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I am an experienced Joiner/Kitten Fitter with 30 years experience from fitted kitchens hanging doors flat pack furniture butt and scribe joints sliding doors pelmets boxing in pipe work and boxing in boilers skirting architrave banisters spindles handrails oak stair case

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Reviewed by Gurjit on 15/10/2020

Amazing job! I would highly recommend Adam, he offers a professional service at a cost effective rate. I have give him a number of jobs now which he has finished to a very high standard.

VAF LTD are expert domestic and commercial joinery and building contractors. We have a long tradition of producing quality building services. We offer a host of carpentry and joinery services to private and commercial clients; incorporating design, manufacturing, finishing and installation for large volume work as well as 'one off' jobs. Our carpentry services to be more precise include creating, manufacturing and fitting bespoke furniture designs to your requirements. We have a great reputation and are well known for our quality joinery work, which is also fantastic value for money and is built to last. Also we are members of the Checkatrade,and earn perfect reviews during the years.

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Reviewed by Grant on 16/10/2020

Vaidas did a great job, keeping the place tidy as he went. Good at communicating timings when booking the job in and I was very happy with the results.

Hello Thanks for looking at my proffie Im jay Im doing this flooring fittting for last 10 year I do qulity fitting Nice n clean job There some pic of my work pls have a look I got own company i can supply and fit Anything you wanna know pls ask me thanks

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Reviewed by Ekta on 18/10/2020

Jay was good and gave us very good information/suggestions about the laminated flooring and the carpet. The only issues we faced was he never turned up on time. The job was done very well though.

I am a fully qualified Painter and Decorator with over 23 years of experience in the building trade, and I’m also very competent in other areas of the construction industry. I have a full Multi trade/Property Maintenance business that covers all aspects of the building trade, from small jobs to full house renovations. We specialise in kitchen and bathroom fit outs, with my team of very competent and experienced tradesmen and have recently went into the building side doing loft Conversions and extensions.

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Reviewed by Jennifer on 15/10/2020

Didn't get back to me with a quote after coming out to see the job, was a really nice guy so disappointed

welcome to Milliners Contracting Group. tradesmen you can trust! offering you a highly skilled, established group of tradesmen. covering every aspect of your home/business improvements. with our established partnership we are excited to offer our services from our professional team. full house refurbishments home extensions. external landscape. pvc window door. inluding sofits facias painting & decorating. internal external. joinery all aspects internal external bespoke furniture decking, fencing, custom gates. brickwork, rendering, repairs, foundations. locksmith. flooring. tiling electrical plumbing with just some of the many services we offer here at MCG the services we offer are within one company we take the stress from sourcing reliable trusted tradesmen allowing you to source all your needs within one company. rest assured we have you covered everyone within our group are qualified skilled and most of all experienced. our customer service and satisfaction is our top priority reflecting on our proud reviews from our customers we look forward to meeting you. kind regards karl milliner.

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Reviewed by JOANNE on 15/10/2020

Very efficient and good quality work. Would definitely use again.

At Ernest D3sign5, we pride ourselves in being unique and specilaise in delivering excellence in everything we do. On and away from this site, we are well known for being honest, genuine, professional, conscientious, quality-driven, friendly, kind, considerate, prompt, panctual, polite, helpful, thoughtful, agreeable, efficient, versatile, hardworking, resourceful, knowledgeable, going an extra mile, tidy and more. To find out more about the good things satisfied customers say about us, check our ratings and reviews for projects successfully delivered in Surrey, Hampshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and outer London. We always aim to deliver the highest possible quality of output within the time and budget that suits your specific needs by utilising a unique blend of skills and experience of our dedicated, friendly and customer focused team.

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Reviewed by Kim on 29/9/2020

Great friendly service

A local compan with over 22 years experience in the industry. We do not just work with carpenter we can other services we such as general building I’m specialist kitchen and bathrooms fittings and plumbing.

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Reviewed by Atikul on 3/9/2020

Excellent. Was on hand to do extra jobs as work quality was excellent

At secure door2lock installer we provide all types of doors fitting, finishing joinery and lock installations. We work to the highest of standards and are passionate about the finish of are work as you can see from are ratings we pride are self's in every way possible. And very careful on how we price the work so the customers are getting value for there money

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Reviewed by Ngozi on 6/10/2020

Very happy to report that I got a very good job for a fair price. Thanks Tom

Hi to all home owners and commercial business. I am the owner of a local Carpentry&joinery business with 20 years experience. I am a time served bench to bench hand joiner specialising in bespoke woodwork and alike projects. Please view my past projects.

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Reviewed by Richie on 19/10/2020

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My specialisation - fitting engineering wood, parquet, laminate, decking etc. 6 years of experiance. Professional ability to operate within a predefined budget and timeframe, whilst maintaining solid processes and quality control.

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Reviewed by Nikhil on 10/7/2020

One of the best tradesman in the business. Honest and reliable, and turned up on time every morning. Pays attention to details and finished our flooring to perfection. Very knowledgeable about products and underlay. Thank you

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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.

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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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