HIRING TIPS TO FIND A BUILDER
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.
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.
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
Basement & Cellar Conversions
Commercial Property Refurbishments
RSJs and Lintels
Chimney Building or Repairs
Tiling Plastering Painting & Decorating Plumbing Kitchens Bathrooms Flooring Heating Landscaping and gardening Groundworks, flagging and paving
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Oliver James Renovation
Shed base 10'x6' in barnstaple prixford
Builders, Wokingham Berkshire, RG40
Replace exsisting rsj
Builders, St Helens Merseyside, WA10
Take down wall between kitchen and living room
Builders, Wirral Merseyside, CH48
Damp patch on a wall
Builders, Huntly Aberdeenshire, AB54
Stud wall installed
Builders, Holmes Chapel Cheshire, CW4
I have a converted attic already... but i just want to a new patton stud room and re-wired electric - making 1 room into 2 and plasterboard and insulation.
we will prep the room and strip it out ready for it.
Builders, Hereford Hertfordshire, HR4
Remove kitchen wall & block up window
Builders, Norwich Norfolk, NR6
Information and a quote to carry out a full architectural survey and planning application for a new build, potentially on an existing garage site, and quote for the building works
Builders, Exeter Devon, EX4
10x8 metal shed needs building up.
Builders, Dewsbury West Yorkshire, WF12
1930's semi. chimney breast removed many years ago but stack not supported in the loft. need to rectify before selling
Builders, Droylsden Manchester, M43
I'm looking to knock down the wall in between my kitchen and dining room please?
Builders, Cambridge Cambridgeshire, CB2
Chimney removal. ground floor and 1st floor
Builders, Ashington Northumberland, NE63
Erection of a wall and window to create a 3rd bedroom. 1xradiator, electrics to provide light to both rooms and 2x2 sockets
Builders, Rowley Regis Birmingham, B65
Knocking down of living and kitchen walls and extend into balcony
Builders, Barnet London, EN5
Stud wall to be removed and rsj fitted.
Builders, Abingdon On Thames Oxfordshire, OX14
Wanting to knock through a couple of rooms. these will need lintels inserting. pation door opening and lintel also required.
Builders, Nottingham Nottinghamshire, NG10
Need a concrete base putting down for a workshop in my rear garden.. 6 metres x 3 metres. include diging out, hardcore and concrete etc.
Builders, Nottingham Nottinghamshire, NG10
Chimney breast on an external wall needs removing and supporting somehow (rsj) and french doors to be installed on that wall.
Builders, Bishop Auckland County Durham, DL14
Single skin extension refused by mortgage company. damp proof external screed potentially required?
Builders, Spilsby Lincolnshire, PE23
New double doors to living room
Builders, Wilmslow Cheshire, SK9
Move window out to form bay in bungalow
Builders, Heathfield East Sussex, TN21
Floor/ceiling joist work to make floor more secure and less vibrations
Builders, London SE9 London Areas, SE9
1. need to have a back yard full of hardcore ad some concrete broken up with a jackhammer
2. broken-up hardcore removed to tip
3. brick wall of approximately 1.5m width demolished
4. new fence erected in place of brick wall.
Builders, Holloway North London, N7
To dismantle and reassemble two large sheds
20ftx15ft and 12 x10 approx.
in new location 6mls
Builders, Inverness Invernessshire, IV2
Removal of a diy brick fireplace and corner unit fr. house bricks used and cemented to interior wall. work to be done in januart 2018. photos available on request. viewing can be arraned in november on request
Builders, Newcastle Upon Tyne Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE3
I am re-configuring the upstairs in my 1955 built terraced house and need a new doorway knocking through a single skin wall that i think is block built. i have other jobs that i would be happy to receive a quote for.
Builders, Sheffield South Yorkshire, S5
i need a wall knocked to fit an door in it.
Builders, Macclesfield Cheshire, SK10
Converting cellar to a liveable space. will require tanking
Builders, Holmfirth West Yorkshire, HD9
Replacement of supporting exposed upright porch corner [post
Builders, Selby North Yorkshire, YO8
Convert garage into bedroom/living space area
Builders, Witney Oxfordshire, OX28
Fit a lintel in a bathroom window
Builders, Thornton Cleveleys Lancashire, FY5
Extension of garage by 1m
Builders, Henlow Bedfordhsire, SG16
Builders, Doncaster South Yorkshire, DN8
Re- render 2 walls to bungalow. desperately needed asap
Builders, Tintagel Cornwall, PL34
I need a steel beam fitted 5.75m or help in doing so as i cant manage myself as i'm new to the area and don't know anyone to help me. i'm a builder and can assist if required but i really don't mind in paying someone to do this for me asap. a nice jo
Builders, Camelford Cornwall, PL32
Fit a 2.5m rsj. just require a couple acros and there is not redecoration required.
Builders, Exeter Devon, EX4
Kitchen wall remove to make kitchen dinner
Builders, Bridlington North Yorkshire, YO16
Extending two bedrooms upstairs - garage roof loft loft conversion
Builders, Livingston Edinburgh, EH54
Knock through brickwork and fit decorative victorian cast iron fireplace.
Builders, Wirral Merseyside, CH62
Demolition and removal of sectional concrete garage. it's single garage about 4.8m .
Builders, Lancing West Sussex, BN15
Chimney breast widened, prior to fitting freestanding gas fire. replastering of remaining and returns....existing plaster already removed up to picture rail.
