Simon fitted our lovely new kitchen and we recommend him highly. His own craftsmanship and attention to detail were outstanding and he worked well with others – plasterer, electrician, plumber and tiler – to ensure we had a very high quality and functioning kitchen as a result. He was reliable, responsive and courteous throughout a quite complicated kitchen fit.
Simon from SJF Designs helped us with a major refit of our farm shop in January 2018. From first contact, Simon was approachable, clear and professional. He was excellent at helping us with the practicalities of the build from conception stage, and at being flexible as the build was being completed. His outstanding communication skills were a great asset. While completing the build, Simon was professional in all aspects of his work, and was sensitive to our busy retail space as we remained open throughout. This meant that we suffered no loss of income as a result of the rebuild. The quality of the work was absolutely brilliant and Simon's attention to detail is second to none. We would not hesitate in using Simon's services again, and would highly recommend him to other retailers looking to upgrade their displays.
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Simon fitted new Minerva worktops up-stands and new sink, he squared off our cupboards and brought our kitchen back to life, it looks fantastic. Simon is a perfectionist and it shows in his craftsmanship. Not much mess from start to finish. The young Liam assisting him was polite, tidy (under Simon's guidance) and thoughtful,talking of guidance Simon's advice and design is a must, you have your ideas and what you want and that's what you get but with a bit of magic and the Ferguson eye, you get your idea rounded to a gem.
You pay for quality and that's what you get. Quality. Our kitchen is a joy to look at and a joy to be in. Thanks Simon.
We are absolutely delighted with our new fitted oak ‘library’. Simon worked closely with us to design a home for our prized book collection that would match our requirements and our décor. He offered advice at all stages of the process, managing everything from design to building, staining and ultimate fitting. Simon and Liam were professional and courteous and the quality of our new furniture is superb. We would definitely use SJF Designs in the future and would not hesitate in recommending this company to our friends and family.
Simon has done a fantastic job with our new cupboards and shelves. They are exactly what we wanted and his attention to detail is excellent. We would highly recommend Simon and would only trust him with our joinery projects.
We have recently installed a fitted bookcase and a desk in our study and are absolutely thrilled with the work from SJF designs. Simon Ferguson provided an excellent service from helping with design and signposting to fixtures and fittings and arranging the painter. The house was kept very clean throughout the process. Simon was a pleasure to deal with and we wouldn't hesitate to recommend SJF designs.
SJF have recently installed a range of custom made cabinets to a boot and laundry room. Without fault from estimate to completion Simon has been brilliant. At the initial design he quickly grasped what we wanted and at installation his work was quick, competent and organised! Could recommend high enough.– Kristian & Katherine Wass – Harrogate
Working with SJF Designs was a genuinely professional experience. Simon paid great attention to detail with all the work and was really accommodating of our wishes. Great pieces which blend perfectly with the house and are built to last. He also kept the house immaculate while he worked and went the extra mile to make sure everything was just as we wanted it, including coordinating his work with electricians and plumbers on our behalf along the way and delivering the work in timescales agreed. After many previous experiences with slap and dash tradespeople it has been fantastic and refreshing to find such a friendly and professional tradesman and we will definitely be using him again in future.– Rose & Simon Dunlop – Boston Spa
'It is an absolute pleasure to recommend this company. Simon Ferguson is a highly professional person, who managed our expectations of joinery requirements with skill, design flair, efficiency and utmost courtesy. Smaller jobs were carried out with patience and the same attention to detail. Simon is a very personable businessman, who believes in customer contact and care, job satisfaction both for his clients and himself and Is undoubtedly an excellent role model for the successful smaller company in today's marketplace.'– Judith & Hamish – Wetherby
We appreciated Simons full involvement in the selection and installation of our 5 oak doors and staircase. His advice was invaluable and his professional installation first class with no fuss or mess.
