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I’ve been building this type of website for more than 10 years. The first website I ever built was for a painting and decorating company in Roscommon, and a Carpentry Services Website is very similar structure.
In April of 2020 I launched a special offer for the businesses in my local community. When lockdown restrictions were introduced I knew that rural businesses would be the hardest hit and that I would book very little work in the months that followed. What I decided to do was offer my services completely free of charge to businesses in my town. Some people donated money, some done shopping for elderly, others work in healthcare. I donated my time to help the local community in the best way I knew how.
The response to the offer was overwhelming. 15 local businesses booked to have a website built or have their current website updated. Dunleavy Carpentry was one of the first emails I received, and at the time of writing, June 2020, I am still working on these contracts.
Dunleavy Carpentry Specialise in all types of finished carpentry. 1st and 2nd fix joinery & timber flooring, as well as the design and manufacture of custom Staircases, bespoke Kitchens, furniture and wardrobes. Made to measure to customer specifications and requirements. Work is always completed to the highest possible standards.
“FutureProof Digital provide a very professional service and my business is growing because of the new website.”
The homepage header section, especially a Carpentry Services Website, is your chance to impress new visitors to your website. Make sure it's bold and that it makes a real statement. The homepage of Dunleavy carpentry features movement; elements slide and fade into view as you scroll down the page. In this section the title and tagline, along with their background slide in from the left, the logo zooms in from the back and 5 of the best images from around the website fade in the background.
Why does a business need a website? New customers! Yes, and most come in one of two types; they want to buy a product or they need to book a service. For a carpentry services website like this one, people need to contact the business owner or member of staff, the contact page is vital. Nothing too flashy here, this page if functional; email address, phone number, a bit of explanation text, and a contact form, that's it. This page should be easily accessible from everywhere on the website.
This is what I had to work with. It might not seem a lot, but this simple image has so many elements that contribute to the design of a website. It has the logo, this would feature everywhere on the site. It has the font, this would be replicated in a number of formats for heading a copy. And it has 3 colours, for a website like this, more than enough.
Carpentry is a visual trade, the majority of the work is in functional aesthetics, a staircase is much more than just a way to get to the second floor. A carpentry services website is much the same, much more than a collection of text and hyperlinks. A website for carpenter has to be pleasing to the eye and I achieved this with movement, motion effects. The menu bar, when the scroll reaches it, sticks to the top of page. The clarity and opacity of the images increase as they are moved over. The text boxes slide in from the left and the logos fade in from the background.
Dunleavy Carpentry is built using WordPress, and that makes one of the essential jobs much easier; registering with Google. Installing Google Site Kit on your website tags every page, making traffic analysis with Google Search Console and Google Analytics easy. I've started installing this on all my websites recently. I also submit a sitemap and registering clients with Google My Business. Many of these ranking/SEO tasks are not included by other web designers.
If you’re a small business owner, then you know that having a website is essential in today’s world. Not only does it give your customers another way to find out about your business, but it also allows you to reach a larger audience than you would be able to if you were only relying on word-of-mouth advertising. However, just because everyone has a website these days doesn’t mean that yours will be successful. It takes careful planning and execution to create a small business website that will help grow your company.
At FutureProof Digital, we understand the importance of small business websites. That’s why we specialize in creating websites that are not only visually appealing and user-friendly, but also optimized for search engines so that you can get the most out of your investment. We believe that a great website doesn’t have to be expensive, and we’re proud to offer some of the best prices in the industry. If you’re ready to take your business to the next level, contact us today to learn more about our small business website design services. We’ll work with you to create a website that is perfect for your company and will help you reach your goals.
Every website is different, right? Well, they may look different. Every website should be unique, that’s why I don’t use templates or themes in my designs. But selling a service has a formula and a Carpentry Services Website has many similarities to a building contractor’s website or a painting and decorating website.
Every website needs a homepage, it serves 2 purposes; it ranks for the name of the business, collecting all the search visitors earned by offline advertising and it asks as an index page for the rest of the website. The contact page is vital, it’s how the potential customers get in touch with you. In addition to these pages, every service provided needs it’s own page. Dunleavy Carpentry has six of these pages; Kitchens, Furniture and Joinery & Staircases, with 3 sub-pages; Kitchen Refurbishment, Sitting Room Furniture and Bedroom Furniture.
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If you run a business and you need a website (pro tip = you do) or your current website doesn’t look the way you want it to, function the way it should or perform how you need it to, get in touch. I don’t charge a penny for consultation, so finding out about what your business needs and what can be achieved for your budget is completely free. Use this form… we can meet in person, have a phone or Skype call or use email, it’s up to you…
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