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    Find local contractors and builders near me and get up to 3 free quotes all at once. Save time and money by comparing quotes and selecting the building contractor that best suits your needs. When searching for a builder it is best to find a local builder who lives close by so you can easily get in contact with them. Our builders can handle all scale of jobs from groundwork, foundation and brickwork to full large scale new builds. Use our quote form today with no obligation to hire a builder or contractor. 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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    "We are delighted with the works carried by SSR Roofing and would highly recommend them for any work. I definitely would use them again for any building work without any hesitation."

    • Joined Dec 2017
    • Based in Glasgow
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    "Mick's tidy up - completed all the works speedily and efficiently and we highly recommend their services. They will certainly be our first port of call should the need arise in the future. Many thanks, Matthew :)"

    • Joined Apr 2017
    • Established 2015
    • Based in London
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    Most recent homeowner review

    "Turned up nice & early, cleaned up after he was finished & didn't take long to change both sets of taps, I was very pleased with the job & would hire again for more plumbing jobs."

    • Joined Mar 2019
    • Established 2000
    • Based in Wallasey
    • Public liability insurance

    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

    "Good people. Turned up when they said they would and got straight on with the job. Finished in one day. Nice job. Very pleased."

    • Joined Oct 2015
    • Established 2007
    • Based in London
    • 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...

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    "Scope of work: full refurbishment of 5 bedroom house, including installation of new kitchen, shower room, WC, electrics, GCH, LVT flooring throughout and complete re-decoration. Graeme offered a competitive quote for the requir..."

    • Joined Oct 2018
    • Established 2015
    • Based in Reigate
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    Most recent homeowner review

    "Paul was friendly & efficient. I would highly recommend him and I shall be using his services in the future."

    • Joined Jan 2019
    • Established 2011
    • Based in Port talbot
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    Most recent homeowner review

    "Brilliant, would def use again. Gary was efficient, timely, polite and did a fab job. He also left things nice and clean which is a bonus."

    • Joined Mar 2018
    • Established 2008
    • Based in Abbots langley
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    Most recent homeowner review

    "I had the same as omar. Paid a deposit. Daniel kept saying he was waiting for items to be dispatched time and time again. Loads of excuses why he never turned up. Never answered the phone and when I phoned the so called the main o..."

    • Joined Jan 2017
    • Established 2016
    • Based in Redditch
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    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...

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

    • Joined Nov 2017
    • Based in Halesowen
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    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

    "Good workmanship with attention to detail.Eager to please with my specific requirements.Kept me up to date stage by stage with plans and timescale.Excellent cleaning up everyday.Would definitely recommend.Father and son that work..."

    • Joined Jan 2018
    • Established 2005
    • Based in Dartford
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