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We are a family company with over 20 years experience working throughout Cyprus , Greece and Italy. We registered our company in the UK in January 2018. We hope to grow our business through our reputation for quality workmanship and recommendation from our growing number of satisfied customers

Trades serviced: Brick / Block Paving, Cellar & Basement Conversion, Chimney Building / Repair, Conservatory, Door / Window painting

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Reviewed by Colin on 22/2/2018

We took a chance on a new company and were pleased with both value for money and workmanship. Seeing the quality of work we increased the job to include replacing the toilet, plastering and replacing the skirting board. Gabrielle's project management was excellent, (including sourcing and transporting a new toilet complete with all fittings). They removed shoes through the house and put left over tiles and plaster in the garage for us. Be prepared for long working days! More than happy to recommend them.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation, Bathroom Repair, Bespoke furniture, Bespoke kitchens

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Reviewed by Ruth on 22/2/2018

Very happy. Thank you. Prompt, friendly, knew what he was doing, went over and above the basic job. I would definitely recommend.

Jc landscaping is a family run buisness with 100s of happy Customers no job to big or to small all aspects of landscaping & roofing

Trades serviced: Brick / Block Paving, Chimney Building / Repair, Crown Reduction, Crown Thinning, Door / Window painting

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Reviewed by Colin on 22/2/2018

Work was carried out to satisfaction the original job was for repointing the chimney however we were pleased how the job was done and decided to go ahead to have the Roof of the house cleaned and treated which now looks like new and also the block paving driveway Was grubby with weeds growing and they cleaned that it now looks like it's just been laid and treated with weed killer and sealed really good job .

First call co op was established 7 years ago, we are based in Neath, we offer all aspects of home improvements, landscape gardening and cleaning services.

Trades serviced: Brick / Block Paving, Decorative Cornicing / Plasterwork, Door / Window painting, Electric underfloor heating, External Rendering

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Reviewed by Matthew on 22/2/2018

After just having my kitchen tiled by Kirk I would highly recommend his services to anyone looking for a hardworking, quality trades person. Determined to finish the job to a high standard aswel as being professional and polite throughout the work. Would like to say a big thank you and will definitely be using him again.

Hi, I'm Darren with 16 years experience in the double glazing industry. I am capable of doing all UPVC, conservatories, guttering, and fascias. Not only that my partner and I have also been doing painting and decorating for the last 8 years.

Trades serviced: Conservatory, Decorative Glazing, Door / Window painting, External wall painting, Garage Conversion

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Reviewed by Rahul on 22/2/2018

Excellent work done. Turns up when he says. Highly recommended.

Your local electrician for Slough, Windsor, Reading and west London area. If you are in need of an electrician for breakdown and electrical emergency services with no call out fee, you needn't look further than me...Jas Dhillon

Trades serviced: Access Control / Door Entry, Aerial & satellite dish installation, Bespoke furniture, Bespoke kitchens, Burglar, security & intruder alarm installation

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Reviewed by George on 22/2/2018

Jas and his team did an excellent job in what turned out to be an electrical wiring nightmare. They maintained their professionalism throughout, and were cordial and hardworking. Highly recommended, and will use again.

We are a family business, specialising in high quality bespoke plastering. We are committed to providing excellent customer satisfaction for both plastering and building services. We have many years experience and have full public liability insurance.

Trades serviced: Bathroom Installation, Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Bespoke furniture, Bespoke kitchens, Brick & Stone Cleaning

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Reviewed by Ian on 22/2/2018

Did an excellent job. Was a very presentable person, A prompt and conscientious worker. I would highly recommend.

Specialist plasterer and renovator. Years of experience in all aspects of building works. Confident and competent to transform any property. Passion for gardening/maintenance of properties inside and out.To me the first impression is a lasting impression.

Trades serviced: Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing, Bespoke kitchens, Cellar & Basement Conversion, Chimney Building / Repair, Complete Bathroom Refurbishment

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Reviewed by Liz on 22/2/2018

Gary was professional, punctual and has done a brilliant job on our bedroom and lounge. A completely trustworthy guy who was willing to offer advice and explain everything to me. I couldn't recommend him highly enough and will not hesitate to call him for any future work. Thanks so much for your hard work on our house.

We are two fully qualified Carpenters with advanced craft qualifications. We specialise in high quality workmanship in the carpentry and building sectors.

Trades serviced: Access Control / Door Entry, Aerial & satellite dish installation, Air Conditioning / Refrigeration, Bathroom Design, Bathroom Installation

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Reviewed by Annie on 22/2/2018

Unprofessional and unreliable. Didn't show up for the job I booked with them. No apology or phone call.

Cornwall based electrician, networking, CCTV and freeview engineer with 8 years experience in all aspects of installations no job too small!

Trades serviced: Aerial & satellite dish installation, CCTV installation, Digital Home Network, Electric underfloor heating, Electrical installation / Testing

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Reviewed by Mark on 22/2/2018

After missing the original appointment Mark turned up on time for the second. He was very friendly and has hopefully fixed our RCD tripping issue. He is also returning to fix a part we need as he didn't have one on his van. Thank you Mark.

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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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