Kind words


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25 thoughts on “Kind words

  1. Jo and his team replaced skirting boards and the picture rail as well as installing fitted wardrobes and fully decorating two bedrooms for us. The work is impeccable and we were really impressed how clean he managed to keep the rooms and the connecting hallway. We found Jo polite and helpful, with lots of suggestions when you got stuck on a decision. I would highly recommend him for similar work and we will be asking him to come back next year!

  2. I’ll miss our many email chats about wood types for our bookshelves! Joe – you were so patient with me, thank you! You were helpful from start to finish, worked really hard, left the place clean and tidy always, were lovely to have around the house, worked speedily but with care and attention and in the end we are thrilled with our wall of books. The craftsmanship is exquisite and I’ve already told lots of people how good you are. I hope we can employ you again – not least for the excitement of discussing the merits of mdf versus plywood versus pine versus…

  3. I would like to post an unreserved recommendation for Joe’s fantastic work. I have wanted to replace all my internal doors for a long time but didn’t know who to ask, or quite how to go about it. And I wanted it done really really well. So glad I asked Joe. He is a perfectionist with a real artist’s eye, very important in a property on a hill where everything is slightly wonky, including all the door frames! The job has been done so beautifully, I keep staring at my new doors (must get out more)

    He also did various other jobs, including hanging a 6ft mirror & changing a bathroom light, so he is also multi-skilled. Thanks, Joe and the EDF. Really chuffed. (Originally posted on the East Dulwich Forum)

  4. Joe did an excellent job creating and making some floating shelves for my living room, which were in a slightly difficult place. They look great and are superlatively well made. I shall definitely be using Joe again – hopefully for some built-in wardrobes.

  5. In October 2015, Joe made and painted 3 sets of immaculate shelves to fit awkward spaces for us. They look fantastic and are perfectly made, and it was a pleasure having Joe working in the house, very tidily and reliably. I will always ask Joe when we need any more work.

  6. Joe built a fantastic alcove cupboard which incorporates a cd tower and draw. Joe was recommended by friends and I would definitely recommend. Not only is his craftsmanship first rate, but he was neat, clean and great with my 7 and 4 year old who had plenty of questions! We are now saving for built in wardrobes!

  7. Joe is an awesome carpenter. He’s built fitted wardrobes, funky shelving and a wine rack for us over the last few years. He’s meticulous, quick and leaves the place clean afterwards. He’s also a great guy to have around and always turns up when he says. I’d highly recommend him.

  8. I highly recommend Joe Runcak.
    We have had Joe back twice now and we certainly never employ anyone twice who is not extremely skilled at what they do, clean in their process and possessing a good sense of humour. He can do a wide variety of complicated jobs to a high standard. I’m sure you’ll be very happy with Joe’s work – just as we were.

  9. Joe is a highly skilled and innovative carpenter. Joe installed full wall shelving and an integrated desk during the summer of 2015 – and came up with great ideas for the design. Solid and great quality. I highly recommend Joe and will be using him for future work.

  10. Can’t recommend Joe highly enough. He built us a full wall of absolutely beautiful floor-to-ceiling bookshelves – helping with the design, advising on materials and coming up with creative workarounds for cables and our TV. He worked quickly, kept the disruption to an absolute minimum and the quality of the work is outstanding. We get compliments all the time on our lovely bookshelves! We were so happy with Joe’s work that we commissioned him for another job, building a couple of custom doors for an oddly-shaped built-in wardrobe in our bedroom. Once again his advice and professionalism were very much appreciated, the job was completed very quickly and he even chose perfect doorknobs that he knew I would love. Many thanks Joe – anyone reading this: HIRE JOE TODAY! You’ll be very happy that you did.

  11. I’ve known Joe for three years and can thoroughly recommend him – not only as a carpenter but for every kind of property repair.

    I live in a typical SE London conversion flat (one of four) and back in 2013, after reading his rave reviews on the East Dulwich Forum, I asked him to carry out a number of small repairs for me (repairing sash windows; renewing wooden worktops; fixing a damaged ceiling). The quality of his work was first class. Better still, he did every job when he said he would and for the price he quoted – which, in my long experience of local builders, is not always the case once a deposit has been paid!

    Since then, Joe has not only done more jobs for me but has also (on my recommendation) worked for all three of my immediate neighbours; mainly as a carpenter. (He is an amazing carpenter and an absolute perfectionist.)

    My neighbours are as impressed as I am which is why Joe is also now our ‘go-to’ contractor when larger-scale (communal) work is required. As part of a recent maintenance programme, for example, he completely refurbished our main internal staircase (from ground to 2nd floor), building-in communal storage; repaired guttering; repainted windows; repainted the exterior of the house and re-laid the main access path.

