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My name is Craig Shaw of Craig Shaw Carpentry and I have been a sole trader since 2004, and I have been a carpenter since 1997. I have an NVQ level II in carpentry as well as a Certificate III in Carpentry which is an Australian qualification. Originally from Zimbabwe, I started my carpentry career in South Africa working for a business that set up a luxury bushcamp in the Kruger National Park area. My work also included making rustic furniture and doing various fit outs in luxury safari lodges in the Sabi Sand game reserve and other parts of South Africa.
I then moved to the UK in 1999, where I worked in London on both commercial and residential projects mainly through agencies. In 2004 I started my own business and worked on various residential projects which included full refurbishments, new build fitouts, an extension on my own property, and a whole range of carpentry related work which included built-in wardrobes, kitchen fitting, flooring, fencing etc.
In 2009, my wife and I emigrated to Australia where I continued carpentry, picking up some new skills with timber frame construction and other general building. I also got my Certificate III in site carpentry.
In 2017 we returned to the UK, settling in Ashford. I have been working on many new build projects since being here, as well as other carpentry jobs all over this part of Kent.
Ashford, Kent, TN24 8BT
Ashford, London, Maidenhead, Westerham, Felixstowe, Kent