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Past Projects

Structural Alterations

Taking down three walls in an industrial unit
Taking down three walls in an industrial unit

Trade Needed: Builders UK

Property Refurbishment

Refurbishing a 3 bed victorian terraced property. including plastering.
Refurbishment to victorian terraced property.

Trade Needed: Builders UK

Extensions

Brick and blockwork for first floor extension (4x10metres)plus complete roof installation to make watertight. some rendering and an octagonal window
Brick/block work plus complete roof for a 4x30m first floor extension. some rendering and an octagonal window

Trade Needed: Builders UK

Extensions

Bottom floor of a two storey extension needs electrical work/ plumbing completed. plasterboarded and skimmed and internal joinery completed
completion of two internal rooms in an extension, basic plumbing and wiring in - needs boarding skimming and final fix

Trade Needed: Builders UK

Extensions

Two storey side extension - ground floor garage and family room, upstairs bedroom and en-suite.
Two storey side extension. garage & family room ground floor, bedroom and en-suite on 1st floor.

Trade Needed: Builders UK

Structural Alterations

I require a concrete kitchen floor takin out and re concreting as the one we have is severely in level
Looking to have a concrete kitchen floor removed and replaced as the current one is extremely unlevel

Trade Needed: Builders UK

Extensions

Part 1 story part 2 story extension to side of house,includes,ground floor garage,cloak room,hallway,stairs to 1st floor with bedroom and en-suite.mansard type roof so 1st floor will be all wood construction and tiled.ground floor will be block and brick cavity and have some flat roofed area
Part 1 story part 2 story extension to side of house

Trade Needed: Builders UK

Extensions

I need a builder for substantial extension, 2 storeys rear and side with a full refurbishment of a property
I need a builder for a 2 stoery side and rear extension. I need a builder for substantial extension, 2 storeys rear and side with a full refurbishment of a property

Trade Needed: Builders UK

Property Refurbishment

Semi detached Victorian property over 3 floors (top floor attic already converted) new roof, possible 2 new skylights, windows throughout preferably wooden double glazed, knocking 4 (non weight bearing walls) and building 3 stud walls to create a bigger bathroom on 1 st. floor and put ensuite in on top floor, remove 2 small to medium trees and rubbish from back garden. Re wire (if needed) re plumb(as required) and replaster.
Renovation of a semi detached Victorian house on Argyle St, Swanage it is already over 3 floors due to loft conversion. Looking for property to be checked re wiring, possible new roof and replace sky lights, change bedroom layout by knocking internal

Trade Needed: Builders UK

Extensions

A 3 metre by 3 metre extension for a new kitchen plus redesign existing space
Build a small extension for a kitchen. A 3 metre by 3 metre extension for a new kitchen plus redesign existing space

Trade Needed: Builders UK

Structural Alterations

Down stairs chimney brest removed
Down stairs chimney brest removed

Trade Needed: Builders UK

Property Refurbishment

Chimney breast removal 4ft-2ft-8ft (lounge only) doorway needs to be widened to 3ft
Chimney brest removal - 4ft-2ft-8ft (lounge only) doorway needs to be widened to 3ft

Trade Needed: Builders UK

Extensions

Rear house extension. and bathroom conversion
Rear extension to house. bathroom conversion

Trade Needed: Builders UK

Property Refurbishment

We need an RSJ or Lintle put in to Allow us to remove a wall that is supporting another wall above it. A structural engineer has viewed the work and said that it is do able, we are trying to get a copy of the report for more details for anyone who looks at the job.
We need an RSJ or lintle put into a supporting wall to allow us to remove it.

Trade Needed: Builders UK

Property Refurbishment

To repoint outside of house and point +dampcourse could need redoing at back of house +front wallpost needs attention has it has become loose could need rebuilding
Re pointing of house and wall damp course check

Trade Needed: Builders UK

Extensions

Bedroom and on suite extension over garage to create a 4th bedroom in a semi detached house.
Over garage bedroom and onsuite extension. semi detached house. Bedroom and on suite extension over garage to create a 4th bedroom in a semi detached house

Trade Needed: Builders UK

Extensions

Looking for a quote on all labour only for building a small single storey extension for the purpose of adding a bathroom on ground floor. I will source and provide all parts, but I need a quote to do all the building work including foundation, brickwork, sloping flat roof (including 2 x velux windows), electrics, plumbing, plastering and tiling. Also need to knock a doorway from original house into new extension (window there at present) and also move existing window to another area.
Looking for a quote on all labour only for building a small single storey extension for the purpose of adding a bathroom on ground floor. I will source and provide all parts, but I need a quote to do all the building work including foundation, brickwork,

Trade Needed: Builders UK

Outbuildings garden buildings

I couldn't find a category my my job. we just need a 0.6m x 0.6m 'trial pit' hole digging in our paved patio so that a structural engineer can assess our foundations. we need this completed by fri 20th feb at 1.30pm.
Dig a 0.6m x 0.6m hole in our paved patio so a structural engineer can assess foundations.

