Kingerlee Joinery recently completed a stunning library and staircase renovation project in the Cotswolds.
A solid oak library situated over one complete floor with opening bookcases for doors. Two and a half curved stairs in solid oak with many historic decorative details, such as rope twist spindles, curved handrails, cut string treads with scribed shadow gaps to wall and carved newel finials.
Kingerlee response to the Coronavirus – update 6 April 2020
Following two weeks of working under restricted conditions we wanted to update our valued customers and partners as to how we are reacting to the challenges that Coronavirus continues to present.
Two-thirds of our projects remain open and are operating as efficiently as possible, closely following all UK Government, Public Health England and Construction Leadership Council guidance. All of our fantastic people, but especially our site teams are doing a sterling job, in exceptional circumstances keeping everyone on our projects safe. We have introduced new ways of working which operatives and supervisors within our supply chain are following well. We are achieving reasonable levels of productivity.
We are endeavouring to re-open further sites where we can, but this is being hindered to some extent due to many builders merchants and suppliers closing down during the crisis.
Our Leadership Team continues meeting regularly to constantly review and refine our strategy as necessary. It is our intention to continue to operate as efficiently as the situation allows. Our joinery department also continues to operate during this time.
We have detailed plans in place as to how each individual should now operate, be that remotely from home, on site, at our offices or at any essential meetings that are required. Collaborative digital platforms such as Microsoft Teams, are now being used extensively and successfully.
As government advice develops, we will of course adapt our arrangements to suit, things will inevitably continue to change.
We are a 150-year-old family business, with a great team and a strong balance sheet. Being agile, creative and working strictly to governmental guidance in looking after our people and our supply chain will enable us to ensure that we come through this challenge even stronger.
Kingerlee response to the Coronavirus
As we all adapt to this new world that we occupy, we wanted to share with our valued customers and partners how we are reacting to the challenges that Coronavirus are presenting.
We are closely following all UK government and World Health Organisation guidance on a daily basis. Our Leadership Team is meeting regularly to ensure that we continue to react immediately as this dynamic situation develops.
It is our intention to continue to operate as efficiently as the situation allows - all sites and our joinery facility are currently fully operational.
We have detailed plans in place as to how each individual should now operate, be that remotely from home, on site, at our offices or at any essential meetings that are required. Collaborative digital platforms and conference calls are now being used to avoid non-essential contact, wherever reasonably possible.
All vulnerable people and those with vulnerable family members are already working from home. We have assessed each project and have detailed plans in place as self-isolation takes place, and demands that more of our people have to work from home or are likely to when schools close; appropriately qualified reserves have been identified to step-in for each self-isolation period.
We are identifying materials and products which require special attention in terms of their lead-in and the likelihood that delivery periods will extend significantly.
We have put special arrangements into place on site to reduce the risk of contact and have an increased focus on cleanliness and practical measures which will avoid spreading the virus.
As government advice develops, we will of course adapt our arrangements to suit, things will inevitably change.
We believe that by following government guidance, maintaining social distance and working together, we will come out of this challenge stronger and wiser. We look forward to working with you all in beating this exceptional challenge.
Kingerlee Joinery have recently completed a supply and install project for a beautiful private house in Oxfordshire.
Works comprised of a complete kitchen with gallery, bathroom and guest room joinery fit out.
Complete with a stunning metal clad island in the kitchen, sliding doors to tall kitchen units, engineered oak plank door units, T + G ash to ceilings and walls and high-end stain, lacquer and metal finishes.
Here we have joiners working on a reception counter for a Kingerlee Ltd project at Keble road, Oxford.
A combination of fire-retardant lacquered Ash veneers and solid Ash lipping’s, white Formica cabinet and powder coated front panels to bring the contrast.
Surrounding framework also treated in fire-retardant lacquer to house drop down fire screen. All crafted in our workshop and installed by the Kingerlee Joinery team.
A handmade bespoke Kitchen is the centre piece in any home. With our master craftsmen we can accommodate many ideas and designs and help bring those to life.
Shaker style, flat door, moulded, handleless, hardwood, hand painted to any matched colour is all achievable and unique features to suit individual taste and stand out from the crowd.
Carefully surveyed, drawn in 2D and 3D layouts and project managed by a professional and approachable team with decades of experience across all bespoke joinery. Supplied and fitted to the highest standards by our experienced cabinet makers, joiners and installation teams.
Please get in touch with us at email@example.com or call us on 01865 840000 and ask for John Lee or Darren Green.
