a⋅cute [uh-kyoot] adjective

Sharp in effect; extremely great, crucial, critical. Penetrating in insight or perception; an acute observer. Sensitive to detail; acute eyesight. Geometry; an angle less than 90° ending in a point.


Acute Carpentry is recognised by the leading accreditation and regulatory organisations for carpentry and building work.

As an accomplished and professionally trained carpenter, Paul Prior’s additional range of personal qualifications reflects his commitment to craftmanship and his company’s diligent approach to workplace safety.

Acute Carpentry is approved by Oxfordshire County Council Trading Standards and recognised by the Which? Trusted Trader scheme so you know you’ll get great customer service in addition to superb carpentry.

Click on these images to see our certificates.

Which? Trusted Trader certification

Which? Trusted Trader certificate

Professional accreditations

Federation of Master Builders certificateInstitute of Carpenters certificatePaul Prior's personal membership of the Institute of CarpentersGRP Roofing

Trading Standards and Environment Agency approvals

Environment Agency certificateBuy with confidence certification from Oxfordshire County Council

City & Guilds National Vocational Qualifications


nvq1-copynvq2-copyNVQ 3

Safety qualifications

Site safety plus

Sitesafe 1Sitesafe 2Sitesafe 3

Training 2certificate-of-training-level-1-copy

Asbestos management

Asbestos - Paul Prior Asbestos Sam 2015