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Long term carpenter/joiner for restoration project
Posted 10 September 2010
Job Description:
We have just bought a new home in Donisthorpe, a 250 year old listed farmhouse with large gardens, and we intend to spend the next 18 months renovating it. We have hired a team of very skilled builders to do most of the work that the property needs, however there is one area that we need to hire one additional person, a skilled joiner. There is going to be a lot of timberwork and joinery needed over the coming 18 months and we want to hire a skilled joiner that can take on the work as and when needed. You will need all your own equipment, which we’d like you to bring and set up on-site at the house (we have ample garage space) when you’re working for us. You will need to be able to do the following to a commercial and professional standard: • Design and build all cabinets/cupboards/fittings for a bespoke handmade kitchen (builders will be able to support fitting and painting) • Design and build new windows where replacements of modern windows are needed, these will be both sash boxes/windows and casement windows with lead glazing bars, again builders can help with fitting. • Design and build fitted cupboards/wardrobes in all bedrooms, office, library and study areas. The property is Georgian, so design will have to be sympathetic to that. • Design and build fitted interior shutters for every single window in the property, some are recessed and will need a side box, some are flush and the shutters will need to lie flat. • Design and build the timber frame and glazing for a new conservatory. • Repair and restoration of internal and external doors • Advise on and source timber and other fittings It’s a lot of work, and it will take a long time to complete. My overall proposal is that we contract you for blocks of time over the coming 18 months to 24 months, whenever there is a block of work to be completed. We can discuss the timing of each block to fit around your other work, and ensure that each block of work is at least 2 weeks or longer, maybe with occasional one day onsite visits for specific tasks. When working for us, you should set up the workshop here at the house and work with us and the builders to complete all the necessary joinery. It would be a contract hire, paid on a daily rate, we are working to a budget of £80 per day (including VAT if necessary) for the right person. Please do not apply if this budget is not sufficient for you as we are not interested in haggling, we prefer to find someone that would be happy with this daily rate from the start to avoid any bad feelings at the beginning. It's important that you have the skills to complete the above work, and all necessary tools, and it’s also it's important that you are a perfectionist with a strong work ethic and demanding quality, this is a listed building that needs taking care of, and we are looking to achieve a high quality finish. It's also important that you can fit into our family (we have four young children) as you will spend so much time in and around our home. It is preferable that you are a non-smoker, or at least will not need to smoke near the home. If you’re interested, contact me with some details about yourself and how I can contact you.
Services Required:
  • Carpenter | Joiner
Estimate required for:
  • Labour and materials
Success Criteria:
  • Experience and references
  • Price
  • Respect for property
  • The quality of the finished job
Location: Donisthorpe
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