About Nightingale Joinery

Using our many years experience and expertise, we design, create and install bespoke joinery for a range of clients both domestic and commercial. We believe in upholding traditional joinery methods and passing on our skills through apprenticeships.

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Combined, our highly skilled team have over 130 years experience and therefore are able to manufacture all aspects of joinery. We utilise traditional woodworking skills with modern technical innovation.

Endless Possibilities

Therefore, we have no standard product list to give you because anything is possible! We often find ourselves helping our clients solve design issues or assist in problematic projects. At Nightingale Joinery we love a challenge and are very proud to say there has yet to be a client we haven’t found the right solution for.

Bespoke Joinery

We can manufacture or refurbish a one off replacement window or door for your home or fully refurbish and fit out a commercial project you are taking on. We work for both private and commercial clients offering a full measure, design, manufacture and installation service or simply manufacture only so that we can accommodate all budgets.


Every item we produce is handcrafted in our fully equipped workshop. We use CAD design to provide detailed drawings of the work we are undertaking for you so you can see exactly what we propose. We undertake architectural joinery projects working in partnership with various architects and designers.


At Nightingale Joinery we take particular pride in manufacturing handcrafted bespoke staircases which have ranged from traditional to contemporary, straight to curved. We are one of a limited number of companies in the UK that can produce wreathed and curved staircases. These projects in particular have become something of a speciality for us.


Making timber products to match existing patterns for refurbishments or new work when required is something else we pride ourselves in. This means that we have the ability to work on listed buildings and produce items to match existing designs and construction.

Customer Satisfaction

Nightingale Joinery is a business that has been built on client recommendation, which we feel is testimony to the standard of work and exceptional service that we provide. The satisfaction of you our customer is of utmost importance to us. Quality workmanship and client satisfaction are our top priorities and objectives.


Please take the time to navigate your way around our website so you can see exactly what we can do. We can take any enquiries you have over the phone or via our enquiry form on the contact us page here. We look forward to hearing from you soon!


Traditional Joinery

Here at Nightingale Joinery we uphold traditional joinery methods to produce bespoke pieces of exceptional quality. Our expert team have a vast knowledge of authentic joinery techniques and we ensure these methods live on through our beautifully crafted products and also by nurturing apprentices for the next generation.


Expert Craftsmanship

Our team have vast experience in joinery, applying expertise and skill in every project that we take on. Do you have a joinery project where other have said it can’t be done? Get in touch with our innovative joiners who love a challenge. We’ll work closely with you to devise a bespoke joinery solution that perfect meets your project requirements.



Wood is the most renewable material on the planet and all of our hardwood and softwood is responsibly sourced from sustainable managed forests. Wood products are also a store for carbon, thus, helping to minimise carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, while processing timber requires much less energy, giving wood products a significantly lower carbon footprint.

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Established in 2007 by Paul Baker and Deirdre Jennings, Nightingale Joinery started out as a small but skilled team with collectively over 40 years of experience in both the construction and joinery manufacturing industries. Our aim was simple, to produce top quality bespoke joinery to both the domestic and commercial market.

Over the last decade or so we have gone from strength to strength (even during the economic downturn of 2008). We now have a team of dedicated and highly skilled joiners and fitters. Our team are meticulous in their approach and totally focused on customer satisfaction.

We support and strongly advocate the training of apprenticeship joiners, having had 3 young men complete their apprenticeships in joinery with us to date. We pride ourselves in keeping alive the traditional skills of the past whilst producing quality work for the future.

I am very pleased to say that our original goal of producing high quality joinery to the commercial and domestic market has been achieved. We have completed many high value and high quality contracts and will continue to do so for many years to come.

We are also committed to caring for the environment. All the timber products we use are sourced only from suppliers who meet the requirements of FSC and PEFC. All the timber we use therefore comes from sustainable managed forests. All timber waste products from the workshop are recycled and used for fuel for the workshop heating system.

Health and Safety both within the workshop and on site is very important to us and we always ensure that we maintain very high standards. We are regularly audited by independent outsourced H&S Consultants. They help us to ensure that we are up to date on all the latest legislative developments. All our joiners and fitters have regular H&S training and hold appropriate CSCS cards.

Going forward we will continue to put you, our customers, first. Whether you require a basic window or a detailed period staircase, you can rest assured that we will offer you a totally bespoke and superior quality product and service.

Director Nightingale Joinery

Frequently Asked Questions

Are Your Timber Products Handmade?

Our timber products are handmade. This means that we are able to design and build products that meet our customers’ specifications in every way. Ask about our bespoke joinery service today.

Will You Approve The Design With Me?

Our team will create a CAD drawing based on your requirements. We will ask for your feedback and approval before commencing work. We can make changes at the CAD stage if needed.

