The team is headed up by Richard Booth and Nigel Lord, who ran the Rochdale Canal Workshop at Callis Mill from 1982 up until the formation of Hargreaves Lock gates in 2008. It is their combined experience, knowledge and skill, working exclusively in the canal restoration industry that guarantees the quality of our work. Since 1982 they have made or restored over 800 lock gates and tidal doors for customers all over the country.
We make lock gates and tidal doors using Oak, Ekki or Greenheart. We are FSC® and PEFC™ certified and can offer chain of custody traceability via our approved suppliers. Our quality systems can also ensure that where required by the customer, timber can be purchased from other third party approved sources.
We have worked in partnership or as sub-contractors with the following companies:
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When the Callis Mill workshops closed it was a major blow for the whole country. Nigel and Dick's skills are highly specialised and they stand out head and shoulders above everyone else I've worked with in the canal world. Bob Huntsman - Chair of the Driffield Navigation Trust.