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The benefits of bespoke laminated work surfaces

Investing in bespoke laminated work surfaces can make your business stand out from the rest. Whether you are looking for bespoke lockers or bespoke office furniture, our carpenters in Kidderminster can help with all of your needs.
Professional Look
Wooden laminated work surfaces can help add a professional polished look to any businesses decor. Many businesses and consumers are now opting for bespoke wooden garden furniture in the UK and by using our kidderminster carpenters we can help make your garden look even more beautiful.
Alternatively, many sports clubs and gyms are opting for bespoke lockers for their changing rooms. This gives your establishment a more upmarket feel, especially compared to traditional metal lockers.
Long Term Investment 
Although many offices and businesses often decide to go with off the shelf furniture, investing in bespoke office furniture can save you in the long run. Laminated work surfaces can help prolong the longevity of your office workstations, therefore often making this option a more affordable way to furnish your office.
Tailored to you
One of the many benefits of bespoke furniture is that it can be tailored to you and the style of your business. Your choice of a laminated work surface can change the look of your office, school or even your boat furniture. Whether you choose a light or dark wood finish can drastically change the aesthetic of your business.
Often when clients are choosing bespoke furniture such as a woodwork kitchen they opt for an exposed wood finish, meaning you only treat the wood to stop it from rotting but use no other finish. However, there are many different finishes such as painted surfaces or laminated surfaces which can create a completely different look.
If you are looking to invest in bespoke furniture and are interested in laminated work surfaces, contact one of our experts. Give us a call on 01562540204 or email us at orders@okjoinery.co.uk.

How to improve your lockers sale?

It could be said that all locker businesses aren’t created equal. What may be normal for a small company could be strange for a large one. However deciding how to sell changing room furniture to clients can be a level playing field.
“There aren’t any differences,” says Tibor Kunya CEO of Ok Joinery Limited. It is said that “A bad salesman can’t sell water in the desert but a good salesman can sell sand in the desert”
It means that the personality of a locker salesperson plays a big role in closing the sales and sales conversion rate. There is always going to be a fan base for the kind of lockers you are selling gym lockers, school lockers or workplace lockers. It’s matter of making a good impression on your potential clients. You may have what they want, but if they don’t feel comfortable purchasing from you as a result of your personality, locker buyers will seek out your competition.
So how can you improve locker room furniture sales? Here are our top tips to do just that.
Attitude, lockers product knowledge and selling skill
Locker retailers who chase after any one of the three in isolation might just as well chase after smoke. What is true of attitude, lockers product knowledge, and selling skills, is also true about the matter of probing. The locker supplier’s verbal open and closed probes are ineffective unless accompanied by nonverbal language which consists of voice quality and body language.
It is also true that even when verbal probes are used correctly, locker sellers may fail to hear their customer’s response.
Whenever the salesperson’s verbal and nonverbal language are in disagreement, the customer will always believe the lockers supplier`s nonverbal language. The cure for these mixed messages to the buyer, are simple. The seller must hone their listening skills. Not only must they listen to their clients, but they must also be acutely aware of their own verbal interactions and non verbal postures. In effect, they must practice watching themselves selling locker products.
Ok joinery ltd design, manufacture and install high quality of bespoke lockers and the only one independent wooden Z Locker manufacturer in the UK. So improve your locker product knowledge by looking our new range of Z Lockers .Contact Ok Joinery Ltd and learn more about our new heavy duty lockers.

Things to consider when investing in boat furniture

August 26, 2020


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Sometimes, we need to ask ourselves the tough questions. When it comes to investing in furniture, it is always a good idea to ask yourselves a few queries right away; especially when you’re on your boat.

Will it fit with the space I have available?

This question will save you a lot of time if you ask yourself it right away. If you know the item you’re looking at won’t fit, you can move to the next.

Alternatively, you can discuss bespoke furniture with someone who does custom builds. This way, whatever is created will fit in the area you have perfectly.

Will there be a lot of maintenance involved?