Kingerlee Joinery are always ready for our next big challenge and a high end bespoke library designed and hand built entirely for our client’s needs is a challenge we relish. Complete from a range of solid hardwoods with integrated metal works, glass, lighting and unique features to complete. Carefully surveyed and drawn in 2D and 3D layouts to ensure seamless integration in any new and historic buildings.
Supplied and fitted to the highest standards by our experienced and friendly cabinet makers and installation teams. From the largest and complex of libraries to the most personal and unique spaces created and carefully project managed by a professional and approachable team with decades of experience across all bespoke joinery.
Please get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 01865 840000 and ask for John Lee or Darren Green.
Here we have some photographs of various study and utility furniture for several private clients currently in the workshop.
A mix of Solid oak computer desks finished with 2x coats of Osmo natural oil and bespoke open shelving units in ash formica combining blum legra box drawers.
Also MR MDF and timber to be fully spray finished and then all installed by Kingerlee joinery in the near future.
Kingerlee Joinery have been busy in the workshop recently – here is one of the finished projects they have been working on.
The photographs show before and after shots of a curved Oak flight crafted for a private client, all handmade and installed by Kingerlee Joinery.
In response to the world issues of plastics pollution, Kingerlee have formed a plastics reduction group to investigate and instigate initiatives into our business.
We have initially taken some small steps into a global subject to play our part in Environmental awareness within the construction industry.
Kingerlee Joinery are protecting all of their deliveries with recyclable card and paper packaging. We have ditched the plastic milk bottles (approx 850 pints to our head office) and are purchasing recyclable glass pint bottles. Sites are using glasses and water jugs rather than single use plastic bottles.
We have also registered to the National Hard Hat Recycling scheme to ensure that all of Kingerlee and their contractors recycle in an ethical manner.
We are continuing with our efforts and are encouraging all members of staff to participate in this very important subject.
Here are some photographs of various staircase configurations going through the manufacturing process at Kingerlee Joinery. The photographs show one curved oak flight and one cut string flight with an external open riser. The oak flight strings are been hand routered out.
All designed, manufactured and installed by Kingerlee Joinery - Should you have any bespoke staircase requirements, please do contact John Lee our Joinery Director on 01865 840000.
Kingerlee Joinery have just completed these stunning bespoke oiled oak changing room benches, freshly made to original design. They are ready to be installed in the pool house on our site at Woolleys, in Hambledon.
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Kingerlee Joinery undertook this special project for Elk Kitchens. We supplied and installed this unique kitchen exhibition that was displayed at Grand Designs Live at the NEC in 2018.
The Bespoke Joinery features elaborate internal drawer details in maple, solid walnut with maple grooved panelling, with Corian tops and an oil finish to the timber. Only timber was used throughout this project to minimise material, weight and glue.
The Triangular shaped drawers were designed for best use of the space, utilising bespoke internal fittings.
For more photographs of this project please click here.
Here we have one of Kingerlee Joinery’s past projects at Headington High School – an amazing curved reception counter in grey laminate with exposed birch plywood fins to the front and a lacquered finish, crafted and installed by Kingerlee Joinery.
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Here we have one of Kingerlee Joinery’s previous projects for a private client. The project consisted of joinery work for three buildings, a solid French oak barn structure, supplying 5 ridge to floor medieval type trusses with all connecting roof members, external screens and windows.
Also created was a painted hand-made shaker luxury kitchen and a stunning cut string Georgian staircase with brackets and wreath for the main house.
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Kingerlee Joinery recently produced 8 pairs of stunning American Barn Doors, multi panelled, in Accoya and Tricoya (Waterproof MDF), approx 3500mm high x 3500mm wide per pair on sliding ironmongery.
These were installed at the Farncombe Down Stables project in West Berkshire.
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Here we have a stunning barn conversion that consists of three cut string staircases in European Oak supplied to bespoke design. European Oak flooring was also chosen to compliment the stairs, giving a flowing appearance to the timber. Detailed and manufactured by Kingerlee Joinery.
Throwback Thursday with this amazing Joinery project for a private client in Oxfordshire.
The project consisted of a bespoke oak spiral staircase with a curved bookcase exterior and oak curved walls from the ground floor to second floor!
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Kingerlee Joinery have recently designed, manufactured and installed a number of bespoke kitchens.
The two drawings are examples of Kingerlee CAD experience which assist our clients in taking a concept through to manufacturing and installation. The case studies depict completed high quality projects in Winchester and Claverton.
Should you have any bespoke kitchen requirements, please do contact John Lee our Joinery Director on 01865 840000.
The drawing shows a brand new staircase, for a private client in West Hoathly, East Grinstead, The photograph shows another fantastic staircase that was hand crafted by Kingerlee Joinery for a previous client.
