JLA Joinery have been honing their trade for over 30 years, delivering the highest standards of craftsmanship to every one of their customers throughout West Sussex and beyond. With a customer focus, they oversee every bespoke joinery and carpentry project, from staircases and handcrafted windows to sturdy doors and purpose built furniture.
London based customer Bryan Kelly does all his board selection online and only visits when he needs to spec machining.
In this video Nick and Wayne host Bryan and team for a covid-safe board spec-ing session.
Bryan is our first super user customer. He chooses all the boards he wants for his home refurbishment using the webshop and stock search picking lists from the peace and quiet of his own desk. So far he’s bought over 300 boards this way!
Then we pick them, pack them and deliver them straight to his home or into his joinery team for working.
The only time Bryan needs to travel down from London is when he and his guys want to use our workshop for machining boards before we ship them – not everyone’s got a 1300mm wide planer sander in their workshop – and now we’ve got the hang of contactless collections that’s completely do-able.
Look out for pt 2, we’re hoping to catch Bryan mid-refurb to see what he’s doing with all those boards.
ELK (that’s Extreme Logic Kitchens) provide a genuine alternative to the status-quo. They build unique kitchens from their own concepts, designed to minimise material and redefine functionality. The team’s incredibly clever geometric designs innovate the construction of kitchens, always providing unsurpassed quality to their customers.
ELK’s team is driven by smart thinking and concepts that differentiate them from the competition. They offer three innovative systems for kitchen construction, each built on a foundation of unique, clever geometry:
The first; the O’45 (example above) was born of a desire to create an innovative design approach that would lead to a new aesthetic. The result is a design that balances modern engineering with traditional craftsmanship. Super-efficient, function focused utility centres are crafted to deliver a genuine alternative to traditional kitchen design.
The second. GRID. was designed to elevate the “linear” urban kitchen to a new level. ELK’s innovative system offers customers the ability to create truly bespoke kitchens designed to fit any space. The quality of materials is elevated from generic man-made boards to finely crafted, engineered hardwood.
The third: ARC, represents the high point of ELK’s liberated kitchen system. Logic taken to the extreme generates a fluid free-form expression. Craftsmanship and technology fuse to create extraordinary geometries which are timeless and peerless.
ELK raises the bar by pairing exceptional utility with optimised storage; their clever engineering transforms storage into display, pairs functionality with intuition, uses less floor space, and pursues sustainability in its truest sense – less is more.
ELK’s philosophies inform every project they take on, and sustainability is ingrained in everything they do. The team behind ELK have been at the forefront of designing sustainable environments for over 30 years, and now they’re applying their thinking to kitchens. Their design approach continually reviews the relationship between process, geometry and material, helping them use less than half the material of a conventional material. As a result of efficiency of storage, ELK can achieve more with less.
ELK’s approach uses the highest quality FSC approved natural materials (that’s where we come in!) and their ambition is to leave the planet a better place than they found it; a mission we can get behind.
Innovation is the key to any ELK project, and can be found in the little details they introduce to their work. Their fruit rack not only looks great, but keeps fruit fresher for longer using the victorian method of storing fruit so it doesn’t touch, with plenty of air circulating. Their O45 V drawer inserts come in a variety of clever options, from their apothecary drawer to their crockery rack, all carefully designed to fit perfectly into their One Tree Console.
The detailing of the One Tree Console goes to the heart of ELK and its patent and design registrations. The remarkable five way junction is stabilised and supported by clever internal geometric technology, allowing their design to defy gravity.
Nestled between the V drawer ‘trees’, the ELK Barn Drawer can be accessories with unique inserts designed to maximise storage potential. Ideal spaces to store pans, plates and small kitchen appliances, the drawer is named for its resemblance to a hay barn gable. With solid frontal or framed glass doors, the Barn Drawer can transform your cupboards from simple storage to a beautiful display.
English Woodlands Timber provides ELK with high quality, sustainable timber for use throughout their innovative kitchen designs. Learn more about the team and their offering.
ELK’s master craftsmen go to great lengths to select high quality, sustainable timber for use throughout their projects, hunting for grains that match the direction of the geometric shapes found throughout ELK’s frame based kitchens. They pair our ash, oak and maple with painted door panels to ensure the feeling of woodiness doesn’t become overbearing.
Ash is one of ELK’s favoured timbers, thanks to the strength of grain and its wide availability in both white and olive hues. Because this gorgeous timber is in plentiful supply and grown locally in the UK, it pairs beautifully with their dedication to sustainable joinery.