Why choose a Guild Commended Framer

In short, it's because you can rely on a Guild Commended Framer to know what he or she is doing. But don't just take our word for it, this is what the Fine Art Trade Guild has to say:

  1. Guild Commended Framers are qualified framers whose skills have been examined in a rigorous test.
  2. Guild Commended Framers have been awarded their emblem of excellence by the art and framing industry's trade association, the Fine Art Trade Guild.
  3. Guild Commended Framers commit to supplying goods and services of a consistently high standard.
  4. Guild Commended Framers are mindful of the care and conservation of customers' artwork and can ensure that items remain in optimum condition.
  5. Guild Commended Framers create frames that are structurally sound, blemish-free and show care and attention to detail.

The five levels of framing

You have a choice about how much or how little you want to safeguard your picture. There are five levels of framing for you to choose from as the following summary explains.

  1. Museum. The ultimate protection for your artwork.
  2. Conservation. Helping preserve your artwork for future generations.
  3. Commended. Guarantees a degree of protection, with design playing an important part.
  4. Budget. Visually pleasing, but offering no long-term protection.
  5. Minimum. Putting economy first.

Our Commended Framers will help you choose the right level of framing for your artwork.


The Guild advantage

Since 1905 the Fine Art Trade Guild has been setting standards that are recognised by the art and framing industry worldwide. As Guild members, we uphold the standards and qualifications developed by the Guild, which are designed to help you buy with confidence. For more information, visit the Guild website.