What Is a Joiner?
What Is a Joiner?
A Joiner is a skilled tradesperson who creates important structures primarily out of timber to ensure the safety and stability of a building. These structures include creating elements such as doors, windows, staircases and general woodwork such as furniture and skirting boards.
It’s important that a Joiner is not only able to create these structures, but also able to fit them in their correct locations. However, traditionally, a Joiner is based in a workshop where they create structures and then a Carpenter will construct these building elements on-site.
A Joiner's responsibilities also include cutting and shaping wood, repairing and maintaining structures and snagging work.
What Are the Responsibilities of a Joiner?
While working as a Joiner, you will be required to:
- Create integral building structures.
- Cut wood either by hand or using machinery.
- Fit structures into place on site.
- Repair and maintain structural elements of buildings.
- Work effectively with other tradespeople on important building projects.
- Communicate efficiently with project managers and clients.
- Conduct site surveys.
- Produce progress updates for Project and Senior Managers.
- Estimate the materials required to complete a job.
- Conduct quality checks to ensure the safety of completed work.
- Complete responsive repairs of council properties and void properties.
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