Treske has over 45 years’ experience of designing and making special commissions for bespoke church furniture and furnishings, often for the restoration of significant ecclesiastical buildings. Working with church architects, clergy, congregations, as well as heritage and conservation bodies Treske have undertaken the refurbishment of churches, chapels, sanctuaries and serveries.
Treske have made new altars and communion tables, lecterns, hymn boards, screens, fonts, crosses, aumbreys, tabernacles and candleholders to their own original designs or to those of church architects. Treske's specialist joiners are also frequently called upon to integrate new furniture with old woodwork of exceptional historic interest, for example in St George's Chapel Windsor.
Church chairs, choir stalls, benches and pews for clergy and congregation are all designed to meet the needs of modern worship and community events. In a wide range of woods including oak and ash, bespoke or standard, stacking or not, sometimes with commemorative carving or carved lettering, Treske have supplied parish churches, cathedrals, Quaker meeting houses, Methodist chapels, school chapels and faith centres, with exactly the seating and furniture they needed.
Treske designed and made the new nave choir, nave altar and clergy furniture for St Georges Chapel, Windsor Castle, some of which was used for the Committal Service for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
A full set of Sanctuary furniture including an altar, credence table, lecterns, choir stalls and clergy desks and other dignitary seating were designed and made by Treske for Manchester Cathedral.
Treske were chosen for their extensive experience of supplying churches with custom designed, hard-wearing, robust furniture. The company designed and manufactured 425 solid oak chairs, an altar table, a solid oak pulpit, a wall cross and a credence table especially for St Andrew's Church, with the St Andrew's cross hand-carved into some of the furniture.
Treske made and installed a co-ordinated set of furniture, including the tower screen, vestry table and vestment wardrobe, seating, porch notice boards, bookcases, library table, serving table, pulpit and Southwell chairs, as well as supplying 40 Howe 40/4 chairs.
Major good fortune enables Holy Trinity to undertake a complete reorder, including sanctuary, choir and nave furniture from Treske.
New sanctuary furniture designed and made by Treske joined the original benches made by Treske in the 1980's as part of a major reorder and reorientation of the church.
Treske were commissioned to design and make bespoke crematoria furniture for the two chapels. Catafalques, adjustable height lecterns, sofa seating, upholstered seats and committal curtains were part of the commission.
The new furniture consisted of a bespoke catafalque, console table, ambo-style lectern incorporating audio visual controls, and the main committal curtains and voile.
Crematoria furniture including the reception desk, catafalques for two chapels with seating on curved benches designed especially by Treske, with console tables, flower stands and a lectern with full audio visual and curtain controls installed.
Treske completed the interior furnishing for Trent Valley Crematorium with the catafalque, lectern, upholstered chair seating, reception desk, sound desk furnishing, as well as furniture , including tables, chairs and display shelving for the meeting rooms.
Treske designed a catafalque with a rise and fall platform, with heavy duty bariatric rollers, as well as an oak lectern and stacking Harrogate chairs.
Treske supplied Howe 40/4 upholstered chairs and seating, also designing and making bespoke crematorium furniture consisting of a bariatric catafalque, frontals, reader, AV controls, console table, cross, flower stands and memorial bookcase, along with curtains and tracking for the committal area.