Skip to content

Creating exceptional luxury interiors: The DBSJ approach 

At DBSJ, we pride ourselves on our truly integrated approach to design, joinery and fit out, which enables us to deliver luxury solutions from the initial business case right through to project launch. As an integrated design, joinery, and fit out contractor, we offer a single point of contact for both parts of the build process: the white box phase, which involves structural alterations, demolitions and base finishes, and the fit out phase, which delivers the final impression of your environment. 

The white box phase is often the most challenging aspect of any project due to unforeseen elements that may arise during demolition and the assessment of the structure’s integrity. Our team understands the importance of local site conditions, logistics restrictions, permits and labour laws, ensuring a smooth process that mitigates risks effectively. 

In the fit-out phase, it is crucial that the contractor is deeply embedded in your brand, comprehending the nuances of luxury before the project begins. Our team allocates the correct specialists to ensure that every detail reflects your brand’s ethos. The critical link between the white box and fit-out phases is our leadership team, who act as customer ambassadors, driving both parts of the project with precision and clarity. They ensure that the technical design and scope are delivered flawlessly, with each structural detail being carefully developed to support the fit-out phase. 

Our close-out plan is devised well ahead of execution, focusing on risk management, local authority engagement, consistent project leadership, timely procurement, and ensuring all life safety elements and permits are in place for occupation. 

Our CEO, Darren Hill, brings a wealth of experience as the former Group Managing Director for ISG in the UK & Europe, where he led the creation of the world’s leading luxury retail contractor. His legacy includes iconic projects such as the Louis Vuitton flagships in Marina Bay Sands Singapore, Hong Kong, and Paris, and Tiffany & Co in London, Paris, and Milan. The expertise garnered from these projects is embedded in DBSJ’s approach, ensuring luxury is executed from business case through to launch. Our luxury expertise extends beyond retail, encompassing exclusive residential projects such as One Hyde Park and various luxury hotel environments. 

At DBSJ, we are not only management experts but also hands-on artisans. Our stewardship of your brand is paramount, ensuring that every bespoke junction of stone, glass, timber, and metalwork is meticulously crafted to create stunning quality environments. We understand that each project is unique, and we approach every endeavour with a fresh perspective and innovative solutions. Our collaboration with you ensures that every detail is considered, and every expectation is exceeded. 

In-House Bespoke Joinery & Specialist Finishes

Operating from a 23,000 ft² in-house bespoke joinery workshop and finishing studio, we provide bespoke luxury solutions crafted by a team of 67 talented professionals, including over 30 artisans and 10 designers. Our team’s extensive experience and dedication to their craft are evident in every project. 

We take pride in experimenting with bespoke finishes such as brass Verdigris, resin, and veneering, ensuring each project is unique and exceeds client expectations. Our in-house capabilities allow us to control every aspect of the production process, ensuring the highest standards of quality. We pride ourselves on our ability to create custom items and hone our skills to perfect the final product. Our experienced team love a challenge, and they thrive on getting creative with new finishes, products and materials. We work closely with you to develop 3D visualisations of the design, creating samples and prototypes to ensure the quality of the finish reflects your vision. If you have an idea, no matter how ambitious, we will make it happen. 

At DBSJ, we are committed to executing luxury in the built environment, transforming visions into reality with unparalleled expertise and dedication. To experience our bespoke approach and discuss your project with our interior experts, we invite you to visit our design and retail showroom. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and discover how we can bring your luxury vision to life.