Ashforth Carpentry’s vast experience in timber frames covers traditional style houses, office buildings, offices to multi-story apartment blocks; from single plot developments to 20+ plot developments. Due to the speed, accuracy and environmental benefits, timber frame wall and floor cassettes for new builds is an ever-increasing requirement for developers. Ashforth Carpentry has built from the frames to the finish work delivering these services at the highest of quality.
Our Timber Frame carpentry services cover:
- Wall panel assembly
- Floor panel assembly
Wall Panel Assembly
Ashforth Carpentry is committed to installing wall panel assemblies perfectly into new homes. The timber frame panels are specifically designed to frame the rooms of a building and the doors and windows.
Floor Panel Assembly
Ashforth Carpentry does an excellent job of installing floor panels into the subfloor of a building. Most floor panels are preassembled units of floor joists, sub flooring and finished flooring units.
First Fix Carpentry Services
We are dedicated to providing exceptional first fix services for our clients.
Some of our first fix carpentry services include:
This involves building studwork walls during the framing stages of a building. The walls can be built to:
- Divide large rooms
- Form a corridor or hallway
- Construct nibs (nib walls)
Studwork walls are constructed perfectly level so that they are ready for the plasterboards to fit in without any issues.
These are installed floors that don’t need to be nailed or glued to the subfloor. This method is used for many types of floor coverings including:
- Laminate Flooring
- Luxury Vinyl Flooring (LVF)
- Engineered Flooring
Our carpenters and Joiners also build and install bespoke timber staircases that compliment the interior of the building. Some of the tasks that are carried out include:
- Staircase fitting
- Studwork, plasterboard and panelling
- Installing newel posts and half newels
- Cutting and fixing handrails
- Spindle installation
Windows & Window Boards
This task involves framing the windows so that they are ready to be installed on the walls. Window boards (or sills) are also built and fitted during this process.
The first impression people get when entering a building is the entrance. Our professional carpenters build and install a variety of exterior doors that creates a fundamental focal point of the property.
Internal Door Linings
Linings are designed to hang internal doors and are fitted once the interior door is installed. The door linings are built perfectly to stop the door flush to the frame.
To ensure that the timber structures, floors and walls are strong, we use noggins to provide a strong fixing that will be later fixed to a structure. Noggins (bridging or blocking) can also be used to straighten out wall studs and floor joists if needed.
Mid/Full-height bathroom boxing’s
One of the other first fix tasks that we do include boxing in pipes. Making a pipe boxing helps hide away pipes and other plumbing features in the kitchen or bathroom. This makes the bathroom look immaculate with no ugly pipes sticking out of the walls and ceiling.
Second Fix Carpentry Services
We deliver extraordinary second fix carpentry services to our clients when constructing new homes and offices. Second fix involves the sheetrocking, taping, plastering, sanding and painting: i.e. all of the finishing work that is usually done after the plastering.
We excel at flooring. For years we have been known for quality, innovation and craftmanship. That’s why we work so hard to create custom, unique and modern designs that we’re so proud of.
Some flooring types include:
Internal Hardwood and Softwood Door
This work involves installing internal doors to the rooms of the building. After installing the internal door linings from the first fix phase, the hardwood and softwood doors are perfectly positioned within the frame and linings.
Architraves to Door Linings
Architraves (or door surrounds and door casings) are decorative mouldings used to frame doorways. They can also be fitted around loft traps, box sash windows and plasterboard. Fitting the architraves is a brilliant way to add some character to the internal rooms of a home.
Skirting to Mouldings
A moulding skirting board is a fantastic option to provide a smooth finish to the internal design of a building. Skirting boards run along the bottom of an internal wall and the design complements the interior of a home beautifully.
Pre-formed Door Sets
A door set is the complete unit including the doorframe, hinges, glazing system and other ironmongery. We all install these types of doors as part of the second fix carpentry phase.
After the main frame of the staircase is installed, the components of the stairs are fitted. These components can include:
- The Stringer
- The Risers
- The Starter step
- Standard newels
- Landing newels
- Pin-top newels
- Stabilizer newel posts
Low-level Bathroom Boxing’s
This job involves hiding any pipes in the bathroom running along the floor or at a low-level. A box is built around the pipes, which makes the bathroom look immaculate.
Ashforth Carpentry is accustomed to working with a variety of cladding styles to create exquisite external features of a home.
