This is a question that is often asked by customers making enquiries about potential works they are thinking about undertaking. Our explanation is below!
Carpenters and Joiners are from the same trade but do both have their own specialisms. A Joiner will create the item within a workshop and “join” the pieces of wood together. A Carpenter will then install the items that the Joiner has created on site. Carpenters will also normally be able to work on larger elements of construction like floors, wall framing and roofs etc.
From these explanations you can see that although there will certainly be a cross-over of the two roles they are distinctly different. Therefore, it will be extremely important that you identify what skills the trades person that you are going to work with has, to ensure that they are the right person for your project. You will need to make sure that their experience suits the work that you need completing.
For example, you may find a Carpenter that can fit you some bespoke windows perfectly however, he may not be able to put them together and manufacture them in the workshop to the correct standards. You may come across an excellent joiner who makes exceptional custom-made staircases however, he may not be the right person to fit the staircase for you.
This is where working with traditional Joinery companies like Nightingale Joinery is extremely beneficial. Like us they will usually have a good mix of Joiners and Carpenters enabling them to complete your project to an exceptional standard from start to finish. You can then be assured that the manufacture and installation of the work they are undertaking for you will both be of an excellent standard. It also stops you having to look for two separate contractors and makes your project easier to manage and organise.
For examples of the projects that we undertake and evidence of our work please look at the portfolio of photos on our website. We have also compiled various case studies on the different types of projects that we have completed.