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I am a sole trader that has been doing this type of work for most my life and can aford to do jobs cheaper because im copetative it has been a family trade and i am fully insured. I cover all aspects of property maintainance i will aim to beat quotes

Trades serviced: Wooden Decking, Wooden cladding /Fascias/ Soffits, External wall painting, Stone / Concrete Paving, Wooden / Metal / Wire fences, Wooden / Metal gates

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Reviewed by Dipesh on 23/8/2017

Spent a lot of time on the garden made it look much better. I finished off the work.

Trades serviced: Cellar & Basement Conversion, Home improvements, Bathroom Installation, Internal Painting & Decorating, Laminate Flooring, Screeding

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Reviewed by Angela on 23/8/2017

I am very happy with my hall/stairs/landing plastered by Andy. He contacted me promptly and provided me with a very reasonable and affordable quote on the same day. He was able to start the job immediately and arrived on time and worked hard with his colleague to complete the job to a very high standard and tidied up at the end of the job:) I would have no hesitation in recommending this company and plan to use them again in the future as he was pleasant, helpful and nothing was too much trouble. Angela

Hy ,my name is Paul .I have an experience in more then 8 years in this industry , and everything i'm doing comes with and invoice and guarantee. Plastering , Tiling , Rendering , Damp Proofing , Laminate

Trades serviced: Laminate Flooring, Floor Tiling, Wall Tiling, Garden Wall, Pointing / Repointing, Damp Proofing

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Reviewed by Lee on 23/8/2017

Great job. Professional clean tidy excellent job. I would highly recommend this guy

We are a 2 man fit out...With over 26 years experience combined...We are very competitive with our prices with a maximum high standard of finish....We are hoping to achieve happiness from as many customers on here as possible and hope to see you soon.

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

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Reviewed by Jamie on 23/8/2017

Quick, reliable and fantastic standard

I work in trade 15 years all ways living costumer happy from my job I specialist in a lot of different things

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

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Reviewed by Lee on 23/8/2017

Slawomir did a great job with my kitchen, really helpful getting the materials. He installed a new skunk & tap, new worktop and tiled. Really friendly would hire again.

Trades serviced: Garden Wall, Pointing / Repointing, Wooden Doors - Internal, Laminate Flooring, General Fitted Furniture, Wooden Decking

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Reviewed by Mike on 23/8/2017

Mike is a great worker turns up on time, clean and tidy, loads of experience very pleased with the work he had done for me would highly recommend to anyone ,will definitely be using Mike again for future projects.

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 Steven on 23/8/2017

Excellent service from Andy.

Carpentery, paint and tiling ,change locks, kitchen ,hard wood floor staircases , door's

Trades serviced: Conservatory, Loft Conversion, Wooden staircases, Log Cabins / Timber Framed Building, Wooden Doors - Internal, Wooden Shutter

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Reviewed by marco on 23/8/2017

We had been let down recently in a number of areas regarding our kitchen extension so had to pick up the rains and find new skills to come in. This has hirtorically been unreliable but cannot speak highly enough for ioan. He has done such a fantastic job of laying our wood floor especially as the joists were not level at all, nor were they all running in the same direction. The floor looks amazing which is all due to Ioan's eye to detail and hard work! He was punctual, friendly and tidy. Would use again:)

Our skilled and experienced team is located in Liverpool, Warrington, Wigan, Manchester, Preston and many other locations. Our work is carried with a 6 months warranty, to make client safe and relaxed.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Bathroom Repair, Wooden Doors - Internal, Wooden Decking

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Reviewed by John on 23/8/2017

Have postponed the work for now ,but was very impressed with the advice given .

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

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Reviewed by chris on 23/8/2017

They did what they said they would do at the price they stated. They also did a couple of extra jobs which were unexpected by them. Although these did not take very long, they were very obliging. I would recommend them to anyone. They also cleaned up any mess made so there was nothing left for me to do. Happy days!.

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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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Fit two internal doors and...

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fix a wooden bath panel on to the side of the bath.

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cut a bit of the bottom of the living room door

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three internal door to fit, two are glass panel and one solid. only one is bathroom lock.

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We am looking to self fit a kitchen, however, as the worktop will be a solid oak top, we would like it professionally fitted. The kitchen is an L...

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Supply and fit a new, white, 4 panelled internal door, from kitchen to utility room, some making good on frame required.

Alcove cupboards

To build alcove cupboards either side of the fireplace.

Replace Utility Room door

Supply and fit a new, white, 4 panelled internal door, from kitchen to utility room, some making good on frame required.

Alcove cupboards

Shaker style cupboards to be built in alcoves either side of fire place, shelving above the cupboards required.

Replace 5internal doors

Have chosen doors -3 with glass panels and 2 matching all wood. Looking for quotes for fitting

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  2. Get quotes

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  4. Pick a tradesperson

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  5. Job done

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