Carpenters and joiners - How to choose recommended tradesmen

Carpenter and joinerIf you’re engaging in extension and renovation work, the chances are you will need to employ the services of a carpenter and joiner.

Carpenters and joiners work in domestic and commercial premises, as well as construction sites.

Jobs are referred to in the trade as first fixing and second fixing. In the latter case, these can range from installing skirting boards, doors, shelving units, and cupboards.

Examples of first fixing work can include fitting roof timbers, partition walls, staircases and door and window frames.

What’s the difference between a carpenter and joiner

Both highly skilled trades, while a carpenter works with timber to construct, install and maintain buildings, furniture and other objects, a joiner is employed to cut and fit the joints in wood that do not use nails.

Unlike carpenters who tend to work predominately on site, a joiner works in a workshop environment, due to the specialist heavy-duty machinery utilized in their day to day work.

What will I need carpenters and joiners for?

Whether it’s a commercial or domestic property, carpenters and joiners are employed to undertake a variety of jobs, depending on the project involved. Work can include:

  • Kitchens
  • Fitted Bedrooms
  • Home Office Design
  • Timber Framed Windows
  • Timber Framed Swimming Pool Enclosure
  • Wood Flooring
  • Decking

Carpenters and joiners are employed to make and fit interiors for shops, offices and public buildings.

Many will offer a bespoke personal service, where furniture is made to order to a particularly high standard of workmanship. Units for bespoke fitted kitchens and bedroom furniture are popular choices.

Whether you are looking for a skilled carpenter who specialises in moulding and trim services – such as doors, window casings and mantels – or if you’re planning to install a new fitted bedroom and need a cabinet maker skilled in wardrobes, dressers and storage chests, Builder Guide has a wide variety of national and regional-based carpenters and joiners who offer a wide range of wood-based domestic services.

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