I have been working in the construction industry for over 39 years, Carpentry has been the backbone of my work but I have also taken on larger building projects with the help of other trade friends. I started my working life as a carpenter and attended Weymouth College in 1977 for 3 years. I worked as a carpenter for 15 years for other building companies on building sites doing 1st fix (floor joists, roofs, stud walls, door linings etc) and 2nd fix (hanging doors, fitting kitchens, stairs & skirting, etc)
ie building houses, also some commercial building refurbishments. After completing my 4 year diploma in 1992 I worked as a site agent on larger projects, the largest project I was in charge of was 3.6 million two 6 story blocks of flats in Bournemouth. In 1998 I worked as a temporary maintenance surveyor for Dorchester council (In charge of maintaining 47 schools) and Bournemouth council in charge of maintaining 1500 homes of their 4000 housing stock. I started being self employed in 2003 after my first year I set up a computerized factory spending £100,000 on machinery to manufacture kitchens & bedrooms for trade and the public (see pictures below). I sold that in 2007 & now I have a small workshop at home that I work out of, meaning my overheads are kept as low as possible and I can pass that savings onto my customers. No job is to small.
Weymouth Technical College 1977 -
Weymouth Technical College 1979 Part one in Surveying & Levelling
Independence Correspondence School 1989 – 1992
Diploma in Building Construction specializing in carpentry & joinery to advance graft level four in both.
The course covered all the trades from design, planning, setting out, bricklaying, plumbing, carpentry, shuttering, joinery, painting, groundworks, electrics, uPVC doors and timber windows & doors, etc.
Managerial & Professional HSE Construction Skills Training 27th July 2010