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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.

    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..."

    Kitchen Worktops & Cupboards
    By Maxine on 17th Feb 2019
    • Joined Jan 2018
    • Established 2005
    • Builder in Dartford
    • ID checked
    Most recent homeowner review

    "Friendly and efficient. On time, however it did run over slightly but all in all a job well done. I would certainly consider them in the future if any other work."

    Internal Walls
    By Roger on 27th Aug 2019
    • Joined Sep 2017
    • Builder in Newton-le-willows
    • ID checked
    Most recent homeowner review

    "Arrived on time. Work completed quickly and expertly to the quoted price. Highly recommended."

    Lighting & Power - External
    By Matthew on 14th Aug 2019
    • Joined Nov 2018
    • Established 2016
    • Builder in Swindon
    • 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
    • Public liability insurance
    Most recent homeowner review

    "Quoted straight away and job completed next day. Kept well informed. No issues"

    Chimney Building / Repair
    By Amanda on 13th Sep 2019

    Primeshield roofing and Maintenance reply: Thanks Amanda happy to assist any time with any issues or advice many thanks primeshield roofing

    • Joined Nov 2018
    • Established 1970
    • Builder in Coventry
    • Public liability insurance

    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

    "Luke.s team carried out an acceptable enough standard for new fencing wiv concrete posts & travel boards . At a reasonable price. Thank you Luke"

    Garden Clearance
    By Linda on 6th May 2019
    • Joined Mar 2017
    • Builder in Colchester
    • ID checked
    Most recent homeowner review

    "Good work but a bit overpriced."

    Groundwork
    By Martin on 24th Feb 2019
    • Joined Oct 2018
    • Established 2006
    • Builder in Wakefield
    • 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

    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

    "Absolutely brilliant Craig did a fantastic job"

    Paths
    By Martin on 20th Jul 2019
    • Joined Jul 2016
    • Established 2016
    • Builder in Southampton
    • ID checked
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