We provide an affordable, bespoke framing service.
And what’s more we bring that high-quality service to your door…
The correct framing is vital to showcase your artwork at its best and protect it, ensuring it retains its value and good condition.
We visit you with frame samples (plus a wealth of experience and expertise) to help you select the best frame for your work from the comfort of your own home!
We’ll bring frame and mount samples for you to choose from and help you find the best combination taking into account the character of the work, its surroundings and your budget. Your artwork will then be framed by our experienced framer to the highest conservation standards, with your agreed speciality glass and delivered back to your door.
We can even help you hang it in your chosen spot!
"I can't speak more highly about the framing service offered by Rostra Gallery. I needed a good quality wooden frame for something I had purchased as a special present for my wife. Emma offered me some very thoughtful advice and options relating to the mount, wood grain and size of frame to complement the artwork. I'm very pleased to say the finished article exceeded expectations and most importantly, my wife was delighted to receive her perfectly framed present!"
A happy customer in Bath
All our framing is handcrafted to conservation standard by a framer with over 15 years experience framing fine art.
All framing is carried out on the premises of our fully-equipped framing studio near Bath and we are always happy to advise on choices and process.
We have access to an infinite amount of frames with options for mount board and glass to suit all your requirements. Choose from our selection of finished mouldings or a plain wood which can be stained, waxed or painted using high quality Farrow & Ball paints or similar to fit in any room.
“Really happy with framing through Rostra Gallery. Experienced knowledge and advise, professional, beautifully put together with faultless precision. Consistently high quality framing for my paintings.”
We offer a selection of mounting styles and can advise on the most appropriate style for your artwork.
For prints with a 'deckled' (or torn) edge, we recommend a 'float' option. The artwork is adhered to a mountboard, leaving a white border between the print and the inside of the frame, showcasing the edge of the print. Floating is a reversible method of mounting and will not damage your artwork.
Raised float mount
Raised float is a more contemporary take on the standard float technique. We use an extra piece of mount board between the backing board and artwork, to raise the print and give the work a more ‘floating’ aesthetic.
A window mount is used to create a 'cut out' window inside the frame of your print. The window mount sits on top of the print, usually overlapping the edges slightly, creating a clean border around the piece in a classic style. The mount width is included in the overall size when measuring frames.
We can recommend the best options for your newest piece (even if you haven’t bought the piece from us) or help with updating existing favourites.
To arrange a home visit or find out more:
All the framing we undertake is to conservation standard which as well as being kind to the environment, prolongs the life of the artwork. Conservation and museum framing uses materials and methods that protect artwork from factors such as acid, light and air pollution.
Framing methods are reversible which means they can be unframed and un-mounted again at any point in the future, occasionally a customer will specify framing that means un-mounting the artwork will be harder but we will always talk you through this.
Acid free tape, mount board, backing materials and slips/fillets are used as standard for all our framing.
Framing orders take two to four weeks to fulfil, and we allow up to five days for delivery.
We can collect items to be framed and deliver them back to you free within the area of Bath and Bristol and occasionally further afield. Alternatively collection or insured courier postage can be arranged – please contact us for more details.
If you need an order sooner than specified above just send us an email to: email@example.com and we will do all we can to meet your deadline.
We have a number of specialised glass options, including non-reflective & UV. Just contact us with your requirements and we will provide you with a quote.
We can offer a trade framing and fulfilment service to galleries and businesses, please get in touch to find out more.