south downs. Constructed in durable timber with a hand painted finish and polished oak interiors, the kitchen furniture perfectly complements its historic setting. It features a huge double bowl farmhouse sink, a wide Gaggenau oven, an electric Aga and Fisher Paykel fridge freezer, all cleverly incorporated in a challenging space. The overhead extractor was seamlessly concealed within salvaged oak beams.


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Along with everyone else we haven’t been able to entertain our friends over the last year or so. But with life returning to a version of normal we plan a series of food based events soon. Keep watching this space!


Unusually, we were invited to refresh a home we had completely renovated decades ago. Seizing the opportunity to improve the layout and provide access to the garden, we created a lovely new kitchen that we hope will last many more decades


Just finished, this carefully designed kitchen sits in a new oak framed extension to a 16th century cottage. Made to our usual excacting standards using the finest materials we expect it to last at least another century!


Beautifully crafted in hardwood with a lead roof, this Edwardian style extension features a solid timber tonque and groove interior, and is part of a complete renovation of this grade 11 listed farmhouse including a stunning kitchen. The kitchen features granite and solid oak surfaces.


Another stunning demo and supper with star chef Nik Westacott

We are now Hanex specialists and can create many things out of this versatile material.

Our most recent office is now up and running. A solid structure designed using maple to give a light and airy feel to the space.

Jayne Sandys-Renton had a great response from guests at the launch of her ‘Last Light’ exhibition. Thank you to everyone who came and watch this space for updates on upcoming shows.

Art Exhibition


This waterside kitchen with marvellous views of the idyllic Chichester harbour was made from maple with oak interiors.

When painting your dog it can be difficult to know where to start. Thankfully we had the award winning artist Trudy Redfern in to teach our bunch of aspiring artists and animal lovers how to capture their dogs individual personalities on canvas.



“You are such a lovely person Trudy and the day was so calming and fun, thank you.”






After a beautiful walk along the Trundle with breathtaking views across West Sussex, we took our rested models back to The Valdoe Studios to begin the masterclass. A home cooked lunch ensued followed by a successful afternoon of art. The class was such a hit we are already planning the next date, so if you missed the last one and would like to get involved please contact info@timjasper.co.uk


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This industrial chic kitchen in an 18th century townhouse features hand painted cabinets with pewter and limed oak surfaces. The island incorporates a small sink for preparing vegetables and the pewter shelves are illuminated with LED lighting. Note the curved china cabinet.

Because each cabinet is individually designed and made, we will find effective solutions for awkward corners, and where space is limited we will use every inch available. We will design a kitchen that has everything to hand, just where you need it. We will ensure that the surfaces are at the height to suit you, and design ingenious storage systems to reduce the risk of back strain.

Things are all go with the installation of a beautiful duck egg blue, painted kitchen.

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A double butler sink fits in perfectly with the fresh, country style design. Watch his space for more updates to see how this kitchen comes together.















Some brilliant work was produced by our students at our ‘Painting the horse’ art course!Under award winning artist Trudy Redferns guidance students were able to let loose with a variety of mixed media materials and came away with a finished portrait on canvas of our two beautiful models.

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For more information on our upcoming courses please email info@timjasper.co.uk

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Maple with birds eye maple panels. This features pull down upper hanging rails, a leather sofa, and ingenious use of space.

This home study in polished maple also had to double as a spare bedroom. A fold out bed is ingeniously concealed behind doors under the desk, and the furniture was carefully designed to provide comfortable space around the bed.

Hand painted maple, with polished oak interiors and granite surfaces.

This kitchen features a walk in larder and an appliance garage, and was created to replace a kitchen installed in the 1970’s. Our only brief; to come up with a kitchen that would last another 50 years.


Each project is personally designed and supervised by Tim Jasper.

Tim was educated at Midhurst Grammar School in West Sussex, from where he planned to take up a career designing yachts. However, a quirk of fate led him to become guardian of a dilapidated National Trust mansion near Midhurst, which awoke a lifetime interest in architecture and historic buildings. From there he established a business with designer Johnny Grey, creating new interiors and furniture informed by classic decorative techniques and motifs which at that time were truly out of fashion. New kitchens resembled laminate covered laboratories, and Tim and Johnny railed against this creating warm, interesting environments and reintroducing forgotten features such as butlers sinks and wooden draining boards.

