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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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Extensions

2 storey extension
2 -3 meter double storey extension that will require drain work and rsj beams. extension in brick with a conventional roof. price with and without internal finishing if possible.

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Knock Throughs

Door needs knocking into wall between two rooms. pipes need moving as in the way
Door needs knocking into wall between two rooms. pipes need moving as in the way

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Property Refurbishment

Removal of two fireplaces in carlisle
Removal of two old cast iron fireplaces and blocking up of the space.

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Property Refurbishment

Have bought a terraced property in liverpool. need a complete bathroom refurb. building a toilet in void under stairs. repoint all external brickwork. some roof work to be done. possibility of built in wardrobes
Bath refurb. build toilet downstairs . repoint brickwork and roofing work. also built in wardrobes

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Property Refurbishment

i would like a ground level chimney breast wall removing. i have had plans drawn up. i just need a quote to help us to decide whether to go ahead. thanks
we are wanting a ground level chimney breast wall removing to create open plan kitchen/dinner. thanks

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Property Refurbishment

House semi finished. some electrics outstanding. internal decorating. bathroom is a shell, exposed brickwork - needs floorboards and walls plasterboarding plus skimmed ready for installation of suite. also some tiling.
Electrics, decoration, floorboards, plasterboard/skim, tiling

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Structural Alterations

Roof extension
Roof extension

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Property Refurbishment

Kitchen extention internal and shift boiler from upstairs bedroom to kitchen.
Builders for kitchen extension. Kitchen extension internal works and shift boiler from upstairs bedroom to kitchen

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Property Refurbishment

Takeaway to a barbers shop required
Takeaway to a barbers shop required. Rip out a kitchen and turn into a seating area, painting and electrics required.

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Extensions

Double storey extension- ware, herts we are looking for a builder who will be able to project manage a whole extension (ground floor and first floor) which will require the following: building the extension including foundations. roofing plumbing carpentering fitting the kitchen and appliances create a downstairs toilet extend bedroom 2 and 3 extend bathroom and fit new bathroom suit remove and partition walls in the existing house. this is the first selection step. we will require to meet the main project manager in order to get all the requirement on paper and get a final quote which will include final cost, contractual finish date of the project. please feel free to contact should you require any further information. many thanks
Double storey extension - ware, herts We are looking for a builder who will be able to project manage a whole extension (ground floor and first floor) which will require the following:building the extension including foundations.roofing plumbing. See m

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Outbuildings garden buildings

Need a garage base for concrete sectional garage. approx 20.5 wide x 22.5 feet long. extsting base (approx 8 x 16) needs to be removed.
Need concrete garage base appx 20.5 x 22.5 ft.

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Property Refurbishment

We are looking to install a doorway into a load bearing wall at 1st floor level.
We are looking to install a doorway into a load bearing wall on 1st floor level

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Property Refurbishment

We have a side section to the house with a toilet and utility area. it has an internal wall and a non-level floor making it difficult to use the space. it is also poorly insulated. need to fix that but retaining toilet/utility/office usage.
Remove inner wall, flatten floor, insulate walls. We have a side section to the house with a toilet and utility area. it has an internal wall and a non-level floor making it difficult to use the space. it is also poorly insulated. need to fix that but re

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Extensions

Wet room and consertatry added to back of property
I want a wet room / toilet off the kitchen and a conservatory /lean to accross the rest of the back of my property which is about 23ft wide

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Property Refurbishment

Remove chimney from downstairs and upstairs
Remove chimneys from downstairs and upstairs and plaster

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Property Refurbishment

expanding cupboard space door into a utility room , for washing machine and drier, hard to explain need to be veiwed
extending utility room

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Extensions

End terrace stone cottage. extension 4x2m, to be rendered. insert rsjs. mono pitch. plans drawn up, including structural calculations. planning permission and building regs confirmed. property owner ready to begin work now.
End terrace stone cottage. extension 4x2m, to be rendered. insert rsjs. mono pitch. plans drawn up, including structural calculations. planning permission and building regs confirmed. property owner ready to begin work now.

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Property Refurbishment

create a flat
create a flat

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Structural Alterations

Fireplace to be built with mantel & multifuel log burner
Brick fireplace with oak beam to be built multifuel log burner with flu etc to be built in my conservatory

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Extensions

one storey extension to rear of terrace bungalow to extend kitchen and back bedroom. Also loft conversion to accomodate two bedrooms and shower room.
one storey extension to rear of terrace bungalow to extend kitchen and back bedroom + loft conversion to allow 2 bedrooms and shower room.

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Extensions

Porch 3 suare meters
To build a front door porch and a cloakroom inside, upto 3 square meters

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RSJ and Lintels

Fit lintel kit over the door ovelapping the adjacent window
Tel 01270 589007 haslington crewe

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Extensions

Require brick layer for cavity brick/block wall for an extension approx 25 sq. m. Foundations starter brick/blockwork already complete.
Require approximatley 20 sq meter cavity brick/block wall. Foundation nad starter brickwork to DPC already complete.

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Property Refurbishment

Requesting free quotes for subsidence repair.
Auction property with what looks to be subsidence in front bay window. terraced house. requesting approx costs of repair.