Our external carpentry service includes:
Eternit & Hardy plank
Eternit is a brand of fibre cement, which is applied to:
- Flat sheets
- Corrugated sheets
- Planks for external cladding
- Slates as architectural, full and partial facing
Ashforth Carpentry Eternit & Hardy plank cladding techniques are used at the highest of quality creating a brilliant finish to new homes.
Tudor boarding helps transform a building into a beautiful medieval styled home. Ashforth Carpentry installs the Tudor planks on the exterior of the home and mock Tudor pegs are used to conceal all of the fixings together.
Up and Over garage doors
Ashforth Carpentry installs garage doors for new builds. There are many different varieties of garage doors that can be installed from:
- Steel Panel
- Timber Panel
- GRP Panel (Glass Reinforced Plastic)
- Steel Timber Effect Panel
Low level roof construction
Low level roof construction (or flat roofs) are also one of many external services Ashforth Carpentry delivers when building new developments. These are commonly found on commercial buildings and residential apartments.
There are multiple external coverings that can be applied, which include:
- Ethylene propylene diene monomer rubber (EPDM)
- Turbo Seal
- Modified Bitumen
- PVC membrane (Vinyl)
- GRP (Glass Reinforced Plastic)
We work with a number of different joists and flooring systems, enabling us to provide the perfect solution for any build.
From traditional timber joists for refurbishments or hi-spec houses to metal web and TJI Joists and flooring for high volume new builds, including all aspects of joist and flooring for timber frame developments whether it be floor cassettes or loose installation.
Our joist carpentry services include:
Ashforth Carpentry builds traditional joists to provide stiffness to the frame, allowing it to function as a horizontal structure. The joists can sometimes be doubles or tripled to provide the walls more support if needed.
Some traditional construction joist types include:
- Single set of joists that carry both floor and ceiling
- Two sets of joists carrying the floor and another carrying the ceiling (double framed floor).
- Joists that land on a binding joist (bridging joists).
Metal Web Joists
These types of joist are beams that join softwood joists with steel webs to create a structural beam, which can be used to a variety of wall and floor applications.
There are many benefits for using Metal Web Joists during construction:
- They create a lightweight structure, which are easier to handle than solid timber joists
- Metal Web Joists reduces the vibrations of a floor, improving the sound quality of a room.
- This type of joist can be used on a variety of sizes and can be adjusted to span further than traditional joists.
TJI Joists & Flooring
TJI construction joists supports floors and walls so that they stop warping, twisting or shrinking. They are fundamental for making high quality floors and the joists are fast and easy to install because they are very light.
TJI Joists have many other benefits, which include:
- Easy Installation
- Can be easily drilled and cut for plumbing and ductwork
Ashforth Carpentry installs these joists perfectly into new homes and continues to maintain their high level of service.
Roof construction involves a variety of professional Carpentry and Joinery skills. Some of the jobs required in roof construction include:
- Timber Roof Trusses
- Building insulation
- Roof alignment and fitting
- Ceiling Joists
Ashforth Carpentry has a vast amount of experience in roof design and construction from small house roofs, office building, to large luxury apartments. Ashforth Carpentry is capable of delivering exceptional roofing solutions that are both economical and efficient.
Our roof Carpentry services include:
Trussed Roofs are the most common type of roof. The roof is constructed as a “w” shaped timber frame in the loft of a house, and the beams are placed into triangular sections to strengthen the support of the roof.
A truss roof is designed by the manufacturer for each specific building and built in wood or metal joints.
A cut roof is a Carpentry technique when cutting the timber on site and building up the roof by using:
- Ridge Boards
- Collars/Ridge Collars
When constructing new homes, some properties are required to have smart roofs installed. AJC Carpentry does an exceptional job of installing these to new developments consequently making the homes look beautiful and energy efficient.
We offer fitting of bespoke ironmongery, fixtures and fittings, along with all aspects of bathroom vanity unit installation, quality is assured at the final stage.
Some of our finals carpentry services may include:
Bespoke bathroom joinery
We help create exceptional bathrooms by applying joinery elements such as:
- Basin Units
- Low Level Bathroom Boxings
- Other Bathroom Units
This service includes installation and finish, which is coordinated with our carpenter’s first fix and second fix methods during the construction of the new homes.
