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Carpenters sure are some of the handiest fellows you'll get to know. Here in Wellington, carpenters are the ones to look to when you’re building or fixing your home or place of business.
From the beautiful carpentry of popular wedding spot Old St. Paul’s to the paranormal hotspots of Kinder House and Ewelme Cottage in Ayr Street, Parnell, there is examples of fine carpentry across the city.
If you too need some fine carpentry work for your home or business then read on.
What can a carpenter do?
Carpenters are the "jack of all trades" in the building industry. Although they are known for working primarily with timber, they can also work with plywood, concrete, wallboards, brick and steel.
These builders are able to erect structures, repair existing work, and install new building works. They work with you throughout the foundations phase until you’re ready to paint.
Common jobs for carpenters include:
What qualifications does a carpenter have?
A carpenter is not obligated to receive any formal training, however a great deal of these tradespeople have completed their three to four year apprenticeship, studying the National Certificate in Carpentry through the Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation.
A carpenter with the correct qualifications will charge on average around $56 an hour, whereas unskilled carpenters may be cheaper, but you should check carefully the quality of their work before hiring.
How to land a good carpenter
Using Builderscrack is a great way for carpenters to find you. Developing an ad that accurately describes the job is easy when you include a picture, what materials you’d like to use, an estimate of the size of the area, and any other requirements you deem necessary.
Once your job has been posted on Builderscrack in the carpentry trade section you will start receiving enquiries from interested carpenters. Chat to each one about the job and be sure to ask for references and pictures of previous work to follow up on. When you feel like you’re happy with one or more, get them out to your house or business so they can draw up an accurate quote for the works to be done. When you’re ready, draw up a contract together and you’ll be good to go!
Builderscrack has a fresh approach to finding great Carpenters. You tell us what you need done and we tell our trusted independent tradies about your job. In no time you've got great pros to choose from.
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