malmesbury-carpentry-about-usAbout Us

PNC Curtis & son was started in 1962, originally trading as PN Curtis.

My father Peter founded the carpentry & joinery business during the cold winter of 1962. He had finished his apprenticeship with Holboroughs of Tetbury in 1951 and then had to go into national service until 1953. When he came back to Malmesbury he started working for Hiders, a large building company of its time employing a vast amount of local tradesmen. Always wanting to be his own boss he took the decision to start but not before having enough work to last him for at least 4 weeks. Peter is now retired after 65 years of working with timber and his knowledge that I can still rely on.

I am Peter's son, John and I started working with my father as soon as I left school. I enrolled into Swindon College on a YTS scheme and was there between 1989 and 1991. At the end of the second year we had to make an exam piece. I made a small settle/seat and was awarded the cup for best piece. The third year was optional, one day carpentry plus one day joinery. I was lucky enough to be able to do both days and passed both courses with City & Guilds qualifications.

I took over the running of the business in 1995 and can honestly say that I've enjoyed every day. I enjoy meeting new clients and the work that lies ahead.

The name PNC Curtis will always be at the heart of our business; he was the original founder over 50 years ago, before handing over to his son, John, to whom he taught everything he knew and he will never be forgotten. However, as the business has evolved, we decided in 2015 to set up a Ltd company, with John's wife, Julie becoming a director at that point too. It remains as it always has been, a family business, the only change being that we're now trading under the new Ltd title of Malmesbury Carpentry Ltd.