We are celebrating our 40th Anniversary

Welcome to our 40th anniversary blog!

Shortland have now been designing and manufacturing the finest bespoke interiors from the heart of Nottinghamshire for 40 years. We are specialists in English craftsmanship from design and manufacture to installation, providing the finest hand crafted, bespoke kitchens and interiors available.

We were founded way back in 1975 by Keith & Janet Shortland who started manufacturing tables, chairs and dressers from their garage in Harby. The pair progressed and a year later, in 1976, manufactured their first fitted kitchen.

Following this the couple moved to their first premises on Langar airfield, where they manufactured fitted kitchens from for 5 years. In 1982 they moved to our current premises -an old RAF Canada officers mess buildings, on Coachgap Lane in Langar. Here they set up the first bespoke fitted kitchen showroom in the area covering 3000 sq ft. In 1985, Grant Shortland joined the business, and 5 years later a new factory was built on the site. The Langar showroom subsequently doubled in size to 6000sq ft, and in 1996 we opened our 'Stamford' showroom - offering whole house concepts. In 2006 our 'Oakham' showroom opened, again offering whole house refurbishment.

As a result of the recession we made the decision to reduce costs and in 2009 we closed our showrooms to instead offer our 'Online showroom' at workshop prices. These days we work from our workshop and offices still on Coachgap Lane and generate our business through our new website.

Keith Shortland sadly passed away in 2004, leaving behind a strong, family business to be proud of. We have always felt that our furniture should represent the best in materials and craftsmanship possible. 40 years on we have built our strong reputation for creating some of the finest interiors in the region, making certain we keep our Shortland name associated with the highest quality and style.

All Shortland furniture is handcrafted to our exacting standards by our time served team of craftsmen using only the finest quality sustainable timbers and materials, making each interior a truly made-to-measure bespoke installation designed to add true elegance and style to your home.

We believe top service is paramount and pride ourselves on offering of all our clients an unrivalled level of personal service. We have the inspiration, expertise and style to work with you and to create beautiful rooms which truly reflect your lifestyle and home. Our design service is free of charge and includes itemized quotes and technical drawings.

We can create beautiful rooms which will truly reflect your lifestyle and your home. For further information, please contact us today. Email us at- interiors@shortland.co.uk or call us on 0754 7654321. We look forward to hearing from you.