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here at Harrison joinery and property maintenance we have over 8 years experience we provide and excellent service with the best quality of work at a great price

Trades serviced: Bespoke furniture, Bespoke kitchens, Burglar Repairs, Door / Window painting, Door Opening

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Reviewed by Murray on 25/5/2018

Reliable, pleasant to deal with. Good price. Would certainly use again. Thank you

Where Excellence is standard.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bespoke furniture, Burglar Repairs

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Reviewed by david on 25/5/2018

Very professional, got the job.

Property Maintenance Contractor working across South Wales with Domestic and Commercial customers. All aspects of internal and external work covered from small jobs to full house renovations. Please get in touch for free quotes thanks Phil

Trades serviced: Access Control / Door Entry, Aerial & satellite dish installation, Air Conditioning / Refrigeration, Bespoke furniture, Bespoke kitchens

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Reviewed by Jonathan on 25/5/2018

Fab service! Efficient reliable & professional thank you! Would highly reccomend

We are experienced in window/conservatories. facias/sofits/gutter. We repair/renew garage doors. We install resin driveways. We do all repairs to your home we are a small but efficient company we are small witch means we do not have alot of overheads so we can keep our prices reall affordable

Trades serviced: Conservatory, Decorative Glazing, Garage Conversion, Home improvements, Porch / Canopy

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Reviewed by Julie on 25/5/2018

Friendly, efficient and professional. Did exactly what it said on the tin - Job Done! Thank-you.

Affordable Quality As Standard. As a property maintenance and renovations specialist, we have been working for the last 8 years exclusively for property developers and Estate Agents such as Brinkle's, Towneds, Dexters, and Cubitt&west covering All trades. We are also known for our charitable work at St Bede's Catholic church Balham and St Mathews Anglican church Croydon.

Trades serviced: Access Control / Door Entry, Aerial & satellite dish installation, Air Conditioning / Refrigeration, Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation

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Reviewed by Amanda on 25/5/2018

Ken called so quickly and fixed my socket in no time. Great guy !

Hi we are a small Family run company based in Oxfordshire covering a number of trades to the highest possible finish. We will be progressing into plumbing as of next year as my son is in his last year of his course and will be Gas approved. We are new to rated people please feel free to check out our facebook page for endless amounts of photos and reviews Much Regards George Morgan

Trades serviced: Brick / Block Paving, Chimney Building / Repair, Door / Window painting, External wall painting, Flat roof- installation / repair

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Reviewed by Mike on 25/5/2018

Excellent job cleaning my gutters and soffits plus some pointing. Very professional and friendly all at a fair price. I will be using him again and am happy to recommend him.

I have 20 years experience in construction. I have also experience in plumbing, first and second fix in pipe work in bathrooms and kitchens. First and second fix in joinery - stud work, dry lining,, floor joists and laminate click fixing/solid wood flooring I do ground work- soil stacks, drainage and guttering (replace or repair)

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Decorative Cornicing / Plasterwork, External Rendering

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Reviewed by Hannah on 25/5/2018

Really friendly and professional. Brian did a fantastic job and was a pleasure to chat to. A slight delay with the rain but he was quick to message me and kept me informed. Can't fault him, or his work. I would definitely recommend.

We are an all trades service provider specialising in all aspects of interior and exterior refurbishments of residential and commercial property.We also provide full property management services and bespoke consultancy packages.

Trades serviced: Bespoke kitchens, Cellar & Basement Conversion, Complete Kitchen Refurbishment, Door / Window painting, External wall painting

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Reviewed by Liz on 25/5/2018

Gary got in touch quickly after my post on this site, popped round soon after to give me a quote. He was able to do the work in the time-frame i was looking for and the decorating is to a high standard. Very friendly / courteous team and a great service. Gary kept in touch before, during and after the job with updates. I'd highly recommend and would use again.

Home and garden work Handyman work No job to small or to big family run Free quote and friendly advise give

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Brick & Stone Cleaning, Brick / Block Paving

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Reviewed by Arthur on 25/5/2018

arrived npromptly and did a very good job

Able solutions is a family run business with over 20 years experience. Each member of our team is fully qualified in all work under taken. All of our quotations and advice we give is free of charge Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.

Trades serviced: Chimney Building / Repair, External wall painting, Flat roof- installation / repair, Guttering and Rainwater Pipe, Home maintenance /Repair

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Reviewed by Rupi on 25/5/2018

Very happy with my fence. The service was really good ... very reliable and friendly and helpful :)

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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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