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    Find local building contractors in your area and get up to 3 free quotes all at once. Save time and money by comparing quotes and selecting the best building company near you. When searching for a cheap builder it is best to hire a building firm which lives close by so you can easily get in contact with them. Our building specialists can handle all scales of jobs from groundwork, foundation and brickwork to full large scale new builds, extensions and conversions. Use our quote form today with no obligation to hire a reliable local building service. Want to know how much having your house extended or underpinned is before you have the work done, get a quote. Most builders will have a cost calculator system in place which will allow them to give you a quick accurate estimate. The more details you provide about the job the more accurate our builder quotes can be, getting up to 3 allows you to compare and save.

    Builder Overview

    The term builder is a catch all term nowadays referring literally to a tradesman that builds useful things out of a variety of materials, including steel, concrete, timber and masonry. Builders do everything from erect a summer house, to converting an attic (loft conversion), adding a conservatory, building renovation, to designing and building a home from scratch. Some builders are referred to by their specialty or building materials, for example a bricklayer builds with bricks, but in general use the term "builder" is very generic and can be used to describe a huge variety of skill sets within a vast industry.

    Structural Steelwork Builders

    Building with steel is a good example of a specialization within the building industry, although many builders will have some experience working with steel, some specialise in structural steelwork, everything from constructing a structural steel building frame to mezzanine platforms and stairways (internal and external). They can generally organise the supply of the primary steel, along with all the necessary drawings, designs and detailed costings for the project. Most structural steelwork companies will supply detailed drawings, produced in 2D or 3D in a range of formats, including Autocad, DXF, DWG & PDF. Modern structural steel builders will work alongside an experienced and fully trained team of draughts men using state of the art 3D modelling systems to bring your project to life.

    Underpinning or Foundation Specialist

    Maintenance on foundations generally does not require planning permission unless you live in a listed building or designated conservation area, but you should check with your local planning authority and get advice from your builder before planning any work. The Building Regulations in the UK state that if you need to underpin all or part of the foundations of your building, this is specifically defined as building work and appropriate measures must be applied for safety reasons to stabilises the movement of the building, with special attention given to any sewers and drains near the work.

    Underpinning is definitely not a DIY task and needs the professional expertise of an experienced builder or building company. Underpinning is the term for increasing the depth of the foundations to a building, by excavating the soil beneath the existing foundation and replacing it with foundation material such as concrete, obviously this has to be done in phases to avoid the building collapsing! The underpinning of a building requires close attention to design, methodology and safety procedures. If not carried out properly, there are very real risks including the collapse of the existing home.

    Planning an Extension

    Building an extension can be quite straightforward, but many extensions don't flatter the building they're attached to and you need to carefully check the building regulations and see if you require planning consent. A good local builder could be key to any successful extension works, they can help with design and inspiration, can take you for a look at the extensions they have built for other people in your area, they can help with deciding on the right size, the heating and ventilation, planning permission and of course, they can source all the raw materials and construct the extension to your exact specification. Adding a conservatory is a popular method of extending the family home today, but expert assistance is required to avoid damp problems. When you are getting in contact with builders regarding a new extension to your home then I would compare multiple builders from your area and ask them to provide you with an extension calculation and a written quote. This way you know exactly what the cost will be to get the work done.

    Garage Construction

    There are two main ways of getting a garage or carport built. You can buy a ready-made garage from a supplier, or hire a builder to build one for you from scratch. There are a number of reputable suppliers around the UK who will supply and erect a prefabricated garage, it's just a matter of deciding on the size and style of garage you want, then getting a few quotes, then professional suppliers will come and assemble the garage (but you need to ensure that you have adequate foundations to support the garage). To get a builder to construct a garage for you may work out as a better option if you ever decide to use the garage being used as a study, a den or even convert it into an extra bedroom. Make sure to use only reputable builders and get a quote in writing before they commence work. In the majority of cases you do not need planning permission for a garage, but to be on the safe side you should contact your local authority planning office.

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    Sprinkler System
    By Rashang on 15th Jun 2020

    Z&H Plumbing Heating services. reply: Thank you you're very welcome. Zachary.

