How long will it take to make my order?

As a small father and son family business, reputation is everything. We take pride in our work for you, looking after the details; only then are we happy to put our name on your handmade product (Literally. We actually sign them!). This care and attention does take time though, so we thank you for your patience, and hope you’ll want to keep your handmade beauty for years to come.

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Made-to-order and Custom Work

Our 5-a-side arenas, and 7-a-side and 11-a-side Subbuteo compatible tables, are made to order. Please note:

  1. We have standard specification options for each type.
  2. Changes to the standard specification will add to the time it takes to quote for the work, and may also affect as the production time and the overall cost.

Current Production Times

Please remember, we are a small business; a team of two! Please be patient while we respond to enquiries and make tables to our usual best standard.


When we receive a quote request, you will get an automatic email reply from the website. Gareth will then send a personal reply with a quote.

We estimate a quote will take…

Standard Product 1-5 working days includes custom text
Non-standard specification product 5-10 working days E.g. different size, special finishes


We estimate a table build will take…

5-a-side Arena Oak / Meranti 2 days* /
15-20 days
*While stocks last – check the GOOD TO GO PAGE
Painted 15 days Limited number part-built ready for painting. Just choose your colours.
Custom Graphics Painted + 2 weeks Production of graphics based on template designs such as changing text and colours. Completely bespoke graphics take longer – please contact for an estimation.
Tabletops Oak/Meranti 15-20 days Pay a deposit to book a build.
Painted 25-30 days Pay a deposit to book a build.
Custom Graphics Painted + 30 days Production of graphics based on template designs such as changing text and colours. Completely bespoke graphics take longer – please contact for an estimation.
Base Kit Painted 15-20 days Pay a deposit to book a build.
Premiership Edition Standard Next available in 2024 Two styles now available. Enquiries open. Pay a deposit to book a build.
Pre-booking Made-to-order Pay a deposit to book the next production slot.
See Payment for info and options

Production times are estimates in working days. Handmade quality cannot, and should not be rushed, and while production times should not be considered as guarantees, we always do our best to ship orders as quickly as we can. Got a special date to meet? Please let us know when you order.


We occasionally have items part-made, ready for finishing within a few days. You can see these on the Good-to-go page


Please visit the Payments page for info on our current payment options.


If you need your order quickly for a special occasion, we always do our best to make it happen. Where that’s not possible, because we are designer makers, we may offer be able to offer you other options which aren’t even on our website.

  1. Please request a quote
  2. Leave a comment in the enquiry box letting us know the date, and any other info that’s relevant. E.g. Favourite team. Age. Something else you’re looking for.


Here are some factors that affect how long your order will take:

Painting / Varnishing

We’re based in Dundee, which is Scotland’s sunniest city! Great for paint and varnish drying! Wait. Scotland? Sun, rain, hail, and snow, all in the same day, entirely possible. Our current set-up means we’re at the mercy of the weather, and considering undercoats, and multiple top-coats, there may be delays for finishing processes.

Custom Pricing

As design makers here to serve the Subbuteo community, we’re happy to consider custom work. Please remember that a one-line email you send, can easily create an hour or more of work for the two of us, so we appreciate your patience while we prioritise making tables for orders while putting together quotes.

Please do get in touch and give us as much info as you can about what your project is, or if it’s a gift, who it’s for, their favourite team, what you’re looking for, that kind of thing. We are active in the Subbuteo community, and we’ll happily point you to who is best placed to help.

For an idea of delivery costs, please see > Delivery

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