Need A Carpenter- Here Is How To Choose One

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If you are looking to do a carpentry project, it is important to look for a qualified professional whose service you can contract. Such an individual comes with the expertise and skill that one will need to do their project. If you have a job and need a carpenter below is how to choose one.

Choosing a carpenter

Know your need

One should be able to determine what their need is. What job do you need to be done and what kind of carpenterĀ are you looking for. It is good to note that carpenters specialize on different type of jobs. We have those who only do repair work, and they are known as repair carpenters. There are those who dofence structural work and framing who are called rough carpenters. While we have finish carpenters, who specialize inĀ aesthetics projects like decking. Once you establish your need, you will get the right kind of carpenter to help with the job.

Where to look

One reliable way of getting a carpenter is by talking to people who have done a project like the one you intend to do. They can be able to give you recommendations of the carpenter they hired to do the job. Find out if they were satisfied with the work that was done and if the carpenter provided quality work. A happy client will readily provide a referral. Secondly, talk to your local timber and hardware supplier and ask for referrals. They will know of good carpenters whom you can contact such as Melbourne lumber suppliers, Australian Lattice and Timber. Lastly, a search online can provide one with a list of companies that one can contact as possible hires.

Check the qualifications

The carpenter needs to have the appropriate qualification to provide the service. They need to be license meaning they have legally met the requirements to provide the service. They also need to have the proper building permits that are required to carry out construction projects. Also, the carpenter should have the proper insurance that will cover both themselves and clients against injuries and damages that may happen as the job is being done.


Be sure to get written quotes of the work to be done. This should be collected from a number of carpenters. As a client, you have a budget to keep and you need to find a carpenter who will provide quality work within your budget.

Experience and sample of work done

man cutting woodLastly look at the experience of the carpenter. How long have they been in the trade? This brings honing of skill and will guarantee quality work. Ask for samples of previous work they have done. This should be before and after photos.