Joiners are tradesman who construct and install the wooden parts of buildings and build and modify custom furniture pieces. The term joinery is largely interchangeable with carpentry, however in the U.K. joinery is typically the more commonly used term.

Customers may choose to hire a joiner for any number of tasks, whether within the house or out on site, and this can range from very simple jobs such as building flat pack furniture to the creation of bespoke fitted wardrobes and kitchens all the way to the construction of the timber frame of a new build house.

But it doesn’t stop there; In fact, many jobs you wouldn’t necessarily associate joinery often include a significant word working component. For example, fitting a new bathroom, particularly in old houses, often requires the creation of a new, square floor level or stud wall before tiling can begin.

Why Hire a Joiner

Depending on the scale of the job there’s nothing to stop any ordinary person with a reasonable selection of tools from trying to tackle the job themselves. However, the main value of hiring a professional joiner is the increased speed and efficiency with which a job can be completed.

Not only that, a professional joiner will have all of the necessary skills and experience to find custom solutions to any problems which occur, they’re more keenly aware of the dangers relating to power tool usage and will be able to source materials at trade prices, savings which can be ultimately passed onto the customer.

Choosing a Tradesman

The best way to choose a joiner is to seek the recommendations of friends and family, particularly those who’ve had work done and have been satisfied with end result. Failing this try looking online for tradesman review sites and pay close attention to the customer reviews.

If you receive a quote for some work and are in any way unhappy it’d be wise to seek a second opinion and many tradesman will provide free quotations.