Tim has since honed his design skills and has acted as designer and consultant to organisations such as Forte, Grand Metropolitan and the National Trust, and indirectly for the Royal Household. Though he has chiefly worked in the private sector, creating new interiors, furniture and particularly kitchens, he has also designed restaurant and retail interiors. He became a member of the Chartered Society of Designers in 1981, and was elected a member of the Chelsea Arts Club in 1983.



We pride ourselves on service and our designers will oversea your project from beginning to end. Our workshops and design studios are based at Goodwood, near the georgian city of Chichester in West Sussex. A tradition of quality craftsmanship has developed in this region over the centuries, with the countries finest yacht builders and national institutions such as West Dean college based nearby.  Our craftsmen and specialists are drawn from this tradition, and have also been instrumental in the restoration and repair of historic houses such as Uppark, the fine National Trust mansion severely damaged by fire.


Uppark House

The principal members of the current team first came together at Uppark, the National Trust Mansion destroyed by fire, where Tim was employed to design and manage the restoration of the finely carved state rooms. A group of crafts people was assembled to carry out the repairs, and when the project was finished some of these joined Tim at the Valdoe to apply their unique expertise to the construction of new interiors, as well as the restoration of old ones.

Since then they have played a role in the restoration of Windsor castle, worked on numerous National Trust properties including Igtham Mote and Kew, and have produced countless interiors for private clients.


sRead the full article online here. See exclusive images of Tim’s country home and how his furniture, team and dog Hamish create the perfect design combination.



A classic design in solid maple, this home office includes a large partners desk.

The stunning curved reception desk was made from solid walnut strips stretched over a birch plywood frame, using boat construction techniques.

Gloss lacquer; polished walnut

We created a number of pieces for this busy office, including the high gloss reception desk and a number of storage cabinet in walnut.

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A great success at our artists lunch! Robert Eadie wowed guests with his controversial techniques ranging from setting fire to canvases (shown only on slideshow) to throwing paint at the canvas (demonstrated live!)

A fantastic 3 course lunch was served using West Sussex finest produce with one guest accidentally trying to eat the decorative plasticine. This aside everyone thoroughly enjoyed the fresh trout salad with quails eggs and the cucumber and mint soup whilst Robert was in the background creating his masterpiece.
The afternoon culminated in one lucky guests number being drawn and winning the painting that had been materialising over the course of the day. 

Great company, delicious food and beautiful art.


Oak cabinets, with oak and granite surfaces.

Set in a new extension within a large village house in West Sussex, this kitchen provides a warm, comfortable living space. It incorporates our trademark full height cabinets, featuring an appliance garage, refrigerator housing and larder, a huge French farmhouse sink and a versatile island.


Simple painted kitchen,

Painted ash, with honed black granite surfaces.

Situated in a converted Edwardian school, this  simple painted  kitchen forms part of a total renovation carried out by Tim Jasper

This bedroom and bathroom set in a converted Edwardian school in central London combines a walk in shower, cast iron bath, and features traditional tiling and stained oak floors. It formed part of the complete renovation of this unusual flat carried out by Tim Jasper

The original kitchen in this timber framed listed farmhouse was small, dark and uninviting. We brought the kitchen into this light, airy Orangery, which also connected the existing dining and sitting rooms and became very much the heart of the house. The new structure was cleverly connected to the previous kitchen space using a fully glazed link, and the roof over provided a large decked balcony accessible from the master bedroom.

Screen Shot 2014-07-07 at 16.47.44Explore your creative side with courses held at The Valdoe. Email info@timjasper.co.uk for updates on the latest courses we have to offer.


In solid and veneered maple, this lower ground floor library and media room features the latest technology whilst retaining a classic contemporary feel.

Based on traditional showmans’s living vans,  our beautiful garden wagons make romantic extra bedrooms on wheels which generally do not need planning consent. Available in a wide range of configurations, and sizes, each garden wagon is built from scratch to our clients specifications. The garden wagon shown here features hand beaten copper panels  and exotic silk hangings.

Tim Jasper worked with their celebrity clients on every aspect of their Surrey estate,  including the bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchen and panelled dining room. They also created an orangery and pool room in green oak, incorporating a spa, garden kitchen and infinity pool, as well as a helicopter pad, hangar and deluxe tennis pavilion.

