Tim Whiting Millwright

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Welcome to my website dedicated to work on Wind and Watermills.

My story began in 1998 when I trained at University College Suffolk on a full time Cabinet Making and Joinery course where I qualified with NVQ 3 and City and Guilds in advanced timber frame construction. 

After qualifying I registered self employed and began working for a family based firm making Windsor chairs, something I still take pleasure in today and am proud to look back on special projects I was involved with including a chair for our Queen and Prince Philip, the Prince of Wales and also Special editions with timber from Nelsons Flagship HMS Victory. 

As time moved on I rented my own workshop in the grounds of Friston Windmill in Suffolk which is where I first met Essex Millwright Vincent Pargeter in 2005. 

Windmills suck you into a different time, and a different perspective of construction and before you know it your well involved.

Under the guidance of Vincent I took the plunge and began millwrighting in 2011 and since then I have been involved in many projects from complete overhauls of Post mills to re decoration work of Towers.

I am happy to offer experienced Rope access, my own scaffold tower and mobile workshop facilities,

And to quote for all aspects of Millwrighting many of which I have already undertaken,  including new sails for both canister and Iron cross as well  as cap lift off restore and refit, re boarding, repairs to reefing stages, shutter building and various maintenance work. I can also help with modern alternatives to lead paint and advise on protective layers like Belzona systems.

I also offer monthly re greasing work for mills still turning to wind.

Rope Access on sails

Resetting shutters for Vincent on Drapers mill Margate 

Reefing sails on Herringfleet Mill Suffolk 


Fitting new sections of rim 

Restoring the wheel at Letheringham Suffolk. Including steel bracing and new sections of Oak rim and over 50 new starts.