Carpenters in Ahmedabad are skilled in making intricately carved or modern minimalist furniture, since the demand is for both types of furniture style. The homes here are dominated by wood in interior as well as exterior décor and in its furniture, like the cabinets, kitchen or bathroom furniture, sofas, dining table, bed, etc. Experience and on the job training has given the carpenters of Ahmedabad confidence to work with new plywood, raw wood and even in remodelling and refurbishing the discarded wooden furniture of shipwreck from Alang (ship recycling yard). Gujarat is also known for its bright and vibrant Sankheda furniture which are readily available in Ahmedabad market and quite common in traditional homes. However, the cosmopolitan people of Ahmedabad prefer to work with carpenters for durable and elegant furniture that brings in feel-good dynamic in home and work space.
Carpenters are the one who with their skills transform the visual concepts and requirements of home owners and designers into a reality. It is the responsibility of the carpenter to make the concrete structure into a functional and comfortable home. They are the indispensable part of home construction and home design right from the initial phases to the furnishing stage. Their expertise is required is multiple areas including the foundation of the building, erection of beams, frames of doors and windows, home furniture which include doors, windows, bed, sofas, chairs and tables, cabinets and cupboards, etc. Carpenters work with architects and interior designers and are usually an important part of their team.
The services of carpenters are also required in any future renovations or refurbishing of the property. If you are looking for any change in your home or commercial property, they are there to help you. The service of carpenters covers each room of the home from floor to ceiling whether it is wooden or laminate floors, false ceiling, panelling, framework, doors and windows, moulding, cupboards, bathroom furniture, TV units, dressing table, kitchen cabinets…if it is of wood, carpenters are there at your service with their instruments and dexterity.
Before you start hunting for right carpenter for your project, there are a few things you should consider:
The specific requirement: Carpentry has evolved into a more specific field with specialist carpenters for each section of the home. Check out the type of carpentry work you require for your project and be specific when talking with carpenters. Explain with clarity and specify your requirements in detail. The more clear and specific you are the better output you will get. It will also help the carpenters to know your vision and plans in details and will help them in coming up with better designs and exact estimate of the expenses.
Get the estimate: This is one thing you must always consider before starting with the project. Let the carpenter take the tour of your home or office, talk to them in detail about your specific requirements and ask for the estimate. Take the estimate at least from three other carpenters before you finalize. Talk about the materials they will use, the brand, quality, warranty and guaranty if any, number of man-days needed to complete the project, etc. Compare and check the estimates provided by different carpenters. If there are huge differences in any, they should have an explanation.
Be clear about payment method: Make a contract about the mode of payment (cash or cheque) and timeline for the payments. It is important to know about the time of payments, how much is to be paid in advance and how much in the process of work and after the completion of the work to avoid any future disputes.
Check for references: It's a good idea to check for the references of the carpenters. You can check with your family, friends, neighbours or even the contractors for reference. If you don't have any reference, then check with the carpenters and ask for the previous work. Or you can look for carpenters online through verified and reputed service providers. Getting reference is also important for the safety of your home and family since the carpenter and the team will be working inside the home.
Work with locals: Ensure that the carpenter you are hiring is a local. It is easy to deal with locals and they have an experience with working in local condition. It also saves on travelling time and expenditure too thus reducing the overall cost.
Carpentry work is expensive and once done will be there for long. The work is also to fulfil the functional requirement of the home or office and to make it a comfortable and organized space. Check with the carpenter the time required for the completion of project, punctuality in delivering, the number of labours working in your project, the quality of materials, who will bear the cost if the service provided is unsatisfactory or not per contract, after sale services provided, etc.
For most of the items like bed, table, sofas, chairs, dressing table, etc. the carpenter will charge a fixed amount depending upon the style, design, quality and size of the furniture you have ordered. Usually these items come with a fixed price and not per square foot. The fixed furniture of the home and offices like the cupboards and cabinets, TV units, kitchen cabinets are charged on per square foot and will cost Rs.600-900/sq.ft which includes the materials.
The cost of carpenters depends on the services you are taking from them and the number of man-hours involved in completing the work. Though the carpenter will provide a rough estimate of the cost, you can bargain and negotiate with them. Ask the carpenter to finish the work fast which will reduce the labour cost involved in carpentry. Check on the materials and insist on local materials which are cost effective and durable instead of opting for expensive imported materials.
In big cities like Ahmedabad, you cannot find the carpenter in your neighbourhood or the shopping complexes near your home. Furniture shops and mart have their own carpenters who work for them only and not on individual projects. So you can either get the carpenters through your friends, neighbours or relatives living in Ahmedabad or you can search online. Reputed portal of Homify has its own list of carpenters in Ahmedabad who are registered and verified and authentic images of the completed projects are on the website for references. All you need to do is to shortlist the carpenters, get connected with them, ask for quotation and get started.