A home construction contractor is responsible for the overall home construction from the ground up. They may be accountable for everything from designing the house to supervising construction. Their roles also involve the complex processes of overseeing builders who perform the construction and handling material purchasing.
Where the contractor’s role focuses on planning, administering and directing construction work, builders are employed to get this work done. However, many construction agencies have internal teams that specialise in particular skillsets needed to complete a build – these are traditional builders.
Traditional Builders in Cornwall
There are many different types of traditional builders in Cornwall, each with unique skills and techniques. Some of the most common traditional builders in Cornwall include:
- Stonemasons: Stone masons are skilled craftsmen responsible for both the original construction of buildings and the restoration and maintenance of them.
- Carpenters: Carpenters are responsible for constructing both wooden building components on the exterior and interior of buildings, as well as repairing and renovating existing structures.
- Roofers: Roofers are responsible for installing, repairing, and maintaining roofs in homes and businesses. Some examples of traditional roofing include clay tiles, slates, and thatch roofs.
While many traditional builders in Cornwall still exist today, house construction contractors in Cornwall often possess conventional builder skills and abilities. These contractors who specialise in traditional builders’ services will usually have various skills, such as planning, conducting groundwork, electricals and plumping. Or they will have arrangements with other builders to help facilitate different types of work.
Together, traditional builders and house construction contractors in Cornwall can create homes with a unique and charming quality that you may not see in newer architectural designs.
What Do We Do?
At Wood Design and Carpentry, our overarching role as a building contractor is to give projects the best of both worlds. On the one hand, we can help to design, organise and facilitate new builds, renovations and remodelling projects.
We have long-standing relationships with builders and manufacturers to get the right workers and materials for the job. But on the other hand, our workforce has skilled and specially trained workers to help incorporate new and traditional building methods and techniques. For instance, we have qualified designers, carpenters, masons, and more. As a result, you get a top-quality home without searching for builders or worrying that your dream build won’t turn out as expected.
If you’re interested in learning more, look at some of our recent projects to get a feel for our work.