Trade Needed: Builders UK

Property Refurbishment

We are looking to buy a house which needs gutting and refurbishing and are looking to find a builder willing to estimate on works. the house is likely to need a new roof, plumbing, and new bathroom/ kitchen and one or two ensuites. the house is @230 m2.
Looking to buy a house in nutfield which needs total refurbishment. likely to need a new roof, plumbing, rewire, new kitchen/ bathrooms and ensuite. @220m2. looking for estimates on the work before we proceed.

Trade Needed: Builders UK

House Refurbishment

Looking at removing cement render from the front of our victorian house, refurb the brick work and lime render the bottom half of the house. add original decorations and instal a roof over the bay window
Removal of cement render on the facade of our victorian house and refurb of brick work

Trade Needed: Builders UK

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.

Trade Needed: Builders UK

Property Refurbishment

to install rsj/beams/knocking dwn wall/proping up..etc
INSTALLING BEAMS/RSJ.ETC

Trade Needed: Builders UK

Property Refurbishment

We had a leak in the bathroom that has come through to the Dining Room. We need the ceiling removing & rebuilt & plaster on the wall removed, then replastered
Due To A Leak. Remove & replace ceiling in the dining room, then remove plaster & replaster the wall

Trade Needed: Builders UK

Garage Conversions

We have a pvc door and window and require a builder to brick the front wall of our garage to include the new door and window
We have a pvc door and window and require a builder to brick the front wall of our garage to include the new door and window

Trade Needed: Builders UK

Property Refurbishment

Decoration of 2 classrooms, carpeting and making good.
Refurb 2 classrooms, carpeting and making good in salisbury area.

Trade Needed: Builders UK

Outbuildings garden buildings

Build a stone wall on the boundary of the property along pathway. length of wall 7m from fence to end of drive. base a present is turf laid by developers.
Boundary stone wall, 7m long, stone, base is grass at present

Trade Needed: Builders UK

Flat Refurbishment

Repair ceiling in first floor flat in victorian conversion of four flats.
Repair ceiling in first floor flat. a section has come down after water damage from flat above.

Trade Needed: Builders UK

Outbuildings garden buildings

Knock down adjoining garage ans small outhouse , making good shared wall with neighbour.
Remove brickwork on outbuilding and garage / shed base . removal of bebris and ensuring roof and wall of adjoining neighbours garage is good

Trade Needed: Builders UK

Garage Conversions

Unfinished extension which looks like a garage port requires making into a play room at front with window and to the rear a utility room with small toilet. Waste pipe for toilet already insitu and some electric supply also. Rear door would need putting in place also.
Unfinished extension needs making into a playroom at front and utility room at rear

Trade Needed: Builders UK

Extensions

Extensions Under £15,000, M14 - 4.62m x 2.67m extension - Picthed roof with tiles + 2 voids for velux windows - Rear of the extension to have 8ft wide bifolding patio windows Costs to include foundations, brickwork, roofing, platering &, electric. Rough estimate required with view to discuss in further detail.
Extension Under £15,000, M14 area - 4.62m x 2.67m extension - Pitched roof with tiles + 2 voids for velux windows. Rear of the extension to have 8ft wide bifolding patio windows Costs to include foundations, brickwork, roofing, platering &, ele

Trade Needed: Builders UK

Structural Alterations

To knock through a supporting wall between the dining room and living room. relocate light switch etc.
To knock down a supporting wall between dining room and living room.

