Holbein Carpentry & Joinery did a fantastic job from the design process to the very end. We had book shelving in hallway, tv unit in living room with storage underneath for firewood as well as wardrobes upstairs fitted.

Everything was done and finished over two days. There was minimal disruption in the house and the place was left in immaculate condition both days-after day 1 and when job was finished.

The quality of the finish and the craftsmanship is fantastic and many people have remarked on this since.

Shane & Mary, Cork

Oliver and his team are highly professional, they designed and worked within our brief. Their attention to detail is extremely high and the quality of workmanship is outstanding. Equally, they are very friendly to work with. It is a pleasure to commission two pieces of work with Holbein Carpentry & Joinery and would recommend them to anyone who is looking for high quality joinery work. Esther & Adrian Crowley

Esther & Adrian Crowley

Jethro did an excellent and professional job putting in our new back door on Monday. Thanks again for our new front and back door – they enhance the appearance of the house brilliantly.

Liam & Theresa Heaney

I cannot recommend Holbein Carpentry enough. Our job was for 2 sets of somewhat specific and unique doors and they were just exactly what we expected and hoped for. From the design and planning stages right through to installation Oliver and his team were excellent. Starting with Jeff in the office to Jethro who installed the were friendly and professional and extremely punctual.

Carrie R

The Holbeins are great. We had very specific and slightly unusual requirements. They listened carefully to what we wanted, made practical, useful suggestions and then came and did the job promptly and professionally. They left the place neat, clean and dust free. The craftmanship is beautiful but also durable, which is vital. I would have no qualms recommending hem to anyone who needs bespoke joinery created.

Claire Sheehan

From the moment our architect introduced us to Holbein Carpentry & Joinery, we knew we waned them to design and make the bespoke kitchen and joinery for our new, contemporary home in Co. Kerry. Oliver and his team worked their magic and created our show-stopping kitchen, which is exactly what we dreamed of and more. Since then, we have asked Holbein Carpentry & Joinery to design and make fitted wardrobes, a table and bespoke storage solutions – all of which look perfect in our home. It was a pleasure to work with Oliver and his team. They pour a lot of love into the bespoke furniture they produce, and it really shows (those dovetail corners and exposed ends of ply are beautiful). We highly recommend Holbein Carpentry & Joinery and look forward to working with them again.

Mary Frances Moriarty

Holbein Carpentry and Joinery have made a variety of pieces for us, From cupboards to shelving units. Most recently we had a unit made for a bedroom. The space was very restricted but, as always with Holbein’s, the unit was made and installed perfectly. We are delighted with the result. The quality and attention to detail is a hallmark of Holbein Carpentry. Oliver and all his staff are always a pleasure to deal with. Everything is so professionally dealt with. I look forward to enjoying me Holbein pieces for many years to come.

Veronica Whitehead

It was a delight for me to work with Holbein on the design and installation of my new kitchen outside Sneem in County Kerry. My design was specific and the team in Holbein listened, interpreted my needs and advised on ways, that it might be enhanced. Their knowledge, expertise and professionalism was immediately evident, which made the entire process run smoothly and to schedule. I am delighted on a daily basis with the quality and layout of the units and it works like a dream.

Frances Donnelly

Oliver and his team designed and produced the entrance door, sliding doors and stairs for our home. All products are of highest quality, and the detailed work on it is just fabulous! Especially the stairs are our jewel in the house. Oliver and his team did a perfect job and they exceeded our expectations. We’ll always choose Holbein Carpentry & Joinery again, if we need anything. done!

Liam OT

Oliver Holbein and his team, built doors and stairs in my house. The quality of the product is extraordinary. They can make anything from a photo and Oliver is open to any design, which makes the task on hand so much easier. The end result exceeded my expectations for a fair price. Their absolute strength is their creativity, preciseness and uniqueness. You can be sure to get a tailor made product with Holbein Carpentry & Joinery.

Claire Scally

Holbein Carpentry & Joinery did my kitchen and pantry. The quality was excellent. It is the most important element. You could have a great kitchen design that works practically but if the quality is not there, then the lifetime of the kitchen can be compromised. Materials used were high quality, front of presses were free of imperfections, no sanding marks, knots or colour or grain irregularities. Hinge systems and drawer runners, all perfect.

The team were reliable and competent, each good at what they did, having the skills and knowledge that enabled them to do their job well. They were very reliable, showing up on time and work was finished on time. They listened and explained. They went through all aspects of the design and explained thoroughly beforehand. To me Holbein Carpentry & Joinery are professional, reliable, skilled, good listeners, dependable and friendly.

Margaret Lucey

Before our first project working with Holbein Joinery, we knew of their good reputation for excellent workmanship.

In our business we like to collaborate with professionals that have a good eye for design, who are reliable, and able to deliver the highest standard of workmanship. Oliver Holbein and his team did not disappoint. We communicate our ideas to their team and they implement them! It is great to have this understanding between a designer and a maker.

In our recent project, Edit Design Studio designed a kitchen; utility/boot room; and other fitted joinery including a desk, headboard and wardrobes for a luxury holiday home in Kenmare. Michael, who works closely with Oliver, provided all the working drawings for approval, a selection of finishes and specified materials for the fitted joinery, and once all was signed off, the manufacturing began. Everything was done on schedule and to the highest standard. The fitting team was fast, efficient and very tidy. Our client was very happy with the end result as were we. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend their services and look forward to working with them on future projects!

Edit Design Studio

We were delighted with the work that Oliver and his team did for us – Front door, bi-fold internal doors, double doors and stairs. The quality of materials and craftsmanship is excellent and we will use Oliver again in the future.

Vincent Fitzpatrick


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