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We’ve worked hard to earn our reputation as one of the leading artisans of timber in the country. Our case studies show how from wardrobes and bookcases to windows and stairs, our small, close-knit team know how to work wood to its fullest potential.

Staircase renovation

Staircase Renovation, Haywards Heath

The Brief This staircase renovation in Haywards Heath is turning out to be the most popular, both with the team and our clients. Starting as an original paint finish with spindles, we turned our clients staircase into a beautiful oak statement. With a nice clear…

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Staircase refurbishment

Staircase Refurbishment Frimley, Surrey

The Brief  We had the pleasure of being brought onto a new project for our clients, to take their old, dark coloured timber staircase and balustrade and turn it into a nice, sleek oak and glass staircase. They also wanted to add a unique look…

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Commercial Staircase Refurbishment, Chichester

The Brief  We were recently contacted by a local company who had the main staircase in its offices damaged by a falling vending machine. Unfortunately, the vending machine broke wooden spindles, newel posts and some of the stair treads. It was a nightmare for the…

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Oak Sideboard

Paint and Oak Sideboard

The Brief  For this project, our returning clients wanted a bespoke piece of furniture that fitted perfectly in their new kitchen/dining room. There wasn’t anything mass-produced that would work in the space they needed filling, so they called in our team to craft something that…

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Oak door

Oak Front Door Surrey

The Brief In this case study, we were tasked with taking out an old oak door and replacing it with a refreshed and refined look. You may now be wondering why… The answer is very simple – the client was just not happy with the…

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Under Stair Storage – Wittering

The Brief For this project, our clients were looking to utilise the space under their stairs and turn it into something that could be useful and still look tidy and clean.  They wanted to turn the area into storage for their washer and tumble dryer…

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Large Front Door – Haywards Heath

The Brief Our returning client was in need of a large statement front door to complement their newly refurbished home, which not only looked impressive but also proportionate to the new porch and frontage of the house. It was also important to our client, that…

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New Oak Stair Clandon

New Oak Stair Clandon, Surrey

The Brief For this project, our clients were looking for a staircase that was more in keeping with the theme and age of the home. Additionally, they also required a staircase with wider and safer treads to make using the stairs a safer and more…

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Staircase Refurbishment

Staircase Refurbishment, Surbiton

The Brief For this project, our clients were looking to get more light into both the upstairs and downstairs hallways; whilst also providing a solid and safe handrail on both sides. Additionally, the client wanted to bring the wonderful look of Oak into their home. …

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Paint to Oak Window Board

Paint to Oak Window Board

As we all know, Oak is one of the toughest timbers used in the joinery trade. Its durable qualities make it an ideal material for window sills. Not only this, but it is also less prone to scratching that may be caused by the addition…

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Triple Oak Staircase

Triple Oak Staircase – Southampton

A well-designed staircase is an integral part of most homes. Since the structure will be used daily by those living in the home, it needs to be easily accessible and have great functionality but, the design is also just as important. You will need to…

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Bespoke Wardrobe - Surrey

Bespoke Built-In Wardrobes – Surrey

Picking the perfect wardrobe for your space can seem challenging as most freestanding shop-bought closets tend to be the wrong fit for your space or they lack appropriate storage. A great way to work around this is to opt for a JLA bespoke built-in wardrobe,…

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Contemporary Oak Staircase

Contemporary Oak Staircase, Surrey

This project merges both traditional and modern design elements, in order to create a contemporary oak staircase. Glass is the ideal material to use if you’re looking to keep as much light as possible in the room. Furthermore, due to its strength and durability, a…

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Seafront Joinery

Wittering Seafront Joinery and Carpentry Project

The Brief This entire house carpentry and seafront joinery project was situated on the wonderful Sussex coast and was carried out in partnership with Grey Tree Developments. Whole house joinery projects are often the longest ones to carry out, however, we thoroughly enjoyed this one! …

