The Chandlery’s Showroom

We were asked to update an area of the showroom at a chandlery near Rugby. The company supplies fixtures, fittings and everyday items for living on a narrowboat and keeping it maintained.

They have a number of cooking appliances for sale to boat-owners, in varying sizes for different needs, and the stock changes from time to time. The brief was to create a display in the style of a galley kitchen, approximately 8ft long, backing onto a second similar unit. Both of these areas to have appliances fitted into them.

New display units, designed and made by Junction42services, for ovens and hobs in the chandlery.

The design has taken into consideration that appliances of different shapes and sizes may need to be accommodated in the future, therefore the tops and fronts of the units are individually replaceable as the need arises.

If you need our services, contact us by email in the first instance: Thank you.

Tiling-over-Cladding Project

Returning to the kitchen project we worked on last year, the next phase is to tile over the existing wood cladding. First, we protected the nice new worktop, then prepared the wall for tiling with nice, complementary ceramic tiles. Progress can be seen in the series of photographs, below:

Preparing for tiling
Tiled and grouted.

Please follow this blog to find out about our current project, soon to be completed; re-fitting and decorating a period home in a country manor.

New Kitchen Cupboards Installation

The old kitchen needed modernising and, preferably, before Christmas. The installation began in late October. The photographs show the dismantling of the original units to the completion of modern kitchen units plus a new worktop and the addition of number of new top cupboards.

old sink and kitchen units
Dismantling the old kitchen
new worktop fitted
Smart new worktop over newly fitted floor units; wall cupboards starting to go up
new kitchen units fitted
Full range of wall cupboards in place; new appliances installed

The new cupboards, oven, hob and sink have been installed in time for a family Christmas. More work is required and the next job is tiling.

We’ll update our social media soon, too. Please look out for our next exciting installment!

Ongoing Progress of Patio & Driveway

Landscaping Project for a Client.

This is an on-going project to re-shape the customer’s garden and access. It includes new patio areas, driveway and access steps. Photographs of the progress are shown below.

Preparing the new driveway
Steps from the driveway and garage entrance

The completed steps provide easy access to the house entrance and via the newly installed gate to the garden, where there is a new patio – see previous photographs.

To enquire about Junction42 Services, please email Alec.

Slate Effect Porcelain Tiles for Kitchen

tiled kitchen floor
The photograph shows the attractive slate-effect tiles laid on the completed kitchen floor.

The video below shows the finished results of laying slate-effect porcelain tiles on the client’s kitchen floor:

The client is pleased with the work and says that he is “over the moon” with the completed job.

Junction42Services will be happy to quote for your projects: tiling, paving, garden maintenance, repairs, painting and more. Areas covered include Northants, Beds, Cambs – Contact us

Laying a Raised Patio

This photograph shows the start of a raised patio and some of the tools used.

Progress is shown below. The finished result is a lovely grey stone patio of mixed squares and rectangles. It also incorporates a drain cover that has been paved to match.

Detail of the drain cover and the beautiful colours that are in the paving. The spaces between the slabs have now been filled.

Contact if you would like a similar project undertaken.

Patio & Driveway W-i-P

Our current project is a fifty square metre (50M2) patio and driveway.

We have measured and laid the first level which is subject to jointing and finishing.

The project is ongoing throughout the Spring, subject to weather conditions at this time of year. Progress to date is shown in the gallery below.

Ongoing progress…

Season’s Greetings

We’ll be taking a short break over Christmas and New Year and will be ready to provide services to you from early January. In the meantime, please feel free to email J42S to book your slot for some work next year or to let us know the project you’d like to discuss. We undertake a variety of tasks: small construction projects, garden maintenance, repairs and more – scroll down through our posts for an idea of our range.

Until then, we hope you have a good Christmas and we wish you a safe, healthy and happy 2021.

Stud Wall Creates Another Room

A happy client recommended us to a new client who wanted a stud wall built to create an additional room.

When this was completed, an extra bedroom was created in a spacious flat that is being refreshed to be sold, giving wider appeal and maximising a return on investment.

The stud wall has been erected and prepared for decorating, as can be seen from the photographs below (click on them to see a larger view).

If you’d like some light building, maintenance or decorating undertaken, contact Alec at Junction42Services.

Garden Project

Delighted to be invited back to the decking project client’s garden to add some landscaping. This undertaking included lawn edging brickwork and new turf lawn project.

Before the start, the new decking was fully protected from accidental damage.



Contact Alec for a very competitive quotation for your project.