Welcome to De Beauvoir Block
Take a look at our latest JCK Joinery case study!
Case Study / May 2021
JCK JOINERY WELCOMES YOU TO DE BEAUVOIR BLOCK
We're really pleased to share our very first case study for JCK Joinery. You may have seen little teases here and there of this project, of which, we are quite rightly extremely proud too. It has been some time in the making, however, we're thrilled with the outcome and hope it will serve our team well in presenting our expertise and the level of JCK's craftsmanship. As a business with a heritage spanning 150 years it goes without saying that our experience speaks for itself. On this occasion, we feel our work does exactly that.
ABOUT DE BEAUVOIR BLOCK
At the bustling heart of East London’s creative industry, De Beauvoir Block offers like-minded spirits the space to meet, share and grow.
Designed predominantly for the arts and creative industries, one of the underlying pre-requisites for its development was the need for open spaces which maximise light and layout, whilst paying homage to its industrial heritage.
A SEAMLESS COLLABORATION
A seamless and successful collaboration between our client Sullivan Brothers Construction, and Henley Halebrown Architects for De Beauvoir Block at Benyon Estate, this impressive renovation project is an excellent showcase for JCK Joinery's 'one of a kind' expertise. The enormous bespoke timber doors you see in this case study and in the various images you will see online, have been crafted by our joinery team. In some instances it took 6 men to lift them from one bench to the next!
ANOTHER UPLIFTING TESTIMONIAL, FROM OUR CLIENT SULLIVAN BROTHERS
‘The underlying success of this project lay with the specialist skills of our construction team who interpreted the architects’ plans and designs perfectly. The end result is a real marriage of original Gothic architectural design and modern construction methods. Attentive to the existing beauty we implemented and utilised materials which would only enhance and not detract from those stunning features. Hence the reason
we also turned to the expertise of JCK Joinery who have been doing what they do, exceptionally for over 150 years (granted not the same team of course.)’ Michael Sullivan, Director.
WITH A PROJECT OF SUCH SCALE & SIGNIFICANCE CLEARLY THERE WERE CHALLENGES
'One of the key problems was that we had to actually relocate some of our joinery equipment given the sheer size, and to accommodate the framing. The framing sections were 90mmX200mm which meant individual timbers weighed close to 100kg. We had to manufacture special trolleys to move the completed frames and doors around the joinery shop.’ John Hudson, Machining Supervisor.
WE COULDN'T BE PROUDER
‘We’re thrilled to have been commissioned to create these exceptional doors for De Beauvoir Block. Sometimes it’s difficult to envisage how our doors may look when we’re busy creating them in the workshop. When we seen them in situ here in this delightful environment,
well it simply fills us with pride.’ Graham Hughes, on behalf of the Directorship Team
Welcome to the Unity Group
The Unity Group comprises of:
Unity Doors is our specialist door company and one of the UK’s leading door manufacturers. We’ve been serving the industry for over 20 years and had the privilege of selling over 2 million composite doors to trade, business and domestic UK customers.
Whether it’s a classic, understated look, or something contemporary and bold, we’re proud to offer an extensive range of high quality external and internal doors - along with a great selection of finishes, designs, glazing options and accessories and Secured By Design fire doorsets.
JCK Joinery is a premium brand within our group. JCK are experts in creating bespoke timber doors and exclusive joinery solutions: including CE marked external fire doors..