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Oak Staircase in Wittering

The Brief We had the pleasure of creating this wonderful bespoke oak staircase for our clients home situated directly on the seafront with stunning views across the Sussex coast. For this project, we worked closely with local developers, Grey Tree Developments, who were a pleasure…

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Floating Shelves

Floating Oak Kitchen Shelves

The Brief Oak is always a popular choice with our clients, particularly for decorative elements like shelving. The visible grain of the material brings out the beauty of the wood, with the overall appearance being pleasing, yet subtle. Furthermore, being such a dense wood, it…

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Cedar Porch

Cedar Porch

The Brief As part of a whole house joinery project in Wittering, our client was after a cedar porch, complete with cedar planked seating. This project was undertaken in partnership with a local development company, Grey Tree Developments. A porch is a perfect feature for…

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Cedar Balcony

Cedar Balcony

The Brief This cedar balcony was just one of the joinery jobs completed on a new build property located in Wittering, alongside local developers Grey Tree Developments. It’s always a pleasure working with their team as their sites are always well managed, not to mention…

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Air Dried Oak Mantelpiece

Air Dried Oak Mantelpiece

The Brief Oak beams are a brilliant joinery material, however being a living natural product, there are various factors to consider, which we always discuss with our clients. These chunky air-dried oak mantlepieces were just one of the joinery jobs the team undertook on a…

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Lymington Home Joinery & Carpentry Project Book case/storage

Lymington Home Joinery & Carpentry Project

The Brief Upgrading woodwork in your home can refresh not only the whole feel of the place but bring in new character and modernise aspects that may have slightly dated. For this project based on the harbourside in the desirable town of Lymington, Hampshire, we…

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Oak & Glass Landing

The Brief Glass is the ideal material that can bring that natural element into the home or interiors, reflecting and bringing in light whilst making the surrounding space seem more comfortable and helping to make your home look larger and more open plan.  This staircase…

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Extension Door & Sidelights Emsworth

The Brief Doors and windows are often the final piece of the puzzle when it comes to an extension or refurbishment and more often than not they are needed in a hurry to ensure security on the property.  For this job we were needed to…

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Staircase Renovation Aldwick

The Brief This job was to renovate this staircase in Aldwick, West Sussex, to create a stunning glass staircase to be the centerpiece of the home. The structure and layout of the previous staircase was solid and positioned well, meaning a renovation was the most…

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Curved Spindles, Continuous Handrail and Furniture

The Brief This customer had recently finished an extensive new build containing an office, garage and cinema. They weren’t happy with the overall look of the interior joinery, so came to us for some help.  This project was an interesting one, particularly as none of…

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Whole House Joinery

The Brief This project started as an enquiry for a new staircase. Little did we know that this would lead to a stunning home filled with our joinery for these clients in Chertsey, Surrey.  Action taken For every aspect of this project we worked alongside…

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Staircase Renovation Rustington

The Brief A stair refurbishment is a very popular and sensible choice, especially if structurally the existing staircase is in good condition and complies with building regulations. A refurbishment can also save you a lot of time and money in comparison to starting from scratch…

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Large Iroko Gates

The Brief This returning customer of ours requested a large pair of Iroko entrance gates to be built and installed for their new driveway. The gates needed to be large enough to span the enormous width between the brick that formed the entrance. Hardwood Iroko…

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Farmers Cottage Oak Staircase

The Brief For this project the client asked us to build them their dream staircase, to match the current style and tone of their home. The lovely farmers cottage recently underwent extensive refurbishment, and the staircase was the last item to tick off the list….