Trade Needed: Builders UK

Property Refurbishment

Extension re-build and re-fit to provide proper insulation
Looking at (kitchen) extension re-fit to provide better insulation and possible re-design

Trade Needed: Builders UK

Extensions

I have an existing garage and extension that i would like to build on top of to make bedroom and bathroom above it. the garage and exsting extention need checking to see if the new build will support it
Bedroom and bathroom above garage. I have an existing garage and extension thatIi would like to build on top of to make bedroom and bathroom above it. Garage and existing extension need checking to see if the new build will support it

Trade Needed: Builders UK

Extensions

all groundwork (foundation ) for a house side extention 2 story 12m x 5m including block and beem lower floor and new grey water pipework
foundation for 12m x 5m 2 story extention with block/beam floor to finish

Trade Needed: Builders UK

Outbuildings garden buildings

Hi, i am looking for a quote to prepare a site for a 7.5m by 4.5 wooden cabin. there is an existing rockery that will need to be removed. the ground will then need to be made flat.
Hi, i am looking for a quote to prepare a site for a 7.5m by 4.5 wooden cabin. there is an existing rockery that will need to be removed. the ground will then need to be made flat.

Trade Needed: Builders UK

Property Refurbishment

Leak from shower. floorboard and a timber needs replacing.
Suspected leak from the shower. ceiling on the ground floor under the bathroom has fallen down. approx. 1.5 square metres of rendering has collapsed on the outside wall of the bathroom. floorboards and one timber under the bath are damp.

Trade Needed: Builders UK

Extensions

3 square metres of blockwork, replace extension roof and fit roof lantern light 3x2 metres.
3 square metres of blockwork replace extension flat roof and fit 3x2metre flat roof lantern light.

Trade Needed: Builders UK

Property Refurbishment

We have had a leak from a water dipenser and it has done some damage. I would like a quote to fix it. The damage is primarily to wooden floor and possibly ceiling of downstairs office.
Damage to floor from water dispenser. possibble damage to ceiling below tenancy. Require quote to look at fixing it.

Trade Needed: Builders UK

Extensions

a new Master Bedroom suite, additional Bedroom with new main bathroom; and alterations to the existing ground floor to create a new Kitchen/Diner;
a new Master Bedroom suite, additional Bedroom with new main bathroom; and alterations to the existing ground floor to create a new Kitchen/Diner;

Trade Needed: Builders UK

Property Refurbishment

External walls showing signs of subsidence
External walls showing signs of subsidence

Trade Needed: Builders UK

Property Refurbishment

Small bathroom (2m x 1.5m): retile behind shower, around bath and behind sink. replace bath mixer taps. seal walls/ceiling against mold. repaint bathroom. replace ventilation conduit to from bathroom to external wall and install outlet for conduit. tiles and mixer taps supplied. bedroom (2m x 2.5m): install raised sleeping platform to replace raised bed. quotes to include labour/materials.
Small bathroom (2m x 1.5m): retile behind shower, around bath and behind sink. replace bath mixer taps. seal walls/ceiling against mold. repaint bathroom. replace ventilation conduit to from bathroom to external wall and install outlet for conduit. tiles

Trade Needed: Builders UK

Property Refurbishment

Front and back garden needs attention. Needs slabs putting down and a wall building. Ceilings need skimming. Kitchen floor to tile. Paint the doors and bathroom.
Paving to front / back garden. Garden wall built. Ceilings skimming. Kitchen floor tiling. Decorating to doors and bathroom

Trade Needed: Builders UK

Property Refurbishment

Am llooking to create an open plan kitchen/lounge area and lay a new floor in my small flat. jobs include + removal of non-structural wall between corridor and lounge (2.08m) + removing radiator from the wall which has been removed + re-locating the electric socket from the removed wall + reduce width of the kitchen wall (0.8m) to open the area between kitchen and lounge area + re-locating the thermostat where the kitchen wall has been reduced + re-locating the light switch where the wall has been reduced + plaster work and installation of new door between lounge and bathroom + installation of wooden floor following removal of wall lighting work + installation of 6 ceiling spotlights in the lounge, 4 ceiling spotlights in bedroom + installation of 2 dimmer switches + removal of 2 wall lights and 2 ceiling lights i will provide the flooring and spotlights. i would like two quotes one for both jobs one excluding the lighting work
Remove non structural wall and lay new floor. install spotlights

Trade Needed: Builders UK

Property Refurbishment

Inglenook fireplace needs cleaning and some stonework replaced.
Cleaning of inglenook fireplace with some replacement stonework. ? stonemason

Trade Needed: Builders UK

Extensions

Single storey kitchen extension
Single storey kitchen extension

Trade Needed: Builders UK

Extensions

Require bricklayer to build up garage door space to heigh for window with bricks and thermalitte turbo blocks and fill with cavity wall insulation. The foundation is already there as garage is part of the building of house.
Building up lower part of garage when door and frame has been removed with brick and blocks

Trade Needed: Builders UK

Property Refurbishment

This flat needs new wiring, plastering, laying of laminate floors, new bathroom and kitchen. A total renovation - to get back to basics. Not in a terible state just needs clearing out and starting from new.
Our Flat in EH4 needs a total refurbishment - a straight forward clear out and replace of everything. Bathroom, Kitchen, Wiring, Flooring, Plastering etc. a good showcase job for a skilled team. Thank you!

