Client testimonials

We have been  priviledged to work with many top Architects, Developers, Interior Designers and Main Contractors, on varied and Presigious Projects. Please find below a selection of Client Testimonials for your reference.

 Ellmer Construction are new build, refurbishment and fit-out specialists. Our sectors cover High End Residential, Commercial, Leisure, Hotels and Retail. Our focus is the London market and we have a long established partnership with NBJ, who are one of our preferred proven suppliers for High Quality Specialist or Bespoke Joinery. We have successfully delivered numerous projects together over several years and have always been very impressed with their production and in-house design capability. Furthermore, their commercial processes are transparent as well as timely. Significantly the manufacture of their Joinery, attention to detail, combined with superior finishes ensures best value for our customers. We would be delighted to recommend NBJ to prospective clients and will be engaging their services for future contracts.

Michael Byrne

Chief Executive Officer, Byrne Group Ltd

NBJ were appointed by Stepnell to design, manufacture and install the high quality Bespoke Joinery for the new Library and Document Depository building, St John’s College, Oxford. This includes bookcases, writing desks, wall and ceiling cladding, staircase treads and risers and furniture.

NBJ have carried out their responsibilities in a thorough, diligent and professional manner. They have kept us informed of progress and design issues and have proactively worked through any problems, offering solutions.

We have carried out frequent inspections of NBJ’s manufacturing facilities and have been impressed with the quality control and investment that has clearly been made in the state of the art design and manufacturing plant.

We like the way NBJ conduct their business and have found Neil Burke, Richard Kenmore, Asa Brown and their team to be a valuable partner on this Project.

Adam Broome

Senior Quantity Surveyor, Stepnell Ltd

Wright and Wright Architects have worked with Neil Burke and his excellent team on three major projects:

Taylor Library for Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, Magdalen College Library, Oxford

And currently on the new Library and Student Centre for St John’s College, Oxford, which is on site.

On all these projects they have performed skilfully and professionally to an extent that we have established between us a genuine and highly valued level of trust and understanding.

We have recently put their name forward for an internationally significant project and have no hesitation in recommending them.



Sandy Wright

Senior Founding Partner, Wright & Wright Architects

Working with NBJ was precisely the sort of construction collaboration we seek. Our Joinery details are often challenging, with great precision and fine tolerances needed to achieve a minimalist outcome. NBJ produced superb shop drawings and the end results exceeded our expectations to such an extent that the details appeared prominently in a special book commissioned by the Client.”

Diana Yakeley OBE

Partner, Yakeley Associates

We have worked with NBJ on many high end residential projects, where they have successfully completed a wide range of beautiful specialist Joinery items including Kitchens, Wardrobes, Cabinetry and other complex Bespoke Interior Joinery.

The service offered at each stage of the process, from Design to Installation, has always been excellent and managed very effectively.  We will continue to use Neil Burkes’ services in the future and have no hesitation in recommending NBJ.

Darren Size

Company Director, Sizebreed Construction

Stepnell had the pleasure of working with NBJ (London) Ltd on our prestigious project to provide a new Library for Magdalen College, Oxford, where Stepnell acted as Main Contractor and NBJ were employed by us as subcontractors to deliver the Bespoke Joinery package.

NBJ performed well throughout the drawing design stage, project management, production and installation, demonstrating strong leadership skills and organisation. NBJ’s eye for detail and finish ensured that the vision for a new library was fulfilled.

We are currently working with NBJ on another Oxford College project, this time at St John’s College where we are building a new Library facility, which will provide a two-storey study centre and central archive in part of the President’s Garden at the college. NBJ’s appointment on the project was due to their excellent performance on the previous scheme.

Stepnell have no hesitation in recommending NBJ and we look forward to working with them in the future.

Tom Wakeford

Joint Managing Director , Stepnell

NBJ have worked with Philip Hooper, Design Director, on a range of Bespoke Projects since 2001. Neil and his team have since gone on to work with Colefax & Fowler in both High-End Commercial and Domestic situtations including Residential Projects in Central London and the Chilterns. NBJ has a deserved reputation for a high standard of service and deliverance. They never fail to deliver on time and their work on site has always been undertaken with care, by polite professional staff, that ensure that the end product is the quality we would expect.

NBJ come highly recommended by Sibyl Colefax & John Fowler and any further query for information about them is welcome.

Philip Hooper

Design Director, Sibyl Colefax & John Fowler

NBJ collaborated with CDA on the new “Brands Gallery” showroom for Bathroom Brands.  NBJ were exemplary in their approach to this project and it’s many challenges. Always pro-active, every member of the team was fully engaged and committed to delivering a project of exceptional quality and it was clear every member of the team took pride in their work.  NBJ London are highly organised and capable of delivering complex joinery of the highest quality. The quality of the finished showroom is testament to the hard work, commitment, skill and talent of the whole team. We have learnt an enormous amount from NBJ and hope to have the opportunity to work with them again on other projects.  We would not hesitate to recommend them and their extraordinary work to others.

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Bev Dockray

Architect, Coppin Dockray Architects

Neil Burke Joinery has successfully provided our clients with bespoke joinery and cabinetry in recent design projects. Two projects have been carried out in private houses situated in Kensington Palace Gardens, London and both were associated with The Crown Estate.

We were particularly impressed with NBJ’s proficiency, with the quality of finishing and attention to detail. We would gladly work with NBJ again on future projects.

Nick Marsh

Director, Lawray Architects