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A simple google search for wooden windows in Cornwall took me to Nathan’s company. A prompt follow up phone call and a request to send them some approximate measurements and photos started the process off. They have been prompt, clear and honest. We enjoyed visiting the factory to be showed around by the very helpful Tom. Once agreed they gave us a date ( 10 months hence ) and promised they would stick to it ! The arrived on the day they had promised and in three days fitted our seven new and beautiful looking windows. Nathan and Mark ( Tom on the first day ) were easy to have around – worked diligently and left everything tidy. I cannot recommend them highly enough and am delighted with the product – thanks !

Simon Foy

We had all the doors and windows in our old Cornish cottage replaced by Nathan and the team earlier this year and can’t recommend them highly enough. Helpful and reliable communication and scheduling, top quality workmanship and speedy and professional fitting. We expected a week’s disruption and it was all done in three days with minimum inconvenience and maximum efficiency. The end results look stunning and totally in keeping with the property. Nathan, Felicity and the team are fully deserving of their awards and reputation – top quality business in every respect.

Miranda Freeborn-Swan

Fantastic guys. Brilliant work done by these guys and I fully trust them and feel comfortable when they are in my home. They have done our windows, front door and mantelpiece and it’s all brilliant work. I highly recommend them.

Yelverton Barn Conversion

I have just had new sash windows made and installed by Nathan McCarter and his team. The
windows are beautifully made of Accoya timber which has an exceptionally long life. The windows arrived already painted with a high-quality finish and were installed over a 3-day period. This involved removal of the old rotten windows and installation of the new, followed by detailed finishing and cleaning up. They look superb and are so well designed, fitted, and finished, giving the house a real uplift! Not only does Nathan manage and run the business with his wife Felicity, but he is also hands-on in designing, making, and fitting as needed. His extremely well-trained staff are thorough and professional working to high standards and I have total confidence in their work from the design stage to completion. I highly recommend this company and will be asking them to work again soon for me on another project.

Deborah Baker

Splendid window – looks wonderful; very pleasant, helpful and considerate people to work with.

Susan Spackman

We had a conservatory built by Nathan and his team on the front of our cottage. Because of the nature of the property, it presented a number of challenges during the installation, but the product is excellent and the after-sales service was superb.

Steve Wood

Flawless service. We were given a quote and date for the manufacture and installation of a big bay window. They arrived dead on time, completed the work to the highest standard, for exactly the amount agreed on six months before. Totally professional. Excellent workmanship. Great value.

Deborah Jones

Many thanks for sorting out the windows, I am very pleased with them.

Mrs Thomson

The cupboards look fantastic and the workmanship is fabulous. Your employees were very professional and a real perfectionists.

Thank you for your care and attention.

Mrs Layland

Nathan McCarter Joinery gave courteous, efficient service and provided excellent craftsmanship when our window needed replacing. We would not hesitate to use the firm again.

Mrs K Ellis

Thank you very much, I am very pleased with your work and look forward to using it for years to come.

Mrs Adams

Would like to thank Nathan McCarter for his quality of workmanship which is outstanding, and would recommend Mr McCarter without reservation.

Mr Rains

I am writing to express our appreciation for the excellent joinery work that your company has done in our house this summer. We commissioned an architect to help prepare plans, however being strangers to the south west we then needed to identify competent craftsman to help with the essential works.

With thirteen sash windows in the main part of the house needing attention, as well as replacements for seven PVC windows and doors in the rear tenement, this was obviously a major important part of our rehabilitation work. We met and discussed our needs with four joinery companies and eventually selected Nathan McCarter Joinery & Furniture.

We appreciated the thorough investigation and planning that you did and were equally impressed when we visited your workshop for discussion.

We were keen to replicate the original windows and the quality of the products delivered was superb. The accompanying installation work was extremely professional and, in particular, the special attention given to detail and careful installation within the 180 year old house structure. Exemplary craftsmanship for which we are very grateful, thank you.

