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Our experienced team is trying to deliver quality in all kind of jobs we do. We cover all the joinery and carpentering works plus plumbing, bathroom installations and decorating.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Repair, Bespoke furniture, Bespoke kitchens, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment

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Reviewed by Adilah on 24/2/2018

Shahin fitted frame a doors to an open area. He came on time agreed the work was very satifactory.

Hawthorn garden maintenance specialises in grass cutting,flowerbeds,hedge pruning,tree topping,fencing,turf and garden clearance we do it to the highest quality to make all are customers happy

Trades serviced: Crown Reduction, Crown Thinning, Door / Window painting, External wall painting, Garden Clearance

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Reviewed by Lois on 24/2/2018

Got back to me very promptly and seemed very good however I didn't have him quote. As I wanted someone more local.

I do a lot of home improvement jobs. Such as , laying ceramic and laminate flooring. Fitting curtain rails , track, vertical blinds. Hanging doors and fitting arcitrive and skirting . Assembling flat pack furniture . Paint and decorating.

Trades serviced: Door / Window painting, External wall painting, Fitted kitchens, Flat Pack Furniture Assembly, Floor Tiling

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Reviewed by adam on 24/2/2018

Had 3 internal doors fitted by simon.he supplied the doors for us as well.we was very pleased with the work he did and the new doors look lovely.would recommend Simon. thank you

I am a sole trader with over 12 years experience in painting, decorating and carpentry. I am a hard worker and take pride in being reliable, trustworthy, and providing work of high quality.

Trades serviced: Bespoke furniture, Bespoke kitchens, Complete Kitchen Refurbishment, Door / Window painting, External wall painting

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Reviewed by Vicky on 24/2/2018

Damon and his team have been fantastic. They are reliable, finished on time, carry out their work to a high standard, at a competitive rate and are super courteous. I would definitely use Damon’s services again.

Tile with Style has been established since 1999 and we specialise in the installation of all styles of wall and floor tiles. We also undertake preparation works plastering,boarding,timber floors and waterproofing and complete bathroom renovation and laminate flooring.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Electric underfloor heating, External Tiling, Fireplace

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Reviewed by Linda on 24/2/2018

Paul responded to our job quickly and provided us with a great quote and also offered us different ideas for how he could tile our chimney breast with split face tiles. He is super polite, friendly and his workmanship is outstanding. Without hesitation, we will ask Paul to do further tiling for us in the future. Thank you Paul, we are over the moon. Jane and Mark

 If you are planning your home improvement project, we are here to make it happen. We are a North London based company, specialising in complete property refurbishments we take care of all aspects plumbing, electrics, carpentry, painting

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Chimney Building / Repair, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment

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Reviewed by MAtt on 24/2/2018

We liked Armando straight away. He's a lovely person and can't do enough for you. We wanted a garage opening widened. He responded to my request promptly and came round quickly, providing a quote straight away. It was a good price and we gave him the job. Armando performed the work well and to schedule. That's not the whole picture though, he went out of his way to help out with other tasks that weren't included in the quote, like taking unwanted stuff to the local dump. I can thoroughly recommend him.

All roofing work carried out, from a single tile or slate needing replaced to a whole new roof. Gutters cleaned, repaired and maintained. If you have an emergency leak or repair we are able to respond as soon as possible. Fully Insured.

Trades serviced: Brick & Stone Cleaning, Brick / Block Paving, Cellar & Basement Conversion, Chimney Building / Repair, External Rendering

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Reviewed by David on 24/2/2018

Good job, would use them again

We are a local family run business with 24 years of experience and carry out all types of building work specializing in Extensions, Block Paving, Loft conversions, Conservatories and other general Building work at competitive prices and 100% quality.

Trades serviced: Brick / Block Paving, Cellar & Basement Conversion, Chimney Building / Repair, Conservatory, External Rendering

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Reviewed by Alison on 24/2/2018

Mick and Tom have done a brilliant job converting my garage into a room. They were very quick and efficient, extremely friendly and completed the job to a high standard. They also recommended some additional drainage which I required, without this I could have had problems in the future. The tradesmen they work with were also wonderful and I would use them again if I needed anything else doing.

20 yers old like Handyman

Trades serviced: Air Conditioning / Refrigeration, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Carpet fitters

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Reviewed by Lee on 24/2/2018

Paint brush marks left on side off fire surround. Rather than moving the wires from plugs near fire surround wall he decided to paint over them.. Avoid!!

We are a family run business (Electric Mann Ltd) specializing in domestic electrical work. ELECSA member & Part P & 17th Edition 3rd Amdt compliant . All work tested & certified on completion of electrical work. Fully insured (£2 M).

Trades serviced: Electric underfloor heating, Electrical installation / Testing, External lighting, Internal lighting, Laminate Flooring

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Reviewed by Emma on 24/2/2018

Job well done, on time for a reasonable price. Highly recommended.

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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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