About us

As the UK's largest manufacturer of stretcher bars, quality and sustainability are at the forefront of everything we do. We were the first UK manufacturer to get certified by a large timber standards holder. Our strict wastage procedures and responsible sourcing ensure our minimal environmental impact is always maintained. We manufacture all stretcher bars on-site, in Lincolnshire, to ensure the best quality and the shortest lead times are achieved. This can be as short as one day depending on the quantity.

A Brief History

Mandev was founded in 1997 by Les and Mandy Burrow. Les invested heavily in new machinery which significantly increased production and created the need for a second industrial unit. In 2011 Eterna Media Ltd was established as the retail arm of Mandev, and had to operate 24 hour shifts over the busiest months to meet demand. At this time all stretcher bars were manufactured using manually operated equipment. In 2012, a further two machines were introduced and production expanded to a third unit. In 2014 Les invested in a Cross Cut Saw which increased production considerably. In April 2016 Eterna Media moved to a 12,000sq ft premises in Grantham. With 4 automatic stretcher bar machines, we are capable on producing over 30,000 bars per day. In 2018 we are looking to expand this capacity to over 50,000 to meet ongoing demands.

Eterna Media Ltd now employ nine permanent members of staff, and additional temporary employees over the busier months leading up to Christmas. 

Les commented “we offer highly specialised products and can manufacture to specific requirements and measurements. Although we offer high quality products, we are also competitively priced.  We pride ourselves on the "family" culture we harness at Eterna Media; every employee and customer is treated as a friend, not a number. We always go the extra length to ensure everyone involved receives the best treatment." 

Testimonials

“We have been trading with Eterna Media for many years. We have always found the product and service to be A*, they have seen our orders are processed and dispatched quickly. The product is top quality and very reasonably priced. I would thoroughly recommend them”.

EW

“We’ve used Eterna Media for all our stretcher bars for the last 3 years and would highly recommend them to any framers, printers or artists – high quality products, excellent service, friendly, fast & efficient”.

LP

“We have been purchasing stretcher frames from Eterna Media for the past 12 months. They have given us a fast and efficient service at reasonable prices. We have found the staff to be very friendly and professional”.

PH

“Always a great service, very reliable and highest quality stretcher bars. I wouldn’t use any other.”

JG

“Eterna Media are our number 1 supplier of stretcher bars for canvas frames. They provide excellent quality products on time. But their key attribute is their flexibility and resourcefulness to help us meet our ever changing business needs”.

RG

“Eterna Media always give a fantastic service; they never fail to communicate quickly and are incredibly efficient”.

LJ

“Always willing to help and with consistent quality of stretcher bars, Les and his team do a splendid job”.

PE

Our Vision

"Our objective is to produce the best possible products where the customers creativity can find a unique space in which to develop, without limits." - Les Burrow, Director