Kolkata, with its rich heritage, art and architecture is regarded as the cultural capital of India. The former capital city of British India, the city is a fine amalgamation of the colonial-era buildings reminding of its glorious past, sprawling marginalised urban homes and in stark contrast standing tall is the skyline of Kolkata spanking with modern buildings filled with all the amenities of modern world. Wood has been an important material in the construction of Kolkata homes, both traditional and modern. While it was Venetian shuttered wooden French windows, horizontal heavy wooden bar used as door knobs, wooden roof and even the wooden railing in the veranda; now it is the stylish wooden flooring and of course the frames of windows and doors along with its door, panelling and even the wooden beams used during constructions to provide strength to the building. Recently the people of Kolkata have united to revive and restore the charm of the buildings of the old times. The real estate is growing fast to cater to the ever growing demand for housing are keeping the joiners of Kolkata quite busy. Their services are required for the restoration of the glorious past as well as to contribute in the modernisation of the city.
For a layman, the professionals who work with wood are carpenters. In fact, many of us must be unaware of the professionals called joiners. The fact is that it’s the joiners working behind the scene with timber, preparing the wooden pieces which the carpenters fixes on-site using nails, screws, saws and hammers. Joiners are highly skilled worker who shape, carve and join the wooden boards and planks without the use of nails and hammers. They are skilled using joints and have in depth knowledge about the strength and quality of the wood, what type is suitable for which purpose, where to join the boards, what type of joints to use, bending, compressing, molding, laminating, etc… and how to shape it to get the desired result. They use their knowledge and experiences to calculate the height, breadth and angles of the staircase. They are skilled to build panels, frames of houses, doors and windows and even the basic structure of wooden furniture for homes and offices. They usually work in the factory, creating the wooden pieces to be completed by the carpenters by giving it the finishing touches.
Joiners are highly skilled artisans who work with timber and wood on different products and projects. It’s the joiners who make everything from floor-boards, staircase, partitions and wooden walls, skirting boards, frame of doors and windows, furniture to the wooden truss holding and decorating the roof. They create wooden features used in the interior and exterior of every building, residential or commercial. They work in their factory since the complexity and accuracy of their work requires the use of heavy and powerful machinery.
Most of us are unsure of the difference between joiners and carpenters. But armed with the basic knowledge about the role of joiners and the marked differences between the two professionals, you should at least have a rough clarity about the nature of their work. But if you are still deciding between the joiner and the carpenter, it is advisable to pick the craft-people based on their experiences related to the project. For example, if you are looking for a professional for the restoration, extension or renovation of the historical or old buildings in Kolkata, look for the professional who has worked on a similar project. The joiner and the carpenter usually work as a team and they have a basic knowledge of each other craft. If any problem arises or if they need some expert opinion on the project they will consult one another to get it fixed.
If you need something constructed with wood that involves precise craftsmanship and manual work with wood, just hire a professional joiner for it. With their professional training and experiences, they can envision perfectly what you actually want in your home or office. Through trainings and experiences, the joiner develops a quick aptitude to solve practical problems and save time and money for the project. There is lots of technical work required in the joiner’s job which is practically difficult if done as a DIY project. The work requires being physically agile, mathematical and quantitative aptitude and ability to work out precise measurements. Since they are constantly learning on jobs and are updated on the latest innovations in building construction and interior decorations of it, hiring a professional joiner will surely be of great help and value for your money.
There are many factors which decide the price charged by the joiner for the project. It includes the complexity of the work and the surface area to be covered. The charges also depend on whether the work is in the main city or the outskirts and the competition in your locality. If there are many experienced and professional joiners easily available in your area, the charges will surely be negotiable and competitive.
Joiners usually work as a team with professional working in the construction or restoration of the buildings. So you may contact your building contractors or architects and interior designers and decorators for joiners and they will surely help you. However, if you are looking for the joiners online, then you have landed on the right page. The professional joiners of Homify are competent and experienced to take up any project in the ‘City of Joy’. Just go through the directory, pick the one who fits your requirement, fill a simple form and submit it. Our professional will get in touch with you soon.