CR Carpentry Ltd

Client Testimonials

CR Carpentry Restoration have done a number of jobs  for me in the past three years. They're always quick, efficient,  cheerful and tidy. They arrive when they say they're going to, and the quality of their work is great. I'd recommend them to anyone.

- Kate Q (Hither Green)

We have employed Ben Cooper on a range of carpentry and general building jobs in our home in Blackheath. He is a marvel and pretty much the whole street have fallen in love with him. This is why: He is conscientious, receptive, innovative, incredibly hardworking and very skilled in his craft. He built us a complex set of cupboards, shelving units and desks for our study which look so customised to the room itself; he has worked on our floors, and basically done things in every room to improve our home environment.

- Ian R (Blackheath)

Ben has carried out several jobs for us including restoring and double-glazing our sash windows and building two beautiful alcove units. He is punctual, honest, reliable, tidy and a pleasure to deal with. If you want someone who turns up when they say they will, delivers timely and reasonable quotes, respects your home and is extremely nice and talented as well, Ben is the person you’re looking for. We would definitely use him again.

- Louise P (Blackheath)

This is a good team who work to the highest standards and deliver on time & within price.Very clean , cheerful & trustworthy . Was very happy to have them back  to do more work - all with the same great finish !

- Steve M (Blackheath)

I have a couple of gothic-arch sash windows in my Victorian house. The cost of replacing such units was prohibitive and other restorers I contacted semed to be incapable of doing the job.  I contacted Ben who was able to restore the original windows and fit "Slimlite" double glazing. The end result is great; draft-free and much quieter with all the orginal appearence intact.   What's more, Ben is a trustworthy and reliable individual and a pleasure to employ.

- Mark G (Putney)

Completed the job quickly and efficiently. When I noticed a problem with expansion in the wood, Coopers returned very promptly and redid the job to a high standard. Very pleased with the service and would use again. (Blackheath)

- A Smith (Blackheath)

I have no hesitation in recommending Coopers Restoration to anyone who wishes to refurbish their windows and doors. Ben and his team have systematically renovated all of my windows, stripping them down, double glazing and re-hanging. During this process he kept me informed of each task and kept his costs to the quotation provided. His team were a pleasure to have in the house as they were reliable, honest and careful in my space. Ben seems to have worked in most of the houses in our street, moving from one property to the next, is reputation spreading by word of mouth. I am thrilled he is now formalising the solid base he has established over the years and finally letting others know how good he is.

- Sue D (Blackheath)

On Ben's advice, we have managed to avoid replacing our 150 year old box sashes. He and his team have done a fantastic job restoring and draught-proofing them for a very reasonable price and the windows have been transformed. His workers have always been polite and cheerful and Ben himself is a pleasure to do business with.

- Clare (Blackheath)

Cooper's restoration were able to double- glaze our windows without replacing them (we had previously been told by other installers this was impossible), cost effectively; there were no unpleasant surprises. They were on time, pleasant and tidy. We have no hesitation in recommending them".

I had lovely sash windows but they were draughty, shattered whenever there was noise or cars driving by and I was sure that I lost about 40% of my heat from my windows. I was clear that I wanted to keep my windows and not buy UPVC double glazing, thereby I started to look for companies that specialised in restoring Sash windows. I found Slimlite the double glazers for sash window and they recommended Coopers Resstoration. Ben gave me the first quote but I needed to obtain a few more. Ben's professionalism stood out for me though. He was patient whilst waiting for my other quotes, he was not aggressive in selling his services. His quote was overall very competitive price and so that also helped!

During the 9 days Ben and Max were here, they were very punctual and looked after my home. The quality of work was 100% if not more. And the craftsmanship was over and above my expectations.

I smile everytime I look at the windows. The difference in heat and noise is over and beyond what I imagined.

- Richard H (Knightsbridge)

I would definitely recommend CR Carpentry for windows work and decorating. They were swift and efficient at getting the work done and pleasant and helpful at all times - keeping things as tidy as possible and updating me on progress every day. The windows look great as does the painting. Many thanks.

- Kate S (Blackheath)

'We've used CR Carpentry a couple of times for small carpentry jobs – once to replace some broken floorboards and once to remove and repair a sash window. They are everything you would like tradesmen to be: polite, punctual, and do a good quality job for a reasonable price. They even found vintage floorboards for us at a very low cost to match in with our existing floorboards. I would highly recommend them. '

- Sally C (Blackheath)

We chose CR Carpentry as they came highly recommended from neighbours and friends. Ben and his crew provided a quality standard of service and paid close attention to detail. Also most definitely friendly and reliable. We are more than pleased with the results and are sure to see them again.

