Stephen Cranston knows what it takes to be the very best, after years of dedication saw him reach rugby’s top flight with a career as a professional and Scotland internationalist.
These days, however, he is focusing those game-changing talents for spotting an opening on providing customers of his growing Hawick-based joinery business with guaranteed ways of improving their homes and revolutionising how they live.
S J Cranston Joinery not only offers all the usual joinery services one would expect from a top-notch firm, including doors, windows, kitchens, hardwood flooring, fences, loft conversions and extensions, the company also provides a bespoke carpentry service offering everything from new timber garage doors and hand-built wardrobes, to children’s storage and wall panelling.
But it is Stephen’s exciting talent for constructing stunning bespoke garden rooms and rescuing tired, old conservatories that is currently earning him almost as many plaudits as those he garnered in his days gracing the country’s rugby pitches.
Stephen is well aware that the Holy Grail of house improvement is finding something which does not cost the Earth, but which improves the quality of living and at the same time adds considerable extra value to your home.
To be honest, the phrase ‘bespoke garden rooms’ does not really do justice to Stephen’s buildings.
What they really are is four-season retreats that certainly have the ‘Wow factor’ – fully insulated with A-rated double glazing, lights and sockets, and all designed as unique one-offs to suit each specific customer’s individual needs and desires.
Each garden room is completely original and lets you create an extra room in your garden. Create an office, playroom, game room, bedroom or even a party room that simply shrugs off the worst of British summers.
As Stephen says, the only limit to what can be done is the customer’s imagination.
“Our garden rooms allow you to enjoy all the benefits of an extension, but at only a fraction of the cost,” he told us.
“And the beauty of having it in the garden is that it can also provide a totally separate space, away from the main house, if someone wants an office or studio.”
Another exciting service S J Cranston Joinery can offer is new roofs for old conservatories.
Here in the Scottish Borders, warm dry summers like the one we have just enjoyed, are far from guaranteed. Coupled to that is the fact our usual cold and wet winters tend to rule out making much use of our conservatories unless we are happy to rack up expensive heating bills.
But an S J Cranston Joinery roof conversion finally solves the problem of a ‘seasonal’ conservatory space.
Whether in UPVC or hardwood, an SJC Joinery roof conversion will breathe new life into any tired conservatory.
Using specially sourced lightweight materials and a little bit of innovation, those ‘too cold’ in winter and ‘too hot’ in summer complaints about conservatories will be a thing of the past.
Double-glazed skylights and roof windows help keep the natural light flowing in and all work is carried out to an exceptionally high standard.
“I conducted extensive research over a long period of time on this problem and by sourcing the very best in light-weight modern building materials, we can revolutionise how you use your conservatory,” Stephen explained.
“By converting your ‘too cold’ or ‘too hot’ conservatory into an all-year round space, with a fully slated roof, insulated with optional windows or skylights, it means the whole family can enjoy it any time, no matter what the weather is doing outside.”
For more information visit http://www.sjcgardenrooms.com