DIY versus professional carpenter. Why DIY carpentry may not be cheaper

Thinking of taking on a DIY job carpentry job this weekend? After all, it can’t be that difficult, right? Well, you could be very wrong. Here’s why you should rethink those DIY projects.

February 24, 2022

Some people are skilled at DIY projects – some, not so much! If you fall into the latter category, DIY may seem like a money saving option, but it could work out more expensive in the long run.  

By the time you’ve made three trips to Bunnings, bought a load of things you’ll only use a couple of times (not to mention the added cost of petrol), it would have been more cost effective to hire an experienced carpenter (and you could enjoy a nice, relaxing weekend!).  

Here’s why you should consider hiring a professional:

  • A professional will complete the job to the highest standard – and they will also clean up after themselves, leaving no mess behind and no hassle for you.
  • Professional carpenters will source all the materials and have the right equipment to do the job.  
  • Some of the tools will allow them to work faster compared to something you might be able to pick up from the local hardware store.  
  • Calling an experienced carpenter is the best way to make sure that your job gets done first time (and workmanship usually comes with a guarantee).
  • Professional carpenters can buy materials at trade prices.  
  • If you try to DIY, it might take weeks (and even months) for you to finish the job!
  • If your finished carpentry job is less than perfect, you will be reminded of those flaws for as long as you live in your home.

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