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We are a small company doing mainly fencing and brickwork. And Brickwork repairs and pointing.

Trades serviced: Garden Wall, Chimney Building / Repair, Pointing / Repointing, Conservatory, Garage Conversion, House extension

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Reviewed by Sarah on 22/9/2017

Chris was very good at coming back with a quote on time that I could use for the insurance company. He was helpful in advising on the right sort of fence which was tricky given we have a different ground level to next door. Delighted with the new fence.

Lloyds Landscaping covers all aspects of Landscaping including Fencing, Decking, Paving, Turfing, Artificial Grass Installation, Hedge/Tree maintenance, Grass Cutting and Garden Maintenance. Competitive rates and quality work.

Trades serviced: Garden Wall, Log Cabins / Timber Framed Building, Wooden Decking, Garden Shed / Playhouse, Stone / Concrete Paving, Wooden / Metal / Wire fences

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Reviewed by Kevin on 22/9/2017

Finally..... Someone that actually does the job.....100% efficient....... 100% reliable......THANK YOU

Central Trading Uk are a famliy run business with 25 years experience in all aspects of roofing and building services.

Trades serviced: Garden Wall, Chimney Building / Repair, Pointing / Repointing, Conservatory, Garage Conversion, House extension

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Reviewed by russell on 22/9/2017

When it eventually stopped raining and Bradley was able to build our extension, the work was top quality and at the end of each day it was tidier than I kept the place before the building started. I had an idea of what I expected for my money, Bradley told me what he could do for the same price and it was far more than I could have hoped for. Would recommend him and have already asked him to price some other work for me.

Gas safe registered with over 8 years experience, I am also fully insured up to £2million, Unbeatable prices with highest quality of work on every single job.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Bathroom Repair, Loft Conversion, Wooden Decking

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Reviewed by catherine on 22/9/2017

Excellent service. Heating wasn't working and sink plug had jammed so I was freezing cold and the bathroom was unuseable. Nathanial sorted these all out at the price original quoted. I couldn't be happier.

Welcome to insideout.we are a family run company with over 15 years experiance in property maintenance.from garden makeover to painting and decorating/wallpapering to handyman.we have hundreds of happy customers and we would like to add you to the list

Trades serviced: Garden Wall, Pointing / Repointing, Stonework / Stone Cladding, Cellar & Basement Conversion, Conservatory, Garage Conversion

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Reviewed by Philip on 22/9/2017

Very happy with the painting job. Arrived on time and completed the job quickly and to a good standard.

Most types of work undertaken. Bathrooms kitchens plastering decorating. Local electrics e.g light fittings switches ect. Complete bathroom suites supplied and fitted from £499.00.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Bathroom Repair, Conservatory, Home improvements, Garden office / Studio construction

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Reviewed by Katy on 22/9/2017

Henry was on time and very helpful, although the job wasn't as easy as hoped (from me) he gave it his best and didn't charge me for his time and efforts. A very friendly and helpful guy and would highly recommend

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Pointing / Repointing, Garage Conversion, House extension, Porch / Canopy, Garden office / Studio construction

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Reviewed by Kelly on 22/9/2017

Excellent job. Perfect fitting. Worked quickly and tidied up afterwards. Recommended.

Resolution Roofing and Property Specialists. Speacialising in new roofs , cladding,UPVC fascias, soffits gutters, chimneys, jet washing and coating and much more. Free quotations cscs registered. Specialising in drives patios and tarmac drive's

Trades serviced: Garden Wall, Chimney Building / Repair, Pointing / Repointing, Cellar & Basement Conversion, Home improvements, Loft Conversion

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Reviewed by Brian on 22/9/2017

Derek was very helpful and gave a sensible quote for our job. However we also looked elsewhere, including the contactor who landscaped the garden originally - four years ago, and have asked them to do the work. We are very grateful to Derek for his interest, and coming to look at the job. But cannot give a proper rating since he did not actually do any work for us. There is no N/A option on the feedback report. So this matter is now closed.

With 20 years experience in Construction and Landscaping, I have both the skills and the knowledge to ensure any job is completed to a very high standard, Trained to CSCS level, Chas registered and fully Insured.

Trades serviced: Garden Wall, Chimney Building / Repair, Pointing / Repointing, Stonework / Stone Cladding, Cellar & Basement Conversion, Conservatory

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Reviewed by Teresa on 22/9/2017

Excellent job completed, very satisfied with the completed work, quote given and speed of arranging to complete the job, would recommend.

Trades serviced: Garden Wall, Chimney Building / Repair, Pointing / Repointing, Wooden Decking, Garden Shed / Playhouse, External wall painting

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Reviewed by Graham on 22/9/2017

The tradesman failed to complete the agreed job,saying that he didn't fully understand what needed to be done for a window that needed external access / scaffolding. Admittedly he reduced the price by £60. My wife paid him. I most definitely would not have until he had completed the agreed work to my satisfaction. Lesson Learnt.

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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