What is commercial carpentry Perth?
Commercial carpenters will often work on large projects that are for commercial use. A typical example would be an office building, hotel, or government building. Commercial carpenters will often have a working knowledge of steel and other materials used in large scale construction. It requires being able to think through a project in detail and seeing all of the moving parts. When working on large projects, everything has to work in sync or the entire thing will get held up.
Is a licence required for commercial carpentry in Perth?
There are no specific licensing requirements for commercial carpentry in Western Australia. But registration is required for projects that:
- Exceeds $20,000 in value.
- Are performed in a prescribed area.
- Require a building permit.
- Are regulated under the Building Services (Registration) Act 2011.
Businesses entering into contracts with consumers to provide construction or building-related services exceeding the value of $20,000 for restricted building work must register as contractors. In other words, if a commercial carpenter is responsible for walls or structural forms that exceed $20,000, they must register as a contractor.
What are the different kinds of carpenters?
There are many kinds of carpenters. This stands to reason - just take a look at how much of the world revolves around the use of timber. It sure doesn’t assemble and finish itself! Many carpenters will have expertise in multiple areas. Some work exclusively on the creation of cabinets and furniture. Others on finishing furniture. Some work as residential carpenters and framers, others on commercial projects or industrial projects.
What is a commercial carpenter responsible for?
A commercial carpenter will have a broad list of responsibilities. These might include:
- Interpreting drawings to create an item or component.
- Laying out or designing items or components.
- Cutting or shaping timber using hand or power tools.
- Joining or fixing timber using nails, staples, screws or adhesives.
- Checking accuracy using rulers, levels, plumb bobs, framing squares, and so on.
- Installing items.
- Maintenance and repairs.
- Form making.
This is by no means a definitive list - there are many areas of specialization. And a good commercial carpenter is always looking to extend his domain of knowledge as much as reasonably possible.
How do I identify a reliable commercial carpenter?
There are a series of questions you should ask a carpenter (or any tradesperson, for that matter) before doing business with them. Ask how much experience they have, if they are a registered business, what kind of warranty they offer, and for some client testimonials. Once they meet all four of these criteria, you know you are dealing with a reliable carpenter. Ideally, you would want to see at least 10 - 15 years of experience to know you are dealing with an expert as opposed to a carpenter who is still finding his feet!
Call Bob Fougere Carpentry Services for reliable commercial carpentry in Perth today - 0439 090 287.