If there is one thing we love at Richard James, it’s a show stopping wood front door that catches the eye of passers by and makes you feel happy to be home.

A front door says a lot about a houses personality and what is inside, this is why having a tailor made service is ideal to get your ideas and design just how you want it!

We don’t just stop at front doors, we can create any design of internal or external doors to meet your requirements. We can match almost any stain or paint colour that you like the look of through our fantastic paint supplier, Teknos. As our customers have an eye for style, we can fully finish your doors with a dual colour scheme to both match the internal and external decor, along with a wide range of glazing and hardware styles to make your doors unique to you.


Client Testimonials

I am very happy with the final product regarding window installation at the Church Street site.

The workmanship is of a very high quality, paint finish is very good, and the glazing bars have been manufactured, cut and installed impeccably, communication was very good between myself, Jimmy, Dan and Adam, their client handling was also very good. Good team of lads!!

I will be putting any future work your way and would recommend you to anyone seeking bespoke manufactured specialist Joinery.

Michael: Up North Group - Project manager
Michael: Up North Group - Project managerChurch Street windowUp North Group

The windows are fab!! We are absolutely delighted with the craftsmanship of the windows and the fitting service was excellent too. We are happy to recommend you to other customers should you wish to refer them to us or if anyone wants to view them as an example.

Mrs Haslam
Mrs HaslamCasement windows

We have had two orders from these guys and all I can say is how nice they are to deal with. I have been through a lot of suppliers and the windows and door are by far the best we have ever had, as a joinery company we fit a lot. Keep up the good work and my next order will be coming shortly. 

Micky Wright

It has been a pleasure to work with Richard James Joinery.  This new business is professional, easy to communicate with and competitively priced.  The workmanship and finishes achieved are of the highest standard, with service delivered on time and without fuss. The design and quality of the products look to last a lifetime. A go to business for our area that we look forward to working with again in the future.  To be highly recommended.

Mr Weiler
Mr WeilerHexham - Doors and windows

We found the service you gave us absolutely fantastic from start to finish.  We had other joinery/window suppliers in to quote for the replacement windows but didn’t find any of them matched the quality of your windows, in particular the attention to detail. (In terms of price you were similar to them but we felt more confident in the quality of the windows from you).

We have been absolutely delighted with the windows you’ve supplied to us. They are in keeping with our Victorian house but the difference to noise reduction and draughts has made a huge difference. We cannot fault the service from start to finish and the quality of the windows is fantastic. We’re looking forward to you replacing the other windows in the house in the coming year.

Mrs Parkinson
Mrs Parkinson Hexham - Sliding sash windows
I needed new windows for my entire house. Richard James made me excellent quality windows and frames and arranged for them to be fitted. They are beautifully designed, built to last in hardwood and came beautifully spray painted. I am amazed how good they look. They allow so much more light into my home. 
My neighbours all admired the craftsmanship and one of them hired the firm to fit new windows throughout her house.  She was very happy with the results and the trouble Dan and the team took to meet her individual requirements. Other neighbours are keen to follow suit. 
All the team have been really friendly and helpful and gave useful advice. We were delighted to get such good quality work for a reasonable price.  They made the whole process a pleasure.
Mr Laing
Mr LaingWindows - Durham

The finished product of our staircase is not only beautifully crafted but also the centre piece of our home. We couldn’t be happier with the service, advice and staircase. Highly recommend the talented and friendly team at Richard James joinery.

Ms Graham
Ms GrahamHexham - Staircase

The service I’ve received from Richard James Joinery has been exemplary. All the guys are always polite, courteous, timely and go the extra mile to ensure that their work is of a high standard. I’d recommend their work to anyone.

Mr PocockWindows and kitchen island

We would like to thank all the guys at Richard James for a fantastic service. It was great to have such a friendly and helpful team working for us, not to mention the high quality of our new windows. Couldn’t recommend this company more highly.

Mr Rogers
Mr RogersHexham - Windows


Do I have to pay for a quote?

All of our quotes are given to our customers free of charge. Once a quote has been sent to you, that is that last you will hear from us as no one likes to be pestered!

Will you fit the doors?

We sleep much better at night knowing that our products have been fitted carefully and to a high standard, with as little disruption and mess for the customer. This is why we either fit the product ourselves, or use a Richard James approved contractor who we trust to carry out the job to our high standard.

Can I chose the colour?

The easy answer is yes! We have a great paint supplier called Teknos, who can match any colour from any paint supplier. The beauty of this is that you get your perfect colour or colours and we get to paint your product with the best quality paint for the job.

Will wood rot in bad weather?

There are a lot of varying factors to this question, but a simple answer is yes on most types of untreated wood that are exposed to moisture. As the vast majority of our products are professionally coated using a five stage system which protects and seals the natural timber from water ingress, the worry of rot is removed. The five stage system is as below,

  1. Preserver is applied to untreated timber (on species that require treatment)
  2.  End grain sealer is coated over any exposed end grain to prevent up to 90% of water absorption.
  3.  A stain prohibiting primer is applied
  4. A rain repelling mid coat is applied on all areas of the product
  5. A rain repelling top coat is applied on all areas of the product

There is however a reasonably new type of timber which is fast becoming more and more popular for external joinery products. Accoya is a softwood which under goes a natural chemical change through production. This reduces its ability to absorb water, making the wood more dimensionally stable, extremely durable and to quote Accoya “Virtually rot proof”. We find that Accoya gives a basis for a beautiful stain or painted finish along with the peace of mind that the timber below the finish has its own protection against the elements, with a lifespan that beats UPVC and all other types of timber.

The benefit of Accoya is that if the door or window were to be damaged (i.e the external coating were to be removed or cut and the natural wood exposed to moisture) Accoya would not be affected from water ingress due to its own natural and protective qualities. Using any other species of timber in the same scenario would lead to the product absorbing water and the timber therefore swelling along with leading to early stages of rot.

We urge all customers to seriously consider Accoya for any external joinery work, please click the link below for more information:


Please remember that all external joinery products must be maintained accordingly to achieve their maximum service life.

Can I visit the workshop to see the progress of my job?

Of course you can! We are proud of what we do and welcome you to call in to see your jobs progress and have a chat.

If I see a design I like can you make it?

Yes. We are bespoke and we mean that. If you find a joinery product that you like the look of, we can make it. Not only that but we will help to modify it to produce the highest and most practical standard of product possible.

I am not sure exactly what I want, where can I look for inspiration?

The internet is packed with fantastic ideas and inspiration. We find that many of our customers use Pinterest and Instagram to find designs, colours and themes in which they like the look of. Of course we can modify these designs to make them unique to you.

Professional joinery service located in the heart of Hexham, Northumberland