Post your job for free, get up to 3 quotes

What type of tradesperson do you need?

What type of job is it?

Find a local carpenter or joiner

This page has everything you'll need to know about finding and hiring a local carpenters & joiners. Learn about this trade and how they can help you around the home.

Browse Carpenters & Joiners

Take a look at our Carpenters & Joiners profiles, read reviews and request quotes directly.

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

Latest homeowner review

Reviewed by Janette on 5/12/2018

Lee was brilliant from the very beginning. He contacted me for details of the job, ordered the door required, arrived as agreed and fitted the door quickly and professionally. The price was very competitive and as quoted. It was very refreshing to deal with such a pleasant person. He also advised me on work I am planning to do in the New Year. He will be my preferred person to do the work. Thank you Lee.

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

Latest homeowner review

Reviewed by Graham on 22/11/2018

Prompt, tidy and quick job done right first time. Cheers

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.

Latest homeowner review

Reviewed by William on 2/12/2018

Great job. Fantastic person. I would recommend PK carpentry any time.

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

Latest homeowner review

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.

V. I. Carpentry Services

Latest homeowner review

Reviewed by C on 11/11/2018

Was very flexible and came out did 1st class job

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

Latest homeowner review

Reviewed by Ryan on 21/10/2018

Fantastic service at an amazing price. Great quality workmanship

Professional trader 18 years experience carpentry & joinery-public liability 2 mil

Latest homeowner review

Reviewed by lee on 22/10/2018

carried out repair works splicing to windows and doors on a property in preparation for painting works to be carried out. Was efficient and works completed on time.

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.

Latest homeowner review

Reviewed by Brian on 1/12/2018

Chris arrived on time, worked efficiently and tidily and the finished job was of a high standard exactly as I wanted. I would certainly employ him again.

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,..).

Latest homeowner review

Reviewed by Hazel on 7/12/2018

Alex is a very conscientious and pleasant person. He wasted no time fitting doors to a high standard. He takes pride in his work and I would highly recommend him. His attention to detail on a relatively small job bodes well for any size job. He was punctual and left no mess. I would certainly go to Alex first if I have any future jobs . He fully deserved a 5 star rating.

Specialising in general building work Joinery

Latest homeowner review

Reviewed by Antony on 20/11/2018

Excellent

Post your job for free and up to 3 tradesmen will be in contact to quote

What type of tradesperson do you need?

What type of job is it?

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.
carpenter illustration

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.

How our service works

  • Create a job - it's free

    We'll connect you with the right tradesperson, from over 30 different trades.

  • Get quotes

    Up to 3 tradespeople can provide a quote, but on average you'll get 1-2.

  • Check ratings

    Look at each tradesperson's profile page to see their ratings and reviews.

  • Pick a tradesperson

    Use our homeowner checklist for extra tips on choosing a tradesperson.

  • Job done

    Leave a rating for your tradesperson based on quality, reliability and value.


Recently completed jobs

Here's what's been happening in and around your area

Replace/install 5 x panel...

Replace/install 5 x panel doors Additional information: I would like to have the doors installed next week please. I think it's a full day of work....

I want a wardrobe built into...

*Updated Lead* Changed information:description I want a wardrobe front built into the alcove in two bedrooms to make use of the space. The job is...

decorative moulding needs to...

decorative moulding needs to be fitted above 2 sash windows

We have a metal framed gate...

We have a metal framed gate with a timber panelled centre. The timber has swollen and rotted and needs replacing. The metal gate has been varnished...

Replace/install 1 x solid...

Replace/install 1 x solid external door Additional information: We want to replace the rear door to our garage and fit a lock I'd like the tradesman...

Replace/install 1 x plain flat...

Replace/install 1 x plain flat door Also required: Remove fittings from old door, plane new door and install (internal bedroom door) Additional...

- Would like to install an...

- Would like to install an integrated dishwasher in new build kitchen - Easy job to take out shelves and ensure room for standard sized 60cm width...

I have just had a boiler...

I have just had a boiler fitted in the bedroom alcove and would like to put it behind doors or sliding doors Property style: Suburban

Kitchen Worktop extension to...

Kitchen Worktop extension to create a breakfast bar.

Build a cupboard under the...

Build a cupboard under the stairs

How our service works

  1. Create a job - it's free

    We'll connect you with the right tradesmen, from over 30 different trades.

  2. Get quotes

    Up to 3 tradesmen can provide a quote, but on average you'll get 1-2.

  3. Check ratings

    Look at each tradesperson's profile to see their ratings and reviews.

  4. Pick a tradesperson

    Use our homeowner checklist for extra tips on choosing a tradesperson.

  5. Job done

    Leave a rating for your tradesperson based on quality, reliablity and value.