'I found SJF designs online and loved the look of the work from photos. I was wanting something a little different for my study, with an industrial attic design. Simon understood immediately was I was looking for and was able to work with me to find suitable materials. He fitted in around working hours to measure up and complete the work . The finish was excellent and exactly what I was looking for. I am over the moon with my study and will definitely use SJF again in the future for anything similar in my home.– Penny – Boston Spa
“I could not recommend Simon and SJF Designs highly enough. Simon fitted a wonderful new kitchen for us and the quality of his workmanship is second to none. But this is really only one part of the excellent service he provided. Right from the start he was happy to spend time with us to understand what we wanted and offer useful help and design suggestions that we hadn’t thought about. The kitchen required lots of other work including building, plumbing, electrics and plastering and Simon was able to arrange all these things, and he effectively project managed the whole process for us which was a huge benefit. His communication throughout the process, with us and the other trades, was excellent. Finally, you might expect to pay a premium for this level of quality and service, but we found his prices to be very reasonable when compared to other people and I doubt we would have got the same results elsewhere.”– James & Jenny – Wetherby
'Simons' work is exceptional, a true craftsman. We had 3 fitted wardrobes built, two in alcoves and one L-shaped. All designed in keeping with our Victorian house, half of one concealing the water cylinder, the others for clothes, both hanging and shelving. They are beautiful!They perfectly match the other original features in the rooms, with the top coving and skirting boards. They perfectly match the other original features in the rooms, with the top coving and skirting boards. We should have done this years ago!
Simon has undertaken a wide range of jobs in our home from fitting skirting board and internal and external doors to installing our kitchen. The work has been completed to an extremely high standard and we are very pleased to recommend Simon to anyone looking for an excellent joiner/carpenter.– Eleanor & Matthew – Thorner, Nr. Wetherby
We have been delighted with the various projects Simon has completed for us. He is a first class [joiner/carpenter/cabinet maker/workman - you choose which best suits!]. Simon is very insightful and has helped us to evolve our initial designs into quality projects which are practical, beautiful and functional. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend him.– Mr Smith, Knaresborough
We approached Simon to fit a large alcove cupboard beside a chimney breast in our Victorian House. The space itself was awkward and the back wall was at an angle. But this was no problem for Simon who showed great skill in creating our cupboard. We were delighted with the end result. We also found him a pleasure to work with. He was professional and always on time. He involved us in all the decisions about the minor details of the job. And he was a clean and tidy workman. We'd happily use him again and recommend him to anyone else.– Graham & Vicky – Wetherby
I couldn’t recommend Simon and SJF Designs highly enough. He has an eye for detail, quality craftsmanship and efficient instillation.– Kristian Wass Harrogate
In February 2015 Simon installed a completely new kitchen for us. We were absolutely delighted with the outcome. From the design of the project to the organisation of electricians, plasterers, plumbers etc. the entire installation was conducted in a very highly professional manner throughout. His own work rate, joinery skills and attention to detail are excellent. I would have no hesitation in recommending SJF Designs to anyone thinking of buying a new kitchen.– John & Elaine Darcy Pannal.
We had some alcove cupboards built by Simon in 2015 either side of our living room fire place. Simon was a pleasure to deal with from the outset, helping us decide on each aspect of the design. He ensured the disruption was kept to minimum by working off-site as much as possible. When he was on site he kept the place clean and tidy, using plastic matting to protect our carpets. The end product was to a very high standard, and Simon happily came back to do some filling which we later decided we wanted doing, with no complaints. We are delighted with our alcove cupboards and will definitely use Simon again for future joinery projects.– Helen & Jake Fox
It's an absolute pleasure working with Simon. His attention to detail, and
ability to pull together a design is outstanding. The finished furniture
is just beautiful, he was able to transform my ideas into a piece of
furniture that is totally in keeping with its surroundings, and perfect in
its size and scale. I have no hesitation in recommending Simon and I¹m
looking forward to working with him again.
We were very pleased that we asked Simon to make our 'library' shelves. He was very patient
in explaining construction methods and choices and very responsive to our ideas.
The finished result has been much admired!
Simon fitted a new kitchen, wooden flooring throughout the downstairs, along
with new skirting boards and made a bespoke under stairs cupboard door. He
also added spacious decking and steps to finish off the outside. Simon was
a professional throughout. Always punctual and reliable. He is clean and
tidy, ensuring rooms are left as they were found. Simon carried out an
excellent job with finishes to the highest standard, often going above and
beyond to ensure our project ran smoothly. Highly recommend.
– Mark & Kerry, Harrogate
Attached are some photos of the cabinets - we're over the moon with them,thank you so much!
Having approached a local kitchen firm to undertake a kitchen redesign and installation for us in 2013,
we were recommended to use Simon as the kitchen fitter, due to his expertise and attention to detail.
