About us

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The Company

Founded in 1946 on the Gloucester Road in Bristol as an Electrical and Contracting company we have evolved over the years to include Domestic and Commercial appliance sales and service; Kitchen planning and Installation as well as our electrical installation and maintenance activities.

Horders opened its Miele Exclusif Kitchen Studio in 1988 to compliment the range of services offered and the growing trend for built in Kitchen appliances. Miele kitchen furniture was best in class when available but when the kitchen furniture division of Miele was sold on some years ago we were introduced to Nolte Kuchen furniture which we highly commend.

Horders operatives are to be found across the South West working in some prestigious buildings. For example The Roman Baths, Pump Room; and Great George Street Bristol have all been entrusted to us over the years for various works and we apply the same diligence to all our activities.

In 2016 Horders reached its 70th year in business and set about refurbishing our entire showroom with new displays. Why not visit us? We have a customer car park at the rear of the showroom accessed from a lane off Merton Road.

Matt Sparks


Matt graduated from the University of the West of England with a BSc(Hons) in Architecture, Technology and Design. After graduating Matt joined an architects practice and gained valuable experience working on various projects in London, Bristol, New York and Mallorca. Matt has worked on prestigious projects in both the residential and commercial sectors working closely with other designers and contractors. Key projects have included Spring Studios (New York), Nexxus (New York), Paxton and Whitfield (London), Ruby and White (Bristol), Sushi Samba (London) and many other residential and retail buildings.

Matt has gained valuable experience working closely with master craftsmen to create beautiful kitchens and furniture for the residential sector and always takes a total space approach to any project.

Steve Stocks

Installation Manager

Steve started furniture making in 1992 after studying engineering. Steve joined his family business working with his father who had been making furniture since 1970. Steve has a background in furniture making, french polishing, restoration and for some time now kitchen manufacture and installations.

Client requirements have taken Steve all over the world but he now works closely with Horders on projects across the South West alongside his own work.