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By jonathanball, Mar 10 2016 01:15PM

Traditionally, Joiners would ‘join’ wood together in a workshop offsite from the products final destination. A joiner can make a variety of items such as windows, doors, staircases, kitchen cabinetry, conservatories etc.

Meanwhile, a carpenter would install the items made by the joiner and carry out on-site work such as the construction of stud walling, roof trusses and floor joists.

Carpentry and joinery can be understood as different specialisms within the same craft.

So which one do you need, a joiner or a carpenter? At Roaches joinery we undertake both, this ensures a continuity from workshop to site and greater simplicity as we are responsible for the job from start to finish.

By jonathanball, Jan 27 2016 06:47PM

Seem to be having a glut in trade of hardwood, entrance doors at present. These (rather heavy) examples are made from utile, a quality, sustainable hardwood. The 4 doors in the photo show a variation in panel detail with 3 different fielded panels and one bead and butt, and all come complete with frames. They shall be painted prior to installation and the finished goods listed on our gallery. They shall make a beautiful first impression once painted at homes in Winster, Ipstones and Longnor.

Apologies for our scruffy old terrier, Frankie, getting in on the shot!