Welcome to Glascote Fender Maker's
Fender-maker's specialising in hand made marine rope fenders, mooring lines, ropes, chain & shackles for all types of boats including canal boats ,wide beams, Dutch barges to name but a few, I also make bespoke tv & film set props. Only the highest quality materials are used in the construction of all fenders and attention to detail is paramount.
Glascote Fendermaker's is a one-man cottage business situated just 2 streets up from the Coventry Canal at Glascote, bespoke ropework & fenders are a speciality fitting available if locally moored.
About Phil English
Phil English is a traditional fender-maker having lived, worked and travelled the UK canal system in a 110 year old ex Fellows Morton & Clayton working boat. I now have premises in Glascote Tamworth making traditional and bespoke rope canal boat fenders using only the highest qualiy materials.
As a time served fender-maker lucky enough to have been guided and encouraged by the very best in the business I pushed myself hard to perfect my skills/style and have many people complimenting my work. I also promote the craft of fender-making by teaching the craft and doing demonstrations at various events, past ones include the Braunston Historic boat rally, The International Guild of Knot Tyers annual meeting and for the Crick Historical Society.
My mother ordered a button bow fender from you for my historic narrow boat ‘Beatty’. I fitted it to Beatty for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Pageant which we took part in earlier this month. I am delighted with the fender which looks magnificent on the boat – I’m sure the Queen noticed it when we passed her on the Royal Barge!
Nick Grundy March 2012
Many thanks for all your help over the past year, hope you have a merry Christmas & a prosperous New Year
Helen & Michael Walker (Walker Boat Services, Aynho, Banbury) 25 Nov 2008
Just got them thanks. Great service, appreciate it.
Dave Gurney 3 Dec 2008
Fenders arrived. Many thanks, top job.
Barry Cole 6 Oct 2014
Evening Eric They have arrived - thank u very much! They r fantastic! One Xmas pressie sorted! May need more next year!
Received the fenders today, they look amazing. Don’t normally get excited about fenders but the quality of these is spot on! Thanks
David Moss 20 June 2012
The fenders arrived this morning and they look really good. Thank you for making them and getting them to us so quickly. Best regards Martin
Martin Richards (Narrow Boat “Hectors House”) 20 July 2011
Many thanks for an amazing service I wish all internet type purchase could be as efficient as yours. The fenders are just what I wanted.
Chris Phillips 10 June 2008
Fender has arrived and is just perfect – thanks so much! Happy Christmas
Angela 14 December 2010