Quality Workmanship
The Swiss Carpenter
Dear Friend

My name is Stephen Hale, I was born and
raised in Switzerland hence my nickname
''The Swiss'' or ''The Swiss Carpenter''.

I am well established in Brighton and Hove,
where I have been providing quality
carpentry services for many satisfied
customers since 2006...

Hi, this is my workshop.

"Stephen is friendly, punctual and well-organised. He works to a high
standard, causing the minimum level of disturbance and mess in the
process. We now have a great new work area and a very smart door for our
conference room. Highly recommended!"

Alexander Tristan Davey Operations Manager

IMA International

I completed a 3 year apprenticeship in Carpentry and Joinery, at the Ecole des Arts et Metiers CEPIA in Geneva; in 1986 and obtained a Certificat Federal de Capacite (CFC) equivalent to NVQ level 3. After that, I worked mainly in roofing, building chalets and 1rst fix work in Geneva... 

Here are 2 fitted wardrobes, the customer wanted red wood timber for the frame and reconditioned Victorian doors adjusted to fit.

''Stephen Hale removed an old cupboard from my bedroom and then designed,
constructed and painted a built-in wardrobe for me in April 2009 . I found
Stephen to be very reliable, trustworthy , friendly and tidy ! I am very
pleased with the finished product which was well designed and carefully
constructed. Many thanks Stephen.''

Helen B.


..After moving  to Brighton in 2005, I decided to focus more on indoors 2nd fix carpentry (because of the rainy weather....), specializing in fitted wardrobes, shelves, cupboards but also hanging doors, repairing damaged windows, laminate or hard wood flooring, kitchen cabinets, hardwood decking, stairs, partition walls and more...

...I can deliver the work painted or unpainted to suit your needs and your budget...






  • Used to working Alone
  • Full Driving License / Own Transport
  • Workshop Facility
  • All 110v, 240v and Hand Tools
  • Ability to read plans and work to deadlines
  • CIS registered / CSCS card
  • 26 Years Experience
  • Fully insured

"I came across Steve's advert in the local Preston Pages publication a year or so and since then have used his services several times.

In the 3 or 4 times, that I have used Steve since, I have always found his work to be of the highest order. Reliable, patient and willing to listen to the customer are good traits in Steve that will ensure I will use his services in the future."

Cheers! Brian.

Shelving units made to measure... All  sash windows restored and repaired...





''I employed Stephen in June 2009 to remove an old wooden sliding internal door, and replace it with a new wooden fully glazed door.

I am pleased to say that the work was carried out to my complete satisfaction, and that the work was completed carefully and on time and budget.

In particular, I would like to say that Stephen is a pleasure to deal with, being both friendly and considerate,

I would fully recommend him to anyone looking for a professional, quality carpenter.''

Terry J. B.

On the left picture, my customer wanted gloss paint inside the unit and emulsion to match the walls on the face. You will notice the coving and the skirting board, and 12v. lighting in the back of some of the shelves, there is also a socket and a lead to connect a powerful subwoofer. All the wiring is concealed in the back of the unit and the wall.

In this picture my customer wanted me to mount some flat pack frames from IKEA and then fit plain MDF doors, these doors will be painted in white. All flat pack furniture mounted Here some kitchen units and worktop fitted for my customer.

This unit was also built with the coving and skirting board. Also my customer wanted oak cabinet doors to match the ones on his new kitchen. The unit was built to conceal this boiler and have
a bit of storage space.

To make the best of unused spaces or alcoves in your home, replace your tired wardrobe or anything else you might need.... give me a call now on 07771592564

Stephen Hale - 80 Loder  Road - Brighton - BN1 6PH - East Sussex

E-mail: theswisscarpenter@gmail.com - Mobile: 07771592564 -

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