Norton Garden Structures, the trading name of Stan Keeler, has been designing and building high specification structures for the garden since 1995.
The business started in a small disused building which has been extended on two occasions, the latest being the biggest project undertaken by Stan Keeler, being a timber framed studio, the story of which is shown in the 'Norton Studios' section of this site.
The business has never employed more than three people, and commissions have been limited to about six per year, focusing on quality of work rather than quantity.
Until recently all work has been based upon individual commissions for clients, covering virtually all the type of structures you would expect to see in a garden, but each being a unique design for a client, and based upon wood as the main material used in the construction.
The introduction of glass as a medium, to be used either alone or in conjunction with wood, is a move to develop new structures for the garden. Information on the use of hot fused glass is covered in the 'Art Glass' section of the site.
To further complement the bespoke aspect of the business a range of standard products is being introduced, the first of these will be an octagonal oak planter, which will incorporate Art Glass in the design to produce distinctive products.