Even if you don’t mind maintenance, it will be beneficial to know the amount right off the bat. For example, you may be looking at something that needs to be packed away, kept out of the sun, or polished often.

How was it made?

Sure you love the aesthetic, but have you looked deeper? Understanding who made your furniture and what materials they used can help you create a deeper understanding and respect for the piece. It can also help you to avoid unethical companies.

Will this piece deal well with dampness?

Let’s face it, boats will have some water from time to time. You will most likely avoid furniture that can have absolutely no contact with water or dampness.

Is this a style I will love for years to come?

When investing in furniture, you’ll want to choose something that is timeless. A piece that you will love for many years ahead. Start thinking about the future of this item and if you can envision it with you.

Purchasing The Perfect Piece:

If you’re ready to start researching the perfect furniture for your boat then please contact us or browse our website.

How bespoke office furniture can help you maximise space

July 30, 2020


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Whether you are moving to a new office and want to put your company’s stamp on it, or if you want a facelift for your existing premises, OK Joinery can accommodate your needs and provide a bespoke furniture solution. We have a wealth of knowledge and experience to help bring your vision to life and this is how:

It’s expertly made

Our bespoke lockers, for example, are ideal for office changing rooms and are beautifully crafted in an innovative Z shape to maximise internal space for storage. We offer complete freedom with choice of colour and a range of materials to fit your needs – furniture which maximizes space doesn’t need to be dull or ugly.

It’s clean and clutter-free

Our office furniture is designed to utilise all available space, with a focus on storage, practicality and comfort. This prevents worktops from getting cluttered and allows for lots of free space. If you’re a fan of Marie Kondo minimalism, we are here to help you ‘spark joy’ into your office environment!

It’s designed for your needs

Although our experts will do the hard work for you, your creative input is valued greatly when choosing and designing your bespoke furniture. You will have creative freedom with colours and style colours of your bespoke lockers ,primary colours for a sports team or perhaps a clean crisp white for a professional and calming office environment.

Our materials are safe and hygienic

Our office desks provide the best materials for a clean and hygienic work environment. The material used is HPL (High Pressure Laminate) and it is antibacterial. HPL is also microbiologically tested and reduces the growth of bacteria by 99%. In the current climate, details such as these can be incredibly important when assessing risk for employees returning to work in your office.
We would love to discuss your requirements and inspiration so please do contact us for a no-obligation consultation.

The benefits of having bespoke kitchen furniture

July 10, 2020


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Do you own a business with a dated kitchen? Does it need a complete refurb? If you have your heart set on a new modern kitchen that is not only practical but stylish, you need to consider a bespoke kitchen. Below we explore the benefits of bespoke kitchen furniture.

Built to your exact needs

A bespoke kitchen is made to your exact needs and will fit the intended space. You can choose the size of your units, where to place them, and how many worktops are needed.

Use all the available space

All space is utilized in bespoke kitchen design. There are no unsightly gaps as everything is made to measure, ensuring it fits perfectly. What you end up with is an incredibly practical and user-friendly kitchen.

Exclusive designs

If your kitchen is going to be on show to the public because it is in a restaurant or cafe environment, then it needs to look the part. You will be able to choose the colour, finish, and materials.

Expertly made

Ultimately, your bespoke kitchen will be built to last. Years of craftsmanship and skilled expertise go into making bespoke kitchen furniture.

Maximise storage space

The real beauty of a bespoke kitchen is that it can be made with a wide variety of storage options, keeping your worktops free from clutter.

Here at OK Joinery, we are bespoke kitchen experts. We can make everything from kitchen units to bespoke kitchen worktops. To learn more about how we can help you and your business, simply get in touch with us today.

Time to refurbish your gym before reopening.

