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A house is more than just a roof over your head, especially if you have a strong nesting instinct. It’s a sanctuary that must fit your lifestyle.
And because lives are dynamic, house remodelling becomes an ever-changing, never-ending project. You need the help of a good carpenter to get those done.
To help you find a carpenter that can make your house projects come to life, we’ve chosen only the best carpenters there are in Dublin. You’ll find them below including the costs and a few tips for your projects.
What’s the cost of hiring a carpenter in Dublin?
Carpenters in Dublin can be hired at an hourly or daily rate. The rate can also be per project.
How much you’ll spend depends on the materials and how big or complicated the project is. You will find the average cost of different projects below to give you an idea:
|Carpenter||€20 – € 30 / hour||€180 – €200 / day|
|Project||Estimate (incl. VAT & materials)|
|Built-in Wardrobes||€800 – €900|
|Alcove Shelving||Starts at €1,200|
|Kitchen||Starts at €5,500|
|Decking||Starts at €1,400|
|Under-stair storage||€800 – 1200|
|Hall panelling||Starts at €800|
|Kitchen flooring||€400 – €3,000|
The Best Carpenters in Dublin
There’s a saturation of carpenters in Dublin. The problem is in finding one who is professional, can handle unique projects, and can think out of the box.
Who do we think are the best carpenters in Dublin? You’ll find them below:
1. Custom Carpentry
|SERVICES||all interior domestic carpentry work, outdoor living, commercial fit-outs|
|ADDRESS||22 King St, Clongriffin, Dublin, D13 DE0H, Ireland|
|OPERATING HOURS||Mon – Fri, 8:30am – 5:30pm|
We first heard of Custom Carpentry through the grapevine. They have a reputation of being extremely creative; that they take the time to understand exactly what you want.
After thorough research, we found this to be true.
Custom Carpentry is an expert in all aspects of carpentry but specialises in the design and build of unique projects: picture frames, stair covering, flowerbed edging, raised vegetable box, etc.
They seem to thrive on custom carpentry projects that are challenging both technically and creatively, as their portfolio shows.
So if you have a project you think is too difficult, don’t give up! They might have a solution for you yet.
But that doesn’t mean they don’t take on regular carpentry work—they do.
They accept wall panelling, flooring, cabinetry, shelving, decking, wardrobe and kitchen fitouts for both residential and commercial clients.
Custom Carpentry has been doing this for over 15 years and has worked with hundreds of homes and businesses. They have worked with different local shops, hotels and other commercial establishments in building stalls, booths and exhibition stands.
So if you go around Dublin and see a cafe you like the design of, ask. It might be theirs!
Custom Carpentry has a lot of amazing reviews, as what you can see below:
“Ross did an amazing job on our deck, the finish is top quality and would highly recommend him.” – Trudie Mulhall, Facebook reviews
“Ross shaved and re-hung every door in our house after we had work done and the doors would no longer close. We were very impressed with the quality of his work and the service he provided. He is a high quality and personable craftsman and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Ross to any of our family or friends. We will definitely be using Ross again in the future.” – Rory O’Connor, Facebook reviews
2. A.D. Woodcraft Carpentry
|SERVICES||fitted kitchens, fitted wardrobes, alcove units, bookcases and bookshelves, french polishing, radiator covers, bespoke joinery services, bespoke furniture, commercial|
|ADDRESS||100 Terenure Rd W, Terenure, Dublin 6W, Co. Dublin, D6W F863, Ireland|
|CONTACT DETAILS||+353 85 127 0371|
|OPERATING HOURS||Mon – Fri, 9:00am – 5:00pm|
It could be as small as a bench or as big as a new kitchen fitout. The truth is, everyone wants to improve their homes, one way or another.
It’s just expensive. And not everyone can prioritise it in their budget.
Which led us into choosing A.D. Woodcraft Carpentry for this list.
A.D. Woodcraft Carpentry fits custom furniture and bespoke cabinetry products and offers installment plans for both small and big projects (we hope you like the sound of that as much as we do!).
Projects that cost up to €15,000 can be paid for as long as 36 months while small projects that cost below €500 can be paid in 3 months…with no interest!
