Frequently Asked Questions




What does Merrin Joinery do?

We make bespoke windows, doors and staircases for period properties.

By 'bespoke' we really do mean that each item is individually made.

Many of our clients own listed buildings or properties in conservation areas.

Typical commissions of work are for two to six items of joinery. Larger projects are only accepted in discrete batches.

Our photo galleries show the diverse range of work previously carried out

which includes arched and curved joinery.





How do I get the items I need?

If you email the following information to us we can give you a guide price.

  • A photo of the window(s) or door(s) that need replacing
  • If a photo isn't possible please send a drawing or sketch
  • A rough indication of the size(s)
  • Any special requirements that you are aware of eg Grade II listed
  • The location of the property
  • Your contact details

If you decide to go ahead with commissioning the bespoke joinery, we will work closely with you to ensure all architectural details are replicated exactly as they should be. This usually involves us carrying out a site survey.

More details can be found in our Commissioning Bespoke Joinery Case Study


How much does bespoke joinery cost?

Typical small jobs start from around £2,000 upwards. The cost is determined by the amount of work involved and the costs of the raw materials. We do not artificially inflate our prices in order to offer so called discounts: the price is what it is.

Occasionally prospective clients expect bespoke joinery to be cheaper than ready-made items: the opposite is true.


How do Merrin Joinery produce the windows and doors?

We can work from drawings, sketches or photographs to make the joinery in our Nottinghamshire Workshop. Items are made using traditional joinery techniques. Please contact us if you would like to arrange a visit. We are starting to collate video footage showing how we work on YouTube.





Where can you supply your bespoke joinery?

Merrin Joinery are based in Nottinghamshire. The majority of work we undertake is for properties located within an hour-and-a-half's drive of our workshop NG17 8LA. For example properties in:

  • Nottinghamshire
  • Derbyshire
  • Leicestershire
  • Northamptonshire
  • Lincolnshire
  • South Yorkshire
  • Birmingham area
  • Staffordshire
  • Rutland
  • M1 corridor

For commissions where a site-survey is not necessary we are able to supply across the UK.





When will I get my joinery?

We try to give accurate estimates of when we are likely to be able to start working on your job, and also how long it will take to make your item(s) once we start. On receipt of your deposit we can secure your slot in our schedule.

Further information can be found here about lead-times.





Why choose Merrin Joinery?

  • We believe that every period property needs authentic joinery to keep its character, so we ensure the property's original architectural details are maintained in the joinery we make.
  • Our experience of working with listed buildings ensures that we are able to provide joinery that you and your conservation officer will be very satisfied with.
  • Our clients have the peace of mind of knowing that we are a well established company with a reputation for producing high quality joinery.




Please let us know if you have any other questions, via email or the social media links below.



Published January 2018







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