Top Notch Carpentry

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Top Notch Carpentry

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About Top Notch Carpentry

I am an Advanced City &Guilds carpenter with over 25 years experience in the building trade, I am also a lecturer in carpentry/joinery at a local F.E. College. I pride myself on completing all projects to a high standard at a fair price.

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Top Notch Carpentry rated for Builder in Dudley


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23 total ratings 0 last 30 days 0 last 6 months 0 last 12 months

11 Jun 2018


Brilliant guy, he came and dealt with a tricky job with no fuss. I will use on other projects and would highly recommend.

, WV4

23 May 2018

Carpenter / Joiner

very quick response

, DY8

06 Jan 2017

Carpenter / Joiner

Ed was excellant reliable and solved any problems without any hesitation would highly recommend.

, B18

28 Sep 2015

Carpenter / Joiner

Very q

, B23

20 Jun 2015

Carpenter / Joiner

Ed has been a fantastic tradesman, reliable, prompt, consistent and tidy. We have continued to have further works done by him including stud walls, stairs, skirtings and doors. All work has been done with great care, craftsmanship and attention to detail. We would highly recommend him.

, DY11

05 Jan 2016


Very professional, efficient and friendly. Highly recommended.

, B66

18 Feb 2015

Carpenter / Joiner

Ed did a great job re-fitting my internal doors. He was prompt, clean and a top bloke too. Will hire again. Thank you!

, WV16

30 Aug 2014

Kitchen Specialist

The job was very well done at a great price. Very polite and punctual. Would recommend

, B69

22 Jun 2014

Carpenter / Joiner

Great bloke. Did a really good job. Went out his way to work around tenants. Recommended and will be using again. Thx.

, DY3

21 Jan 2014


Excellent workmanship would highly recommend to anyone, the work was carried out and the finish is excellent - I was kept in touch throughout the process, arrived on time, excellent customer manner, very much a perfectionist and the finish reflects this - can't praise enough - thanks a million one very happy customer who will return

, WV14

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Alberta Einstine's question
Mon 18 May 2020 21:8pm

It is not what I need to know. It is what the tradesperson should do when they are given a possible job by you or anyone else. I do NOT accept quotes over the telephone at all as I believe that if they have not viewed the work, then I may be liable for add-ons on top of the blind quote given. You can be told any tale of what may be wrong whilst doing a job you asked them to do but as roofers know, not all people can climb a ladder to check on the possible miserable tale of woe they purport to have found! I am a realist and will not be badgered into accepting quotes if I feel that the person is not 100% reliable nor from one that gives you a quote over the telephone without seeing the work involved. I hope that you will take all I have written on board and accept the fact that although they may be part of your service tradesmen and have paid to have work alerts from you, further checks, I feel, are necessary by you which will eliminate the con men and there are many about as I have seen in the past. At nearly 74, I have experienced it all and, therefore, do NOT take anyone's word or guarantee of work over a telephone. I hope this answers your question as to why I did not respond immediately to Dean Hughes who seems grieved that he may have missed out on the job. The fact that he has complained about it to you says it all. Maybe that will be evidence enough that some are out for money and other work that may not originally be in the estimate or they will FIND something whilst on the job. For that and other reasons already stated, will you please let your workmen know that a telephone quote is not only not received as the true price after work has already been done but purely a sweetener with a low starting estimate to wet a clients appetite! That is all I have to say regarding the matter. You can do what you like with Mr. Hughes. It is your decision to re-imburse him or not. By jumping in and using a low figure without even seeing what has to be done, not taking photographs of the necessary work for the clients to view and ascertain the genuineness of the firm, gives me the creeps. I have already have had one ridiculous quotation which, on speaking to a qualified roofer I just happen to know and giving him the company's name, went down like a wet lettuce and a No, No was uttered. Never trust anyone that you have not met, assessed, considered and especially if they appear to be nothing more than jobbers hoping to make easy cash. This alone lady is not easily fooled having run a business herself. However, she does not have a man about the house and has to trust sites like yours which sometimes do not offer the best possible employees. Once bitten, twice shy and, at 74, do not require the hassle. If the person called Dean Hughes is grumbling about the money it has cost him to pay you your fees, remind him that I am entitled to get at least 3 others to quote and if I choose NOT to employ him, then that is my decision and it is up to him to sort it out with you. However, if you refund all moaning workmen, you would soon be a lot less in pocket, me things!

  • Edward Thompson's Answer
    Thu 21 May 2020 19:59pm

    Hi Jan You should have asked the "qualified roofer" that you know to do the job! Always better to use someone you know or recommended by a friend. Ed

Angela Greenwood's question
Mon 4 May 2020 13:41pm

Craig Gerrard (from this site) - CG Roofing - came to my property, did about 2 hours of work, then said he needed to go and get materials so I had to transfer £1100 to his bank, which I did. He never came back and now is not answering my telephone calls! What shall I do??

  • Edward Thompson's Answer
    Wed 6 May 2020 12:45pm

    Contact trading standards at your local council. Ed

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Top trades offered by Top Notch Carpentry


Garage Conversion

Home Improvements

Loft Conversion

Carpenter / Joiner

Wooden Staircases

Wooden Doors - Internal

Laminate Flooring

Floor fitters

Laminate Flooring

Solid Wood Flooring

Wooden Decking

Gardener / Landscape gardeners

Wooden Decking

Garden Shed / Playhouse

Artifical Grass / Astro Turf