A porch that was condemned (how to save £1000s)

I was initially approached by this customer to give a quote for replacing their porch. They explained over the phone that they had been told that it was beyond saving, by a builder as well as another carpenter, and that the porch was about to fall down. I initially asked for an image of theContinue reading “A porch that was condemned (how to save £1000s)”

Mopstick Handrail

This Softwood Mopstick handrail with black brackets fitted to an elderly gentleman’s staircase in Southampton. As I have said in past posts none of us are getting younger. The customer gratefully informed me that having this handrail will enable him to remain in his home of 55years. He was finding it increasingly difficult to manageContinue reading “Mopstick Handrail”

Conservatory replacement.

A tired conservatory originally built approximately 50 years ago. The roof had been replaced about 15 years ago but not to a good standard. The customer a 95yr old uses the conservatory during the summer months ‘to sit and relax in’ and wanted a timber replacement. Joinery grade Redwood finished with a white primer, andContinue reading “Conservatory replacement.”

Unpainted Crown Cap Handrail

This crown cap handrail was left unpainted so that the grain and beauty of the wood can be seen, with this in mind I took my time selecting the wood for a clean straight grain without any knots. The sweep from the bottom of the stairs to the top is unbroken therefore there are noContinue reading “Unpainted Crown Cap Handrail”

Stair refurbishment in Southampton

The above is a boarded stair, as opposed to using spindle’s, this was popular in the 1970s and 80s. It is no longer allowed unless the gap between each board or boards and hand/base rail is less than 100mm (4”) . This regulation applies to spindles as well. The regulation prevents the potential for youngContinue reading “Stair refurbishment in Southampton”