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Choosing a Carpentry Tradesmen

Any aesthetic or structural woodwork that needs to be added to your home should be done by a carpenter. The woodworks that are handled by carpenters will be a thing of beauty as well as long-lasting and durable. Here are some tips to get you the right one.


What kind of carpentry tradesmen do you want?

The surprising thing about carpentry tradesmen is that they have different specializations even when they all handle woodwork. Structural work, formwork, and framing is handled by a rough carpenter while decking, moulding and trim, and other aesthetic woodwork is done by a finish carpenter, and repairing woodwork by a repair carpenter.


Make them establish their credentials

Always make sure that a tradesmen has all the needed credentials such as a current license and insurance. Make them establish their credentials which they will only be too glad to present if they are updated. You can also ask them to present evidence of their previous work or references. Follow up on the references to find out if the work was done satisfactorily. Make sure that the experience of the carpenter will up to par with the work that you have for him.



Collect and select quotes

Getting different quotes from a variety of tradiess no matter how small or large the job would be, is a smart move on your part to get the best one. An accurate comparison can be achieved if you ask quotes for the same type of work. Quotes should include everything that is needed for the job such as the cost of materials and labour.

A cheaper quote might seem attractive, but not always the best option. Going for the best also entails a pricier tag because of the high quality of the materials used and the quality of the work done. A cheaper quote might be unsatisfactory which would prove to be more expensive if you need to have it redone.


Set time expectations

The availability of the tradesmen to do the work and finish it on your expected time should be looked into before you close the transaction. An unavailable carpenter for the time frame that you have in mind will only end up in frustration on your part. It is a given that carpentry work done on the house causes a lot of inconveniences which can be minimized if time expectations have been set. Make sure also that your carpentry tradesmen is punctual and reliable.


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Tips to Hire a Contractor

  • Ensure contractor is properly licensed
  • Check references and ratings
  • Always get more than 1 Quote
  • Be clear on what you want done
  • Do your homework on your budget
  • Be clear on the time frame for the job
  • All costs must be included in the estimate
  • Get an invoice for a deposit payment

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