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I have worked in the tree/garden industry for over 20 years, this is what i love to do and take great pride in work, i also like to complete the job to the customers satisfaction, and won't leave a job until this is complete.

Trades serviced: Brick / Block Paving, Crown Reduction, Crown Thinning, Drains - installation / unblocking / cleaning, Garden Clearance

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Reviewed by Stan on 21/2/2018

Duncan turned up on time and did an excellent job in a professional manner. Well done Duncan it was a pleasure to meet you. As an aside this quote was very very competitive Give him a go you won’t regret it. Thanks Duncan.

We offer vary interior solutions as: tilling, laminate flooring, carpeting, plastering, painting, drywall instalations and much more making the smallest detail special.

Trades serviced: Door / Window painting, External Tiling, Floor Tiling, Internal Painting & Decorating, Internal Rendering

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Reviewed by Chris on 21/2/2018

Amazing job, great price, reliable & friendly. Couldn’t have asked for more, would highly recommend for painting & tiling.

Cornwall based electrician, networking, CCTV and freeview engineer with 8 years experience in all aspects of installations no job too small!

Trades serviced: Aerial & satellite dish installation, CCTV installation, Digital Home Network, Electric underfloor heating, Electrical installation / Testing

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Reviewed by Mark on 21/2/2018

Mark Ablett's initial contact was very prompt offering a time of 5:30, he then messaged me on the day asking if I was available an hour earlier. I changed my plans and returned home early, Sadly Mark didn't turn up at 4:30 even though he messaged me an hour and a half before. 6pm came and went so I messaged him. I am still waiting for a reply at 10pm... Great start with prompt and clear communication but never turn up. I wonder if he will contact me tomorrow?

RESOLVE PROPERTY SOLUTIONS is your one stop shop for property refurbishment and repairs. We also offer a full management service for rental/lock up and leave properties. We aim to please and provide a reliable and trustworthy service, going the extra mile

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Carpet Cleaning, Commercial pest control, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment

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Reviewed by Rory on 21/2/2018

Raj was great, very knowledgeable about lots of different aspects of building and happy to get on with all sorts of tasks. Will definitely call him whenever we need to.

Jc landscaping is a family run buisness with 100s of happy Customers no job to big or to small all aspects of landscaping & roofing

Trades serviced: Brick / Block Paving, Chimney Building / Repair, Crown Reduction, Crown Thinning, Door / Window painting

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Reviewed by Colin on 21/2/2018

Joe and his team were able to start at relatively short notice and flexible in booking the job in to suit the weather. They got the job done incredibly quickly and with minimal mess. They also checked I was happy with the job before tidying up afterwards. Great job done, many thanks.

Hello there! I perform a wide variety of odd jobs at residential properties and businesses both indoors and outdoors. My day-to-day tasks include general maintenance, plumbing, painting & decorating, gardening, installing appliances and oven repairs.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Demolition, Door / Window painting

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Reviewed by Steve on 21/2/2018

Luke came in with a competitive price and delivered an excellent job. He was very tidy in his work. Very pleased with the finished job. Highly recommended.

Hi my name is Sean Keegan I am a fully qualified plumber and heating engineer. I have a previous work background in roofing/building that I was doing for a number of years before retraining as a plumber and I have been plumbing now for 4 years

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Chimney Building / Repair, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment

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Reviewed by Julie on 21/2/2018

Sean came in took radiator off the wall and made sure water supply did not come through the pipes. Done professionally. Would recommend and use again.

Our company consists of two people, who value the needs of our customers. Customer service is the most important thing to us. In everything we do, customer service is more important than personal gain!

Trades serviced: Brick / Block Paving, Domestic House Cleaning: One off, Domestic House Cleaning: Regular, Door / Window painting, Door Replacement

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Reviewed by Jane on 21/2/2018

Sorin and Robert were very professional, efficient, willing and polite.

Over 30 years experience in glazing and can supply and install any windows, doors and conservatories. FENSA registered and fully guaranteed. Free no obligation quote.

