As the largest bespoke joinery manufacturer in the Southeast of England, K&D Joinery have multiple departments covering our commercial and residential projects. Our commercial expertise includes shopfronts, screens, internal/external doors, staircases and cabinetry. Your enquiry could be from a single window to a large-scale refurbishment programme. With in-house capabilities to provide an estimate, survey, detailed CAD drawings, manufacturing right through to the final installation.
Residential customer looking to refresh your property, you may have decided it is time to replace your front door, windows or staircase and balustrading. Maybe you want some alcove units or a complete dressing room – whether you’re an architect, main or sub-contractor or quantity surveyor; our teams can offer bespoke modern and traditional joinery to meet your requirements.
As an award-winning apprentice and going on to be a fully qualified joiner, Larry started making box frame windows in a small workshop under the railway arches in Leytonstone in London’s East End over 40 years ago. From these truly humble beginnings K & D Joinery now operates from a 50,000 ft2 factory facility on a one and a half acre site, employing over 100 members of staff who operate a timber milling operation, 6 CNC lines, joinery assembly workshops, spraying and glazing facilities, a fleet of delivery vehicles and provide
the joinery installation teams. Products include general joinery, windows, staircases, and cabinetry. In addition to the factory facilities the modern open plan offices provide space for the Estimating Department, a team of CAD Draughtsmen, meeting rooms, Production Managers, the HR Department, and an Accounts Office.
This transformation which includes having to deal with being forced to move his entire operation following London’s successful bid to host the 2012 Olympics, demonstrates Larry’s commitment over
the years, to not only investing in the infrastructure of the business, providing state of the art machinery and production facilities but also in creating a working environment that has enabled his team of staff to thrive and together, help the business to grow, establishing K & D Joinery Ltd. as one of the South East’s leading bespoke joinery manufacturers.
Paul joined us in 2018 giving him a combined total of 37 years’ experience within the furniture and joinery Industries. His knowledge of Health and Safety and procedural understanding has allowed the business to set in place, several key changes in the way we operate. Paul is also responsible for health and safety and qualifications include – IOSH, Diploma in first line Management (level 4) and ILM LEVEL 3. Paul has now been promoted to Operations Director, overseeing the vast array of projects that K&D undertake.
With nearly 35 years of continuous service, John is one of our most experienced members staff having a wealth of knowledge that is utilized across all aspects of our business.
He is willing to share a complete understanding of our production including our milling facilities and CNCs through to our paint finishing processes. Since the very early days of K and D Joinery Ltd to this day, he has been instrumental in many of the systems we operate on a day-to-day basis. His knowledge of the joinery products we produce, and the timber and related materials used throughout our processes ensures that the product matches and exceeds our customers’ expectations. John is also very environmentally conscious and encourages the use of FSC and PEFC timber products where possible.
Richard's vast experience across the joinery trade stems over 45 years. A time served joiner he has worked as a joiner, shop fitter, and cabinet maker both on commercial interiors and residential properties. Working at K and D since 1997, Richard, our Director of Cabinetry since 2009 can offer advice and is responsible for Surveying commercial and residential projects then overseeing both the drawing and production to match our customers’ expectations.
Joined straight from college in 1998. His first role was a labourer and soon after, becoming a trainee joiner. Having gained experience across our various departments It is within the Staircase department where Andrius excelled and allowed K & D to offer the most complex of stair and balustrade designs. From initial survey to detailed design and production, Andrius and his team can handle the most challenging enquiries.
Alan is a qualified carpenter and Joiner with over 20 years’ experience in the joinery industry. He has enjoyed a variety of roles in hands-on manufacturing and has gained a thorough sense of business acumen. Since Joining K & D in 2014 he has continued to progress. Keen to promote within the organization, Alan was made our Sales and Estimating Director in 2017. He continues to use and share his knowledge and experience with his colleagues and encourages staff development at all levels.
Andrew has provided a consultancy service to K&D Joinery since 2012. With over 35 years’ experience in the Construction Industry, as one of his clients, he provides us with services that include Estimating, Surveying, Project Management and Business Development.
Derek has literally decades of experience in the bespoke joinery industry and provides an invaluable service to both our clients and his colleagues in the K&D Team with his wealth of knowledge covering so many aspects of the industry. Now working part-time, he also oversees our FSC & PEFC commitments.
We have been using Nick’s services for over 3 years. As a qualified bench joiner with 30 years’ experience, including both workshop and site carpentry. Nick supports K & D and our wider team as Senior estimator and quantity Surveyor on larger and more complex projects both in cabinetry and traditional Joinery.
Jake has been with K & D Joinery for over 8 years and has a total of 15 years’ experience within the door and joinery manufacturing industries. Having a diploma in Carpentry and Joinery and hands on experience both in manufacturing and paint finishing, Jake can fully understand customer requirements, make recommendations, and estimate accordingly.
When James joined K&D 5 years ago, he already had 10 years previous estimating experience. In addition, he was able to bring a range of skills needed to carry out his current role using his vast array of knowledge. He has worked on site for 10 years as a Project Manager and as a qualified wood machinist.
Jamie has been involved in the door and joinery business since 2011. Having worked with us previously from 2014 – 2017. Jamie re-joined K & D Joinery in 2021 as one of estimators. He is qualified to NVQ Level 2 Carpentry and uses this experience plus his knowledge when estimating our customers enquiries for doors and windows.
