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What does a carpenter do?

Whether you’re planning a major renovation on your home, or you simply want to make things look a bit nicer, hiring a carpenter can help you with many different tasks. Carpenters take on a wide range of work, such as fixing areas of houses and building furniture from scratch.

Carpentry work is generally broken down into two types: rough and finish. Rough carpentry refers to work that doesn’t have an intricate look, as it’s covered up – often by bricks, tiles, or plasterwork. Finish carpentry covers the work that will be on display, so needs to have a nicer finish. Furniture, decking, and window frames all fall into this second category. 


Don't know what to do with all that space in your backyard? Hire a carpenter who specialises in building decks. A decking specialist can add an outdoor deck or upgrade an existing one that opens up your outdoor space. This is great if you want to entertain guests or eat outside as a family during the sunny months. 

Cabinet making

Cabinetmakers are one example of finish carpentry, because of the high level of detail that goes into their end products. Unlike structural work, it’s important that a cabinet looks nice, so this type of carpenter is a lot more focused on fine details. Cabinetmakers often specialise in other forms of furniture making too. 

Refinishing carpentry

While structural carpentry is concerned with jobs on the large end of the scale, trim or refinishing carpentry looks at the small end. A trim carpenter is the way to go if you want someone to fix up your skirting boards, cornicing, or a similar aspect of your home.

Custom made furniture

A house isn’t a home without a few personal touches, and if you’d rather avoid the cookie-cutter Ikea approach to decorating your property, hiring a carpenter to create custom-made furniture can make you stand out. Whether you want chairs, tables, or a shoe rack, there’s someone nearby who can help.


Joinery services encompass the craftsmanship of creating and joining wood in workshops, distinct from on-site carpentry. These services range from bespoke projects to crafting timber buildings, emphasizing precision and passion. Joiners play a crucial role in interior woodwork, window and door production, and specialized construction, offering tailored and quality timber solutions.

Get in touch with carpenters such as Evriviadis K, Audrius S, and Munir S today to get a wide variety of Carpentry jobs done.
Don't live in London Newington? We also have carpenters available in Bromley North and Hornsey available today.

Recent Carpentry tasks in London Newington

Wood decking sanding


Elephant And Castle, Greater London, SE1

6th May 2024

Need outdoor garden decking sanded (will provide parking and congestion charge)

Fix wooden hangers on wall


Elephant And Castle, Greater London, SE1

22nd Feb 2024

Put up wooden hangers on wall - image attached (not exact, but similar)

Insatall wood panels


Elephant And Castle, Greater London, SE1

15th Jan 2024

The drywall where the panels will go has 2 Sockets, so the person will need to have the experience and tools to cut the area where the sockets will be out of the panels. The panels should be screwed in, not glued. - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 20 January 2024

Upholster modern faux sofa bench x 2


Vauxhall, Greater London, SE11

1st Nov 2023

I have two modern chrome benches which need upholstery. Base 180x38 Backboard 180x28 I need a quote to reupholster, I am looking for a faux leather or maybe real leather depending. One base is loose and will have to be secured after upholstery which may require prior viewing, The cost is to review repairs - Due date: Flexible

Wood needs to be cut for project


Elephant And Castle, Greater London, SE1

21st Aug 2023

I need some plywood and planks cut for an playhouse project! *More Information* I found these plans online and I bought the supplies however I do not feel confident cutting the wood myself! I will not need help constructing I am unsure how much carpenters go for? If you want to discuss per hour that is fine! Let me know what your usual rates are - Due date: Before Sunday, 3 September 2023



Elephant And Castle, Greater London

19th Apr 2023

Hi there. I am looking to take down a built-in cupboard in a master bedroom next week, and then plaster the walls (so as to open the bedroom a bit more). I have found someone provisionally with carpentry skills who can do the takedown and build the skirting board, so primarily need someone to do the plastering. But if someone is able to do both elements to a very high standard, then happy for one person to do it all. - Due date: Before Saturday, 29 April 2023

Put together some mdf build some cupboards and painting a large room


Elephant And Castle, Greater London

24th Aug 2022

Handy man needed for general repair build and redecoration. - Due date: Flexible

To repair a few broken stained glass on the window


Elephant And Castle, Greater London

6th Aug 2022

Someone broke the glass on my stained glass window. Those broken parts need to be replaced. - Due date: Flexible

