We are SJL Carpentry and Design Ltd based in East Sussex. At SJL we offer a full range of carpentry and construction options.

Our company has a network of reliable and highly trained tradesmen covering all aspects of plumbing, electrics, tiling, plastering and bricklaying. We are here to ensure that your project runs smoothly from inception to its final stages, liaising along the way with building control, structural engineers and architects.

SJL can provide a full range of services including complete project management through to working as a sub contractor for smaller scale projects.

Our partner company South Downs Joinery offer bespoke joinery, and together we have worked for many commercial clients, to name a few; Hotel Du Vin, De’Vere Hotel Group, Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals, NHS Trust, Age U.K and Mitchell and Butler.

SJL are proud members of checkatrade.com. Please take a few moments to view our portfolio and comments received from our clients.

Carpenter in Newhaven

Need a free quote? Please Contact Sam on 07894 054773 or email info@sjlltd.com


Sam did a brilliant job fitting our new kitchen and hanging all new doors throughout our house. He was very polite, always on time and cleared up at the end of each day. He has done everything that we asked for and we couldn’t be happier. We will be using Sam again and would recommend him!

– Gavin Reemus, Newhaven.


Bespoke carpentry design

SJL Ltd started out as a carpentry design business and we still pride ourselves in designing, fabricating and installing bespoke carpentry in any style that you may require. Director Sam Leppard still oversees all of the carpentry design and joinery fabrication personally, ensuring that each project is delivered to his exacting standards.

Contact us to discuss your bespoke requirement. We can help you develop your ideas and guide you through the design process, delivering you carpentry of the highest quality.


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Project Management

Syncronising the broad span of elements involved in a building project is essential if budgets and schedules are to be adhered to. Poorly planned and badly managed projects can quickly become financially unviable and grind to a halt.

SJL can manage your project from design and conception through planning and building to completion. We have successsfully delivered projects for many different clients, but don’t just take our word for it…


Checkatrade Certified & proud of our reputation.

We have been registered with checkatrade since 2009 and have built up a long history of feedback and testimonials. Please take a moment to click the button below and see what our customers say about us.

Carpenter in Newhaven

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