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The carpenter or joiner is one of the most important trades on site. They are the first trade on site (constructing templates for bricklayers then pitching the roof) and the last to leave (fitting door handles and fixing signs to communal areas).

The work of a carpenter or joiner is usually broken down into three main sections; First Fix, Roof and Second Fix and priced accordingly. There is no natural or rigid division between these various elements of the trade and the stages do not follow on from each other, overlapping to a considerable degree.

First Fix includes:

  • Cutting and laying the first floor joists and trimmers
  • Scarfing the wallplate
  • Fixing door linings and window boards
  • Fixing garage door frames
  • First floor decking
  • Making and erecting studwork partitioning
  • Assembly and erection of staircase
  • Making up on loft traps and tank stands
  • Boxing out for soil and vent pipes
  • The Roof

Second Fix includes:

  • Hanging of internal / external doors and patio doors
  • Fitting the garage door
  • Fixing skirtings, architraves and decorative mouldings
  • Finishing off the staircase, balustrading and aprons
  • In addition there are various other tasks that the carpenters are often called upon to carry out as extras to the above:
  • Tacking up of plasterboard to ceilings
  • Fixing of insulation to the roof void and between joists or studwork
  • Fitting of kitchen units and fitted bedroom or bathroom furniture