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Looking for a recommended local builder? Whatever you may need, from a staircase to a swimming pool or a garage to a garden fence, an approved Plentific builder can get it done! Simply post your job to receive custom quotes from top builders near you.

Featured Pros for Builder

Our vision is to make it fast, easy and safe to get quotes when you need help. We'll introduce you to professionals who are ready to help.
Shaikh Consultants
Builder in Hounslow, TW5 0LJ
Wisdom Refurbishments And Electrical Engineers
Builder in London, SE1 1YU
Belko Builders
Builder in Northwood, HA6 1QD
It Modern Painters
Builder in London, W6 8DX
Petroff And Son
Builder in Wallington, SM6 8DP
New Line Construction
Builder in London, W5 4BL
Vision Con Ltd
Builder in London, HA8 0TD
Life Style Professional Ltd
Builder in London, E12 6LW
Chris Construct. Ltd
Builder in London, E13 9PJ
Metin & Co
Builder in London, SW11 1LJ
Cussens Electricial Services Ltd
Builder in Kent, DA16 2EZ
Costa Builders Group
Builder in London, E5 9PP

Latest Builder Reviews

Metin & Co
18 Aug 2017
Metin did a great job, fitting a bathroom cabinet, towel rack, and coat rack. Thank you
Structice Engineering Consultants Ltd
15 Aug 2017
Taher has been highly responsive when providing all structural calculations for my extension work. He is very fast to
respond to any questions and provided a fast turn around for all the works. He was highly receptive to some challenges on the project and has been helpful in finding appropriate solutions. I would happily recommend Structice and will use them for any future projects
Ritzi Structural Engineering Consultants
9 Aug 2017
very friendly and efficient!
Liam O'Keeffe
28 Jul 2017
Fantastic job, lovely guy and did a great job

Finding a builder

Whether you are planning an extension or a completely new construction project, finding the right builder can be a chore. Plentific’s database can generate a quick list for you of the best builders in your local area, each of which will have a Plentific profile where you can view their qualifications, past projects and customer reviews. Hiring a 'verified' Pro also means that your project will be covered by the Plentific Guarantee, which will protect your job from start to finish. Plentific has over 75,000 registered tradesmen from all over the UK, so whatever your job might be, Plentific is ready to help you find your ideal Pro.

What do you need to know about finding a builder?

Before taking any action to hire a builder, you should have a very clear idea of what your project involves. Is it a simple job or will it require more specialised skills? How large is it? You need to consider all of this before comparing your choices. You will typically meet with a builder after you have spoken to an architect and obtained planning permission for your project. Consult with them and get a quote, making sure to get as many as you can to compare.

If you have been organising your project alongside an architect, or have worked with other tradespeople in the past, they will likely have a builder that they have worked with in the past who they can recommend to you. Regardless, be sure to do a background check on your choices before making a final decision. Examine customer reviews, or ask your choices if you can go to see an example of their previous work. There are a number of organisations that builders can join as a testament to their professionalism and expertise, such as the Federation of Master Builders (FMB), the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and the Association for Environment Conscious Building (AECB). These groups will have strict codes of context and standards for their members.

Particularly when discussing larger projects it is important to ask for a price breakdown. Smaller firms may need to bring in additional workers. Ask your choices whether they sub-contract certain aspects of the job, and if bringing in additional workers this way will affect your price. Will you have to pay more if the job requires certain materials, and what options do you have if you go over budget?

Your final choice should have solid guarantees and insurance policies. They should have a public liability insurance certificate, as well as policies relating to accidental damage. If there is an issue with their work, or if you are not satisfied with the end result, will they return and fix it? You should be able to get this in writing; especially with larger, long term jobs be sure to get a contract written up. Before hiring a builder you should also check your own home and contents insurance, as this may be affected by building work.

An experienced professional should be able to quickly provide all of this information. If they cannot or are hesitant to do so, it would be better to continue your search.

What does a builder do?

A builder is a contractor who can bring an entire construction project together. They can advise you at different stages, liaise with and manage other tradespeople, acquire materials and help you with planning permission. You may also hire a builder to oversee extensions, renovations or alterations. As well as having on-site skills, a builder has organisational capabilities that will help bring your project to fruition.

How much does it cost to hire a builder?

The cost of hiring a builder depends on the size and nature of the project. A smaller job where you can provide the materials yourself would have a relatively small cost. Larger jobs will require more planning and larger teams, and it is important to have a clear budget in place. There is no set payment structure for builders. Certain firms may have a daily rate, a fixed fee based on your project or a percentage cost relating to the value of the structure. A good thing to remember for larger projects is to see if you can arrange to pay in instalments. This will give you the freedom to scrutinise the project as you go along, and in the event that the end result is unsatisfactory you may wish to withhold the final payment. You should never hire a builder based on an ‘estimate’ they give you; discuss the project with them and get a fixed rate. If a builder expects to be paid in full up front, it may be smart to look elsewhere.

Latest Builder Jobs Posted

Mehdi H.
Hi. It's a 3 bedroom house. 1930s built. Needs lot of work. As following. Work Skimming of the walls and ceiling
Replace the floor skutting Painting of the wall. You will provide everything. I will choose the colour of the paint. Replace internal (total 8) and external doors ( total 2)including frame with locks. I will buy all the doors, frame and locks. Rest yours. installing toilet to the existing bathroom And tiles finish. And installing shower and basin to the existing w/c to make it complete bathroom and tiles finish. I will buy all the fittings and the tiles. Rest yours. Full refurbishment of kitchen - fitted + cupboards + tiles. I will buy the cupboards, fittings, appliances and tiles. Rest yours. Fire alarm installation. I will buy the fire alarm. Rewiring and installation of the consumer unit. Internalisation of all the cables Few more sockets and switches Ceiling lights I will buy the consumer unit, sockets, switches and lights. Rest including cables yours. Replacement of radiators (total 7) Replacement to combi boiler I will buy the radiators and boilers. Rest including pipes yours. Replacement of floors and Carpet fitting. I will buy the carpet. Rest yours
Chung
Mock Tudor style house, need to lower the ceiling to achieve roughly 2.1 m height, standard loft conversion with 3
dormers at the rear and 2 Velux at the roof, full bathroom. Already have drawings and have applied to the Council under permitted development. Wanted to start the building work at the beginning of June next month
Darren K.
garage floor needs levelling urgently
Chung M.
we need a total refurbishment of the house which includes: loft conversion, single story extension and garage conversion, more bathrooms
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