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Below is feedback received from clients on mybuilder.com.

Wooden Bathroom shelf Joinery & Cabinet Making Ian was brilliant. Responded quickly and was happy to come and see exactly what I needed. Then produced the shelf really quickly and the install was quick, clean and tidy. I’m thrilled with the end result. I’ve already asked Ian to quote on other jobs and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him. sophy_79 – 14th Feb, 2020 Positive feedback

Simple units Joinery & Cabinet Making Working with Ian was so ridiculously stress free. I told him what I wanted and he produced it, perfectly. deborah58919 – 10th Jan, 2020 Positive feedback

Loft Bedroom Storage Solutions-fitted wardrobe &drawers  Joinery & Cabinet Making When my previous carpenter disappointed us by not delivering on his word, Ian stepped in and in extremely short notice (two or so weeks from first contact) designed built and fit a bespoke birch plywood wardrobe for a slanted ceiling loft bedroom. He took the time in our initial meeting to figure out exactly what we wanted, then took our sketch and provided a computer design. The finish is top quality, the drawers all work perfectly, very happy with the results. He was very professional and also really likeable, so one didn’t feel put out by him being there. Happy to recommend. linmae – 2nd Aug, 2019 Positive feedback

Shelving Carpentry From creating bespoke pieces for our renovated sales office to helping us out with the fitting of some furniture in our showroom, Ian really went the extra mile on this job. Pleasant, professional and a good eye for detail you can be certain that any piece made by Ian is going to be a talking point in your home or office. robyn93805 – 19th Nov, 2018 Positive feedback

Floating shelves + TV cabinet Joinery & Cabinet Making Very pleased with Ian’s work! He was a pleasure to work with and the final result is just what we wanted with a really neat finish. Would definitely recommend him. hayleym12 – 14th Aug, 2018 Positive feedback

Book-nook bookcase and replacement wardrobe doors Joinery & Cabinet Making Ian was an absolute dream to work with! He totally understood our vision and made some really great suggestions as to how the bookcase and wardrobes could be improved. He’s a lovely guy and is clearly very good at what he does. We couldn’t be happier with the work that he did and we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him and use him for any future work that we might need. rachel_k_86 – 7th Jan, 2018 Positive feedback

Built it furniture inc. wardrobe Joinery & Cabinet Making Ian did a fantastic job all round.
Great attention to detail at very reasonable rates. Extremely tidy too!
I was super happy with my built in wardrobe and have had him back to build more cupboards for me since. flaxchris – 6th Dec, 2017 Positive feedback

Install 4 ‘oak/oak-look’ floating shelves in alcove. Joinery & Cabinet Making Beautiful shelves installed with great communication and work ethic. Would definitely recommend. dotvicky – 7th Nov, 2017 Positive feedback

Cupboard doors Joinery & Cabinet Making Ian was very nice and friendly, he offered advice, delivered what I wanted and product was of high quality. h_kealy – 1st Aug, 2017 Positive feedback

Shelving Carpentry Really good piece of work. Will happily get Ian to do other jobs too. dmm_32 – 1st Nov, 2016 Positive feedback

Supply and fit wardrobe doors Carpentry Very pleased with the wardrobe doors that Ian made and fitted for us. He came to provide a quote very promptly and we wouldn’t hesitate to contact him again for future work. kj32 – 28th Jul, 2016 Positive feedback

Bookshelves Carpentry Ian made two huge bookshelves for me from reclaimed scaffolding boards and I’m extremely happy with the result. Ian is not only “a carpenter”, he’s a furniture maker with a real vision and an artistic vein. The design process was very constructive and indeed exciting: I had my own initial concept that he made a plan of on the computer, and then we discussed it in detail on site. He didn’t mind travelling (twice!) from Bristol to Bath for consultations and measurements. He is most reliable, he was always on time, returned every call, replied to all messages and he also listened carefully (e.g. I asked him to sand the boards deep and he dyed the wood the exact colour I wanted). And to top it all off, all these services came at a very competitive price. Last but not least, Ian is a very friendly and nice chap, a real pleasure to work with. (Ian also fixed some skirting boards for me “on the fly”, which I was equally happy with). aron_93 – 16th Jun, 2016 Positive feedback

