Joinery Cambridge

Your parents have left you their old home in Cambridge, and one of the things you need to do before you move in is joinery. Joinery can be tricky especially for those who are doing it for the first time. The first mistake that they make is to assume that joinery and carpentry are the same. This can be an expensive mistake since the two are quite different. A joiner and a carpenter are trained in different areas of woodwork – a carpenter works on large scale wood projects while a joiner works on finer wood work. As you interview companies for your remodel ask them to show you their joinery qualifications.
It is not a very good idea to hire a joiner before you have seen the quality of their work. Many of them go around with a portfolio to show potential clients, and while this may give you an idea of what to expect you need to see actual work that they have completed. The best way to do this is to ask any potential joiners for at least 3 references. Let them know that you will be visiting these clients so that they can call ahead. You may find that the quality of joinery is impressive, but don’t forget to ask the homeowners about how easy it was to work with the joiner – they may be good at what they do, but if they will give you lots of headaches you may want to look for other options.
Always get a written quote before joinery work begins and make sure that it is broken down – what are you paying for exactly? It should detail not just the materials but the labour as well.
Salmons Bros. Limited is a Cambridge joinery company that is excellent at restoring old properties. If you get in touch with them through they will help you get the ball rolling.