Where we’re from...

Blades was born in the mid 90s. Wishing to break away from the mainstream, Paul Wilcox and Shane Armstrong handpicked only the most skilled joiners and finishers to work with them, which is why Blades now supplies some of the most prestigious and respected names in design and architecture with the finest joinery and furniture, to the highest of standards.

Who we are...

We are unique in the fact that Paul, Shane and Justin are qualified joiners, and before moving into the office spent the first five years crafting the joinery items for Blades projects, many of which can be seen in the gallery. This in turn means that during the early stages of a project, potential problems will be identified and addressed.

Over the years, we have assembled a group of like minded individuals with a similar work ethic, from office staff, through to joiners and finishers. We pride ourselves in our no-nonsense approach combined with strict attention to detail throughout all aspects of the business, which we hope is apparent in the finished creation.

The estimating is done by Justin Wilcox. He will work alongside architects and designers, knowing exactly the areas where perhaps a saving can be made, and the areas which will demand the most attention to detail. He will employ his skills as a joiner to work through the job as it is costed, knowing where to source a diverse array of materials like stone, leather, steel and specialist fabric, which is often incorporated into the joinery, through to specialist finishes such as real metal finishing and textured polyester, giving a comprehensive and accurate quote.

Our CAD Technician Clive Gigney will produce 3D conceptual drawings during early stages of a project to develop the design and ensure that we are able to provide accurate quotations. Working closely with architects and clients we will then produce full working drawings for final approval, as well as clear and well labelled site installation drawings.


What we do...

We offer an unparalleled level of service throughout the duration of a project, which will be carefully overseen at all stages by owners Shane Armstrong & Paul Wilcox. With contracts received from leading architect and designers as well as private clients, our skilled team endeavour to consistently produce the highest standards of work that our clients have come to expect. Despite the recent economic downturn we have been able to continue to develop relationships with new clients and are currently expanding in to new avenues for the manufacturing of furniture and more specialist finishes.

From the outset of a proposed project, Paul and Shane will be heavily involved in design meetings with architects/designers and often with the clients, right through to practical completion. We pride ourselves in being very pro-active during these stages, which in turn ensures a smooth transition through to completion.

"Blades Joinery have undertaken extensive joinery for us on a number of significant high end projects involving listed central London properties and a large country house refurbishment and new build commission. Works have included traditional and contemporary staircase, veneered timber panelling, fitted dressing rooms, bathroom joinery, together with internal and external solid and glazed timber doors and solid timber louvered screens. Blades Joinery have always delivered to the highest level of workmanship, paying particular attention to detail and finish, and become very much part of the design and delivery team on any project."
William Deakins
Capital Architecture