Established by James Taylor, Taylor Made Joinery Interiors Limited began trading from a 1500sqft barn at Newberry Farm with an integrated Biomass Boiler, manufacturing the domestic joinery for GA Taylor Builders, James’ father’s Construction Company.
TMJ first broke into the London Market, manufacturing joinery for both domestic and commercial use. Our first project was the wall pannelling for a 54 room project at Broadwick Street, Soho.
TMJ moved into a purpose built 36k sq ft works with a fully functional biomass boiler. 1100 sapling trees were planted around the 5 acre site. The most prestigious project to date was the refurbishment of 10 Downing Street.
TMJ restored the specialist joinery in the Private Chapel at Windsor Castle after the great fire in 1992. We were acknowledged for our ‘services in connection with the restoration of the fire damage at Windsor Castle’ by Queen Elizabeth II. TMJ were also awarded a project at the Royal Opera House to refurbish the Main Auditorium.
TMJ continued to develop and expand, and we extended the office space by 12k sq ft. Our portfolio now included high end clients such as the Royal Bank of Scotland.
TMJ Interiors celebrated 25 years of trading and had an additional Biomass Boiler and water harvester installed.
A Board of four Directors were introduced alongside James Taylor. Pat Coll – Production Director, Martin Holmes – Projects Director, Kevin Hudson – Commercial Director and Roy Newman – Financial Director.
This was a busy time for TMJ; we had been awarded the biggest project to date, The Royal Festival Hall worth £5.5m. Major reinvestment occurred during this time; the joinery shop was relocated to a new custom built 8k sq ft extension, with the existing mezzanine being converted to additional office and meeting room space.
TMJ rented office space in Central London to provide hot desking facilities for London based staff. We were also the first joinery contractor to become accredited to the three chains of custody schemes; FSC®, PEFC and Forest Products.
We were awarded our 1st RoSPA Award. We also started utilising point cloud survey technology on two specialist local projects; St Edmundsbury Cathedral and Suffolk One.
TMJ secured the London 2012 Olympics project worth £7.5m. An environmentally controlled warehouse was erected to improve ‘just in time’ deliveries, along with new office space being constructed in the mezzanine area.
TMJ appoints Chairman Andy Catchpole and we were awarded the FORS Gold Accreditation.
Peter Harkin promoted to the Board of Directors as Projects Director.
We opened our G A Training Centre , a fully functional centre that will be used for both in-house and external training, including our one day training courses offering both a practical and theoretical insight into joinery and how we take an idea from conception to reality. The centre offers facilities for up to 24 seated trainees, including conference call and presentation capabilities. It also incorporates various environmental and sustainable initiatives in line with our ethos to protect the environment, including motion detecting lighting and solar panels. TMJ is a big advocate in reinvestment and improving the TMJ working environment for all employees; the training centre is an adaptable and collaborative space for our team and customers.
Tom Burns promoted to the Board of Directors as Finance Director.
TMJ Interiors celebrates 35 years of trading and has in excess of 150 direct employees.
Sarah Warren promoted to the Board of Directors as Business Development Director.
The new 8,160sq ft Spray Shop, Finishing and Despatch Department is now complete and in use. TMJ’s HQ is now spread over 60,000 sq ft and growing!