Tim Jasper designed and managed every element of the renovation of this large ski chalet in Megeve in record time. The brief included the creation of five bathrooms, a new kitchen, staff quarters, a spa and Moroccan style steam room.

This serves as a pool room, complete with changing area and shower, a summer kitchen and dining area, and an entertainment space. It also provides a large limestone tiled balcony connecting to the master bedroom suite above, with a purpose made Indian tent for use in the summer months. Though traditionally built using green oak it features the latest technology including colour changing LED lighting and a fully integrated music and cinema system.


Tim Jasper designed and obtained planning consent for a glazed extension to this grade 11 listed village house, incorporating a lovely natural ash kitchen.

Tim Jasper created this maple dressing room for a Sussex aristocrat as part of a larger renovation of their new country house.

This living room featured an enormous TV fixed to a rotating bracket to allow it to be housed in the chimney breast. This formed part of a larger scheme carried out by Tim Jasper including a new kitchen, bedrooms and bathrooms.

This features a double height living area with a fully functioning kitchen, limestone flooring with underfloor heating, and a working fireplace. A plasma screen over the fireplace is cleverly hidden behind a large print, and can be revealed at the touch of a button. The doors concertina to create a full width opening so the game can be watched from the comfort of the sofas! Other facilities include a shower & WC, a changing room, and a large massage room.

Staggeringly staggered bookcases for a Sussex house. Books vary in depth, so these clever bookcases vary in depth as well. Shallower books in the centre, deeper books towards the outside. Simple!


Designed for a large family featuring many enthusiastic cooks and made from maple with walnut inlaid flush doors, this kitchen is both practical and stylish.


An elegant library in polished maple for an elegant house. Featuring classic columns with hand turned capitals and bases, and a purpose made maple and stainless steel ladder, drinks cabinet and LED TV.

Painted Victorian Country Kitchen

Hand painted ash; marble surfaces

Designed to fit into the imposing Victorian kitchen block of a beautiful Jacobean mansion, the new kitchen had to match the awesome proportions of the original kitchen, while becoming very much the living heart of the home. Above all, our client, an enthusiastic and accomplished cook, needed a practical well planned kitchen with efficient, modern appliances.

Regency Inlaid Maple

Ash with walnut inlays; granite surfaces

Situated on the ground floor of a Georgian house, this compact kitchen has to cater for a busy family and incorporates a myriad of ingenious storage solutions.


The principal members of the current team first came together at Uppark, the National Trust Mansion destroyed by fire, where Tim was employed to design and manage the restoration of the finely carved state rooms. A group of crafts people was assembled to carry out the repairs, and when the project was finished some of these joined Tim at the Valdoe to apply their unique expertise to the construction of new interiors, as well as the restoration of old ones.

Since then they have played a role in the restoration of Windsor castle, worked on numerous National Trust properties including Igtham Mote and Kew, and have produced countless interiors for private clients.


SubZero and Wolf







We supply the full range of SubZero cooling appliances, widely considered to be the finest on the market, along with superlative Wolf freestanding ranges, ovens and cooktops. SubZero’s range includes humidity and temperature controlled wine and beverage cabinets, refrigerated drawers, and vast refrigerators, all built to last a lifetime.

viking range

We have been supplying superb American made Viking appliances for years, but they haven’t been available in the UK for a little while. They are now back in force, with a comprehensive after sales service and lots of new exciting products, including a range of outdoor appliances we plan to display in the Spring.

We already have fully operational Viking professional all gas ranges on display in our West Sussex showroom, so clients can come and test their superlative cooking performance for themselves! We also plan a series of cookery demonstrations in the New Year. Keep watching the web site for details, or subscribe to our newsletter..

 Like our kitchens Viking appliances are built to last a lifetime. The freestanding ranges, ovens and cook tops offer professional performance, with powerful, infinitely controllable gas hobs and superb gas and electric ovens. They are available in a number of hob combinations, including griddles and BBQ’s, and their ovens are consistently rated the best for all round cooking performance. No wonder that a number of professional chefs and restaurants use them

  • “You have finished the kitchen and it has become such a wonderful room! Thank you for all the advice and thoughts you have put into it, we absolutely love it!”

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