About us

As third generation carpenters and joiners, at JMW we have a wealth of history and experience behind us. Ours is a family business, run by James Woodhams and his wife Kate. James followed his grandfather and father into carpentry, and learned his craft apprenticed to a building company with its own joinery and workshop , specialising in renovating and extending period properties. From our base in Royal Wootton Bassett in Wiltshire, we handle projects across Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Cirencester and the Cotswolds, and for selected clients in London. All our work is carried out by a small, core team and we have expert tradespeople we draw in for the different skills needed. James loves to be hands on, working three days a week ‘on the tools’ and personally overseeing all our projects, from the smallest such as hanging doors to complete new builds or barn conversions. Unlike other builders, we don’t flit from project to project. We’re perfectionists, completing one project before we move on to the next. We are tidy, professional and treasure your home as if it was our own. With JMW, we always offer an excellent service, remaining in constant contact with our clients and keeping them informed at every stage. For us, every project is unique enabling us to deliver a bespoke service, which we manage from day one to completion. We also nurture young talent and are proud that our first apprentice became Swindon College’s Apprentice of the Year. If you would like to talk to us about your carpentry, joinery, or building needs, please contact us and we would be delighted to hear from you.

Meet The Team

James and his team have recently completed a job at our property. This included the installation of an oak staircase and the complete gutting and replastering of a dormer bedroom that had suffered a serious roof leak.
We cannot praise the standard of workmanship highly enough. James and his team were punctual, hardworking, conscientious and courteous. The whole project was managed well by James who kept us well informed about the works, who would be turning up when etc. He was also anxious to ensure that all work was completed to a very high standard. We would have no hesitation in recommending this company, it is extremely professional.

Debbie and Mike Credicott

Great technical knowledge, highly recommended.

James and his guys installed roof trusses on quite a complex roof design for my extension. All work was done with a high degree of competence and I had no qualms about using him for the fascia work too. Good technical knowledge throughout, will be using him again.

From start to finish JMW Carpentry & Joinery were extremely professional from offering advice on our kitchen project right down to the all the finer details, nothing was missed by James. Always kept all areas clean and tidy whilst working and always cleaned up after the job was complete for the day. We love our finished kitchen and would highly recommend James and his team to anyone looking for any type of carpentry and joinery, we've used others in the past but they have always been missing something whereas James and his team go the extra mile to make sure nothing's missed. You won't be disappointed by this craftsmanship.

Looking forward to having James back to shave some doors down in the near future. Thanks!

Mr and Mrs Mitchell

James and his assistant Luca fitted oak flooring in my lounge. They arrived and completed the job to agreed time and cost. I am very pleased with the quality of workmanship. Amiable guys who take a pride in their work. I recommend them highly.