Taylor Made Joinery in Bildeston invests £1.5million into facility expansion
A joinery firm based in Bildeston, which has provided bespoke craftmanship for some of the most iconic buildings around the UK, has spent £1.5 million expanding its premises and buying state-of-the-art machinery.
Taylor Made Joinery and Interiors, located at Manor Wood in Ipswich Road, was started by James Taylor in 1981 with two joiners.
Today, it employs 190 people and has a turnover of approximately £34.5 million.
The new cutting edge machinery will enable the company to streamline its processes and increase capacity.
The top floor of the new building will also house the Technology and Apprenticeships Training Centre, where apprentices can hone their skills.
Each year, the company takes on two new apprentices and it currently has 12 apprentices working at the centre.
“The foundation of our success is our home-grown talent,” said Mr Taylor.
“This centre not only enables us to streamline our manufacture, it will enhance the training experience for all of our current and future apprentices.”
The company provided the fan vaulted oak ceiling for St Edmundsbury Cathedral’s Millennium Tower.
The five-tonne structure had to be dismantled at the works and taken to Bury St Edmunds, where joiners re-assembled it on-site in the tower, where it forms a centrepiece in the tower’s design.
TMJ Interiors has also worked on other prestigious projects, including restoring the fire damaged private chapel at Windsor Castle, as well as work done at No 10 Downing Street, the Royal Festival Hall and Royal Opera House.
It also fitted out the auditorium of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford Upon Avon and contributed to the 2012 Olympics in London.
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