General carpentry: All the odd jobs

General carpentry covering Hail Weston, St Neots, all Cambridgeshire and beyond!

We have pages on here covering specific projects such as timber frame buildings or kitchens and cabinets  but there are so many jobs, large or small that don’t quite fit in one category or another so we’ve included this page to cover the bits and bobs. 

All the odd things.

Often when our customers have tasks that don’t fit into a particular category they are reluctant to ask if or how these jobs can be completed, first let me say that if it’s made of or involves wood the chances are the YES we would be happy to give you a price for doing the job or at least recommend someone to you who could do it. JUST ASK.

If that’s not enough encouragement, then just to convince you I’m going to break the golden rule of modern, responsive, tactile web design and give you a giant list of odds and ends work that we will happily do. Sorry Steve Jobs.

 

Door stuff, window stuff  & trim carpentry

  • Custom made doors
  • Door hanging
  • Door adjustment
  • Door ironmongery repair or replacement
  • Architraves
  • Draught excluder fitting
  • Full window repair and restoration
  • Window ironmongery replacement and repair
  • Double glazing replacement / conversion
  • Secondary glazing
  • Replacement skirting boards
  • Dado rails
  • Picture rails
  • Wall paneling
  • Wall cladding
  • Staircase repairs
  • Balustrade, banister and spindle repair and replacement
  • Timber flooring, repairs, replacements and adjustments.

Kitchens

  • Obviously custom made kitchens
  • Kitchen fitting
  • Door & drawer repair
  • Door & drawer adjustment & new ironmongery, handles etc
  • Replacement doors, drawers & panels
  • Kitchen kickerboards, cornice and coving

Storage

  • Shelves of all types and materials
  • Built in storage
  • Alcove storage
  • Under stair cupboards
  • Storage racks, rails and other storage mechanisms
  • Shoe racks
  • Coat hanging
  • Toy & childrens stuff units
  • Freestanding & built in bookcases
  • Storage boxes, racks and units
  • Built in wardrobes
  • Replacement wardrobe doors & repairs

Gardens & Outdoor

Phew.

Finally just let me add that as well as all the above stuff, we’ve got a fully equipped workshop that we can make almost anything in and above and beyond on the standard selection of materials such as pine, oak, ply & mdf we work with almost any type of timber material as well as reclaimed materials.

Also we are experienced in all the standard timber finishing techniques such as quality hand painting, varnishing etc but we also offer a full spray service via our good friends at Peterborough wood finishes.

If in doubt ask, either we can help or we know someone that can.

 

Buildings

Buildings from reclaimed materials.

Truly unique buildings.

Barn with chicken coop
Showing off the integrated chicken coop in one of our larger buildings.

We specialise in making beautiful buildings, designed and built to create little worlds in your garden.

Our customers increasingly need a little extra space to work, think or relax and through individualized and thoughtful design we are able to make the absolute most out of even very small spaces, paying close attention both to the interior layout and decor as well as the way the building sits within the outdoor environment, through the seasons and over time so that our buildings ‘belong’ from day one.

How we think about design.

The last 10 years experience shows us that customers tend to have very clear ideas about how they want the building the ‘feel’ when its finished, these can be very specific ideas such how a shed or office will sit within their garden 6 months after the project is complete or how the light from the french doors will hit their favourite chair.

Building made from reclaimed wood & pallets
Pictures help a lot. Our customer gave us one picture and said “can you make this, but wider, lower & longer” Not a problem.

For us these small details a the key to getting a customer what they want, someone can talk about how much they love the feel of rough sawn timber joists and it readily brings forth many derivative or complimentary design ideas, whole designs can be extrapolated from a handful of seemingly minor details.

The factor that makes our design process work is that we listen to these details, customers may not always know the intricacies of how a building is constructed, but they can always find a few key features or qualities that matter to them, and all we do is listen to them, then draw, and design, and listen, again and again and again until we’ve captured it.

Why we like reclaimed materials..

Barn reclaimed to build garden office
This is not a broken barn, this another (smaller) building waiting to happen. In fact it made the building at the top of the page!

When your trying to build one of a kind structures standard materials and methods do not give you the freedom you need, thats why we like to combine the ease of conventional building materials with the beauty, intrest and integrity of reclaimed materials.

It could be reusing roof tiles, reusing rafters or using old scaffold boards for cladding, the inherent beauty of many older materials means is structural elements of a building can be aesthetic or decorative elements as well.

 

sotto voce…..

If you live in St neots, Hail Weston, Huntingdon or anywhere in PE19 click here to get a discount on any carpentry, joinery, building or custom woodwork project we complete for you.