My experience of engineering began at a very early age when I used to accompany my father to his engineering works at
the weekends. It continued through my secondary schooling and was then developed more formally when I entered the RAF
as a technical cadet at the RAF College Cranwell. Twenty five years of experience later I picked up more knowledge when
I worked for an aviation company for 4 years before a move to the far north of Scotland gave me the opportunity to start
my own company using my skills for home improvements and maintenance. My knowledge of hydraulics was ideal for dealing
with plumbing problems and the design of central heating systems, whilst my experience with other complex aircraft systems
allowed me to develop innovative solutions to some unusual problems. Keeping up to date with technology has enabled
me to design and produce the various solutions to the problems we faced when designing and building The Laughing Cavalier
(or TLC for short)
Our company uses all the resources available close to our home base near Aylesbury ensuring personal supervision
throughout the build. The completed hulls are brought in by road and laid on a level foundation in the yard adjacent
to the workshop ensuring every item within the boat is correctly aligned both vertically and horizontally.
Your decision on the design of soft furnishings and the selection of materials for your narrowboat will be given the
support and guidance of our own interior designer whose expert eye and colour matching experience is second to none.