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Little Earth

Hiring a carpenter tricky, you need to fins someone who has a balance of attention to detail and quality with having the right vision for what you want to achieve

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Paul Freeman Carpentry

I'm a joiner by trade and a carpenter by choice. I trained in an architectural joinery doing all sorts from sweeping the floor to selecting veneers at suppliers. I have a small home workshop in which I make doors, stairs and other one off items. I also do site work both commercial and domestic.

Being exposed to new and varied ideas just adds to what I as a professional bring to the table.

39 years ago when I started my apprenticeship you could be a carpenter or a joiner. Carpenters on site and joiners in the workshop with occasional days or weeks fitting at the end users premises.

Over those years things have changed, traditional joinery items such as doors, windows, kitchens and much more have been hived off and created other sectors, "In my opinion not always for the better!"

On a previous occasion when renewing my insurance I was asked what do you do? i.e. "do you fit kitchens?" "because that's a different trade!" "What!!!" "No its not!!" was my response. Herein lies the problem!

I could go on about schemes and organisations created to offer end user confidence, where you pay to offer faux confidence but that's another story!

Decide what you want, have an idea of how you think it will look in your home, then try to find a suitable tradesman to translate your ideas into reality.

As a tradesman I believe you are only as good as your last job!


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Walk Interior Architecture & Design

regardless of who you appoint - a design is 'essential' getting the purpose, size, specs/finishes & style etc planned is the priority. it will also work with or be part of an overall room/scheme. so should not be considered a stand alone element. ensure drawings & specs are approved so expectations & budgets are met

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