Large range of frames and mounting boards to select from

Excellent workmanship offered

Customised framing of your artwork

We offer premises visits to guide your selection

Every piece that needs to be framed needs something different, unique or special to make it pleasing on the eye and enhance the piece or artwork you are framing. Therefore we have a large variety of frame samples for you to choose from. We offer a variety of styles, profiles, widths and colours to suit every customer. You could choose from a beautiful gilded ornate gold frame for an Olde Masters artwork or dining room mirror, to a black and white modern look frame and mount board combination for a favourite poster or print.

All frames are cut and joined using professional frame making equipment. This together with dedication and perfectionism, ensures you the perfect finish and longevity of your framing.

Over time, pieces can deteriorate and therefore devalue if not framed correctly, as dust, air, mould, damp and even small insects affect them. Apart from the correct frame and mount boards, sealing and closing of the reverse of the framing is extremely important to ensure a tight seal of closure and protection around the artwork for longevity.

Our Framing services include:

  • Wedding Photo’s
  • Residential Picture Framing
  • Canvas Block Framing
  • Custom Framing
  • Budget & Custom Framing
  • Mirror Framing
  • Box Framing (shadow boxes)
  • Certificate Framing
  • Needle work framing
  • Original Artwork Framing
  • Print, Poster & Photography Framing
  • Corporate Picture Framing accessories
  • Float Mounting
  • Prints
  • Contemporary
  • Ethnic
  • Object Framing
  • Kids Night Lights
  • Reusable frames for child art
  • Professional picture hanging service

Mount boards

Mount boards are the “border” that is around your artwork thus occupying the space between your frame and your artwork. These come in a large variety of colours, and more than one can be used on each piece being framed. All our mount boards are precision cut by professional experience, using specialized equipment. Each is cut with a 45° bevelled inward angle so as to pull your eye into the artwork.


It is important to use glass when framing. For example, glass would be most suited to a photo, watercolour, needlework that has two, three or four mount boards surrounding it. Oil artworks generally do not require glass as this type of artwork needs to ‘breathe’. It is also important that the glass be fitted correctly ensuring that the glass is protecting the artwork from dust and insects getting into the framed artwork and thus damaging the artwork. -A Shadowbox frame can be used to design keepsakes from mementos, weddings, and family reunions.

Custom Framing

With a large variety of frame samples to choose from and the best quality, service and workmanship, you won't find better than Frames by Design. We will be able to advise on the best possible options on how to achieve the look you require.

Shadow Boxes

Shadow Boxes are ideal for sports memorabilia and collectibles: golf balls, gloves & tees, plates, jerseys, gloves, bats. Use your Shadow Box to capture moments from weddings, cutlery, toys, concerts and events. Shadowboxes are ideal when it comes to protecting 3 dimensional artworks of various mediums.

Contact Us

Please call us on 060 621 8450 or email us at to arrange an appointment.

We are situated in Midstream Estate, Centurion/Midrand Area


When deciding how to frame an artwork/photo we take into consideration a number of aspects, in particular; frame style, condition of the artwork/photo, level of protection necessary, and hanging location. This can be a simple process but can also quite complex dependent on the artwork/photo. All our frames unique and custom made to the highest standards of quality and workmanship.We will always advise our clients to bringing in the artworks or object to be framed to us for suggestions and options first. We can also arrange on-site picture hanging, plus delivery of artworks and finished frames.