June 15, 2020


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ok joinery As a provider of regular exercise and sport facilities you are more than aware of the impact that Covid-19 has had on a person’s regular leisure activity and their access to state of the art facilities. During the present circumstances the public have been encouraged to take regular exercise, so hopefully you should discover a knock on effect with an increase in activity when you re-open. In addition, the situation gives you an opportunity to reflect upon the quality of your present provision.
OK Joinery Ltd are available to discuss any adjustments to your provision or any refurbishment that you may be considering.
Do you need to consider the appearance of your reception area to your customers ?
We can offer advice on reception furniture, desks, storage and other bespoke items.
Do you need to consider the appearance of your changing rooms ?
We can offer advice on improving the appearance of your facilities and on how you can best utilise the space available.
Do you need to consider the appearance of your lockers ?
We can offer advice on improving the appearance of your lockers as well as provide alternative solutions and bespoke designs.
OK Joinery can help you at every stage of your project, including 3D visualisation
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Do you need bespoke lockers at an affordable price?

May 31, 2020


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Bespoke furniture is sometimes considered a luxury and many people assume that it will be too expensive. But instead of heading straight to your local flatpack furniture store to find something that will suffice, don’t rule out bespoke furniture just yet. When it comes to a project such as installing lockers in a public facility, bespoke lockers offer many advantages. You can achieve a design to suit the shape of your room and make sure that no space is wasted.

That’s why we’ve introduced our new range of Z Lockers, which are affordable but still offer all the benefits of bespoke furniture, being both adaptable and fully customisable.

What can Z Lockers be used for?

The sleek and modern design of our Z Lockers makes them the perfect option for a variety of settings. From hotels and workplaces to schools and leisure facilities, these bespoke lockers can be adapted to fit any space. Each locker comes with a hook inside, label fitter and lock so there is no need to purchase additional hardware. A Z Locker also allows clothing to be hung, perfect for offices, where employees need to hang shirts and do not want their clothes to become creased.

What makes the Z locker bespoke?

We know that it can be hard to create a plan for your storage space or locker room without having the actual furniture in front of you. To make the process easier, prior to building your lockers we create a 3D render of the space to give you a clear idea of how they will look when the project has been completed. This will enable you to play around with the design and layout in the design phase, to make optimal use of space and get the best final result.

It’s all in the name

The innovative Z shape design means there’s plenty of internal space for storing clothing and personal effects and the individual units can be slotted together to offer a larger amount of storage space in a small area. Each unit measures H: 2100 x W: 800 x D: 450mm.

Adaptable design and layouts

Instead of finding lockers to try to fit your space, with bespoke lockers, it’s the other way round. The removable plinth makes it easy to customise the design of your bespoke lockers, from built-in lockers to a design that incorporates lockers and a bench.

Your choice of colours and materials

With Z Lockers you have complete freedom and you can choose your preferred material and finish. As well as MDF and laminate, we also offer a fire-safe material, as well as soft close hinges. Choose from sleek white for a gym or bright primary hues for a school or sports team locker room. Upmarket establishments such as hotels and spas may prefer a warm wooden finish to give a sumptuous look and create a luxury feel.

At Ok Joinery Ltd, we provide bespoke office furniture UK-wide, including bespoke garden furniture, bespoke kitchen furniture and more. Contact us today for an informal chat about your requirements.

Most hygienic work surface for your office desk

April 28, 2020


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In today’s circumstance we are interested in how can we can stay safe and protect ourselves from viruses such us COVID-19, especially in the office where we spend most of our working hours.
It is doesn’t matter whether we are working remotely at home or in the office, sat in front of a monitor at our bespoke office desk, the reality is that many beautiful materials, including wood and MFC are porous. Bacteria can flourish in the tiny recesses on these surfaces when they find exactly what they need food, moisture and a comfortable temperature. To further minimize the presence of harmful bacteria, viruses and other less desirables, like fungus and mold, we recommend non-porous office worktops for your office furniture.
As we mentioned in our previous blog, the best work surface for office furniture is the High Pressured Laminate (HPL) . However it matters which HPL you use, at Ok Joinery we use antibacterial HPL for our bespoke office furniture.
What is meant by an antibacterial HPL office desk?
In general, all HPL is inherently hygienic due to the density of its surface and its ease of cleaning. Our HPL work surface is extremely hygienic, so much so that it can be found in food preparation areas, NHS hospitals, schools and dentists. Our work surfaces have a special innovative structure providing anti-bacterial protection. This is microbiologically tested and uses silver ions to inhibit bacterial growth and reduces the quantity of bacteria by 99%.
Our work surfaces have:
– Impact resistance
– Scratch resistance
– Light fastness
– Ease of cleaning
– Heat resistance ( up to 180°C))
– Extremely hygienic
– Suitability for contact with food
If you need high quality hygienic furniture for your office, Ok Joinery can provide. We can create office worktops, built-in office furniture, bespoke office desks, office furniture that are often not available in other office furniture retailers and that do not break your budget. Contact us today to discuss your bespoke office furniture requirements.

Wooden office locker vs steel locker: the advantages of wood

April 14, 2020


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Wood or steel – it might be a conundrum which you come across if you are in the business of procuring lockers for your workplace or facility. In this blog, we make the case for wooden lockers, giving you some reasons why in many ways, they can be considered a better choice than steel varieties. Read on!

Greener than steel?

You should remember that wood which is responsibly sourced counts as a renewable resource. As wood is purchased and used, it should be replaced, and with the planting of new trees, we can increase forest cover and do our bit for the environment in the process.

The health benefits of wood?

Research (https://woodforgood.com/news-and-views/2014/05/15/wood-construction-reduces-stress-and-offers-a-healthy-living-environment/) has found that being around wood – whether in the workplace or at home – is good for you! It has been discovered that wood can help to decrease stress responses, bring down your heart rate, and encourage people to interact. What’s not to like?!

Easy to clean and maintain

It seems likely that if you are installing lockers, they are going to be in regular use. That’s where the helpful properties of wood come in, giving you a surface which is easy to clean with just some wood cleaning spray and a cloth. Forget about needing to use substances such as ammonia or vinegar to get that pristine look. The same principle applies to bespoke kitchen worktops!

Natural beauty

In many ways, wood is so much more aesthetically pleasing than metals – offering a richness, homeliness and natural elegance to an interior space.

Are you convinced yet? If you have your own idea on how wood can be incorporated into your locker design, take advantage of bespoke lockers from OK Joinery. Or perhaps you’d be interested in our bespoke office desks range?

Safety Lockers – 5 key facts for safe installation

April 10, 2020


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Installing bespoke lockers is not a complicated task. If the installation is an office locker,  a gym locker or a locker changing room environment the rules for the installation remain exactly the same.

The vast majority of our personal storage options are manufactured in the UK and are made from wood and ready assembled or are pre drilled in the manufacturing process , to make installation on site easy and straight forward. To make life a whole lot easier we have created our safety installation guide for locker rooms in the UK.

Installation safety notice

Increase stability

Warning! Fatal injuries can occur when heavy duty lockers fall over. Lockers should always be secured to ensure stability.

Qualified Person

We recommend that installation is completed by fully qualified contractors who are public liability insured and adhering to good health and safety practices to minimise risk of injury to themselves or others.

Fitting nests of 2-3 lockers

The floor must be in good condition and level. Single locker nests should be fixed by their backs to a wall with steel brackets or any other approved fixings. Walls are built from a large variety of materials,  fitting workplace lockers successfully depends on choosing the right fixing for each situation. You should always use a power detector device to check for hidden pipes and wires.

Fitting larger runs of lockers

Runs of wood lockers should be fixed together side-to-side with internal threaded M4 screws and then fixed back to a wall, just like single locker nests. Alternatively they can be fixed together back to back to another run of lockers, using steel jointing plates and screws.

Locker stands & seats

Lockers mounted on stands or seats should be fixed down to the stands and seats, as well a side-to-side and back to a wall or other run of lockers, if necessary. (see above)

Should you need any further help or guidance with your wooden locker installation, then please do not hesitate to contact Ok Joinery Ltd for guidance on our website.


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