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Inspired Glazing

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Inspired Glazing is a leading supplier and fitter of uPVC and Aluminium windows along with Bifold and Composite Doors
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Garden | Sheds

London - NW2

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an area of 7x18 m requires clearance (ivy and old composed heap) and design to accommodate a shed, wilding area and a trampoline for children. are you the property owner: relative of owner do you hav...

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27 Jun

Garden | Decking

London - N1

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90foot garden to be levelled then split into 3 sections. paving,decking & grass are you the property owner: tenant (with permission) property type: semi detached do you have a: large garden garden typ...

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Garden | Decking

London - N1

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90foot garden to be levelled then split into 3 sections. paving,decking & grass are you the property owner: tenant (with permission) property type: semi detached do you have a: large garden garden typ...

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20 Jun

Kitchen | Fitting

London - SE16

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Hello. A few years ago, we had a Magnet Kitchens installed in our house, and very well it has performed too. Part of the kitchen comprised a pair of ‘slide out’ corner cupboard storage floor...

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Garden | Decking

London - N1

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90foot garden to be levelled then split into 3 sections. paving,decking & grass are you the property owner: tenant (with permission) property type: semi detached do you have a: large garden garden typ...

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18 Jun

Garden | Sheds

London - N1

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customer made an online enquiry for garden shed and confirmed on email they would like a call with a carpenter to discuss prices.please call to arrange an appointment to quote. are you the property ow...

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13 Jun

Interior work | Stud Walls

London - NW1

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hello, we are looking for stud wall installation across the perimeter wall of our entire space, estimated linear meterage around 127m. with a total of around 420 sq/ms stud walling. 6/7 corners along ...

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09 Jun

Flooring | Wooden

London - SE13

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replace carpet by wooden floors are you the property owner: owner of the property how many rooms are you looking to update with wood flooring: 1-2 rooms what level of service do you require: supply an...

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Garden | Sheds

London - SE3

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29 May

Kitchen | Fitting

London - NW9

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Fit 1 new cupboard door to kitchen cupboard

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24 May

Kitchen | Fitting

London - W5

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we need someone who will remove an existing kitchen, prep for an install, and then install a kitchen based on the spec we will provide. we don’t need any appliances; these will be supplied by our de...

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23 May

Garden | Decking

London - SE27

Enquiry from: Francesca G

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currently i have a garden which is roughly 8metres by 4metres and is all decking. i am looking for someone to remove all the decking, lay down new decking for half of the garden and lay down turf for...

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18 May

Garden | Decking

London - SE23

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i would on my garden to be landscaped are you the property owner: owner of the property garden type: back garden do you have a design: no, but i am open to ideas work required: planting, lawn/turfing,...

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17 May

Flooring | Wooden

London - SE23

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all floorboards lifted and joists straightened with faring pieces to a specific height, floorboards laid down and broken floorboards replaced. total floor space - 74m2. are you the property owner: own...

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Garden | Decking

London - SE23

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Garden | Sheds

London - E13

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l shaped tiled pathway from the shed to the back alley door are you the property owner: owner of the property property type: semi detached roughly the size of your garden: 21-30 m2 garden type: back ...

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Carpentry

London - SW16

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entrance steps damp penetration from the top of the concrete steps through the concrete which is causing the steel reinforcement to corrode and expand and 'blow' the surrounding concrete. are you the...

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11 May

Carpentry

London - E5

Enquiry from: Raquel V

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i would like to get a door fitted for an opening of 138 cm, in this style: folding door, black, with either mirror on one side, or frosted glass. could you give me an estimate of your price, for the d...

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Carpentry

London - N21

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carpenter to box off underneath stairs are you the property owner: owner of the property property type: semi detached what type of job are you looking to have done: other do you require a door(s): non...

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05 May

Interior work | Stud Walls

London - NW5

Enquiry from: Alexander R

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Hi for a client I want to divide a 4000x3700 room in 3 so there is a 1000x2200m lobby and 2 small bedrooms. Ceiling height is 2500 I have a plasterer I want to use, so just need cost of studwork, door...

