To lead not follow
Established 1992

Try our products and service, we're certain you will be pleasantly surprised. 

Pictured above; One of our handmade hardwood four panel doors, set in the hallway to Dale Rise. Such an excellent paint finish can only be obtained from a quality starting point. Testament to the products we produce. 

What do we do?
For over 25 years, we’ve been providing our customers with all the products required during the early stages of a dolls house project, known in full size building terms as first & second fix; Main house, architectural details, wiring, wooden mouldings, wallpaper, doors and fireplaces.

Materials: We only use quality materials in the production of our mouldings and houses. This gives you the very best starting point to achieve a finish you will be proud of.

Be Unique: Here, you will not find all the usual imported products and houses that are available on every other dolls’ house website.

We do not supply to the trade. Everything we make is either individually produced, or made in very small batches.

When you chose to spend your hard-earned money with us, the chances are you’re not going to have the same dolls house as your neighbour. Be unique!

Heritage: Established by Chris and family in 1992 trading as

Dolls House Cottage Workshop, abbreviated to DHCW.

Chris is a time served joiner who specialised in stair building, a passion that has been incorporated into his dolls houses from day one, over 25 years ago.
Qualifications include City & Guilds and Advanced City & Guilds in carpentry and joinery, as well as being awarded initials after his name of, the Institute of Carpenters (IOC) for completing practical and written exams.

Sawley Marina became the base for this business in 1995 when the shop was opened.
However, for many years' time was split between shop and workshop, then based in Long Eaton, not an ideal situation. Today, the showroom and workshop are in one place on the Marina.   

Chris comments:

"Our emphasis is on maintaining not only quality, but also consistency with all our products. And continuing to produce many hand made items. We've built our business and reputation over the last 25 years by sticking to this same strategy. 

We believe for these reasons we can confidently say our mouldings and houses are amongst the best available to date."