- Alex (Blackheath)

I engaged CR Carpentry to install double glazing throughout my flat. I found Ben and his team to be efficient, careful, good humoured and reasonably priced. They did an excellent job and I have no hesitation in recommending them.

- Richard J (Waterloo)

Ben and his team from CR Carpentry draft-proofed our old Victorian windows for us and the house is so much warmer whilst still retaining the lovely character! It was a pleasure having them in the house as they are so polite and friendly and they cleaned up everyday before they left. They took pride in their work and friends who have just seen our windows and have recently installed double glazing in their own home, say they now wish they had renovated and draft-proofed their beautiful period windows with CR Carpentry instead.

- Mrs D. Paul (London, TW12)

Ben has done a fantastic Job and has been a pleasure to work with. The window was finished with real quality and he did a great job of salvaging and reusing the original architectural details. On top of all this he even replaced some rotten weather boarding round the window and fixed a dodgy front door and gutter! Amazing job!

- Adam C (Blackheath)

CR Carpentry Limited have brought my windows back to life. The sash windows were very tired looking, with rot, flaking paint and opening mechanisms that didn't work. The windows now look like brand new. In fact, they are even better, as they include the slimlite glass which provided extra insulation and noise reduction. Ben Cooper and his company CR Carpentry are true professionals. They work hard, have amazing attention to detail and their skill can be seen in the end product. You will certainly be happy you chose CR Carpentry to retore your windows.

- Rene W (Camden)

CR Carpentry have completed an excellent job of double glazing the windows of our house. Their approach was very professional throughout. The work was done to a high standard and the workman courteous and considerate throughout. I would be happy to use them again.

- Liz

Ben and his team renovated our bay windows and saved that which we had been told was un-saveable. We were relegated to the back reception room but they protected in between and started every morning sheeting up, to finish every day with a thorough clean. Ben's communication was excellent, to the degree we knew exactly where we stood every step of the way. We were very happy with the quality of the work and the way Ben and his team went about their work. We wouldn't hesitate in recommending them.

- Tess Y (New Cross)

Sending you a few lines to say a very big thank you for making our house so snug and warm. The new glazing and draught proofing have made an enormous difference to the rooms where you installed the Slimlite glass. We are finding that we don't need the thermostat up so high and whereas before when we would come down in the morning to a freezing cold kitchen it's now quite comfortable. Furthermore, the professionalism with which you and your team worked is highly commendable. We have never had work done in the house by people who are as thorough as you and your team when it comes to protecting the floors/carpets/furniture and clearing up at the end of each day. The quality of the workmanship is excellent. We have already recommended you to others and would be delighted to give you a reference should any of your potential clients require one so don't hesitate to pass on our details if you wish. To be honest, we've rather enjoyed the extremely cold weather of the last week so we can test how good the new glazing is! Thanks again,

- Julie and Peter (West Hampstead)

CR Carpentry fully restored and draft proofed all the windows of my home with skilful efficiency in 2012 / 13. The windows were large and challenging including a huge bay window with curved glass. They now all move with ease and fit snugly keeping out the cold winds that used to whistle through the many gaps and poorly fitting sashes. My rooms were prepared for the task with care and the work was completed to a high standard. I would highly recommend Ben and his company as I was by a neighbour following the full restoration of her windows in the same grade 1 listed building.

- Ann B - (Blackheath)

We are very happy to provide an endorsement of CR Carpentry Ltd, who dismantled, repaired and re-installed 6 pairs of ground-floor sash windows using Slimlite glass. Ben and his team provided a highly professional and personable service throughout. They clearly all know their work to a high level of expertise, and we were impressed by the way they set themselves up on-site, worked very hard and productively throughout, and met their quoted timing plan. The end result is excellent in terms of excluding draughts and reducing heat loss, and the work was finished and painted to a very good standard. We highly recommend CR Carpentry’s service!

- William K (Putney)

CR Carpentry recently repaired and renovated our sash window. When other companies would only recommend that we replaced the windows, CR Carpentry used their expertise to refurbish them to their former glory and at almost half the cost of the quoted replacement windows. They did a really great job, the finished windows open easily, are draught proofed and look beautiful. I would highly recommend CR Carpentry to anyone who is thinking of having their windows repaired, we found them enthusiastic, well informed, reliable and personable. They were also very clean and tidy.  

Thanks again for the work on the windows, we have received lots of compliments on them.

- Melissa M (Camberwell)


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