Designing your Bar

George Thomas Joinery is one of the UK's leading joinery manufacturers for bespoke commercial applications, providing full production and assembly services that can also include on-site fabrication. We can design and manufacture everything from bespoke one-off joinery items to high quality repeat pieces.


Whether you're a boutique hotel, a craft beer pub or the latest modern club, how your bar looks will be paramount to the atmosphere of the venue.


Everyone has different tastes, but finding the look and layout of a bar that works for you is important. Therefore, George Thomas Joinery will spend time with you, working out what you require and how it will look, but probably more importantly how the bar will work for your everyday business. All too often function is forgotten to aesthetics. The key to good bar design is having everything to hand for each bartender, this is even more important if space is limited behind the bar, the last thing you need is bartenders walking behind and into each other all the time, it only takes a few broken glasses to start eating into your profits.


A wide range of possible features and construction methods allow us to design a bar and back of bar area that is as individual as you, your venue and your budget. Space will be allowed for storage, tills, chiller units and washing stations and of course glass and drink storage or display.


With the layout behind the bar worked out how the front of the bar will look comes next and that’s where George Thomas Joinery can also help, with experience of various materials, creating textures and patterns, combined with hidden lighting, are all techniques we can employ to give your bar the truly unique look.


All our bars and counters are premanufactured in our workshops as much as possible, this means that once on site a bar can often be installed in just a day or two, keeping your business as operational as possible.


Operating throughout the UK, our centrally located 14,500sqft workshop is impressively equipped with some of  the latest woodworking machinery, including moulding, CNC and edge banding machines. 


We frequently combine;


• Hardwoods / Softwoods


• MDF / chipboard


• Laminates / veneers


With other materials such as;


• Corian® or similar hard surfaces


• Marble / granite / stone 


• Metal / Acrylic 


• LED lighting


Using our CNC machines along with our skills and craftsmanship we can manufacture repeat items, depending upon our client’s requirements.


Proactively seeking the best, most cost-effective solution we will use our technical experience to enhance, add value and where possible speed up the construction process.


We welcome potential customers to visit our workshops and to see our craftsmen at work for themselves. Our large capacity workshop enables us to take on work of all shapes and sizes for our clients. We have extensive experience of producing work for new build and refurbishment projects, along with the commercial, hospitality and corporate sectors.


See us stand 7196 of the Restaurant & Bar Design Show, Excel


George Thomas Joinery


reception@gtjs.co.uk


PHONE: 01384 637 825