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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.

    We are a family run business since 2005, Kevin and Matthew [ father and son ] out on the road and Julie [ mum ] in the office. We cover all types of building work, extensions, fencing, decking and driveways, but we do like to specialise in kitchen a...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Arrived promptly and were extremely hard-working. Completed the job to our satisfaction. There was a delay in the arrival of their materials but they stayed on until the job was satisfactorily completed."

    Concrete Base
    By Colin on 11th Jun 2020
    • Joined Jan 2018
    • Established 2005
    • Builder in Dartford
    • ID checked
    Most recent homeowner review

    "I am so happy with the work done. My garden looks amazing. Carlton gardening have done excellent work and I would recommend them to everyone."

    Garden Maintenance
    By Nayela on 29th Jun 2020
    • Joined May 2018
    • Established 2014
    • Builder in Shirley solihull
    • ID checked
    Most recent homeowner review

    "Shaun and his team provided a service to remove an internal wall with some wiring, plastering and plumbing work to make the area good. We experienced a few issue along the way and the quote did increase along with a number of a..."

    Internal Walls
    By Stephen on 16th May 2020
    • Joined Sep 2017
    • Builder in Newton-le-willows
    • ID checked

    Hi, been doing this for a long time now, I have substantial experience in all building work and joinery finishing work, will offer advice and vision to achieve the job you want and expect, regards, phil grant. Cscs gold card holder.

    Most recent homeowner review

    "excellent service and great price, knowledgeable and trustworthy. Polite and friendly, would highly recommend"

    Wooden Doors - Internal
    By Ryan on 17th Jun 2020

    Grant joinery/building ltd reply: Thanks for the review ryan

    • Joined Jun 2019
    • Established 1981
    • Builder in Newcastle upon tyne
    • Public liability insurance

    At BPM Property Maintenance we pride ourselves on giving customers great value for money and excellent customer service. We turn up on time, we are friendly, reliable and we are here to help you with all your property maintenance needs, we specialise...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Very polite and professional. Clean and tidy. Excellent job. Will definitely use Ben in the future."

    Curtains & Rails
    By Patricia on 6th Mar 2018
    • Joined Nov 2017
    • Builder in Halesowen
    • ID checked

    Sole trader of rgj painter and Property Maintenance I'm available to carry out all various types of property maintenance including cold water plumping to roofing and plastering general maintenance I retrained after leaving the British armed f...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Chris was punctual and very professional his workmanship and attention to detail fantastic, I would very highly recommend Chris. His quite was very fair and his estimate on time to complete was good. He cleaned after himself every..."

    Internal Painting & Decorating
    By Paul on 21st Jun 2020
    • Joined Aug 2019
    • Established 2010
    • Builder in Mansfield
    • Public liability insurance
    Most recent homeowner review

    "Really professional, good worker, friendly and tidy"

    Lighting & Power - Internal
    By Rosie on 24th Jun 2020
    • Joined Oct 2018
    • Established 1998
    • Builder in West drayton
    • ID checked

    Hello and welcome to fascias direct roofline upgrades! We are a local specialist roofline upgrades company and we have a full portfolio and many happy customers that you can see to ensure peace of mind. We are fully insured and all work is fully gua...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Lee, kept in touch with myself advising of the date and time he would be arriving, very competitive price, arrived as arranged, explained fully what the job entailed, even when we hit a snag offered a workable solution, job comple..."

    Roof Repair
    By John on 7th May 2020
    • Joined Dec 2016
    • Established 1999
    • Builder in Doncaster
    • ID checked

    Loren Landscaping ltd are Ilford based and cover work in the following trades: Bricklayer Builder Driveway Services Gardener / Garden Designer Specialist Tradesman

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Nice guys and on time. Nice finish work the work"

    Stone / Concrete Paving
    By Stephen on 24th May 2020
    • Joined Jul 2018
    • Builder in Ilford
    • ID checked
    Most recent homeowner review

    "The work was carried out quickly and we were happy."

    Chimney Building / Repair
    By Anna on 21st Nov 2019
    • Joined Nov 2018
    • Established 1970
    • Builder in Coventry
    • ID checked

    Here at CMS Builders we have over 15 years of knowledge in the industry commercial and residential. All jobs undertaken will be completed with the highest of quality. Duties include: All aspects of brickwork All aspects of blockwork Garages...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "CMS gave a very competitive quote for the job and pointed me to web sites which offered a good range of unusual slabs.They did an excellent installation and the patio has been admired by all who have seen it.The site was left clea..."

