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In this behind-the-scenes look at our in-house APSS Bespoke Joinery service from our Lincoln base, Tim Houchin APSS Joinery Shop Manager highlights how fantastic custom-made storage solutions, desks and more can benefit your office workspace.

When our commercial clients and prospective customers are welcomed at our APSS base in Lincoln, UK, they see our office workspace which showcases our commercial fitout and refurbishment expertise, and they also visit our specialist APSS Bespoke Joinery team in our large and impressive workshop - our office, showroom and joinery workshop are all on one site.

And here you’ll find a wide range of high-quality bespoke joinery solutions that you can’t buy off-the-shelf, tailored to the specifications, needs and preferences of different office businesses. Our bespoke joinery service complements your commercial interior fit out or refurbishment.

Tim Houchin is an experienced bench joiner in the team. He began with APSS in our in-house workshop in 2015 as a Joinery Apprentice.

“APSS provides a full bespoke joinery design, build and installation service under one roof, reducing project costs for our clients and speeding up delivery time. We create unique, top-quality designs at competitive costs.

We listen to and work with our customers to create storage solutions and commercial office furniture products that are designed specifically for the needs of their business. Our joinery pieces bring their new commercial design together and help them stand out from their competitors. Bespoke joinery adds something a bit extra special to your workspace. We’ll always go above and beyond to achieve this.”

Tim Houchin, APSS

The perfect fit for the perfect look

One of the biggest benefits for office businesses in using our service is that it enables them to truly maximise their workspace, filling in any awkward gaps in their office space.

Tim explained: “Often, an office has some unusual-sized spaces which don’t provide the perfect angles for an ‘off-the-shelf’ storage product. So, this is where our bespoke joinery excels - we can design, build and install bespoke storage solutions for alcoves, curved walls and any other space that you need to match with existing office furniture. We also make matching desk end storage and biophilic additions like planter storage.

“With our bespoke joinery, the product looks like it’s meant to be there in that particular space, like it grew there.”

If you take a tour of our in-house workshop, you’ll meet friendly faces and see these experienced craftsmen using the most up-to-date specialist machinery.

CNC and edge bander tech

One of APSS’ biggest investments to date is our Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machine. This enables the team to quickly and efficiently produce bespoke items such as curvatures, or carve out intricate shapes and letters for unique company brand signage.

Tim added: “The CNC is an excellent, high-speed machine tool that results in exquisite and unique finishes to suit our clients’ needs.”

Visitors to our joinery workshop are always impressed by our top-of-the-range edge bander machine. It applies a thin strip of material to the edge of a panel to give it a flush finish.

Our bespoke joinery solutions

The APSS Bespoke Joinery team specialises in making a wide range of customised joinery items to upgrade an office space.

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Bespoke reception desks and counters

Tim said: “We work with you to best understand your requirements to design, manufacture and install a customised reception desk or counter for your business that’ll be a real asset. A good reception area makes an instant positive impression, reflects your brand’s personality and is an inviting space for your customers.

“We love designing custom reception desks. We’ve made all sorts of reception counters, including reception desks with a biophilic twist or reception desks with beautiful wood finishes, as part of a refurbished reception area or a complete fit out. 

“In a healthcare centre, we produced a reception desk with protective screens and a bespoke joinery ‘pass hatch’ for samples to be passed discretely from patients to professionals.”

Our team also creates built-for-purpose desks. For example, the team designed, manufactured and installed laboratory desks for Cellomatics Biosciences Ltd, a laboratory-based Contract Research Organisation in Nottingham, as part of the APSS state-of-the-art refurbishment of Cellomatics’ new high-spec lab and office space.

Bespoke storage solutions

Tim continued: “We are experts in making bespoke storage solutions, anything the customer needs, including fitted storage, storage cupboards and storage units to reduce office clutter, credenza units, wall and desk end storage, bespoke LED lightboxes for office window displays, bespoke lockers, and warehouse and workshop storage solutions.

“We can make our products to any dimension and apply a variety of finishes.”

Toilet cubicles and vanity units

We’re experts in more than just wood. We combine different materials, such as glass, and our joinery team is fully trained in Corian as an alternative surface for sink units, as well as bench surfaces and desks. We design, build and install customised vanity units, toilet cubicles and integrated panel systems (IPS) for toilet fit outs or refurbishments.

“Corian is a tough, flexible material made from acrylic and minerals, great for places like kitchens and bathrooms. It comes in lots of colours and finishes, can be easily repaired and shaped to fit different spaces,” said Tim.

One of the first things you’ll notice in our joinery workshop is the sheer variety of bespoke joinery products that our in-house team produces.

“These are not your basic ‘off-the-shelf’ options,” said Tim.

“If you have a joinery requirement you’d like designed and installed, our team can fulfil exactly what you need.”

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Let’s talk about tables

Boardroom tables, conference tables, meeting room tables and tall tables for shorter, standing meetings - APSS Bespoke Joinery can design, create and install all of these to suit your office, as independent items or as part of a larger interior fit out project. And, when it comes to meeting booth seating, ‘beach huts’, huddle pods, banquet or central seating areas, standing pods, and lecterns, APSS Bespoke Joinery can do it all.

Tim said: “An office beach hut is a small, collaborative workspace or meeting space in the style of a beach hut. They’re for two, three or four people and are really good for privacy or as a place for quiet work.”

What about walls and ceilings?

Tim said: “Yes, we make a lot of slatted walls, wooden partitions, and acoustic ceiling rafts and don’t forget we’re also experts in traditional joinery work like bespoke windows, timber door frames and doors, skirting boards and dado rails.”

The APSS Customer Satisfaction Promise

We care about your business and want to make sure you feel completely at ease when choosing APSS.

  • APSS guides you through the process from start to finish.
  • We complete the task within the agreed timescale.
  • We deliver your project within the agreed budget.
  • We provide the best quality products to suit your budget.
  • We work with you to minimise disruption to your business.
  • We make sure you’re satisfied with the final product before we hand it over.

APSS Bespoke Joinery - 3 simple steps

  1. Arrange an appointment.
  2. We create a unique design for you.
  3. We install your fresh, new look.

If you’ve any questions about our bespoke joinery service, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Or if you’d like to visit our Lincoln office, showroom and workshop for some inspiration, we’ll be happy to guide you around.

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