About Us

The Carpenters' Company is a City of London Livery Company. It received its first royal charter in 1477, and was granted a coat of arms in 1466.

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The history of the Carpenters’ Company goes back over 700 years, with the first written reference a mention of a Master Carpenter in the City of London’s records of 1271.

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Carpenters’ Hall

The Carpenters’ Company has been based on London Wall since its first Hall was built there in 1429. Since that time, there have been three Halls. The current Hall was opened in 1960.

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Craft Activities

The Carpenters’ Company is committed to supporting, promoting and encouraging woodworking crafts and those working in the profession.

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Contact Us

For directions, general enquires and details about charitable grants, membership and our history.

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Members’ Area

Login to view your committee papers, company calendar and other features.

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The Carpenters’ Company has ongoing relationships with various educational institutions including the Building Crafts College in Stratford.

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Latest News

Election of Master and Wardens 2019-2020

Lord Flight of Worcester (Howard) MA Cantab, MBA USA Howard Flight was appointed to the House of Lords at the end of 2010.  He was the Member of Parliament for Arundel from 1997 to 2005, during which time he served as Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury, and was a member of the Conservative Shadow […]

48th Annual Wood Awards Winners

The winners of the Wood Awards 2018 were announced at a ceremony held on the 20th November at Carpenters’ Hall, hosted by David Hopkins, Director of the Timber Trade Federation. Storey’s Field Centre & Eddington Nursery by MUMA was awarded the Mears Group Gold Award, the winner of winners, as well as being the Commercial […]