About Alcove Designs – Meet Bill Jest

I founded Alcove Designs in 1987 from our original showroom on Lavender Hill in Battersea. Since then, my work has taken me to homes all around our capital and home counties. I pride myself on providing a very personalised service, and aim to create storage solutions which meet the individual needs exactly, whilst also reflecting personal tastes and style. From Victorian conversions, to Georgian manor houses, and from new build apartments, to busy office buildings – I have used my skills as a master carpenter to design, craft and care for each cupboard and every storage space, delivered by Alcove Designs.

Coping with the modern requirements for storage; this is where it all began for us in 1987. As London’s first specialist alcove furniture company; our aim was to design custom-made bespoke furniture, cupboards and shelving that was in keeping with the period of the house but could cope with modern requirements for storage. We still adhere to these original principles of blending style and function with good quality affordable cabinetry. The style of our work has widened to match current trends.

Complete Bespoke Fitted Furniture Service


We take the hassle and worry out of commissioning fitted furniture by bringing the wealth of our experience and expertise to every project. All our work is delivered with a five year guarantee as standard, plus free deposit protection insurance, backed by the Consumer Protection Association.

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Peace of Mind


We will be happy to arrange a home visit to swap ideas and discuss your storage needs at any time, including weekends and early evenings. Alcove Designs install finished furniture or pre-sprayed to be hand painted to match your colour scheme. All our furniture is hand-made in our workshop to reduce the mess and time spent in your home, minimising disruption and eliminate wasted days off work.

We work alongside The Consumer Protection Association – Insurance backed guarantees (IBG) and deposit protection schemes for construction, glazing & home improvements. Contractors & tradespeople: give your customers peace of mind when purchasing products or services from your company with the CPA

I would like to thank you for the excellent, prompt, efficient and helpful service you have given me. Over the past six months I have dealt with innumerable people on our house project but few have been so good to deal with. You helped me redesign the cupboards to make them affordable, met the very tight deadline I gave you and have generally been so great to deal with.