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YEARS -


“ Since the company was founded by ”


Francis J. de la Haye, our traditional values have never changed


75th anniversary of a successful Jersey company


We have 10 full time employees and one part time employee who are Jersey born with the exception of one member of staff who originally came from the UK and has lived in the Island for just over 20 years.


by Tracey Du Val DIRECTOR F.J. De La Haye & Son (Joinery Contractors) Ltd


The company was founded in 1937 by Mr Francis J De La Haye who operated from a workshop behind his home “Grassmere” in St Mary. Mr De la Haye’s son Norman took over the reins after his father’s retirement and employed the current owner Gary Du Val in 1986, as joinery foreman. The workshop has grown over the years but the business has remained at “Grassmere”.


Our eight qualified bench hand joiners between them have some 210 years of experience. Each tradesman is responsible for marking out his job, selecting the timber, machining and using hand tools so as to create the joinery required. This enables consistency and therefore ensuring a high quality end product.


We are able to manufacture a vast number of items from timber. This includes products such as windows, doors, staircases, internal screens, bi-fold door sets, gates, items of stand alone furniture, fitted furniture, architrave sets, carpet pieces to name a few.


We can work from either architectural drawings or, alternatively, work with a client from inception through to


F.J. De La Haye (Founder)


European Oak/ Wenge Glazed Doors


European Oak Gates


completion on any ideas/ designs they may have.


So often, joinery is one of the last items to be sorted out on a new build or refurbishment project when in fact it needs to be one of the first items to get clear prior to the building works getting underway.


We do have a selection of photographs of previous works undertaken


which we are happy to show prospective clients and also at the same time take them around our workshops so that they can see for themselves the current works we have in progress which we feel helps considerably in that by actually seeing something being manufactured by hand it helps them to relate this to their proposed works. Even when the works gets under way, we are happy to show our clients the progress being made. Working outside of Jersey does not pose a problem, we have recently manufactured a number of items which were destined for a private client’s property in the UK. This was completed following receipt of architect’s drawings, liaising with both the architect and main contractor. Once the works were completed, all


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