Julian has recently finished fitting 4 alcove shelves and 2 alcove wardrobes. We couldn't recommend him more highly. His work is of the highest standard, with incredible attention to detail, and he is a pleasure to deal with!
Anyone know if Julian has given up the game? Or on holiday? He doesnít seem to respond to messages despite having read them not answer the phone/return voicemails :-(
Feedback here sounded good but notice the last recommendations were in September...
Iím afraid Iím on holiday at the moment, enjoying the last of the Turkish summer sun. Sorry I havenít responded yet, but my son has smashed the the screen to my phone. This means I have no access to text messages/ WhatsApp until I return and get my screen replaced. I have sparse access to email (relying on WiFi and access to my wifeís phone) but generally intend to respond to all enquiries upon my return on 3rd November.
Sorry for any delays, but Iím sure you appreciate the unusual situation.
I would like to recommend Julian Richards as a great local carpenter. He created lovely fitted shelving, cupboards and wardrobes in our house. Very professional guy with very appropriate creative ideas and high quality work!
Julian completed a pair of floor to ceiling wardrobes in our house which have changed our life! They look great, hold masses of stuff and are really solid.
Julian really knows what heís doing. He knows what will look good and is very attentive to your brief. He is utterly reliable and an excellent carpenter - unpaused by the idiosyncrasies of old houses and misshapen walls.
Iíd recommend him unreservedly and weíll definitely use him again.
A pic of his work attached and his number is 07931 520713.
Very happy to add my voice to the recommendations for Julian Richards above.
I had to wait a fair while for Julian to become available to fit my wardrobes, testament to his popularity on here!
But it was worth the wait, and TBF gave me plenty of time to decide on the layout / design / handles.
I have a LOT of clothes and I'm VERY fussy but Julian was happy to oblige.
I also wanted something slightly different to suit my 30s semi, more art deco rather than Victorian or Shaker style cupboards.
Julian was very helpful in making suggestions and came back after the decorator had painted to make a couple of adjustments to account for my lanky height & flowing clothes!
I've not posted before so I'll add a photo if I can figure out how...
My husband and I are looking to get high quality alcoves either side of a fireplace in our living room. Obviously we wouldn't want this until post-lockdown, but would be great to discuss this with you in preparation. Shall I send photos / any other info to you directly?
We would also like to echo all the excellent feedback above for Julian Richards. We hired based on this forum and he certainly met our expectations.
He built two floor to ceiling wardrobes for us - one in an alcove and one across a whole wall. He was very helpful regarding design and his carpentry was excellent. He was totally un-bothered by the somewhat wonky walls of our house, reliable and finished on time. We are delighted with the results.
He also built some floating shelves either side of a fireplace which are also excellent.
I posted a message recommending Julian and his excellent cupboards and wardrobes a couple of months ago. Just repeating my enthusiasm for his work - high quality, solid, well designed and reliable - and adding some more photos of a wardrobe and shelves he did for our sonsí bedroom last year.
Do contact him on 07931 520713 If you want something similar.
Julian did an outstanding job for us last year fitting wardrobes in our bedroom, building bespoke bed side cabinets and creating a study. He came back a couple of weeks ago to do a smaller job creating a new cupboard unit. Would recommend him without hesitation. He has an incredible eye for detail, knows how to maximise space, comes up with creative solutions and is meticulous in his work. He listens carefully to what you want, comes up with great ideas and he's a really nice guy.
We just want to say a big thank you to Julian, who's just completed our bedroom wardrobes, and living room cupboards with shelving. We are absolutely over the moon with everything. He is highly skilled, and would 100% recommend him. A seriously great job.
Also, whilst he was here, he helped me build a garden fence, that was totally unplanned. I wasn't really sure what I was doing, and he basically did 99% of the work (which I took the credit for later on).
We will be contacting Julian Richards again, any need for a carpenter, this is a great find. Thank you.