Getting to Know Your Carpenter in Clapham

We at London Door Joinery are fortunate to have a variety of carpenters on our team to help out with projects and lend their expertise. This is what usually stumps most clients – the fact we have different “types” of carpenters. Truth be told, carpentry is a vast industry where many have one or more specialities in a variety of areas. Below are just some of the areas in which a carpenter in Clapham may choose to specialise in:

1. The Rough Carpenters

A rough carpenter in Clapham takes on “rough” jobs, meaning jobs in their most rawest of forms. This often involves:

  • Framing
  • Formwork
  • Roofing

Generally speaking, the carpenters who perform any structural or large-scale work are rough carpenters here at London Door Joinery.

2. The Joister

The joister is one who is responsible for laying floor joists. This highly specialised technique requires an individual to take into account a variety of environmental factors and to then be able to lay horizontal boards appropriately so that they are connected to a structure’s frame right below door level.

3. The Cabinet Maker

With the increase in demand for custom interior design, this type of carpenter in Clapham is chronically busy building and detailing cabinets, many of them being custom-made. They also often handle dressers, storage chests, wardrobes and more.

4. The Joiner

Also known as the “finish carpenter,” this type of carpentry involves items from fine woodworking and model building to cabinetry and instrument design. Our joinery professionals are trained to know exactly which joints can be used to minimise margins of error. This allows us to produce the best product possible.

5. The Roofer

As per the name, the roofer is one who specialises in roof construction. Their main points of interest are in the beams, rafters, and trusses of a home or building.


What does a Joiner in London provide for their clients ?

Joinery in London is a profession which escapes many who are not within the construction, carpentry or interior design industry. Accredited joiners like ourselves have the tough job of being able to bind woodwork that is not only strong and durable, but that is attractive and decorative.

What Is Joinery?

In the simplest of terms, joinery in London can be defined as the act of connecting one or more pieces of wood. This can involve screwing, gluing or nailing two pieces of wood together, though it more than often involves far more intricate joints to accommodate the tastes of our customers as well as the exotic and more delicate materials we at London Door Joinery often deal with.

What Joints Are used For Joinery?

A joinery at London Door Joinery will likely use any one of the following joints to connect and create or recreate a beautiful piece of furniture, carpentry or door:

Butt Joints: This type of joints allows for our professionals to connect two wood pieces by the square end of one wood piece being placed against the side of another. This forms a right angle in which screws, nails or dowels are used to screw in the joint.

Cross Lapped Joint: Our professionals will remove a rectangular section from each piece of wood and the wood is then fitted together so that each piece is flush. This type of joint gives a sturdy interlocking effect.

Dovetail Joint: For this type of joint to work, two lengths of wood are connected through the cutting of a length from one piece of wood and then flaring out another in the second length. This allows our joinery professionals to fit the latter into the former, somewhat like a jigsaw puzzle.

Tongue and Groove Joint: A joinery in London will bring two pieces of wood together after cutting a groove in one piece and a fitted edge on the other. The edge fits nicely into the groove though glue or nails are often used to strengthen the point and make it more durable.