Trades serviced: Burglar Repairs, Conservatory, Decorative Glazing, Door Opening, Door Replacement

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Reviewed by Nicki or Peter on 21/2/2018

Mr Doherty carried out a roof repair / replacement at the end of October 2016. Unfortunately the work carried out was not satisfactory and although he came back to try to rectify the work his time keeping and reliability was poor. Water is not running into the gutter and we still have a leak. We have given him lots of chances to sort out the problem but he is now refusing to respond, this includes a letter of intention to sue! His accreditation to Fensa is limited. Do not pay him until you are satisfied!

DD Carpentry & Joinery is a small experienced company which puts its customers values first , with a pride in our quality of finish. We offer a wide range of services from all your traditional & modern aspects of carpentry works. Please give us a try.

Trades serviced: Bespoke furniture, Bespoke kitchens, Complete Kitchen Refurbishment, Fitted bedrooms / Wardrobes, Fitted kitchens

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Reviewed by Matthew on 21/2/2018

Nice to meet a true craftsman. Probably not the cheapest, but I've used 'cheap' and it isn't worth it. Darren will do you proud

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Carpenters & Joiners - what you need to know

Well first off, you’re probably wondering what the difference is between a carpenter and a joiner. Traditionally, a carpenter works on site to install structural elements like doors and partition walls. A joiner, in general, is involved in non-structural elements, building the items that a carpenter then goes on to install.

What a carpenter or joiner can help with

  • Building and installing structures that are made of wood or wood substitutes.
  • For example – doors, door frames, decking, windows, floors, cabinets, staircases and partition walls.
  • Repairing damaged furniture.
  • Cutting and shaping timber for floorboards, skirting boards and window frames.
  • Building temporary wooden supports to hold setting concrete in place – this is called shuttering.
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This isn’t always strictly the case though, and some tradespeople specialise in certain areas, so when you post a job it’s good to be specific about the work you need done.

If it involves wood, you need a carpenter or joiner. It could be for decking in the garden, installing kitchen cabinets, having some custom shelves or cabinets made… there are lots of different things they can do.

Costs for common carpentry jobs

Some typical jobs Low High
Built-in shelves into alcove £200 £400
Erect shelves onto wall brackets £75 £150
Built-in cabinet in an alcove £450 £700
Built-in wardrobe (2-door) £400 £800
Fit curtain rail £60 £100

The qualifications your carpenter or joiner needs

There aren’t any required certificates or qualifications in order to do the work, but most good carpenters will have learnt through college courses and apprenticeships, combined with on-the-job training. If they’ve completed various college courses they might be happy to share those certificates or results, but really the best thing to do is ask about recent work and references. Of course you can also refer to their Rated People profile page to see all their recent reviews.

timber framed construction

Planning permission for carpentry jobs

If you want decking in your garden, you don’t need permission as long as:

  • The decking is no more than 30cm above the ground.
  • Together with other extensions, outbuildings etc, the decking or platforms cover no more than 50% of the garden area.

Most carpentry jobs won’t need any permission, unless you’re in a listed building. This information was correct at the time it was published, but you can go to the Planning Portal to see the latest.

Insurance for carpentry work

There’s nothing specific to carpenters that you need to look out for. Public liability insurance is a common insurance for all tradespeople to have, along with accidental damage cover, in the rare cases when something might get damaged.

 

Questions you should ask a carpenter

  • Do they have public liability insurance and what does this cover?
  • How long have they been trading for?
  • Can they show you examples of previous work?
  • Do they employ or consult specialists?
  • Will they be carrying out the work themselves? If not, what experience does the person have and are they covered by insurance?
  • Will they give a guarantee/warranty for the work and how long does it last?
  • Will they source all materials and equipment?

Carpentry ideas

Turn to carpenters to add stylish furniture to your interiors as well as custom storage solutions. If you’re not sure where the best storage spaces are in your house then check out this post to help you find the best spots. Last but not least here’s how to choose the right doors for your home , and the right decking for your garden.

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