At Doorsan we cannot recommend a joiner beyond our local area of West Yorkshire, however we have customers throughout the UK and we know that customers sometimes find it difficult to find a good joiner.
Finding a good joiner or carpenter is like looking for any other Tradesperson and here are a few tips to increase your chances of finding someone you feel confident in.
Often the best place to start is to ask friends and family for a recommendation. A proven positive experience can be the best way to avoid a cowboy joiner.
You can always stick a pin in your local business directory however this is a big gamble.
There is an increasing number of schemes designed to help you find reputable local businesses and independent reviews from past customers. TrustMark is one example, which is backed by the government and the use of this logo shows that the person or company has agreed to a code of practice that covers insurance as well as good customer service. There is a website where you can simply enter your postcode and find a list of traders within your local area.
Rated People is another service recommending tradespeople. This system is slightly different as you enter your requirements and up to three recommended traders contact you to provide a quote for your project. Once the job is done, you return to the website to rate your trader and this feeds into the overall review process. You can always check out the other reviews from previous customers. These are just two examples of websites that can help and there are others.
Once you have chosen a joiner it is a good idea to be clear when specifying your requirements and agree a start and end date in advance. Most good joiners will happily provide references allowing you to speak directly to previous customers. We hope you can find a good joiner to help fit your new doors from Doorsan so they will look their very best when fitted.
Very important: when having timber doors fitted make sure that your joiner understands the construction of the door you have ordered and what the recommended tolerances for any trimming of the door/s has been advised by the supplier. In addition remember that timber doors must be finished with the recommended stains/varnishes before fitting, if a joiner says that this is not necessary then be wary, as your supplier guarantee will not be upheld.