“Many thanks for your hard labour which has restored dignity and a certain longevity to a lovely honest old house”
Frank James – Gloucester
“From the moment we met Tom, we immediately warmed to him and knew that our barn was in the best hands. He was passionate about restoring our building and preserving as much of the timber as possible. Where repairs were required he did an outstanding job of scarfing the old and new oak together. The end result is simply stunning and we could not be happier.
In addition, Tom designed and built our extension frame from green oak. We took his advice on some of the design elements and we were thrilled with the finished article. He is truly a master of his craft.
Having used many tradesmen on our project (including other carpenters), we can say that Tom is the utmost professional. Not once did we have to worry about how much was being achieved. Tom, along with all the carpenters he brought with him, is friendly, approachable and completely trustworthy.”
Dana Stephens and Ronnie Ford – Essex
“We have a very high regard for Tom Kinsella and the excellent work that he has done for us at Short Street Farm. Over the last few months he has built an impressive 3 bay oak car port, and also an oak roof on a stables conversion. Tom is an excellent communicator – has kept us really well informed – and has responded very quickly to our many questions. He has a great eye for detail and produces high quality drawings using his graphic design skills. This proved very useful in agreeing the final details. He as also demonstrated a lot of initiative throughout. Tom takes a lot of pride in his traditional oak carpentry techniques – which makes for a wonderful finished product. He goes about the work in a very professional manner – is an excellent planner and has a very calm and positive approach. We have also been very impressed by the quality of the other members of his team. He, and they, have worked cheerfully through some appalling weather to move the work forward. We highly recommend Tom Kinsella and his Traditional Carpenters company.”
Ian and Marian Curtis – Short Street Farm