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If you're planning to have building work done on your home that goes beyond the realms of a simple DIY project, you need a good builder. Choosing the right one is key as you want to ensure the project is completed to the highest standards, and observes required regulations. It's also important that your builder is reliable and charges a fair and honest price for the work to be done, and ensures that both during the process and after, there's minimum disruption to you and your home. This entails the job is completed without unnecessary breaks in progress and the site is cleared of debris during and after the project. 

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Simply request building quotes and our system matches local builders and building contractors UK wide.  A good description of your building project gets better responses.

Latest Building Trades Members

Birch roofing in Taunton
Birch roofing
Taunton
TRIO Build in London SW11
TRIO Build
London SW11
Sb building service in Waltham Cross
Sb building service
Waltham Cross
PRECISE BUILDING SERVICES in Sutton
PRECISE BUILDING SERVICES
Sutton
Dpm in Willenhall
Dpm
Willenhall
award paving and property services in Romsey
award paving and property services
Romsey
PGbricks construction in Eastbourne
PGbricks construction
Eastbourne
BORYSGENERALBUILDER in Waltham Cross
BORYSGENERALBUILDER
Waltham Cross
Finesse in Kirkcaldy
Finesse
Kirkcaldy
J and j in Cobham
J and j
Cobham
M IORGA LIMITED in East Ham
M IORGA LIMITED
East Ham
Wmk custom joinery in Denny
Wmk custom joinery
Denny

Past Building Projects

Basement Cellar conversions

Basement flat already converted but wish to remove two internal walls. Unsure if structural or not and how this will affect the tanking of the flat.
Basement flat already converted but wish to remove two internal walls. Unsure if load bearing. How will this affect tanking in the property? Thanks!

Property Refurbishment

To knock down Kitchen wall and fit picture frame steels, box in with fireboard and plaster.
To knock down Kitchen wall and fit picture frame steels, box in with fireboard and plaster.

Property Refurbishment

A poured type lintel located above patio door and kitchen window has been identified as faulty by surveyer. when checking house for new door and window. we require a quote for repairs to lintel.we cant get window and patio door replaced until work carried out
Repair to a poured type lintel above payio door and kitchen window

Garage Conversions

Refurbishment of double garage including alterations to elevations and new mono pitched roof, or new and complete re-build.
Garage refurbishment or new build.

Extensions

I am looking for some quotes for a double extension that I have planning permission for.
I am wanting a double storey extension building

Garage Conversions

Change garage to sitting room
Change garage into sitting room

Outbuildings garden buildings

New garden steps
To the rear of our property is 3 stories so wish to have new garden steps built as old stones ones are quite steep and slippery

Extensions

Please could you provide me with a quote as follows: side 2 storey double extension approx 3m (w) by 4 metres (l) ground is to extend the current living room top floor is to extend the top floor room and split it into two rooms with an ensuite in each room no other changes to top floor, i.e no change to the main bathroom etc single story back extension - this includes changes to kitchen layout - this also includes a downstairs wc between the old kitchen and dining room - includes removal of the current conservatory and shower room please could you give me a price that covers a complete finish, inc decorating and let me know the difference in price if i did each extension individually and if i did both together please also let me know anything that your quote doesn't include, i.e i assume new kitchen units and tiles, the ensuite units and tiles and carpets will not be included please provide a cost range and if my offer is accepted on the property i will then look to get a more formal estimate from you with a site visit let me know if you need to discuss any of the above before providing a cost
Double storey and single storey extension

Outbuildings garden buildings

Re-laying/re-building of garden steps from public pavement at front of house. have materials, labour job only.
Re-build/re-lay front garden steps.

Extensions

ADD A SUNROOM 5X5 METRES
TO ADD A SUNROOM TO THE BACK OF THE HOUSE, 5X5 METRES

Extensions

A double storey 4 by 4 meters. change of staircase
4 by 4 kitchen extension. a double storey with changes to the stair case to creat more space upstairs

Extensions

1930s semi in L'spa, side and rear build & extension. Have plans ready to move. Time essential. Do not apply if you cannot complete a reasonable sized job 'before' winter.
1930s semi in L'spa, side and rear build & extension. Have plans ready to move. Time essential. Do not apply if you cannot complete a reasonable sized job 'before' winter.

