Carpenter Craftsman is Steve Beckham,
a traditional carpenter based in Dereham, Norfolk. Carpenter Craftsman provides a variety of carpentry services from small repairs and joinery work to restoration on listed buildings.
Steve retired from his first profession in 1999 as a Golf Professional. For many years Steve has enjoyed using his hands building and making things. The club making skills learned at young age has also come in handy when finishing new wood projects.
Since 1999, Steve developed his carpentry skills by building with Barrie Bone Builder for 7 years. 9 years ago Steve started to specialize on small repair & restoration work. He works independently now and concentrates on make things to sell and restoration work. Working on different projects over the last 16 years was invaluable! Roofing of old and new properties, repairing fascia and barge boards, installing handmade Oak stairs, Installing made to measure hardwood and softwood Balustrades, hanging door frames and doors and many windows also. It’s given Steve lots of carpentry experience to gain those professional skills.
Steve takes pride in doing his job well! He was recently commissioned (2015)to do a listed project in the oldest building in Dereham ( Bishop's Bonner Cottages (http://www.derehamhistory.com)1502) Designing and hand cutting two balustrade's that incorporates modern planning safety regulations, but also in keeping with the wonderfully old cottage architecture.
Steve also loves to make items to sell. His love of Fly Tying & Fly Fishing has seen him develop a range of fly tying stands and benches, turning off cuts and waste wood into something beautiful and useful (Steve’s Shop).
Steve's experiences of Carpentry and building, has allowed him to build a large knowledge of how things work. He has developed a good customer client list, who seem happy to offer him repeat business and promote him by word of mouth.
He is very professional about his carpentry and Joinery and is an extremely dedicated and a hardworking professional. Although Steve does not site work or Roof these days, he can still give you advice about many different aspects of that type of work. He is always pleased to try and help. If he can't, he usually knows someone in Norfolk who could help!
Whether it’s making something or restoration work, Steve likes to think he can turn his hand to most jobs....so once again "please don't be afraid to ask." he will always try and help!