The first stage of the design process for any joinery is to consider the dimensions of the area where you want the joinery to be. You also need to work out if there are any internal measurements that cannot change so that you can accommodate any specific items. Examples of this are appliance dimensions for a kitchen, or minimum book height for bookcases. We take the overall external dimensions and then adjust the sections to take into consideration the materials that make up the dividing walls or individual units. If we know that there are fixed (minimum) dimensions to include we will adjust to accommodate these. Another tip is to use adjustable height shelving which is a good way to ensure that if your needs change over time you can move shelving to accommodate them.
The first stage of our joinery work is to carry out a site survey. Not only do we measure up where the joinery will be positioned to make sure it’s a perfect fit, we take into account any obstructions or walls that are not level so that we can accommodate these. Access to the area where the joinery will be positioned is also important. We cannot make joinery elements or units that are too large to bring into the property at installation.