• "...the incredible effort you and your talented staff put forth in the chair for His Holiness Pope John Paul II*...was well beyond our expectations" *(Now known as Saint John Paul II)
    David Owen Tryba
  • "I was truly impressed by the outstanding quality of the firm’s work and by Ian Agrell's enthusiasm and professional commitment"
    F. Carey Howlett
    Hermitage Foundation
  • "The level of craftsmanship shown is amazing. How you can produce something of such quality from a simple lump of wood is beyond me"
    David Shiress, Design Manager
    Taylor Made Joinery Interiors, Suffolk
  • "Your work looks incredible. A special thanks to you for making us look brilliant for choosing you for the project"
    David Wick
    Owner of O.B.Williams

Master Carver, Ian Agrell, discusses the philosophy behind Agrell Architectural Carving.

The Woodcarving Experts

Agrell Architectural Carving, founded by Master Carver, Ian Agrell in 1978, is recognised as one of the foremost architectural carving companies in the world. We specialise in classical design and hand carving for private residences, commercial buildings and ecclesiastical structures.

When you work with us, there are no limitations to what we can create. We employ the same methods and tools used by the generations of wood carvers before us. Look closely and you’ll discover there is a delicacy and beauty that only carving by hand can reveal.


Pre designed Period Style Rooms


At Agrell Architectural Carving, design is everything. Whether it’s a simple yet elegant hand-carved wood fireplace mantel or a series of complex renaissance panels, we proudly stand by our commitment to provide you with workmanship of outstanding quality. You can also be confident your project will be delivered on time and within your budget, regardless of volume, project size or location. The key is collaboration.

To ensure an open and continuous dialogue and complete confidentiality, Ian Agrell personally directs all projects from start to finish. The Agrell Architectural Carving team includes over 15 highly skilled wood carvers and three project managers. Which means, in addition to our large wood carving capacity, we also provide you with your own project manager who, alongside Ian, ensures that all details are managed to your complete satisfaction and that your project moves forward in a timely manner.

Recent Blog Entries

Another happy client - de Gournay

Monday, September 8, 2014 - 15:08

 "Really, really pleased with carvings , I would not hesitate to use you again and will be recommending you to everyone in the trade that I know, thankyou so much !"Philip Rosede GournaySeptember, 2014

Taking the influence of Strahov Monastery to hand carve a beautiful baroque library

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 16:08

Located in Prague, Czech Republic stands the magnificent Strahov Monastery which was originally founded in 1149.  Over the course of 800 years this building has withstood a fascinating history of fire, war and renovations. 

Understanding architectural profiles

Tuesday, December 10, 2013 - 12:34

Here are the six mouldings that, with the addition of the band (flat profile), make up just about all profiles used in architecture and furniture.  Notice the difference between cyma recta and cyma reversa where the latter is shaped to be used as a support - in fact all the mouldings other than cyma recta are supports so that the coma recta would be used at the top of a series of moulding for example on an entablature or cornice. Architectural profiles