Local Carpenter: How to Hire the Right Person for the Job

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Finding a local carpenter up to the challenge of your project can take a bit of time, but follow this guide and you'll be off to the best start. 

Although it is usual for just one carpenter to carry out all of the tasks on a self build, that is not always the case. This means that it is possible to consider one person for the ‘rough’ timber work and another for the finishing and visible sections of the trade.

David Snell

David is one of the UK's leading self build and plotfinding experts, and a serial self builder who has been building homes for 50 years. The author of Building Your Own Home, David spent decades as a speaker and expert at self build exhibitions such as the Homebuilding & Renovating Show. He has recently finished his fourteenth self build project.