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JLA Glass & Oak Staircase

Double Staircase Basingstoke

The Brief This modern staircase was built for a brand-new development and designed to be the centrepiece of the property, situated right in the heart of the large entrance hall. This project turned out to be one of our largest staircases to date, stretching from…

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Porch Petworth West Sussex

The Brief  A front porch not only provides extra space to your home, but is also often the first thing your guests see, creating a lasting impression. This front porch was a welcomed change from our normal workload, which usually consists of manufacturing items in…

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Staircase refurbishment Haywards Heath

the brief Choosing the perfect staircase for your home can be a difficult task, as the right staircase should be the focal point of your home and bring together the rest of the interiors.  For this project the client wanted us to turn an existing…

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Reclaimed Oak Tables

The Brief We were initially approached by a local property design company who were looking for some rustic looking reclaimed Oak coffee/side tables to enhance the interior of a beautiful home. We have had a lot of experience working with old timbers and know exactly…

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Carpet to Oak Staircase

The Brief Staircases can often be taken for granted but the right one can be the perfect greeting for you and your guests. The right staircase should be practical and the focal point of the home.  The client wanted to replace their existing carpet and…

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Staircase Refurb to Modern Oak and Glass

The Brief A modern staircase is often a focal point of the home. For this project, we were tasked with turning a dated spindle staircase into a bright oak and glass staircase and landing. This created a centerpiece and a more welcoming entrance hall to…

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Window opening to Patio Doors

The brief Windows and doors can bring in a lot of light into the home and create entrances that help enhance the overall look of a building and make outdoor spaces more accessible. This particular project included a new set of patio doors. A client…

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Green Oak Staircase, Southampton

The Brief We work very closely with clients to ensure that all projects are created to perfection and meet our client’s expectations, just like with this green oak staircase we recently handcrafted in Southampton. This client approached us with this project that would be slightly new to us, our skilled…

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Oak front door & porch, Chertsey

The Brief: This project involves an oak front door and porch. It is amazing how much a front door can change a property’s look. The front door is the inviting aspect of the home and a much-used element. We understand that when wanting a front…

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Bespoke Oak Office Surrey

The Brief: A customer approached us with a wonderful project of turning out the biggest oak office we have ever done. This was a great challenge and the outcome turned out perfect and exactly how the customer imagined. The customers had made do with odd…

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Built in Dresser – Bosham, West Sussex

The Brief: We create a lot of staircases and front doors, one that we love creating and don’t show enough of is interior storage. Our beautiful interior storage items are bespoke built to fit the home and space as well as style of the customer….

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Large Cut String Stair & Landing

The Brief: Challenging projects always interest us and when clients approach us we always strive to reach the exact brief given, even giving more. Our ideas, expertise, designs, creations and skilled team ensure that all projects are created to the perfection that every client wants….

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Carpeted Stair with Oak Balustrade

The Brief: A client approached us to create a carpeted stair and oak balustrade for them. This staircase and landing were to be placed in a large property renovation, there was plenty of room on this particular stair project which is always a good starting…

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Oak Front Door, Selsey

The Brief: It’s wonderful creating front doors for people as this is sometimes the first aspect noticed when looking at a house. It also offers the entrance to the house so having a lovely front door is important. This particular job involved making a new…

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Oak & Carpet Stair with interesting Spindles

The Brief: We were very happy to work with a client on an oak and carpet stair with a wonderful idea for interesting spindles. This stair was to be a first for us in regard to the spindles, it was a design that the customer…

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Paint finish & Oak Staircase and landing

The Brief: For this project, we were asked to create a beautiful oak staircase and landing that included a range of different aspects. The staircase and landing vision involved many elements of other stair designs all combined into one project. The clients wanted it to…

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Staircase Aldwick

Glass Stair & Front Door in Aldwick

The Brief: A client came to us with a wonderful new project that they had in mind. A fit a beautiful and modern new staircase and front door for customers in Aldwick, W Sussex. The customers home was undergoing a full renovation with extensions being added…

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Refurbing an Exquisite Oak and Glass Staircase

The Brief: What a wonderful job this was, refurbing and Oak and Glass Staircase. This job was what we call a stair refurb or renovation. The meaning of this? Leaving the main structural part of the staircase in place and simply cladding/boxing in the old…

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Ash Staircase & Landing

The Brief We worked with a customer to create them a beautiful ash staircase and landing, meeting all of their requirements and reaching their vision to enhance their home. For this job, we were asked to make a solid Ash staircase, but instead of the more…

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Ash with a Walnut Finish Staircase

