We strip windows and frames, doors and frames, skirting boards, picture rails, staircases, ceilings, dado rails, cornices, beams, hand rails etc.

No chemicals are used in our process and we bring wood back to its natural state the old fashioned way… good old fashioned elbow grease!


Due to demand, we now reglaze windowpanes, replacing putty with Meranti beading.


Our associate company, Sash Window Servicing, is now focused on servicing rope mechanism sash windows only. Contact them by Clicking Here.

Operating since 1997, we pride ourselves not only in the quality of the service we provide, but also in our punctuality.


We arrive at our appointments on time, every time. We are prompt and efficient in providing your quote.


We work both in the private and commercial sectors.


On-site Wood Stripping

Master Builders Association Member

Workmen's Compensation Compliant

BIBC Membership Number: 11490


Before & After Wood-Stripping

Back To Wood:


Cor van der Merwe (Observatory): "In these times it is rare to find a company who is so focused, professional and a joy to work with. Tim and his team were always on time - working hard, quietly and neatly, highly knowledgeable in what they do, great quality work, and going the extra mile to fix whatever needs to be done. I can not recommend Back to Wood highly enough. Go - phone Tim - you won't regret it! It was a great pleasure and a very pleasant experience working with these guys. Thanks Tim and Team! Regards, Cor"


Ceilidh & Pavel (Claremont): "Thank you so much to you and the team for the lovely new windows, we are so happy with them! The house was noticeably quieter this morning now that the last of the street facing windows are done and that rotten door has been removed :-) I'll send you a picture when I have finally finished the whole room.You are always a pleasure to deal with and have around the house, and I'll make sure to find a way to tell the people at number 64 that fact ;-)."


Ruth Rodger (Highlands Estate):  "Hi Tim, Both Stewart and I were delighted both with your service and your expertise, thank you so much for doing such a great job. Thanks again for a very professional job and painless experience. Kind regards, Ruth."


Robert MacDonald (Rondebosch):  "Hi Tim, Thank you so much – your work is amazing.  Please feel free to give me as a reference or even as a reference site if you want to show prospective clients.  I will also be more than happy to put something in writing if you prefer.  It has been a pleasure. Cheers Rob"


Lesley & Brent Palmer (Gardens):  "Tim Chaplin and his efficient and friendly team completely transformed our home by restoring the original splendor of our window frames, doors and fire-place; all with non-toxic products and processes. We highly recommend Tim’s professionalism; including the neatness and mastery of his work – Lesley & Brent Palmer"


Justin Pearson (The Three Boutique Hotel): "Hi Tim Thanks for the info.  It still looks great so thanks for a good job. Thanks & Best regards, Justin."

Please contact Tim Chaplin to request a quote or complete the contact form and we will get back to you.

T:   082 924 7889   
E:  tim@backtowood.co.za

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We work in all areas of the greater Cape Town region.

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