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Matt Ralph, Trainee Carpenter


Joined Carpenter Oak: 2015

Interview with Matt

  • What is your favourite thing about working at Carpenter Oak?

  • The open music policy in the workshops, you never know what you'll hear next, although ear defenders help from time to time!
  • When not here what do you enjoy doing?

  • Cooking curries, eating said curries. Exploring my new home and generally pottering about.


Growing up in the Weald of Kent surrounded by beautiful old timber framed buildings must have had a lasting impression on me. I studied Geography and Geology and then moved on to engineering, but after working away from home regularly for 8 years and spending all of my working day infront of a computer the time was ripe for a new challenge. So I gained a level 2 city and guilds in site carpentry to get some basic skills. The practical nature of timber framing blended with the structural geometry and logical mindset required really appealed to me and luckily I then discovered Carpenter Oak, instantly felt at ease, and knew I was in the right place.