Hiring a local joiner or a local carpenter has never been easier thanks to the technology we have available to us in the 21st century.

However, this abundance of choice can cause confusion on who to trust with your home improvement services, whether you need your flat roof repairing, skirting boards painting, or need a carpenter and joiner for bespoke new internal doors.

In this blog post, we have put together 5 reasons why you should hire local joiners for your next home improvement project.

Great local reputation

One of the great advantages you have for hiring a local business is the reputation they have in your local area. For example, we have been applying our joinery expertise to the homes of Mansfield and surrounding areas since 2004, and we are rated 5 stars on Freeindex from 33 reviews. Therefore we have a great local reputation.

Working with people you know

Because local businesses are owned by members of the same community as you, there’s a good chance you will know that person outside of a professional environment. Working with a local tradesperson you know and trust can make a huge difference to the project.

Quality of work

Because the tradesperson is local to you, they should definitely want to perform the service you are paying them for to the best of their abilities. After all, nobody wants a bad local reputation.

Family run businesses

Local family businesses signify an element of trust in your local area. A tremendous amount of hard work has gone into family businesses building up their local reputation and their portfolio. When you speak with a local family run business, you can definitely be certain a lot of care and enthusiasm goes into their work.

Recommendations from family and friends

Recommendations are a great way of finding trusted local businesses for your home improvement needs. Never hesitate to ask your friends and family if they know of a company for your local joiner, bricklayer, roofing specialists and so on.

3 Questions to Ask Your Local Joiner

Can you provide me with previous examples of your work?

Obtaining evidence of their previous work is a great way to see their standards and quality.

How long have you been in business?

If you are the sort of person that gains trust from how long a business has been providing their services for, then this is a great question to ask your local joiner.

How long do you estimate the work to take?

Depending on the job, the estimated work time will vary. But, if your local carpenter or joiner can give you an estimated date of completion, it allows you to adjust your schedule.

So, if you’re thinking of hiring a local joiner for your next project, we hope this article helps you. If you’re in the Mansfield area, please give us a call today or fill out our contact form to see how we can help.

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After many years of providing professional bespoke joinery services from our small unit at home and our professionally kitted out van, we have decided to make the transition to a larger unit in Mansfield, so that we can provide an even higher quality service with a faster turnaround.

We’ve had more equipment delivered this week so will update the images once we have them but our workshop is fully kitted out so that we can provide more of the following types of product/service;

  • Bespoke & Bulk Window Manufacturing
  • Bespoke & Bulk Door Manufacturing
  • Bespoke & Bulk Gate Manufacturing
  • Custom Kitchen Design and Manufacturing
  • Specialist Shopfitting Design, Manufacturer and Installation

Plus anything else in between.

We offer the full service, from concept design, to manufacturing through to installation all at the highest of standards and quality.

TC Joinery are like no other in the area, so we do not make things out of bits of wood we craft beautiful creations from the finest timbers in the country.

If you want something that is a cut above the rest, then we’re now more equipped than ever to help you make your ideas come to life.

Call us on 01623 272 709 or email on info@tcjoinery.co.uk

We recently created this set of “kite winder” stairs for a customer in Mansfield, the end result was fantastic!

Stairs and Balustrade really are a speciality of ours and it’s something we really enjoy doing.

We are proud to say that we have now launched our very own twitter account!

Follow us @TCJoineryLtd for all the latest projects and industry information.

Here at TC Joinery – we like to think we can turn our hand to anything that falls within our industry – so when we were approached to make some movie props for a local film we jumped at the chance!

They wanted the doors to look aged, so that’s what they got – needless to say they were over the moon and have kept our details for future work!

Contact us today to discuss any joinery or carpentry related work you need – even bespoke movie prop creation! 🙂


Free INdex!We do a lot of work for people who have gone elsewhere first and spent money on something that has turned out to be a complete waste! Everyone has the right to shop around for the best price and deal – but always bear our motto in mind – “Buy cheap, pay twice!”


We’ve just received a brilliant review from one of our fabulous customers;

“Unfortunately we learned the hard way…
We had a wooden floor from Homebase laid by a poor workman. The floor had shifted and was uneven and left us feeling frustrated and annoyed, enter Terence.


We were given lots of information and reference points and quickly established that Terence was in a totally different league, proud of his work and a craftsman in every sense of the word. Our embarrassing flooring has now be totally replaced by a fabulous work of art.


Nothing phased Terence not even our uneven concrete floor and endless corners, he actually seemed to relish the challenge and has well and truly delivered excellent value for money and sound advice along the way.”

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This very much sums up how we work and our ethos – if you want the same attention paid to your wooden floor or bespoke wooden item then get in touch!

To view more reviews check out our FreeIndex Profile!