Boksburg is a city on the East Rand of Gauteng which came into existence after gold was discovered in the area in 1887. This industrial town is very similar to the surrounding towns on the East Rand (like Benoni and Germiston), in that it was originally established to serve the local gold mines and provide accommodation for the mine workers.
Various historical buildings can still be found in Boksburg today, including the Old Post Office, the Law Court, the Hechter-Shuiz Museum, and a few gold mines.
In terms of property prices, the average estimated value of a house in early 2019 was R880,000. Three-bedroom properties were the majority of Boksburg listings, with about 2 179 being listed on property24 in March 2019. The most popular type of listed properties in Boksburg for the same time period were houses (with about 40 331 available), followed by apartments / flats (about 10 459 listed).
A Carpenter is one of the most valuable professionals in the construction industry and is responsible for many different types of structures. Home improvements, cabinet making, and the framing of large construction projects all form part of a Carpenter’s profession.
Carpenters are generally known as wood workers. Although they may specialise in a particular kind of work (depending on the industry or project they’re involved with), all of these professionals are able to understand / read a blueprint or detailed drawing of a building. Additionally, they are also trained to use both power- and hand tools.
The duties of a Carpenter can vary, depending on whether he/she works in rough carpentry or finish carpentry.
1. Rough Carpenters
These professionals usually work outdoors on large construction projects. They read blueprints to help them decide what type of materials are necessary for a project, and how much to use. After selecting the appropriate materials, Rough Carpenters will cut the materials as per specifications using hand saws, power saws, or woodworking machines.
Once these materials have been cut to size, the Carpenter will join or assemble them to form the smaller elements of a larger structure. It is sometimes necessary for the Carpenters to also build scaffolding or other temporary supports to help them move these elements into proper place. In severe cases, the Carpenter will also build sleds to haul timber through large wooded areas or rough terrains that are not suitable for motorised vehicles.
2. Finish Carpenters
These types of Carpenters generally focus on the making of furniture, models, instruments, and cabinetry. Using their skills, they can also create finely detailed wood products for a variety of uses. To accomplish this, they must be detail-oriented and be able to work on a small scale successfully. Although they often work in shops, some Finish Carpenters also travel to construction sites to fit and install trim, fine cabinets, and other necessary furnishings.
Finish Carpenters may specialise in several areas. Those who focus more on moulding and trim for doors, window casings, and mantels are called Trim Carpenters. Cabinet makers will be more concerned with cabinets, yet can also make and refine wardrobes, storage chests, and dressers. Scenic Carpenters can be found in the film industry, busy crafting complex sets.
A lot of people like to try out their DIY skills, particularly when it comes to tasks in and around the house. But what are the main reasons why we implore homeowners to rather rely on professional Carpenters instead of picking up hammers, nails, saws, and other tools themselves?
Money is the main reason why so many people opt to stay away from professionals or go with the cheapest option available. But chances are that if you hire a cheap worker (whether it’s a Carpenter, an Architect, a Gardener...), his skills will match his fees. And the result, in most cases, will be something breaking down or deteriorating much quicker than had you gone with the more professional option: a skilled, trained, and experienced Carpenter.
Although all tradespeople need to start somewhere, the difference between an inexperienced Carpenter and one who started off as a professional’s apprentice can definitely be seen in their handiwork. A lot of green Carpenters will do anything to boost their experience and make quick money in the process, even going so far as tackling complex jobs they know nothing about. Rather check up on the professional’s references and past projects / portfolio to ensure he / she can produce what you pay them for: good-quality work that will be safe and practical to use.
Need to replace a shoddy staircase? Why would you place your and your family’s safety in the hands of an unskilled worker? With a professional Carpenter in charge, you can be sure anything from the risers and steps to the railing will be of the highest quality.