Hiring a Carpenter

Handyman or Carpenter?

There are many different jobs a carpenter can do – they don’t only build furniture and fit kitchens, an experienced and talented carpenter can offer you a multitude of tasks that can really help enhance the look and style of the interior and exterior of your home. A handyman may be able to put together furniture, sheds and fencing yet a carpenter is a skilled individual who can not only put flat pack furniture together but can offer a few more unique services using their own skill in creating structures, frames and mouldings from timber.

building a summerhouseHere are just a few tasks that a skilled carpenter can carry out:

  • Constructing a Garden Shed (Customer Supplied)
  • Laying Oak / Solid & Hardwood Wood Flooring
  • Building Custom Made Furniture
  • Constructing Bedroom Wardrobe
  • Boarding Loft Space
  • Creating Wooden Sash Window Frames
  • Putting Together Garden Fencing
  • Fitting Skirting Boards
  • Constructing Door Frames & Hanging Doors

And a highly qualified carpenter can make the very best of your home by giving you a beautiful finish.


The most important thing to consider when hiring your carpenter is not the price; it’s their ability to create exactly what you want them to. Your tradesperson should be able to connect with your own ideas when it comes to making bespoke furniture and they will be able to vary their skills if you need a variety of services from them.

Experience & Skill

In cases of new homes and extensions or garden layouts, a carpenter with experience and the right tools will be able to put together differing parts of the finish you require. So if you need a completely bespoke kitchen that is constructed and designed to your tastes, or if you need wood flooring to be supplied and laid in a perfect manner then a great carpenter will be able to do those jobs for you so that you can rely on just one person or a team of carpenters under just one umbrella.

A team of carpenters who are experienced in working together with flooring, stair balustrades, skirting boards and more is a great asset for any company. Whilst a specialist carpenter who can concentrate on one project, such as building custom made furniture for your home, is an attractive resource too.

carpenter-fitting-kitchenTime & Prices

There are varying times to complete certain projects, of course, and this can be different at every single project. If you require skirting boards to be professionally fitted this could take half to full day and may cost in the region of £150 to £280. This figure would be based on whether skirting was supplied or not as well as the room size.

Other projects could be assembling garden sheds which could cost a day for one person. This may be anything up to £100 which is a great price for a qualified carpenter.

A larger project may be hanging new doors in a large house where old gaps need to be filled and the new door fittings need to be attached as well as the door itself working smoothly and fitting flush with the frame. In a large home where interior doors are required for, say, the downstairs rooms and four bedrooms, bathrooms and extra spaces it could take 4 days at between £400 to £780 with certain carpenters.


Summarising hiring a carpenter is quite simple for us – don’t choose the cheapest but opt for the skilled tradesman who has the experience and the motivation to commit themselves to your project. And, don’t always select the most expensive because it fits with your budget – you will not always get the very best value for money.

Choose to hire a carpenter who can work with you to meet your requirements, who listens, and who has the ability to create one-off furniture pieces, fit floors or carry out whole-house refurbishments.

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