Bespoke work away from masts and oars

With a proven pedigree in the world of wooden yacht masts and oars, our skills and knowledge have often been called upon within similar industries. As a glue-lam specialist and with the flexibility and facilities to take on a wide range of projects, diversification has become common place.

With the growing demand for traditional and sustainable materials within modern architecture, internal and external columns, both structural and cosmetic, have become regular work to satisfy this growing market. With the ability to turn almost any size of column from a variety of materials, there is little we cannot accommodate. 

The link below will highlight some of the bespoke projects we have undertaken over the years. 

The logical progression into wooden masts

Over the years Collars' spars have been used in Olympic competition, crossed all of the worlds Oceans, and can be found on nearly all wooden sparred production boats ever made. With a capacity of producing any wooden mast or spar up to 100' in length....

Oars

Having made our name in producing the finest quality wooden rowing oars for crews throughout the world, it is hardly surprising that we are still producing a comprehensive range today. At the lower end of the range are the standard wooden oars, offering quality and value for everyday use. Using the skills from three generations of the Collar family, a pair of Spruce spoon or skiff oars can be produced individually to the customer's requirements.

Flagpoles

Whether looking to replace an historical flagpole, or raising a celebratory flag, our pedigree in producing the finest quality wooden masts for over 80 years makes Collars the obvious choice for making any flagpole. Using the finest quality timber available, our skilled craftsmen are able turn by hand, any size or configuration required. With our bespoke service, we will guide you throughout the complete process, from an initial consultation to erecting the finished product.

Projects

With a history dating back over 80 years, we have produced mast and spars for some of the most beautiful yachts in existence. Specialising in producing the finest quality yacht masts and spars, we pride ourselves on a personal, tailored service and maintain a close and constant contact with our customers. From the critical choice of timber to the final stages of smoothing and varnishing, a Collars product has over eighty years of experience and expertise put into it, making us the number one choice time and time again.

The following links are a small selection of the some of projects we have been proud to be part of in recent years.

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Collars awarded ISO 9001:2000 accreditation.

Published: Tuesday, 29th April 2008

Collars are proud to announce they have been awarded the ISO 9001 Quality Management Certification.

In March 2008 CQS granted Collars the ISO 9001:2000 certification for quality management systems (QMS). Globally recognized and respected, ISO 9001:2000 standards are set by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), a Geneva-based worldwide federation of national standard bodies. This certification demonstrates Collars dedication to and implementation of a dedicated, systematic and quantifiable approach to quality-of-service standards through a rigorous auditing process.

"ISO 9001:2000 certification is an important milestone for Collars and validates our commitment to delivering the highest quality service and satisfaction that our customers have come to expect," said Managing Director, Jeremy Freeland. "The quality management system implemented provides reassurance to our customers that we will continue our long tradition of developing and providing products, services and support of the highest caliber."

ISO 9001:2000 standards specify organisational requirements in documentation, procedures and operations for a quality management system and are important for a business focused on demonstrating its ability to consistently provide products or services that meet customer satisfaction and regulatory requirements. In achieving ISO certification, Collars set standards and baselines in order to meet and exceed benchmarks going forward for quality customer service and support in the development, support and manufacturing of the highest quality wooden yacht spars.