Post your job for free, get up to 3 quotes

What type of tradesperson do you need?

What type of job is it?

Find a local carpenter or joiner

This page has everything you'll need to know about finding and hiring a local carpenters & joiners. Learn about this trade and how they can help you around the home.

Browse Carpenters & Joiners

Take a look at our Carpenters & Joiners profiles, read reviews and request quotes directly.

Where Do We Start? Well, first of all..We are a company of highly creative, fun, attentive and family-oriented people doing what we love to do every single day. We take great pride in our work, which – in fact – is our passion! Think about that, we take Pride in our PASSION! That sounds pretty intense. It should, because it is! We are extremely professional (duh!), but make no mistake, professionalism will only take you so far. If you are doing something you are passionate about day in and day out…That’s XTREME! Xtreme Landscaping LTD was conceived with the thought of taking your personal outdoors experience to an “Xtreme” level. We believe enjoying the outside of your home is just as important, if not more important, than enjoying the inside! Some of the best family memories and childhood experiences are made when gathering together with friends and family on the patio or in the backyard…Our passion is enhancing these experiences and memories by building each family their own outdoor paradise. Why Choose Us? Simply put, we will not let you down. We have installed hundreds of different types of landscapes, features and outdoor environments…we have done it all and done it well. What REALLY AND TRULY separates us is this simple fact. We put so much of ourselves into your project…our heart, our creativity and our time into giving you something you can not only see and enjoy, but LOVE. We bring a dedication to customer satisfaction no company can compare to. We, truly, want you to love what we design and build. We want you to walk away saying “WOW.. Those guys are fantastic. They really went above and beyond for us.” Why do we want that? Because without you, without the relationships we build with our customers we are just another landscape company. We are ordinary. We aren’t in the business of ordinary. We are in the business of being the best. Xtreme. You deserve Xtreme, and we are going to make sure you get nothing less than that. Always. WHY NOT!? Just kidding! Simply put, we will never let you down. Do we have the credentials? Of course… We, truly, want you to love what we do. We want you to love us. We want you to walk away saying “OMG..Those guys are really something else. They really went above and beyond for us.” Why do we want that? Because without you, without the relationships we build with our customers we are just another design or landscape company!

Latest homeowner review

Reviewed by Rachael on 21/7/2018

Landscapes garden, looks great and Andrei gave us lots of advice on how to look after the turf!

Approved contractor for Denbighshire county council. All building work undertaken.

Latest homeowner review

Reviewed by Sarah on 21/7/2018

Great prompt service as it was an urgent job to secure a property, arrived in a matter of hours. Friendly and put me at ease and reassured me straight away that the property would be secured that day even though the security lock and fittings are no longer available to buy for that particular security door. Very reasonable price compared to other quotes, Highly recommend. Thank you so much ?? happy and very relieved customer????

Latest homeowner review

Reviewed by Yan on 21/7/2018

We got a response from this person to paint the outside of our house & garage door. It was a good price and They started the next day. They did the job whilst we were out as it was external. We got back home to find that it has been done but the paint needed to dry. Next day the paint dried patchy, could see some of the old paint underneath, We asked him to come back to fix it he said he would but then couldn’t reach them after. Both phones turned off and no answer to texts. DO NOT RECCOMEND!

Hi my name is Paul and I have been gardening for 8 years in and around the Surrey area. Previously worked 5 years for a fencer. I have 22 regular customers whose gardens I maintain every 2/3 weeks but also like to do one off jobs for a bit of a challenge.

Latest homeowner review

Reviewed by Patricia on 21/7/2018

Very prompt, hard-working and good guy.

Hi! If you need a trader (electrician,plumber ,handyman)to work in your home or commercial place who is reliable, punctual, polite, friendly and with consideration and care for your home, then you found the right person to contact Daniel. I have more than 15 years experience in electric work and handyman.

Latest homeowner review

Reviewed by iulian on 21/7/2018

Daniel fitted an new shower pump very quick and clean . Professional and Affordable. Thank you!

I am a time served joiner by trade but i undertake most general building jobs now.i am a keen and willing young man that takes pride in everything i do.i pride myself on a good customer service and feel pride when i leave the job when you as the homeowner has a massive smile on your face when the job has been completed.I love my job and take pride in everything i do.

