While carpentry can be a fun hobby for many, when it comes to the big jobs, don’t be hero – call in a professional carpenter.
If you’re renovating or extending at home, or even constructing brand new premises, the best carpenter is a master craftsman, and brings years of experience in their trade and depth of knowledge to the task at hand.
Take the hassle and stress out of attempting to DIY by calling in one of Canberra’s best carpenters to ensure the job is completed safely, efficiently and expertly.
What to look for in a good carpenter
A professional carpenter will comply with the relevant codes and laws, follow environmentally safe practices, be comprehensive and adaptable in their approach, and ultimately deliver on what they promise – on time and on budget.
Industry experience means a carpenter will have seen all kinds of jobs, resolved all kinds of dilemmas and will bring a depth of knowledge to the task at hand.
Inspecting a potential carpenter’s body of work prior to enlisting their services is also a great way to gain an understanding of their capacity and see if their portfolio aligns with your aspirations for the project you have in mind.
Some carpenters are generalists while others specialise in different practices within the field, be that joinery, cabinet making, custom furniture making, structural work on your home or building, extensions, finishing, and repairing woodwork.
When hiring a carpenter, make sure they are completely qualified and insured, guarantee their work, have a high-quality portfolio, respond quickly, and are courteous and respectful towards their clients.
The most reliable and trustworthy carpenters are also members of the Master Builders Association (MBA) of the ACT.
If you would like to confirm that the carpenter you are hiring is registered as a Master Builder, check via MBA’s online search or call (02) 6175 5900.
Some carpenters accept jobs regardless of where they are across the Canberra region, however some will only work northside or southside, so be sure to check where your preferred carpenter will work.
Important essentials when choosing a carpenter
- Industry experience. A seasoned carpenter will have seen all kinds of jobs, faced all kinds of dilemmas and will bring a depth of knowledge to the task at hand.
- Generalist or specialist. Depending on the work you require, assess whether your preferred carpenter is a generalist or specialises in different practices within the field.
- Make sure they are qualified and insured, guarantee their work, have a high-quality portfolio, respond quickly, and are respectful.
The best carpenters in Canberra
To be listed as one of Canberra’s best businesses, Canberra Weekly requires them to have maintained a track record of positive reviews on Google and Facebook, with a minimum average of 4/5 stars.
We also check to see if businesses have verified customer reviews.
When looking for a carpenter in the Canberra region, check out our list of Canberra Weekly’s best local businesses below.
BH Carpentry ACT has been running in the Canberra area for over 15 years.
They are a local business that specialise in carpentry services including constructing timber and metal decks and pergolas.
Frontline Building Industries is run by qualified and experienced Canberra carpenter Michael Rezar.
With over 15 years of experience in the Canberra building industry, Michael can help with a range of your needs. From general carpentry to decks, pergolas, fences, plastering, painting, renovations and more you can trust Michael to provide a quality, affordable job.
As certified Passive house (PH) carpenters, Transcend Carpentry are committed to offering you with the highest level of service and workmanship.
A few of the things they can help you with include double or triple glazed window and doors retrofitting, laying and taping of PH airtight and weathertight layers, consulting, structural alterations and general carpentry.