General carpentry work - Hiring local carpenters and joiners

General carpentry Carpenters and joiners are always in demand for general carpentry work, whether it’s restoring old furniture or undertaking exterior wood repairs for doors, sheds and gates.

A highly skilled craft, carpentry can involve projects of all shapes and sizes; from working on building construction to making and installing a complete bespoke kitchen or home office.

General carpentry work is varied; jobs are wide ranging but around the home will include: door repairs, repairing furniture, repairing rotten windows, installing kitchen cabinets, rehanging wooden doors and fitting wood flooring.

Carpentry tends to fall into different skill sets

Carpentry is a skilled craft and a carpenter and joiner will specialise in a particular area, which can encompass:

  • Joiner – also known as a finish carpenter, skills include fitting parquetry flooring, making furniture and cabinetry.
  • Rough carpenter – will undertake any type of work that does not joining or polishing, such as framing and roofing.
  • Joister – lays floor joists.
  • Framer – constructs the framework of a building.
  • Roofer – works in roof construction, notably trusses, beams and rafters.
  • Cabinet maker – skilled in making furniture, such as kitchen cabinets, wardrobes and storage drawers.
  • Trim carpenter – skilled in trims and mouldings, a trim carpenter will work on skirting boards, window and door casings and various other types of ornamental work.

Tools of the trade

A good carpenter needs to be able to read and understand blueprints, have a sound knowledge of different types of wood – including density, grain and flexibility – so they know which material will be best suited to a particular project.

No matter what your general carpentry request, Builder Guide will be able to supply you with a reputable firm who can carry out the work for you.

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