    Stone / Concrete Paving
    By Stewart on 2nd Dec 2019
    • Joined Jul 2016
    • Established 2016
    • Builder in Southampton
    • ID checked
    Most recent homeowner review

    "Very good he did a great job and came very quickly"

    Garden Maintenance
    By Audrey on 30th Aug 2018
    • Joined Jul 2017
    • Established 2013
    • Builder in Barnsley
    • ID checked

    Hello, my name is Bill from BRM Contractors. We cover all building, roofing and maintenance work to the highest standards. We are a business with over 13 years experience in the industry, our aim is to ensure that you get the best advice and affordab...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "I googled ‘I need a loft conversion’ and luckily BRM provided a quote and references! As a woman living alone I am delighted to say how pleased I am with the service, everything was done just how I wanted it and all the guys were..."

    Loft Conversion
    By Jacqueline on 29th Jun 2019
    • Joined Aug 2018
    • Established 2005
    • Builder in Epping
    • ID checked

    Charnock Builders and Pavers work covering Chorley and the surrounding areas to help you with jobs in the following trades: - Bricklaying - Building work - Driveway Services - Gardener / Garden Designing - Handyman jobs - Painting / Decorating - Roo...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "They did the job but I was dissapointed with the clean up afterwards. They did leave a mess and seemed in a hurry to leave.I paid cash and wanted a receipt but he said he would E mail me one.I am still waiting.I didnt get an addre..."

    General Maintenance
    By Muriel on 18th Jun 2020

    Charnock Builders and Pavers reply: I wouldn't of left if you wasn't happy I'll send receipt later today been very busy

    • Joined Oct 2018
    • Builder in Chorley
    • ID checked

    SKYLINE BUILDING AND ROOFING SERVICES have been active since 1978, with over 40 years experience behind them. Based in Formby and operating around the local area, they can help you with your Building and Roofing jobs.

    Most recent homeowner review

    "Great job all for a competitive price already recommended."

    Guttering and Rainwater Pipe
    By Lucy on 24th Jun 2020
    • Joined Feb 2018
    • Established 1978
    • Builder in Liverpool
    • ID checked

    I am an all round general builder with over 10years experience in the building trade. I'm a qualified brick layer/roofer but also cover all aspects of building. I'm friendly and professional and take pride in all my work completing all my j...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "all good and very quickly"

    Wooden Doors - External
    By Glenn on 6th Jun 2020
    • Joined Mar 2017
    • Builder in Colchester
    • ID checked
    Most recent homeowner review

    "Turned up on time and did an excellent job replacing shed roof. The price was very reasonable and Michael Goddard was polite and offered a cheaper option for completing the job if I didn't want a complete replacement."

    Refelting
    By Gill on 21st Jan 2020
    • Joined Nov 2015
    • Established 1900
    • Builder in Southampton
    • ID checked
    Most recent homeowner review

    "Professional, was on time, had all equipment & materials he needed. It also took him no more time then I expected. I will provide him with a reference."

    General Repair / Maintenance
    By Chris on 1st May 2019
    • Joined Mar 2016
    • Established 2011
    • Builder in Enfield
    • ID checked
    Most recent homeowner review

    "Affordable Excellence from a truly professional team As a lone female searching for reliable builders is often hit and miss with companies being too bullish and full of their own ideas of what I need. Caro Construction have list..."

    Kitchen Worktops & Cupboards
    By Marcia on 14th Jan 2020
    • Joined Sep 2017
    • Established 2016
    • Builder in Greenford
    • ID checked

    Widnes Joinery is run by Peter Collins a former National House Building Council Inspector. This ensures that all works are completed to the current building regulations. The company work is centred on Northampton however we have worked away as far as...

    Most recent homeowner review

    "We had an excellent experience of Pete and the team. Professional job done. Good quality finish. Trustworthy people too who do what they say they'll do. Will likely use them again. Thanks"

    Internal Walls
    By John on 24th May 2019
    • Joined Mar 2018
    • Established 2018
    • Builder in Northampton
    • ID checked
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