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After succesfully running Cotswold Bathrooms and Plumbing for 4 years i have grown over time and becoming a very well trusted installer. we place a 3 Year Guarentee on all of our work we complete to give our customers peace of mind.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Bespoke kitchens

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Reviewed by Mark on 18/2/2018

Ben told me exactly what level of service I should expect and what he intended to deliver. He didn't disappoint. He was also very honest in explaining that aspects to the job were unnecessary so avoiding unnecessary cost. Highly recommended.

We are a WRAS certified plumbing maintenance company serving in the Bristol and Bath areas. All qualifications obtained via training with Access Academies in Cardiff. To discuss your job, get an estimate and / or arrange a quote, call Steve on the number above.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Drains - installation / unblocking / cleaning, Flat Pack Furniture Assembly

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Reviewed by Ali on 18/2/2018

This is the first time I have used this service. Once I had registered, I had a call within 10 mins. I then arranged a convenient time. Was very surprised Steve could do a Sunday, suited my perfectly. He text to say he was on his way. Arrived as expected. Had to pop out for a part, after fully explaining the situation, Cleaned up thoroughly. Left a really tidy job, I will certainly recommend Steve Edwards Plumbing (SPE Maintenance)

Reliable and Professional services.

Trades serviced: Brick / Block Paving, Cellar & Basement Conversion, Chimney Building / Repair, Conservatory, External Tiling

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Reviewed by Jonathan on 18/2/2018

A great service at a great price. Two really nice guys, very focussed on finishing every job to the best standard. Would very much recommend and will be using them again for a number of jobs moving forwards.

Time served full carpentry and joinery apprenticeship with advanced craft qualification. 25 years experience in the building industry mainly kitchen and bathroom floor and wall installation. Working to exacting standards at all times.

Trades serviced: Aerial & satellite dish installation, Air Conditioning / Refrigeration, Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair

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Reviewed by andrew on 18/2/2018

Fantastic Job, very professional quote and no unexpected costs. The guys turned up bang on time and finished on schedule. I have asked them to come back and do my 2 bathrooms I am that pleased with their work ! Thanks so much chaps .

Trades serviced: Bathroom Repair, Brick / Block Paving, Cellar & Basement Conversion, Demolition, Domestic House Cleaning: One off

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Reviewed by Mark on 18/2/2018

Dean did an excellent job with my TV wall. Would thoroughly recommend his services.

I'm Leon. I'm a time served carpenter with NVQ 1,2 and 3 qualifications.I have more than 10 years experience in Construction, I am new to rated people that's why I have no ratings.I can garantee quality, reliability. I look forward to your business.Thanks

Trades serviced: Bespoke furniture, Bespoke kitchens, Burglar Repairs, Cellar & Basement Conversion, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment

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Reviewed by Tina on 18/2/2018

Leon, did a great job of correcting shoddy workmanship by a previous so called joiner. He basically put the both of them to shame. He was professional from the outset from the initial quote and communicating timescales, materials etc. I was so impressed, I've asked him to do a few more jobs for me. I would highly recommend Leon, you will not be disappointed A*

Trades serviced: Brick & Stone Cleaning, Brick / Block Paving, Commercial pest control, Conservatory, Crown Reduction

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Reviewed by Steven on 18/2/2018

Walter turned up when he said he would and, in the course of a day and a half, jetwashed a path and patio and turned a messy, tired, end-of-winter garden into a smart, neat garden ready for summer. He pruned, weeded, replaced the garden edging and re-barked the garden. I couldn't have been happier with the result. More than happy to recommend him.

We provide all Building Work: Electrical,,Lighting,Wiring, Internal renovation, Kitchens ,Bathrooms, Through Walls,Ceilings, plastering,Skimming,External renovation,Pointing ,Extensions, loft Conversions, Garage Conversion

Trades serviced: Access Control / Door Entry, Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Brick & Stone Cleaning

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Reviewed by Paul on 18/2/2018

Great Job. Thank you. Would recommend again - prompt service and fair pricing.

The quality and beauty of a work go hand by hand.

Trades serviced: Bespoke furniture, Bespoke kitchens, Carpet fitters, Fitted bedrooms / Wardrobes, Floor Sanding & Finishing

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Reviewed by Craig on 18/2/2018

Great job by a very skilled tradesman. I’m very happy with the end result.

Hi. My name is Paul Bromby and I've been in the flooring & tiling trade for 40yrs. I fit most types of contract & domestic flooring, ceramic & natural stone, wood & sanding. Estimates are free, work is guaranteed and i'm covered for public liability.

Trades serviced: Carpet fitters, Electric underfloor heating, External Tiling, Flat Pack Furniture Assembly, Floor Sanding & Finishing

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Reviewed by sarah on 18/2/2018

Excellent job, very happy, thank you :-)

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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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