They offer free callouts and quotations for all potential clients, so with that kind of offer, it seems the home upgrade you’re dreaming of can happen real soon.
A.D. Woodcraft Carpentry is 100% Irish-owned and has been doing a full range of carpentry service for residential and commercial sectors since 2011. They use Irish products and materials where possible, which is another thing we like about them.
Aside from carpentry service, they also do property maintenance, tiling, painting, plumbing, plastering, electrical, restoration work and French polishing.
We just wish they could provide service outside of Dublin too.
These customers can attest to the quality of work produced by A.D. Woodcraft Carpentry:
“Austin made custom alcove units and floating shelves for our living room, made completely bespoke and exactly to our requirements and taste. I’m beyond impressed with the quality, attention to detail and finishing. They’ll be totally insta-worthy when we have our walls painted!” – Yvonne Cather Hartnett, Google reviews
“Austin is a very nice person and has a very clear process.
Everything was done in the provided schedule and we are super happy with our new alcove shelves! No distractions, rescheduling or miscommunications.” – Esdras Portillo, Google reviews
3. DS Construction
|SERVICES||general carpentry, fitted kitchens, roofing, joinery, internal & external door hanging, fencing and decking, shelves, staircase manufacture, handrails, newels & spindles, stair repairs, wooden gates|
|ADDRESS||24 Park Drive Lawn, Castleknock, Dublin, D15 E680, Ireland|
|CONTACT DETAILS||087 226 5559|
|OPERATING HOURS||Mon – Fri, 7:00am – 8:00pm|
Sat – Sun, 7:00am – 5:00pm
We know how exciting it is when you’re about to start on a house project. So the shop being closed when you are ready can be frustrating.
We picked DS Construction for this list because while most carpentry shops in Dublin are closed on weekends, they remain open all throughout the week. They close late too, so no need to wait (or waste) another day to wait for the shop to open.
But operation days aside, another thing we like about DS Construction is it’s a family-run business.
It leaves the impression that because they’re a family-run shop, they have a greater interest in their business and thus, can provide better, even personalised customer support than regular companies.
They most probably do, based on what their previous customers told us.
DS Construction has been in the business for 15 years too for domestic and commercial clients. A company can’t last that long without producing work customers like.
They have been doing carpentry work, attic conversions, house extensions, house, bathroom and kitchen renovations.
They also do new builds so they have all sorts of professionals working for them: plumbers, roofers, carpenters, electricians, plasterers and bricklayers.
Overall, clients were happy about the service they’ve received from DS Construction, as what you can see here:
“Daniel and the lads in DS Construction done an excellent job on my rear house extension. After just 8 weeks my home was completely transformed. Massive kitchen, lounge area and under stairs toilet. Affordable, Reliable and best of all trusted!” – Sarah, DS Construction reviews
“Daniel and his team were so easy to deal with and were all trustworthy and personable. They kept us continually updated with progress and made a number of great recommendations along the way. Workmanship was to the highest standard. Would highly recommend Daniel and his team – finally, we were also impressed that he stuck to the agreed price and only optional extras brought the price up slightly!!” – Ronan Barry, Google reviews
4. GT Carpentry & Building Services
|SERVICES||industrial, commercial, residential – extensions, renovations, attic conversions, bathrooms and wetrooms, other services|
|ADDRESS||Newtown Ave, Priorswood, Dublin, Ireland|
|CONTACT DETAILS||01 223 4909|
|OPERATING HOURS||Mon – Fri, 7:30am – 5:30pm|
GT Carpentry & Building Services said something that really surprised us: they want to remain small.
This is so they can always provide personalised service and a close-knit work environment for apprentices and tradesmen.
That’s a bold statement to make for any business. But although it’s one that has yet to be proven, we like the purpose and the boldness with which it was made.
Previous clients of GT Carpentry vouched for how personalised their service is. Their work, they also say, is exceptional.
There’s a truth to that it seems, as GT Carpentry has been providing full-service carpentry work for residential, commercial and industrial sectors since 2005.
They do extensions, lighting, plumbing, attic conversions, fitted furniture and all sorts of renovations. But what we like best among their services is energy upgrade.
GT Carpentry can improve your home so that it doesn’t just look attractive but is also energy-efficient. If you’re interested in making your home the same way, you can ask them for a free quote.
