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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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Past Builders Projects

Property Refurbishment

Need written estimate to repair and make good staircase leading to 3 flats and also paint work to hallway
Need written estimate to repair and make good staircase leading to 3 flats and also paint work to hallway

Trade Needed: Builders UK

Property Refurbishment

This property has resently been vacated and i want it refurbished
Kitchen and bathroom and the whole house refurbishment. This property has resently been vacated and i want it refurbished

Trade Needed: Builders UK

Property Refurbishment

Re-rendering the outside of an end terrace house. New guttering and down pipes.
Rendering of a end terrace three bedroom house. New guttering and drain pipes.

Trade Needed: Builders UK

Knock Throughs

Kncok through supporting wall from living room to dining room, rsj will need to be fitted.
Knock through wall from living room to dining eroom, rsj to be fitted as its a supporting wall

Trade Needed: Builders UK

Property Refurbishment

Ceiling refurbishment of lath & plaster ceiling of living room in georgian basement flat in kingsdown, is uneven and sagging slightly along one side. would like ceiling refurbished, also replacement lighting. also open blocked-up fireplace to improve ventilation. improve electric lighting in front bedroom, instal additional electric sockets in bedroom and hall.
Ceiling refurbishment to living room of georgian basement flat (kingsdown), is uneven and slightly sagging in places. open fireplace for improved ventilation. refurbishment of electric lighting in bedroom, additional sockets installed bedroom & hall.

Trade Needed: Builders UK

Property Refurbishment

Garage conversion + loft conversion.
moving in to new property in Cuddington. looking for quote for loft conversion and garage conversion.

Trade Needed: Builders UK

Structural Alterations

Remove a wall against stairs. need to find out if it is a stud wall or support wall.
To remove wall against stairs - need to find out if it is a stud or support wall.

Trade Needed: Builders UK

Extensions

4-9 single story knocked through lean to extension
Single story knocked through lean to

Trade Needed: Builders UK

Property Refurbishment

Bathroom reconfiguration- move toilet under the stairs, strengthen the wall to attach concealed plumbing to it, waterproof walls.
Bathroom reconfiguration- move toilet under the stairs, strengthen walls to attach concealed plumbing to it, new in-floor shower tray and waterproof walls.

Trade Needed: Builders UK

Extensions

We would like to extend at the back of our house. it is an upsidedown house. we would intend to make the master bedroom bigger to include a en-suite and bedroom 3 larger. on top of this would be a balcony off our lounge.
Two story. ground floor making two bedrooms bigger and balcony on top. We would like to extend at the back of our house. it is an upsidedown house. we would intend to make the master bedroom bigger to include a en-suite and bedroom 3 larger. on top of t

Trade Needed: Builders UK

Extensions

Tiled roof extension (with two velux windows) leading out from the existing dining room. the look we are wanting is more of a garden room with french doors out to a patio. 4m x 3.7m
We would like quotes for a tiled roof extension with two velux windows. garden room style with vaulted ceiling & french doors out to patio. 4m x 3.7m. need to understand costs involved.

Trade Needed: Builders UK

Property Refurbishment

We are opening a new service from premises on high street elgin and are looking to have some work done. this will include fitting a kitchenette and possibly installing some stud walls. we will be onsite tuesday 1st feb and are looking for tradesmen to come and price up for the work.
We are opening a new service from premises on high street elgin and are looking to have some work done. this will include fitting a kitchenette and possibly installing some stud walls. we will be onsite tuesday 1st feb and are looking for tradesmen to c

Trade Needed: Builders UK

Extensions

Extension on rear of bungalow
Extension to the rear of a 2 bed bungalow. both bedrooms to be extended by 6 ft

Trade Needed: Builders UK

Property Refurbishment

Preliminary work required before kitchen install. lay tongue and groove floor, paint, plaster, remove tiles and install ceiling spotlights.
Lay floor, plaster walls, paint, install ceiling spotlights, move radiator.

Trade Needed: Builders UK

Outbuildings garden buildings

Replace existing garden wall 16m long x 1.2m high
Replace existing garden wall 16m x 1.2m

Trade Needed: Builders UK

Property Refurbishment

Enlarge kitchen remove 2 walls and inner door plaster small ceiling and door frame turn existing cupboards around remove 2 radiators and replace 1
Merge kitchen/utility 2 enlarge area remove 2 walls +door +rads plaster and turn cupboards

Trade Needed: Builders UK

Extensions

Ground floor single storey extension at side of detached house to extend kitchen. Conservatory to be built in back garden.
Single story extension on detached house. At side of house to extend kitchen including knocking through toilet room at rear of kitchen. New bathroom to be intalled in backroom with internal wall. Conservatory to be built in back garden.

Trade Needed: Builders UK

Extensions

Make use of existing conservatory area and build a single level extension 6x3m with pitched roof and sky light then knock through to extend existing kitchen and dinning room. change of layout would probably be required.
6x3m extension with pitched roof to extend existing dining room and kitchen.

Trade Needed: Builders UK

Property Refurbishment

I need a an archway filled in & a doorway knocked through
archway filled in & doorway knocked through

Trade Needed: Builders UK

Outbuildings garden buildings

Detached garage to be removed from site. approx 5.5m x 2.5m.
Detached garage to be removed from site. approx 5.5m x 2.5m.

