Derry Journal:

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 McCormick’s Wood Creations business specialises in professional restoration and the manufacture of quality bespoke products for churches.

“Since we launched the business last year we’ve worked in churches of different faiths,” explains Leslie, a traditional craftsman of some 40 years. “And recently, I’m pleased to say, the work has also taken us into the south of Ireland.

“It’s a niche market I hit on while I was working with McCormick Construction,” he continued. “They 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.”

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.