DPL (Carpentry) Services
In The Directory since the beginning and established for over 25 years, Dave Lockett and his experienced, qualified and friendly team specialise in high-quality extensions and alterations. A high percentage of DPL's work originates from client and architect recommendations and we have seen plenty of good references from satisfied clients involving large-scale extensions, conversions and building alterations. DPL provide a thoroughly professional building service with a 'we bring you solutions, not problems' approach and are renowned for being clean and tidy! A member of the Guild of Master Craftsman. NHBC Registered Builder.
Locations: Earley, Lower Earley, Woodley, Sonning, Winnersh, Wokingham, Arborfield, Sindlesham, Barkham, Three Mile Cross, Shinfield, Swallowfield, Mortimer, Burghfield Common, Burghfield, Theale, Calcot, Tilehurst, Purley, Pangbourne, Caversham, Kidmore End, Sonning Common
Services include: Building, Conversions, Extensions, Alterations and Refurbishments, Loft Conversions, Kitchens, Bathrooms, Carpentry & Joinery
Latest Reviews and Feedback
We have just had a garage conversion, shower room, complete underfloor heating system and rear extension completed by Dave Lockett of DPL Carpentry. We are very satisfied with the outcome, Dave and his team completed the work to a very high standard. We had three quotes and although DPL was not the cheapest we were happy with the level of interest Dave took in our plans. He asked us lots of questions about things we had not thought of - but needed to. We moved out during the build, and Dave kept us updated at every stage. Whenever we visited the space was organised and tidy. We recommend Dave and would not hesitate to contact him for any future work.
After a full renovation of our house, the qualities we would ascribe to DPL are:
Excellent forward planning & project management.
Fanatical about prep work.
Experienced, skilled, committed team taking real care and pride in their work.
Sound, sensible advice with practical alternatives and solutions as needed.
Regular consultation and communication.
Invoices are regular, transparent and clear.
Pre-agreed extras are separately identified.
No loose ends left unaddressed.
Our project was completed within the agreed time and budget and we're thrilled with the result.
Dave and his team are very professional and a pleasure to work with.
DPL Carpentry completed a first floor extension and garage conversion for us in 2016. Dave and his team were efficient, knowledgeable, reliable and trustworthy. We felt more than comfortable leaving them in our home when we were not there. Their workmanship and attention to detail was of an excellent standard and they were always polite and cheerful. They completed the original work within timescales and once they commenced we kept adding ‘additional bits' which they happily accommodated - they seemed to become part of the family! They did an extremely professional job and we cannot recommend them highly enough and would use them again without hesitation.
Dave has completed three projects for us now - the addition of an annex, refurbishment of a loft conversion with the addition of a new staircase and creation of an ensuite and new family bathroom. I was a fussy customer and wanted everything to match the original features of our house and Dave was very patient and helpful with this brief, offering useful solutions to tricky problems. The team were always friendly and arrived as promised. I am very pleased with the results and would not hesitate to use DPL carpentry services again.
We used DPL for some extensive decorating and maintenance work on our Grade II Listed house. This included some new wooden windows, roof and barge-board repairs, replacing guttering and downpipes, pointing, electrical work, re-painting, re-laying a large terrace and digging a new soak away. All this work was carried out on budget, on time and with an impressive degree of attention to detail and craftsmanship. Everyone associated with the firm was helpful and a pleasure to deal with. We will definitely go back to DPL for any further work on our house.
We have been very impressed with the standard of workmanship achieved by DPL Carpentry Services during the construction of our extension. We found their employees to be tidy and diligent workers, knowledgeable, friendly and felt perfectly comfortable with them working in our house, even when we were not at home. We would have no hesitation in recommending DPL Carpentry Services.
DPL Carpentry completed a large and complex extension for us. Our house is situated on a steep shared drive with difficult access for trade vehicles. Apart from the excellent and professional building and internal finishing it is to their real credit that we didn’t fall out with our neighbours during the build! DPL works with an excellent group of skilled trades people. They are also courteous, respectful and easy to have on your property on a day to day basis, we were both working the majority of build time. Apart from their good work DPL operate in a very clean and tidy way which makes a big difference on any building project. We would have no hesitation in recommending them.
I live in a Victorian terrace house and over the last 2 years I have redone the whole interior - well, Dave and his team have, but I feel like I've been in control! I have felt comfortable spending large sums of money on a project close to my heart because Dave is professional, highly knowledgeable and up-to-date, but also practical and helpful in suggesting ways of achieving what you envisage for your home. I would not hesitate in using him again or recommending him to others.