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Customer feedback:

"Dan was recommended by a friend and we are so glad he was. We couldn’t be more impressed by his work and professional manner. In under two weeks, Dan had, single handedly, created a built in office around 2 walls, floor to ceiling, with shelves over cupboards, integrated a glass desk, built a tortoise enclosure which slots perfectly under the desk, a shelved partition wall to split the room, finished on the other side with tongue and groove panelling and inset shelving, fully insulated and plaster boarded our cellar AND added huge storage shelves. Incredible ~ we are so grateful!"

Miss A Ryan - Ipswich, Suffolk

"The bespoke book shelving, with integrated storage units, installed by Dan Gilbert Carpentry along two walls in our newly-built garden study, easily excelled our expectations. Dan clearly takes professional pride in his work and, unlike many tradesmen, replies to messages and enquiries promptly. He has done a superb job for us and we shall certainly be calling on his expertise again in the future. We can thoroughly endorse the positive reviews which have already appeared. Thank you Dan!"

Mr & Mrs Bass, Ipswich 

"We used Dan to build some shelves and a false wall to hang our tv and he did a fantastic job. We couldn't rate Dan high enough, his work is great and he is lovely to deal with. Would thoroughly recommend!!!"

Mrs S Simpson - Kesgrave, Suffolk.

"The requirements of the job changed many times and Dan took it in his stride. Conscientious and trustworthy, Dans' charges were very reasonable. Highly recommended. "

Mr P Lucas - Woodbridge, Suffolk.

"Dan is an excellent carpenter who takes pride in what he does, having requested to have 8 doors to be replaced in an area where new carpets had recently been fitted he was very tidy. His other qualities are that he's reliable, punctual & works very efficiently to complete the work, I would highly recommend him & will definitely be using him again."

Mr M Downes - Ipswich, Suffolk

"Hi Dan

I just wanted to say thank you very much for doing my doors. You've done a great job and I know how wonky those door frames were!"

Mrs Cracknell - Kesgrave, Suffolk.

"Hi Dan,


Just want to say how pleased we are with the finish on the worktops. They look like new and far better than when they were originally fitted.

Thanks so much again for fitting it all in while we were away; at least there were a few nice things to look forward to when we arrived home."

Mr & Mrs Glover - Ipswich, Suffolk

"This is the first project Dan has done for us, and I could not be happier with the outcome. His work ethic, attitude and craftsmanship is excellent - the bespoke bookshelves and fitted desk unit turned out exactly as I'd hoped, if not better! Needless to say I would recommend Dan to friends and family, and I'll be keeping his contact details on hand for every future carpentry job we need."

Liz & Rob - Ipswich.

"We've used Dan on two occasions now, most recently to kit out our camper van for us. He's extremely skilled, as well as reliable, punctual, tidy and friendly. Couldn't recommend him more! Thanks Dan!"

Mr & Mrs Tyler - Ipswich

"We have used Dan a few times now ..flooring, spindles up the stairs ..and recently we have had eight new internal doors ..from start to finish I can not fault Dan so professional turns up on time ...does what he says he's going to do ..very tidy with work cleans up never stops for tea breaks ..if I could rate Dan higher I would... highly recommended."

Mrs S Heater - Ipswich

"Dan fitted 7 new doors in my flat recently and what a transformation it made to my rooms. He did a fantastic job. As it is a 1930s built complex, standard doors were 2" shorter but Dan added a strip of wood to the bottom of each and now they are painted you wouldn't know. He is an extremely pleasant, quiet and obliging carpenter, no blaring radios, and the job was completed in a day and a half. His price for the job was so reasonable too. I would willingly recommend him to anyone who needs carpentry work undertaken."

Ann Richardson - Ipswich

"What particularly impressed me about Dan was that he kept me informed about his schedule, planning and progress at all times. His quote for the job was by far the best and the job was completed on the re-arranged date as agreed. A very professional job and approach all round. Thanks Dan."

Mr S Sakal - Tattingstone, Suffolk.

"Thanks very much for your work – it is now much quieter in the room below!" "Really happy with your service, and will give you a shout for future carpentry needs."

Mr N Hardwick - Kesgrave, Suffolk.

"Thank you very much, we are very pleased with your work"

Mrs E Carvel - Grundisburgh, Suffolk.

"Once again thanks for all your hard work this week, we really are very pleased with what you've done."

Mrs S Chapman - Ipswich, Suffolk.

"Love our new internal doors fitted by @dgilbertcarpentry highly recommend him to anyone in Ipswich area needing a carpenter"

Mrs S Baker - Kesgrave, Suffolk.

"Hi Dan,

Thanks for fitting our new doors. We are very pleased with the work and will recommend to friends and family."

Kind Regards

Linda and Tim

Mr & Mrs Pratt - Ipswich, Suffolk.

"The doors in, working and looks good. Had Dan rebuild a greenhouse for us at the same time and it's up, working and looking good.

Dan was hardworking, polite and unless something falls over in the next few months has done a good job for a fair price."

Mr Deeks - Ipswich, Suffolk

"Dan deserves Job of the year award because he played such a vital role in bringing our build on in his quiet unassuming way. He did all those jobs that are so necessary for a house to work. Lots of people get rewarded for the glory work..the sparkly stuff..the end product...but what Dan was superb at was all the first fix work and all those often fiddly jobs which involved him making good the bits that didn't quite fit. His workmanship was excellent and the finished quality was perfect. But what he excelled at was being reliable, telling us exactly when he was coming, what he would do, overcoming any tricky issues without fuss and with minimal cost and fitting in around the timetables of other trades that were pretty demanding. He was an extremely tidy worker and his calm nature was an asset in a build that could get manic and tense. It is difficult to find one photo of his work because it has been all over and is often hidden for example much of it was first fix i.e.the underlay and chipboard flooring, building the stud walls. He made cupboards, did skirting, window sills, doorways and did it all without fuss. It was a pleasure to have him working in the house and we are very grateful."

