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Were a reliable and trustworthy company who put the customers needs first and prioritise your need and demands. Very competitive rates and quailty workmanship.

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Reviewed by Gev on 20/8/2018

Kevin and his team worked hard to get the existing soffits out as they were very firmly screwed in with limited access to get at the retaining screws - they persevered and did a neat job. Will have Kevin back for some further work if the price is right! Good quality job done by a gut who takes pride on his work

Hi my name is Wayne, I'm a handyman which I do plumbing roofing tiling painting more so most Job's I can do etc, With good tools will do a good job, Many thanks Wayne.

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Reviewed by gavin on 20/8/2018

Wayne responded within 5 minutes and arrived within 30 minutes. They identified the problem and its root cause, rather than offering a quick fix. They worked quickly and cleanly and showed no sign of stopping until the problem was solved. Highly recommended and would use again for any work around the home. Thank you for a job well done.

Hi we are a professional and dedicated Tiler's with more than 18 years experience in all aspects of floor & wall tiling.

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Reviewed by Paul on 20/8/2018

Adrian came at very short notice, was able to fit in the work very quickly, was very pleasant to work with and did a great job - thank you!

We are Spotless pressure washing services Quality clean hard working polite and reliable. We transform property’s with our work using the latest industrial Honda pressure washers and equipment the same results cannot be produced with standard equipment. Fully insured. No jobs to big or small. Instagram: spotlesspressurewash Free quotation and unbeatable prices. customer references available.

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Reviewed by James on 20/8/2018

It wasn't Gabriel who did the job in the end (interior wall painting) but a couple of his relatives - it seems to be a family business - but they did a great job and were very friendly and considerate too. Turned up on time and were very professional. Thoroughly recommended.

Hi ,my name is Ionut .I have more than 10 years in construction business and aroun 7 like tiler.I used to work in usa 6 years and in Europe another 4.

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Reviewed by Vicki on 20/8/2018

Excellent knowledge; everything completed as agreed.

F S JOINERY is a skilled Joiner with over 25 years time-served on building sites and private jobs. I undertake all types of joinery work. We offer reasonable no obligation quote and prompt and efficient service. No job is too big or too small.

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Reviewed by keith on 20/8/2018

Very professional

Garden Designers and Professional Landscaping Services Driveway,Patio and Paving expert We undertake both hard and soft landscaping work including paving,monoblocking,walls,steps,fencing,decking,turfing and artificial grass. We also carry out extensions and renovation work to our clients existing properties We are fully insured and all work is guaranteed We have over 25 years in the industry. When you work with us you receive work above industry standard. We are immenseley proud of our ability to design and install highly functional paving and landscaping solutions for our clients.From new driveways to replacement patios,paths and walls to complete garden redesign. No job is too big or too small. Our friendly,cheerful approach ensures an efficient, reliable service is provided with minimal disruption to your daily life. We are a reliable team and will provide you with a highly professional service for the best possible price. Our independent status allows us to source a wide range of products from many suppliers,giving us freedom to provide an unparalled service. At this company we do things properly,no corners cut and never an unhappy customer. It really is that simple!!!

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Reviewed by Mike on 20/8/2018

I have NO reason not to recommend Murdoch Paving as job was done to a high standard and was always kept updated on what the plans were and what they were doing at all times. Kept the area of work clean and tidy at all times Job completed on time Would definitely recommend 100% ???????????? Thanks Paul

Coastal Roofing and Building is a reputable roofing and building company We pride ourselves on providing high-quality work at competitive prices Our skilled craftsmen are highly reliable, friendly and professional. We ensure complete customer satisfaction

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Reviewed by Lowri on 20/8/2018

We needed the lead valley replacing. They were on time, did an amazingly thorough job and were very reasonable. Communication was easy and frequent. Would highly recommend and would definitely use again.

We offer a range of services from carpentry, painting and decorating, carpet fitting, bricklaying.

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Reviewed by Mary on 20/8/2018

Was disappointed at James'insistence that the 87 year old lady employing them quoted £250 but this was clearly stated as UNDER £250 on the advert. They did not accept any less. I find the price too high as others would have done it for considerably less I have found out since. They both worked well.

Im a fully qualified plumber and tiler with over 17 years experience, I have now have a great squad of lads from different building trades working for me, bricklayers sparkys joiners etc. For house extensions and renovations

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Reviewed by Angie on 20/8/2018

Have had water coming through walls With no obvious sign of where it is coming from . Carl did the job there and then and repointed some brickwork and filled in the obvious gaps. very reasonable price and good job and fingers crossed it’s sorted.

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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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