Ippo asked in Society & CultureLanguages · 1 week ago

Does the word carpenter and builder mean the same occupation?

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  • Bill-M
    Lv 7
    1 week ago
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    No.   A Carpenter works with Wood.  A Builder can work with Wood or any other material. A Builder could work with Steel and build a Bridge.

  • Rain
    Lv 7
    1 week ago

     A carpenter is a person whose job is making and repairing wooden things.

    A builder is a  person or a company that builds or repairs buildings.

  • sepia
    Lv 7
    1 week ago

    A builder takes on all the responsibilities of building, such as plumbing, heating, masonry, drywall, electrical, roofing, insulation, and trim, either doing the work with a crew or subcontracting. A carpenter deals mainly with wood fabrication and joining methods in framing and trim.

  • 1 week ago

    DO the wordS carpenter and builder mean the same thing?  

    No.  A carpenter works only with wood.  

    • Ippo1 week agoReport

      Thank you for your corrections. I thought so after I submitted, so thanks to you, I was able to check them.

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  • Pearl
    Lv 7
    1 week ago

    i think it means the same thing

  • 1 week ago

    i think its the same thing

  • Henry
    Lv 5
    1 week ago

    No it does not.

    • Henry
      Lv 5
      3 days agoReport

      A carpenter can make many different things out of wood. A builder builds with any material.

  • denise
    Lv 7
    1 week ago

    Not necessarily, Carpenters specialise in wood working, and Builders specialise in structural work [ making foundations for buildings, brick laying, roofing e.t.c.]

    Both of these can be described as 'Manual' occupations.

  • 1 week ago

    I've never heard of 'builder' being used as someone's occupation.  But they could mean the same thing or different things.  A 'builder' might be a real estate developer or contractor.  A carpenter is someone who does the actual work.

    Around the country there are many old 19th century mansions open for tours. (And some 18th century ones!)  If you take the tour, the guide will say 'This house was built by [name]'.  What the guide means is that this person had the house designed by an architect and then paid craftsmen or a contractor to have the design executed.  The person himself didn't build the house.  George Washington 'built' Mount Vernon.  Thomas Jefferson 'built' Monticello.  etc.

    • bluebellbkk
      Lv 7
      1 week agoReport

      People whose occupation is 'builder' are quite common in Scotland. You phone a builder if you want someone to make major alterations in your house, maybe taking a wall down.

  • hamel5
    Lv 7
    1 week ago

    No,   builder is less specific.  It could mean someone who finances building ( development) or a General Contractor.   Carpenter is the name for a skilled worker  in that trade. 

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