I have been working as a domestic carpenter in the Kings Heath and Moseley areas since 1994
I find working on my own gives me the flexibility and autonomy I need to do quality work.
I believe in excellent customer service and building good relations with my customers. Many customers come to me with a set of ideas about something they would like to have built in their house and I love working with them to produce a design that I can build for them.
While it is difficult for me to compete with factory produced cupboards, wardrobes and shelf units, I can produce practical and elegant bespoke work that is designed to fit a particular space and according to the particular needs of the customer.
I hang a lot of doors and always allow sufficient time to make sure that the door is a good fit, that it opens and shuts nicely, that catches, bolts and locks all engage correctly and smoothly and that the door is finished off properly.
I am also happy to do small jobs. Some customers give me a list of small things that need doing around their house. These can include 'easing' and adjusting ill-fitting doors, making adjustments to handles and locks, replacing locks and bolts, fixing things to walls, fitting hand rails, repairing floors, and other minor repairs and small projects. I find this work particularly satisfying and I find that I can find solutions to lots of little problems that people have in their houses in a relatively short space of time. It never ceases to amaze me how happy and satisfied my customers are when I finish at the end of the day having fixed a number of these 'little problems', some of which may have been left for a long time.
Having lived and worked in Kings Heath for many years I take an interest in the local community and local initiatives. I sit on a number of local committees including Kings Heath Community Interest Company and the Village Square Management Group and am happy to volunteer some of my own time to make good things happen in Kings Heath and Moseley.
I approach carpentry and voluntary work in the same way - working together with people to make something good happen.