The Brief We were contacted by customers who were having their home renovated and wanted a real statement piece staircase for their entrance hall, something that they would not only enjoy using every day but would be a great piece to show to visitors when…

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Large Oak staircase & Landing, Horsham

The Brief We were approached by customers who were building a new home from the ground up. They had spent a lot of time on planning and new that they wanted a real showpiece of a staircase to fill the large space in the entrance…

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Oak Office

The Brief: We have customers coming to us asking for some great bespoke pieces, they have an idea and we turn that idea into the actual product. Every piece we make is bespoke and tailored to reach our customer’s needs, ensuring they are extremely happy…

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Iroko Gates Chichester

The Brief: For this project, the goal was to replace the customer’s aged gates with an identical looking set in regard to the shape and style but as for the colour, the plan was to leave it natural looking. We offer beautiful woods from hardwoods…

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Oak Staircase West Wittering

The Brief: The customer asked us to make a staircase that would be created within a large extension they had done on their home. They wanted a showpiece, solid oak stair to connect a large kitchen with the living space above. A piece that would…

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Little Street Centre Chichester

The Brief: We had our customer Little Street return for another project. The new project would entail making another batch of toys for the new Little Street Centre that will be opening in Chichester on the 28th July 2018. For this centre we were asked…

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Furniture for home in West Wittering

The Brief: For this particular job, the customer needed us to install some clever storage solutions. These storage solutions would not only need to be clever and practical but also blend in well with their surroundings. Action taken: At first, we were given some sketches…

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Ash Stair Refurbishment

The Brief: For this job, we were to turn an old painted pine staircase into an Ash and glass one. This was to not only give the home a nice centrepiece but to also achieve what most people are after, which is get more light…

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Oak front door and staircase, Horsham

The Brief: The job? To not only create a large oak front door and frame but to also create the ever popular oak and glass staircase that the door would be opening on. The front door showed different aspect by having clear coated oak internally…

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Staircases and balustrade access to canal

The Brief: This was going to be an interesting one – was our initial reaction when we were contacted by customers who wanted a couple of staircases and balustrading to allow them to safely access the edge of the canal which runs along the bottom…

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Glass and Oak Cantilevered Staircase

The brief: As time goes on and our experience grows, it becomes more and more unlikely that we encounter anything that we have not done before – this case study is one of those increasingly rare projects. This time, we got to try our hands…

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Iroko Entrance Gates

The Brief: We always like it when previous customers come back to us for a new project – it reminds us just how high-quality our work is. We recently completed another project for a returning customer, this time, for a set of large, automated gates…

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Sign Refurbishment

At JLA Joinery there is no task too big, or too small and our latest returning customer proves this with a smaller scale job for us to undertake. This customer has previously used JLA and was happy to return for their expertise and friendly service….

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Large Cut String Oak Staircase And Balustrading

The Brief: This job was to create a large “Cut String” staircase for a customer, which was to be the centrepiece of their recently refurbished home in Bosham, West Sussex. The customers had an architectural designer/ 3D illustrator on board to help with the designs…

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Oak & Glass Staircase & Oak Window Boards

The Brief: This was an enquiry that came through the website from some customers who had a painted softwood staircase with painted softwood spindles, they wanted to have a Oak and glass staircase to go with the theme of the rest of their home which…

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Built In Bookcase / Shelving In West Sussex

The Brief: This was a returning customer to JLA as we first provided them with some of the windows and doors elsewhere on the property. This job was to make some shelving for some of the customers many books.   Action taken: We first went…

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Oak Staircase And Large Built In Wardrobes

The Brief: We were contacted by some customers in Mundham, Chichester, West Sussex – a nice local job as the village of Mundham is only 10 mins away, they wanted a new oak and glass staircase to replace their existing stair to gain more light…

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Bespoke oak staircase for bungalow loft conversion

The Brief: It’s always a pleasure to work with local clients, and this job was just 15 minutes from our workshop in the seaside village of Pagham, West Sussex. The task was to turn a small bungalow loft hatch into a large opening to accommodate…

