Cre8ive Together: Two Decades and Counting

This year leading joinery company, Cre8 Joinery Solutions has celebrated its 20th anniversary. Here Phillip Gay, director at Cre8 Joinery Solutions, reflects on the company’s journey over the last two decades to become the major force in the commercial fit-out sector it is today.

Every step of the way, from design to installation

Our ethos as a company remains the same today as it was when we first started operating 20 years ago – that is to create high quality, stand-out projects which meet the exacting requirements of our clients, delivered on time and to budget. The fact that we’re able to control every aspect of a project in house from design and manufacture to delivery and installation means we can see each project through every step along the way to maximise efficiency and deliver to programme.

All our products are manufactured in-house at our 58,000 sq ft factory, where we also have extensive storage capacity to maintain high levels of stock and lessen the impact of materials shortages and supply chain delays – something which has stood us in good stead during the most challenging periods this year, allowing us to keep to programme as much as possible.

The scope of our work has expanded over the years so we’re now regularly creating beautiful items such as reception desks, tea and coffee points, meeting rooms, storage, wall and ceiling panelling, lift lobby areas, living walls and much more – all in a vast array of different materials and finishes. It’s fair to say that no two Cre8 projects are ever the same.

In fact, we’re always on the look-out for innovative new materials or techniques which we can offer clients wanting to create impact, working closely with architects to realise their design vision without compromising on practicality for end-users. As well as providing materials samples and colour swatches for architects we’ve also developed a mock-up service which has proved vital on some of our more extensive and high specification projects. Here we’ll construct a full-size mock-up of one or two key aspects of a design in our factory before inviting our architectural clients to see if for themselves prior to full production getting underway.

Cre8ive Together

Today we operate as three separate but connected businesses as part of the wider Washroom Group - Cre8 Joinery Solutions, Washroom Washroom and WeIntegre8 packaged contractor solutions. All three aim to deliver high specification bespoke washrooms, showers, changing areas, bespoke joinery and interior fit-outs for the commercial and leisure sectors.

By offering joinery and washroom services under one roof in this way, we’re able to work seamlessly together to create washrooms and common areas which complement each other perfectly – something which has only increased in demand in recent years. This year we’ve worked side by side on numerous high profile commercial projects, using the same materials or colour palettes to ensure a cohesive design between different areas of the building. On one refurbishment project in particular, we used the old flooring in the reception area and, together with Washroom Washroom, created bespoke vanity units in the new washroom areas. Using this recycled, repurposed material for the new vanities provided a nod to the building’s past while also looking to the future, making the project more sustainable with less waste.

As a company we’re still independently owned and operated today and, twenty years on, we’re just as passionate about what we do as ever. I couldn’t be prouder of the team and their dedication to delivering exceptional projects and I’m excited to see what the next 20 years will bring for us as a company.

For more information on the range of services and products offered by Cre8 Joinery Solutions, please get in touch.

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