I HAVE BEEN ASKED ON OCCASION “WHAT DOES THE MAKER PART IN YOUR NAME MEAN?”
People have read The Smithery brand byline - Builders & Makers and looked somewhat confused at how the word “make” co-exists with ”build”. It might be that the building trade has evolved so far that your average builder no longer makes anything. Builders are becoming assemblers simply cutting prescribed manufactured parts to length and nailing them together. Or installing pre-hung doors with pre-installed hardware, pre-made timber frames, pre-made stairs and pre-made cabinets. The list goes on.
This assembler trend has been gaining pace over the years. Some might call this efficient or say the quality is better and people are becoming “more specialised” or there is more choice.