General information about Carpentry and Builders

1 Carpenters
These are people who construct, install, erect, and repair various structures and fixtures made from wood or steel. Usually, carpenters are involved in different construction parts, from building highway roads and bridges to fitting kitchen cupboards. Every carpenter’s work is different in some cases, but many involve using basic skills. Carpenters are employed mostly by the construction companies, carpentry and maintenance section contractors, or self-employment.

1.1 Duties of carpenters
Carpenters are responsible for installing the building foundation, the floor beams, sub-flooring and fitting walls, and the roofing system. They are involved in installing trim, doors in homes or anyplace, stairs, molding, and hardware. Carpenters ensure accurate measurement, cutting, and joining materials made from wood are achieved in the workplace. Carpenters are involved in repairing and renovation of wooden structures. They are involved in cost estimation for the customers for an esteemed work. Carpenters are involved in reading and interpreting blueprints, sketches, and drawings in the workplace.

1.2 Working conditions for a carpenter
The working condition for any carpenter usually varies from one job to another. Some of them work indoors and usually work 40 hours per week, and others work outdoors, and usually, they vary depending on the project’s demands. At some point, there is a period that focuses the carpenter on working overtime. The number of hours you work every day depends on the construction department you are working in and is usually different from one job to another. Carpenters may work alone, with a helper, or as a group since the work is physically demanding. At some point, you are required to lift heavy materials and work with sharp tools. The work is also challenging mentally.

1.3 Types of carpentry work
Rough carpentry involves planning, constructing, and maintaining structures of different buildings. Joister carpentry involves the construction and fixing of floor surfaces. Trim carpentry involves trimming and molding of building rooms; it also involves green carpentry and scenic carpentry. Cabinet carpentry involves the construction of cabinets for kitchens, laundry places, and bathrooms. Ship carpentry is mainly done in the ship’s building; they ensure the ship meets all the demands for its functionality. Framer carpentry involves the construction of building frames for buildings. Roofer carpentry involves planning, construction, and maintaining the rafters for houses, trusses, and beams used in building roofs.

2 Builder
It is a person who builds and repairs houses and other buildings.

2.1 Roles of a builder
License. As a builder, you are supposed to have a license in case of an accident. It covers some costs incurred. A license also shows that you are a qualified builder.

Follow safety measures in the workplace. Any builder has to own a builder’s risk insurance which covers the owner against faulty and incomplete work. It is also important to have liability insurance.

Building guidelines. A builder has to follow the building guidelines put in place. The guidelines usually are different depending on the type of work the builder is doing. Usually, the builder’s guidelines are documented in the national building code. Notification and approval, the builder needs to have no objection certificate (NOC) from the water supply sector, sewage control, fire amenity, electricity care, and other bodies involved in safety. This certificate is important since it may be required by the neighbors around where the builder is working to ensure that the project does not cause problems to the area around.

A good builder has the power to interpret plans that will help in meeting the building code regulations and the specification of the clients, and give quotes for clients, and give plans to the local authorities