Suffolk Millwright

Tim Whiting started out in 1998 running a cabinet making business in the grounds of Friston windmill in Suffolk, where in 2005 he met the late Vincent Pargeter who was one of the last of the old school traditional millwrights in the UK. Tim spent 5 years working alongside Vincent working on many aspects of the craft and opened Suffolk millwright in 2011 and has proudly worked almost entirely on windmills ever since. 

Suffolk Millwright has been privileged to work on some beautiful mills across the UK and has completely restored,

For the National Trust, Horsey Windpump.

For the Norfolk Windmill Trust, Billingford Windmill.

For English Heritage, Saxtead Green Post mill 

For Kent County Council, Chillenden Post mill 

We have ongoing projects from as high up as new sails for Skidby mill in Yorkshire, and as far down as the new cap and sails for Guernseys St Savior mill in Perelle Bay.

In all, we are involved with over 30 UK mills from consultancy advise to regular maintenance works


For up to date pictures of all of our projects, follow us on Instagram, @suffolkmillwright.


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Some of our projects

Horsey Windpump

Norfolk

This was our first major project completely on our own as a company, and with the help generously given to us from the National trust set us on our way to become the specialist millwrights that we are, both in skill set and compliance

Thorpeness windmill

Suffolk

Thorpeness mill was to be the last full project for the late Vincent Pargeter, and one that taught me most of the principles of good millwrighting. Vincent was a stalwart for quality in not only the workmanship, but also the finish - more specifically, the level of preserving the timbers in dipping tanks after all joints are cut to the quality of the traditional paints we used and still use today. 

Haigh windmill

Lancashire

This is one of the sail frames made for the small tower mill pump in Haigh near Wigan. These are the first sails we helped to make and formed the backbone in our methods of traditional sail making.