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Smart About Wood

Member of Checkatrade for over 4 years
Smart About Wood Feedback Scores
45 feedback reports
with an average score of 9.9 out of 10.
Works in
Brighton, Hove, Worcester, Seaford, London, West Sussex, East Sussex
Contact
name: Annie Smart
address:
Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 6GF
telephone: 07776 242780   Enlarged for easy dialing:
07776 242780
email:
web:
Company Profile

I am a female carpenter who has been running my own business, Smart About Wood, since 2008 and has been working in carpentry for the last seven years, initially apprenticed to a major building maintenance contractor in South East London and latterly as a project manager for a female-run construction and maintenance company.

 

With particular skills and experience in kitchen fitting; designing, building and installing bespoke furniture and storage solutions; laying solid and laminate flooring; and external work including decking and cladding, I am also happy to give free quotes for small domestic carpentry jobs such as timber repairs and door hanging.

 

Smart About Wood operates as part of an informal network of local trades people who are dedicated to providing quality services and trading fairly and as such can also provide a comprehensive building and maintenance service for larger projects at affordable prices. 

Skills
Main work undertaken
Joinery
Accreditations and Memberships
Checkatrade


City and Guilds

City & Guilds NVQ Level 1 Certificate in Wood Occupations (Construction) Awarded  December 2005


City & Guilds NVQ Level 2 Certificate in Wood Occupations (Site Carpentry) (Construction) Awarded July 2007


City & Guilds NVQ Level 3 Certificate in Wood Occupations - Site Carpentry Awarded July 2008


Chartered Management Institute NVQ Level 3 Certificate in Management Awarded August 2008



Company Information
Interviewed on: 16 February 2010 Public Liability Insurance: Awaiting Renewal
Limited Company: No Insured by: AXA
VAT Registered: No Coverage amount (£): 2,000,000
References 5 received by Checkatrade

As part of our vetting procedure, these references consist of the first 5 processed feedback submissions which have been spot-checked/verified by Checkatrade.com when Smart About Wood joined in February 2010.