From the first initial meeting we were very impressed with the service we received in terms of his time commitment,
knowledge and skills. The fitting of the kitchen did not always proceed as planned but Simon was always there,
thinking up new and practical solutions including building us a utility cupboard which was never on the original spec.
Simon is thoroughly dependable and was always early to his appointed time. His work ethic is second to none and this level
of hard work meant we had our new kitchen fully installed earlier than we had anticipated.
Simon took full responsibility for the management of our project and since then we have asked him back to undertake further joinery work at our property. We would not hesitate to recommend Simon to anyone looking for first class workmanship and professionalism."
–Simon & Kim, Wetherby
We used SJF Designs to install our new kitchen and could not have been happy with the quality, attention to detail and courteous service we received. So much so that we have already used SJF for another project in our house and we'll use them again, without hesitation, just as soon as we decide on our next project.
– James & Hannah, Knaresborough
We’ve recently moved back to Harrogate after running a successful hotel/restaurant in France for several years and decided to buy a property that needed a substantial amount of work doing to it. We were keen to use all local trades for the renovation project and Simon from SJF Designs was highly recommended to us by a friend as an experienced Joiner, Carpenter and Cabinet Maker with a keen eye for detail. From our first initial site meeting, it was clear that his visions for our project were of a very high standard and we were excited to have him on board to help with transforming our new home. He was very hardworking, had excellent time keeping, tidy and most importantly reliable and trust worthy. Having taken on many projects and having set ourselves very high standards in the past, we would gladly use SJF Designs again for any future projects whether it be basic joinery, or designing fitted or freestanding furniture. His ability to adapt to any situation was great, and he oozed enthusiasm. We gave Simon pictures of wardrobes and alcove units that we liked, and the end result was fantastic. Friends of ours have commented about the quality of Simons work and we’re glad he helped make these ideas in to reality.
– Emma & Phil, Harrogate
Simon has now worked for us, both in our previous house and our present country house. We first met Simon through Knaresborough Kitchen Company when we had a complete Kitchen refit. He then went on to lay our wood flooring, install a new staircase and numerous other jobs. We then bought a large country house which has undergone a total renovation and we used a construction company as the main contractor; at times the level of the joinery by this contractor was not up to my high standards and I called Simon in to give it the high level of finish it deserved. He then went on to install over a hundred square metres of Oak flooring, which involved some problem solving in terms of the finish around the oak staircase, this was done beautifully, he fitted wardrobes in two bedrooms and with me, designed and fitted a comprehensive dressing room off the main bedroom. This was done by taking a standard IKEA product and customising it to fit into a challenging space. We still have numerous jobs to complete and when time and budget permits, we would not hesitate in giving Simon a call, aside from the high quality of his work, his communication skills, reliability and punctuality are second to none.
– Julie & Graham Bowland, Kettlesing
I've always been delighted with the quality of Simon's work and generally with his approach. Whether a small job or something larger requiring design and planning capability, Simon has delivered excellent work in a timely way.
– Sue, Harrogate
We contacted Simon at SJF Designs who was recommended to us by Harrogate Home Cinema who were currently updating our new home with a sound System & TV’s both upstairs & downstairs. Our requirements were to have a false wall installed that would encase a flatscreen TV, hide cables, but also a low level unit so that our SKY & DVD Player downstairs could also be hidden away. Upstairs we had two arched alcoves which required a bespoke unit to be made for both, one of which would hide the new sound system & many cables, the other for general storage as well as somewhere to put a lamp. Simon was punctual,tidy and efficient, and was able to design, make & fit all of the pieces we’d asked for to a high standard. We would have no hesitation in recommending SJF Designs to friends and family, and we will defiantly be using Simon again for future projects.
– Michael & Carolyn Fort, Harrogate
Simon has carried out various Joinery tasks both privately & around the dealership. Simon is methodical in his approach, reliable, trustworthy and above all has high standards."
– GC Motors – Harrogate
We had our kitchen fitted by Knaresborough Kitchens, Simon wasn't our fitter but when my son managed to break a drawer Simon was sent to repair it for me, from then on whenever we've had an idea for a project Simon has been the one to bring it to fruition. So far we've had a redesigned staircase in white oak & brushed steel, all the interior doors replaced and repositioned and a burnt oak Pergo floor installed in the family room. Not all of these projects have been straight forward; needless to say problems have arisen whereby a bit of creative thinking has to be applied and Simon has been more than happy to bring the project to an effective conclusion. From my experience Simon runs an efficient and reliable business, with an excellent level of communication and I wouldn't hesitate in recommending his level of craftsmanship to other potential customers."
