holbein carpentry history

OUR HISTORY

At Holbein we strive to cater for all our client’s joinery requirements. We collaborate with interior designers and architects to achieve a tailored product to meet our client’s individual needs. Our specialised knowledge and skills encompass a complete service to our clients. The service we provide to the bespoke joinery industry is second to none and is a unique selling point to our customers. At present, if you are seeking a handmade, high quality bespoke piece made by real crafts people   there is no other company within the region that provides such a service other than Holbein carpentry & joinery.

Our target market is those who require unique products tailored to meet individualised design specifications. People are turning away from mass production, modular design and built in obsolescence. The visible signs of climate change are also influencing the minds of our consumers, more and more people want sustainable products that last a life time. We at Holbein make the desirable tangible for our customers.

Our Consumers value that human touch that can only be provided through a bespoke service such as ours. We at Holbein carpentry and joinery know what our customers desire. Our products reflect each individual’s customer values and expectations.

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OUR MISSION

Holbein Carpentry & Joinery values itself on quality and timely completion of our projects. Our aim is to continuously develop a brand which our local community are proud of and one, which can support local trade and craft.

At Holbein Carpentry & Joinery, we embrace each new project and client’s vision. By collaborating with interior designers and architects we achieve a tailored product to meet our client’s individual needs. A core value for us is the importance of considering the overall design and theme in developing a project, that is complementary to its surroundings, while still ensuring true craftsmanship in our joinery work.

By combining our highly skilled team of engineers, designers and crafts people, we have discovered a medium to facilitate the growth and transition of a timeless craft into a bright future. We intend to secure Holbein Carpentry & Joinery for future generations and for the community of Kenmare.

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WHO WE ARE

Holbein Carpentry & Joinery is based in the picturesque town of Kenmare, South Kerry. We strive to cater for all our client’s joinery requirements, and to support local craftspeople and industry. We have established a reputation for quality, value, and timely completion of our projects.

We create bespoke products, tailored to meet personalised design specifications. We are proud to have a fantastic team of hardworking and loyal staff.

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OUR EXPERIENCE

Holbein Carpentry & Joinery is a family-run business with 70 years of experience across three generations.

Reinhold Holbein began his carpentry training in a small workshop in Dingelstadt, Germany after the Second World War. He completed his training, becoming a Master Carpenter at the remarkable age of 22. This experience of building: carpentry, roofing, foundations etc. inspired his son Winifred from a young age to learn the skills of his father and continued within the next generation towards his sons Oliver, Colm and Robin.

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ENVIRONMENT

The visible signs of climate change are influencing the minds of our consumers; increasingly consumers are looking for sustainable products that last a life time.

At Holbein Carpentry & Joinery, we actively try to promote and employ sustainability methods as a company by:

  • Providing local employment, thereby reducing carbon footprint
  • Using Irish manufactured products and sustaining local supply chains, where possible
  • Reducing our use of paper by moving towards paperless quotations and online client questionnaires
  • Move towards more sustainable and less impactful materials

By its nature, carpentry uses timber as its core material which is a natural carbon sink. By using the right inputs, processes, and final outputs, less waste is guaranteed.

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OUR FUTURE

Within the Irish & greater European woodworking industry, there is a general consensus that crafts people are fast becoming a rare commodity. In the future, we at Holbein Carpentry & Joinery aim to further develop the training aspect of our company, to equip young people with carpentry and joinery skills.

We aim to secure Holbein Carpentry & Joinery for our future generations, and for the community of Kenmare. We would also like to expand further into tour groups for the public to showcase our craft and its history through a joinery visitor centre.

A priority of Holbein Carpentry & Joinery is to exceed the expectations of our customers. We continuously reflect on and analyze our work to improve our services, with the aim of offering better and better customer experiences in the future and to build a business, that runs itself through systems and procedures.

As an aid to ensure, we rocket forward in a straight clear vision, our audacious goal is to build 10,000,000 homes on Mars. Oliver’s plan is to retire at 114.

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