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Trades serviced: Chimney Building / Repair, Conservatory, Decorative Glazing, Domestic House Cleaning: Regular, Electric underfloor heating

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Reviewed by murat on 17/3/2018

Only started the job then left with total mess around. Impossible to believe he is a builder or at least trusted one.

Trades serviced: Bespoke furniture, Bespoke kitchens, Fitted bedrooms / Wardrobes, Fitted kitchens, Flat Pack Furniture Assembly

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Reviewed by Tim on 16/3/2018

Good job well done, would recommend Peter

Our target is 100% customer satisfaction from the being to end on every job. Weather it be: New Gutters, Re-Pointing Ridge Tiles, Full Re-roof, Re Turfing to Tree Topping. We only take on work that we know we can complete to VERY HIGH STANDARD'S!

Trades serviced: Access Control / Door Entry, Aerial & satellite dish installation, Bathroom Repair, Bespoke furniture, Bespoke kitchens

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Reviewed by Anne on 16/3/2018

Came to quote for job and started straight away. Then did 2 more building jobs great price and good work

Family run business covering all aspects of joinery.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bespoke kitchens, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Complete Kitchen Refurbishment

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Reviewed by Paul on 16/3/2018

Got 3 internal doors hung and he done a fantastic job..very reliable and professional..would recommend this joiner with no reservation

JMurphy Electrical & property services is a small business but no job is to big or small. We pride ourselves on the upmost Professionality and quality of work carried out.

Trades serviced: Brick & Stone Cleaning, Chimney Building / Repair, Door / Window painting, Electrical installation / Testing, External lighting

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Reviewed by Leigh on 16/3/2018

Speedy turnaround good slate match

We believe that no job is too small. From home refurbishments to large commercial contracts, we are experienced and knowledgable to get the job done for you! Every job is managed by coowner Michal to ensure every project is delivered to the highest standards. We work with you every step of the way to capture your requirements and ensure the result is just as it was envisioned. We take pride in our ability to provide professional, timely and experienced services.

Trades serviced: Bespoke furniture, Bespoke kitchens, Cellar & Basement Conversion, Complete Kitchen Refurbishment, Conservatory

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Reviewed by Leah on 16/3/2018

Micheal and his team basically rebuilt my flat, from new doors and skirting, plastering to sanding the floors. The work has been of a very high standard and the team was polite, prompt and tidy. Communication throughout was excellent and the job was completed in half the time I had consistently been quoted elsewhere. I was wary of choosing a firm so new to rated people but I am very glad I did.

Recommend company been trading for 15 years, very good worker and very reliable, reasonable on quotations. A specialist In flat roofing, all pvc products including facias soffits and gutters, all general roofing repairs, new roofs and all property maintenance

Trades serviced: Brick / Block Paving, Chimney Building / Repair, Door / Window painting, External wall painting, Flat roof- installation / repair

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Reviewed by Robert on 16/3/2018

Ethan and his sons worked with diligence and attention to detail. They meticulously cleaned up after their work and were polite and cheerful at all times, even though the weather was not great on the second day. I am extremely pleased with the result of their work and would have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone that asks.

Hi my name is John white and I take pride in my workmanship in a good mood all of the time and I reasonable prices never let any one down hope to here from yous soon

Trades serviced: Brick & Stone Cleaning, Brick / Block Paving, Chimney Building / Repair, Damp Proofing, Door / Window painting

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Reviewed by Jonathan on 16/3/2018

Hired this roofer to replace roof tiles and repair garage roof edging as these were loose.days after the repair part of the roof edging came off.Called them to advise and they promised to come back to repair.They havent.I have called them several times and at first they would answer the call,apologise and promise they would come out to repair it.They have now blocked my number and do not respond to texts. I would avoid using this contractor.used rated ppl to avoid this kind of nonsense.very disappointed

..................??HOME MAINTENANCE?? ..................... PLUMBER CARPENTER TILER HANDIMAN I have over 5 years experience . I try to be punctual , to respect my costumers .

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Bespoke furniture

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Reviewed by Joan on 16/3/2018

Kevin was prompt and efficient and even cleaned up after completing the work very efficiently and quickly. We would definitely recommend him.

We are a family run business which has been going for over 50 years providing roofing and property maintenance throughout South Wales

Trades serviced: Cellar & Basement Conversion, Chimney Building / Repair, Flat Pack Furniture Assembly, Flat roof- installation / repair, Garage Conversion

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Reviewed by Steve on 16/3/2018

AP Roofing contacted us almost immediately I posted the job, and called up to quote the same evening. The price was reasonable and they completed the job the next day. Would certainly recommend this company for their efficiency and price. Great job AP Roofing.

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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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