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It's nice when things go to plan! Second lot of floating shelves fitted in as many days. Fortunately these went up without any hiccups, (although I did get yesterday's shelves up in the end and they're looking great, will photo them when the rest of that kitchen is finished). These shelves are in a kitchen refurb and in their previous life were the clients old oak worktops. Great to reuse the timber and give them a new lease of life!  #floatingshelves #reclaimedwood #reuse

It's nice when things go to plan! Second lot of floating shelves fitted in as many days. Fortunately these went up without any hiccups, (although I did get yesterday's shelves up in the end and they're looking great, will photo them when the rest of that kitchen is finished). These shelves are in a kitchen refurb and in their previous life were the clients old oak worktops. Great to reuse the timber and give them a new lease of life! #floatingshelves #reclaimedwood #reuse

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Contemporary oak table 2m x 0.7m. I've made several versions of this piece bespoke to suit a variety of spaces. Larger or smaller it's a elegant addition to any setting. #diningtable #oaktable #bristolfurniture #handmade #bespoke

Contemporary oak table 2m x 0.7m. I've made several versions of this piece bespoke to suit a variety of spaces. Larger or smaller it's a elegant addition to any setting. #diningtable #oaktable #bristolfurniture #handmade #bespoke

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Just installed this huge bespoke home office storage unit. I've also made 2 desks and under desk storage units for this purpose built extension, which I'll photograph and post next week. The unit is MDF, hand painted with Dulux trade satinwood timeless, with a solid English oak top finished with fiddes hard wax oil. Recessed hand pulls on the doors and drawers keep the unit light, simple and contemporary. And the ascending upper shelving units follow the pitch of the roof, making good use of the space without overwhelming the room. The clients won't be short of storage space! #bristolfurniture #fittedfurniture #homedecor #homeoffice #storageideas #shelving #woodworkuk #contemporary #interiordesign
Just installed this huge bespoke home office storage unit. I've also made 2 desks and under desk storage units for this purpose built extension, which I'll photograph and post next week. The unit is MDF, hand painted with Dulux trade satinwood timeless, with a solid English oak top finished with fiddes hard wax oil. Recessed hand pulls on the doors and drawers keep the unit light, simple and contemporary. And the ascending upper shelving units follow the pitch of the roof, making good use of the space without overwhelming the room. The clients won't be short of storage space! #bristolfurniture #fittedfurniture #homedecor #homeoffice #storageideas #shelving #woodworkuk #contemporary #interiordesign
Just installed this huge bespoke home office storage unit. I've also made 2 desks and under desk storage units for this purpose built extension, which I'll photograph and post next week. The unit is MDF, hand painted with Dulux trade satinwood timeless, with a solid English oak top finished with fiddes hard wax oil. Recessed hand pulls on the doors and drawers keep the unit light, simple and contemporary. And the ascending upper shelving units follow the pitch of the roof, making good use of the space without overwhelming the room. The clients won't be short of storage space! #bristolfurniture #fittedfurniture #homedecor #homeoffice #storageideas #shelving #woodworkuk #contemporary #interiordesign
Just installed this huge bespoke home office storage unit. I've also made 2 desks and under desk storage units for this purpose built extension, which I'll photograph and post next week. The unit is MDF, hand painted with Dulux trade satinwood timeless, with a solid English oak top finished with fiddes hard wax oil. Recessed hand pulls on the doors and drawers keep the unit light, simple and contemporary. And the ascending upper shelving units follow the pitch of the roof, making good use of the space without overwhelming the room. The clients won't be short of storage space! #bristolfurniture #fittedfurniture #homedecor #homeoffice #storageideas #shelving #woodworkuk #contemporary #interiordesign
Just installed this huge bespoke home office storage unit. I've also made 2 desks and under desk storage units for this purpose built extension, which I'll photograph and post next week. The unit is MDF, hand painted with Dulux trade satinwood timeless, with a solid English oak top finished with fiddes hard wax oil. Recessed hand pulls on the doors and drawers keep the unit light, simple and contemporary. And the ascending upper shelving units follow the pitch of the roof, making good use of the space without overwhelming the room. The clients won't be short of storage space! #bristolfurniture #fittedfurniture #homedecor #homeoffice #storageideas #shelving #woodworkuk #contemporary #interiordesign

