A Limavady carpenter and his three sons are finding themselves in an interesting place of work after discovering a niche market in building and restoration.
Leslie McCormickâ€™s Wood Creations business specialises in professional restoration and the manufacture of quality bespoke products for churches.
â€œSince we launched the business last year weâ€™ve worked in churches of different faiths,â€ explains Leslie, a traditional craftsman of some 40 years. â€œAnd recently, Iâ€™m pleased to say, the work has also taken us into the south of Ireland.
â€œItâ€™s a niche market I hit on while I was working with McCormick Construction,â€ he continued. â€œThey would have built and refurbished church buildings and roofs, but when it came down to the interior and furniture restoration, there was nobody locally who could do the work.â€
Wood Creations have since carried out restoration work on church pews and have manufactured new candelabras and prayer tables as well as notice boards and porch tables, all hand-finished to meet specific requirements of each church.