About Us

Knobbs Hardware is an independent family firm run by husband and wife team Timothy and Angela from a purpose-built workshop in Pembrokeshire.  Founded in 1995 we have gained an excellent reputation for producing quality wooden door knobs and pride ourselves on our friendly and professional service.   There’s no hard sell involved, many of our customers come back to us again for the personal touch and high end finish.

Tim has an engineering background and looks after the metalwork side of things including tools and machinery maintenance and is responsible for research and development.  Angela (pictured on the home page on the lathe) learned the art of woodturning from the previous owner of the business and takes care of the day to day running of Knobbs Hardware.

Here at Knobbs Hardware customers are treated as we like to be treated.  We try to answer the telephone promptly and if you don’t get a reply straight away please leave a message and we will return your call as soon as possible.  The lathe and dust extractor are rather loud!  Emails are checked regularly throughout the day and you won’t be left wondering what is going on with your order.  Good customer service goes hand in hand with good quality products and you will find us friendly and approachable.  All the comments on our testimonials page are from genuine happy customers.

Corporate faceless entity?  Not us!  Being a small firm enables us to spend time with our customers ensuring that you get the very best service and exactly the right door or cupboard knobs.  Our products are VAT FREE giving our customers better value for money.  There are plenty of doorknob suppliers out there, but ours are actually hand crafted right here in the UK on the premises.   By purchasing our door and cupboard knobs you will be helping to support British manufacturing.

Our workshop.

Our workshop designed and built by Tim.

We are constantly trying to think up new styles and shades for our doorknobs – perhaps you can’t see what you have in mind on any of our pages, but please email or give us a call and we will do our utmost to ensure you get the doorknobs you want.  Maybe you have doorknobs that are of a style no longer readily available – in which case we can replicate that style and make some new ones for you.  The same applies to furniture – for example if you have and old chest of drawers or wardrobe with missing knobs we can make new ones that will match the existing ones as closely as possible.  We love to receive pictures and photographs and are happy to work with you to achieve the desired outcome.

Our brassware can be plated in nickel or chrome if you prefer.  It is solid, heavy, very high quality and has an unlacquered finish, meaning it will age beautifully.  If brass is not to your taste we also make wooden roses (sometimes called backplates) to match your doorknobs.

We appreciate that not everyone has access to the internet.  If you have a friend or relative who you think might like our door and cupboard knobs please email or telephone us and we will post a leaflet to them.  Please be assured we will not pass on your details to anyone.

Commissions and trade enquires are always welcome.  As our doorknobs are individually hand made size and colour may vary ever so slightly.

*Our doorknobs are not mass produced imports – we make them ourselves in our workshop in rural Pembrokeshire*