12 Manufactured Masterpieces

On the 12th day of Christmas we present 12 examples of bespoke manufactured joinery from 2018. Which one would make it onto your Christmas list? 🎁

12 Days of Christmas

The SJS 12 Days of Christmas begins tomorrow, recapping the people and projects of our 2018. From Jolly Joiners to Residential Refurbs, we’ve got it covered in the countdown. Keep an eye out for our daily updates right up until Christmas Day.

Charles Stewart House – Refurbishment

We recently delivered the 1st Phase of works at Charles Stewart House for our valued client The University of Edinburgh. The project, handed over ahead of programme, included the refurbishment of toilets, showers and corridors and their associated works. Phase 2 is currently underway and in the meantime we hope the staff enjoy their new facilities! Lewis & Hickey Architects, Thomson GrayRsp Consulting Engineers LlpPeter Brett Associates

Edinburgh Business School, HWU, Refurbishment


Last week we successfully handed over the 2nd Phase of the Edinburgh Business School refurbishment at Heriot Watt. The fit-out and alteration works included the installation of 12 glazed fronted cellular offices, a new tea prep area and the design, manufacture and installation of a bespoke reception desk with booth seating to the rear. Delivered in partnership with Faithful+Gould Michael Laird Architects Summers-Inman Harley Haddow and Will Rudd Davidson

Kyle Singh – Work Placement

Kyle Singh joins SJS this week on work placement in our bespoke manufactured joinery facility. Kyle is currently a pupil at Portobello High School, we hope this opportunity will give him an exciting insight into the wonderful world of joinery. Good luck Kyle!

Vita Student Edinburgh, Bespoke Manufactured Joinery

How great does the new accommodation at Vita Student Edinburgh look? We recently manufactured and designed bespoke joinery for their communal hub space including charred timber wall cladding, kitchen units with matching table and all-important gaming stations. We are delighted to have produced these for main contractor Bowmer and Kirkland Ltd and hope the students love their new surroundings as much as we do.

Shower Room Refurbishment, SRU Murrayfield

Congratulations to the Scotland Rugby team on their phenomenal win this weekend against Fiji in the first of the Autumn Tests. We are sure their fantastic performance on the pitch was further enhanced post match in their newly refurbished shower facilities.

Quality facilities for a quality team and a very positive transformation successfully delivered by SJS for the Scottish Rugby Union at BT Murrayfield in partnership with Axiom Project ServicesHolmes Millerand RSP Consulting Engineers LLP

Residential Refurbishment, Thistle Street Lane

The refurbishment of 45A George Street, South Thistle Street Lane is our latest successfully completed project. Located in Edinburgh’s city centre the 40-week project converted a 6-storey office block into 11 luxury-serviced apartments. Structural alterations took place to create new entrance-ways and to remove a connecting Link Bridge to the rear of the property. Refurbishment works included the installation of new kitchens and bathrooms, along with new carpets and oak flooring throughout. The apartments were each fitted with bespoke wardrobes, produced in the SJS manufacturing facility.

This project was proudly completed in partnership with James Robertson Architecture and Axiom

Scholarship Award for Paul

Well done to our Trainee Quantity Surveyor, Paul Brown, who excelled in his last academic year and has been nominated for a Scholarship Award from the Scottish Builders Employers Federation. Paul is currently working towards a BSc (Hons) in Quantity Surveying at Napier University and has so far achieved merit grades across every completed module. Congratulations from everyone at SJS!