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Garage Conversion

The Brief: After having a new living space developed within an oak framed garage, our customer needed some additional pieces of bespoke, oak joinery that were consistent with the space, accessible and safe. Initial builds: External oak staircase Balcony This lead to the following bespoke…

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Bespoke Desk at Linden Education Centre

The Brief: Linden Education Centre was having a major renovation and extension. They were working with W.Stirland, which is a well-established, local building/development company. W.Striland approached us to quote for a custom reception desk to be designed, built and installed in the Centre. Action Taken:…

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Bespoke Door and Doorframe

The Brief: We were contacted by a customer, through our website, who was after a bespoke front door and door frame constructed from solid oak and fitted at their newly refurbished home, located in West Sussex. Action taken: The customer knew exactly what they wanted,…

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Bespoke Staircase for Grade 2 Listed Property

The Brief: One of our regular customers came to us in need of a bespoke staircase for their Grade 2 Listed property located in Rogate, West Sussex. With the property being over 200 years old, it was essential to ourselves and our customers that the…

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Grade 2 Listed Property

The Brief: Grade 2 listed properties have a national importance, so it’s essential that any work carried out on them is done with great care and attention to detail. Our customer had recently purchased a Grade 2 listed property which they were in the process…

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Little Street Woking

Responding to children’s love of role play, Little Street is an award winning scaled down play centre designed around a real life town. It’s a little world for big imaginations, a place where children can go to have fun and learn through role play. The…

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Bespoke frame, ledged and braced garage doors

The Brief: We were initially emailed by a customer that wanted some replacement doors for their Garage. The existing ones, after many years of use, had finally given up and rotted through so we were asked to quote to make and fit some new ones….

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Bespoke wooden toys for Little Street play centre

Responding to children’s love of role play, Little Street is an award winning scaled down play centre designed around a real life town. It’s a little world for big imaginations, a place where children can go to have fun and learn through role play. The…

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Bespoke pair of pine staircases

The Brief: We were initially contacted through our website by a customer in Chichester who wanted to remove their spiral staircase and fit a more conventional set of straight flight bespoke pine staircases with landings to make the most of the space. The new staircases…

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Bespoke staircase for contemporary sales suite

The Brief: Cala Homes are a national property developer of high quality contemporary homes. Undertaking a new development in the Chichester area, they needed a local joinery company to design and fabricate a contemporary staircase, handrail and balustrade leading up to the the mezzanine. They…

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Oak memorial bench

Bespoke English oak memorial bench

The Brief: The passing of a family member is an incredibly difficult thing to come to terms with. For local resident, Penny, a memorial bench was the perfect way to ensure her parents’ memory lived on. Penny contacted us through our website, she had a…

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Custom flush casement windows for West Country home

The Brief: We were contacted through our website by an existing customer. They needed us to design and fabricate bespoke wooden windows in a beautiful rural property in Taunton, Somerset. They’d relocated from the local area, but having used us previously, trusted our team to complete the…

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Bespoke TV unit

The Brief: One of our regular customers came to us in need of the final piece to complete their 18 month renovation project. They wanted a bespoke TV stand to fit the space perfectly and compliment the other items of furniture we had previously designed…

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Pair of beautiful bespoke oak staircases

The Brief: We were approached by a local construction company in need of a pair of contemporary bespoke oak staircases for a client based in Emsworth, West Sussex. They wanted a joiner who could provide the full service: design, manufacture and installation for their customer,…

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Bespoke Furniture

Bespoke Kitchen

The Brief: To design and fit a bespoke kitchen, from concept to execution. Background: Our team oversaw this project from the early stages of design and layout, right through to fitting and decorating the bespoke kitchen. The client was unsure about certain aspects, so we…

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Glass and Oak Staircase

Oak and Glass Staircase

The Brief: To design, construct and install two wooden staircases at homes in East Wittering. Background: We were contacted via our website by a property developer who was working on two properties near to our workshops in East Wittering, Sussex. The two properties in question…

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