Carpentry projects are not cheap. You don’t want to hire a carpenter who will mess things up so that you have to pay all over again to have them done right. That is why you must choose your carpenter carefully. Do not believe them when they tell you that they are the best at what they do. You must do your due diligence if you want to get everything just right. The first thing you should do is look at their track record. What quality of carpentry work have they done in the past? The only way to do that is to ask for references and a portfolio.
Not all carpenters are good at all kinds of carpentry. There are some who specialize in certain areas. Before you hire any carpenter you want to find out for sure that they can do the kind of job that you have for them. The portfolio should be able to tell you this.
It also matters whether or not a carpenter is a member of any associations – there are several in the UK. Any carpenter who is any good will make a point to be a member of one or two. Associations are important because they police an industry. If you hire a joinery professional and things don’t work out as agreed you can report them to the association who will then blacklist him. Once a carpenter is blacklisted it is hard for him to find work.
Never get into a job with a carpenter without a quote. This is inviting problems down the road. They may come back to you and ask for additional supplies, and eventually the job may get very expensive. Always ask for a written quote and have another written document that details the job as well as how long it will take. If the job is a big one you can break it up into stages and have a completion date against each stage.
ALN Carpentry and joinery is one carpentry firm that comes highly recommended. They are highly experienced, professional and they work fast. You can find out more on http://www.alncarpentryandjoinery.com/.