Carpenters will construct formwork into which concrete is poured and set out an outline of the building on the ground of the site, using string and pegs to allow for excavations. They will build floors, wall frameworks (timber or metal) and roofs, and lay timber floors and will also read plans and specifications to determine the dimensions, materials required and installation processes to be followed. They will install metal and timber windows, sashes and doors and will construct and erect prefabricated units, such as cottages and houses. They will cut materials with hand and power tools, and assemble, nail, cut or shape parts and will install door handles, locks, hardware, flooring underlay, insulating material and other fixtures and will also maintain and sharpen tools.
Avg Salary
Australia  $77,376 AUD
United Kingdom  £44,850 GBP
United States of America  $53,320 USD
New Zealand  $57,174 NZD
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