H Brettell and Sons Ltd


We are one of England's oldest automated wood turners and woodturning companies as well as one of the largest manufacturers of trade stairparts in London and the surrounding area.

As a family-run automatic wood turners and our business has been supplying beautiful turned wood products since 1830. From our factory in Forest Gate in the heart of East London, we supply to companies nationwide. Our outstanding services for trade customers include orders over £150 delivered free within the M25.

Precision Wood Workers

All our items are crafted from trusted and reputable timber merchants who belong to the Timber Trades Federation, who in turn source their wood from sawmills who endorse forest management schemes from around the world including the Forest Stewardship Council.

Our precision wood workers know with ethical forest management there will always be plenty of high quality timber for generations to come. There are over 4,000 species of timber in the world and a wealth of commercial timbers in use. The three principal timbers our precision wood workers use are redwood, oak and sapele.

Handrail and Moulding Manufacturers

We are handrail and moulding manufacturers and produce a diversity of solid timber staircases with a unique range of spindle and newel post design.

Our handrail and moulding services include the design and fitting of wreathed handrails and our professional design and installation service provides our customers with expert advice.

We also produce our own designs of skirting boards, architrave blocks and timber mouldings. Our softwood staircases are produced from PEFC and FSC timbers. Our stair parts and staircases are distributed throughout the UK by courier.


We have an extensive range of stairparts including square turned newels, spindles and caps as well as many other styles of spindles, newels and handrails, all supplied from stock.

To keep the price of our stairparts as low as possible, we supply a complete range of plain square newels with spindle blanks and flat caps. Our Crown and Victorian oval handrail is enriched by a variety of fittings to produce continuous runs at a cost-effective price.

Wreathed Handrail

A geometrical staircase with hand carved wreathed handrail is at the heart of many of the UK’s most prestigious buildings. With the advancement of modern 5 Axis CNC Technology, the manufacturing process has been brought into the 21st century. Large scale projects are scanned, programmed and manufactured with accuracy and precision which complements the skills of traditional hand methods. The Oak, Mahogany and Black Walnut handrails are hand sanded and finished for that professional touch.

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