Carpentry and joinery.
Excellent and reliable service. Good quality craftsmanship to a very high standard. We know of them as being a reputable company.
Trader in Brighton, 12 March 2010
Carpentry and joinery.
I have both collaborated and subcontracted Annie Smart on a wide variety of new and refurbishment projects.  She provides an excellent, reliable and professional service. Offering good value for money and a high standard of work.  We know of them as being a reputable company.
Trader in Brighton, 12 March 2010
Carpentry work.
Annie provides a friendly, reliable, reasonably priced and very good quality service. I recommend her highly. We're extremely pleased with all the work she has carried out for us.
Customer in Hove, 12 March 2010
Carpentry work.
The works were undertaken to an exceptionally high standard, an a very thorough, methodical and considerate way. We were consulted at all stages of the project. We are very happy to recommend Smart About Wood.
Customer in Hove, 12 March 2010
Cabinet making and fitting.
Excellent quality of carpentry. Also general repair and decorating skills are excellent. Annie Smart is very reliable, a good time keeper and great value for money.
Customer in London, 12 March 2010
Feedback Reports Showing 10 out of 45 (reviews based on work commenced)
Total recommendations: 45, average score 9.9 Last six months: 3 reports, average rating 10
Scores:
10Tidiness: 10 out of 10 10Timekeeping: 10 out of 10 10Courtesy: 10 out of 10 10Workmanship: 10 out of 10
10
Combined score: 10 out of 10
1010
Constructing a built in wardrobe in room with sloping wall.
We have a room with a sloping wall and we required a wardrobe that would make use of this wall in order to maximise the space. Annie made a brief visit to measure up and returned to get on with the job. Her initial plans were compromised however she thought through the problem and produced an end result that was perfect as a wardrobe but was also proportionate to the room. Our (hers and mine) idea for floating shelves on the outside side wall were the icing on the cake. Annie was a pleasure to have in the house and a good worker and I would have no hesitation in recommending her.
Customer in Seaford, 5 March 2014  
Scores:
10Tidiness: 10 out of 10 10Timekeeping: 10 out of 10 10Courtesy: 10 out of 10 10Workmanship: 10 out of 10
10
Combined score: 10 out of 10
1010
Bespoke wardrobe + replacement cupboard doors.
This was the second time we employed Annie and on both occasions we were delighted with her work. She got on with the job unobtrusively and was a pleasure to have in the house.
Customer in Brighton, 14 February 2014  
Scores:
10Tidiness: 10 out of 10 10Timekeeping: 10 out of 10 10Courtesy: 10 out of 10 10Workmanship: 10 out of 10
10
Combined score: 10 out of 10
1010
Carpentry work.
Annie's a brilliant craftswoman, not only did she put up some lovely bespoke shelves in my lounge but also helped to design and then built a fabulous bespoke kitchen worktop/desk area for me too. I would recommend her without hesitation!
Customer in Hove, 6 February 2014  
Scores:
10Tidiness: 10 out of 10 10Timekeeping: 10 out of 10 10Courtesy: 10 out of 10 10Workmanship: 10 out of 10
10
Combined score: 10 out of 10
1010
Shelved linen cupboard.
Annie Smart built exactly what we needed. She was very professional in her approach and with the advice she gave. The finished product was of a high standard and she worked quietly and unobtrusively. We would definitely recommend her.
Customer in Brighton, 5 September 2013  
Scores:
10Tidiness: 10 out of 10 10Timekeeping: 10 out of 10 10Courtesy: 10 out of 10 10Workmanship: 10 out of 10
10
Combined score: 10 out of 10
1010
Laid flooring ply in advance of floor tiling plus created thresholds and adjusted doors after tiles had been laid.
Very pleased with Smart About Wood's high standard of work. Annie clearly takes considerable pride in what she does and her care and attention to detail is very evident. Annie works diligently and tidily and nothing is too much trouble. What's more, she is friendly and courteous and a pleasure to have around.
Customer in Brighton, 8 August 2013  
Scores:
10Tidiness: 10 out of 10 10Timekeeping: 10 out of 10 10Courtesy: 10 out of 10 10Workmanship: 10 out of 10
10
Combined score: 10 out of 10
1010
Hanging of five doors, including one fire door and building of fabbie bespoke angled cupboard.
Was pleasure having Annie working in our flat, very friendly, always cheerful, hard working and really eye for detail. Smart About Wood comes highly recommended.
Customer in Brighton, 23 July 2013  
Scores:
10Tidiness: 10 out of 10 10Timekeeping: 10 out of 10 10Courtesy: 10 out of 10 10Workmanship: 10 out of 10
10
Combined score: 10 out of 10
1010
In-built wardrobes and floating shelves and desk.
Annie was really helpful when we weren't sure what we wanted and was happy to give advice and ideas. She was really lovely to have around the house and even offered to take a lunch break at the time my toddler needed to sleep so not to disturb him. The cupboards and shelving looks fantastic and I would definitely recommend her.
Customer in Brighton, 27 June 2013  
Scores:
10Tidiness: 10 out of 10 10Timekeeping: 10 out of 10 10Courtesy: 10 out of 10 10Workmanship: 10 out of 10
10
Combined score: 10 out of 10
1010
Building understairs cupboard and repairing door frame.
A really fantastic job! Annie was very helpful and full of good ideas, extremely punctual, neat and a pleasure to have in the house. We wanted a self-contained tall cupboard plus shelves for general storage in the understairs space - Annie developed an effective solution from our vague sketch and executed it beautifully. Extra kudos for having to work in a very limited space with wonky angles! Door frame repair was more straightforward, very neatly done. Would definitely employ her again and highly recommend.
Customer in Brighton, 14 November 2012  
Scores:
10Tidiness: 10 out of 10 9Timekeeping: 9 out of 10 10Courtesy: 10 out of 10 10Workmanship: 10 out of 10
9.8
Combined score: 9.8 out of 10
9.810
Shelving in airing cupboard.
Painstaking attention to detail. Excellent completed product.
Customer in Hove, 1 November 2012  
Scores:
10Tidiness: 10 out of 10 9Timekeeping: 9 out of 10 10Courtesy: 10 out of 10 10Workmanship: 10 out of 10
9.8
Combined score: 9.8 out of 10
9.810
Library.
Annie built a library for us, it's exactly what we wanted and is beautiful! Her team are a pleasure to have around.
Customer in Hove, 26 October 2012  
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