HOW MUCH DO CARPENTERS CHARGE?

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Carpenters rates vary considerably around the country and the highest prices are probably in London. Prices also depend on the kind of work required and the level of skills needed to complete.

The basic differences between a joiner and a carpenter is that a joiner would work mostly in a joinery yard or shop building items such as windows and staircases whilst a carpenter takes his trade on site to install windows and staircases etc.

So if you need bespoke joinery work done you need to get quotes from joiners. In general all other such timber work such as studwork and 2nd fix carpentry is carried out by carpenters on site.


INTRODUCTION TO 2ND FIX FINISH CARPENTRY

Finish carpentry came to be as an artistic craft where exactitude is crucial.  It is mainly interior trim that may come in various works including decorative mouldings, casings, fine woodworking, cabinetry, joinery, furniture making but may still be used to amplify beauty in exterior jobs such as decking, siding and roofing.  Because its results is what is most noticeable than any other phase in construction, it is often considered to be the most important part of a refurbishment project.

But other than just a side-job for your home renovate project, 2nd fix finish carpentry can also be a project on its own.  As it maximises appeal, your home would surely benefit from the boost in overall value.  It is a project worth looking into to bring the most bang to your every home improvement buck whether you are in London or the UK countryside.

There are a lot of possible projects that you could undertake involving 2nd fix finish carpentry and here are several of the most common.


INTERIOR TRIMS OR FINISH TIMBERS

Trims are closely associated with mouldings and can be applied to a good number of interior features like baseboard, pilasters, columns, mantels, pediments, corbels, fireplace surrounds and spandrels.  The simplest trims come as flat boards made to accent a certain area.  Depending on the style that you want to achieve out of your finish carpentry project, different materials can be used such as plywood and battens, panels, frames, bead board, or tongue-and-groove boards.


DECORATIVE MOULDINGS

Mouldings, more popularly known as decorative mouldings, can add a touch of classic elegance, modern sophistication or simply put drama into just any room.  As decorative moulding comes in a very wide variety of styles and sizes ranging from stock patterns to custom cuts, shop for a one designed to complement with the overall décor of the room.  In a finish carpentry project, even the simplest of moulding design can add volumes to the room’s beauty.


DOOR AND WINDOW CASINGS

These types of casings are what fill in the gaps between doors, windows and the surrounding walls.  The success of a finish carpentry job where doorways or window frames are to be cased lies in the accuracy in cutting, perfect squaring of corners and right positioning while nailing the rest of the casing.  Though the tasks may seem easy, they are actually a far-cry from what many homeowners perceive them to be.

And now comes the big question, why hire a finish carpenter?  First off, finish carpentry requires a good eye for proportion and detail, woodworking skills and craftsmanship that only a set of good fruitful years of experience can afford.  Whether working with traditional wood or other construction materials manufactured through technological advancements, proper installation is vital.

If you decide to go for DIY finish carpentry project with savings in mind, then you are on the wrong track.  Why?  Simply because, by doing the job without the needed expertise, you are risking the results probably wasting not only the materials, time, effort and money; but you are also exposing your homes to damages which may be caused by your attempts.  Thus, finish carpentry is best handled by professionals.

 


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