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Established in 2001, I.c.joinery are a well respected family ran company doing everything from small projects up to contract work for the ministry of defence. The pride we take in our work speaks for itself. Offering a full design, manufacturing (in our own workshops) and installation service, also project management with access to all trades.

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Reviewed by Kevin on 20/10/2019

Went above and beyond! Amazing job on a very difficult piece of work! Thank you Ian! I'm sure we will be in touch in the future for more help/work. :)

DM Construction's core business is comprehensive refurbishment services. We are a dynamically developing company from Southend on Sea. Thanks to the experience gained, we provide the highest quality renovation and construction services. Our professionally selected team of qualified employees guarantees reliable work performance. DM Construction company in the field of modern interior renovations and refurbishments, helps the investor to choose the right renovation technologies. We hope that our proposals will meet with your interest. Bearing in mind the well-being of our clients, we are always ready to help in the field of technical solutions and we are happy to advise you in case of any questions. We invite you to familiarize yourself with our offer and use our services. Refurbishments - Maintenance - General Building

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Reviewed by Richard on 26/1/2020

We made an appointment for 9 a.m. but The previous evening he had to move this to 11 a.m. Not a major problem but we had to change some plans. I like to pay by bank transfer but this tradesman insisted on cash.

we take the hassle out of property and ground maintenan no job is too small fast friendly service

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Reviewed by Tosin on 7/7/2019

Good at what he does but never came back to complete the job after full payment and stopped taking my calls or replying my messages.

Hi me and my team working very hard always come on right time looking after customers

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Reviewed by Carol on 25/1/2020

Pat and his team painted the whole of the inside of my house in one week. Quoted one day, started the next. Said it would take up to 2 weeks but finished early. I will definitely be using him for future work.

Install all types of wooden floors , engineered wood floors , solid wood floors , heringboune, design, including laminate flooring. Repairs, sanding , staining , lacquering and all types of finishing . New with rated people but more than 25 years experience. All work carried out to the highest standard and fully guaranteed..

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Reviewed by Antonia on 14/6/2019

Excellet all done to our satisfaction

Painter and Decorator with many years experience working on Private homes and commercial properties including Offices and Retail. Also skilled at tiling both walls and floors, laying Laminate flooring and building flat pack furniture.

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Reviewed by Gino on 20/11/2019

So glad we decided on Steve Miller from SCM Property Services . He gave a very competitive quote and carried out a great job so when we need more decorating doing his is the number we’re be calling . Reliability top marks Value top marks Quality top marks So if your looking for a professional decorator who will do the job and leaving you happy this is the person you need. Thanks Steve your a top guy Gino & Theresa Sholing Southampton

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Reviewed by Chris on 24/4/2015

Excellent communication. Ensured I knew about progress. Turned up as agreed. Completed work diligently as agreed and genuinely nice team. Thanks.

Williams landscapes is family run landscape gardening company based in bristol. We also provide a garden maintenance service and we specialise in fencing, tree work and turfing. We cater for gardens of all shapes, styles and for all budgets.

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Reviewed by tandy on 14/1/2020

Turned up on time. His team did a great job. Professional

We are a family business,myself and my two son's, we have over twenty years of experience All types of Tree & shrub work undertaken Tree felling Tree removal Hedge trimming & topping Hedge removal Resin bond drives Artificial grass Decking Patios & paving Woodbark/woodchip Turf laying Block paving Fencing all types of garden work & grass cutting All types decorative stone & gravel laid for low Maintenance. High powered pressure cleaning for driveways, patios, walls, decking & paths Complete pvc cleaning service Free estimates & advices All year rounds services All waste removed and jobs left tidy No job is too big or too small All areas covered

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Reviewed by Alan on 23/11/2019

Very pleasant, efficient and quickly got on with the job. Cleaned up as best they could as their vacuum cleaner had broken down. Would use them again.

A highly competent, enthusiastic and hardworking team with ability to adapt to any environment. We are flexible guys who enjoys of challenges of meeting deadlines and targets. We have excellent communication skills and attention to details. Positive and highly self motivated professionals with proven excellent work skills.

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Reviewed by Anthony on 28/6/2019

Truly excellent honest reliable and helpful service and team. Highly 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.

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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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