Having a diploma in Business & Finance has helped Ciro work through many industries during his career. His previous employment as financial controller for a start-up which now supplies vast industries in the city and beyond. He joined K&D for a new adventure and has now been here just over 3 years and has almost 30 years’ experience in finance.
Since joining the business 21 years ago, Jacqui has seen many changes. Starting out as an office administrator at our previous premises in Stratford. Jacqui has progressed to become our much loved and respected Payroll and Office Manager. Other changes include a 200% increase in staff numbers and embracing the opportunity to allow Jacqui to become a Hybrid worker, splitting working time between home and office. Jacqui is also our qualified mental health first-aider.
Gemma has been part of K & D Joinery for over 4 years now; joining shortly after completing her fine art degree at Central Saint Martins. Progressing to marketing manager driving the development of the brand, the social media platforms, and the website. Gemma also manages the extremely busy K & D Joinery communications and phone system, diverting customer and client calls and emails to appropriate members of the various departments within the business.
Knarik graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Business Management and then went on to complete her Master's in Marketing and Finance at the Unversity of Exeter.
Knarik joined the K&D team with the aim of gaining experience within a workplace, answering phones and helping around within the office. She has become a permanent member of the K&D team as a Marketing Assistant where she is able to express her passion for marketing with the different skills she has gained while studying.
Having over 35 years within the joinery industry, Chris has gained wide experience as a surveyor and joined K&D in 2014. He has worked across the various functionalities of our industry including over 10 years as Joinery shop foreman and similarly as general manager. His knowledge and experience allow us to handle the most complex of joinery projects.
Having 35 years’ experience as a time served joiner producing both traditional and bespoke joinery, Wayne has a very keen eye to detail and uses his knowledge and previous site management skills when surveying projects and understanding of customer requirements
Joined our team Feb 2017. Anthony has over 20 years’ experience in the joinery industry. Having worked his way from apprentice to lead Joiner in a well-established Joinery company he went on to study further qualifications in AutoCAD before branching out into the design / setting out division. Promoted to Project Manager in 2020, he has been instrumental in completing the largest projects K&D have accomplished to date whilst building strong rapport with multiple new and existing clients. Anthony has now been promoted to Senior Contracts Manager, his attention to detail provides our large scale contracts with exceptional service.
Craig started his apprenticeship in 2005, becoming a fully qualified bench joiner (NVQ Level 3) at Building Crafts College. He proceeded to join K&D Joinery in 2010 progressing in the company from a stair manufacturer to CNC operator and then onto the design side as a CAD draughtsman. Craig left K&D Joinery Implementing new ideas and improvements he was made CAD manager in 2020 and has continued to provide solutions to continually develop the standard and quality of drawings alongside providing training to new employees.
With more than 30 years’ experience, Svajunas has superb understanding and knowledge in creating and revising working drawings from the specifications of the client through to creating 3D solid modelling with physically based rendering and automated CNC programming.
Joining us in 2015, Zoltan adds experience to our team having previously gained a master’s degree in Timber Engineering together with his knowledge of 2D and 3D Auto CAD. His experience also extends from previous roles both in structural timber and windows and door manufacturing.
Since Frank joined us in 2019, he has become a valuable member of our CAD team. An experienced bench joiner, both in traditional joinery and cabinetry. He is constantly using his 40 years’ knowledge and experience to produce detailed drawings for client approval and manufacture
After completing his apprenticeship with a Multi-trade NVQ Level 3, Lawrence moved abroad to begin his career in the timber industry at mass production door facility specialising in solid-wood and engineered doors; eventually raising up to the position of Project Manager. This role included managing the robotics program and the lead design role utilising Solidworks 3D CAD. Moving back to England to work at a Timber-traders as a Salesman and travelling QC inspector, Lawrence then decided to continue his specialisation in joinery design, training in AutoCAD and joining the K&D team in 2020 as a Draughtsman.
Jake started in 2021 and is the newest member of the CAD department. He has 3 years’ experience in designing bespoke joinery fit for construction. He is well versed in multiple cad software’s including 2D and 3D rendering. Before becoming a draftsman Jake used to design and make scale architectural and museum exhibition models.
After completing her college courses in Latvia, Olga went into civil engineering for her first job, using traditional hand drawings and training up in knowledge and experience in this field for 10 years. Olga then went into designing bridges and roads in Latvia for 7 years.
After moving to the UK and starting a family Olga worked from home selling goods online and looking after her young children. Olga has been at K&D Joinery now for a year and is in our CAD drawing department and has put all her previous experience to good use in a new area of the construction industry.
Callum completed his degree in Media production at De Montfort University in 2018. He studied, photography, film, animation, modelling and editing. After University Callum joined the K&D Joinery team, starting as a labourer in the workshop, then joining the marketing team, Callum then became the buyer for K&D Joinery for 4 years until recently joining the CAD team. He has completed his CAD software training at night school and is growing with experience and skills at K&D.
With 25 years continuous service, we are grateful of Micks commitment and dedication to K and D Joinery. He completed a 4-year apprenticeship in wood machining resulting in an advanced City and Guilds qualification. He then continued in the timber trade to gain a further 9 years production experience before joining us in 1997. His current role as production manager oversees workshop health and safety matters and ensures our own quality and customers high expectations are met. Mick holds a NEBOSH qualification in occupational Health and Safety.
With 25 years’ experience in bespoke joinery manufacturing, including 20 years as a Joinery Shop Manager. Gary joined us in 2019. He is qualified to NVQ Diploma in joinery Level 3 and has gained and continues to use a great knowledge of timber and related products within our manufacturing process.