Trade Needed: Builders UK

House Refurbishment

Small opening up for building control inspeaction
Small opening up for building control inspeaction

Trade Needed: Builders UK

Extensions

Tobuild single storey extension,to create utilityroom and toilet on rear of house,from advice,plans to completion
Extention,utility,toilet,from plans to completion

Trade Needed: Builders UK

Extensions

I am looking to have a two storey extension on a 3 bed semi in riddlesdown purley
I require a two storey side extension on a 3 bed semi in purley

Trade Needed: Builders UK

Property Refurbishment

Hallway wait bearing wall to be removed to have an open plan dinning/lounge area. Door fitted to make a porch area.
Hallway wait bearing wall to be removed to have an open plan dinning/lounge area. Door fitted to make a porch area.

Trade Needed: Builders UK

Extensions

I`m looking to convert my garage and require some walls to be removed and RSJ installed
We are looking to convert our garage and require RSJ`s to be installed

Trade Needed: Builders UK

Property Refurbishment

Re-do of flat roof at rear of property. New roof on garage. Re-do of part of car port and taking rest down.
Flat roof refitting at rear of property. New roof on garage. Redo part of car port and taking rest down.

Trade Needed: Builders UK

Extensions

We require a bricklayer for a small extension. 800 bricks / 200 blocks. We will prepare the ground and foudation. Cash in hand.
We require a bricklayer for a small extension. 800 bricks / 200 blocks. We will prepare the foundations. Cash in hand payment. The work can be carried out on evenings and weekends or weekdays.

Trade Needed: Builders UK

Property Refurbishment

We are looking to take out a chimney breast and want someone to take out the section in the loft and take down the stack and make good to the roof.
Chimney breast removal in a loft, take down the stack and make the roof good.

Trade Needed: Builders UK

Property Refurbishment

1) Convert existing church toilet to be disabled toilet - moving bowl by 10 inches, removing wooden partition. 2) Cut a ramp into existing staging (7 inch high wooden staging) to allow wheelchair access from stage to the disabled toilet. 3) Build wooden ramp to allow wheelchair access to 7 inch high staging. 4) Install sink & serving bar at the back of church
Various plumbing and maintenance works to church

Trade Needed: Builders UK

Property Refurbishment

New staircase
New staircase

Trade Needed: Builders UK

Extensions

We request best price for “Design and Build” for GF extn Wks which incl extn to side & rear of the prop, raise the exstg roof above GF bedrm and utility area to achieve the following; 1. Extend existing kitchen side ways 2. Extend to the rear (full width) 3. New cloakroom WC to be accessed 4. Provide new direct access to GF bedroom 5. Exstg “pro-combi” boiler on GF to be replaced with “Mega Flo” sys in loft. As part of D & B, you reqd to incl for following: 1. Liaise with Partywall Surveyor to prep reqd dwgs for excvtns etc to be incld in reqd Notices to be served on neighbours. 3. Develop apprd planning dwgs to full wkg dwgs, calcs & specs for BR/cont. approvals 4. Develop all detd dwgs reqd inc. civ/bldr wk, arch, mech/elect & plumbing etc.
We request best price for “Design and Build” for GF extn Wks which incl extn to side & rear of the prop, raise the exstg roof above GF bedrm and utility area to achieve the following; 1. Extend existin

Trade Needed: Builders UK

Garage Conversions

I would like to convert the garrage into a habitable room. Including Heated floor, windows, door, walls
Convert garage to habitable room with Heated floor, windows, door, walls

Trade Needed: Builders UK

Extensions

i am looking for a price for an extension of a bedroom onto the side of the house.
quote for a bedroom extension on to side of house.

Trade Needed: Builders UK

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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.

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Compare quotes for services like these:

  • Garage conversions
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  • 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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