January 27, 2017

What is a Commercial Carpenter?

Harmony Van Kuyl

Harmony Van Kuyl


Carpentry is one of the oldest skill sets in existence and these masters of wood are just as needed in our modern times as they were back in ancient times.  In short, a carpenter is someone that designs, constructs…

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Carpentry is one of the oldest skill sets in existence and these masters of wood are just as needed in our modern times as they were back in ancient times.  In short, a carpenter is someone that designs, constructs and installs structures or fixtures that are made of wood.  But in the world of carpentry, you get quite a few different types of experts.  Some specialise in staircases, others offer handyman carpentry services and then you also find those who specialise in the commercial industry.

If you are a business owner in need of some fixtures or interior constructions then it is important for you to seek out the help of a commercial carpenter specifically.

How is a commercial carpenter different?

Wondering why you need to specifically seek out a commercial carpenter instead of just an ordinary carpenter?  Well, these types of carpenters are specifically trained to serve your need.  They take a number of specialised courses and can work with larger buildings than your typical home.  They are also master working with different types of materials and can work on all sorts of buildings such as schools, churches, bridges, tunnels and so much more.

One of the biggest differences between an average carpenter and a commercial carpenter is that their work standards are completed at a higher calibre.  These specialists create structures that need to be able to handle higher traffic numbers, can handle more wear and tear, and are more durable, can handle greater weight impacts and structures designed by commercial carpenters typically last a lot longer.

What commercial carpenters are trained in?

Commercial carpenters undergo quite a few different types of training programs before they become fully qualified.  Here are just a few examples of what these wood whisperers are trained in;

Power tool handling – Commercial carpenters can fully operate just about every power tool on the market, including rare power tools that you don’t see on the market. Some of these power tools are quite complex and the safety requirements for handling these tools can be more complex.

Know how to use heavy-duty materials – Skilful commercial carpenters don’t just work with wood.  These professionals need to create structures that are much stronger and more durable and as a result, they often have to incorporate other types of materials into their constructions.  These types of carpenters can also work with materials such as heavy-duty steel and concrete.

Different roofing designs – The rooftops of commercial buildings are often much different than the roof of your average domestic home.  Commercial carpenters work with a number of materials to create rooftops for these bigger and more complex buildings.

Understand blueprints – Commercial carpenters also need to understand the basics of architecture because they are often required to read complex blueprints.  Some of these blueprints can be designs for multi-story buildings and designs that are more complex.

Stair designing – Plenty of commercial carpenters also offer staircase construction services.  In order to construct a safe and strong staircase, carpenters need to comply with specific regulations and they need to use specific materials.

Working around the elements – Every site is different and carpenters need to know how to work around all sorts of constructions such as elevators and more in order to complete their tasks without causing damage to these other constructions around them.

If you look at the services of commercial carpenters then it becomes clear that this is the right type of carpenter to trust whether you are taking on a small shelving project or a massive and complex construction project.  The right type of carpenter will ensure that the project is completed efficiently, affordably and to the highest standards.

To learn more about our team and the different skills and specialties we can offer to assist your business,  give us a call on 0435 944 814 or visit our contact us page and we can happily answer any of your questions.

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With incomparable precision and perfection their primary aim, JVK & Sons believe their work should be done efficiently and purposefully, the first time. Their friendly, respectful team of tradespeople are a reflection of their own empirical values and each tradesperson operates as an extension of Jason and Harmony’s values and in turn, their reputation. Within an industry high on waste, Jason and Harmony are continually monitoring and forecasting their working practices to move toward minimal waste, more circular building economies and the use of the most sustainable materials.


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