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Based in Chichester, West Sussex. We offer a host of gardening and handyman services from the small little things to complete projects. Aiming for customer satisfaction everytime.

Trades serviced: Wooden / Metal / Wire fences, Wooden / Metal gates, Garden Design, Garden Clearance, Garden Maintenance, Garden Wall

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Reviewed by Yuri on 25/9/2017

Never turn up for work, never replied to calls, what a waste of time.

EJB FLOORING is an independent Carpet and Flooring and Installation suppliers; with over 25 years experience. We can supply many brands of carpet and flooring at very competitive prices. Providing a complete Start to Finish package.

Trades serviced: Carpet fitters, Floor Sanding & Finishing, Laminate Flooring, Linoleum Flooring, Solid wood flooring

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Reviewed by Ben on 25/9/2017

Very happy with the service

We are a friendly ,reliable company with 17 years experience with the added bonus of being accredited by the construction award alliance and also city and guilds , so you can rest a sure that all work will be carried out to a high standard.

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 Mike on 25/9/2017

Very helpful, listened to what we needed and advised us well. Did the work quickly but well, and at an excellent price - recommended.

Honest realiable Time served joiner with over 20 years experience in all aspects of the building trade

Trades serviced: Garden Wall, Chimney Building / Repair, Pointing / Repointing, Stonework / Stone Cladding, Conservatory, Garage Conversion

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Reviewed by Mark on 25/9/2017

Excellent turned up no fuss at all got the job done. Good craftsmanship would recommend.

We are a small family run business specialising in all aspects of gardening maintenance also including patios and block paving, all aspects of guttering including facia's, external painting and all round property maintenance making ur home look great

Trades serviced: Garden Wall, Pointing / Repointing, Wooden Decking, Garden Shed / Playhouse, Wooden cladding /Fascias/ Soffits, External wall painting

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Reviewed by Tania on 25/9/2017

Reece was very professional and very polite. His quote was very fair, explained carefully what he was going to do and then carried the job out to the letter. I would defo use him again!

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.

Trades serviced: Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Garden Wall, Chimney Building / Repair, Pointing / Repointing, Stonework / Stone Cladding, Garage Conversion

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Reviewed by David on 25/9/2017

No complaints did what was required and a bit more Would use again

London Roofing is a Ltd sole trade company, we have experience in roofing, painting, flooring, fitting windows, plastering, We don't take deposit up front however it depends on the scale of the job Thank you.

Trades serviced: Floor Sanding & Finishing, Laminate Flooring, Solid wood flooring, Wooden cladding /Fascias/ Soffits, Internal Painting & Decorating, External wall painting

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Reviewed by John on 25/9/2017

"Second time we have used them and improved each time. Competitive on price, responsive and the painters were polite and efficient. Thoroughly recommend."

Elite Gutters have been well established for the past 8 yrs. We strive to improve and maintain homes in our local areas.We enjoy problem solving from leaking Gutters to leaking Roofs.We aim to be the best at the work we do ....

Trades serviced: Garden Wall, Chimney Building / Repair, Pointing / Repointing, Wooden Decking, Wooden cladding /Fascias/ Soffits, Wooden / Metal / Wire fences

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Reviewed by Adam on 25/9/2017

Came to give a price as agreed and did the work and completed same day very quick response and was very happy with the job done would use again

We are a professional paving company with 18 years of experience in this field. Offering a trustworthy and reliable service in block paving, resin bond, ,rubber floor play areas, fencing & landscaping, internal plastering All work guaranteed

Trades serviced: Plaster Skimming, Wooden / Metal / Wire fences, Wooden / Metal gates, Landscaping, Brick / Block Paving, Stone / Concrete Paving

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Reviewed by Joanne on 25/9/2017

Daniel was friendly, reliable and extremely professional from the beginning to the end of the job. The standard of work was excellent I would not hesitate to recommended him to anyone.

My name is Chris. I've been working as a full time qualified Plumber since 2012. I can carry out most aspects of both commercial and domestic plumbing from first fix to second fix. I'm also Just as happy to fix a small leak as I am a full refurb.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment, Electric underfloor heating, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing

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Reviewed by Barbara on 25/9/2017

Charming young man, absolutely bang on time, several times. Once it was decided exactly what was needed, Chris's work was exemplary; Speedy, precise and super clean. Very well done job, I would not hesitate to recommend him.

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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