01245 401180

Welcome to Richard Hopkins French Polishers Ltd.

From our professional French polisher workshop in the picturesque village of Rettendon we provide sympathetic furniture restoration, lacquer, hand painted finishing and modern spray paint services to domestic and commercial clients across Essex.


As French polishers we specialise in building conservation, exterior joinery and window frames, interior stairs, wood panelling, antique furniture restoration and the finishing of newly installed pieces; we are renowned for expertise, attention to detail and impeccable service.


Our highly experienced French polishers work within Essex, Kent, Hertfordshire, Suffolk and London, as well as on location around the UK.  Do drop us a line, we’re always happy to provide friendly free advice.

Richard Hopkins, owner of Richard Hopkins French Polishers has been a furniture restoration craftsman for the past 25 years. 

Having trained alongside his brother, and honed his art restoring historically important buildings across the South East, including exclusive hotels, hospitals and government offices.

He established Richard Hopkins French Polishers in 1995, and has been restoring, renovating and finishing beautiful joinery and furniture within Essex’s most exquisite homes and historic buildings ever since.

He cites quality as his watch word, and prides himself on the level of complete confidence his clients have in his work.  He also considers communication to be king, and is a stickler for detailed discussion before a project commences.

As a family run French Polishers the kind words and high praise we receive from our client’s means the world. 

Read through some recent testimonials…

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Impressive Service!

Richard and his team undertook a large project for us and it was very detailed and delicate. The service and level of detail was amazing and their customer service is second to none. I would highly recommend them.

Louise Gordon Managing Director Renovation of wood panelling April 27, 2016

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Richard Hopkins French Polishers Limited

Highlands Farm,
Southend Road,
Rettendon Common,

01245 401180

About Richard Hopkins

Richard Hopkins French Polishers Ltd.
Providing impeccable building conservation, French polishing, furniture restoration and premier paint finishing services to domestic and commercial clients across Essex.

Registered Office

Richard Hopkins French Polishers Limited,
Sutherland House, 1759 London Road, Leigh On Sea,
Company No. 06376187

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