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Your tradie needs to be covered by an appropriate insurance policy. Public liability insurance is compulsory and gives liability protection against third party injuries and property damage caused by the contractor. This will protect you should anything go wrong with your home improvement project. Insurance certificates need to be current and valid for the duration of the project works.

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Everything you need to know about finding a carpenter

Carpenters build, erect or repair structures that are made of wood, steel or wood substitutes. They can build the frame of the house, walls and roof; install doors, windows, floors, cabinetry, ceiling tiles; erect scaffolding; complete other structural work such as sub-floor framing; and may even repair damaged furniture. Carpenters may specialise in a particular area of the trade, so be sure your chosen professional is able to complete your specific project.

Role of a Carpenter

Carpenters install, repair and replace all types of doors from standard bedroom doors to complicated ornate doors. If the old door frame is no longer adequate, they can install an entirely new frame depending on your needs. Windows:

As well as doors, carpenters can install new windows and repair or replace old windows.
They can also install window accessories such as hinges and openers.

Formwork: This is needed when concrete is layed on your property.
A carpenter is the ideal professoinal for designing, building and dismantling formwork and ensuring it is durable and able to support the structure Handrails: These are necessary to ensure staircases, balconies, patios and decks are safe and secure
Carpenters are skilled at working with timber, so can construct a simple or ornate handrail to suit your home decor and tastes.
Building decking:
A carpenter can design and build a beautiful deck, so you can enjoy your outdoor space year-round. They can also install necessary accessories such as stairs, ramps and handrails.of fixing to match.

House frames As the house frame is the skeleton of the home, it is important to ensure it is erected correctly. Carpenters can erect house frames for new homes and extensions or additions, be it flat roofs, gable roofs or other types of house frames

Ramps: Carpenters are able to build any type of ramp you require, including wheelchair and access ramps, skate ramps, boat ramps and so on. They can also help you obtain the required permits for the ramp, and design a ramp that is safe and suitable.

Renovations: Whether you are undertaking small or large renovations in your home, carpenters can assist throughout the process. They can help install kitchen cabinets, add an extension or deck, install new floors, wardrobes and so on. They can also help you obtain planning permissions and permits where required and assist with the design of your renovation.
Skirtings: Skirtings are a decorative feature that can help finish off the look of a room. Carpenters can install new skirtings or replace old skirtings with ease using wood, MDF or plaster.