We are proud to offer a variety of Services both in-house and on-site. Click below for more information.
CAD Drawings for Manufacture
The Gariff process begins with our design technicians turning your concept into detailed drawings for manufacture in our workshop. If you’re not sure how your design can become a reality, we can assist with site surveys, devising a method of construction & installation and also solve any problems before your items go into production. Once drawings are signed off, they are loaded onto our bespoke Gariff Application software, workshop orders are created and collaboration begins with our manufacturing managers and their team. At this point we can also assist with value engineering and sampling to confirm clients are satisfied and on budget. Subsequently, our technicians begin the component ordering process to ensure your completion dates are achieved.
Bench Hand Joinery
Gariff’s unique selling point is that we employee our own team of skilled craftsmen who carefully build every item of bespoke joinery in our 38,000sqft manufacturing facility in Trafford Park, Manchester. Our experienced bench hand joiners are split into teams who work on specific contracts ensuring that every element is custom-built to the clients’ specification. All our joiners are time-served, many have been trained in our own apprenticeship scheme and the majority have stayed with us for many years. Each year we aim to employee new apprentices, who are then given an experienced mentor thus ensuring their skills are passed on to the future of Gariff.
Housed within our 38,000sqft manufacturing facility we have upwards of £1m worth of machinery encompassing both state-of-the-art equipment and traditional technique machines that have been here since the beginning of Gariff. We have recently invested in a new advanced 5-axis CNC router allowing us greater versatility in shaping materials to our client’s requirements. Our dedicated wood machinists also operate a variety of other equipment including fully-automatic beam saws, spindle moulders, Mortise & Tenon machines and a 5-sided moulder giving us the flexibility to produce not only one-off pieces of joinery but also large production runs if required.
We offer a full veneering service with its own traditionally trained veneer hands and specialist machinery. Each sheet of veneer we use for your project will be cut to size on our veneer guillotines, stitched with hot clue to other sheets using a veneer jointing machine and finally placed in our hot press for application to the substrate. Our highly skilled team can offer a variety of techniques to match up the veneer sheets such as Book Matching and Slip Matching to ensure maximum continuity of the grain on your project. Furthermore, our staff are also trained in traditional marquetry techniques, the craft of applying pieces of veneer to a structure to form decorative patterns, inlays or designs by hand.
Postforming & Laminating
Postforming is the process of making flat sheets of laminate or Acrovyn® wrap smoothly over the rounded edge of another material such as MDF. Gariff employ a fully trained team of Postformers to operate the specialist machinery required to complete this work. Every item first passes through our separate spray booth for the application of contact adhesive, it will then pass through the nip rollers to ensure a secure bond, before finally entering the postforming machine. We also have a hot press for PVA application of laminate which allows for a stronger bond. This hardwearing and hygienic material is mostly used in public buildings for items such as vanity units, toilet cubicles & IPS panel systems for washrooms.
Acoustic Wall Systems
Gariff have the ability to manufacture bespoke acoustic value panelling systems custom-built to your space whether it be a lecture theatre, performance space or several storey atrium. If required, we can produce mock-ups of the panelling design and send to Salford University’s Acoustic Test & Calibration Laboratory to ensure the correct rating is achieved. Clients are then provided with full test reports before panels are put into production in our workshop. We can produce acoustic panels using a variety of materials including CNC perforated timber and fabric wrapped panels.
QMark Fire Door Manufacture & Installation
Doors manufactured under the BM TRADA Q-Mark scheme offer our clients the peace of mind that they are purchasing fully fire tested door sets. In addition, we are also registered Q-Mark doorset installers, so can offer full manufacture and installation certification on doors tested to up 1 hour. Our doorsets (30 and 60 minutes) have been tested by Chiltern International Fire and test Certificates are available upon request. Our doorsets are available in a wide range of finishes, door-leaf and vision panel combinations. We will provide you with guidance and practical advice on the correct choice of glazing, beading arrangements and maximum vision panel sizes. Our doors are certified using a range of door blanks that allows us to offer medium duty solid chipboard cores, through to solid laminated timber severe duty doorsets, depending upon the anticipated usage of the building and your budget.
Gariff are registered and approved Corian® fabricators and are able to provide our customers with a large range of furniture, counters, bars, worktops or special features constructed from this highly durable and aesthetically pleasing material. The demand for durability, coupled with contemporary design has resulted in an increase in the specification of hard wearing, often highly polished, curved and intricately detailed designs which we are fully capable of producing. Corian® is no longer restricted to the production of kitchen worktops and washroom vanity units but has been utilised for restaurant furniture, seating, column cladding and contemporary features and even specialist sculptures.
Housed within our manufacturing facility, Gariff has a dedicated specialist spray shop with a team of sprayers and French polishers. Finishes offered include AC lacquer, fire rated, wood staining, French polishing, distressed -look, metal effects and we can also match to existing furniture you may be working with. With the use of our drying oven we can also speed up the curing process to ensure tight deadlines are met and that goods are not damaged in transit. In addition, we have a dedicated team who can offer on-site spray services to existing surfaces or to repair damage caused to fixed elements.
We can offer an array of upholstered items custom-built to your design and specification. Gariff have used upholstery techniques for a variety of items such as banquette seating, bar inlays, retail furniture, ceiling rafts, feature walls and acoustic wall linings. The components for every upholstered item are made in our workshop by our experienced joiners and then upholstered to an excellent standard. We can also advise you on the best and most economical solution for your project in line with the intended use of the item.
Lighting & Electrical
Should you require lighting incorporated into your bespoke joinery elements or design, we can help you to turn your concept into reality. When required our electrical partners base themselves in our workshop and collaborate with the joinery team to come up with the best solution for your project. Items we have manufactured with integrated lighting include display cabinets, feature walls, retail furniture, bars and brand signage. Our site based team will then ensure that your items are fitted correctly and tested to all regulations. Contracts we have worked on which incorporate in-built LED features include Liverpool Football Club concourse, Mercedes Benz pop up stores and Westfield Shopping Centres.
Gariff offer integrated metal works to our bespoke joinery pieces such as bars, feature ceiling rafts, retail display furniture and cladding panels. For recent projects, we have also offered bespoke metal only items for apparel display, feature walls and gantry systems with a variety of finishes available. Jobs we have worked on incorporating these metal items include Dr Marten’s retail store furniture, Liverpool Football Club branded signage & gantry systems and No1 Traveller feature bar panels.
We can help you to incorporate glass elements into your design in a number of ways using our specialist partners who we have a long-standing relationship with. Whether you would like to include glass within your bespoke joinery pieces or use it to partition your space in a striking way, we can help you find the right solution and technique. Previous work we have undertaken in this manner includes UV bonded display cases for retail, back painted panels incorporated into counter fronts, feature wall & column cladding and partition screens. We can also have specialist items custom-built for you such as etched branded glass, LED edge-lit glass and vinyl patterned panels.
Gariff directly employee upwards of 70 tradesmen across a variety of disciplines to carry out on site installations nationwide. The scope of our projects vary from fixing our own manufactured joinery to complete fit-out packages incorporating mechanical and electrical services. Gariff Construction work as a principle contractor under current CDM regulations and also as a sub-contractor to some of the major names in construction. In order to comply with legislation and main contractor requirements we are a member of a number of Health & Safety and Quality relevant bodies, more of which is explained on our accreditations page. All our operatives hold a CSCS card as a minimum and all site managers are SMSTS and first aid trained.