WJL is able to offer a versatile range of mixed materials for your reception desk. This might include granite, a solid surface like Corian™ or a more straight forward cost effective option like laminate.

With our in-house design team, manufacturing and installation WJL can cater for most desks and counters from simple straight lines to more exotic curves and everything in between.

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Wood & Veneer Finish Reception Desks

As a traditional joinery manufacturer we are experts with solid timber or veneers when it comes to reception furniture. We have a wide variety or reception counter options available – whether they’re standard off the shelf or in need of hand laying, we can offer it all.

Real wood veneers are unbeatable for the warm aesthetic feel they bring to a space. Whilst they are not as hard wearing as alternative finishes, in low wear areas, they are unrivalled.

Colour & Painted Finish Receptions

With our own spray booth for in-house finishing, we colour match your reception desk using paints as well as laminate, marble, solid surface or real wood.

In-house sprayed reception desks are hard-wearing compared to a brush-applied paint finish. It can easily be touched up if damage occurs during its lifetime.

We can match just about any colour you can think of. Whether it’s a straight forward RAL match or you just have something you like, WJL can deliver.

Laminate Finish Receptions

Laminate is a hard wearing surface. That’s why its used for kitchen worktops and office desks! Its also relatively inexpensive when compared to alternative finishes.

Whilst laminate is hard wearing, it can be fragile on the edge. Keep this a core consideration when deciding if the lower cost weighs up against long term use and replacing them at a later date.

Reception desks in all shapes & sizes

Solid surface finishes are beautiful but rely on highly skilled fabrication to produce seamless joints. This includes the installation phase where large curved desks must be delivered and installed in sections but require equally cleans jointed insitu, to ensure the same seamless finish.

With our own workshop we are able to cater for more requirements and produced counters measuring up to 28m+ in length. They are assembled in the factory, then stripped down, moved to site and reassembled for a perfect finish.


We specialise in Reception Counter fittings for…

Hospitals & Healthcare

In healthcare settings it is value for money and hygiene that dictates needs. Solid surface Corian™ can be the best option here or a simple laminate finish when budget constraints demand.

Hotels, Restaurants & Hospitality

The hotel & hospitality sector offers us the opportunity to show off the versatile nature of our manufacturing capability. Mixed materials, structural steel, glazing as well as real wood, veneering, solid surface and laminate. Its all there!

MA5 kitchen
Commercial joinery at Premier Inn restaurant

Take a look at our project gallery

Our gallery features highlights of work which we feel is a little bit different but always representing our strengths across the sector.

Our Portfolio


At WJL we strive for the greatest client satisfaction and continually monitor our feedback. Here’s what our clients have to say about us:

WJL’s works are of a good standard and the manner and attitude of their supervisor on site is a leading example to other subcontractors on how to manage and coordinate their work force.

Ian Rodgers, Operations Manager, Eric Wright

Seddon would personally like to put on record our gratitude to WJL for the amazing turnaround of the specialist joinery items on the project and to be able to achieve the very tight programme dates to enable Seddon to achieve Practical Completion on the Westcliffe Extra Care project.

Nick Camm, Quantity Surveyor, Seddon

As designers we always strive to find the best manufactures, to ensure our design is built to the highest standards, this is particularly relevant in a healthcare context. We were very impressed how the team at WJL translated our design into built furniture often comprising of complicated curves and angles. We would definitely recommend them for furniture projects.

Will Boex, Operations Director, Boex

More than happy, in every aspect, and I have given your details out as a company to use for quality especially happy with the manufacturing quality, and the programme we adhered to.

Martin Lawther, Quantity Surveyor, Gilbert Ash

Workmanship really good, excellent joiners, very responsive to our requirements, good communication.

Dave Tomlin, ISG

WJL has produced joinery, to a high standard, that we cannot fault. They have a proactive approach to assist in achieving the required design, within realistic timescales.

Benn Wilson, Surveyor, Rainsford Contracts Ltd

I felt I had to write and let you know that I feel you have been a pleasure to deal with as a company I feel that you are going the extra mile for us and the joiners that have worked here are extremely helpful. Please pass on my genuine thanks to all concerned. It is rare in this industry that we come across suppliers and tradesmen who care. Thank all your team on my behalf.

Phil Cowlard , Site Manager, Rydon

We have been working with Winston Joinery/WJL since 1996 & during that time they have produced some fantastic items of joinery for us & there professionalism has been consistent throughout that time.

Michael Buckingham, Contracts Director, DMB Carpentry & Joinery Ltd
WJL provided good & thorough input into the scheduling of door-sets, ironmongery and instillation programme. Quality if installation was of a very high standard, especially in the refurbished area which had its unique challenges requiring traditional carpentry skills.
Neil Jefferies, Project Manager, Osborne Construction

Excellent subcontractor, performed well on project (New Cross Hospital)

Joe Mcmorrow, Senior Quantity Surveyor, Kier

Worked well at Westcliffe to complete our specialist joinery items. They will pull out all the stops to ensure the work on site is complete and to a good standard at a competitive price!

Corey Holden, Trainee QS, Seddon

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