Our customers mean everything to us and we pride ourselves on the feedback we receive from them. Here are some of the testimonials provided by our clients.

Hi Alison and Rob

Just to say a huge thank you. The table is fab. A great treat to come home to after a week on the road.

Best wishes and our thanks for everything

Sarah – French polishing restoration, Norfolk, April, 2018

Dear Rob

I just wanted to drop you a line and say very many thanks for all the hard work you and Steve put in over the last 4 weeks cleaning our oak beams both inside and outside. I was very impressed with the long hours and hard manual labour you both put in day after day to get the job done in time and to budget. As you know we had a number of other trades working on site alongside you and I was impressed with how you not only worked with them making sure you did not hold up progress but also the cheerful way in which you discussed the job and the best ways to work together. I am convinced the project is further forward due to your cooperation.

The finished result is spectacular and I am also very grateful to you for the finish you added to the fireplace beam and mantle. Sue and I are delighted we chose you to do the work and look forward to many years of sitting in our new home admiring your workmanship. I will look forward to seeing you again in the future when we plan to invite you back to carry out some French polishing.

Once again Rob many thanks it has been a pleasure working with you.



Mr Woods – Oak frame cleaning, Windlesham, April, 2018

International law firm based in London

We have used R Young & Sons for a number of years in the restoration of our furniture to both our meeting rooms and reception. As an international law firm based in London, it is important to our business that our furniture is kept in prestige condition. Both our clients and staff often comment on how well maintained our office looks, in particular the look of our furniture. We have always found R Young & Sons to be highly efficient and professional and the quality of their work is of an extremely high standard. We are very pleased that we are able to continue our working relationship with them, and have no hesitation in recommending their services.

Weil, Gotshal & Manges, April, 2015

Furniture and new oak staircase

I am delighted with the work that Robert has carried out on my furniture and new oak staircase.

He has restored a teak 1950s gentleman’s wardrobe, retro G Plan coffee table, and a wooden framed mirror that we think dated back to the late 19th century.

He has also polished a new oak staircase in my home and the finish is beautiful.

He is obviously a highly skilled craftsman who takes immense pride in his work and his attention to detail is to be admired.

Thanks Robert!

Mrs Faux, February, 2015

Piano restoration

Hi Rob THANK YOU so much for my wonderful piano restoration !!! You have been a pleasure to have working in our house and what a result , I am so chuffed !! Thank you . Here are the photos as promised …. I took these this afternoon ( I promise I opened the top bit again, as soon as the photo had been taken for you ! ) Hope these help give you some business – good results !!!  I am so sorry about your Granddad ! but you’re a good polisher to keep his reputation ! Best Wishes

Leslie, September, 2013

Repairs to oak doors, Peterborough

I would like to thank Robert for his time and effect in completing the doors as requested and for the fine job he has done yet again. Everyone has passed comment on how nice the doors look at both Park House and Fountain Court.

anonymous, March, 2013


I would just like to say thank you for the wonderful polishing you carried out refurbishing our staircase, it really has brought them back to life.

Kindest regards

Mrs A Jones, February, 2013

Oak Frame Cleaning, Derby

Mary and I would like to thank Robert very much for the excellent job he has done on our oak frame. It’s brilliant, thanks so very much. If you need to use me as a reference for customers who are considering employing R Young & Sons French Polishing Ltd, please do so. I am more than delighted to let them know what a great job you have done. Kind regards



Mary and Graham Rodgers, September, 2012

Oak frame & French polishing

Hi Alison, Please pass on my thanks to Rob for his work on our dining table / chairs & oak posts / beams – they all look fantastic. Look forward to getting the cabinet back in due course. Kind regards

David, August, 2012

Oak Frame Cleaning & Finishing, Elker Lodge, York

Hi I hope you had a safe journey home, thank you for your hard work, the oak frame looks glorious, The last few weeks with yourselves the plasterers and electrician on site, the work has gone brilliantly, with you all working together brilliantly. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you, you were a first rate company to work with, Thank you once again

Steve & Carrie, April, 2012