Carpenters are highly skilled craftspeople who work on a wide range of projects in domestic or commercial properties.


Carpentry isn’t just about building furniture and hanging doors, they can create all sorts of bespoke structures from wood, and skilled carpenters really are worth their weight in gold.

That’s why Trades Directory has put together a list of recommended carpenters, from large firms to sole traders, so you can get the best possible price for your job.


Domestic carpentry

There are many reasons you might need a skilled carpenter when you’re carrying out home improvements. Some of the services they might offer include:

  • Making and fitting interior or exterior doors
  • Adding wooden flooring
  • Installing decking
  • Extensions – sometimes includes conservatories and orangeries – carpenters will carry out jobs such as fitting joists
  • Fitting kitchens
  • Building and installing staircases
  • Fitting timber windows, roof lanterns, and Velux windows
  • Replacing bannisters and rails


modern and comfortable kitchen

Some tradespeople specialise purely in carpentry, whereas others will have additional skills such as electrical or plumbing. This means they can offer a complete service when carrying out jobs such as installing kitchens.

Commercial services

Many carpenters will offer commercial customers services such as joinery work, and this can include shop fitting and the renovation of commercial properties. If you need bespoke shelves, displays, or a reception desk built from scratch, then it’s often carpenters who are the best people to call.

Joinery specialists will often work in commercial properties such as bars and restaurants, as they can make bespoke counters, tables, and other items with ease.

Qualified carpenters

When choosing a carpenter, it’s essential to ensure you find someone who has experience of your particular job. Some carpenters will specialise in bespoke products such as staircases, for example, whereas others will carry out bigger, heavy duty jobs. Carpenters don’t need any particular qualifications, but look out for those with NVQs and lots of experience. Some firms will be part of the Institute of Carpenters or Trustmark, which can give you extra peace of mind.

Trades Directory know how hard it can be to find a reliable carpenter. That’s why we’ve put together this list of local and national firms, so you can find the right tradesperson for the job.



The majority of carpenters with a few years’ experience will also have excellent design skills. They’ll often be able to make design suggestions, and ensure that their products work well with the available space. Some places will use CAD – computer aided design – which is an excellent way to see what the final product will look like.