What do you do?
A vast range of jobs come under ‘carpentry’. Have a look at the services (link) section for an overview. We also have links with other trades, and offer project management for larger projects, meaning less stress for you.
Are your customers happy?
Will you make a mess in my house?
No. In fact we will leave it cleaner than it was when we arrived. We are a small enough company that I oversee every job, and I am a stickler for cleanliness. Dust sheets go on all furniture, carpets and hard floors will be protected, and powered dust extraction is used on all tools. We thoroughly hoover at the end of every job.
Are you qualified?
All tradesmen we employ and use are qualified to a nationally recognised standard. I have a City & Guilds qualification in Carpentry and joinery. We have also employed apprentices on official college-based schemes.
Are you insured?
We have public liability insurance up to £10 million.
Do you charge VAT?
We are not currently VAT registered, so you will only pay VAT on materials. We will maintain this arrangement as long as possible. Of course if you are undertaking a new build, VAT is rated at zero and can all be reclaimed anyway.
Do you do free estimates and quotes?
Of course we do, I’m not sure it’s worth stating but everyone else makes a song and dance about it.
What’s the difference between and estimate and a quote?
An estimate is an educated guess as to what the final bill will be. A quote, on the other hand, is a fixed, binding price, and will only vary if there are significant additions or variations. We normally provide a quotation, and clearly warn our clients of possible pitfalls or additions.
Do you have a price list?
It isn’t practical to have a list of fixed prices. However, I pride myself on having fair prices, and I go to great lengths to make sure they are the same for everyone.
Where do you work?
We work in Bristol and Hampshire, but we still consider work offers from further afield, including London.
Do you make tables?
Whenever I meet someone and tell them I’m a carpenter, they ask if I make tables. In common with most carpenters, I very rarely make tables, although it has been known. It’s something we might do more of in the future though, watch this space.
What does Parnosa mean?
My late father Tony used the name for a restaurant fit-out company he ran back in the 60s. Apparently it is an old Hebrew word, roughly meaning ‘honest livelihood’. I revived the name in his memory.