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How much do Carpenter services cost?

Do you have a need for a carpenter in or around your house? If yes, then one of the first things you’d probably want to know is the exact amount it would cost to get the project over the line. Now, carpenters are skilled craftsmen that are able to make things with wood and fabricate all sorts of wood constructions. The price charged by carpenters are determined by a wide range of factors which makes it nearly impossible to provide a short and accurate estimate without having a look at your unique requirements. In this post, we’re going to give you an in-depth insight into general carpentry charges while also considering some of the influencing factors. Let’s take a look!

Some of the most common factors that determines the price charged by a carpenter includes the project type, the size as well as scope of the project, the location of project, ease of access, experience and qualification of the carpenter and lots more. For instance, if the job is a minor one such as building a shed, it’ll cost a lot less than something more complex which requires a bit more experience like constructing a staircase. In general, building a shed will have a labour cost within the range of £150 to about £250, while a staircase construction will require a labour cost in between £1,000 to £1,500. For general carpentry, you can expect to pay within the range of £20 to £30 hourly rate depending on a number of factors which are stated above. It’s also important to state that while some carpenters charge per hour, others by the day and several of their projects will be charged at fixed prices.

The table reveals the kinds of work that Carpenters normally do and also the regular cost range of these jobs. Some tasks take longer to finish than others so costs do differ by task.

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The average price
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Carpenter job Carpenter cost in 2022
Kitchen Fitting in London £975-£3,665
Carpenters and joiners in London £375-£575
Plasterboard dry lining in London £519-£739
Wood flooring in London £445-£765
Wooden decking in London £1,125-£1,725
Garden shed in London £450-£690
Wooden window repair in London £320-£480

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Carpenter FAQs

How to lay solid wood flooring on floorboards?

Do you have existing floorboards and wish to fit new solid wood floor over it? If you’re planning to go for a DIY effort, there are a number of things you should put into consideration before you even get started. Firstly, you should have it in mind that existing softwood floorboards are usually not flat, implying that the surface of the existing might not be ideal to serve as the foundation on which to put your new solid wood flooring. Secondly, if you’re going to lay the new solid floor on the existing floorboards, it would be wise to select wood that is a minimum of 18mm thick to make your new solid wood flooring a lot more stable.

If you discover that your old floor is not too even, there are two option you can consider to protect your investment. You can lay the new floor at a 90 degree angle over the existing one. In other words, you should lay the new floor lengthways if the old one is laid widthways. Using this technique alongside a method of fitting referred to as secret nailing will go a long way to make sure your installation efforts is a successful one.

The second option you can put into consideration when laying solid wood flooring over old ones is to lay chipboard or plywood over the existing floor prior to the installation of the new floor. Here, there will be an increase in the cost of your installation, however it will be more reliable and durable as it assists in ensuring the stability of your new flooring. Some benefits that comes with this option includes the freedom to lay the new solid wood flooring in any direction you want as well as the freedom to use any fitting method you deem fit. Click here to learn more about wood flooring.

How much does it cost to hang a door?

Check your Price's door installation cost calculator and charges guide will allow you to estimate both typical labours only costs for door hanging & installations, renovations and repairs as well as the total estimate for comprehensive door installation projects.

• Door & Frame Installation Job and the average Cost in £'s

• uPVC door installation including glazing & architrave costs around £90 per door

• uPVC french & patio door sets including glazing & architrave costs around £120 per pair

• Softwood french & patio door sets including architrave costs around £180 per door

• Hardwood french & patio door sets including architrave would cost around £250 per pair

• Softwood internal door hanging only would be around £40 per door

• Hardwood internal door hanging only would set you back around £48 per door

• Softwood external door hanging only is around £60 per door

• Hardwood external door hanging would cost around £70 per door

• Locks, letterboxes & door furniture timber doors are around £15 per Item

• Glazing £15 per pane

• Brick cut-outs single doors is around £60 per cut-out

• French or patio door brick cut-outs will be around £90 per cut-out

• New lintels will cost around £150 per lintel

Door Repair Costs and Charges

Estimate door mending labour charges by totalling the unit costs of the mandatory jobs. The complete door repair cost includes the total labour charge plus the cost of all parts, fixtures and fittings. A call out charge may be added on jobs totalling less than £100.

