Recent Projects

New Country House, Berkshire

Symm worked with architect Ptolemy Dean to build this timeless new house using local materials such as field flint, knapped flint and burned brick. The skills demanded of the Symm craftsmen were exacting, a challenge they rose to and enjoyed in order to achieve the very pleasing details and finish in the completed house.


  • CONCEPT TO REALITY - FINDING A CONTRACTOR. For a building project to be successful you will need to assemble a pro-active and energetic team of like-minded professional... Read the article
  • CONCEPT TO REALITY: THE BUILDING PROCESS-GETTING STARTED. I am often asked to give the contractor’s view of the building process, specifically with regard to contractor selection, production information,... Read the article


  • Symm Joinery's Oak Bench in The English Home. The English Home, July 2016. Read the article


  • HRH The Duke of York visits Symm. On Wednesday, 8 July, HRH The Duke of York KG visited the Oxford offices of Symm and toured the stoneyard, discussing a number of stone projects in progress.