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Trades serviced: Cellar & Basement Conversion, Whole Internal Refurbishment, Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Laminate Flooring

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Reviewed by barry on 21/9/2017

allan is in touch and is sorting

Colemans Bespoke Decorating provide elite and comprehensive painting and decorating services. We have been in the industry for 25 years and are extremely proud of our well earned, premier reputation. Our painters and decorators are committed to providing

Trades serviced: Internal Painting & Decorating, Wall murals / Paint effects, Floor Sanding & Finishing, External wall painting, Door / Window painting

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Reviewed by Ian on 21/9/2017

Good quality work. Preparation of surfaces was thorough. Very happy with the finished result which was completed ahead of schedule without cutting corners.

Allied Builders are small family run business situated in Towcester, Northants. With over 30 years in the trade they bring competent in-depth knowledge to all aspects of their work accompanied by a wealth of experience & expertise.

Trades serviced: Garden Wall, Chimney Building / Repair, Pointing / Repointing, Stonework / Stone Cladding, House extension, Porch / Canopy

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Reviewed by Tracy on 21/9/2017

Arrived on time. Knowledgeable and professional. Provided quote as requested and no high pressure sales pitch. Work carried out quickly to a high standard. Communication good. Tidied up after the job. Friendly and reliable. Would definitely recommend to friends . Would definitely use again. Many thanks Joe Snr and Jnr

MJ and Aj Bartlett/ta MJ and AJ Bartlett

Trades serviced: Chimney Building / Repair, Cellar & Basement Conversion, Conservatory, Garage Conversion, House extension, Home improvements

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Reviewed by Julian on 21/9/2017

Michael and Spencer did a great job, on time and in budget. We enjoyed their company and would definitely recommend them.

Dg garden services is a small company with a large amount of experience. We are qualified and experienced in all types of landscaping and general buidling work, with over 15 years experience. Give us a try for a quality service at an affordable price.

Trades serviced: Garden Wall, Chimney Building / Repair, Pointing / Repointing, Garden office / Studio construction, Log Cabins / Timber Framed Building, Wooden Decking

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Reviewed by GRAHAM on 21/9/2017

Good job. Danny and his colleague worked hard, informed us of possibilities and carried out what we asked. They removed all the rubbish. This was probably phase 1 and we hope that they will return in a couple of years when other plants have grown , meaning that the oak tree can then be reduced further, Would certainly recommend their services. They were prompt and efficient.

Trades serviced: Pointing / Repointing, Conservatory, Home improvements, General Fitted Furniture, Garden Shed / Playhouse, Flat Pack Furniture Assembly

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Reviewed by Camille on 21/9/2017

I can't fault Ed. I'm so pleased with the work. He put up some clothes racks, fixed a cupboard door and filled in holes in my bedroom wall and repainted. Reliable and reasonable. Will definitely use him again for a few other jobs I need doing.

Transforming Your House Into A Home

Trades serviced: Internal Painting & Decorating, Wall murals / Paint effects, External wall painting, Door / Window painting, Flat Pack Furniture Assembly, Home maintenance /Repair

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Reviewed by Kevin on 21/9/2017

Nice guy did all he said he would and then more.

Here at CM Roofing and builders we specialise in all aspects of roofing and roughcasting.UPCV Fascia and guttering. Covering all repair and replacements. We also cover all aspects of building work. No job to big no job to small.

Trades serviced: Chimney Building / Repair, Home improvements, Porch / Canopy, Wooden cladding /Fascias/ Soffits, Screeding, Brick / Block Paving

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Reviewed by Ben on 21/9/2017

Connor was very professional and keen to please. There was an issue whereby we had to use a neighbours outside tap for some of the work and Connor helped arranged this with them. The work was done while I was on annual leave from work but very quickly I realised I could go out safe in the knowledge that Connor and the guys did not need supervision. mid way through the job based on the quality of what I had seen so far got a fence installed. Only issue was late arrival of scaffold by 1 day, sorted quickly.

SR building is a well established business that i have been running in Shropshire for the last seven years.We specialize in all building and renovation work from , full bathroom refits,kitchen installations, new extensions, conservatories or wet rooms

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

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Reviewed by Tom on 21/9/2017

Steve was fantastic from start to finish, he even came back when we found a small fault and corrected. He will be doing our bathroom.

Newly self employed, 5 years joinery experienced, fully qualified. Do all types of woodwork from kitchen fitting and floor boards to decking and fencing.

Trades serviced: Wooden staircases, Log Cabins / Timber Framed Building, Wooden Doors - Internal, Wooden Shutter, Floor Sanding & Finishing, Laminate Flooring

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Reviewed by John on 21/9/2017

Ryan is friendly and hard working. No nonsense approach and delivered the job on time and to a very competitive price. I would no hesitation in recommending Ryan.

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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