Heritage & Bespoke Joinery Yorkshire

A.P. Male is a highly skilled designer and craftsman, committed to undertaking each commission with passion, care and attention to detail. Specialisms include design, consultation and joinery for listed buildings, conservation and heritage schemes, contemporary projects, interiors, furniture and ecclesiastical joinery.

Welcome to A.P. Male Joinery

Paddy is a craftsman, designer and joinery manufacturer, his business initially launched in Scarborough, North Yorkshire over 20 years ago and is now situated in the beautiful district of Ryedale, ideally situated to serve Malton, York, Scarborough, Filey, Driffield, Beverley, the surrounding towns and villages and beyond.

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About Paddy

Paddy had extensive training with Elliott’s of Reading, a high-level architectural joinery and metalwork specialist contractor; they undertook complete project management of prestigious contracts within the UK, ranging from heritage refurbishment to complex bespoke commissions.

He gained invaluable experience working with Elliot’s setting out and design team. A key part of this role involved working with external designers and architects, transferring their concept ideas into comprehensive working drawings. An eye for detailing coupled with practical workshop experience was a prerequisite facilitating this process. These skills are now applied across all our commissions, from conception to completion, and are particularly useful within the conservation sector, where understanding the historic context of significance is crucial when undertaking projects in a sensitive manner.

Also being a Chartered Builder, gives Paddy a good understanding of the interfaces of building and associated trades which enables appropriate detailing.

Paddy is a Fellow of the Institute of Carpenters, and is also currently studying for an MSC in Conservation of the Historic Environment at Henley Business School, The University of Reading.

A. P. Male M.C.I.O.B   F.I.O.C

Our Areas of Expertise

Heritage, Listed, and Conservation Joinery

Consultation with local authorities and professional bodies can be undertaken when required. This may include heritage statements and detailed specific drawings relating to the scope of works. An informed understanding of the historical development of architectural joinery through the centuries, from stately homes to vernacular buildings, facilitates appropriate detailing. A key consideration when carrying out works is understanding the significance of a building and its setting.

Architectural Joinery

Years of experience in architectural joinery design and manufacturing coupled with careful detailing and thought, combined with a passion for a top quality outcome for each individual project is at the heart of all commissions undertaken. Architectural joinery is designed to complement the surroundings whether in a contemporary or heritage setting. We also work with architects.

Beautiful Traditionally Manufactured Bespoke Joinery

  • Entrance doors
  • Internal doors
  • Bookcases
  • Libraries
  • Room panelling
  • Conservatories and glasshouses
  • Staircases
  • Joinery for conversions, extensions and new builds
  • Handmade furniture
  • Boxed sliding sash windows
  • Yorkshire sliders
  • Mullioned and casement windows

Ecclesiastical Joinery

We have undertaken complete design and manufacture of one off commissions within the ecclesiastical sector and have been complimented on the transformative outcome of those commissions.

Attention to detail

Well thought-out design along with uncompromising attention to detail in the manufacturing process, lay the foundation for an excellent finish.

Production of detailed design drawings, if required, enables concepts and details to be explained clearly to both clients and architects.

A thorough knowledge of associated trades ensures joinery is installed practically and sympathetically for each bespoke joinery commission.

Before the design or commencement of works on historic and heritage properties, a clear understanding of the building fabric is formulated.

Appropriate timber with the desired characteristics and performance criteria is selected from specialist suppliers for each commission.

A stable, long lasting door or window relies on selecting the correct timber with appropriate stable cross section, determined by how the wood is converted. Each commission is unique and relating conditions may vary, therefore, advice is given on the selection of the appropriate timber on an individual basis.

Most of the finishing process is carried out in the joinery workshop.

Windows of traditional proportions for heritage, listed and conservation settings can be designed and manufactured with the inclusion of energy-efficient double glazing if appropriate for the setting.

As part of our bespoke service we offer initial advice on the long term effectiveness of a variety of paint and finishes with reference to historical palettes and the pros and cons of various differing paint products if required. Assistance with the selection of appropriate ironmongery in relation to type, quality and security benefits can be given(if relevant).

Ironmongery/metalwork may also include detailed designs of architectural metalwork.

What our clients say

It is always a joy to have the opportunity to work with a true craftsman, a craftsman who is a master of their trade. Beneath the beautifully finished surface of their work lies an in depth understanding of the materials they are working with, thorough knowledge of the vernacular buildings the work will become part of, and the manner in which the work will ultimately put to use. Paddy is such a craftsman, and it has been a real pleasure to work with him on one of our projects.

Ian Hazard Architect

Paddy has been superb all the way, from when he made double glazed sash windows for our very run down house to this past year, when he has listened to my aspirations for a conservatory and utility room, taken my vague collection of a wish list, and produced a fab design, much more than I ever dreamed of. He has continued in the constructing of it, with an attention to detail, checking out what I would like, advising on materials and sourcing them, keeping an eye on the financial envelope I set him. Thank you Paddy, Brilliant!

AnnieWold Newton

Paddy replaced all our Edwardian windows with his specially designed double glazed units in a style that looks authentic. Other joiners didn’t feel it important to match the style.

Ian MitchellSledmere

We are absolutely delighted with the internal doors Paddy designed and manufactured for us. We would thoroughly recommend his craftsmanship to anyone who is considering using his services.

Alan and Ruth BotterillFiley

Paddy has designed and manufactured fine joinery for several of our projects, always with an artistic flair

Brian SpringettBDS Building Ltd

We were absolutely delighted with the quality and attention to detail that Paddy brought to our conservatory. I cannot recommend him highly enough. The man is a true craftsman.

Mike TaylorRipon

Paddy is a Master craftsman, who has designed and built a set of entrance doors, and a new Altar rail for us, at St Michael’s Church, in Sunninghill. These have been admired by all who have visited the Church, or worship there, and will stand as a testament to his very high standards of craftsmanship, for many years to come.

Cliffe Chermside

Contact Us

Please use the contact form or call us to get in touch, we would be delighted to hear from you.

Tel: 01262 470905