Average Cost of Door Repair Job

Replacement glazing units for uPVC doors will be around £15 per unit

Replacement glazing units for timber doors is around £20 per unit

Replacement door glass pined & putty will cost£30 per pane

Replacement handles are around £10 each and general repair work will cost you £25 per hour

Building & FENSA certificate charges

FENSA certificates are obligatory for maximum door replacements and new build setting up prices differ from council to council.

Average Cost of Window Repair Job: One to two doors will cost around £85

Average Cost of Door Fixtures & Fittings Removal Job

Removing internal doors will cost around £10

Removing internal door liners will cost around £15

Removing external timber doors will cost about £10

Removing External timber door frame will be around £20

Removing external uPVC door & frame removal will be around £30 and Rubbish disposal will cost £150 per ton.

How much does it cost to hire a carpenter?

Considerations

If you're thinking about making changes around your household that include working with wood, you ought to hire a local carpenter. Looking to fix a loose piece? Or looking for some drastic improvements? A carpentry expert might be the top choice.

General carpenters are expert woodsmen and know a variety of areas from grounds to gear. Maximum carpentry depends on a rudimentary set of skills which your worker may choose to build upon by specialising. For example, few carpenters have a talent for wood repair, building original constructions or manufacturing furniture.

Time

The extent of time it takes to complete a certain project is another consideration to be kept in mind. This is particularly essential if you are on a constricted timeline or dealing with time limitations. Most carpentry projects take about 13 hours to finish. Although, this is purely dependent on the intricacy of the project and the pre-arranged timeline you and your carpenter agree to.

The cost to hire a general carpenter in the UK amounts to £20 to £25 per hour on an average. Though, it is always imperative to speak with a professional in carpentry services about this.

General Carpentry Costs in the UK:

• National Minimum Cost is £20

• National Maximum Cost is £25

• The national average is around £22

Cost Comparison of Popular Carpentry Services in the UK (Average Hourly Rate):

• Furniture Refinishing is around £17

• A Cabinet Repair is around £23

• Finish Carpentry will set you back a minimum of £30

• General Carpentry is around £20

• Fine Woodworking is about £20

Carpentry is a brilliant method to improve your household and to help maintain its visual pleasantness. Finding a decent carpenter at the correct value is a vital area that needs undivided attention in terms of your project. Whether you're reinforcing your staircase or looking for a total renovation of the house that would change its look, a general carpenter will complete your project to the highest standards.

What is second fix carpentry?

Two of the commonly used terms in the UK and Irish construction industry is “First Fix and “Second Fix First fix encompasses all the work required to take a building from foundation to stroking plaster on the interior walls. This comprises of building walls, floors and ceilings, and implanting cables for electrical supply and pipes for water supply.

Some claim that First Fix starts after the shell of the building is complete, and ends when the walls are plastered. Some of the elements in the first fix are as follows.

• Drain runs: must be downhill and straight

• Spare conduits: drawstrings

• Soil pipes

• Copper pipes

• Normal pipes

• Doorbell

• Door frames

• Pocket doorframes

• Stairwell

• MVHR (mechanical heat recovery ventilation runs)

• Push-fit or other plastic piping

• Electrical back boxes

• Electricity cable runs

• Telephone, data and audio-visual cables

• Socket location

• Security

• Fire alarm

• Sound insulation

• Plasterboarding

It is to be kept in mind that the list goes on as there are several things that you can do when you are building a house from scratch and it is impossible to cover each and every aspect in detail.

The second fix includes all the work after the plastering of a complete house. These include linking cables to the electrical fittings, coupling pipes to the baths and sinks and fitting doors into doorframes. Second fix work requires a tidier finish than the first fix.

Carpenters, electricians and plumbers get a proper idea on the division of work. They will also be able to visit the construction site at different times.

