If you’re sitting and staring at your old, worn staircase right now and debating reaching for your toolbox and getting to work, then hold on one second.
While some people can do a good job on their own, there is a better option to ensure the perfect staircase renovation for you.
Hiring a professional staircase carpenter, such as County Stairs, is a decision that can have a huge effect on the final product.
Don’t believe me?
Well, here are five reasons why you should always consult a professional to carry out your staircase work.
Let’s take a look.
What is a Staircase Carpenter?
A staircase carpenter is someone who specializes in building, refurbishing, repairing, and installing staircases.
This covers a lot of sectors, and a great carpenter will be adept at working with different materials and styles of staircase, as well as being up to date with the latest trends and construction regulations.
A staircase carpenter may work as part of a team, or work on their own, and will be happy to design, plan, and carry out all work across a project.
They can also team up with architects and designers who can help formulate a plan before a carpenter comes in and constructs and installs the staircase.
If you’re choosing a staircase carpenter, then look out for qualifications and also past work, as this should give a clear indication of the quality of the workmanship on offer.
5 Reasons to Hire a Staircase Carpenter
They Have the Experience and Knowledge to do a Great Job
No matter what your project, it is highly likely that a staircase carpenter has seen something similar before.
This means they will already have the knowledge and the experience to make sure the best job is being done throughout.
Through years of previous work, a carpenter will know common issues that may arise and know how to avoid them or resolve them quickly if they do occur.
From the moment they enter your property, a carpenter will have an abundance of knowledge that they can share with you, whether it is picking the perfect staircase for you, giving advice on what work needs doing, or coming up with a plan for the project ahead.
They Are a Master of Their Craft
Whether they learnt through doing courses, they have passed an apprenticeship, or even if they can show they have been doing this role for years, a skilled staircase carpenter will be able to produce a stunning final product.
Over many years of work, they have been able to fine-tune their skill base as well as picking up lots of different tricks of the trade along the way.
While there are some benefits to trying to get the work done on your own, the end product won’t be of as high a quality compared to if you left it in the hands of a professional who knows what they’re doing and can work with precision.
They Can Provide Fresh Ideas and Designs
If you imagine a staircase, you probably see a straight, wooden structure.
While this is a common style, there are many other types of staircase available.
Do you want it to be wooden? Or could you use metal or glass to create a different effect?
Do you want a straight structure, or would it work better with a bend or a twirl?
These are ideas that an experienced staircase carpenter will be able to conjure up in your initial consultation. They can create custom-made staircases that are unique to your specific space and maximise the area you have in terms of functionality and style.
From the vision you have in your head, to the final product that is produced, a staircase carpenter will work with you, offering insights into different styles and trends until you get the perfect staircase for your property.
They Have an Understanding of Building Regulations
One thing that is vital to consider, and is often forgotten on DIY projects, is the safety of the staircase.
There are building codes and standards that need to be met to ensure the staircase is fit for use.
A knowledgeable staircase carpenter will always be on top of these regulations and will ensure that the final product passes all assessments that it needs to and, more importantly, is safe for you and your family to use.
Everything from the height of the handrail to the measurements of the treads and risers needs to be taken into account, and by hiring a carpenter, you make sure this is all covered, so you don’t have to worry.
They Do a Good Job in an Efficient Way
A staircase is an important part of a property.
If you want to move between floors, this is the only way to do so, therefore if your staircase isn’t in working order, it can be a huge inconvenience.
An experienced staircase carpenter will have the tools and the knowledge to get your job done in a quick time and will be able to plan out a timescale and stick to it.
This will mean the disruption in your home will be kept to a minimum.
It can also be cost efficient. While doing it yourself will save you the labour costs of a carpenter, they will cover all issues and offer guarantees which could save you money in the long run.
County Stairs: A Staircase Carpenter in Bournemouth and Beyond
If you’re looking for a professional staircase carpenter with years of experience, then why not get in touch with County Stairs.
I offer a wide range of work on different staircases, from replacements and repairs to renovations and refurbishments.
If your property is based in Bournemouth or the surrounding area, I would love to hear from you and provide a free quote for the job at hand.
And while you’re here, why not check out some testimonials from previous customers on our reviews page.