Joiners are specialists that you should consider for residential and commercial remodelling work that involves shop fittings, kitchen and bathroom renovation (especially where cabinets need to be installed), bookshelves, commercial shelving, etc. Sometimes, you might need a designer as well, of course, depending on your needs, to help you come up with functional and aesthetically appealing designs. What should you look out for so that you choose the most suitable joiner?
Commercial or Residential Specialisation
Always confirm whether a joiner specialises in residential or commercial joinery work. You don't want to hire a residential joiner for commercial joinery work because he or she might not be experienced enough to deliver commercial-quality work. The residential joiner you choose might also not be up to date with the latest commercial joinery styles. You may realise this when it is too late and be forced to redo the work. You might incur additional costs you would have avoided.
Skills and Business-Specific Specialisation
Once you find a residential or commercial joiner, find out the specific jobs he or she can handle. For example, if it is a residential joiner, does he or she specialise in kitchens or bathrooms? If you need a commercial joiner, does he or she specialise in shop fittings for your particular business? Has the joiner handled shopfitting work for a business like yours in the past? Is he or she willing to show you the outcome of the previous work done?
Can the Joiner Handle Custom and Unique Designs?
Some joiners might work from designs they already have, where they show you images of different designs and you choose. Sometimes, you might have unique designs; find out whether the joiner builds custom and unique design work.
A joiner who can deliver custom work is likely very qualified because measurements have to be taken, drawings have to be made, materials have to be quantified, the total cost has to be estimated and a plan has to be laid down to determine when the construction begins and when it should end.
The Locality of the Joiner
Try and find a joiner whose office is in your locality to ensure smooth operations. Costs are even lower when you choose a joiner near you. The joiner will also not have a hard time finding the materials needed for the joinery work. He or she will already have identified local hardware shops to obtain cheap and quality materials.
Contact a professional in your area to learn more about joinery work.