About us

Steve Homewood  leads  the JE Homewood team, keeping the traditional, rural industry of sweet chestnut fencing thriving, while also offering top quality fencing and gate automation services both locally and further afield.

Beautiful and practical, sweet chestnut is at the heart of our business but over the years we have developed additional services to meet our clients’ needs. We have been selling gates since 1946 but since 1996 we have also been installing, servicing and repairing gate automation systems. We offer a full range of other fencing supplies and our highly experienced team can also install or repair any style of  fencing.

We put our wealth of experience and knowledge into practice to tailor our service to match your needs. Steve and his dedicated team offer a friendly and flexible service so you can be assured of the best expertise from start to finish .

Steve Homewood


Steve is “the boss”. He’s been doing this since he was a boy, so ask him pretty much any question about fencing or sweet chestnut and he’ll probably know the answer! He knows a thing or two about gates too.

Helen Hayward


Helen is married to the boss. She helps in the office; quite a lot during school term, less in the holidays.

Allan Fyfield


One of our gate gurus, Allan started working for JE Homewood in 1995. He lives locally and, when he isn’t working on gates, he’s either with his family or messing around with his Land Rover. He’s nearly always in shorts, no matter what the weather.

Stuart Gorski


Stuart’s our other gate guru. He started working for  JE Homewood  in 2003, also lives locally and when he isn’t working on gates, he’s either in the gym or travelling around the world.

Val Searle


Val is our book keeper, coming in three mornings a week to keep all our accounting records up-to-date and accurate. She’s a Haslemere stalwart, helping lots of other small businesses keep their books straight.

Jonathan Ashton


Jonathan is our youngest employee. He first came to us from Woolmer Hill for work experience in 2013 and completed his apprenticeship with us in 2016. He’s always smiling and obliging.

Eugen Maneac


Eugen’s originally from Romania. He’s very hard working, very strong and is a great guy to have around on a fencing job.

Roy Mansfield


Roy can be found in the yard 3 or 4 days a week. He retired from his own business but then wanted to do something, so helps us out with painting, tidying, delivering, fencing – whatever is needed really.

Bence Simó


Bence is another polite and cheerful member of our fence erecting team.

Zoltan Simó


Zoltan is Bence’s cousin. Our newest member of the fence erecting team but hardworking and learning fast.

Elod Kelemen


Elod works for us a couple of days a week as a fence erector – another hardworking and strong employee.

Tony Tyrrell


Tony is a self employed woodsman who has been cutting sweet chestnut , since he was 20 years old. He often helps us out on fencing projects . Spot him on our YouTube video!

Leo Homewood


Leo Homewood is the newest Homewood; 11 years old and sometimes to be found in the office for an hour or two during school holidays, answering the phones whilst playing computer games.