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RG Building Services

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Welcome to R&G Building Services Plumbing – fitting designer bathrooms of quality. We specialize in the installation of ba...
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London Renovations

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We are a London based building company and our team has over 25 years of experience in the trade. WE RENOVATE HOMES, BUILD...
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D&S Insulations

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Welcome to D&S Insulation here we specialise in fitting loft/roof insulation and raised loft boarding and loft ladders for...
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House of Glass

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House of Glass ltd are a genuine, family run, home improvement company specialising in replacement windows & doors , conse...
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Stone Craft Driveways

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Working across Kent and London, we specialise in providing homeowners and commercial businesses with a first class drivewa...
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We specialise in all aspects of roofing Slate, Tiles and flat roofs.We are a family run business and Do Not use sub-contra...

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27 Jan

Conversion | Loft

Gravesend - DA12

Enquiry from: Marie R

Start Date: Immediate

Velux loft conversion with bathroom

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13 Oct

Insulation | HHCRO Free

Gravesend - DA12

Enquiry from: Teerath K

Start Date: 1 to 3 months

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01 Aug

Driveway Repair

Gravesend - DA12

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customer visited the mygardeningprices.co.uk site and submitted an enquiry. property type: other, work description: slabs to be layed and some fence repair and weeding. are you the property owner: te...

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30 Jul

Conversion | Loft

Gravesend - DA11

Enquiry from: Veronica S

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*homeowner loft conversion please call to appoint

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28 Jul

Building Work | Porch

Gravesend - DA12

Enquiry from: Paul V

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call any time. new build or replacement: replacement quote requested on a porch, in pvcu, to be supplied and fitted. are you the property owner: owner what level of service do you require: design,...

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10 Jul

Building work | Bricklaying

Gravesend - DA12

Enquiry from: Angela A

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i have a brick wall in my kitchen which needs repointing, possibly some old bricks replaced and stained a lighter colour. are you the property owner: owner of the property property type: terrace how m...

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15 Jun

Conversion | Loft

Gravesend - DA12

Enquiry from: Richard W

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loft conversion for 3 bed semi, aim to convert the loft into one bedroom, with velux windows are you the property owner: owner of the property property type: semi detached what are you looking to conv...

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09 Mar

Insulation | Cavity Wall

Gravesend - DA11

Enquiry from: Darshan B

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are you the property owner: owner of the property property type: semi detached how many bedrooms do you have: 5+ bedrooms property age: 1930-70 interested in quote for cavity wall and loft insulation...

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06 Mar

House Extensions | Single Storey

Gravesend - DA13

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customer is currently in the process of looking for quotes to add a single storey extension to their property. are you the property owner: owner of the property property type: detached looking for: si...

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02 Mar

Insulation | External Wall

Gravesend - DA11

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23 Feb

Insulation | