Home is Where the Heart is – Make the Most of your Space

1st February 2023

Winter time provides the perfect opportunity to refocus and reflect on ways to make your home and garden more practical, comfortable and cosy.  They say that home is where the heart is and choosing to shop locally or work with local companies is sure to bring a little more heart to your home; whether it’s starting that long put-off redecoration project, choosing a new piece of furniture or an interior decor item, working with a designer or maker to create a storage solution or buying new plants for the garden.

Make the most of your space

The Surrey Hills is home to huge array of local businesses that can make your home, garden or space the perfect place to kick back and relax or entertain family and friends. Whether you’re looking for handcrafted furniture or bespoke interior decor, new plants or structures for the garden, a helping hand to renovate and extend your property, or maybe even a local estate agent to assist in choosing a new home, the Surrey Hills has businesses that offer this and so much more.Read on to discover the many Surrey Hills Enterprises Members that can provide the perfect solution and offer inspiration for your land, home and garden.

Ignition Fires

Home and Interiors

Aequora Home & Interiors is an interior design practice based in Westcott, Surrey run by founder, Lisa Egglestone who has over 25 years’ experience designing high-end residential homes throughout the UK. Aequora prides itself on understanding clients design briefs and creating beautiful and functional interiors.

Harbour Kitchens boast a unique mix of advanced engineering, craftsmanship and the use of the latest materials, allowing them to create beautiful bespoke kitchens that are truly sustainable and earth friendly.

Brandler London is a bespoke cabinet maker and joinery company specialising in the use of barn wood. Passionate about creating beautiful, highly textured centrepieces and captivating living spaces, considerable attention is paid to sustainable design, at the heart of all projects.

The most comprehensive selection of Stoves, Fireplaces, Gas Fires, Accessories and Flues in the South, Ignition Fires are a family owned, family run business of over 45 years.

Aequora Home & Interiors

Log Delivery supply very dry logs perfect for your stove or fireplace and are best described as a ‘firewood supermarket’, delivering kiln dried hardwood logs, locally sourced Seasoned Hardwood logs, kindling and smokeless coal 7 days a week within 3-hour time slots. Their mission is to have all their firewood sourced locally from the Surrey Hills.

Specialising in restored vintage and antique furniture Nicola Anstey Design brings a fresh unique and modern twist to traditional design. Furniture includes a changing stock of one-off antique and retro sofas, old vintage wooden cabinets, rustic and antique tables, industrial metal chairs.

From a workshop in the Surrey Hills, Shere Kitchens offer a curated service from design to fitting for your kitchen renovation. They specialise in designing and creating custom kitchens, walk-in pantries, utilities, and boot rooms for Period and Listed homes, renovations and extensions.

Surrey Hills Firewood prides itself on sourcing locally sustainable wood from managed forests and woodland within Surrey and the surrounding area, which is then delivered directly to your door. Surrey Kiln dried hardwood logs are guaranteed to have a moisture content below 15%, so they’ll burn hotter for longer and produce less soot.

Working closely with curtain makers and interior designers, mostly in London and the South East of England but with a spread of clients across the UK and the world, The Holbein Company focuses on handmade curtain poles and accessories in brass, wood and wrought iron.

Specialising in producing high-end furniture that is both sustainable and handmade, WHCreations’ pieces are made from a combination of oak whiskey barrels and reclaimed materials, as well as hardwoods, giving each piece a unique character and charm. They also offer a range of tables and chairs for both indoor and outdoor use, perfect for any home or garden.

Shere Kitchens

Garden and Plants

A self-taught blacksmith / fabricator, JK Forges is run by Jack who has been blacksmithing since he was 10 years-old. Today, he makes everything from small garden ornaments and top of the range Japanese kitchen knives to huge custom gateways and arches.

C.G.J.Mathias & Son Nurseries are a third generation family nursery business which has been established in Tilford near Farnham for over 50 years as growers and suppliers of a wide range of hedging plants.

Floralscapes are a team of passionate horticulturalists with a great eye for design who love creating incredible floral and plant displays. Specifically, remarkable or unique trees, plants and flowers, expertly chosen and grown with utmost care partnered with beautifully designed, handmade planters from the best makers in Europe.

A specimen tree and plant company with a wholesale nursery based near Weybridge, Flourish Plants are on a mission to supply only the finest trees and plants at the very best value. A key stockist of Zelari Piante, one of Italy’s foremost growers, they also source from selected premium growers in Holland, Belgium and the UK.

Hans Christmas Andersen is a family-run grower, wholesaler and retailer of Christmas trees. They now sell over 60,000 fresh, homegrown Christmas trees to customers every year, 6,500 of which are sold at Santa Fir Farm near Cranleigh.


Specialists in creating useful and functional extra outdoor space as the perfect addition to your home, Surrey Hills Garden Buildings offer a complete service including design, supply and installation whether you are looking for a home office, studio, games or music room, outdoor living, space to chill or put up guests.

Producing raw metal plant supports and fire bowls, Surrey Hills Plant Supports source materials locally where possible and also deliver locally for free. Every piece of hand-made metalwork is fabricated from start to finish in their small family run workshop using both traditional and modern fabrication techniques.

The Old Moat is a garden centre with a difference. When you visit the Old Moat, you aren’t just buying high quality plants, visiting the welcoming dog-friendly café or choosing unusual gifts from the shop but also directly supporting people living with mental ill health.

A creative carpentry company specialising in treehouses, garden rooms, porches, car ports and projects that need to be designed, bespoke and beautiful, Timber Wolf Carpentry pride themselves on their professionalism, reliability, accuracy and attention to detail.

Timber Wolf Carpentry

Property Services

With staff operating out of three offices – Guildford Town Centre, Merrow and Shalford – Chantries & Pewleys estate agents are able to offer clients unrivalled local coverage and a wealth of experience in the local market.

AEM Contractors offer a variety of estate maintenance services for both residential and commercial clients as well as grounds maintenance to suit your needs, giving you reassurance that everything is being maintained. If you’re looking to improve your fence, look no further than AEM Contractors.

Offering all aspects of architectural design for residential properties, KLB Homes can manage planning permission for your home renovations, extensions, barn, loft and garage conversions. So whether you’re looking for a full design service including planning permission or just a little inspiration for a home extension, get in touch!

Formed in 1972 and run by brothers, Mark and Stephen Eshelby, Latchmere Properties has developed a reputation for creating high quality developments, where architectural style has always remained both bespoke and determined by location. Based in Dorking, they are a local and award winning family business that is incredibly selective in the opportunities they pursue.

KLB Homes

Discover more sustainable Surrey Hills businesses by visiting: https://surreyhills.org/our-community/find-local-businesses/