About our expertise
We specialise in the design, supply and installation of made to measure fitted kitchens, bedrooms, home office / library and any other cabinetry requirement you may have. We are committed to providing furniture with optimal functionality and space optimisation in mind. We work with any material, style or finish currently available on the market, So whatever your vision, we can help facilitate the reality.
EKOS has evolved from a long family history of carpentry and cabinet making. More recently, the Father and Son business was established in 1994 and evolved out of an old apple packing shed in rural Somerset, known then as P. Nicholls & Son. From our workshop, we designed and manufactured everything to order. Eventually, 95% of our business was either repeat customers or word of mouth recommendations.
Our projects were all bespoke and included a range of products including fitted kitchens, bedrooms, free standing furniture and light commercial projects such as reception desks, cocktail bars and other fit outs.
A family move brought the business to Guildford under the new name of EKOS and continues to specialise in made to measure fitted furniture.
We can simply provide the fitted furniture or, project manage the entire scope of works. We work with a team of professional and reliable tradespeople, each a specialist in their own area. We retain a single point of contact with the customer throughout every project.
This way, our customers can be assured of a personal service and close attention to detail to ensure that each project is designed and executed to your own particular requirements. EKOS takes pride in being an independent and versatile business.
Previous experience gained from working as a Chef in a variety of commercial kitchen operations has provided a unique understanding of space planning, storage organisation, and efficient workflow patterns. This is especially valuable when designing domestic kitchens as all the principles of a professional kitchen can be applied in your design.
We offer any style or finish your require from hand painted to solid oak or something more unique, we can provide all appliances and functional hardware for a complete kitchen. Installations and all related trades are project managed to give you piece of mind.
Fitted bedroom design is no exception when it comes to functionality and space optimisation. Our wardrobes are made to measure and designed around your own particular way of storing your clothes. Some like to hang trousers full length, some only need space for 3 items of long hanging.
Whatever your particular requirements, we can plan the interiors to suit all of your storage needs. There is a storage solution for any size and shape of bedroom. The colour and styles available are unlimited, so our bedrooms can be styled to suit your taste, but will also be practical.
Having worked in cocktail bars, restaurants and cafes has provided invaluable end user experiences. This knowledge has been implemented every time we are designing a commercial interior. We realise that a positive and practical interaction between a business and its customers is crucial. We also understand that workflows need to be efficient and user friendly. Therefore, our designs incorporate all of the essential elements into the overall design and style of the furniture.
If you are an existing enterprise looking to refurbish, or a new business wanting to get it right first time, we can help.
For those projects that require more than just the furniture, EKOS has recognised that many clients are reassured that all the necessary trades required for the complete job are part of a regular team.
With fitted furniture at its core, EKOS has established a collaboration of highly skilled professional reliable tradespeople. Therefore, in addition to our core services, we are able to offer
“We moved to Woking from London following the birth of our daughter and bought an early 1920s family home with a hideous 1980’s kitchen. We wanted to replace it with a beautiful bespoke traditional kitchen that would last a lifetime. After looking at most of the leading suppliers of kitchens of this kind such as Smallbone of Devizes, Plain English and Devol, we decided instead to instruct Gary Nicholls & his team to design and install the kitchen.“
“The service Gary provided exceeded our expectations in every respect. He spent days with us (at our convenience including weekends and late at night) ensuring that the design was perfect & sourcing the best materials. The whole kitchen was designed to suit our home & lifestyle. The installation process was exceptionally smooth. Gary & his team dealt calmly with all the difficulties of working with an older property and skilfully overcame every challenge.”
“We were demanding clients, both as regards the product we were seeking and the amount of time we wanted devoted to the project. However, nothing was too much trouble for Gary. He even made changes to the design as the project progressed to accommodate our ever growing list of demands. Gary was always on site & personally undertook a lot of the installation work to ensure that it was perfect.”
“We are absolutely delighted with the kitchen. It is functional (Gary’s experience of designing kitchens for professional chefs means that he designs kitchens that are a joy to cook in) but also beautiful. We would highly recommend Gary Nicholls to anyone seeking the finest in English craftsmanship.”
“Both Grace’s and my bedroom have turned out beautifully. Thank you Gary. You really have gone the extra mile to ensure that I’m satisfied with the end result.”
The design process begins with an in depth understanding about your lifestyle and functional requirements for the space in question, as well as the colour, style and choice of materials to suit your project. This sets a strong foundation for us to design a furniture solution that not only looks the part, but actually provides a practical solution to meet your needs.
Upon your order, a complete scope of works is provided to arrive at a time scale that is realistic and one that works around you.