Project managers can simply report it as the "first fix complete" or "the second fix 50% done" and others would very easily understand.

Regardless of the fact that a construction company might specialise in a certain form of fix, be it the first or the second, they are obligated to have a rudimentary understanding of both and are required to perform them from time to time.

How much is wood flooring?

The cost of wood flooring varies by the type of wood and by the finish required. As a guide though oak solid wood flooring cost about £35 - £45 per m2. The average wooden cost by material are approximately £40 per m2 for pine, £45 per m2 for cherry, £60 per m2 for maple and £75 per m2 for walnut. This price does exclude the laying of the flooring and the underlay required.

How to lay engineered wood flooring?

The cost of just the engineered wood flooringis from £18 to £73 per m2.

How to build decking on a slope?
You might think that building decking on a slope is a no-go, but it’s actually a great way to help you make use of your garden when the ground is sloping. It will provide you with a level surface that you can BBQ on as well as dine alfresco without finding that your meal is rolling down the table. But how do you build decking on a slope? Our guide in the FAQ above, ‘How to build a raised deck’, is the perfect solution – but we’ll break it down here if you just want to get an idea of what’s involved. Dig out the area If you’re laying on soil or turf, you’ll need to dig it out. Dig down and remove all the turf from the area and ensure that there are no weeds or stones in the area you’re going to build your decking on. Since you’re building on a slope, it will be hard to get it level, but dig out to a depth of 50mm and lay weed-control fabric with gravel over the top. Add posts and set with concrete Make holes for posts and add them in, ensuring they’re longer than you need. Make sure they’re level, then fill the holes with a concrete mix to set them in place. Build the outer frame Make sure you always work at the top of the slope when you’re building your decking, and measure where the highest point of the decking will be. Secure the 4 sides of the outer frame and factor in a 2mm fall for every metre of decking so rainwater can run off. Add joists Secure joists along your frame at 400mm intervals. If you get to the last joist and there will be more than a 400mm gap left at the end, add in an extra one for support. Lay your deck boards Screw your deck boards to the joists, ensuring that the deck boards are running in the opposite direction to the joists. For timber boards, you need to make sure you leave an expansion gap of 5-8mm. These steps should give you an idea of whether you want to have a go at building decking on a slope, or whether you want to leave it to the pros.
What is engineered wood flooring?

What Is Engineered Wood Flooring?

Engineered wood flooring is produced through the fixing of several layers of wood together with a solid wood as the top or wear layer. Due to its ability to hold its ground when faced with frequently changing temperature and humidity, it happens to be one of the most popular types of flooring. As a result of its ruggedness, engineered wood flooring can be easily fitted with under floor heating and in special areas like conservatories. And apart from its usually stunning visual appeal and ability to be floated over an underlay, the engineered wood flooring is even becoming a lot more popular amongst home and other property owners.

Given the fact that engineered wood flooring is made up of several layers of wood, it may be almost impossible to tell the difference between it and a solid wood flooring just by looking at both. It can also be mistaken for a laminate flooring which is basically an image of wooden flooring placed onto a high density fibreboard.

The planks of a engineered wood flooring is crafted in such a way to ensure the it does not expand or contract unlike the solid wood counterparts. What’s more? There are several benefits that comes with installing an engineered wood flooring. They include:

• Its very easy and simple to install

• When compared to solid wood flooring, it’s more cost effective.

• It can be utilized alongside an under floor heating

• It can be loose laid, meaning it does not need to be fixed in position

• It is available in multiple varieties of wood and finishes

• It can be incorporated alongside an underlay including thermal barriers

• It can be utilized in areas with a fluctuating humidity and temperature.

• It is available in different kinds of thickness.

Click here to learn more about wood flooring.

Carpenter help and advice

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Cost of Wooden Flooring Published: 15/07/2020 Wooden flooring has become a household favourite for a number of reasons. It’s especially used in living rooms and hallways because it has a great appearance, is hardwearing and doesn’t have to break the bank either. The good news with wooden flooring is that there are seemingly endless possibilities catering to people of all tastes […] Read this article
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