Garden decking


Elephant And Castle, Greater London

27th May 2022

garden decking needs to be added - Due date: Flexible

Laminate board cut to fit fire place


Elephant And Castle, Greater London

6th May 2022

For a laminate board to be cut to fit back panel behind electric fire. - Due date: Before Thursday, 12 May 2022

Organise space/ build shelving in various spaces


Elephant And Castle, Greater London

12th Oct 2021

I need to build shelves inside built in wardrobe / "pantry" and put a door in an alcove - Due date: Flexible

Jointing, decorating


Elephant And Castle, Greater London

12th Sep 2021

Few bits and bobs to do around the house to create finishing touches to project that's nearly finished. Raw materials provided. I have tools but you'll need your own saw - install approx 1.5m of coving (final bit to finish job) - fill / paint coving in 2 rooms (approx 3x4m each) - sanding / finishing skim on small bit of ceiling (approx 1sqft) - paint ceiling of 1 room (approx 3sqm) - install tambour sliding door room divider (approx 2m) - install flap doors above 2 wardrobes - attach 4x wardrobe doors - extend 5 bookshelves to double length Looking for good problem solver who can do a neat finish please. Thank you!

I need stain removal


Elephant And Castle, Greater London

14th Aug 2021

Stain removal from wood floor

Transport 4 pieces of timber from B&Q


Elephant And Castle, Greater London

22nd Apr 2021

2 pieces: https://www.diy.com/departments/smooth-planed-square-edge-whitewood-spruce-stick-timber-l-2-4m-w-34mm-t-27mm/1798342_BQ.prd 1 piece: https://www.diy.com/departments/smooth-planed-square-edge-whitewood-spruce-stick-timber-l-2-4m-w-70mm-t-69mm/1798353_BQ.prd https://www.diy.com/departments/osb-3-board-l-2-44m-w-1-22m-t-18mm/1696229_BQ.prd

Need to build two kitchen drawers


Elephant And Castle, Greater London

11th Mar 2021

I need two kitchen drawers to be built. I have the front face of the drawers to match the rest of the kitchen unit. The drawers need to fit the runners that are already installed. I do not have any material to build the drawers, so you would need to provide it.

Soundproofing installation


Elephant And Castle, Greater London

8th Dec 2020

I would like to install soundproofing material in one irregular cavity in my flat (conveniently located at Elephant & Castle). Some light carpentry may be required. I will order the materials on your advice. I am very flexible with respect to date and time - looking for the right person for the job. There is a potential furniture assembly task as well, if the successful candidate is interested and available.

Mount shelves on plaster & lath walls


Elephant And Castle, Greater London

12th Nov 2020

The property is a first floor flat in a Victorian building with plaster and lath walls so correct tools are required for drilling, identifying studs/pipes etc. Postcode is SE1 0AH. The following need putting up: 1 x cheap lightweight 2 tier shelving unit to be installed in bedroom alcove. The unit came with fixings but I'm not 100% sure they are suitable for the walls in the property. 2 x twin slot uprights (https://www.wickes.co.uk/Wickes-Twin-Slot-Upright-White-997mm/p/210181) to be installed above sink in kitchen. I don't need the actual shelves put up as long as the slots are level. I haven't purchased any fixings due to not knowing what I need but happy to communicate with you before installation to ensure I have everything. Please add info in your quote on whether you have various fixings available already, whether you want to purchase them or want me to order them. Pictures are of the cheap shelves and fixings, the dark painted wall they are to be hung on and the space above the kitchen sink. Twin slots are due next week so happy for the work to be done from then and is not urgent. Date added to job is just there because I had to add one. I have a stepladder and shop vac in the property. A digital parking permit is available for the shared estate bays behind the building. Details can be sorted out on the day.

Cut out kitchen worktop piece


Brook Green, Greater London, W6

18th Oct 2020

I need a piece of my kitchen worktop cut out. I’ve started but I guess I need someone experienced to do I it for me please. Thanks

Fantastic job, great communicator! Will definitely use again. Thanks mate

Build alcove shelving


Charing Cross, Greater London

17th May 2020

Build alcove shelving & source materials

Paul is amazing! He came to do the shelving (great job) and then ended up decorating the whole place. He’s also a lovely guy to have around - really impressed & wouldn’t hesitate to recommend. Thank you :)