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30 years of experience in Italy, with UK certifications and italian style in plumbing and heating,water implants, Springling systems, pipe fittings,Tiling, Flooring, Extension house,General building for interior and exterior

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Bathroom Repair, Garden Wall, Stonework / Stone Cladding

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Reviewed by Terrance on 8/8/2017

Antonio and Peter worked very hard and got us out of a mess with a previous installation. We were happy with the end result, couple of issues with some grout cracking but Antonio will happily come back and fix any issues. Communication was good as I was kept in the loop with decisions. They are also flexible around your schedule Tiling was great and plenty of original ideas to hide pipework and bath panel access. The bathroom looks great so spoken about a potential future kitchen job.

Trades serviced: Wooden staircases, Log Cabins / Timber Framed Building, Wooden Doors - Internal, Wooden Shutter, Floor Sanding & Finishing, Laminate Flooring

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Reviewed by Ashish on 8/8/2017

Excellent work. Will definitely use again.

JJB Roofing are one of the first Which? Trusted Traders and take pride in being trustworthy, efficient & great value. A free consultation and quote will be provided and we have many years experience in the industry and fantastic ratings from our customers

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

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Reviewed by Terry on 8/8/2017

job completed as requested and looking good.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Bathroom Repair, Home improvements, Log Cabins / Timber Framed Building

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Reviewed by Ross on 8/8/2017

Pawel and his team painted our house over three floors, we only have good words to say, good workmanship and completed job on time. We are very happy about the quality of their painting and we are happy to recommend them to anyone.

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

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Reviewed by Pippa on 8/8/2017

George and his team have been fantastic - very reliable, hardworking and did a great job. Will definitely be using you guys again! Thank you!!

We are a familly run business with over 30 years experience,covering all types of building work but more recently specialising in bathroom and kitchen renovations.

Trades serviced: Conservatory, House extension, Home improvements, Loft Conversion, Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation

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Reviewed by Ann on 8/8/2017

Fantastic refurbishment of my bathroom. Great job done.Arrived when they said they would, very clean , tidy workers and only took 2 days..100% workmanship.

At Lichfield Property Repairs we ensure a job is well done at a fair price. I have a vast knowledge of Roofing, 6035 in plumbing and due to over 10 years experience in property maintenance and renovation i am multi skilled, Fully registered and insured.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Bathroom Repair, Chimney Building / Repair, Pointing / Repointing

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Reviewed by Rebecca on 8/8/2017

Very friendly and punctual. Sorted the job quickly and to a high standard. Would definitely recommend

Father and sons Building.Team with international experience can do the makeover for your house. We believe that good service and good price is compatible. We can do small things and such a large jobs as well. You will be happy when the job will be done.

Trades serviced: Conservatory, Garage Conversion, Home improvements, Whole Internal Refurbishment, Bathroom Installation, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment

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Reviewed by Sedat on 8/8/2017

Very clean and tidy work done by polite gentelmen. Highly recommended.

Welcome to Top Coat Decorators. We are a small business based in Plymouth. We specialize in quality home painting, ceramic tiling, pressure washing, drywall & textured repairs, floor restoration, concrete staining and more. - Owner Cody Johnson.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Bathroom Repair, Garden Wall, Conservatory

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Reviewed by Chris on 8/8/2017

Cody was contacted to paint the exterior of our house. There were no hidden costs. He was courteous, reliable and hard working. He regularly checked any requirements we had throughout the work. We would be happy to recommend his work and use him again for any work in the future. Thanks Cody

Experienced and qualified joiner, specialising in fitting doors, wardrobes, fencing. No job too small.

Trades serviced: Wooden staircases, Log Cabins / Timber Framed Building, Wooden Doors - Internal, Wooden Shutter, Floor Sanding & Finishing, Laminate Flooring

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Reviewed by Mick on 8/8/2017

Tarique also corrected a couple of the previous carpenters poor jobs and we will will definitely be asking for his help in the future. We would highly recommend him.

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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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