Just installed this huge bespoke home office storage unit. I've also made 2 desks and under desk storage units for this purpose built extension, which I'll photograph and post next week. The unit is MDF, hand painted with Dulux trade satinwood timeless, with a solid English oak top finished with fiddes hard wax oil. Recessed hand pulls on the doors and drawers keep the unit light, simple and contemporary. And the ascending upper shelving units follow the pitch of the roof, making good use of the space without overwhelming the room. The clients won't be short of storage space! #bristolfurniture #fittedfurniture #homedecor #homeoffice #storageideas #shelving #woodworkuk #contemporary #interiordesign

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Handmade solid English ash kitchen island worktop. Measuring 1.9 x 1.1m and made from 4 individual pieces. All finished with 3 coats of hard wax oil, a robust heat and water resistant finish which enhances the natural beauty and incredible grain of the ash.  Just installed in clients fabulous (nearly finished) new kitchen! #kitchenisland #bristolfurniture #ashwood
Handmade solid English ash kitchen island worktop. Measuring 1.9 x 1.1m and made from 4 individual pieces. All finished with 3 coats of hard wax oil, a robust heat and water resistant finish which enhances the natural beauty and incredible grain of the ash.  Just installed in clients fabulous (nearly finished) new kitchen! #kitchenisland #bristolfurniture #ashwood

Handmade solid English ash kitchen island worktop. Measuring 1.9 x 1.1m and made from 4 individual pieces. All finished with 3 coats of hard wax oil, a robust heat and water resistant finish which enhances the natural beauty and incredible grain of the ash. Just installed in clients fabulous (nearly finished) new kitchen! #kitchenisland #bristolfurniture #ashwood

3 weeks ago
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Solid English oak table legs and frame in production. Working with solid wood and making tables is such a joy 🙂
#handmade #woodworkuk #diningtable #oaktable #contemporary #bristolfurniture
Solid English oak table legs and frame in production. Working with solid wood and making tables is such a joy 🙂
#handmade #woodworkuk #diningtable #oaktable #contemporary #bristolfurniture

Solid English oak table legs and frame in production. Working with solid wood and making tables is such a joy 🙂
#handmade #woodworkuk #diningtable #oaktable #contemporary #bristolfurniture

4 weeks ago
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Just installed this different take on solid oak floating shelves with a hand painted contemporary built-in TV cabinet below. Swipe to see the before! #floatingshelves #alcoveshelving #alcovecupboards #handmade #oak #bristolfurniture
Just installed this different take on solid oak floating shelves with a hand painted contemporary built-in TV cabinet below. Swipe to see the before! #floatingshelves #alcoveshelving #alcovecupboards #handmade #oak #bristolfurniture
Just installed this different take on solid oak floating shelves with a hand painted contemporary built-in TV cabinet below. Swipe to see the before! #floatingshelves #alcoveshelving #alcovecupboards #handmade #oak #bristolfurniture

Just installed this different take on solid oak floating shelves with a hand painted contemporary built-in TV cabinet below. Swipe to see the before! #floatingshelves #alcoveshelving #alcovecupboards #handmade #oak #bristolfurniture

2 months ago
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Distressed English oak table and benches, with hand painted cabinets and T&G back rests. Table and bench legs are custom coloured steel legs from @stoakedltd. The end of this long thin kitchen was a difficult space to capture pictures and even more difficult to design a dining and storage space for. After a few design variation back and forths between myself and the client we got there, and all parties are overjoyed with the beautiful and functional new heart of the home. #fittedfurniture #distressedfurniture #diningtable #diningroomdecor #oaktable #storageideas #handmade #bristolfurniture
Distressed English oak table and benches, with hand painted cabinets and T&G back rests. Table and bench legs are custom coloured steel legs from @stoakedltd. The end of this long thin kitchen was a difficult space to capture pictures and even more difficult to design a dining and storage space for. After a few design variation back and forths between myself and the client we got there, and all parties are overjoyed with the beautiful and functional new heart of the home. #fittedfurniture #distressedfurniture #diningtable #diningroomdecor #oaktable #storageideas #handmade #bristolfurniture
Distressed English oak table and benches, with hand painted cabinets and T&G back rests. Table and bench legs are custom coloured steel legs from @stoakedltd. The end of this long thin kitchen was a difficult space to capture pictures and even more difficult to design a dining and storage space for. After a few design variation back and forths between myself and the client we got there, and all parties are overjoyed with the beautiful and functional new heart of the home. #fittedfurniture #distressedfurniture #diningtable #diningroomdecor #oaktable #storageideas #handmade #bristolfurniture
Distressed English oak table and benches, with hand painted cabinets and T&G back rests. Table and bench legs are custom coloured steel legs from @stoakedltd. The end of this long thin kitchen was a difficult space to capture pictures and even more difficult to design a dining and storage space for. After a few design variation back and forths between myself and the client we got there, and all parties are overjoyed with the beautiful and functional new heart of the home. #fittedfurniture #distressedfurniture #diningtable #diningroomdecor #oaktable #storageideas #handmade #bristolfurniture

