Moulding manufacture and design history

With an established background in fine furniture, Decora Mouldings is a pioneering family manufacturer specialising in mouldings and components for the joinery and interiors markets.

1962

1962

After completing his apprenticeship AJ Ponsford began restoring antiques and fine furniture in a former slaughterhouse in Cirencester, before outgrowing the premises and moving to a larger site a few years later.

1988

Whilst still at school the founders’ sons, Nick and Nigel, begin experimenting with moulding to replicate surface textures and details and come up with the unique composite formula that is still used today.

1990

1990

Inspired by secret doors created from actual leather-bound books, the world’s first faux book panel is reproduced from antique leather original books, and the brand Period Book Simulations is launched to create secret doors and fill libraries and shelves.

1994

1994

Factory and warehousing is moved to larger purpose-built premises in Gloucester.

1997

1997

DecWOOD: Our unique DecWOOD composite is refined and a wide stock range launched for use in the bespoke furniture, joinery and interiors markets.

2006

2006

DecSTONE: Specialist range of stone effect internal window cills and skirting is developed to offer a more luxury, maintenance free finish for the discerning homeowner.

2006

2006

Period Book Simulations rebranded as DecBOOKS

2009

2009

Blue Badger Branding launched, producing on-product branding badges (metal plaques!) for many of the worlds leading furniture makers and brands.

2019

The third generation of the family, Regan, joins the company

2021

2021

New DecWOOD catalogue of over 500 stock mouldings is launched with brand new online shop for quick and easy ordering around the world.

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