- The Company won the prestigious award for Best Kitchen Design Over £50,000 in the 2021 Awards
- They have seen a 100% increase in kitchen consultations and a 35% increase in larger joinery projects in the past 18 months.
- Herringbone Kitchens expands their workshop by investing in technology and future proofing the business
The company has gone from strength to strength in the 7 years since William Durrant started the business. Following the increase in home renovations over the past 18 months Herringbone Kitchens has seen an 100% increase in kitchen consultations and a 35% increase in larger joinery projects. In order to meet demand and prepare for the future the family-owned Kent-based manufacturer and design company have expanded its workshop.
The winning kitchen
Herringbone Kitchens designed this showstopper kitchen as part of a house-wide renovation of an old Victorian boarding house, back to a family home. The client is renovating an old Victorian house which had spent the last 100 years as a boarding school. Initially two houses, then split into flats and rooms, the client renovated it back to a family home. As part of the renovation, the back of the house was knocked off and a larger kitchen space was built.
There is an incredible amount of expert joinery in this kitchen and huge level of craftsmanship. For example, the elevation of the bookcase and larder shelving offer a side elevation with no additional framing required – joinery is key to this project with a deep level of details which you can’t get off-the-shelf. The grandeur of the room really complements the kitchen and vice versa. The symmetry of the cabinetry, shelving, reeded glass, work top and lights absolutely make this a showstopper kitchen.
William Durrant, owner of Herringbone Kitchens said of the win: “It’s still sinking in to be honest. As a small family-owned company, we are incredibly humbled to have been acknowledged for our design and bespoke work amongst such tough competition and to have won against some of the largest kitchen companies out there is just mind-blowing. I always say the team is the most important element to a business and it shows true again with this win.”
The workshop expansion
With the increase in demand Herringbone Kitchens has taken over the warehouse next door to their existing workshop and invested in new technology, a CNC machine for the workshop.
A CNC machine is a computer-generated cutting programme which the company is using for their kitchen carcasses and panels. The doors, frames, drawers and other bespoke elements like cutlery inserts and spice racks will all still be made by hand using the same traditional methods they have relied on since their very first kitchen in 2015.
William Durrant, owner of Herringbone Kitchens said: “With this new addition, we have been able to reduce our wood wastage with more accuracy and speed up time in our workshop. It’s a wonderful bit of kit that will enable us to meet the demand of our clients quicker and ensure as a company we’re investing in the future of bespoke manufacturing.”