Distressed English oak table and benches, with hand painted cabinets and T&G back rests. Table and bench legs are custom coloured steel legs from @stoakedltd. The end of this long thin kitchen was a difficult space to capture pictures and even more difficult to design a dining and storage space for. After a few design variation back and forths between myself and the client we got there, and all parties are overjoyed with the beautiful and functional new heart of the home. #fittedfurniture #distressedfurniture #diningtable #diningroomdecor #oaktable #storageideas #handmade #bristolfurniture

3 months ago
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Hand painted alcove cabinets, with solid olive ash floating shelves above. Loving the clients uncluttered organisation on the shelves! #alcoveshelving #alcovecupboards #handmade #bristolfurniture #floatingshelves
Hand painted alcove cabinets, with solid olive ash floating shelves above. Loving the clients uncluttered organisation on the shelves! #alcoveshelving #alcovecupboards #handmade #bristolfurniture #floatingshelves

Hand painted alcove cabinets, with solid olive ash floating shelves above. Loving the clients uncluttered organisation on the shelves! #alcoveshelving #alcovecupboards #handmade #bristolfurniture #floatingshelves

4 months ago
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Solid oak and birch plywood wet painting carriers. These were commissioned by @georgejharding.art for a painting road trip. They each carry ten 12 x 10 inch painting boards. Was a fun little project to make something that I wasn't even aware existed. Hopefully these will be treasured pieces to serve a lifetime of creativity. 
#handmade #bespoke #artsupplies #wetpaintingcarrier  #woodenbox #bristol #bristolfurniture
Solid oak and birch plywood wet painting carriers. These were commissioned by @georgejharding.art for a painting road trip. They each carry ten 12 x 10 inch painting boards. Was a fun little project to make something that I wasn't even aware existed. Hopefully these will be treasured pieces to serve a lifetime of creativity. 
#handmade #bespoke #artsupplies #wetpaintingcarrier  #woodenbox #bristol #bristolfurniture
Solid oak and birch plywood wet painting carriers. These were commissioned by @georgejharding.art for a painting road trip. They each carry ten 12 x 10 inch painting boards. Was a fun little project to make something that I wasn't even aware existed. Hopefully these will be treasured pieces to serve a lifetime of creativity. 
#handmade #bespoke #artsupplies #wetpaintingcarrier  #woodenbox #bristol #bristolfurniture

Solid oak and birch plywood wet painting carriers. These were commissioned by @georgejharding.art for a painting road trip. They each carry ten 12 x 10 inch painting boards. Was a fun little project to make something that I wasn't even aware existed. Hopefully these will be treasured pieces to serve a lifetime of creativity.
#handmade #bespoke #artsupplies #wetpaintingcarrier #woodenbox #bristol #bristolfurniture

4 months ago
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It's always exciting to use a new tool and technique. Distressing this English oak table top with my new burnisher drum sander has made the grain really come to life, and should look amazing when oiled. Swipe to the side to see the distressing halfway through. #distressedfurniture #oaktable #bristolfurniture
It's always exciting to use a new tool and technique. Distressing this English oak table top with my new burnisher drum sander has made the grain really come to life, and should look amazing when oiled. Swipe to the side to see the distressing halfway through. #distressedfurniture #oaktable #bristolfurniture