Trade Needed: Builders UK

Property Refurbishment

WERE A BACK DOOR WAS THERE IS NOW A WINDOW I NEED THE BOTTOM BIT BUILDING UP TO THE WINDOW THANKS
WERE THERE WAS A DOOR THERE IS A WINDOW I NEED THE BOTTOM BIT BRICKED UP

Trade Needed: Builders UK

Property Refurbishment

We have damp patch on inside front wall to a town house. Not sure if it's the pointing, soffits / facias or the small flat roof above the bedroom.
We have damp patch on inside of front wall to a town house. Not sure if it's the pointing, soffits / facias or the small flat roof above the bedroom that's the problem.

Trade Needed: Builders UK

Property Refurbishment

New kitchen, new bathroom, decorating throughout and general refurbishment, 3 bedroom house in saltaire
New kitchen, bathroom, decorating 3 bedroom house

Trade Needed: Builders UK

Outbuildings garden buildings

Knocking down of concrete panelled garage (concrete foundations) and erection of 2.5m x 2.5m breeze block outbuilding and back wall in rear garden
Building of 2.5m squared breeze block outbuilding and garden wall (approx 7m) also knocking down of concrete panelled garage and concrete garage foundations

Trade Needed: Builders UK

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

Trade Needed: Builders UK

Extensions

Double story extension (1 room per level) approximate size width 2.5m and length 5m
Double story extension (1 room per floor) size approx 2.5m width and 5m length.

Trade Needed: Builders UK

Extensions

Single story extension
Remove conservatory and build extension

Trade Needed: Builders UK

Property Refurbishment

Block up double doors between lounge/dining room, plaster and redecorate. Create doorway between kitchen/dining room, fit frame,double doors, plaster and decorate. other work too. need to meet with tradesmen at property to discuss fully 26th/27th feb. CANNOT BE FLEXIBLE ON DATES due to work commitments overseas. work to commence in May
Block up double doors between lounge/dining room, plaster and redecorate. Create doorway between kitchen/dining room, fit frame,double doors, plaster and decorate. other work too. need to meet with tradesmen at property to discuss fully 26th/27th feb. CAN

Trade Needed: Builders UK

Outbuildings garden buildings

I need someone to build a greenhouse
We have bought a greenhouse and we need someone to construct it. the base has been done

Trade Needed: Builders UK

Extensions

3m x 3m extension on second floor
3m x 3m extension on second floor

Trade Needed: Builders UK

Property Refurbishment

One side wall of house requires to be done please
One side wall of house requires to be done please

Trade Needed: Builders UK

Property Refurbishment

Plastering and joinery and decorating work Following water leak from upstairs flat, we need our bathroom ceiling (approx 3 square metres) to be taken down and replaced (and painted), door architrave replaced (and painted) and bathroom door replaced.
Bathroom ceiling, door and doorframe need to be replaced following flood from upstairs flat. Location:Greenwich SE10. Need quote ASAP.

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

Outbuildings garden buildings

We want a laundry/storage room building onto the back of our kitchen. Dimensions 2.75 x 4.6m. The back yard is sloping so will need machinery to dig out.New back yard walls plus rendering.
We want a laundry/storage room building onto the back of our kitchen. Dimensions 2.75 x 4.6m. The back yard is sloping so will need machinery to dig out.New back yard walls plus rendering.

Trade Needed: Builders UK

Extensions

New orangery
New orangery to rear apron 4 x 3m 2 solid brick Walls side wall with bifold doors and glass roof (orangery style) shell required only no internal jarring heating etc only roof doors and floor

Trade Needed: Builders UK

Property Refurbishment

my garden wall needs to do pointing
My garden wall needs pointing.

Trade Needed: Builders UK

Property Refurbishment

Re-roofing, new guttering, plaster boarding and skimming ceilings, fitting kitchen and bathroom, new oil central heating system, re-wiring, sorting out damp in front room - due to higher external levels. ie tanking? raising internal floor level? lowering external ground could be tricky due to road height adjacent to driveway that is causing the problem at the side of the house....
Property renovation. re-roofing. new guttering. re-wiring. tanking. raising internal floor level. plastering ceilings. new oil central heating system. bi-fold doors and floor installed to garage.

Trade Needed: Builders UK

Property Refurbishment

We have 2 medium-small meeting rooms in our basement office which need mdf or plasterboard installed onto a couple of walls to box in cables. This then needs to be painted.
Installation of panelling to 2 internal walls in 2 small meeting rooms, plus painting, installing tv bracket to wall.

Trade Needed: Builders UK

Extensions

3 bed detached house on corner plot. Demolition of garage and car port. Build two storey extension; creating new kitchen/utility + playroom downstairs and 2 bedrooms & en-suite upstairs.
3 Bed Detached House on corner plot. Demolition of Garage & car port. Build two storey extension to include new kitchen/utility + small playroom downstairs. Two bedrooms and en-suite upstairs.

Trade Needed: Builders UK

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

Trade Needed: Builders UK

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.

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  • Tiling
  • Plastering
  • Decorating
  • Plumbing
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  • Bathrooms
  • Flooring
  • Heating
  • Landscaping and gardening
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