    • Joined Sep 2016
    • Established 1995
    • Builder in Luton
    • Public liability insurance
    Most recent homeowner review

    "Brilliant job and excellent service nice fella too"

    Wooden Doors - Internal
    By Chris on 14th Nov 2019
    • Joined Jan 2016
    • Established 2004
    • Builder in Southport
    Most recent homeowner review

    "Florin completed my job very quickly. Kept us well informed, always arrived on time. Would highly recommend, I will be contacting Florin again when I require more work completing in the future."

    Concrete Base
    By Wyn on 29th May 2020
    • Joined Aug 2017
    • Established 2003
    • Builder in Cambridge
    • ID checked

    D and S BUILDERS Formed in 2008, D+S Builders has many years of experience in the building contractors trade, and provides building services to clients throughout the region. The company is based in Nanpean (St. Austell). No job too small and free e...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Despite problems with access (not of their making) I am delighted with the standard of work carried out, albeit in very wet conditions. I will certainly use them again."

    Underpinning / Foundation
    By Jan on 19th Jun 2020

    D and S Builders reply: Was a plessure to do your work Your neighbors however made life difficult to gain back entrance but we managed anyway

    • Joined Aug 2015
    • Established 2008
    • Builder in St. austell
    • ID checked

    Most recent homeowner review

    "He did a very good job took a little longer only because during lockdown it was hard for him to get the materials"

    Fencing & Gates - Wooden
    By Emily on 1st Jul 2020
    • Joined Jul 2014
    • Established 1995
    • Builder in Woolaton
    • ID checked

    Top Rank Roofing and Building Ltd can guarantee all work, no matter how big or small, is completed to a high standard, evidenced by a fantastic reputation. With years of experience, the team achieves organisation on site alongside a well managed wo...

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    "Honest, sincere and trustworthy. Was more concerned about customer satisfaction than money. Did not ask for deposit until the completion of the job. Job took longer than initial plan but this was due largely to the weather. Will..."

    Guttering and Rainwater Pipe
    By Harry on 22nd Oct 2019
    • Joined Jan 2017
    • Established 2016
    • Builder in Dartford
    • ID checked

    I'm a qualified carpenter also been doing property renovations and like to do odd jobs building flat packs and all handyman services.

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Replaced my garden shed roof,did a great job,amazing price,will certainly use this tradesman in the future"

    Garden Shed
    By Ann on 9th Jul 2020
    • Joined Jan 2019
    • Established 2011
    • Builder in Port talbot
    • ID checked

    We cover all carpentry work from doors to attic conversions. All our work is carried out to a high standard and our gets are on our job quote page. We are in the construction industry for over 30 yrs and have first class trades men on our books to do...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Excellent work efficient and very helpful in explaining what needed doing"

    Wooden Doors - Internal
    By Eileen on 4th Feb 2020
    • Joined Aug 2018
    • Established 2010
    • Builder in Wigan
    • Public liability insurance

    Marl Bridge Services are based in Wallasey and cover the surrounding areas. Trading since 2000 and backed with a long list of great reviews. Some of the Trades covered: - Cellar & Basement Conversion - Chimney Building / Repair - Concrete Base...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Great communication could not make it on Day arranged, called me promptly to rearrange for next day . Job completed with no issues satisfied customer"

    Guttering and Rainwater Pipe
    By William on 10th Jun 2020
    • Joined Mar 2019
    • Established 2000
    • Builder in Wallasey
    • Public liability insurance

    We are a building business covering a variety of trades including general maintenance, roofing and ground work. We have a great work ethic and will try our best to accommodate your needs.

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Sorted out the gutter, water drained away."

    General Maintenance
    By Keith on 6th Jul 2020
    • Joined Jan 2020
    • Established 2019
    • Builder in Manchester
    • ID checked

    Total Heating Solutions can design and install all your heating needs from Under-floor Heating to a full central heating system with a new boiler or a new Fireplace with Wood Burner. We provide free quotations and advice in the comfort of your own ho...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Prompt, completed job in a timely fashion to the quote. Good standard of work and good advice. Very pleased and would recommend"

    Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing
    By David on 12th Dec 2019
    • Joined Dec 2015
    • Established 2005
    • Builder in Caerphilly
    • ID checked

    I have been completing handman,property/garden maintainance jobs for around 9 years.i have a large list of previous and current happy customers.5* rated on all other job sites.satisfaction garanteed.all work fully insured.works undertaken,general han...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Paul arrived on time as discussed via email, he very efficient and pleasant while in the home. Amazing service. Paul came to our rescue to have a number of large flat packed items put together quickly as we had underestimated the..."