Mr M Nightingale

After reviewing many independent joiners and larger window companies, I chose Nathan McCarter to carry out the replacement of all my windows and doors due to their high professionalism at every part of the process – from the flawless and efficient quotation stage, the high quality and design of the product itself to the superb aftercare and communication throughout.

Nathan McCarter was also the only joiner who showed real commitment and dedication in supporting me in restoring my grade 2 listed property, without which I would not have got through the planning process with the results I received. I will be using this company again when I come to restore my holiday cottage later in the year – no other quotes needed!

Grade 2 listed property

I should like to thank you for your attention to work. It has been a bit of a roller coaster ride for us all but we have finally got there and we are very pleased with the end results. I imagine that you have learnt a lot about old listed buildings along the way.

Mr & Mrs Stapleton

We commissioned Nathan and his team at an early stage when we were planning to have new windows and a back door made and fitted on our grade 2 listed thatched Devon cottage. Right from the first contact with Felicity in the office, we were confident that we had made the right choice.

Wonderful Felicity was always there to help with any queries throughout the process, and Nathan was a great help during the planning stages with professional advice and offering his valued opinion.

The windows and doors were grafted to an exceptionally high standard and finish, and all fitted expertly within 3 days by Nathan and Tom with the minimum of inconvenience and mess. The end result was even better than we had expected, and we would have no hesitation in recommending Nathan McCarter Joinery to anyone.

Colin and Lesley Adams

I have worked with Nathan McCarter Joinery Limited on a professional level for some time now, and can honestly say this is a highly passionate team.

I have witnessed the high end, top quality work that they have produced over the years and couldn’t recommend them enough.

Joe Hunt

We commissioned Nathan to make some sash windows for our Victorian house. We felt we owed it to our house to have wooden replacements instead of cheaper plastic options. We met with Nathan and knew straight away we’d found our man! Glass, colours, time frames and fitting were all discussed and then the most amazing windows arrived on a cold December morning. I needlessly fretted about our house being an ice box during the fitting and dirty boots on our carpets. Nathan’s fitters were a credit to the Company, jolly and professional and more to the point- experts in their field. How fantastic to spend a winter with no condensation and windows that go up and down with ease. We had a couple of glitches, (new windows in an old building, I suspect) but Nathan or his fitters were there in good time to rectify this.

We’re delighted with the standard of craftsmanship and the choice we made in choosing Nathan McCarter Joinery. We will continue to recommend them and if we ever achieve our dream of building our own home, Nathan will be a first port of call.

Mr & Mrs Ludwig

Thank you so much we’re both really pleased with the work that has been done, Thank the lads for us.

Matt & Gill

Excellent quality windows beautifully made and professionally installed. Made big differences to every room.

Chris Parkes

The experience was very good indeed. The quality of the windows and the service is exceptional. Communication was very good. The prices are competitive for a high-end product and I am very satisfied.

Charlotte Davis

We were replacing 130-year old windows and briefed Nathan to copy – as faithfully as possible – the originals that had been designed specifically for our Victorian rectory. The finished result looks fantastic, has been finished to a high standard, are extremely sturdy, and gives us confidence that we won’t be replacing them again in our lifetime. Guests are still – unprompted – complimenting us on how good they look. And so are we.

Chagford Old Rectory

We would just like to say how pleased we are with the finished job. Your employees coped admirably with all the problems thrown up by out of plumb walls, doors and windows in an old Cornish cottage.

Mr & Mrs Tasker

I have never replaced windows before, so I did not have a clue how to go about it. This made it very difficult for me to know whether the quotes I was getting from companies I approached were reasonable and trustworthy and took into account the fact that I live in a conservation area and the design of the windows and the materials are tightly controlled by the conservation area rules and terms of the lease. All this made me extremely nervous about committing to the work.

One call to Nathan McCarter Joinery and a conversation with Felicity immediately put my mind to rest. However, as she was extremely patient with me and requoted a number of times as she managed to help me narrow down exactly what I needed.

