About us

Forest Carpentry Ltd is a family firm based in Christchurch, Dorset and is a member of the National House-Building Council – the NHBC. Forest Carpentry is run by Jim Kelly.

Originally biased towards general building, two-thirds of the building done is now New Build. Forest Carpentry Ltd is a member of the NHBC and uses them for its’ new build warrantees. As well as new build we still complete extensions, loft conversions, renovations and garages.

Jim Kelly MD

Forest Carpentry also has a bias towards building ecologically – through greater insulation or ‘air-tightness’ or via ecological power sources such as wood burners and solar thermal. The most recent new build under construction (spring 2010) has solar thermal as well as 2.5 times the thickness of insulation required by Building Regulations.

The company purposefully builds using traditional tried and tested materials. All external walls are brick built with cavities. ALL internal
ground floor walls are solid block or brick.

Jim Kelly renovated his first house in 1989. He has a degree in Engineering and several qualifications in Site Carpentry.

Our Tradesmen

We have a large group of local tradesmen that we work with all of the time and other more specialist tradesmen  that we use whenever the need arises.