    Flat Pack Furniture Assembly
    By Lloyd on 2nd Sep 2019
    • Joined Sep 2017
    • Established 2009
    • Builder in Chatham
    • ID checked

    We provide extremely high quality and cost-effective repairs, including maintenance and planned Improvements We carry out a full range of planned improvement works with the emphasis on multi-skilled work at various domestic properties within the Ash...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Great job thanks!"

    Concrete Base
    By Toby on 10th Apr 2020
    • Joined Jul 2018
    • Established 2006
    • Builder in Ashford
    • Public liability insurance
    Most recent homeowner review

    "Wizard restorations did a very good job on my roof wich is 69 years old, now looks like a new roof and stands out from the rest of the roof in our street. I can fully recomend Wizard Resorations Ltd."

    Roof Cleaning
    By Stephen on 8th Jul 2020
    • Joined Feb 2020
    • Established 2018
    • Builder in Ilkeston
    • Public liability insurance

    Handyman working on private properties like homes, condos and other rental units or even with companies. My responsibility may encompass some plumbing, electrical, carpentry, security, gardening or hauling. My duties include: Changing light bulb...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Ion was awesome. Got the job done quickly and with ease. Would not hesitate to recommend or use again for similar jobs."

    Flat Pack Furniture Assembly
    By Mark on 21st Feb 2020

    Construction international ltd reply: Mark is very friendly! Thanks for your time

    • Joined Jul 2018
    • Established 2016
    • Builder in Surbiton
    • Public liability insurance

    Welcome to our page - GLA BUILDING we are a professional and reliable company who works to very high standards, these standards have helped us to build up an excellent reputation with regards to all work. We specialize in interior and exterior re...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Really impressed with Graeme from initial contact through to the job completion. He was able to understand exactly what I wanted, then provided a professional quotation including the scope of work and schedule. The work started on..."

    Internal Walls
    By Richard on 26th Jun 2020
    • Joined Oct 2018
    • Established 2015
    • Builder in Reigate
    • ID checked

    A local trader with fantastic reviews. Covering Bournemouth and the surrounding areas to help you with jobs in the following trades: - Painting and Decorating - Plumbing - Building work - Handyman work

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Work carried out to an excellent standard, plus a fair price."

    External Painting - Wall
    By Robin on 19th Jun 2020

    Adams Maintenance reply: Thank you for the lovely review it was are pleasure to carry out the work on your property many thanks Wayne Adams

    • Joined Jan 2016
    • Established 2015
    • Builder in Bournemouth
    • ID checked
    Most recent homeowner review

    "On time, on budget, clean job - and friendly folks. This wasnt a big one, but well executed. Thumbs up!"

    Bathroom Repair
    By Nicolas on 4th Mar 2020

    Mick's tidy up ltd reply: Thanks Nico. Keep in touch Mick

    • Joined Apr 2017
    • Established 2015
    • Builder in London
    • ID checked

    WE’ PROVIDE A COMPREHENSIVE PROFESSIONAL SERVICE FOR RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL CLIENTS , SO WHETHER YOU REQUIRED A NEW KITCHEN , BATHROOM OR TOTAL REFURBISHMENT , THE WORKS WILL BE CARRIED OUT FROM START TO FINISH WITHOUT YOU HAVING TO WORRY A...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "I have paid for job which was not completed. They said they will come next day, no one showed up. After a day he sent a message that he was busy and arranged another day to come, again no one showed up. That is unacceptable. I can..."

    Flat Pack Furniture Assembly
    By Nataliya on 29th Sep 2019
    • Joined Oct 2015
    • Established 2007
    • Builder in London
    • ID checked

    Hello my name is Radek. I have 12 years experience as a HandyMan. Any problem let me know ANY TIME 24 / 7 . All the best for everyone;)

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Arrived as agreed / purchased and brought materials / explained repair/ good service"

    Garden Shed
    By James on 16th May 2020
    • Joined Oct 2019
    • Established 2014
    • Builder in London
    • Public liability insurance
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