Oxted Framing (formerly Meldon Framing) is run by me, professional picture framer, Colin Hales, having been in the art and framing business for over 30 years.
I have owned and operated picture and framing shops in Essex, Milton Keynes and Bluewater, as well as suppling many trade companies such as Hotels and offices and previously worked from Meldon House & Home in Oxted and Coffee @ Kiwi House in Limpsfield.
We now have a workshop based at Wickham's Stores (previously Fancier Dress) in the courtyard behind Kate Tulett's Art gallery on Limpsfield High Street.
As a Master Framer, I have also trained about 14 apprentices up to The Fine Art Trade Guild standards a number of whom now own or manage picture framing departments or businesses.
We offer the highest quality, bespoke service that caters to all sorts of framing needs: from frame prints, photos, watercolours and oil paintings to cross-stitches and tapestries, carpets, 3D items, football and other sports shirts.
We also stretch canvasses and re-glaze broken glass for existing framed items. All work is of the highest professional standard and guaranteed.
- We have around 140 samples on the boards, selected from about 3,000 designs which are also available from several manufacturers.
- There are about 150 different colour mount cards available in all different grades up to museum quality, with three different thicknesses to choose from.
- In terms of glazing we have several different kinds of glass, including non-reflective and UV protection for valuable or photo-sensitive items.
Please call for a quote or to discuss your framing requirements.
There’s not much I haven't framed over the years and everything is considered!