Builders, Blackpool Lancashire, FY2
Internal bowing above kitchen window indicating the lintel may need replacing
Builders, Prescot Merseyside, L35
Looking to get estimates on a knock through job, 99% sure it's a non load bearing wall between kitchen and living room in a detached, 11 year old house in glasgow area. area is roughly 2.5m x 2m and has light switch and radiator on one side although
Builders, Glasgow City Glasgow areas, G71
Replace lintels over three window and one door
Builders, North Shields North Tyneside, NE29
Construct side door into garage to replace window
Builders, Warwick Warwickshire, CV35
10.8m2 single storey kitchen extension with roof light. taking the current kitchen at the back of the house from 2.73m x 2.41m to 2.73 x 6.41. - extending by 4m.
part of the build would include opening up the wall between the dining room and cur
Builders, Solihull Birmingham, B90
Kncok through supporting wall from living room to dining room, rsj will need to be fitted.
Builders, Leeds Yorkshire, LS15
Stone wall to be demolished and rebuilt in concrete block
Builders, Clitheroe Lancashire, BB7
Move staircase and knock through a wall
Builders, Wrexham Denbighshire, LL11
Erecting log cabin 6 x 4m within woodland area in stirlingshire. preparing and levelling ground, foundations using vertical concrete blocks and erection of log cabin from timber kit.
Builders, Alloa Falkirk, FK10
Need a chimney breast removed from ground floor to first floor only, removal of one gas pipe and possible movement of radiatior
Builders, Portsmouth Hampshire, PO6
To build stone into three external areas under windows (currently wood). stone provided.
Builders, Cockermouth Cumbria, CA13
Removing brick wall in kitchen and inserting rsj
Builders, Newcastle Upon Tyne Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE7
I am looking for a labourer to help my builder on a property conversion project. i need someone strong and hard working who will follow the builder's instructions. £100 per day.
Builders, Luton Bedfordshire, LU1
we are looking into getting bifolding doors fitted in our kitchen but need the wall knocking down and an rsj fitted.
is this a service you are able to provide?
Builders, Brixton South West London, SW2
Repair or replace asbestos garage roof. damaged in storm by falling tree. insurance quote required.
Builders, Birmingham Midlands, B36
Knock through load bearing wall to allow fit of bifold glass dividing doors between dining room and lounge.
Builders, Frodsham Cheshire, WA6
Ground floor flat reinstate a previous small balcony area. from lounge perhaps add bi fold doors replace some double glazing . soundproof lounge and bedroom ceilings . re floor out new balcony area and walks to make attractive small area and also pr
Builders, Edinburgh City Edinburgh Areas, EH4
Knocking down internal separation wall
Builders, Hemel Hempstead Hertfordshire, HP1
Refurbishment of double garage including alterations to elevations and new mono pitched roof, or new and complete re-build.
Builders, Barnsley South Yorkshire, S70
Repair leak come through above 1st floor bedroom window
Builders, West Malling Kent, ME19
3m rear extension and 0.75m side return extension on terraced house in southsea with rear access
Builders, Southsea Hampshire, PO5
To remove existing render to identify crack on outside wall
Builders, Worcester Warwickshire, WR8
Need a builder capable of constructing concrete block stables (up to 10 in a courtyard), needs to be able to do groundwork, fit electrics (or have someone to do so), roofing etc. plans are here, prefer someone who has built stables before.
Builders, Accrington Lancashire, BB5
Extending my brick shed. by 2 x 4 metres
Builders, Basildon Essex, SS14
Surfacing of yard area and alley way from street into yard (concrete?) approx 300 sq ft in total.
reconstruction of 15 steps up to maisonette properties and balcony (balcony currently rsg and concrete). all of this would currently appear to be conc
Builders, Whitby North Yorkshire, YO22
I currently have a large double room which i am looking to split into 2 smaller rooms for my children.
in the middle of the room there is a triple window. a wall would need to be put in place where the middle pane is to allow a partition wall to g
Builders, Dunfermline Fife, KY12
Nock wall down in kitchen and one door way to brick up
Builders, Hull East Riding of Yorkshire, HU7
Shed build (12x4 t&g shed flat pack to be erected on existing slabs) & hanging replacement driveway gates
Builders, Shard End Birmingham, B34
Little rear extension to include wet room with loo, shower and sink plus utility room plus a snug with remaining space
Builders, Middleton Manchester, M24
Remove two internal walls
Builders, Holmes Chapel Cheshire, CW4
Replacing spalling bricks
Builders, Grantham Lincolnshire, NG32
Knock through kitchen to utility room install lintel
Builders, Deeside Flintshire, CH5
I want to extend my kitchen and take down an internal wall.
Builders, Radcliffe Manchester, M26
To lay a screed on wet underfloor heating
Builders, Swindon Wiltshire, SN5
Need, a garden brick shed with secure door and roof approx size10x14ft
Builders, Didsbury Manchester, M20
4-9 single story knocked through lean to extension
Builders, Camberley Surrey, GU15
Alter lay out of loft conversion from bedroom and office into larger bedroom and shower and toilet with fitted cupboards
Builders, Loughborough Leicestershire, LE12
Two storey extension pitched roof ex council house. shell roof and floorboards.
Builders, Aylesbury Buckinghamshire, HP20
Property is detached bungalow, extended to the rear.
1. build an additional small extension to rear of property.
2. renew pitch roof over entire property, including existing flat roof extensions.
Builders, Cardiff Glamorgan, CF3