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30 years experience in Decorative Plasterwork, Mould Making, Period Architectural Mouldings, Ceiling/Wall Repairs and Carpet laying.

Trades serviced: Carpet fitters, Laminate Flooring, Decorative Cornicing / Plasterwork, Internal Rendering, Plaster Skimming, Polished / Other Plaster Finish

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Reviewed by A on 18/9/2017

Dean arrived on time and worked solidly throughout the day. We very much appreciated the advice he gave us regarding painting the walls he had plastered and also his help with the products we would need. He's a genuine craftsman, you can see that by the work he has done all over the world. Very glad we found him, as he did a fantastic job for a very reasonable price. Highly recommended.

WE ARE A TEAM WITH AN EXTENSIVE EXPERIENCE IN ALL ASPECTS OF BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION WORK INCLUDING KITCHEN FITTING, PLASTERING, PAINTING, GROUND WORK, TILLING, FENCING AND MORE. WE TAKE PRIDE IN EVERY PROJECT THAT WE WORK ON AIMING FOR EXCELLENCE!

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

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Reviewed by Matthew on 18/9/2017

Nick and the team have done a wonderful job converting a cubby hole in one of our bedrooms into an upstairs en suite toilet. Everyone very polite and pleasant to talk to. Clean and tidy and a very professional job. Cost exactly as quoted and finished on time. I would definitely recommend Nick to friends and family if they needed any work done.

We are a small building company with over 30 years experience in the building industry. With skilled and competent tradesman for all your building and maintenance needs. So if your planning a project please don't hesitate to get in touch

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

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Reviewed by Justin on 18/9/2017

I was very happy with the service Darren provided. He completed the task in hand. I would recommend him based on my experience.

Whetherseal have built up a huge reputation based on honesty and customer care, our aim is to build on that reputation, we cut out the middle man (e.g. No sales men, no phone calls etc.) to offer you the lowest price possible.

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

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Reviewed by John on 18/9/2017

Paid £500 for 3 hours works(came at 16;30-finished 19;30), gutters was clean I believed. But leaking as the same( or worse than before). Very disappointed about the service. I will not use WeatherSeal nor recommend to anyone. And i am looking for a full refund and compensation. Typical cow boys builder, 10 years guarantee? Do the best you can?

DBS Joinery & Building Services as been trading 12 years as a company but I have been in the trade 21 years. I did my apprenticeship to level 3 Joinery and been working on all aspects of Joinery and building since then on large and small contracts.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Cellar & Basement Conversion, Conservatory, Garage Conversion, House extension

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Reviewed by Jane on 18/9/2017

A very hardworker ,does a fantastic job, pays attention to detail. dave is reliable and id recommend him to everybody.... thanks dave for the fantastic job you did for us

Hello and welcome to Hillierdevelopments My name is perry onwer of Hillierdevelopments If you are thinking of renovating your home,building an extension, or changing your roof. Hillierdevelopments has a local and trusted construction business

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

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Reviewed by Ben on 18/9/2017

Had my loft boarded out and a loft ladder/hatch fitted by Perry and his team. Perry was very polite and punctual. The work area was protected with sheeting and was cleaned/hovered on completion of works. The amount charged for the work was very competitive, and I am very happy with the standard of work for the money. Would definitely recommend Hillier Developments.

With Handymen you can expect a friendly and professional service at all times. Our aim is to fill the gap within the home maintenance and improvement market where it is hard to find people who will come and do those small jobs as well around your home.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Bathroom Repair, Garden Wall, Pointing / Repointing

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Reviewed by James on 18/9/2017

Luke turned up early and listened to all work I needed done. He was very careful to check for wires and advised us not to hang an item up as there would have been an issue with wires. He was very friendly, chatty and completed all the work to an excellent standard. Can't fault him, thanks Luke!

Hi Im Den your local builder i can improve any aspect of the inside of your home from kitchens / bathrooms / decorating to carpentry I have 20 years experience and have undertaken all sots of projects from decorating a room to a complete refurbishment

Trades serviced: Home improvements, Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Electric underfloor heating, Laminate Flooring

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Reviewed by Joan on 18/9/2017

I was Very pleased with every aspect of the yo Job very nice chap would recomend him to every body

Trades serviced: Wooden / Metal / Wire fences, Wooden / Metal gates, Garden Clearance, Garden Maintenance, Lawn care services - grass cutting / turfing / seeding, Landscaping

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Reviewed by Lindsay on 18/9/2017

Excellent job, very tidy all debris taken away. Would highly recommend and definitely would use them again

As a family run company our reputation is built on 30 years experience and an obsession for customer satisfaction. We offer a variety of trades to home owners

Trades serviced: Chimney Building / Repair, Pointing / Repointing, Conservatory, Garage Conversion, House extension, Home improvements

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Reviewed by Paul on 18/9/2017

A thoroughly professional job was carried out by these guys - special mention to Tom who lead the team carrying out the work at my father's property. I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending this company - good stuff from DB Building Services!

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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How our service works

  1. Create a job - it's free

    We'll connect you with the right tradesmen, from over 30 different trades.

  2. Get quotes

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  3. Check ratings

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  4. Pick a tradesperson

    Use our homeowner checklist for extra tips on choosing a tradesperson.

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    Leave a rating for your tradesperson based on quality, reliablity and value.