A follow-up site visit with Nathan and Mark completely reassured me that I had picked the right company to replace all the windows and French doors in my flat, and so it has proved. The work on the windows and doors was completed within the indicative timescale and costs I was quoted and installed in under two days with the minimum of fuss or disruption to me or my neighbours. I could not be happier with the end result, as the quality is fantastic.

Colin McCarthymor

We are delighted with the doors and windows that Nathan manufactured and installed for us. Some of these were bespoke arched windows to replace old windows on a barn conversion. The quality of the products and service was outstanding. It was a pleasure to work with Nathan and Felicity throughout the project.

Nicholas Camp

Excellent service from a local firm. Our windows were expertly made and installed very pleased.

Mary Marshall

We needed a timber door and frame between our living room and a small porch area after we removed an old ugly PVC one.

The issue was the varying temperatures between the cold porch and warm living room.

We ask Nathan McCarter Joinery if they could make something to replace the PVC door and frame, while being able to withstand the temperature difference. The final product is a beautiful wooden door, frame and glass panel which is even better than we had hoped for.

It’s built amazingly well and you can tell it has all been made with the upmost care and attention.

From start to finish the service was spot on, communication was great and lots of care taken to ensure everything was thought of and clear before the job began. A very fair and competitive price and an amazing product, even the offer of some photographs of the door once it was complete and before it was fitted was very reassuring.
We would strongly recommend Nathan McCarter Joinery to anyone looking for joinery.

Extremely impressed and over the moon with the service and the door. We will be going back to them for a couple of other jobs in the future.

Daniel Claricoates

Professional and helpful (especially with Listed building issues); willing to answer daft questions; reliable with appointments. Lovely results – two timber windows and outside door, all fitted with minimum fuss.

Angela Pitt

We are very happy with the doors and windows and found the team very polite, professional and very tidy doing the installation. The doors and windows are very high quality, I would be certain to use Nathan’s company again.

Sarah K

I knew we would get some great windows and doors from Nathan McCarter as they came highly recommended by Accsys Technologies who produce Accoya. I certainly wasn’t wrong. The doors and windows were of the highest standard but its was the way they approached the task where they really excelled. On the site visit Nathan (yes you get the owner) was great making a few suggestions which we hadn’t thought about. All very nice touches that really finished off the look. Felicity was on top of all the admin and scheduling so we knew from the outset when the installation was likely to occur.

They set aside 5 days to install everything and finished within the week. I’m sure they were hoping to be finished before but they had to battle with a Cornish full on storm that week and never moaned once. The team worked well and what I was really impressed with is how they operated. Everyone was making suggestions on how to approach the task in hand and they all worked to make it a success. Nathan was on site all week but it really was a team of leaders.

I’ve done too many refurbishments/house builds than I like to recall but Nathan and the team were brilliant and top of any list. The windows and doors look great, the installation was on time and within the timescale they allowed. All in all this was a great installation and we were left with some great windows and doors which will last a lifetime.

Patrick Shanley

Quality workmanship and very responsive communication – absolutely top notch team start to finish! 9 windows and 3 doors went from single-glazed dark wood rotting frames to double-glazed well made stormproof Georgian windows, a beautiful stable/barn door, front and patio doors, all solidly made and 5 mortise locks, fit and made good to a high standard. Nathan and Felicity and the team are first rate. Well worth waiting for!!

Grant Weiss

We’ve just had eleven new windows made and fitted by Nathan McCarter Joinery for our Cornish cottage. The process from start to finish has been outstanding. Replacing windows is a big financial commitment so we did a lot of research, over a couple of years, to find quality windows and a courteous company.

Although we live 80 miles from the company we visited the workshop and were immediately impressed. The windows are beautifully made to measure so the process is not immediate – but quality takes a little longer.

You could also find cheaper windows on the market, but we didn’t want PVC. As with all things, you get what you pay for. The fitting is immaculate, the fitters were efficient, polite and made no mess.

Our neighbour has also had similar windows made by Nathan and is equally impressed. We are very pleased we waited to find such a good company.

Daro Montag

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