gavin and isaAbout Us

The seed for Shelves & Things was planted some twelve years ago when Isa and Gavin moved their young family to Gloucestershire. Together in their new home they went about turning the limited space they had into useful storage. On seeing the results of their labours friends and neighbours asked them to create homes for their belongings too. Realising that there was a need for elegantly designed and beautifully built storage and shelving Isa and Gavin went into business together and started Shelves & Things.

Isa comes from a design background and looks at everything from an aesthetic point of view. Isa declares herself a naturally untidy person who strives for the calm and serenity of a cutter free home and workspace. Having run her own design business and the family household she and Gavin now find themselves a great team.

Gavin is an experienced fabricator working in both wood and metal and has worked for a  number of  London firms producing high end work for prestigious clients. For as long as he can remember Gavin has been making things, he just can't help him self. Gavin started early, assisting his mother in her stained glass workshop as well as working on various personal projects such as a full-sized tinsel fountain aged nine and a wooden cross bow that fired pencils aged eleven. No piece of wood could escape the attentions of Gavin's much loved pen knife.

Since then he has put his passion for creating things to much better use joining forces with Isa to build amazing things for you!

Our Ethos

Our aim is to design and build furniture that is both beautiful and practical, priding ourselves on excellent design that makes you happy. We care about our local community as much as the environment and therefore source local suppliers for our wood, tools and fixings and source our timber with care.

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The shelves Gavin built were really beautifully made and were a centrepiece for the whole room. The workmanship and attention to detail, alongside creative solutions to issues that arose during the job, left me confident I was in safe hands.
Every time I look at them they make me smile. Thank you shelves and things.
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~ Karen, Cheltenham