About Us

Watkinson Joinery Ltd manufactures high quality hand-built kitchens, handcrafted hardwood furniture, custom-made walk-in wardrobes and bedrooms, bespoke joinery, hand-made wooden gifts and plaques and we also fabricate corian worktops. The company is growing and after 9 years is going strong in an ever competitive market.
Ian Watkinson is the Director of the company and has aspirations for it to grow and continue to be highly successful. The main aspirations for Ian are to produce a high standard of craftsmanship into the future, employing local skilled craftsmen and particularly to train apprentices so there are people to continue the skills long into the future.


Ian places importance on protecting the environment, obtaining timber supplies from sustainably managed forests. Very little waste leaves the workshop, our shavings are recycled by a local farmer and in the future we will have a wood pelleting machine to turn waist into fuel, which in turn will be used to heat the workshop. The short ends of timber are turned into our crafts and plaques.
We now have four employees including two apprentices and two cabinet makers. Over the next few years we will take on more cabinet makers, bench joiners and apprentices to expand the company. As we offer a wide range of services and products we need to keep up with demand. Our work has been seen as far away as the Isle of Man where we have made two kitchens. Our main stay is in North Yorkshire and particularly Thirsk and surrounding area. The beautiful city of York and the spa town of Harrogate have also enjoyed our work. We have a really excellent customer base, who come back time and time again, showing a reputation that we are really proud of.

The Corian fabrication has come off the back of our hand-built kitchens. Corian is a solid work surface, the skills involved in fabricating it shadows what we do, another string to our bow. We offer bespoke external joinery that’s made from a carbon negative material called Accoya, brilliant stability and durability qualities makes Accoya the perfect timber for windows and doors. With a 60 year service life expectancy and up to 12 year coatings guarantee on our pre-finished painted external joinery. We are Accoya certified!
Creating green oak buildings, porches and garden gazebos are part of the bespoke joinery service.

Oak is our favourite material with its nutty brown colour and beautiful grain qualities, green oak externally or kiln dried timbers for our furniture.