A B Carpentry
Established in 1985, with our expertise carpentery and specialist joinery spanning in excess of 30 years, we are a friendly, professional and honest attitude to all our customers projects.
I started working as a self employed carpenter after trying to secure an apprenticeship from school, but there were on average over 200 people after the apprenticeship places for each of the companies offering spaces, I then decided that I needed to ring round and write to carpentry contractors till I secured a space, even if it meant going self employed.
I was keen to get myself an apprenticeship, so I enrolled myself, self sponsored, on a City and Guilds Carpentry and Joinery course, which I came out top with distinctions, I was then offered to come back to college to work as a junior lecturer to come back and teach, but it isn’t my ideal place to work, within four walls, so this was handed down to the second place student.
I finally secured a position in 1985, as an improver/boy working for a carpentry contractor working on the Isle Of Dogs and Chelsea, both were jobs on-site, I later left to go on my own with another fellow carpenter carrying on work on-site, I later went alone doing the second fixings and kitchens for the show houses for major house builders such as Bovis, Ideal Homes and Wimpey Homes.
I then decided a different direction and ended up carrying out refurbishment and shop fitting projects for a large builder, carrying out work on Banks, Building Societies and Post offices.
After having my work van stolen, I then had to rally round for new tools and find new work, I went on to travel around the UK with a local company refurbishing hotels, up and down the UK.
The next phase up to present day, was to find a niche market that I could enjoy doing, and after initially doing my first sash window, where I had no idea to what I was doing, to know, where I love what I do, carrying out maintenance and repairs to sash windows and timber splicing to decayed areas.
A B Carpentry is based in Colchester, Essex and provides Sash Windows, Casement Windows, Windows Repair & Maintenace, Draft Proofing Windows & Timber Repairs.
Covering the majority of Essex and Suffolk including Colchester, Chelmsford, Ipswich, Felixstowe, Woodbridge, Newmarket and Bury St. Edmunds.
"High quality workmanship and attention to detail on the wood work repairs to our doors and some of the sash windows to our property."
"We have used A B Carpentry on a few occassions including one really large job repairing all of our old windows on a listed building and Mark did a superb job that we could not fault. I would definately use him again."
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