Leverton Framers

On-site bespoke framing service

Opening Times

Tuesday – Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm
Saturday – 9.00am to 1.00pm
Sunday – CLOSED
Monday – CLOSED

Holiday Notice

Please note we will be closed on the following days:
Tuesday 25th to Friday 28th December
Tuesday 1st January 2019

Leverton Framers has been offering quality affordable framing services in the area for over 35 years. Having begun in a tiny room at Paul Good Ironmongers in Hungerford, the company moved in 1984 to The Chilton Estate. The former Edwardian model farm, now known as Leverton Farm Buildings, has been converted and recently refurbished to create a small number of business premises in beautiful surroundings.

Our location became particularly well known after the BBC filmed the “The Victorian ” and “The Wartime” Kitchen & Garden TV series in the walled gardens adjacent to the courtyard in which we are based.

The team at Leverton Framers have a combined experience of over 60 years in picture framing and the arts, and offer excellent value for traditional craftsmanship and bespoke service. All the staff have a genuine interest in the framing process, art media, photography, restoration, calligraphy and painting. Choosing the right mount and frame for a precious piece of work can be a daunting and confusing undertaking. So when you visit Leverton Framers one or more of us will help you reach the right solution on how best to frame and look after your works of art.

We stock over 100 colours/types of mount card and have an impressive range of more than 600 different mouldings from 6mm to 80mm wide which cater for all tastes and budgets with access to many more. We also offer a large range of plain wooden mouldings that can be painted to suit and a variety of different glass and mirror types. A selection of various sized ready-made frames are always kept in stock – always handy for that last minute present!

So if you need a photograph framing, vintage poster collection, your medals, tapestries, sport memorabilia, botanical watercolours, pastels, oils, certificates, entomology collection or even a wand, please do come and see us as we are confident we can satisfy all your framing needs. “Emergency” framing can usually be done in a day but our normal turnaround time is around 14-21 days, depending on the amount or the complexity of the framing involved. An on-site car park offers easy access directly in to our workshops which is very convenient for dropping/collecting your large framed works of art and mirrors.

We look forward to meeting you soon.

Alex, Bridget, Andy & Patty


Leverton Framers are able to offer you a wide range of services including:


We offer a large variety of mouldings in natural woods, coloured or painted finishes, gilded, silvered, iron-look, and metal/aluminium.  We also have a number of “unfinished” wooden mouldings in a range of sizes and styles which we can hand paint or stain to complement your artwork, perhaps fitted with a linen or gilded slip as well.  If you have a specific frame in mind, or want to copy an existing frame, we have a number of suppliers who can help us try to find and match your moulding.

We can also supply handcrafted and finished traditional-style bespoke swept frames in a wide choice of finishes from gesso and paints to gilts and gold leaf.  These are ordered to size and style and take between 4-6 weeks to produce.  We also keep a number of ready-made frames on site.


We can offer you a very wide range of mounts and colours, including conservation and museum standard boards to ensure your artwork is properly protected and preserved. We have standard thickness mounts and a number of double-thick mounts for that extra “edge” – always look good on your black and white photographs and contemporary prints.

We can create single mounts, double or even triple mounts, shadow or float mounts. We also offer colour washes/lines/bevels, a particular favourite for your watercolours. All mountboards conform to the FATG Standards conservation and standard mountboard.

Glass & Acrylic

What type of glass or acrylic to choose can be quite overwhelming these days as there is such a wide choice on offer and gone are the days when 2mm float glass was the usual option. As well as protection from UV damage, there are some that have been treated with an anti-reflective finish which makes them virtually invisible! Always a great choice to make your artwork stand out from the crowd.

Or perhaps a diffused glass for your photographs especially if they are on exhibition under a diffused light, or a high grade museum standard for any especially valuable works of art which need protecting as carefully as possible. We can certainly advise you.

For larger pieces of artwork we may recommend the use of acrylic/Perspex to guard against breakage, although this is a more expensive alternative to float glass. And of course if you really want to splash out, you could frame your work entirely in Perspex or add a coloured Perspex mount…

Bespoke Mirrors

We can fit your frames with mirrored glass rather than artwork if you choose!  We can supply mirror (silvered float glass) in a variety of thicknesses, with or without a bevel edge, perhaps safety backed for large pieces, and cut to fit into our mouldings.

The size of the final mirror and frame will dictate what size moulding you choose as larger mirrors need something good and strong and a regular choice by our clients are bespoke painted frames, often finished in a Farrow and Ball colour, to match their decor.


We offer canvas stretching on cut to size stretcher bars.  Once stretched, your canvas can either be fitted with fixings to hang directly on the wall or framed to suit.  A popular choice for canvas works is the “tray frame”.  Artwork can either be close framed in the tray, or a small gap left around the image which gives the impression of “floating” in the frame.


We know that all artwork and items brought into us are valuable to our clients, be it sentimental or material (or both!) and often it is important to you that your treasures are not only  framed for you to enjoy but also conserved for future generations to enjoy too.

We have experience of framing a wide variety of memorabilia for our clients – sunglasses, jigsaws, medals, horse shoes, cricket bats, riding crops, t-shirts, wands, jodphurs, Kinder toys, ceramic poppies, tennis balls, lace, an Olympic torch… oh, and a piece of horsehair plaster…

Frame Restoration & Gilding

We are able to offer your damaged frames partial or total refurbishment and new life with the assistance of Jane Rickards, a lovely sculptor based near Marlborough.  Her sculptures are well known but less so is her expertise in the field of restoration and gilding.  Her main accolade was receiving a scholarship from “Venice in Peril” from Sir Ashley and Lady Clarke to attend the European Centre for the study of Conservation of our Architectural Heritage for Architects and Artisans, in Venice, in 1985 for three months.

Jane is happy to offer an inspection of your frame/s free of charge and a no obligation estimate.  She will recommend work which should/could be undertaken, whether building up missing plaster, re-gilding or other.  She can be reached either by us here at Leverton Framers or directly at info@janerickardssculpture.co.uk  www.janerickardssculpture.co.uk

Paper Conservation

For restoration of your works on paper, we recommend Kate Armor, one of the top conservators in the country, who has a fantastic studio in the village of Kington Langley near Chippenham, only 3 miles from junction 17 on the M4.  Estimates for conservation work can be given by email or telephone once Kate has either seen an image of the works to be restored or the actual pieces themselves if particularly complex.  Kate can be reached either by us here at Leverton Framers or directly at paper@armor.co.uk www.armorpaper.co.uk


Many of our clients like to have a handwritten titles to complement their artwork, either perhaps the name or date of a particular piece or more usually for your racing photographs with details of the race, horse, trainer, jockey etc.  We use a local calligrapher who is happy to either write directly onto the mount or we can make a “title window” in the mount for the script to shine through!

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