Types of projects
Most of the work we carry out is on domestic properties such as new builds, barn conversions, renovations and listed buildings. We manufacture purposemade joinery to our customers’ requirements, which could be windows, doors, barn screens, staircases etc.
Most of our work is carried out in the North Norfolk area.
What made you pursue a career in construction?
I have always known that I would be in the construction industry. My parents have run a construction company, R J Bacon Builders Ltd, since I was seven years old. I wasn’t sure which aspect of construction that I wanted to be involved in as there are so many different jobs. To help me decide I did many weeks of work experience in different areas of construction. I carried out work experience with a surveyor, architect, an energy assessor, building control, even an estate agent and a property lawyer. I eventually decided that I really enjoyed building control so I worked in this field for three years during which I went to university part time and studied for a foundation degree in building surveying. After the three years my parents decided to open a joinery business and they asked me if I would be interested in working here to help manage the business. I thought this would be a great opportunity to be involved with our family business. So far I have learnt so much, not just about joinery but how to help run a business and make it successful.
What is your favourite part of your job?
This is a difficult question to answer as there are so many! One of the best parts is dealing with our customers. We have such a wide customer base from architects, builders and the general public. We try to provide the best customer service and help where we can. Some of our customers will just pop in to see us and have a cup of tea and a chat! I love the fact they feel comfortable in doing that. I also enjoy working with my colleagues; they all worked together for many years at a different joinery before I joined the team, I have learned so much from everyone especially my parents Robert and Sue Bacon, and David Roberts who is The Joinery Workshop Manager. It makes a change to enjoy coming to work.