Frequently Asked Questions

What do you do?

A vast range of jobs come under ‘carpentry’. Have a look at the services 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?

We currently have a 100% customer satisfaction rating. You can read what our customers have to say on Facebook
and Checkatrade. We can also provide references from recent customers too.

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 £5 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.

What’s the difference between an 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.

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 Bath, but we still consider interesting work offers from further afield occasionally.

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.