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    How do I hire a historical building contractor?

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    Hi there, can I ask, how would I go about hiring a historical building contractor? Do they charge more than regular building contractors and are there any unique requirements/considerations to take into account when hiring such a professional?

    Asked by Monika Lydia on 5th Jan 2022
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    My Builder Essex

    "Hi

    It really depends on the works you are looking to have undertaken, for example, if you have old stone-built walls you can’t hire a standard bricklayer as the results would be disastrous
    We have worked on buildings built in the 1500s all the way through to new builds and always find different challenges regardless.
    No 2 where is ever quite built the same way so you can never really guarantee what you will come across
    Really your best option is to meet a few contractors discuss your requirements and see who is able to offer what you want, and o work within your budget
    Costs are always slightly higher on older properties due to materials and time spent on the works so bear this in mind if it sounds too cheap it probably is"

    Answered on 5th Jan 2022 - Member since Nov 2021 - report
    Pink Rhino Construction

    "Hello Monika,
    A historical or traditional builder will normally advertise as such on their website or trade listing. We at Pink Rhino Construction advertise as traditional builders and we undertake all traditional building works including dry/wet stonewalling, stone roofing, listed building works, architectural renovation, damp issues (removing cement or gypsum-based products) lime render/plastering. Yes, we do charge more than conventional builders as our expertise is more advanced than most builders. Always look at the previously completed projects of traditional builders and speak to their references they provide which will give a lot of information about the type of work they do and what they are capable of doing. We’ve recently finished projects with Swinton Estate which owns many listed buildings.

    Hope this helps.
    Many thanks
    Jeremy
    Pink Rhino Construction"

    Answered on 12th Jan 2022 - Member since Dec 2021 - report
    Bdcarpentry6

    "Yes and please do make sure you have seen projects and completions of the person and also be very careful when coming to construction there is clear communication"

    Answered on 6th Jan 2022 - Member since Jan 2020 - report
    Fenhomes property repairs and maintenance.

    "Heritage builders do cost more as they will have to follow the grade listing requirements so be better to find one with credentials"

    Answered on 7th Jan 2022 - Member since Sep 2021 - report
    Perthshire building services

    "Historical builder is similar to a standard building contractor historical builder is old school builders but the standard builders do the same type of work to the same standard as an old school contractor"

    Answered on 10th Jan 2022 - Member since Jun 2018 - report

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