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McGinleys Carpentry and Construction

Trading Address

72 Kingsway,


Tel: 07943 574573
Contact: Email us

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Member details

Joined: 13/11/2013


McGinley's Carpentry & Construction Ltd is based in Dunstable Bedfordshire and covers all the surrounding areas such as Luton, Watford, St Albans, Hitchin, Hemel Hempstead and Harpenden (Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire & Buckinghamshire).


Owned by Liam McGinley the company provides a wide range of services to families and individuals looking to improve, repair or extend their homes or businesses. 


With an extensive background in designing custom made furniture, extensions and interior alterations McGinley's Carpentry & Construction Ltd can provide either a complete design and build service or individual trades for smaller projects.


Every project (large or small) is taken through the same process to ensure that both schedules and budgets can be met.  We offer free advice, surveys and costs for all work and are happy to answer any question or concerns about work you might be planning to have carried out. 


 Some of the services that we provide:

  • Architectural drawings
  • Interior design
  • Structural engineering calculations
  • Fitting of doors and windows
  • Structural alterations, repairs
  • Fitting and removal of locks and handles
  • Flooring
  • Electrical alterations and repairs
  • Plumbing - Boilers, repairs, bathrooms and kitchens
  • Carpentry - Architraves, skirting, bespoke joinery
  • Kitchen fittings, alterations and removal
  • Flatpack construction and fitting
  • Timber and metal stud partitions and dropped ceilings
  • Extensions and conversions
  • Garages to rooms
  • Homerooms resituated e.g. bathrooms to bedrooms
  • New garages/workshops and sheds
  • Alterations and repair works
  • Doors and windows removed and bricked up
  • Rooms divided, services moved and plastered and decorated



  • General property maintenance
  • Painting
  • Small repairs


Garden maintenance

  • Gardening and landscaping
  • Garden Design & Landscaping
  • Tree surgery & stump grinding
  • Turfing & Planting
  • Fencing

Case Studies


Driveway for a family home


New Driveway To A Family Home


Project Summary


This customer's original driveway had become weathered and had sunk in various areas which were causing areas of the driveway to be unsafe for the elderly members of the family living at home. They wanted to reduce the size of the original flower bed to allow for more car space and wanted to improve the drainage of the rainfall and surface water as it used to puddle a lot due to the areas that had sunk.


Please feel free to visit our YouTube channel to view a quick video of this job in progress and at completion - 

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(video is just over 2 minutes long)


Works carried out the prepare for the project 


  • Free survey and consultation
  • Samples provided for new blocks
  • Draft layout drawings prepared for the layout of the new driveway


Works carried out and completed


  • Original driveway blocks uplifted and disposed of
  • Original (incorrect) screed and hardcore uplifted
  • Driveway dug out to allow for new compacted hardcore to be installed
  • New flower bed area created with Keykerb marshall stones
  • New drainage installed
  • Existing manholes faults discovered repaired
  • New driveway blocks laid  
  • Painting 
  • Supply and fitting of new flooring (carpet tiles and Amtico)
  • Supply and install of new office furniture
  • Testing and certification of all works

New Office For The Parish Council


A Refreshing Refurbishment For Council Staff & Visitors


Project Summary


Our client's objective for this project was to give a new and inviting feel to the parish council office for the public whilst giving the staff a comfortable and efficient area to work in.  This project was carried out whilst providing temporary power and data supplies to another area of the building in order to keep the day to day activities running smoothly.  We are now in talks with the Abbotts Langley Parish Council to help design and tender for phase 2 which is to refurbish the other end of the building to the same standards.


Please feel free to visit our YouTube channel to view a quick video of this job in progress and at completion - 

Click here to view video


(video is 2 minutes long)


Works carried out the prepare for the project 


  • Drawings provided to give visual and written information on the changes to be made
  • Samples provided for new flooring, paints and furniture


Works carried out and completed


  • Removal of old furniture and wall covering in the office space
  • Construction of new walls, door openings and windows
  • Supply and fitting of new dropped ceiling
  • Supply and fitting of new LED lighting, power and data points
  • Alterations and extensions made to the current telephone system
  • Plastering
  • Painting 
  • Supply and fitting of new flooring (carpet tiles and Amtico)
  • Supply and install of new office furniture
  • Testing and certification of all works

Porch For A New Home


Alteration To Their New Home


Project Summary


This project was carried out for a couple that had just moved into their new home in Dunstable, Bedfordshire.  The couple had a survey done on the property which noted a few issues that needed to be resolved.  They contacted us about the survey and we advised them on the costs to rectify the issues raised by their surveyor.  During our meetings about the work they asked us about a new porch which we also then went on to design and build for them whilst carrying out the works listed in the buyer’s survey.


Please visit our YouTube channel to see the quick 60 second video of this job in progress and completion -


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Works to prepare for the job


  • Assessment and questions raised about the surveyor’s report
  • Costs prepared and broken down for each area of work
  • Time frame and schedules provided
  • Design of new porch with fullspecifications for windows and doors 


Work carried out and completed


  • Repointing of the chimney
  • Replacement of broken tiles on the roof
  • New ridge tiles fitted
  • Roof brushed down and cleaned
  • Neighbours gutters cleaned
  • Supply and fitting of new gutters and down pipes
  • Construction of new porch
  • Supply and fitting of new windows and doors
  • Full interior finish of the porch including plastering, painting, skirting and flooring laid






Kitchen dinner expansion


Creating A Bigger & Open Plan Space


The project summary

This project was carried out in Toddington, Bedfordshire.  Our client was looking to create the feeling of more space whilst refurbishing the kitchen and dining room. They wanted to have this work carried out over a period of time when they were away on holiday so they didn't have to be in the house without a kitchen for too long.

This project was completed on time and to a budget specified by the client.  We provided constant updates to our client while they were away on holiday in Australia via Skype calls and messages including progress photos and videos.  This work was carried out a year after another project that we completed for them where we made alterations to the staircase handrails and spindles.  We are pleased to say that our cleint has continued to use us for various small jobs and is very happy with the work that we have completed for them.


What we did to assist our client


  • Provided ideas and options for the layout
  • Assisted with the application to building control
  • Provided CAD (computer aided designs) for the alteration to the rooms as well as the new kitchen, wiring and plumbing
  • Provided samples for flooring, paints and worktops
  • Provided a clear idea of the estimated time scale and schedule for the work


Work we carried out


  • Structural alterations as per structural engineers requirements 
  • Alterations to existing electrics and plumbing 
  • Plastering
  • Screeding and latex of the floors
  • Installation of a new Karndean floor
  • Feature wall paper wall
  • Supply and fit of new kitchen as per our design
  • Supply and fitting of all new appliances, power points, down lights and feature lighting
  • Chemical flush of the heating system
  • Supply and fitting of a new radiator
  • All painting and decorating
  • Supply and fit of new gas appliances
  • All 2nd fix plumbing
  • Testing and certification of all new works
  • Communication with building control throughout the works

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