Manning & Woods Ltd

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This is an example of some tiling we undertook for a customer in keeping with the character of the kitchen

Bespoke Kitchen

This is an example of a kitchen we updated for a customer

Bespoke Joinery

This is an example of bespoke door we created for one of our customers

About Us

Manning and Woods Ltd. is a new company formed by the merger of Mannings Ltd. and Simon Woods Property Maintenance.

Mannings Ltd was formed in 2001 by another merger of two family companies, which had been building houses and doing specialist property maintenance in the Stowmarket area since the 1960s. Karl Manning and Gary Ager were apprenticed by their fathers when leaving school and have many years of valuable knowledge and experience between them.

Simon Woods - Director
Simon has worked in the construction industry for over 25 years, having been apprenticed to a boat builder in Lowestoft before joining his own father’s building firm. He then worked for a number of the country’s leading house builders before deciding to set up his own business.
Gary Ager - Director
Gary has over 30 year's experience as a painter and decorator, and heads up our decorating team.
Karl Manning - Director
Karl works closely with Simon on the building side of the business, and manages our regular commercial maintenance contracts with various local schools, businesses and landowners.
Claire Woods - Office Manager
Claire worked in the insurance industry for 20 years before joining Simon in his business venture. Claire now runs the Manning and Woods office.
Sam Loader - Plumber & Gas Safe Engineer
Sam joined us in 2013. Sam is a fully qualified plumber and a Gas Safe heating engineer
Ryan Spall - Apprentice Decorator
Ryan joined us in 2012 as a painting apprentice and works closely with Gary and Andrew. Ryan is attending Otley College to gain his NVQ qualifications.
Andrew Bass - Decorator
Andrew worked for Mannings since leaving school. Trained by Gary and Karl, Andrew is an excellent decorator particularly noted for his gloss work.
Kate Webb - Office Assistant
Kate assists Claire Woods on a part time basis in the Manning & Woods office
Graham Collins - UPVC Consultant
Graham ran his own successful UPVC business for many years until recently retiring. Graham now works for Manning & Woods as our UPVC Consultant conducting our surveys and advising our customers when it comes to conservatories windows and UPVC doors
Luke Abbott - Apprentice Decorator
Luke Abbott is the newest member of the Manning & Woods team, joining as an apprentice decorator in June 2013. Luke is currently studying for his NVQ level 3 in painting and decorating at West Suffolk College.