Our Story

The Little Island Carpentry Co. is based in Bembridge, Isle of Wight. Being a carpenter with over 20 years experience working for building firms, I decided to go it alone. This wasn’t because I was focused on earnings, or not having to answer to target - focused bosses on site, but rather because I realised long ago that the way to total satisfaction in my work is when I know the customer is totally satisfied. When working for building companies, you’re always against the clock, with a boss breathing down everybody’s necks to get things done in as little time as possible, often at a cost to the standard of work. That’s all well and good for whoever is calling the shots, and an understandable trait of any business owner. But there’s usually only one correct way of doing things when it comes to carpentry projects. There are shortcuts, and yes they’ll do the job, however the job I want to do isn’t always the fast way. It’s never “that’ll do”. It’s taking the time to do the job the right way. It’s occasionally having to put in a late shift because a particular project deserves it. But most importantly, it’s now about creating the time to give a project exactly what it needs to end up a perfect job. A job where the customer is thrilled with the result. Sometimes it means earning less if anything, but the satisfaction is priceless. At the Little Island Carpentry Company, we’ll turn up when we say we will, finish the job in good time, to an impeccable standard that leaves our customers feeling like they got exactly what they were looking for as they smile upon their new creation. Get in touch if you want to realise your ideas; if you would like help to design and plan your project and especially if you have an idea, but are stuck on details of how to bring it to life.

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