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First Fix Carpentry

"First fix" is the name given to the main elements of structural carpentry. This includes early procedures, from building studwork walls and staircases, to pitching the roof. CRB complete carpentry works in Eastbourne, Seaford, Lewes and the rest of East Sussex. Have a look at our case studies to see many of our various carpentry works in Eastbourne, Seaford, Lewes and the rest of East Sussex. CRB's carpenters use only Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) accredited timber which comes from certifiable sources. Our carpenters understand timber, and use the strongest, graded types where they are needed. CRB works with respected suppliers to ensure we have access to the bestquality timber, which not only gives our clients better, straighter, and stronger buildings but also keeps our carpenters happy – because they love to work with good wood! CRB works with all types of wood and are able to install oak frame roofs and buildings using traditional techniques as well as modern bespoke Glulam beam.

Second Fix Carpentry

"Second fix" is the name given to wood finishing. In most buildings, this term covers components such as doors, skirtings, architraves and windowsills. Our carpenters use many different kinds of timber for these elements and we are able to offer clients access to oak, beech, ash, pine, as well as less well-known wood types. We also spend time with clients to consult on and select the most suitable finishing details, encompassing everything from the type of door to the colour of the hinges.


"Joinery" is generally used to describe wood products that are manufactured off site. CRB's skilled carpenters use the workshops in Eastbourne, to fabricate and prepare timber products for installation at clients' premises. Examples of our carpenters' work can be seen at Eastbourne's famous seafront landmark, the Bandstand; the screens of the Bandstand, used to close the thoroughfares during performances, were fabricated by CRB carpenters. We work with local joinery companies to create bespoke items such as sash windows and bi-fold doors. At the early stages, we work closely with these experts to ensure the design matches perfectly the client's requirements. This is also important in cases where a conservation department requires detail drawings to show how the finished products will appear when installed.


Kitchen fitting at one end of the scale involves very little real carpentry these days. But CRB's carpenters install not only off the shelf kitchens but beautifully hand crafted designs in oak and other woods with high spec kitchen items like granite worktops, range ovens, pull out units and electric operated doors and drawers. At this end of the kitchen budget there is still a real requirement for craftsmanship from our caprneters. CRB has been responsible for installing hundreds of kitchens across Eastbourne, Seaford, Lewes and the rest of East Sussex. We have built a long-term relationship with the national kitchen design and supply company, Howdens. Howdens is different from many kitchen suppliers inasmuch it offers prefabricated units that speed up the installation time on site and therefore saves clients money. Through Howdens and other suppliers we offer a free in home kitchen design service. This assists clients in selecting the right type and style of units and accessories. There is never any pressure to buy and we never sell the kitchen on the day we visit you so you have plenty of time to adjust the kitchen design and make an informed decision in your own time.

Our kitchen installers are meticulous and professional; they know how important a kitchen is to the home, so they focus on swift and efficient working, keeping the various elements, such as electrics, plumbing and tiling, well organised and managed to get the kitchen up and running as quickly as possible. As builders in Eastbourne, we are able to provide all our other in house carpenters, plumbers and plasterers to provide a well organised kitchen installation.

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CRB is a family-owned and managed company with a staff of 16 full-time employees, supported by a network of specialist sub-contractors.


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Thank you once again for an excellent service, from initial consultaion to the work's completion. We are extremely pleased with the work carried out.

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