Fixtures & fittings
During the finals process, we provide a high standard of fixtures and fittings, which includes:
- Hand built wardrobes/cupboards
- Door installation (interior and exterior)
- Window Installation (interior and exterior)
We also install various ironmongery features including:
- Door furniture
- Cabinet hardware
- Door closers
- Locks and latches
- Screws and fixings
- Door numbering
Exteriors – Decks and Gazebos
We know that picking out what you want in a deck can be tedious work, so we make it a little bit easier for you. Our team of Decking experts work with you and guide you every step of the process. If you can think it, we can build it.
Ashforth Carpentry brings you much more than a standard deck. We take the time to educate you on decking materials including treated wood, composite material, Azek, Trex, Ipe heartwood, Cumaru, pressure treated wood, PVC and more. This knowledge coupled with an ingenious design will make your home standout in your neighborhood and may earn you a place in your local Home Showcase like some of our clients.
Some cool things we’ve done:
- Built a deck around a 100-year-old tree
- Built a deck with an outdoor bar
- Built a deck with customized-one of a kind outdoor dining table
- Built decks with tailor-made benches
- Built decks with waterproof storage benches
- Built decks with buffet tables with shelves
Some of our decking options include:
- Standard Decks
- Covered Decks
- Decks with Gazebos
- Decks with Pergolas / Arbors
- Pergolas / Arbors
- Under Deck Options
- Low Voltage Lighting
- Deck Railing
- Deck Flooring
- Custom Steps
- Custom Benches
We’re installing lights on just about every deck we build. We want our customers to spend every possible moment out on their deck. We are happiest when our customers tell us they spend more time on their deck than they do in their living room.
We’re excited to hear how often our award-winning decks are used. Customers make a sizeable investment; and adding a gazebo increases your outdoor living time by protecting you from the elements. When it’s hot on the deck, move under the gazebo’s shade. Add a screen to shield against bugs and drizzle. 95% of our gazebos have screens added to them making this a functional space for dining, home offices, and parties. Outfit your gazebo with an electrical package. An electrical package allows you to have an overhead light, fan on a dimmer, or TV. This makes your space functional on muggy days.
Pergolas / Arbors
Think of a pergola as a cousin to the gazebo. The difference is, a pergola doesn’t have the full roof of a gazebo, and you can’t really enclose it with screens. It’s just for partial shade or looks. Pergolas are sometimes called arbors or trellises.
Steps for Your Deck
95 percent of the decks that we build have steps that integrate into your deck design. They either lead down to the backyard, out toward the driveway, down to another level or out to a pool. Ashforth Carpentry builds steps to adhere to building safety standards that perfectly compliment your new deck.
Deck benches are a great improvement. Our benches are usually made out of the same materials as the decking. They are all custom made to fit your deck. If you want a small 4′ long bench to fit in a corner or a 30′ long curved bench that runs all the way along the front of your deck or around an octagon, we can do it.
Privacy Walls on Decks
If you want to ensure your privacy or intimacy, think about adding a privacy fence. You can add it to any side. Privacy walls can be made out of the same material as the rails so that it matches, enhances privacy, and looks amazing. If your house is close to the neighbors, we can build a really sharp looking privacy screen that looks like it’s part of your deck, and not an afterthought. We can build a privacy fence a couple different ways. If your new deck will include a hot tub and you want privacy, put a wall around part (or all) of your hot tub. The wall ensures complete privacy if you are down in the hot tub taking a relaxing soak under the stars.
Under-deck Options (Drainage/Storage)
If you will have an open space between the ground and your deck, you may want to give some thought to deck skirting or lattice. We’re able to provide skirting and lattice and if your deck will be above ground that has different elevations, we can build your skirting to follow the contour of the ground. Skirting and lattice will also keep leaves and twigs from blowing underneath the deck where they are hard to reach. It also keeps baseballs, soccer balls, footballs and more from rolling under the deck.
Ashforth Carpentry always puts an access door in the lattice or skirting so that if you ever need to get in underneath deck it’s no problem. Often people also use the space underneath to store their ladder, garden hoses, and wheelbarrows. This puts them out of the way where you can’t see them.
If you like the size, style, and function of your existing deck, but are tired of staining or painting it then we can simply replace the flooring and the railing with a lower maintenance option. We call this process “redecking,” and we have become quite good at it over the years.
Send your pictures or drawings to us and we can give you an idea of how much your creation would run. Or if you just have the idea in your head, we’re pretty good at being “Deck Psychologists” and during your free no obligation consultations, we can help you get your idea down onto paper.