Three Useful Building Tips

Three Useful Building Tips

When building anything from a shed to a house, there are many issues and problems that can arise, many of which are easy fixes! Mixing Concrete The following mix creates a typical More »

 

Who’re You Gonna Call? A Rundown of the Trades

Whether you’re finally getting round to replacing those old windows, or need urgent work done, it’s a good idea to know which trades person to call. The term builder is rather broad and it encompasses many separate trades.

Plumber11

Plumbers don’t only deal with all things wet. Gas Safe registered plumbers are qualified to install, repair and maintain gas systems as well. This includes hobs, boilers, central heating and water heaters.

Carpenter

Working with wood, carpenters are responsible for constructing wooden framed structures, as well as putting finishing touches to rooms, such as skirting boards. Carpenters can specialise in roofing, or fitting staircases among other skills.

Joiner

Rarely seen on larger sites, joiners spend most the time in the workshop constructing anything wooden. From doors, frames and windows, to cabinets, staircases and conservatories, if it’s wooden, it’s likely been crafted by a joiner. So if you need a new door or window, it’s worth seeking out a joiner. They will often fit their own work as well.

Electrician

Most electrical problems can be repaired by a decent electrician. They also specialise in the installation of new electrical systems, such as security lights or complete rewiring of light circuits.

Glazier

Give these guys a call whenever the kids smash another window. More often than not they will come and measure out the damaged window and replace it on site. However, their skill set is not limited only to broken windows. Glass for doors, showers, shopfronts, mirrors, table tops and cabinets will all be replaced or installed by a glazier.

Painter and Decorator

When your rooms are looking drab and in touch of a lick of paint, these are the guys to call. Most painters are efficient in plastering and light repair work as well.

Bricklayer

The clue is in the name.. yep, bricklayers, or brickies work with bricks, breeze blocks and other such materials to construct a range of structures from garden walls to complete houses. Masters of mortar, a decent brickie will put up fantastic, straight, pointed walls.

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