If you do get their services and they run over the quoted timelines, we like that they don’t charge extra for it.
They also have an online store that sells carpentry tools and sanitising stations, which is always convenient. But it’s still a bit on the small side, so we hope it will grow bigger in the near future.
Customers of GT Carpentry & Building Services are happy to recommend their service to everyone:
“George and his team are top quality work. He completed an attic conversion for us on time and left us completely satisfied with a fantastic finish. I can’t recommend him enough and we will definitely have him complete other work for us in the future” – Keith Harris, Facebook reviews
“Can’t recommend GT Carpentry enough. From start to finish in the middle of a pandemic, George and the lads managed the build so professionally. I was worried about the disturbance the build would cause our elderly neighbours, but the neighbours became so fond of the lads they were sorry to see them go at the end. George kept us informed and involved in the decision making process when needed and also offered great advice throughout. Every job was done to the highest standard and we felt so comfortable from beginning to end with the project was managed. Thanks @wearegtcarpentry, we couldnt be happier, it has truly changed the way we lived.” – Orla Cassidy, Instagram reviews
5. Clearwood Carpentry
|SERVICES||custom design units, shop fitting, concept brand items, all interior domestic carpentry|
|ADDRESS||25 Sutton Grove, Bayside, Dublin, D13 P9F6, Ireland|
|CONTACT DETAILS||+353 85 159 1736|
|OPERATING HOURS||Mon – Fri, 8:00am – 4:00pm|
Like the other shops of its kind, Clearwood Carpentry provides bespoke carpentry and joinery work such as fitting doors, cabinets, alcove units and others.
But while other carpenters have acquired their skills through experience and hard work, Clearwood Carpentry backed it up still by being City & Guilds accredited.
A City & Guilds accreditation is a globally-recognised standard of quality for bespoke training programmes.
Aside from that, Clearwood Carpentry is also a member of the National Guild of Master Craftsmen.
These accreditations (plus their portfolio) are tangible proof of your carpenter’s competence. We think it’s really helpful in quickly assessing expertise in skilled trades like carpentry.
Clearwood Carpentry doesn’t just accept residential works but also accepts commercial projects. They have worked for companies like SONY, Canadian Molson, Barefoot Wine, Franciscan Well, Red Bull and GreenMeansGo completing one-off custom feature pieces.
You can book site design consultations online with them too, which we like. However, they didn’t confirm if consultations are free.
Look how satisfied these customers are with the work done for them by Clearwood Carpentry:
“We are very happy with our new living spaces. Luke is very helpful : he sees what you want straight away, and he is very creative; we liked his ideas. The job is well finished and his price is fair. Highly recommend him.” – Michael Downes, Google reviews
“Was a pleasure dealing with Luke from start to finish. Very meticulous at all stages from quotation to build. Extremely happy with the standard of work and the level of input in short timeframes. Highly recommended for commercial and retail work.” – Simon Kingston, Google reviews
What comes to your mind when you think of the word “carpenter”?
If you’re like most people, you’d say woodwork. Unfortunately, this isn’t accurate.
There are many types of carpentry specialisations. Before hiring a carpenter, determine first the type of carpenter you need.
You don’t really have to hire a master carpenter for a rough cabinet for your garage or shed.
- Rough carpentry
Works on the framing or skeleton of a structure such as posts, beams, rafters, roof and floors.
- Finish carpentry
Works on the “visible” part of the wood like flooring, decking, staircases, mouldings, door and window installation.
- Cabinet-making carpentry
As the name indicates, this type of carpentry focuses on cabinets for bedrooms, kitchens etc. It’s highly in-demand in home renovations and remodelling.
- Trim carpentry
Works on the trim and moulding of a structure including skirting boards and cornices.
- Joist carpentry
Works on joists or horizontal support to floors for structural integrity.
FAQs about Carpenters in Dublin
So, these are the best carpenters in Dublin we found. We hope it helps you achieve your dream home remodelling project.
Should you know of any great carpenters around, just send us an email and we’ll be happy to review them.
If you have a bigger project and would require the help of a construction company, you might want to check out our list of the best construction companies in Dublin as well, by the way.