Our Process

How We Work


Exploring the problem

Rarely is a job straightforward. We work with you to see what is possible.

Finding the solution

Our Design team will suggest tweaks or changes that minimise waste, increase productivity and reduce the cost, all while maintaining the essence of the job spec. 


Nothing beats seeing the real thing. We quickly provide samples of the specified design with the right veneer to make sure it is what you want. 


When partnering with Surface, you get instant access to specialist manufacturers of veneer products. We organise the components to be made exactly to spec.


We check every product ourselves before you get it, making sure it is exactly what you asked for. 

Match veneers across the project

Surface gives you access to an endless array of veneers. We specialise in Tabu and Alpi dyed veneers, as well as standard cabinet woods and exotic timber. You can achieve complete specification accuracy across all the veneered components in your project.
Wall panels with Walnut layons in the London Dock project with Principal Doorsets

"Merenda understood from the outset the complexity of the London Dock residential project, particularly the knowledge of the intricacies of using dyed wood veneer, matching and laying grain.”
Stan Bond
Director, Principal Doorsets

The smoothest way to meet your job spec

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What makes a specialist joiner's job so hard? Keeping track of all the different components of a fit out specced by the architect or designer.
Imagine being able to say yes to their requirements and being confident you can deliver on time and on budget. Here’s how:

More choice

For 30 years we have been developing relationships with suppliers around the world. We specialise in working with Tabu and Alpi dyed veneers.

Full support

Your success is important to us. From the beginning of a project we work with your team, from helping you design and spec the components, all the way through to delivery. We’re with you all the way. 

Less risk

Interior design has never been more expansive, adventurous and agile than it is today. With that comes the risk: how am I going to fulfil the brief? With decades of experience, a wall full of awards, and a long history of innovation — what we do gets results.

Lower cost

Solid wood is expensive. As the designs get more complicated, the price tag increases. Veneer uses a fraction of the wood, and lets you choose the substrate to match your job spec. We don’t just save your client money, we help you win the tender.

Why choose Surface?

of wood resources used vs solid

savings on material wastage and labour costs

saving vs solid wood machining and treatment

100% of our products have been delivered on time

"Merenda took a hands-on approach throughout their organisation, never shirked their responsibilities and were always looking for solutions to any unforeseen issues that arose."
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Grey Dyed veneer Door layon in specialist fitout of London dock apartments

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