Accredited Builders in Horley
Qualified for Conversions, Extensions and Bathroom Installations

The team at D & R Carpentry consists of time-served builders and tradesmen with a wealth of qualifications, all attributable to their personal roles in the company. We are homeowners too, and we’d never have new builds, loft conversions or property extensions undertaken by a business without the appropriate accreditation. Our Horley customers should never settle for anything less than the best from a building and property maintenance company either.

Even small projects, such as bathroom installations, require tradesmen with the correct credentials. Leaving a job to underqualified builders, carpenters, electricians and plumbers could present a danger to you, your family and anybody else entering your home.

Learn more about us in our other blog posts. You’re also welcome to contact us on 01342 843724 or 07974 734154 to ask for more information about our company accreditations and the qualifications of our builders and tradesmen.

Below, we will cover the following accreditations:

  • Construction Skills Certification Scheme

  • Surrey Trading Standards

  • Federation of Master Builders

  • Association of Master Tradesmen

  • Checkatrade

Construction Skills Certification Scheme

All building and property maintenance personnel at D & R Carpentry Ltd sit a Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) test. Everybody attending sites in Horley on our behalf carries a CSCS card related to their trade. The CSCS card displays competence and shows the tradesman has the training needed to safely work on builds, loft conversions and property extensions.

It is particularly important for builders to have a CSCS card when working for a principal contractor. While there is no legislative requirement to have a card for domestic work, such as kitchen and bathroom installations, a principal contractor will demand it.

Surrey Trading Standards

The role of Surrey Trading Standards is to create a culture of trust between consumers and tradesmen. This is a council-run scheme built on advice and enforcement. Surrey Trading Standards approves accredited builders and property maintenance specialists and advises their prospective customers, including those in Horley, on how to avoid low-end service providers.

This local accreditation builds our trust across the community and makes D & R Carpentry Ltd a more trusted choice for the construction of loft conversions, property extensions and bathroom installations.

Federation of Master Builders

Membership to the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) is one of the biggest accolades in our sector. This vital trade association protects the interests of small to medium-sized building and property maintenance companies. If you are ever unhappy with the overall quality of our loft conversions or property extensions, the Federation of Master Builders mediates to ensure a successful outcome while treating you in a fair, impartial manner.

Because we also have electricians and plumbers available to work on kitchen and bathroom installations in Horley, the FMB covers their work too, thanks to our accreditation and membership with their organisation.

Association of Master Tradesmen

The Association of Master Tradesmen is a regulatory trade association and consumer protection body, matching up customers with vetted builders and tradesmen through its own consumer guide. Homeowners in Horley can contact the association with a particular job they need a quotation for, and the association matches them up with up to four local builders specialising in that type of work before sending out a customer advice pack.

This methodology makes it easier for local people to find local tradesmen for specific types of building work, including loft conversions and property extensions, and for related services such as kitchen and bathroom installations.


We love Checkatrade because it displays different opinions of our builders from the most important people in the business – our customers. Checkatrade is a tradesperson review website, and we actively invite customers in the Horley area to leave an opinion on our services upon completion of a building or property maintenance job. This helps Checkatrade to not only build our local profile but also to rate our company and its services accordingly.
Our current 9.68 rating on Checkatrade (February 2019) is a testament to the quality of our service delivery and our approach to customer care. 

For refurbishments, new builds, property extensions and bathroom installations in Horley, call our builders on 01342 843724 or 07974 734154.