At WS Bespoke Carpentry, we are experienced in all forms of carpentry for your domestic or commercial projects. We specialise in stick build timber frame projects, where we create the frame on-site to your exact specifications. With the ability to work across all sectors, and based in Canterbury, Kent, we are ready to take your dream project from conception to reality.

Stick Build Timber Frame Specialists,
Bespoke Carpentry & Much More


We specialise in stick build timber frame buildings, with the ability to project manage the job from the start to the finish.  This method describes frames that are constructed on site, as opposed to factory manufactured timber frames.

1st and 2nd fix

In the construction industry, ‘first fix’ and ‘second fix’ carpentry is related to the building of both houses and commercial buildings. The first fixing is composed of all the work done to take a building from its foundation to the point of plastering the walls. The second fix is then all of the work after the plastering.


If you have a design in mind, or are looking to create a fitted feature to fill an alcove, we will work with you to design the perfect piece of furniture for your home.

Extensions & Conversions

If you’re looking to extend or convert your existing property, we can work with you to give you the perfect addition or change of space for your home.


Looking to update your current home? Renovating your kitchen can be a great way to bring new joy to your home. 

outdoor installations

We not only have the skills to build your dream home but also have the ability to make the most of the space in your garden from garages, to fencing we can make your ideas a reality.

Who We Are

Hi, I’m Alex Wake-Smith. I’m an NVQ Level 2 qualified carpenter, and also the owner and founder of WS Bespoke Carpentry, based in Canterbury, Kent.

We’ve been operational for 3 years, and have a passion for helping people turn their ideas into reality, helping you with your project every step of the way, from innovation to installation.

We have completed projects on large commercial sites, as well as projects in peoples homes. Backed by our full insurance policies, we feel confident that whatever your requirement, WS Bespoke Carpentry can help you realise your project from initial planning through to completion.

Stick Build Timber Frame

What Our Clients Say

“Alex came in helped me come up with the design for my shelves and chimney breast.  He went through several options for design and price. He then took great care during the installation, taking his time to make sure that everything was kept covered up and clean throughout the duration of the build. The end results look fantastic. I am extremely happy with his work and will definitely use him again for future projects.”

Sarah, Elham

“Alex designed and managed this project for me from start to finish. It was a unique project as he was working in an old building with limited space. He went through multiple material and design options with me, to ensure that I was happy at each and every stage. He then arranged for other trades to come in and carry on the work whilst his initial work was done.  I have been very impressed with this whole project.”

Max, Canterbury

“I had Alex come in and fit a pair of oak double doors as part of an ongoing extension that I was doing. He was neat and professional throughout the installation. I have since had him back to change over my old doors now, as well as doing some other bits.”

Mat, Faversham