Nomination for 2017 job of the year via - Nominated by Mr & Mrs Roger of Snape, Suffolk

"Thanks for the lovely job done on my new banisters, very pleased and will recommend to friends and family."

Mr & Mrs Pratt - Ipswich, Suffolk.

"Thank you once again for building the wardrobes in our bedroom.

We are very pleased with them and will certainly keep you in mind if we want any more work doing."

Mr S.Hicks - Ipswich, Suffolk

"Just had some work done by Dan. Very pleased with all aspects of the job from start to finish, will be using Dan again. I would recommend him to anyone."

Mr B.Hughes - Ipswich, Suffolk.

"Dan is an excellent carpenter and would recommend him to anyone. Done a fabulous job on our stairs and new doors and left everywhere neat and tidy afterwards plus he's a very pleasant man to have working in the house"

Mrs J.Hughes - Ipswich, Suffolk

"I visited the cottage today to prepare for my big move on Thursday. What you've done with the windows is brilliant - you are good! Thank you!"

Miss S.Cook - Woodbridge, Suffolk.

"Dan, What a super job you did, we are well pleased Thank You. Maureen & Stewart."

Mr & Mrs Talbott - Ipswich, Suffolk.

"Prompt, reliable, knowledgeable, friendly and excellent work."

Mr & Mrs Roger - Snape, Suffolk.

"Dan has done a brilliant job making storage for our cupboards. Worked hard and tidy and it looks brilliant. Would definitely recommend and will use Dan for all future jobs!"

Mr Turner - Saxmundham, Suffolk

"We would like to enter Dan Gilbert to the job of the year competition. We were delighted with his services and really glad to have found such a great tradesman through your website. Finding a trustworthy and professional tradesman after moving into a new town is not easy and is daunting. Dan was such a pleasure to work with. He communicates really well before work starts, is punctual, courteous, perfectionist and very skilled. We have since worked with Dan again and cannot fault his work! He is a real gem!"

My customer Miss Chiron entered me into the job of the year competition on the website & this was her comment.

"Dan boxed in my saniflo in downstairs bathroom using wood panelling. Did a great job, it is finished very well and made to allow easy access to the unit. He is both professional and reliable."

Mr Shaw - Ipswich

"Very hardworking. Completed job to spec. No fuss and a quality job. Would recommend him. Would use him again. First class."

Mr R Cadnell - Shottisham, Suffolk.

"Thanks Dan for your amazing carpentry skills in our home office. The full transformation can be seen on All 4 - Phil Spencer's Perfect Home"

Mr & Mrs Forsdike - Ipswich, Suffolk

"Thank you so much. The work is fab. I only wish I'd asked you to do all the way along!! Fool me. I'll get you back to do that soon :-)"

Mrs M Murray - Ipswich, Suffolk

"Thanks very much indeed Dan.

Blooming LOVE it, it's exactly what we were after.

Quality craftsmanship & you're no bother"

Mrs K Baskett - Ipswich

"Dan did a very good job for me removing the carpet and laying down the engineering wood flooring. He gave very good advice and helped select the different materials for the job.

Dan is very professional and has very good ideas and solutions to help achieve the best possible outcome.

I would definitely contact Dan again for similar work and also would recommend him to others."

Mr S. Rahni - Martlesham, Suffolk.

"Dan was professional throughout. Polite and very conscientious. A pleasure to have in our home. Done a great job. Having him back to do some more work. Highly recommended."

Mrs Horlock - Ipswich

"Really pleased with Dan's work. He arrived on time and has done a really good job. I'd be happy to recommend him."

Michele - Ipswich - Via the website.

"Dan did an excellent job for us removing our laminate flooring and replacing with solid oak. He was very solutions focused and gave us some good ideas and options to achieve what we wanted. Dan was very tidy, polite and conscientious and worked well around us causing minimum disruption. I would happily use Dan again for any more work and would recommend him to others."

Mrs Shufflebotham - Colchester.

"Dan did a number of quite tricky little jobs in our new home - fitting new stair treads, reversing our front door and fitting a gate in a tight alleyway.

He did these to an excellent standard, on time and for a good price. Also his calm manner put us at ease throughout the project! Would definitely recommend."

Miss Chiron - Colchester

"Thank you so much for the door - I'm really pleased with it, it looks great and the work is fab. I'll certainly pass on your details - I got yours from a recommendation on the county council's electronic noticeboard so will certainly do the same for anyone else looking for recommendations."

Thanks once again


Mrs Cann - Ipswich.

"Hi Dan, just to say how pleased I am with the table and bench, looks really nice, is really well made and I have already had quite a few compliments – just have to get some posh cushions etc for the bench."



Ms Strickland - Miller - Brent Eleigh, Suffolk.

"Dan recently replaced the framework of my side gate for me, he also addressed the wall fixings, hinges, locking bolts and fitted a small wheel to make it much easier to open. Dans work was excellent! He was clean, tidy and very professional. The resulting product was of a very high quality - would recommend to anyone."

Mr Humphries - Ipswich.

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