Latest homeowner review

Reviewed by Eric on 21/7/2018

Danny gave a good quote and turned up .Work was done to a good standard would use again .

Welcome to Pinewood tree & landscapes. We are a family run buisness with over 27 years experience in our trade. Fully insured & qualified tradesman all our work is fully guaranteed. We cover all areas of London & Surrey.

Latest homeowner review

Reviewed by Mary on 21/7/2018

Michael and Chris were fantastic! They did exactly what was requested and more! It has been a very hot day and they both worked their socks off. We would highly recommend them and will definitely use the company again. Thank you.

Hi my name is oliver kent I am a fully qualified carpenter I work for a company called concept carpentry. I am looking to take work on for myself at evenings and weekends but willing to work week days depending on Job .

Latest homeowner review

Reviewed by Jim on 21/7/2018

Oli has just finished fitting 5 internal doors, and he quality of workmanship is top notch. Oli was punctual and kept in touch from the initial quote to doing the job. A tidy and professional worker. Would highly recommend.

Fully qualified and insured NICEIC electrician and maintenance contractor

Latest homeowner review

Reviewed by Iain on 21/7/2018

Rory was personable, courteous and on time. He planned and executed the work meticulously. He was a real professional and the completed work was excellent. More than happy to use his services again.

Hi, I'm Nick from Newbuilds. Newbuilds is a family run business, which has an array of building projects under our belt, from small repair jobs to Newbuild projects. All our work force are highly trained in numerous trades. We pride ourselves on our quality of work, and good customer care, leaving homes as clean and tidy as our own. With over 50 years experience, we guarantee your in great hands.

Latest homeowner review

Reviewed by Joanna on 21/7/2018

Repointing brickwork - Easy communication, good price, arrived on time, did a full day. Very pleased with the results, very neat; even brought a couple of bricks to replace some that had been put in buy previous workmen that didn't match. Thanks guys!

Post your job for free and up to 3 tradesmen will be in contact to quote

What type of tradesperson do you need?

What type of job is it?

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.
carpenter illustration

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.

How our service works

  • Create a job - it's free

    We'll connect you with the right tradesperson, from over 30 different trades.

  • Get quotes

    Up to 3 tradespeople can provide a quote, but on average you'll get 1-2.

  • Check ratings

    Look at each tradesperson's profile page to see their ratings and reviews.

  • Pick a tradesperson

    Use our homeowner checklist for extra tips on choosing a tradesperson.

  • Job done

    Leave a rating for your tradesperson based on quality, reliability and value.


Recently completed jobs

Here's what's been happening in and around your area

Replace/install 5 x panel...

Replace/install 5 x panel doors Additional information: I would like to have the doors installed next week please. I think it's a full day of work....

I want a wardrobe built into...

*Updated Lead* Changed information:description I want a wardrobe front built into the alcove in two bedrooms to make use of the space. The job is...

decorative moulding needs to...

decorative moulding needs to be fitted above 2 sash windows

We have a metal framed gate...

We have a metal framed gate with a timber panelled centre. The timber has swollen and rotted and needs replacing. The metal gate has been varnished...

Replace/install 1 x solid...

Replace/install 1 x solid external door Additional information: We want to replace the rear door to our garage and fit a lock I'd like the tradesman...

Replace/install 1 x plain flat...

Replace/install 1 x plain flat door Also required: Remove fittings from old door, plane new door and install (internal bedroom door) Additional...

- Would like to install an...

- Would like to install an integrated dishwasher in new build kitchen - Easy job to take out shelves and ensure room for standard sized 60cm width...

I have just had a boiler...

I have just had a boiler fitted in the bedroom alcove and would like to put it behind doors or sliding doors Property style: Suburban

Kitchen Worktop extension to...

Kitchen Worktop extension to create a breakfast bar.

Build a cupboard under the...

Build a cupboard under the stairs

How our service works

  1. Create a job - it's free

    We'll connect you with the right tradesmen, from over 30 different trades.

  2. Get quotes

    Up to 3 tradesmen can provide a quote, but on average you'll get 1-2.

  3. Check ratings

    Look at each tradesperson's profile to see their ratings and reviews.

  4. Pick a tradesperson

    Use our homeowner checklist for extra tips on choosing a tradesperson.

  5. Job done

    Leave a rating for your tradesperson based on quality, reliablity and value.