Bristol Carpentry Joinery

About Me


Hello and thank you for visiting my website.

My experience

I always knew I wanted to be a carpenter and joiner because I love working with timber: I love the versatility and beauty of the product and I aim to only use sustainably sourced materials. I started my 3 year professional apprenticeship as soon as I left school at 16, whilst also studying for my City & Guilds Advanced Crafts qualification in both disciplines.

I now have more than 30 years experience, both on site and in the workshop, which I bring to the projects I work on. I offer a friendly professional service, and I listen to my clients and work with you to make sure that you get the results you want, and which you can feel proud to have in your home.

How I work / how we'll work together

Firstly, I'll visit your home to talk through your ideas and understand what you want from your project. It may be as simple as a new garden gate, or a full timber construction extension to your home:, each project is unique and is important to you as the client and we both want it to be right.

For period buildings

I make replica timber doors and windows, which will give you the insulative and security standards of today, whilst bringing back the beauty originally created by the craftsmen and women of the past.

Take a look at my work

Please take a look at my projects page here so you can get a flavour of the quality and range of my work.

What is the difference between a Carpenter and a Joiner?

I often meet people who are not quite sure, although they have a bit of an idea (and if you hail from the North of England, you will call a carpenter a joiner, so that can make it trickier to define!), so I thought it would be useful to give you the definition which works for me!

Joinery

A joiner joins pieces of wood using a range of joints, to create pieces which are made in the workshop, not on site. These would be things like bespoke doors, windows, staircases etc.

Carpentry

A carpenter , works exclusively on site, building the structures and installing the pieces which the joiner has made.

I have trained in both disciplines, so that I can work from start to finish on a project and understand how both work together.

I look forward to talking your project through with you.

Best wishes

Alan