Carpenters and joiners complete a four year apprenticeship. I left college with City & Guilds qualifications in Advanced Carpentry, Site Management and a professional qualification with The Chartered Institute of Builders.
I am lucky that I have a passion for the job I do. I am not saying every day is a sunny one but there really is nothing to compare to the pride and contentment of the smile on a client's face of a good job or project completed.
"An all round positive experience with Paul. He was knowledgable and sorted out the problem quickly and without fuss. I would recomend him to friends and family." Thanks Paul. May 2020, Mrs E, Oxford
"Paul was very friendly, helpful and efficient. He went the extra mile. I would be very happy to recommend him. Neat work and a great attitude!". March 2020 Ms Wright, Didcot
"Paul is a very pleasant person. He was on time and did the job right in less time. He has a very good personality and even helped fix my trampoline for free. I will recomend Paul anytime to anyone." Mrs Jasmin, March 2020, Abingdon
"Excellent work and service" March 2020, Mr. C, Abingdon
'Paul completed work on the exterior of my house to a very high standard: identifying and replacing wood panels, decorating thoroughly using all appropriate preparation, clearing and repairing gutters. Paul's knowledge of house construction enabled him to work efficiently; sorting out problems as he came across them. He is reliable, trustworthy and courteous. I recommend him without reservation.' Mrs M. Long Wittenham December 2020
"Thanks Paul, the bookcase looks fantastic". June 2020, Mr C. Oxford
"Such a good tradesmen. Polite and pleasant great problem solver. Clean and great work on finishing off to high standards
And even offered alternatives for tricky bits." Miss Tanday, July 2020
"Our garden furniture looks great, thankyou", June 2020, Mr. C, Oxford
"Paul turned up when he said he would and worked quickly and quietly. I am happy with the work he did and would contact him again for other jobs when they occur" March 2020, Mrs Broad, Oxford
Paul arrived exactly on time. He worked at a terrific pace, and to a high standard. Very impressive. What more can you ask ? John A, October 2020, Abingdon.
"Paul arrived exactly on time, courteous, polite and the repair done quickly and efficiently. Very pleased would highly recommend", June 2017 Mr. F. Wantage
Paul fitted new internal doors and handles in a rental property I own in Abingdon. He was on time, did the work to a very high standard and left the house spotless afterwards. I would recommend him to anyone looking for carpentry services. Thank you for you excellent work, Paul! Mr. B, Abingdon. January 2021
Paul worked quickly, efficiently, and with great skill at my property. I had rough ideas of what I wanted done, and he came up with better solutions in all cases, costing them very fairly and completing them very quickly. The finish was excellent, and he left the site clear each evening. Paul designed and built a heavy duty set of deep shelves for art materials in a spare room; decorative cladding to cover a boiler; installation of bespoke shelving in a pantry; and designing and building a set of shelving and cupboard to accommodate a record collection, while fitting in with the 1930s decor around it.
He also hung 5 oak doors in the house, and advised on sourcing the locks/mortices/etc. All required significant adjustment by him to accommodate the quirks of the house.
I would warmly recommend his services without reservation and would certainly approach him again in future. Mr. O, Oxford 2021
"Paul built a brilliant set of floor to ceiling bookshelves for us, with 'secret' door through to downstairs toilet. Despite disruption caused by lockdown, it came together perfectly and we're delighted with the results." Mr. M, February 2021
"Paul is an excellent craftsman. He replaced all our internal downstairs doors to time and budget with a high standard of workmanship. We would recommend his services."
Jane and Bruce Gibson. January 2021
"Paul did a great job in installing a new kitchen door and frame. He spent enough time to make sure that everything was properly aligned and well finished. His communication was excellent and his prices are very reasonable. Highly recommended." Prof. P. March 2021
"Paul was so helpful when I asked him to repair a window frame. He came up with a cost-effective solution that was efficiently carried out.
Excellent service." Oxford 2021
recently carried out work on my house fixing very squeaky floor boards and stairs.
He is very professional and explains what needs to be done.
He arrives at the on time.
I was very pleased with the work he carried out." Mr. P. Abingdon 2021
Wherever possible I will provide a quotation as opposed to an estimate for all work.
Estimate; A builder could quote say £45,000 for an extension, on completion of the contract they could charge £55,000, well it was only an estimate.
Quotation; A written quotation will detail all the proposed work and its' cost. The amount I quote is the amount you will be invoiced. If the client requires variations to the quotation or extra work is needed it will be completed to an agreed cost. Please see my Terms & Conditions