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Welcome to the Institute of Carpenters

Welcome to the Institute of Carpenters – the home for professionals working in wood trades. The Institute was established in 1890, to help maintain standards and skills at a time when traditional skills were being lost. Over a century later, we’re still committed to upholding the highest standards of our historic craft and membership is now open to all craftspeople working in wood trades (e.g. carpenters, joiners, wheelwrights, furniture makers, boat builders and shop fitters).  
If you work in wood trades, membership could be for you. There are the usual member benefits you would expect as well as a 50% discount at Which? Trusted Traders, discounts on websites, trade specific insurance packages and a 10% discount on accountancy services. You’ll also get 4 magazines a year, access to reciprocal member information e.g. TRADA technical information, regional membership and networking groups as well as free listing on our website. Click here to find out more about Institute of Carpenters' membership.

We also offer Corporate, College and non-IOC College Student membership. Separately, students at IOC member colleges can sign up to receive FREE membership for the duration of their studies + 1 year after graduation (subject to their college remaining in IOC membership).

If you are a member of the public looking for a carpenter or joiner, click here to search our directory of members working in wood trades in your area. We only approve members with relevant qualifications and proven track record and it's all backed up by references.

To access the member only area please input your email address and password or contact head office.  

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