It's always exciting to use a new tool and technique. Distressing this English oak table top with my new burnisher drum sander has made the grain really come to life, and should look amazing when oiled. Swipe to the side to see the distressing halfway through. #distressedfurniture #oaktable #bristolfurniture

5 months ago
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Just freshly installed for a client in Bath a hand painted fitted TV cabinet, with floating solid English oak shelves above. In the right hand alcove of this lounge I installed floor to ceiling floating shelves. For the study I made a mighty 8 foot by 4 foot solid English oak bookcase. Plenty of storage space for the new occupant to unload their many boxes of books and artefacts onto. I'll have to get more pictures once the shelving is populated! #fittedfurniture #floatingshelves #oakfurniture #bookshelf #tvcabinet #bristolfurniture
Just freshly installed for a client in Bath a hand painted fitted TV cabinet, with floating solid English oak shelves above. In the right hand alcove of this lounge I installed floor to ceiling floating shelves. For the study I made a mighty 8 foot by 4 foot solid English oak bookcase. Plenty of storage space for the new occupant to unload their many boxes of books and artefacts onto. I'll have to get more pictures once the shelving is populated! #fittedfurniture #floatingshelves #oakfurniture #bookshelf #tvcabinet #bristolfurniture
Just freshly installed for a client in Bath a hand painted fitted TV cabinet, with floating solid English oak shelves above. In the right hand alcove of this lounge I installed floor to ceiling floating shelves. For the study I made a mighty 8 foot by 4 foot solid English oak bookcase. Plenty of storage space for the new occupant to unload their many boxes of books and artefacts onto. I'll have to get more pictures once the shelving is populated! #fittedfurniture #floatingshelves #oakfurniture #bookshelf #tvcabinet #bristolfurniture

Just freshly installed for a client in Bath a hand painted fitted TV cabinet, with floating solid English oak shelves above. In the right hand alcove of this lounge I installed floor to ceiling floating shelves. For the study I made a mighty 8 foot by 4 foot solid English oak bookcase. Plenty of storage space for the new occupant to unload their many boxes of books and artefacts onto. I'll have to get more pictures once the shelving is populated! #fittedfurniture #floatingshelves #oakfurniture #bookshelf #tvcabinet #bristolfurniture

6 months ago
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Just finished this install of bespoke fitted alcove units and floating shelves for some pleased clients. The tops and shelves are stunning, characterful English oak, finished with hard wax oil. The MDF units I hand painted in white satinwood. The client chose the cast iron door knobs which contrast nicely with the crisp white doors, these are hung with concealed soft close hinges. #handmade #woodworking #oakfurniture #contemporaryfurniture #interiordesign #bristolfurniture
Just finished this install of bespoke fitted alcove units and floating shelves for some pleased clients. The tops and shelves are stunning, characterful English oak, finished with hard wax oil. The MDF units I hand painted in white satinwood. The client chose the cast iron door knobs which contrast nicely with the crisp white doors, these are hung with concealed soft close hinges. #handmade #woodworking #oakfurniture #contemporaryfurniture #interiordesign #bristolfurniture
Just finished this install of bespoke fitted alcove units and floating shelves for some pleased clients. The tops and shelves are stunning, characterful English oak, finished with hard wax oil. The MDF units I hand painted in white satinwood. The client chose the cast iron door knobs which contrast nicely with the crisp white doors, these are hung with concealed soft close hinges. #handmade #woodworking #oakfurniture #contemporaryfurniture #interiordesign #bristolfurniture
Just finished this install of bespoke fitted alcove units and floating shelves for some pleased clients. The tops and shelves are stunning, characterful English oak, finished with hard wax oil. The MDF units I hand painted in white satinwood. The client chose the cast iron door knobs which contrast nicely with the crisp white doors, these are hung with concealed soft close hinges. #handmade #woodworking #oakfurniture #contemporaryfurniture #interiordesign #bristolfurniture

Just finished this install of bespoke fitted alcove units and floating shelves for some pleased clients. The tops and shelves are stunning, characterful English oak, finished with hard wax oil. The MDF units I hand painted in white satinwood. The client chose the cast iron door knobs which contrast nicely with the crisp white doors, these are hung with concealed soft close hinges. #handmade #woodworking #oakfurniture #contemporaryfurniture #interiordesign #bristolfurniture

8 months ago
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