Towngate Framing

Framing Services for the Retail and Corporate Markets

What We Do

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Picture Framing
Towngate Framing revels in framing the unusual and quirky items as well as the more traditional framing work. We take in restoration work, take pride in our conservation framing and thoroughly enjoy the designing of the frames and mounts for the many different items we have brought into us, in Poole, Dorset, from as far away as London, North Devon and the Midlands.
We understand how important the frame is to enhance the picture or item being framed but we also understand that the frame must be humble to the image or item and not detract from its importance, it is a fine art the professional picture framer must learn and we fully appreciate how much it can mean to a client to get it wrong. We will happily colour co-ordinate the framed work with the clients' decor and advise on the best ways to display artwork and protect it from fading and the ravages of time.
Overall we like to feel that we help our clients to enjoy their visit to our workshops when they bring their special items to us and we so enjoy giving them a framed item that they will have pleasure from and treasure for many years.
Photographic Restoration & Re-Printing
At Towngate Framing we also have a studio that specializes in the restoration and re-printing of old photographs and can add colour to old black & white photographs when requested. Added to this we also print and stretch fine art & photographic canvases to almost any size (image quality permitting) for our clients.

Before Restoration

After Restoration

Before Adding Colour

After Adding Colour
Canvas Printing & Stretching
Large Panoramic Canvases
The largest to date is a 5.7metres x 1 metre canvas for a local hotel bar and restaurant

Peter Hayton GCF was the fourth person world-wide to qualify and be awarded the "Guild Commended Framer" status and is now currently an Examiner, a framing adviser on the Fine Art Trade Guild's framing help-line and the Master's Warden of the Fine Art Trade Guild of Great Britain.

Katie Herriman BA Hons. GCF sits on the Framers Committee of the Fine Art Trade Guild and works to advance the Framing Skills and Standards in the Fine Art and Framing Industry and hopes to encourage more young people into this exciting trade.

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