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Property Refurbishment

2 floored farm outbuilding. requires pan tile roof repaired. (partial collapse of pan tiles on one side). 1st floor repaired, (sever water damage). new first floor windows. secure door fitted to first floor. building is approx. 15 meters long by 6 meters wide.
2 floored farm out building requires pan tile roof repair (partial collapse of pan tiles at one corner). first floor requires repair caused by water damage. 1st floor windows require replacement. secure 1st floor door required. ground floor used at nurser

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Property Refurbishment

Echanging a wooden exterior door for a PVC exteriors door. Knocking down a small wall between two rooms and inserting a structural support as it is a supporting wall.
Exchanging an wooden exterior door for a PVC exterior door. Knocking a small wall between two rooms down and inserting structural support.

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Property Refurbishment

General building and renovation
General building jobs and renovations

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Property Refurbishment

Inspect flat for repairs and general decoration
Flat decorations and general repairs

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Property Refurbishment

removal of fireplace and chinmey breast wall. Also removal and preparation of fireplace ready to install multi fuel stove.
Chimney breast removal and prep of another chimney to install multi fuel stove.

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Property Refurbishment

1750 cottage total renovation - it's damp, neglected and will be a beautiful b&b when we finish. Need a firm who can prove a high standard of finish and put plenty of people on for a quick completion. It's a 1750 cottage which needs complete renovation, rewiring, replastering plus the installation of four ensuite bathrooms and a kitchen. it will be a small b&b so i must have a perfect finish.
1750 cottage total renovation - it's damp, neglected and will be a beautiful b&b when we finish

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Extensions

I am looking for a good bricky, to build a extension, single storey to rear of house, 5 m wide, 4m deep with very large patio window in fron ie 4m ish, using red stock type bricks on three walls, racked joints, lintels etc and interior 1 wall, other two walls thermo blocks,
Bricky wanted for 5 x 4 x 2.4 extension, stocks, raked joints, clean tidy thoughtful tradesmen only

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House Refurbishment

Looking for quotes for a detached house in marple which is in the process of being bought. as well as rewiring, a new boiler, new windows/doors and completely redecorating there a few other jobs which would need doing. a. knock through kitchen diner b. french/ bifold doors to garden c. removing chimney breast d. utility room/gym area in garage e. knock through toilet bathroom f. continued removal of chimney and open airing cupboard and wardrobes to extend master bedroom g. move box room wall h. bay window for master bedroom i. potentially opening up attic into a home office. let us know what you think and if you need more info thanks
Detached house marple needs as rewiring/new boiler/new windows/doors/completely redecorating and altering internal layout

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Property Refurbishment

crumbling brickwork to side of house
crumbling brickwork to side of house

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Property Refurbishment

I am looking to build an ensuite bathroom, which will involve utilising part of the landing area and part of the master bedroom. This will involve knocking the wall through between the landing and the bedroom (which is non load bearing), and erecting a stud wall with a doorway into the bathroom via the master bedroom. The bathroom should be approximately 1.2 x 1.5 m. A new soil stack will also need to be created to accommodate the ensuite (which has already been discussed with the building inspector). As I have recently had some building alterations undertaken, I understand the previous builder had fitted the hot and cold feeds and the pipes for the radiator under the floor boards in preparation for installing the ensuite at a later stage. Similarly, the first fix electrics have also been undertaken. I am not looking to purchase or fit the sanitary wear or tile the ensuite at this moment in time as I have some other building works to undertake first, therefore I would not require a quote for these services. Ideal start date: As soon as possible
Build ensuite bathroom,create a soil stack and knock wall through between landing and bedroom. Am looking to tile and purchase sanitary wear at a later stage.

Trade Needed: Builders UK

Property Refurbishment

We had a brick built conservatory with three doors. we want to take out two door and replace one side with a brick wall and the other with half brick and two windows. one door is normal patio door size and the other has two side panels. many thanks
Exisiting conservatory want to remove two door and brick up one wall and the other with half brick and windows. We had a brick built conservatory with three doors. we want to take out two door and replace one side with a brick wall and the other with ha

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Property Refurbishment

Water leak - either from my roof or through the brickwork.
Check the roof. check the brickwork.

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Basement Cellar conversions

Take up old flags and store on site. Excavation to allow for new concrete floor. Stone to underside of concrete floor, visqueen, insulation and sand blind to of concrete floor. Concrete floor with trowel finish. Tanking to walls of basement. Battens to walls. Dryline with foil backed plasterboards. Skim finish to all new walls.
Take up old flags and store on site. Excavation to allow for new concrete floor. Stone to underside of concrete floor, visqueen, insulation and sand blind to of concrete floor. Concrete floor with trowel finish. Tanking to walls of basement.

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Property Refurbishment

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

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Property Refurbishment

Replace fencing. Clean decking and remove shed
Replace fencing, clean up decking and remove shed

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Property Refurbishment

Knock off all plaster downstairs, including hall and upstairs landing. drop all celings downstairs. damp proofing required. 7 new doors and cases to be fitted, wood flooring to be fitted downstairs. new bathroom suite to be fitted including tiling. 4 new radiators to be fitter electrics to be looked at. there may also be a few extras i have missed.
All aspects of work required, damproofing,plumbing,plastering,electrics and joinery, terraced house refurb. mainly downstairs.

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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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