The problem was a squeaking floor. When I went to take a look at this job I noticed that there had been some leaking around the radiator pipes and some spillage in the middle of the room identified by staining. There was no schematic information either so working out where the pipe run and electrics were wasContinue reading “Replacement floor”
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An elderly customer required a continuous handrail from the top to thebottom of a winding staircase. This was essential as they found itdifficult to let go and remain steady before grabbing the nextsection. By providing this handrail the customer can now use theupstairs rooms as they were confined essentially to the ground floor.The mopstick handrailContinue reading “Continuous Handrail.”
Replacement Porch in Southampton
I was asked over the phone to do a repair. On my visit it soon became obvious this porch was way beyond repair. The roofing felt had perished letting in the rain which resulted in a completely rotten ceiling and structure. I increased the pitch so that rain would actually run off and not pool.Continue reading “Replacement Porch in Southampton”
This had had its day with the handrail dangerously loose and a lot of the decking rotten and unstable. The first thing to do was to remove the whole superstructure leaving just the piles in place. These were still sound showing little or no rot. A testament to Greenheart which is one of the mostContinue reading “Pontoon replacement”
Here you can see the process of scarfing in. The corner post of afrench 3 door bifold set that divides the living room and the outside.This would not be cheap to replace. The customer was quoted £7000 forthe replacement of the frame and doors by a builder / installer. I didit for less than £500Continue reading “Scarfing in”
Boxing in pipework
Not the most glamorous of projects but an essential one particularly when the pipes run down the corner of a living room. Rather than butt two pieces of MDF together which look amateurish and unsightly I carry a stock of edging pieces that I machined out. It also means that when the customer paints the boxContinue reading “Boxing in pipework”
Oak comes in an infinite range of shades and grain structures. I explained this to the customer who replied ‘The more contrast in the wood the better’. This set of storage/display drawers are made with solid Oak drawers, top and legs.And a combination of solid and OAK veneered MDF used for the main carcass.A particularly delicate pieceContinue reading “Storage/Display drawers”
Furniture panels with AirTec Edging – Custom built Furniture and storage Cupboards
The industry standard is to use cams and locking pins to assemble furniture boards together. We have all seen them and probably used them when we buy flat pack furniture to assemble at home. They work and have the added convenience that with care you can dismantle and reassemble the furniture if you move houseContinue reading “Furniture panels with AirTec Edging – Custom built Furniture and storage Cupboards”
Understair cupboard door.
Using American white Oak and Oak veneered MDF for the panels this ‘cupboard front’ complements the Oak veneered doors that I fitted throughout the house.
A Meter Cupboard
This electricity meter situated in the hallway needed to be housed in a custom carpenter built cupboard