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About Us

Chalmers Property Care and Crumps Carpentry Plus began as a small joint venture between Mark Chalmers and Toby Crump. With over 50 years conjoined experience in their respective fields between them, they have seen both continued success and satisfied clients. As a result, Crumps Carpentry Plus and Chalmers Property Care have decided to join forces to form Chalmers and Crump. Two respectable companies, working as one.

Chalmers and Crump offer bespoke timber frame builds and structures that are designed exactly to your specifications and needs. Our highly approachable and qualified team rely on years of hard earned experience to ensure that you, as the customer end up with a final high end product that you can be proud of. We pride ourselves on being dedicated to our craft and personable to our customers.

If you are looking for extra space, be it domestic, a home office, open veranda, workshops, children’s playroom, small or large, whether you are on a budget or want a high end timber framed structure to complement your existing House or Cottage, this is the most economical way to create your perfect build . We complete projects at any time of the year.

If you feel that we are able to help you, please don’t hesitate to get in touch for a quote.

The Team

Both Toby and Mark are dedicated family men with wives and two children a piece. They are also steadfast friends.

Read more about them below...

About Mark


Born in 1958 Mark left school and worked as a commercial artist for two years and for a further two years worked on a farm. After which he studied at an agricultural college to learn welding, basic electrics and plumbing.

After some intensive study Mark took a break from a busy working life to tour and explore Europe with his girlfriend, now wife. Upon returning he entered employment as a game keeper and handy man for Sir Francis Dashwood of West Wickham Park.

Deciding to become self employed in 1982 Chalmers Property Care was established in Warsash, where he performed general property maintenance alongside fitting kitchens for Woodcraft Furniture where he of course met Toby.

About Toby


Born in 1976 Toby left school at 16, and went straight to Highbury College, where he trained as a cabinet maker. Having excelled at his craft, he gained both his Parts 1 and 2 in City & Guilds. During the interim between college years, he worked with a number of local builders and perfected his craftsmanship.

Upon completing college, he entered full time employment as a builder and thereafter found his niche in cabinet making, constructing bespoke kitchens and furniture with Woodcraft for 9 years, where he met Mark Chalmers.

Toby has since developed his own successful carpentry business established in 2003 – Crumps Carpentry Plus, making bespoke handmade furniture and high quality kitchens.

As people are looking for extra space this is normally the most economical route to take as we can to anything to suit your budget form low to high budget. From winter to summer doesn’t matter when these are built.