East Yorkshire-based Kingston Joinery has further enhanced its ever-growing reputation in the commercial joinery and windows sector as contracts worth more than a combined £6m have ensured a busy end to the first half of 2019.
Established in 2007 as a one-man operation by Hull joiner Craig O’Leary, the business is now typically working on between 20 to 25 large contracts at any one time, using as many as 150 joiners to complete projects across the UK.
Turnover exceeded a record of £8m at the end of 2018, and following the strong first six months of 2019 it is currently on course to top its target of a £10m turnover by the end of this calendar year.
Amongst its most recent work has been the completion of a £1.8m project with Interserve Construction at the new £200m Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre, a national facility at Stanford Hall, near Loughborough.
The centre provides rehabilitation care for servicemen and women injured during strenuous training or in conflict, with a team from Kingston Joinery completing a full joinery installation including roofing, doors and all fixtures and fittings across the entire site.
Other significant work recently brought to a conclusion has included a £313,000 contract to supply and install timber windows on a new housing development for Barnfield Construction in Backbarrow, Cumbria.
The development of one-bedroom flats and four-bedroom homes has been completed on the site of a former ironworks which had been derelict for a decade.
Teams have also fitted kitchens, doors and ironmongery as part of a redevelopment of Wetherby Young Offenders Institute in a contract with Galliford Try, whilst lead lined doors were installed at St Mary’s Hospital, Manchester, working for Lendlease.
Ongoing projects include a contract recently started worth just shy of £1million with The Flanagan Group, to provide a full joinery package on a new National Education and Conference Centre in Birmingham for Unite the Union.
A team from the Melton-based firm started on site in May on a job which is expected to last more than 10 months in total.
It will see them carry out the complete internal joinery fit-out on a site which will see a 170-bed hotel, conference facilities and office headquarters provided for the union.
Elsewhere teams are completing the final stages of the biggest single contract in the firm’s 12-year history with Interserve, worth in excess of £2.5m on a new multi-million pound residential development in Leeds.
This has seen Kingston Joinery employed to complete a full internal fit out of general joinery and doors, and install 8,500 square metres of external cladding on the Sweet Street project.
It comes as teams continue to work on two projects for Torsion Group on major new accommodation developments in Sheffield and Birmingham in deals worth a combined £1.3m to the East Yorkshire business.
Managing director Craig O’Leary says more large scale projects are on the horizon for the firm, with its recent successes putting it firmly in the mix for more seven-figure contracts over the coming six months.
“It has been another excellent six months for the business and such has been our growth we have recently added two new site managers, a new contracts manager and another business development manager to the team to ensure we maintain our momentum and customer service levels,” he said.
“We’re extremely proud of the types of contracts we are winning. They are prestigious multi-million pound developments across the country with leading developers.
“The key for us has been investing in the continued development of our senior team to ensure we have the right expertise tendering and pricing for work through to the design, supply, management and installation of joinery services on all sizes of developments, meeting specifications and budgets.
“Certainly we are currently in the mix on tenders for some very large contracts that we would not have got near to winning a couple of years ago, such is their size, so it is very rewarding to see how our reputation has grown and the progress we have clearly made.”