The Art of Framing

Here at Art Framing, we aim to make the process of selecting the best mouldings and mounting options for your treasured items a really enjoyable experience. We encourage you to let us know what sort of effect you want the finished product to have, and where you are thinking of displaying it so that we can advise you on the most suitable options. We want you to be delighted with the end product and will do all we can to achieve this aim.

Measuring up

When we come to framing your work we take great care to make sure that the finished dimensions of the frame match exactly the specification that was agreed with the customer. However, if at this stage, our decades of experience suggest that a change could be beneficial to the overall presentation, we will contact you to offer our professional advice.


We offer numerous glazing options from standard float glass to super clarity anti-reflective glass with Ultra-violet filtering and all options in between. We have framed many different types of items and so will be able to advise you on the benefits of each type of glass to ensure you get the correct glazing for the particular item you want framing.


We have both computerised and manual mount cutters on the premises, so we can produce bespoke mounts in a vast range of shapes and sizes. We only use acid-free mount board, and have the option of 100% cotton board for rare and valuable pieces. The mounting methods we use conform to Fine Art Trade Guild standards appropriate to the piece we are framing.

Cutting and joining the moulding

We offer around 700 different mouldings to suit all tastes and images. We only use good quality wood and aluminium mouldings – any flaws or defects in moulding will be rejected by us no matter how small as our aim is to produce the highest quality product. We carefully cut and join each frame by hand and take great care during this process.

Assembling the work

We take this final painstaking process very seriously to meet our strict quality control. The glass must be spotlessly clean with absolutely no dust specks inside the sealed unit. We also offer conservation grade assembly, which ensures no foreign objects (such as thunder flies) can come into contact with the framed item or mounting once displayed.

Quality control

Even though we check the quality of finish and workmanship at every stage of the process, we still double check the picture for any problems before being packed away to await collection.