Completed Project, Murrayfield Stadium

Great site visit to another successfully completed project, after which Beckie and our Site Manager Leigh had a sneaky look around! We can’t wait to share the images of it, but in the meantime, why don’t you ‘try’ and guess where it is.

10 William Street Refurbishment

Exciting start to the week as we kick-off a brand new project at 10 William Street. The contract involves the refurbishment and fit-out of the existing property to form a bookshop and consulting rooms. The completed space will be put to good use by the charity, The Next Chapter – we look forward to seeing the transformation. We are delighted to work in partnership with SHS Burridge Architects on this project.

Congratulations Damien!

Huge congratulations to Damien Brown for successfully completing his carpentry and joinery skills test.  He is one of five apprentices currently enrolled in our training and development programme, working towards becoming a fully qualified bench hand joiner. Very well deserved for all the hard work put in!

QMU Lecture Theatre Refurbishment

Over summer, we successfully transformed lecture theatre space for Queen Margaret University, ready for the first semester of the academic year. The 4 week project was delivered in partnership with Niall Young Architecture Ltd, Harley Haddow, F3 Building Surveyors Limited and Sandy Brown Associates

Corian Training Completed

Huge congratulations to 6 members of our joinery production team (including one of our apprentices) who completed a Corian training course last week. We have always maintained that our ability in consistently providing service excellence to our clients is driven by continually developing the skills of our joinery team. We look forward to seeing what you guys produce with this new skillset!


Lord Thomson Halls, Student Accommodation Refurbishment

Over summer, we completed the refurbishment of Lord Thomson Halls student accommodation for Heriot Watt University, a massively challenging project in a 10 week programme timescale. The refurbishment included alterations to 203 bedrooms, over 40 kitchens, 4 staircases, corridors, 3 lift lobbies and 2 warden flats. The full works included the supply and installation of new bathroom pods within the bedrooms, new fitted kitchens complete with all  white goods, new floor coverings throughout and electrical lighting, power and data installation and a full redecoration throughout.

The project, which ran between June and August, was successfully delivered on programme in time for the arrival of the 2018/19 freshers.


Great News For George!

Fantastic news from our driver, George Paterson, who walked his way to raising £952 for Cancer Research UK through Slimming Worlds charity foundation Smiles. On Sunday, he took part in a 12km walk through Edinburgh alongside other slimming world members to raise money. Huge well done from us all!

Davidson Mains Primary School Furniture

Davidson Mains Primary School furniture, another fantastic bespoke manufacturing project completed by SJS over the summer for The City of Edinburgh Council. Another example of how the great designs produced by Lesley McMillan combined with quality manufacturing by our team can make such a difference to a space. Best wishes to the staff and pupils of Davidson Mains, we hope they enjoy their new colourful classroom additions.

The Oriam Bistro, Café Refurbishment

The Oriam Bistro, a 6-week project for our valued client Heriot Watt was completed this week. The café and meeting room refurbishment included the installation of vinyl coverings to existing doors and walls, supply and fit of new floor coverings and the refurbishment of the existing servery including tiling, lighting, signage and joinery works. The project also involved the installation of bespoke manufacture joinery, produced in our Newhailes facility, including signage and cladding. This was completed in partnership with Faithfull & Gould and Pendant Interiors.

The Bistro is the first of several contracts SJS have been delivering for Heriot Watt University over the summer months, ready for the new academic year.