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Years of experience: 25 years. Specialities: Plumbing, Laminate Flooring, Plastering, Rendering, Brickwork & Blockwork and All Aspects of Decorating. We value our customers opinions. It is in our interest to make our clients happy, at all times.

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Reviewed by andrew on 29/7/2019

Very prompt and courteous, job was done very well and on time.

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

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Reviewed by Fiona on 20/5/2019

I would thoroughly recommend Alan to anyone. He came when I asked him, turned up on time and made a lovely job of the shed. I will definitely use him again.

We specialise in all aspects of hard landscaping such as patios, driveways, fencing, garden walls, sheds, lawns and garden clearance. We also complete aspects of general building such as extensions, porches, interior and exterior painting

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Reviewed by Brendan on 29/7/2019

Superb job

We have over thirty years experience in 1st & 2nd fix carpentry ,internal and external from wardrobes and shelving to fences and decks.

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Reviewed by Percy on 29/7/2019

Prompt arrival, got on with the job, was very helpful

High quality joinery

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Reviewed by Zahra on 12/7/2019

Vas fitted the cat flap neatly and quickly and didn’t complain when the door was thicker than expected. I was very pleased with the work

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 Debra on 12/5/2019

He’s excellent and a fast worker. I would recommend Craig to customers “a thumbs up”

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

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Reviewed by Pieter NJ on 18/7/2019

great workmanship

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Reviewed by Antoinette on 12/7/2019

Friendly tradesman who turned up on time, was quick, tidy and pleasant to interact with. Will definitely use him to do any further jobs.

We have over 15 years of experience. We offer professional and friendly service in a broad spectrum of construction job at the highest level of quality and finnish Complete renovating Loft conversions, extension Conversion house into flats Basement Plastering Flooring Kitchen, bathroom fitting Decking Garden paving And more

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Reviewed by Eleanor on 27/7/2019

Maris and his friend were very quick, efficient, and communicative. They also cleaned up after the job nicely. Would certainly use again.

Hi my name is matt I have 15 years experience in carpentry and joinery. I have worked for many companies and contractors gaining a wealth of experience. Im a perfectionist and don't settle for anything less than a perfect finish.

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Reviewed by Tony on 21/7/2019

I was very impressed with Matt who arrived punctually to commence the carpentry work which involved fitting and installing 2 internal doors and 1 internal bifold door. Matt is a very skilled and accurate carpenter who worked meticulously with great attention to detail. He ensured he was working with me to achieve the desired end results l was seeking. I found Matt to be a very personable and totally reliable tradesman. I give Matt an absolute recommendation for the quality of his workmanship.

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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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