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Reviewed by John on 18/2/2021

Excellent job. Completed on time to specification requested. Attention to detail and finish to a high standard. Tidy, courteous and dedicated. Will use again.

At Ezeeplumb, our goal is to not only help you with all your Plumbing & Drainage Needs, but to make the process easy and enjoyable for you. We are a fullservice Plumbing & Drainage company with a wide range of experience. 24hr CALL-OUT AVAILABLE

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Reviewed by Trevor on 6/3/2021

He did the job no messing about

Burscough's oldest UPVC window, door and conservatory fitting business. Established 1989. Certass registered and compliant under the Safe Trader Scheme. Not always the cheapest but definitely the best.

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Reviewed by Colin on 3/5/2021

Excellent service

Sweet Plastering & Carpentry is a small local business who pride themselves on carrying out a high standard of workmanship with a reputation of great customer service. We carry out all aspects of building work internal and external by qualified tradesman.

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Reviewed by PRAVIN on 1/4/2021

Very professional, punctual tried to accommodate all of our demands.

Hi from Elliot & son ltd we are a fully insured company and we will provide a high standard of work for all our customers 100% satisfaction guaranteed thank you from elliot&son ltd

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Reviewed by John on 26/4/2021

Job was quoted but not completed

Welcome to JBLB plumbing Services . We are a small family-run plumbing company who specialise in domestic plumbing repairs and installations, radiator and boiler upgrades,bathroom installation and mobility / walk in showers. As a company, We pride itself on delivering all of our customers with a prompt and reliable service, no matter how small the job may be. We also offer discounts to OAPs for most small plumbing repairs and installations.

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Reviewed by Frances on 27/3/2021

A really prompt appointment to come and look at my boiler. Discussed options, no pressure selling and I felt JBLB gave me all the relevant information and guidance I needed. The job has been completed. All old boiler parts taken away. Showed me how to set thermostat. Definitely use them again

If you are thinking of extending, converting, or in any way structurally altering your home, we can assist you with any or every stage of your project.  

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Reviewed by Marilyn on 24/8/2020

When Paul introduced himself I was impressed by his thorough examination of the job specification. Proactive in his approach he was ready to start work on my extension soon after lockdown was eased. Paul has a good team who are pleasant and considerate when working in and around the property. He is very approachable and kept in touch either by appearing on site or by phone and was willing to adapt the project if asked. I would be happy to employ this company again due to value and professionalism

GREEN AND SON BUILDERS ALL WORK UNDER TAKEN

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Reviewed by Johan on 14/7/2016

Very pleased with our extension. Work was carried to the highest standards.

I offer fully professional services. I cover a range of tasks and do it all to the complete satisfaction of the customer. I am committed and driven and trustworthy.

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Reviewed by Jane on 10/2/2021

Professional, efficient, communicative and friendly. I’m very pleased with the work Chris has done and I’m hoping he will be able to do more work for me. Very satisfied.

H C T construction can improve your home whether it be an Extension or a patio. No job will be too big or small. We aim to be competitive on price while delivering the highest possible standards. We have over 15 years in the construction industry and landscaping industry.

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Reviewed by barry on 5/9/2019

Brickwork of wall carried out to a high standard. HCT Construction were very helpful and organised. Would thoroughly recommend.

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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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