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Our conception and philosophy is to provide a complete construction service from design through construction and finally maintenance. We will deliver competitive prices, quality work, projects completed on programme and within budget.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Bathroom Repair, Cellar & Basement Conversion, Conservatory

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Reviewed by Sally on 8/8/2017

Highly recommend, competitive quote, did job the next day, professional work. Cleaned up afterwards. Will be using then again!

Oakwood Tree Services provide a complete range of tree care and tree surgery services to homes and business across Nottingham and Surrounding Area's

Trades serviced: Conservatory, Home improvements, Porch / Canopy, Garden Shed / Playhouse, Chimney Building / Repair, Flat roof- installation / repair

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Reviewed by Mark on 8/8/2017

Very Dissapointing. Said you had fixed the roof and today it rains and the leak is still there further damaging our walls that now the insurance has to come out. At this point we can't give you a good recommendation as we still have the problem and we haven't been able to get hold of you as the mobile is always switched off Don't like giving bad reviews but on this occasion I have too because now we have further damage which could of been prevented if tiles were fixed.

Here at F.Scott Roofing and Roughcasting we are highly experienced & highly qualified tradesman. My name is Fraser Scott, owner of of the company. I am a fully qualified roofer & roughcaster with an svq level 3 & sqv level 4 advance roofing.

Trades serviced: Chimney Building / Repair, Flat roof- installation / repair, Guttering and Rainwater Pipe, Leadwork, Slate & Tiled Roof, Thatched Roof

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Reviewed by robert on 8/8/2017

A first class job was done to our large chimney stack which was in very poor condition. Looks very good. I would not hesitate in recommending Fraser Scott to anyone, Great job well done Fraser and his team. Very pleasant to deal with. Mr Swan, Musselburgh.

1 Fix :Studwork,door frames, window boards, pipe casings,staircases,joists,flooring and decking.2 Fix :Hanging doors, fixing skirting boards and architraves,stairscase ballistrauding.Refurbishments,Kitchens.

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

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Reviewed by Marian on 8/8/2017

Not recommend

JK BUILDING LONDON LTD is a well-established company working in London and the surrounding area. Having completed many successful projects, we have the experience and the expertise needed to realise the construction or renovation project of your dreams!

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

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Reviewed by Debra on 8/8/2017

Jacek delivers quality workmanship and the results exceeded expectation. He is friendly, professional and reliable and we now have a beautifully finished bathroom! I could not recommend this company highly enough! Thank you

Specialist plasterer and renovator. Years of experience in all aspects of building works. Confident and competent to transform any property. Passion for gardening/maintenance of properties inside and out.To me the first impression is a lasting impression.

Trades serviced: Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Chimney Building / Repair, Pointing / Repointing, Cellar & Basement Conversion, Conservatory, Garage Conversion

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Reviewed by Ruskin on 8/8/2017

Great guy, polite, punctual, worked hard to get the job done on time. I'm very pleased with the result and would recommend to others.

Many jobs undertaken get in touch for a quick and friendly quote. Professional handyman

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Internal lighting, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Plumbing Repair & Maintenance, Drains - installation / unblocking / cleaning

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Reviewed by Katherine on 8/8/2017

Ifthakher is a great find! He's a really helpful, friendly and competent workman. He offers a very competitive price and it was great to find someone that could do a bit of everything. In addition to putting up pictures and fixing a wonky shelf, he was able to carry out some small plumbing jobs. One of these was fixing a leaking pipe, which I hadn't originally asked for but thankfully he knew what to do. He also offered me advice on quick fixes. Would definitely recommend and will book with him again

Joinery and kitchen fitting specialists

Trades serviced: Garden Wall, Chimney Building / Repair, Home improvements, Loft Conversion, Porch / Canopy, Wooden staircases

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Reviewed by Caroline on 8/8/2017

Fitted my flooring beautifully! Quick response, good value for money, came on time and got the job done quickly but not rushed. Got him back to do other jobs and have no complaints, would reccomend 100%!!

We are a family business..We have years of experience in real wood, specialties in sanding,painting, stair renovation and fitting brand new floors, old floorboards restoration, wooden decking, laminate flooring, etc. Fully insured

Trades serviced: Wooden Doors - Internal, Floor Sanding & Finishing, Laminate Flooring, Solid wood flooring, General Fitted Furniture, Wooden Decking

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Reviewed by Gary on 8/8/2017

Gerry turned up on time, advised on what was needed and best suited. Floor boards don't squeak anymore and I now have a contact I can rely on for other jobs. Thanks. Gerry.

20 yrs of experience.Small workforce and fully competent.always ready to work! Cover all aspects of roofing slate,tile,felt fibreglass also take down chimneys pvc facia,soffit,guttering and roofleaks.no job to big or to small.fully insured!!!

Trades serviced: Chimney Building / Repair, Flat roof- installation / repair, Guttering and Rainwater Pipe, Leadwork, Slate & Tiled Roof, Thatched Roof

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Reviewed by Sandra on 8/8/2017

Very polite, punctual and clean workers. Explained everything in detail from start to finish. I recommend them 100 percent.

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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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