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Hello and thankyou for taking the time to look at my profile we cover all area's of house maintaince internal andexternal we are qualified in all house maintaince such as plumbing and heating 17th edition electrician and much more contact for a free quote

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Bathroom Repair, Garden Wall, Chimney Building / Repair

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Reviewed by babs on 18/9/2017

Kind friendly and job done in minutes brilliant, I would recomend keep this trades man nunber

LARGE ROOFING LTD. We are a nation wide company specialising in all pitched and GRP roofs. We offer free surveys and quotations. Financing is available subject to status.

Trades serviced: Chimney Building / Repair, Flat roof- installation / repair, Guttering and Rainwater Pipe, Leadwork, Slate & Tiled Roof, uPVC fascias / Soffits / Cladding

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Reviewed by Ovidiu on 18/9/2017

Pleased to work with Daniel and Mitch. Very reliable and open to our requests. Well done

I have over 15 years experience and knowledge in all aspects of joinery/kitchen fitting/bathroom installations/tiling. Specialise in Full house renovations. We provide a reliable, friendly and proffesional service at affordable prices. 25 year guarantee

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Bathroom Repair, Cellar & Basement Conversion, Garage Conversion

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Reviewed by Karen on 18/9/2017

Richard put some stud walls up for me and did a good job. Can highly recommend him. Very knowledgeable and a likeable person.

small family run company very friendly and reliable service offering free quotes and advice

Trades serviced: Garden Wall, Chimney Building / Repair, Wooden Decking, Garden Shed / Playhouse, Wooden cladding /Fascias/ Soffits, Flat Pack Furniture Assembly

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Reviewed by Gill on 18/9/2017

Very professional job.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Bathroom Repair, Garden Wall, Cellar & Basement Conversion

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Reviewed by Colin on 18/9/2017

Very quick service and very helpful

j and g contractors cover new roofs,flat roofs, tiling ,slating,repairs,chimney rebuilds,pointing, lead work,upvc and all external and interior paintwork. All our work is guaranteed. We have public liability insurance .

Trades serviced: Chimney Building / Repair, Pointing / Repointing, Cellar & Basement Conversion, Garage Conversion, House extension, Porch / Canopy

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Reviewed by Mrs A on 18/9/2017

The ratings are for the initial job but the tradesman identified a problem with the roof. He said that this was urgent and quoted £850 for fixing this. He came and did this additional work which took less than a day.

We provide all Building Work: Electrical,,Lighting,Wiring, Internal renovation, Kitchens ,Bathrooms, Through Walls,Ceilings, plastering,Skimming,External renovation,Pointing ,Extensions, loft Conversions, Garage Conversion

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Bathroom Repair, Garden Wall, Pointing / Repointing

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Reviewed by Liz on 18/9/2017

Job completed on time, the team worked long hours. Some mess left behind from plastering but generally good job.

Hi I'm Leigh, I've been plastering now for 15+ years. I made the decision to go by my self about a year ago. I mainly carry out domestic work including, flattening artex ceilings, reskims, ceiling repairs, renovation work, new builds and much more.

Trades serviced: Internal Rendering, Plaster Skimming, Polished / Other Plaster Finish, Standard Coving, External Rendering, Flat Pack Furniture Assembly

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Reviewed by Mandy on 18/9/2017

Leigh is absolutely brilliant. Picked the job, gave a quote, stuck with it, phase 1 completed today, really impressed! So tidy and clean. I expected to come home and start hoovering but it was all done! Recommend without hesitation

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Bathroom Repair, Floor Sanding & Finishing, Laminate Flooring

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Reviewed by Graham on 18/9/2017

Very pleasant chap and very professional in work and appearance. I would definitely recommend his work.

Priority-satisfied customer,high quality of service,liability insurance for work,professional team many years of experience,reference.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Bathroom Repair, Garden Wall, Chimney Building / Repair

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Reviewed by Alan on 18/9/2017

Very pleased with the work. 100% reliable. Kept constantly udated as the work progressed. Finished in time and to a high standard. Nothing a problem. Spot on interpretation of our vision. Very friendly team. Would recommend.

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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