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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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    Refelting
    By Gill on 21st Jan 2020
    • Joined Nov 2015
    • Established 1900
    • Builder in Southampton
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    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
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    "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...

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    "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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    "Really good job on time ."

    Lawns - Turfing / Seeding
    By Sam on 21st Apr 2020
    • Joined Sep 2018
    • Builder in Preston
    • Public liability insurance
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    "I am so great full to have very professional, highly skilled and talented plumbers who fixed my boiler with dedication and with in no time. I am so happy and recommend them with 100% confidence in them. I would give 5/5 for the e..."

    Electric Boiler
    By Raheel on 1st Jul 2020
    • Joined Jul 2018
    • Builder in Twickenham
    • ID checked

    With over 25 years hands on experience transforming properties both inside and out! All of our work is completed to the highest possible standard and comes with a guarantee. We specialise in landscaping, building, plumbing and plastering

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    "Thanks for all your hard work Josh and Dan.Their were some minor issues regarding finish , but these we're quickly resolved and sorted with minimum fuss.Thanks again I'm very pleased with the work youve done."

    Porch / Canopy
    By Ed on 2nd Sep 2018
    • Joined Sep 2017
    • Established 2015
    • Builder in Halifax
    • ID checked

    Painter and Decorator based in South West London. Covering the surrounding areas for jobs including: - External Painting - Wall - External Painting - Windows & Door - Internal Painting & Decorating - Paint Effects / Mural

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    "Anthony was amazing done a really good job for my mum. I would highly recommend"

    Internal Painting & Decorating
    By Kim on 28th Jun 2020
    • Joined Apr 2018
    • Builder in London
    • ID checked
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    "Prompt response, really reasonably priced and neat, tidy work completed quickly and effortlessly. Would use again and would highly recommend."

    Shelving & Hangings
    By Jaclyn on 2nd Mar 2020
    • Joined Oct 2019
    • Established 2003
    • Builder in Romford
    • Public liability insurance
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    "Worked quickly and left tidy. Was polite and arrived exactly on time ."

    Concrete Base
    By Wendy on 11th Jul 2020
    • Joined Feb 2020
    • Established 2019
    • Builder in London
    • ID checked

    We are a Small Building firm operating out of our base in Leicester. We have 3 teams including myself undertaking all work from full extensions to small plumbing jobs. All work is fully guaranteed, insured and done with great pride. Please dont hes...

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    "Great, did the job as was asked. Very helpful. Very friendly and professional. Would 10/10 recommend :)"

    General Maintenance
    By Asha on 25th Mar 2020
    • Joined Dec 2019
    • Established 2011
    • Builder in Market harborough
    • ID checked

    AshRoc property maintenance offer full reactive and home improvement services. Specialising in plumbing, electrical, carpentry and painting and decorating. We offer complete design and advise services to build a solution for you.

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    "Despite me putting him off a couple of times, Vince came on the appointed day and time and completed the work to an excellent standard. I was so pleased with the job, I immediately asked him to do another the next week which was c..."

    Wooden Sash Window
    By Ian on 4th Jun 2020
    • Joined Nov 2019
    • Established 2018
    • Builder in Harlow
    • Public liability insurance

    Offering only the finest home improvement products, we are dedicated to making your dreams a reality. With Stay Dry Roofing your design possibilities are virtually limitless. All of our staff have many years of experience to ensure the highest standa...

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    "The trade man first explained how he would be completely the task. I am pleased.with the outcome.. Very polite and friendly."

    Flat Roof
    By Loney on 29th Jun 2020
    • Joined Aug 2016
    • Established 2016
    • Builder in Wembley
    • ID checked
    Most recent homeowner review

    "Very prompt response and quickly came to view the job and to complete the work. Would recommend."

    Roof Repair
    By Carol on 12th Jan 2020
    • Joined Apr 2016
    • Established 2013
    • Builder in Wigan
    • ID checked
    Most recent homeowner review

    "Very polite and stayed late each day to get the job finished already asked him if he can carry out other jobs i need doing would recommend him to anyone that needs work doing "

    General Repair / Maintenance
    By Andrew on 8th May 2017
    • Joined Sep 2016
    • Established 2018
    • Builder in Spalding
    • ID checked

    Miracle landscapes have over 10 years of experience in the gardening and landscaping business. We are able to provide a personalised service, from the design stage through to the supply and fitting of all your garden needs. I specialise in soft, har...

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    "Arrived when they said they would, did the job with no problems for the price agreed."

    Garden Maintenance
    By Vincent on 3rd Jul 2019
    • Joined Oct 2016
    • Established 2017
    • Builder in London
    • ID checked
    Most recent homeowner review

    "Phil has done really excellent work throughout the house and he really went the extra mile with nothing being too much trouble. He was punctual, clean, polite and friendly and he would be the first person I would call to have any..."

    Laminate Flooring
    By Linda on 21st Oct 2017
    • Joined Jan 2017
    • Established 2012
    • Builder in Peterlee
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    "Organised, tidy, effiecient trades people mananged well by Andrew. I have had to change my requirements but I will defintely invite Andrew and his men back to do more work."

    Internal Doors
    By John on 18th Mar 2018
    • Joined Apr 2017
    • Established 2010
    • Builder in Edgware
    • ID checked

    Hello and welcome to our page. I am a specialist in bathroom design and installation. I am Advanced City & Guilds with distinction in plumbing heating & mechanical services and have 30 years experience. I seek perfection in all I do and all m...

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    "Contacted me and arrived when he said he would and has done a great job replacing my cracked bath. Very happy customer"

    Bathroom, Kitchen and WC Plumbing
    By Maxine on 27th Jan 2020
    • Joined Nov 2017
    • Established 2017
    • Builder in Liverpool
    • ID checked
    Most recent homeowner review

    "Fantastic service. All three doors now hung and Open/Close perfectly. Ian was very polite and came at short notice to carry out the work. Top bloke and most friendly! Will definitely be contacting him again to help with our..."

    Wooden Doors - Internal
    By Jonathan on 20th May 2020
    • Joined Dec 2017
    • Builder in Burton-on-trent
    • ID checked
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