Stone Home Improvements Carpentry and Joinery
What we do!
Established for 40 years, Stone Home Improvements are a professional carpentry and joinery business with all relevant allied trades.
We offer a comprehensive service direct to home owners, property developers, landlords and estate agents.
Our area of work is a 30 mile radius of Tadworth Surrey, which includes areas of the following counties, London, Berkshire, Hampshire, Buckinghamshire, Kent and East Sussex.
If you are unsure whether you fall within our area please contact us for confirmation.
Examples of work that we offer are;
- all aspects of carpentry and joinery
- book cases
- storage display units
- re-furnish staircases
- replacement front doors
- internal and external doors
- uPVC doors and windows
- replacement glazing
- solid/engineered flooring
- exterior soffits/fascias/guttering
- whole house refurbishments
How we work!
Having discussed the customer’s requirements, we produce a quote or estimate for the work. We either work from existing plans or produce sketches for a client. Our joinery is usually done in our workshop. This can be provided to customers on a ‘supply only’ basis. Alternatively our carpenters can fit the piece on site and liaise with architects and planning officers as needed.
We are often able to suggest and co-ordinate qualified, local crafts people to do work like architectural drawing, structural engineering, electrical wiring, plumbing, ground works or roof tiling.
The difference between a carpenter and joiner.
A joiner usually makes the timber products that a carpenter fixes on-site. So, for example, a joiner might be employed to make the doors, frame and windows for a new building. Traditionally joiners would ‘join’ wood in a workshop; whereas a carpenter would construct the building elements on site. Carpenters would install the products made by joiners, and construct features like the roof trusses, joisted floors and stud-work for partitioning the building. It is not true that the difference between a carpenter and joiner is in whether or not they use nails!
Carpentry and joinery can therefore be understood as different specialisms within the same craft. In practice, there is crossover between the two disciplines, with apprentices learning many of the same wood-working techniques. However, it is worth asking about a firm or craft-person’s expertise, particularly if you need specialised components. A joiner may make beautiful staircases but a carpenter may do a better job in fitting it in your house. Similarly, a carpenter may skillfully hang and balance your doors but a joiner may make superior replicas.
How to choose between a carpenter or joiner.
In deciding whether to employ a carpenter or joiner, it is best to pick crafts-people according to their experience relative to the project. For example, extensions or alterations to a historic building would require specialised knowledge and experience in building conservation. If you need both a carpenter and joiner, the advantage of employing a business that provides both services is simplicity: it is easier to manage a project if you do not have to coordinate several crafts-people; and it avoids divided responsibility if problems arise.
We are Carpenters and Joiners.
At Stone Home Improvements, we specialise in carpentry but are also joiners that do cabinet making – a fine form of joinery, crafting free-standing furniture. To find out more about the work of our carpenters and joiners in Surrey, please see list of services and portfolio of work. For a local carpenter or joiner within a 30 mile radius of Tadworth in Surrey, please call us for a free quote or estimate.