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What's the difference between carpenter and a joiner?

This is a question that we get asked from time-to-time, if you don't work in the trades you might not know who you need to contact for different woodwork or construction jobs that you need doing.

Hopefully this post will help to guide you if you're looking for professional services.

Both are skilled trades, which do have some crossover, but essentially joiners ‘join’ wood in a workshop and carpenters construct the elements on-site.

Here are some examples of jobs that joiners would complete:

  • Making doors and frames

  • Crafting windows and window frames

  • Creating fitted or bespoke furniture

  • Building stairs

Here are some examples of jobs that carpenters would complete:

  • Fitting interiors such as staircases, doors, skirting boards, cupboards and kitchens

  • Installing floor joists, floorboards, roof trusses and wall partitions

  • Fitting staircases

  • Fixing window frames

An easy way to remember this is that traditionally joiners work in workshops, producing the components for carpenters to fix.

If you're not sure about a who you need for your next project then don't hesitate to get in touch with us. We provide services for both private individuals, in residential property and businesses, as part of larger commercial contracts. We can provide both joinery and carpentry services.

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