Kingerlee Joinery hand crafting oak casements with Slimlite leaded glass. The units are being prepared in our bespoke workshop in readiness for delivery to our private client in Henley-on-Thames.
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A lovely bespoke curved and cut string staircase currently being installed with a continuous oak handrail and balustrade to follow. Here is a shot of another curved stair that was handmade and installed by Kingerlee joinery previously.
Bespoke kitchen cupboards with black carcass and engineered oak plank doors being manufactured currently in Kingerlee Joinery as part of large kitchen for a private client directly.
Some very large European Oak triangular windows in production in Kingerlee Joinery workshop for Kingerlee Ltd private project in the Cotswolds, due on site shortly where they will be glazed.
Just completed by Kingerlee Joinery: bespoke curved reception counter in grey laminate with visible laminate fins, 2 oak waiting room units and two oak display cabinets in solid and veneer, installed at Headington School.
Kingerlee Joinery are proud to share images of the ELK Exhibition Kitchen, produced for George Gardner Architects, which was exhibited at Grand Designs Live NEC in October.
This innovative design is made from solid Maple, Walnut and Oak, with laminated framing front and back, solid Maple Drawers, negating the need for carcasses. This unusual design also shows a tree like formation to the framing with drawers on 45 degree angles or triangular in shape.
The exhibition furniture comprised a long back wall section with grid and angled frontage and an island section with angled framing and drawers. All had routed paneling details and oil finish
Currently in progress in our joinery workshop this week, this lovely closed string, open riser, Osmo oiled European oak single flight bespoke staircase for private client in Maidenhead.
Glass panels will be added to balustrade once the staircase is installed.
See more of our staircases here.
Amazing 60 nr window seats, in painted finish with lift up seat on pistons installed in the bedrooms at St Mary's School. Read more here.
Just finished the joinery installation at this beautiful Cotswold home. We supplied and fitted two oak flights of cut string stairs with steel supports to lower flight to give a floating appearance. Also supplied and installed were five door sets in oak and hardwood, with gun stock stiles. Find out more about our staircases and doors in our product range.
A snapshot of what we're working on this week!
Left - Just installed - one of 13 x European Oak Front door Screens comprising 54mm thick boarded doors with glazed sidelights for St Mary’s School in Ascot.
Right top and bottom - Waiting room and Corridor Display cabinets in Oak and veneer in progress in the workshop, some doors to be glazed, all for Headington School.
Currently in progress and partially completed in our workshop, a lovely curved on plan softwood cut string staircase showing inner curved string laminated build up. Watch this space for photos of the finished item! Visit our product range pages to see more completed stair projects.
We have just completed this stunning part seasoned European oak two storey external stair with landing and gallery and metal anti slip inserts, see more staircases in our product range.
Recently built in our joinery workshop, these 5 French oak roof to ground floor trusses, 8 metres wide each supporting the oak roof structure to a barn dwelling for a private client.
Curved cupboard doors? No problem! Just installed these painted curved on plan cupboard doors in poplar and flexible MDF. Please contact us here to discuss your requirements.
Just 4 days until our team of four intrepid cyclists tackle the Maggies to Maggies, Cheltenham to Oxford bike ride in aid of our charity of the year Maggie's Centres, Oxford. Please sponsor them! https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/jackr-jackb
Beautiful cut string oak staircase with return nosings and decorative brackets just completed for a private client by our Joinery Division. Continuous handrail and wreath supplied and fitted by Haldanes.
#throwbackthursday to this spectacular double oak spiral staircase we made for a private client in Henley.
Currently in our workshop, lovely kitchen larder and utility room units with oak carcase and primed tulip & MDF doors, ready for top coat.
Delighted with our new team photo! Taken in our Kidlington workshop.
Two of our bench joiners Nigel and Jack cutting redwood doors today on our Altendorf dimension saw for our Kingerlee Ltd project for Oxford University at South Parks Road, Oxford.
Fresh out of our Joinery Workshop today, handcrafted sapele windows finished in Farrow and Ball for a private client.
Sparkly clean filters for our spray shop today!
New double glazed sash windows in sapele hardwood with narrow applied glazing bars from our Joinery Division, for J Rigg Construction for a private house near Cheltenham. For more details of the range of windows Kingerlee Joinery can supply please visit our website: http://www.kingerlee.co.uk/joinery/windows/210.html
We're delighted to announce our new Charity of the Year for 2017 is Maggie's Centre, Oxford. Maggie’s provides free practical, emotional and social support to people with cancer and their family and friends.
Watch this space to hear about our upcoming fundraising activities!