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  • GBS Joinery

    GBS Joinery

    Where traditional craftsmanship blends with modern technology.
  • Experienced and skilled

    Experienced and skilled

    Installed by our own experienced and skilled fitting team that understand they are working in your home, not on a building site.

About GBS

Originally established in 1984 GBS has carved its niche in the joinery manufacturing industry, providing quality products and outstanding service to all our clients.
Based in Stockport Cheshire we are happy to meet new customers and travel throughout neighbouring counties, Lancashire, Yorkshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, to offer supply and installation, outside this area we can supply only.

From the modest Victorian terrace, a country farmhouse or a Georgian Rectory, conservation areas, listed buildings and National Parks, we have the experience to understand customers and their homes.

All orders are strictly programmed from start to finish, carried out by our dedicated and highly skilled team who constantly strive to understand customers requirements and to meet their expectations.

Replacement, rennovation or new build

Whether replacement, replication or projects such as new builds and renovation we recognise the importance of maintaining the original look of period properties and the importance of retaining the character and historic style without aesthetic compromise. We are always delighted to be involved and offer our experience in projects, providing detailed drawings from our own library, liasing with architects and local authority planning and conservation officers.

Quality materials

Without compromise we use only the very best timbers available, Softwoods such as Swedish Redwood and Douglas Fir / Columbian Pine. Hardwoods, Mahogany (Sapele), Idigbo, Oak and in recent times Accoya. Coupled with highly efficient Planitherm double glazing, argon filled, we provide high performance windows that exceeds the standard set out in current building regulations.
Finished with a low maintenance factory applied paint system in vast range of colour choice that further enhances the overall product.

Experienced and skilled

Installed by our own experienced and skilled fitting team that understand they are working in your home, not on a building site.

We are always pleased to freely provide the best possible information and advice.

Meet the Team

Nigel Hockin

Nigel - Founding Partner

After ten years of bench work Nigel Established the business in 1984 at the age of 27 as a sole trader working from a small garage at home before taking on a small workshop in Poynton from a retired builder. After three years he took on David as an apprentice and moved to larger rented premises in Hazel Grove, bringing in more machinery and taking on more staff. Purchasing the current six thousand square foot units in Edgeley in 2006 when the company converted to an LLP .


David - Production Partner

David joined Nigel at the age of 18 as an apprentice. Over the years he has developed both skills and knowledge of the industry and now as Nigel’s right-hand man and a partner in the company he runs the business, processing orders through the workshop, overseeing standards through to installation.


Andy - Installation Partner

Andy joined GBS straight from school at 16 as an apprentice joiner. He worked in the shop and out installing. Andy interrupted his apprenticeship to join the Army, Royal Engineers, after tours in Bosnia and Iraq he came back to us and is now a partner in the business and heads the fitting team.


Paul - Skilled Craftsman

Paul joined GBS in 2012, along with Stuart, Gary and Jim, all time served and City & Guilds qualified, they are all highly skilled craftsmen all proud to use their knowledge and skill to produce the very best products.



Luke is the latest in a long line of apprentices that have served their time joining GBS in 2012 and qualifying with NVQ through Stockport College


Paul - Spraying

Paul joined GBS in 2006 when we decided to install paint spraying equipment to factory finish our products.

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Ryan - Installer

Joined GBS 2014, time served and City & Guilds qualified Ryan is as adept on the bench as installing along side Andy.


Tony - Workshop Assistant

Tony’s role is to assist in the workshop, keeping the place clean and tidy, providing a safe environment for all, recycling of waste both in the workshop and from that returned from site.

  • Please thank your craftsmen for an outstanding job. Good quality workmanship all around. Regards, Bob Screen.

    B Screen - Northwich, Cheshire
  • Our new Door is exceptional , making good outside and inside all superb by Ryan who is a great asset to your company, for very hard working, attention to detail, high skill level and is and a really nice likable guy

    Mr P Stevens , Cheshire.
  • Thank you! The quality of the workmanship [For our wooden door replacement] is wonderful, and the fitting was excellent – it fits so perfectly into place, with no damage to the internal architrave or existing step. I can hardly believe it’s a replacement door. Great fitters and excellent communication throughout. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you

    Anna, Cheshire.
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