FAQ About Carpentry


If you have any questions about carpentry for your property in Chippenham, Calne, Corsham, Devizes, Malmesbury, Marlborough, or Melksham, Jay Whittaker Ltd have the answers for you. Get in touch with us here to discuss your next carpentry projects.

Carpenters undertake a variety of different projects in their line of work, which utilises their many qualified and experienced skills. Just a sample of the projects a carpenter may be called upon to carry out include installing windows and doors and their respective frames, and installing (mostly but not solely) wooden structures.

Common carpentry projects in Chippenham include kitchen fittings such as cabinets and worktops, as well as bespoke storage solutions. Carpentry projects are common in new build properties and refitting and renovations of existing properties in Chippenham.

You may want to seek the services of a carpenter when undertaking renovations on your property or building on your property such as an extension or new build. A professionally qualified carpenter will undertake all manner of projects such as installing door frames, wooden flooring, construction, storage wardrobes and cabinets, patios, garden decking and much more.

Hiring a carpenter will give your projects the best professional finish and expert care. Hiring a trusted and experienced carpenter will also give you added protection legally if any issues arise.

It can seem like a daunting task when you need to hire a professional and reliable carpenter. However, there are some steps you can take to give yourself some peace of mind. Ask to see evidence of qualifications and insurance as well as examples of previous recent work.

Make sure everyone is on the right page by communicating clearly and having everything in writing. And don’t be afraid to ask questions on anything you don’t understand.

A competent and reliable carpenter requires many qualified and honed skills that they gain through years of experience and training. A carpenter will need more than just practical hands-on woodwork skills. A carpenter will need to be skilled in mathematics to complete their work precisely and accurately. A lot of carpenters are self-employed and will also need mathematics for general business such as quotes, materials cost and profit.

Carpenters will also need training and confidence to competently handle the dangerous mechanical tools needed such as power drills, circular saws, random orbital sanders, routers and much more. Fitted into mathematics comes problem-solving. A skilled carpenter needs to be able to fix an unexpected problem on-site quickly and efficiently. Any carpenter worth their salt will also know wood and how it behaves like the back of their hand; knowing where to cut and the best wood for the job is crucial.

There isn’t just one-type-fits-all in carpentry, which means that there are many areas of the field for prospective carpenters and people looking for the best-skilled person for the job. Rough carpentry often works with other construction materials such as steel, concrete and stone. A trim or finish carpenter will usually complete jobs with the finishing touches such as installation and repairs on mouldings, door and window frames, skirtings and such.

Cabinet makers provide bespoke furniture pieces for properties according to the client’s requirements. Joisters specialise in floor joists and floor surfaces, whereas framers work building frames for properties and home builds.

A carpenter and joiner can often be used interchangeably. However, they are two distinct professions.

A Joiner will be the person who produces the pieces that need to be fitted on-site. These wooden pieces will be items such as doors, frames, and fitted furniture such as wardrobes, stairs and more.

Carpenters, on the other hand, will be the profession that install the pieces from the joiner into the property; fitting the frames, stairs, floors etc.

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