With many years national and international experience, our skill sets and expertise allow us to undertake just about any timber frame construction or structural carpentry project of any style or scale.

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Jasper Emanuel - Director

Jasper was a founding director when EmanuelHendry was formed in 2008 and used his skills and experience to specilaise in product design and innovation. His creations blend the best of modern design with the beauty of traditional timber structures.

In May 2017, Jasper took sole directorship of EmanuelHendry, with exciting plans to grow the business from strength to strength. With his experienced team, Jasper continues to grow our reputation for outstanding quality, craftsmanship and innovation.

Jasper is a competitive sportsman, and has been crowned the fastest man in the area after winning the Two Hills Race in Chagford.

Direct Contact: jasper@emanuelhendry.co.uk


Permanent Crew The carpenters on the workshop floor are our most valuable assets.

With each job the team grows together in knowledge and experience.

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John Lawrence - Carpenter and Project Manager

After studying Ceramic Design at St Martin's, John co-founded the construction company 'Character Builders', specialising in traditional lime plastering and cob building and contributing to the growth of this award winning business.

In 2006, John brought his considerable talent and expertise over to EmanuelHendry. In his time with the company, John has worked on an impressive range of projects in the UK and overseas. He has become one of the most experienced and skilful construction carpenters in the country.

In his free time, John is passionate about music and fishing.

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Hugh Arnold - Carpenter and Project Manager

With an honours degree in Geophysical Sciences from Lancaster University, Hugh took an intensive woodwork course, followed by qualifications in forestry and tree surgery.

His passion for trees and the sustainable use of wood brings a unique insight and edge to the structural carpentry work he does for EmanuelHendry. For over 10 years he has been a full-time carpenter and timber framer and he brings great flair and attention to detail to every project he undertakes.

In his free time, Hugh is a keen rock climber, martial artist and musician.

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James Perkins - Carpenter and Project Manager

Graduating from the University of Plymouth in 2011 with an honours degree in Building Surveying and the Environment, James initially worked as a project manager on medium to large scale renewable energy contracts before moving over to EmanuelHendry in 2014.    James is currently working towards accreditation to gaining membership to the Chartered Institute of Building.

Outside of work James enjoys canoeing and climbing, alongside spending time with his young family.

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Andy Guy - Estimator and Project Manager

Having been a director in his own construction carpentry company 5Degree Sw Ltd since 2000, Andy joined EmanuelHendry in Spring 2018.  Andy brings his 18 years experience of construction project management, surveying and contracting to our sales team here at EmanuelHendry.  Andy is also currently working towards accreditation to gaining membership to the The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

Stuart Birch - Designer and CAD Technician

With a Bsc (hons) degree in product design and manufacture from Bournemouth University and over twenty years experience as a CAD technician, Stuart's many transferable skills have given him continuous employment in both the manufacturing and the building industries. Since May 2018, he has been a full-time CAD technician at EmanuelHendry, developing many exciting projects from concept through to construction.

Jed Dixon - Joiner

Jed brings his extensive joinery experience to the team. After completing an NVQ apprenticeship in Bench Joinery, Jed has worked on various joinery projects around the South West. Jed's interests include hockey, where he has represented England and now regularly plays club hockey for Exeter.

Nicolas Salvaneix - Carpenter, Les Compagnons du Devoir

Nicolas is currently on his 'Tour de France' spending a year with EmanuelHendry before completing his 7 year apprenticeship with Les Compagnons du Devoir. Nicolas' expertise lies in compound roofing geometry where he has learnt the historic skill of 'L'art du Trait de Charpenterie'.

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