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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.

    Dear customer I have been working as a mechanical engineer and domestic plumber with being a gas engineer in the last 25 years I am well trained experienced all up-to-date I do respect my customers I give them good finishing excellent out come for...

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    "Friendly and professional service. Very pleased with the job done. Would recommend Z&H Plumbing Heating services highly."

    Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing
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    • Joined Sep 2016
    • Established 1995
    • Builder in Luton
    • Public liability insurance
    Most recent homeowner review

    "Friendly guys turned up quoted and then did the work, was very pleasant, brilliant job went above and beyond the call of duty too."

    Roof Repair
    By Leanne on 25th Feb 2021
    • Joined Feb 2020
    • Established 2018
    • Builder in Ilkeston
    • 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

    "Highly recommended. All men were lovely and good company. Very high standard of work. Rob made sure that I was happy with the job. Thanks you."

    Internal Walls
    By Dasha on 28th Dec 2020
    • Joined Jan 2020
    • Established 2019
    • Builder in Manchester
    • ID checked

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Did the job quickly and efficiently, communicated well, I would happily use them again."

    Internal Walls
    By Peter on 9th Feb 2021
    • Joined Jul 2014
    • Established 1995
    • Builder in Woolaton
    • 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

    "Really good and did my furniture so fast!"

    Flat Pack Furniture Assembly
    By Amber on 15th Jan 2021
    • Joined Jan 2019
    • Established 2011
    • Builder in Port talbot
    • ID checked
    Most recent homeowner review

    "Florin did a first class job and was most professional. His creative ideas for our driveway and back garden has transformed our property and made our property the envy of the street. He has initiative and readily found sol..."

    Brick/Block Paving
    By Florence on 30th Jan 2021
    • Joined Aug 2017
    • Established 2003
    • Builder in Cambridge
    • Public liability insurance

    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

    "Great service responded to the job within 15 minutes and same day to look and quote for the job. Work carried out the next day Definitely use D and S again"

    Ventilation
    By Kevin on 1st Feb 2021
    • Joined Aug 2015
    • Established 2008
    • Builder in St. austell
    • ID checked
    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

    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...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Excellent service. Kept me informed of short delays which were due to the weather. Completed the work to a very good standard and in a timely manner. Good value for money."

    Chimney Building / Repair
    By Sharon on 21st Jul 2020
    • Joined Jan 2017
    • Established 2016
    • Builder in Dartford
    • 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

    "Very professional and job done to a high standard , at a reasonable price. Cleaned up after themselves and would definitely recommend them"

    Floor Tiling
    By Brian on 14th Dec 2020
    • Joined Jul 2018
    • Established 2006
    • Builder in Ashford
    • Public liability insurance

    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

    "Very good came to quote and started the job whilst there. Finishing off today."

    Wooden Doors - External
    By Eunice on 24th Feb 2021
    • Joined Oct 2019
    • Established 2014
    • Builder in London
    • ID checked

    We cover all carpentry work from doors to attic conversions. All our work is carried out to a high standard and our refs are on our job quote page, they speak for them selfs... i am in the construction industry for over 30 yrs and have first class tr...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "I am very satisfied with the service, and as decided my job has been done on time."

    Shelving & Hangings
    By Symplicia on 23rd Dec 2020
    • Joined Aug 2018
    • Established 2010
    • Builder in Wigan
    • 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

    "Installed a bath, and tiled. Pleased with the job. Reasonably priced."

    Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing
    By Robert on 23rd Aug 2020
    • Joined Dec 2015
    • Established 2005
    • Builder in Caerphilly
    • ID checked

    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

    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

    "Very friendly and helpful. Very happy with the quality of the job. Will definitely recommend to friends and family."

    Log Cabins / Timber Framed Building
    By Horace on 5th Dec 2020
    • Joined Sep 2017
    • Established 2009
    • Builder in Chatham
    • ID checked

    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...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "I am very happy with GLA’s structural building work and the professional manner in which it was undertaken. When Graeme from GLA met the structural engineer he had already correctly calculated the rsj for the chimney support, th..."

    Kitchen Installation
    By Katrina on 28th Dec 2020
    • Joined Oct 2018
    • Established 2015
    • Builder in Reigate
    • Public liability insurance

    Started off with a plumbing apprenticeship when I left Left school In 1991 and then learnt how to plaster and do damp proofing. In 1995 to 2006 I worked for Leber construction And was trained in all aspects of building and construction, learning roo...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Excellent craftsmanship, fair price, would definitely use Justin again!"

    Internal Doors
    By Ashleigh on 27th Feb 2021
    • Joined Jun 2020
    • Established 1998
    • Builder in Watford
    • Public liability insurance

    Iv been a plasterer and general builder since I was 16 and really enjoy my job, I have many returning happy customers over the years and all work is always finished to the highest standard.

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Dave and his team were very professional and did a great job with the ceiling nothing was a issue and highly recommend"

    Plaster Skimming
    By John on 15th Feb 2021
    • Joined Aug 2018
    • Established 2015
    • Builder in Bristol
    • Public liability insurance

    Able roofing and building have over 25 years in the construction trade from small jobs to new builds extensions etc . Brickwork jobs planning work from drawings to specific needs . All roof work from 1 slate to full re roofs flat roofs all work car...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Warning – Will not honour 5 year guarantee Lance was very quick to come out first time to do the work and take payment but the roof repair has already failed after only a year I reported the fact that the roof had begun leak..."

    Flat Roof
    By Tim on 18th Feb 2021
    • Joined Sep 2018
    • Established 1998
    • Builder in Accrington
    • ID checked
    Most recent homeowner review

    "Tee was very friendly and professional. It was a good job and a very reasonable price. The area was not tidied up at the end."

    Plaster Skimming
    By Mangala on 10th Dec 2020
    • Joined Oct 2017
    • Established 2011
    • Builder in London
    • ID checked
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