Extensions

4mx6m . 2 story extension to roofline and ridge. full 1st fix.
2 story extension

Garage Conversions

I have a double integral garage, needs front bricked up and window fitted and basic conversion to be a lounge, we will paint and finish.
Integral garage conversion, front bricked up and window fitted, internal walls and door aperture need to be created (already a ceiling as a bedroom above it)

Property Refurbishment

Small brick needs replacing to the side of the house
Small brick needs replacing on the side of the house

Top Tips For Finding A Builder

Feedback From Customers

If the builder you choose does state that they are a member of a trade body, make sure they're genuine. Check out any details they provide for total peace of mind. Don't be afraid to ask for references, either. A good builder will be happy to provide you with these details and you can contact previous customers directly to get their impression on the price and quality of work they had done.  Always for testimonials, ratings and reviews from past customers. Most good building trade professionals will have good reviews.

Check them out. Don't rush into accepting the first quote you receive.

Ask building contractors or construction companies quoting for past construction or building work examples. Check feedback from projects they've been involved in. Check photographs of work.  Check their company website. Check around a little. Go online.  Search for past reviews. If they have showrooms, workshop or offices, visit.

Don't forget to check building contractors out.  You're more likely to find a trusted builder.

Builders Insurances, Certifications, Trades Associations and Guarantees

Ask whether there is public liability insurance in place if your home gets damaged whilst building work is underway. What trades bodies and associations are they members of (e.g. Federation of Master Builders, Chartered Institute of Building, Construction Licensing Executive (Scotland Only), Federation of Master Builders (Scotland), Federation of Master Builders (Northern Ireland), National House Building Council, National House Building Council (Scotland), National Federation of Builder, National House Building Council (Northern Ireland)? What guarantees do they provide? With regards to qualifications, this will vary from trade to trade and depends on building and construction projects undertaken. As building companies often deal with multi-trade jobs, it's likely you need to ensure a good NICEIC electrician and 'gas safe' registered plumber is available.  Don't just take a builders assurances they're registered. Check building trades associations and body websites.

Don't Restrict Yourself To Local Builders

If you live in a small or remote area you may need to be prepared to find someone from outside your local vicinity.  Don't miss out on good people who are not local as contractors will travel for viable projects.

Get a detailed builder quotation

With a shortlist in your hand, it's time to get quotations. Make sure these are in writing and on headed paper. The quote should include all details of the labour and materials to be used to complete the job successfully, and make sure they add any VAT charges. It's important there are no hidden costs that crop up later. Ask your builder if any planning permission or building regulation approval will be required for the proposed job before any work commences. The more thorough you are regarding each detail and stage of the job from the beginning, the better. In addition to a complete breakdown of the work to be done, you'll need an idea of start and completion dates, security and safety issues, catering and toilet arrangements, and hours and days when work will be carried out.

Payment terms also need to be agreed in writing with the builder from the start, and avoid paying a cash deposit. It should not be required by a reputable builder.

Building Services

Compare quotes for services like these:

  • Garage conversions
  • Extensions
  • Basement and cellar conversions
  • Outbuildings and garden buildings
  • Property refurbishments and renovations
  • House refurbishments and renovations
  • Flat refurbishments
  • Commercial property refurbishments
  • Loft conversions
  • Fire and flood restorations
  • Insurance repairs
  • Bespoke building projects
  • Building maintenance
  • General building works
  • Leak, flood and fire damage
  • Office refurbishments
  • New builds
  • RSJ and lintels installed
  • Underpinning and piling
  • Knock throughs
  • Structural alterations

Other Trades

Building contractors may also provide a range of other services including:

  • Tiling
  • Plastering
  • Decorating
  • Plumbing
  • Kitchens
  • Bathrooms
  • Flooring
  • Heating
  • Landscaping and gardening
  • Groundworks, flagging and paving

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