The GCS Approach

Behind the business is me, Toby Guilder, a carpenter, based in Salisbury with my family.  I'm fully qualified, bringing over twenty years’ experience providing skilled carpentry services.   GCS will apply these to agricultural, equestrian and residential external environments.  GCS will also undertake private commissions to order on more bespoke carpentry solutions.

Take a look at the Services section on this website to see the range of work undertaken.

The Process

Once you've got in touch by email or phone, the process is very simple.  we will arrange the following with you:

  • A mutually convenient time to discuss your requirements (this is generally onsite with you where the work is to take place
  • Check arrangements for access or security if relevant
  • Listen to your instructions, take photos and measurements for materials to help build a quote
  • Provide a written quote (generally by email) and if you are happy to proceed, check our first available date for starting and book this in with you
  • Once the job is completed, GSC will bill for immediate settlement for goods/materials and services (NB. subject to the extent/cost of materials GSC may request payment for materials upon delivery)

All work is carried out with reference to GSC’s Terms & Conditions – please ensure you read these on our website.

Your feedback is very important to us.  If you have been pleased with the works carried out by GSC, please tell us*!

*GSC may ask to use your comments in the form of testimonial or reference with your permission.

Trusting in your Tradesman

What everyone wants from a trade specialist is someone that you can fully trust to do the job, to turn up when they say they will, offer you professional advice that helps you proceed with confidence and to execute the work to the highest standard and leave your site clean and tidy upon completion.  Having served 13 years in the Army with an exemplary service record, you can trust me to deliver.


  • City & Guilds NVQ Level 2 and 3 – Carpentry and Joinery (Construction) – Ref 00004335
  • Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) – Gold (Reg No. 00004335 (Expiry Dec 2020)
  • City & Guilds - NPTC Level 2 Award  - Chainsaw Maintenance and Cross-Cutting
  • Forklift licence (counter balance)
  • 7.5 tonne full clean drivers licence with tachograph experience, CPC qualified.
  • Security cleared


Having a happy customer at the end of a job is fundamental to the success of GCS as we love word of mouth recommendations.  We are delivering a personal service every day and hopefully these testimonials will give some indication of satisfied customers who have used these services already.

rape field square 1

Mr & Mrs S


Really good job doing our decking, well executed and would be happy to recommend to others.

lavendar square 1

Mr & Mrs L


More than happy with Toby's work for us.  He's done some great work for us and showed he's good at problem solving on site.

field square 1

Mrs S


We needed a robust field shelter built for us at relatively short notice when we moved our horses to a new field.  Toby did a marvelous job, it looks good and the horses are really happy.

Call me now or email your enquiry

Tel:  07769 973527   Email: