• Construction and building
  • London, Uk
  • Posted on Mar 24,2023
  • £45k - £50k
  • Full Time

Job Description

A carpenter is an individual with great hand dexterity and an eye for detail. The ideal candidate will also have good knowledge of wood properties and other carpentry materials. Working with little supervision while following all health and safety standards is essential. The goal is to contribute to the construction and maintenance of strong and long-lasting buildings and products.

Following are the things that we expect from the candidate:

  1. Taking measurements and preparing the site for woodwork
  2. Performing finish carpentry including siding, flooring and built-ins
  3. Preparing drawings for cabinetry, framing and other construction projects onsite
  4. Assessing and reviewing additional carpentry or joinery refurbishments
  5. Installing fixtures and fittings such as handles, locks and hinges
  6. Reading and interpreting designs to meet specifications set by Architects
  7. Sourcing timber by size, strength and budget for woodworking or joinery projects
  8. Following all standards for kitchens and bathrooms in remodelling projects

Key Responsibilities

  • Read blueprints, drawings and ,sketches to fully grasp requirequirents
  • Build scaffolding and other construction structures
  • Cut, shape and, smooth lumber and other material (e.g. fiberglass) according to measurements
  • Carve and assemble furniture, cabinets, shelves, and other items and install them where designated
  • Take measurements and calculate the size and amount of material needed
  • Lay out floorings, roofings, or drywalls ensuring they are leveled and compatible
  • Build window frames, doors, staircases and frame buildings by using raw materials or pre-constructed items

Skill & Experience

In terms of experience, carpenters in the UK may start as apprentices and work their way up through the ranks, gaining experience in various types of carpentry work. They may also attend trade schools or colleges to learn the technical skills required for the job.

  1. Technical skills: A carpenter should have good technical skills to be able to read and interpret technical drawings and blueprints, use hand and power tools accurately, and measure and cut materials to precise sizes and shapes.
  2. Problem-solving skills: Carpentry often involves problem-solving, as unexpected issues can arise during a project. A carpenter should be able to think creatively and come up with solutions quickly.
  3. Manual dexterity: Good manual dexterity is essential for a carpenter, as the work requires a lot of precise cutting, fitting, and assembling of materials.
  4. Communication skills: A carpenter should have good communication skills to be able to liaise with clients and other tradespeople, explain technical details, and work collaboratively with others.
  5. Attention to detail: Attention to detail is crucial in carpentry, as small mistakes can lead to big problems. A carpenter should be able to spot errors and make adjustments as needed.
  6. Physical fitness: Carpentry is a physically demanding job that involves standing, lifting, and carrying heavy materials for extended periods. A carpenter should be physically fit and able to handle the demands of the job.