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most types of joinery work undertaken , no job too small , over 30 years in the building trade

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Reviewed by Raymond on 22/2/2019

quick and efficient

As a highly skilled carpenter with over 20 years experience, i provide a full suite of expert woodworking and associated services- from installing your skirting boards to producing stunning, unique pieces of furniture. If you have been dreaming about some perfectly fitted, bespoke built-in bookcases that will never buckle under the weight of all your reading materials, or you need someone to instal your new kitchen, i provide a high quality, efficient service at a very affordable rate. In addiction to providing specialistcarpentry services, after two decades working on projects in the construction trade, i have the expertise and practical ability to take care of a wide range of more general improvements and repairs around your home. From picture hanging to bathroom remodeling or instaling your new home entertainment system, i can help you complete all the odd jobs on your to-do list. Whatever may be the requiment, i take real pride in my work and never consider a job to be finished until my customer is completely satisfied. Please get in touch to discuss your needs.

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Reviewed by Claire on 17/1/2019

Piotr is a friendly, professional carpenter who works extremely hard. The carpentry we requested was completed quickly an skilfully an we have every intention of re-hiring Piotr to complete some further work in our home in the future.

19 years experience as a level 3 joiner. .employed for 14 years.self employed 5 years.kitchens.internal works all types of joinery Windows doors floors external works fascia . fencing.painting.handyman etc . reliable honest and trustworthy family man

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Reviewed by Josh on 12/2/2019

Couldn't have asked for a better job from a nicer guy, went above and beyond what I asked for to make sure everything was spot on

CMS CARPENTRY is me, Chris Simpson. I am dedicated to providing the best service and to make my clients feel relaxed and comfortable while doing all work. I like to work tidily and get the job done right.

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Reviewed by Adam on 11/1/2019

Chris' communication before the job was excellent, arrived on time, very friendly and I have zero doubts in recommending him to others after fitting an internal door beautifully and in no time at all.

here at Harrison joinery and property maintenance we have many years experience we provide and excellent service with the best quality of work at a great price

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Reviewed by Hilary on 30/11/2018

Swift response and clear communication about costs and times. Mitch was professional and friendly and did a great job trimming off the bottom of 2 doors. He was clean and tidy too and took pride in his work. If you need something doing, ask Mitch. You won’t be disappointed.

Joinery work, flooring, plastering work, spray painting, plumbing,everything for your house

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Reviewed by James on 13/2/2019

Very professional, work carried out to a high standard, would highly recommend Marian

Doors,Wooden flooring,Laminate flooring,garden office,Decking,Stairs,wardrobes and much more.

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Reviewed by Ryan on 21/10/2018

Fantastic service at an amazing price. Great quality workmanship

Fitting of all internal timber and M.D.F.

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Reviewed by Chris on 19/2/2019

John is very reliable and most of all very trustworthy. We erroneously transferred his payment twice thus overpaying him. John spotted the error, informed us and also transferred back the overpayment. His fees were reasonable and he did not attempt to place any hidden charge as we found with most trades men. We shall definitely use John for all our other home improvements including fitting a new kitchen.

Hi im Craig and im the owner of CEL Carpentry. I specialise in all types of 2nd fix, which includes doors, skirting, architreve, door linings, wooden/laminate flooring etc. I also offer a varnishing service for veneered doors that i have fitted. As you can see from my reviews i take alot of pride in my work and customer satisfaction is also very important to me. I would also like to think that my prices are competative with other carpenters and carpentry companies. Thanks *Please note, due to the fact commercial vehicles are not allowed at the tip i am unable to disguard of any unwanted materails. Thank you*

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Reviewed by Paul on 12/2/2019

This is the first time i have had Craig do work for me and it will not the be the last. The floor he laid was excellently done and his attention to detail is fantastic. Also i was short of beading on the one day and he offered to come back the next day to finish the job rather than me go out and buy one straight away. Again his service is excellent and i highly recommend him.

Over 10 years experience in everything that means building constructions. Interior work(Tiling,Carpentery and Joinery,Plumbing,Fitting,Plastering,Painting,...).Exterior work(Drainage,Brick/Block paving,Stone/concrete paving,Pointing,..).

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Reviewed by Stephen on 14/1/2019

Very clean and tidy arrived on time and completed the job to a high standard would definitely us again

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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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