JJK Carpentry

We specialise in built in furniture. Wardrobes, shelving, bookcases, desks, home officies, alcove cabinets etc.. We make and fit everything ourselves. We supply a painted finish or fully varnished hardwood in a traditional or modern style.

Trades

  • Carpenter & Joiner

About JJK Carpentry

I have worked within the joinery trade for 20 years and studied to NVQ level 2 at College in 1997/98. I started a general carpentry and joinery company in 1999. I worked from a garage and carried out all manner of domestic carpentry and joinery. The work I enjoyed most and had the most 'feel' for was built in furniture.

I took on the lease of a large work shop and carried on with general carpentry but began to edge more towards built in furniture. Eventually I had the right machinery, the right staff and most important the right standard of work to fully specialise in built in furniture.

Qualifications

I spent the first five years of my 'joinery' life working for a company. Initially as a Saturday / school holiday job. This spawned an interest that saw me start accumulating tools (some of which are still used today).

I undertook various jobs for friends and family and eventually realised that maybe I should get a qualification to improve my career prospects.

I enrolled at Bexley college and spent two years (part time) to finally achieve NVQ level 2 in Carpentry and Joinery. Studying part time allowed me to work at the same time which hugely improved my skills. Being able to use the skills you learn in the real world prepares you far better for the out of square corners and sloping walls which are the norm in most houses.

Upon leaving college I worked for two joiners but my ambitions led me away from them in order to start my own company.

With the joinery trade the greatest qualification is experience. College gives you a good grounding but most of the work I carry out now has been self taught and honed over time.

My one member of staff has NVQ level 2 in carpentry and joinery.

All our frames, doors carcasses etc... are made using age old, tried and tested joinery methods. Everything we make fits together like a jigsaw, not reliant just on nails and screws.

We are fully capable of dealing with awkward spaces, sloping walls, out of square corners Victorian properties with their sloping floors and lath and plaster walls.

We have enough space at the work shop to fully finish our work, either a painted finish or clear varnish applied to beautiful hardwoods.

We have a small number of designs to choose from but are more than capable of working to the designs of our customers.

Our greatest skill is to only take on work which we know we can make and fit with no problems. If something is too impractical or not within our remit we will say so right from the start.

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