What Security Systems Do You Install?

When you choose us as your project partner in Essex, we’ll be careful to create a design that’ll keep your home better protected.


Multipoint locking systems, deadlocks or a mortice lock can be installed. We will discuss these options with you before work starts.

Can You Restore My Timber Products?

Although we have the expertise to create bespoke items, we can also restore items such as units, flooring, staircases and more to their former glory.

What Bespoke Joinery Can You Build?

There are no limits when you choose our bespoke service.

We can offer all of the following and more:

  • Standing Wardrobes
  • Wall Panelling
  • Staircases
  • Shutters
  • Furniture
  • Cabinets
  • Units
  • Gates

How Are Your Joinery Products Manufactured?

Our joinery products are manufactured by hand. This means that you’ll be buying something that looks like nothing else available on the market. Whether you want to replace your doors or windows, build a new staircase, or update your flooring, we’ll be able to create something truly unique that responds to the best attributes of your home.

What Traditional Joinery Techniques Do You Use?

We measure, design and manufacture – all at our dedicated workshop in Essex. We specialise in creating wreathed and curved staircases for our customers, which is a skill very few joinery companies in the UK are able to accomplish.


Another specialist area that we are known for is creating or refurbishing items for heritage or period properties. Our team of joiners have the skills needed to replicate traditional patterns to match an existing design or suit a specific construction.

What Types Of Products Do You Design and Make?

The types of products we make for our customers varies depending on the type of project that we’re working on and as follows:

Domestic Customers

If you are a homeowner and looking for a reputable joiner in the Essex area, we can create bespoke windows, doors and staircases. Should your timber products require refurbishing to bring them up so spec, we can help. Ask about our bespoke joinery service to access an almost limitless range of design possibilities. We can create units, gates, shuttering and wall panelling by hand for your project.

Commercial Customers

We can offer a range of bespoke joinery services to commercial customers in London. For example, we can create bespoke furniture for your new offices – or refurbish your existing items. We have the expertise to fit out educational establishments – such as schools and universities – and often create reception areas for businesses that are customer-facing. If you work in the retail trade, our team of expert joiners will be able to create joinery that suits your business environment and branding at the same time.

Architectural Customers

Do you require bespoke joinery services for a Grade I, II or III listed building? Our designs are created with planning permission and building regulation rules in mind. We also have the expertise to restore or refurbish period properties, so that our timber products blend seamlessly in. Ask for advice if you need help restoring items of value to their original condition, as we’re able to offer this service in addition to our handcrafted bespoke items. Contact our knowledgeable and friendly team for details.

What Type of Timber Do You Use?

We use only sustainably sourced wood. The varieties of timber that we use are numerous and can be chosen from the following:

Hardwoods, such as European Oak that can be used externally, which is more stable and shrinks less when it dries
American Oak – which is suitable for internal use and is more red in colour than our other options

  • Softwood and hardwood
  • Mahogany/Sapele
  • Maple
  • Cherry
  • Ash
  • Accoya (engineered wood)


Areas We Cover

As a provider of specialist joinery, Nightingale Joinery has successfully completed projects in Colchester, Braintree, London, Chelmsford, Ipswitch, Suffolk, Hertfordshire, Essex and throughout the UK. If you’re unsure if we cover your area just get in touch and we’ll be happy to discuss your project.


Our thanks to you and your team for the excellent service you provided. We will both have no hesitation in recommending Nightingale Joinery to others and will certainly come to you for a quotation should we require further work of this nature.
JD and YC Rosie, Bespoke front door and porch
I am delighted with the work done. It really looks great and I will have to think up something else for you to do although I am running out of space now! Rest assured I would recommend you to anyone.
Marianne Beaumont, Bespoke furniture
Both my husband and I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the work you and your team have carried out in the completion of the staircase. The finished, fitted result looks absolutely super and is so much better than the previous circa 1970’s monstrosity. So once again, many thanks.
Mrs Rys-Hand, Staircase
Having had the Nightingale team carry out work for us before, we had no hesitation in asking them again. The work this time was for a new outside staircase and deck rails. Each stage i.e. design, materials and scope of work was discussed with us and changes, however small, were accommodated. We are really pleased with the finished staircase and deck rails. We would like to thank Paul, Deirdre, and all the Nightingale Team, they are real craftsmen and it shows in their work and attention to detail.
Andrew Larkin and Anne Ingram, Exterior staircase
Nightingale Joinery provided key pieces of outstanding quality for Atelier’s Grade I listed townhouse at no28 Queen Anne’s Gate. The craftsmanship is exemplary and was delivered in line with a challenging programme.
Damian Jenkins of Atelier, Queen Annes Gate

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