The most important step in starting any construction or home improvement project is selecting the right people to work with. The quality of service delivered can vary greatly between different tradesman and joinery firms, so it’s important to do thorough research before making any decisions. Here are some things to look for during your research.
-Recommendations. Do you know anybody who has used a joinery service before? Ask them about their experience. If they were happy, consider them for your own project. If you don’t personally know anyone who has used a joinery service, look for customer reviews online on any joinery that you’re interested in.
-Qualifications / Experience.
In the UK, there aren’t any formal requirements necessary to become a joiner. However, there are qualifications that joiners can take in woodworking to gain a level of formal knowledge. You want to know that you’re working with someone who knows what they're doing, so ask about previous experience/qualifications.
Larger, more well-established firms, such as http://www.dbsj.co.uk/, are often more reliable and trustworthy than smaller companies or individuals. If your project is small, you may be better off looking for an independent tradesman.
Prices vary depending on the joinery you work with and the nature of your project. Get quotes off multiple joineries and compare to find the best deal.