– Julie & Graham, Harrogate.
I asked Simon to design three floating shelves for me. The finished shelves are excellent and throughout the project, Simon kept me informed of developments and produced the shelves on time and to budget"
– Miss S. Baines, Harrogate.
Living in a very old cottage has its joys but can also be a nightmare whenever you need anything done to the building - walls are not straight, floors are uneven and finding an exact match for things made over 200 years ago is almost impossible. Impossible that is until we met Simon. Simon can take 'bespoke' to a whole new level.There is massive attention to detail, a completely professional approach and total reliability. Result - two very satisfied customers with a new bedroom and kitchen, which is totally in keeping with the style of the house yet completely practical with a contemporary feel.
Now that we have found Simon we will never go any where else - even for the most complex projects!
– Eileen and Dave, Osmotherley.
We decided to install new cupboards in our utility room and contacted The Knaresborough Kitchens Co. (KKC) who previously fitted our existing kitchen. Shortly after our visit we received a call from Simon, a Joiner who sub-contracts for KKC whose name had already been given to us and recommended as an experienced joiner/carpenter. Within a couple of days Simon had been round to complete a site survey; he was punctual, well presented and very helpful and set our minds at rest after the first meeting. We contacted Simon to confirm a start date & time and accept the quote. Simon was very punctual on the day in question and completed the work to an exceptional standard.
Since then we have had several other jobs carried out by Simon keeping the same standard of work we experienced earlier that year including replacing all exterior handrails & spindles throughout our garden (a big task), five radiator covers designed and made to our specifications, under stair storage, & a bespoke TV cabinet with a rising mechanism to name but a few.
We are extremely pleased with the quality of workmanship and attention to detail of all the finished projects. From the beginning through to the tidying of the house externally and internally after installation and set up, Simon is very efficient and hard working. We really value Simons Joinery expertise and we enjoy engaging in a positive dialogue throughout the process of each project. If only all tradesmen could be like this."
– Andrew & Kay, Harrogate.
We are still thrilled with your cupboards and all your work has been greatly admired. Some friends are looking to move to Harrogate in Feb and are hoping to ask you to build something similar for them. We will be sure to give them your number."
– Babs & David, Harrogate.
Simon came to help us plan, design and build some cupboards and shelves in an awkward space in the attic bedroom. This area had looked disjointed for years and needed thought and good skill. Simon was able to build good quality, well fitted wardrobes, a desk and shelves out of mainly MDF. Which despite my hesitation looks wonderful. He worked efficiently and hard, and managed our expectations well – turning up when he said he would! It has pulled the room together and the quality of his work is excellent. He is flexible, has attention to detail and cares about the end result. He was fun to have around and the boys loved seeing him "evolve" the design too. I would recommend his work and understand he is particularly good with kitchens. I hope he can help us with ours when we get round to it."
– Mike & Lindsey Jackson, Wetherby.
Simon fitted our kitchen from Knaresborough Kitchens and managed the project for us over a 2 week period. We were particularly impressed with his high standards and the way he searched for the best rather than the easiest solution. Simon’s eye for detail and continual communication with us ensured that the snagging of our kitchen at the end of the project was minimal. Not only is Simon’s craftsmanship excellent but he does it incredibly efficiently too. We are delighted with our kitchen and the way it has been fitted. Without doubt we will always consider Simon as our first point of call on future joinery projects.
Simon is highly professional in every aspect of his work from his cheerful good manners & timekeeping, to his meticulous craftsmanship to his interpersonal skills with other tradesmen and project management skills. Simon came highly recommended to us by a friend and we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him to our own family and friends.
– Liz & Chris Jones, Knaresborough.
Simon from sjf designs is clearly an accomplished tradesman, he worked quickly and was a perfectionist, simon more or less project managed my salon refurb, without him I would've been lost ! I was kept informed at all stages.On top of his job simon always kept the work area clean and tidy and helped in the clear up afterwards and with jobs that weren't really his.Simon works so hard, I had to send him home, as he stays until the job is done and beyond.I would absolutely recommend him to anyone and if you are thinking of hiring simon, do, you will not be disappointed or let down.
– Westrow Hairdressers, Wetherby