    And no sooner was that work finished than an accidental flood in an upper flat necessitated major repairs and redecoration to a bathroom and kitchen. Once again, Joe came to our rescue; the work was carried-out with a minimum of fuss – on time, within budget and to a very high standard. Thanks Joe!

  12. Joe is incredibly professional and extremely reliable. He made things to order and exactly the way we envisaged him. Thanks to his expertise and helpful suggestions the project came out perfect and exceeded our expectations. We were completely satisfied with his work and have been most impressed with the aesthetics and the sturdiness of our new built-in utility cabinet.

  13. Joe and team did a brilliant job replacing a real mish-mash of skirting boards and architrave around our home. He was a pleasure to have at the house, worked above and beyond to get the job done, and tidied up after himself, which after 2 years of building work means the world to me! He seems a thoroughly decent bloke and definitely one for the contact book, I wouldn’t hesitate to contact him again about work.

  14. Joe came to my flat on Saturday June 15th to put up an 8 foot long shelf in my sitting room. He turned up spot on time at 11.00am and undertook the job. The finished shelf exceeded my expectations, it was perfect. I found Joe friendly, very professional and was more than happy with the finished job which was reasonably priced He is a very tidy workmen clearing up the small amount of dust and sawdust the job produced before he left. I will certainly be using him again and would be more than happy to recommend him to anyone looking for a good carpenter.

  15. Joe built some beautiful shelves over our sitting room doorway as well as a TV unit. He was extremely helpful when we discussed the project and our requirements (I was very particular about shelf height and depth, and making some shelves higher than others to accommodate certain things) and the work itself seemed to take no time at all. He was incredibly neat and tidy where I had expected clouds of dust and the finished products are just gorgeous – we couldn’t be more pleased. I’d highly recommend Joe.

  16. Joe made floating shelves and cabinets to accommodate the TV, dvd player and sky box in our sitting room with meticulous craftsmanship and the fixtures have transformed the room. For every evening over a week the room was tidied up and the TV & co. reset up, so there was no disruption: we heartily recommend Joe and his professional team to all.

  17. Joe has built a fantastic airing cupboard, which I couldn’t be happier with – it’s really done wonders for the room. The work has been of the highest quality, and throughout the process I was consulted on design considerations and kept up to date with progress. If that weren’t enough, Joe also built an electric meter cupboard, which again, is outstanding.

    Joe really is a talented carpenter, and even managed to fit some super awkward floor thresholds and quadrants throughout my flat.

    If I need any more carpentry work, Joe would be the first person I pick up the phone to!

    Thanks again Joe!!

  18. Joe has now done two jobs for me, a few odd jobs and boarding our loft and fitting a new hatch and ladder. The work has been completed to an exceptionally high quality, each stage of the process discussed and explained. I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending him!

  19. Joe and colleague have put up shelves in our lounge and in my office over the last couple of years and the work has been excellent, with absolutely no problems along the way.

  20. Joe designed and made a beautiful cupboard for me which has transformed the room. He’s a perfectionist not only in his carpentry but also in the finishing of everything, from painting to putting everything back to normal. Joe and his colleague worked extremely hard but also very quickly and I love the finished result. Thank you :-)

  21. Joe is a rarity. Highly skilled; polite and professional from the start to finish. A complete pleasure to deal with. I couldn’t recommend him highly enough. Looking forward to the next project.

  22. Joe came to re-do some shelving for me, to put right a shoddy job that a previous workman had done. He approached the job with a positive and can-do attitude and we were really pleased with the results. Would not hesitate to call on Joe again.

  23. Joe is a diamond. A rare kind and giving soul.

    Joe came round to fix my vintage sewing machine and was quick, kind, and cordial!

    He got straight to it whilst chatting away, sharing stories whilst working diligently.

    It was a pleasure to meet him! I am so happy 😀

  24. We were extremely pleased with joe’s work. He’s asked useful questions of what we wanted in the early stages, and then was very efficient in carrying out the project. He was very respectful of our home, tidying up and being aware of machinery/ materials in a house with young kids. And the end result was great! I would definitely recommend joe.

  25. Joe recently completed a job at my house to install a series of new cupboards, remove some old shelving and fix up some wonky old cupboards to give them a new lease of life. Throughout, Joe was professional, very polite, tidy and very helpful in ensuring I ended up with the best result. He is a pleasure to have around and works quickly and efficiently to produce a great result.
    Many thanks Joe!!

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