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January 5, 2018

Need a New Kitchen

Filed under: DIY,England — Tags: , , , , — needahand @ 4:03 pm

Need a New Kitchen? – When your old kitchen is getting tatty and worn out you need to make a decision about whether to replace it with a brand new one, tart up the old one or maybe replace the unit doors to make it look like new. While it might be possible for you to do this yourself if you are a DIY freak, it is more likely that you will want to call in a local kitchen fitter to do the job. These days kitchen fitting is a trade all of its own, whereby in former times it would have been a carpenter who did this job for you. While carpenters are often still quite capable of fitting a kitchen, specialist kitchen fitters are used to the many designs and styles of modern fitted kitchens and will be aware of the many problems that may occur when fitting them. So specialization is the key here and your local specialist kitchen fitter will be the best person for the job. Some makes of kitchen may throw up so many problems that your kitchen fitter may even refuse to fit such a kitchen, I have heard of this happening with B&Q kitchens in particular. But in most instances your local kitchen fitter will tackle whatever kitchen you have ordered or may design and help you order the kitchen on your behalf.

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June 26, 2017

Get a Carpenter

Filed under: DIY,England,United Kingdom — Tags: , , , , — needahand @ 5:54 pm

Get a Carpenter: When you have renovations to do in your home and much of the work involves the use of wood then you should be looking for  a qualified carpenter to help you out with your project. Carpenters can generally do a huge amount of general building work though will not usually get involved with plumbing, electrics or bricklaying. For those of you who like to do a bit of DIY, you might be tempted to have a go at the work yourself but make sure that you are capable of the work before starting, because it can be more expensive to get it put right by an expert later. For jobs ranging from hanging an internal door to installing a brand new roof, your local carpenter should be perfectly able to do a fantastic job on your property. Before choosing a particular carpenter, it might be a good idea to get recommendations from friends and family, as word of mouth recommendations are normally the best kind and someone who has already proven that they are capable are likely to do a good job for you as well. Make sure you get an accurate quote from your carpenter before the work starts so that there are no arguments later on

February 3, 2016

Flat Pack Furniture Assembly

Filed under: Services,United Kingdom — Tags: , , , — needahand @ 12:40 am

Flat Pack Furniture Assembly – I’m sure we have all had run-ins with flat pack furniture at some time or another, and I’m also sure that the experience was far from a pleasant one! It all looks so simple when you study the instruction sheet (and do you really check that all those bits are in the pack?) and then when you finally get started you find that you have glued the dowels in the wrong holes, fitted a shelf on back to front, or tried to do it on your own and the whole thing has collapsed through lack of support. Call in the flat pack assembly man, probably your local handyman, and he will help you work through this onerous task.

January 19, 2016

Aylesbury Handyman

Filed under: England,Services,United Kingdom,Websites — Tags: , , , — needahand @ 12:31 pm

Aylesbury Handyman – If you live in the Aylesbury area and are looking for handyman services you should consider visiting the “Aylesbury Carpentry and Handyman Service” website where you can view photos of all the latest jobs carried out by this handyman and get contact details to get a free quote for any handyman job that you currently have at hand. Pete will gladly come round, offer advice and work out an estimate for you.

Visit the website here ->>> Aylesbury Carpenter and Handyman Service

October 26, 2015

Becoming a Carpenter in the UK

Filed under: Services,United Kingdom — Tags: , — needahand @ 11:49 am

Becoming a Carpenter in the UK – Carpenters and joiners install and build timber fixtures and fittings. They will apply their skills in many areas, for instance on fitting out retail units and pubs, erecting film and television scenery and sets, along with traditional building and construction sites.

If you love working with wood and have a yen to use your practical capabilities in a positive way, carpentry and joinery could possibly be an excellent profession for you.

The main requirements for this trade are an eye for detail, good mathematical skills for working out sizes and measurements and the ability to follow technical blueprints and plans.

Potential employers typically want people with at least some construction experience along with some relevant qualifications, City and Guilds for instance. You might start out as a carpenter’s mate or perhaps even a labourer simply to get some valuable site experience, then afterwards get some more training in order to qualify as a tradesman carpenter. Apprenticeships are another common way to enter into this rewarding profession particularly for young people, and should be taken up whenever the opportunity presents itself.

Some tasks that a trained carpenter might accomplish include: wooden joist installation and replacement, kitchen fitting, assembly or construction of summerhouses, shopfitting, loft conversions, installing of loft ladders, window replacement and installation, general woodworking projects, flat pack furniture assembly, carpentry for extensions and renovations, external doors fitting and replacement, general carpentry maintenance, internal doors fitting and replacement, shuttering and formwork, timber gazebos and pergolas, replacement and new roofing, staircase replacement and fitting, bespoke gates, partition walls and studding, cabinet making and joinery, dry lining, replacement and fitting of architraves and skirting boards, timber flooring, hand rails and bannisters, to name but a few.

All in all carpentry is a rewarding career that you can follow all your life and get a good income from.

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