Carpentry is a precision skill which requires accuracy in measuring and cutting so that everything fits into the construction project smoothly and no wood is wasted. Using power and hand tools, a carpenter utilizes ancient and modern techniques to work with wood and to execute perfectly the process of converting raw wood into finished products.

Types of carpenter

Carpenters often specialise in one or two areas, allowing them to develop and hone their skills accordingly, in particular where they tend to work on larger projects. Some of the different types of carpentry work we are experts in :

, formwork, roofing and other structural work.

Lays floor joists onto which a floor surface is fixed.

Make cabinets as well as other furniture such as dressers, wardrobes, and so on.

Specialise in the framework of buildings.

Specialise in the rafters, beams and trusses of roof construction.


  • Interpreting drawings to create an item or component.
  • Laying out or designing items or components.
  • Determining how to perform tasks efficiently.
  • Providing advice about different types of timber and their qualities.
  • Cutting or shaping timber using hand or power tools.
  • Joining or fixing timber using nails, staples, screws or adhesives.
  • Checking accuracy using rulers, levels, plumb bobs, framing squares, and so on. Installing items.
  • Maintenance and repairs.