A HANDMADE furniture frame business has upsized to a new unit in west Swindon.

Frameco, a Swindon-based furniture frame maker, has invested in new workshop premises and brought the Cobham Centre on the Westmead trading estate.

The team of six makes frames for upholstery companies across the south west using high quality woods, including specialist woods such as oak, black walnut and sapele for show wood legs.

Property consultant Alder King acted for the landlord and previous occupier of the unit GreenSquare Energy.

James Gregory, partner at Alder King: said: “Frameco’s story is typical of the Swindon industrial market at the moment.

"There’s a strong appetite from smaller occupiers to relocate to larger and better accommodation.

"The challenge is finding suitable accommodation, with many sub-10,000 sq ft units being taken up as soon as they come on the market.”

Established by owners Jon Carty and Jon Woolhouse, Frameco has been supplying handmade furniture frames to the upholstery trade for over 15 years.

It had previously rented a unit on the Cheney Manor Industrial Estate.