Carpentry and Joinery
We may not realise it but carpentry and joinery are responsible for many facets of your home and home building project. Just think about all the doors, floors, cupboards and furniture in your home. The difference between a carpenter and a joiner is that a carpenter builds the structure of your home while the joiner will concentrate on shelves, window and door frames, working with elements of your home that are fitted together rather than nailed. The field of joinery is a very specialised one, but every city, town and suburb will have joiners who will be able to perform all aspects of joinery work.
The basic structure of your house such as roof beams in the roof or your wall structures are all the realm of your carpenter and you will need their services if you are building a new home or doing some major repairs. If you have already built the frame of your house or if you only need some more cosmetic work done, you will call in a good joiner to fit your doors, windows or such.
Ideally you want to work with a company that offers both carpentry and joinery services. This creates a working situation in which all your carpentry and joinery work can happen seamlessly and efficiently without having to coordinate the two services separately. It is often the case that the carpenter you hire is also a joiner and that most carpentry companies will be able to offer you a comprehensive range of services from structural carpentry right through to finishing work and joinery. They may have a finish carpenter and other specialist carpenters who do cabinets, trimming or framing.
Essentially, you want to choose carpentry and joinery contractors who have full technical qualifications and who are certified or aligned with with the relevant professional licencing bodies.You need to know that not only are they qualified to do the job but that they are reliable and can be trusted. It is often the case that the carpenter who is able to get the job done well and on time is preferable to the master craftsman who may be creating a work of art but who takes too long to do it.
About the author: Mark James is a joiner in Sheffield you can rely on and he covers everything from fitting a new bedroom to loft conversions. If you would like to turn your hand to DIY joinery then click here for all your joinery tools.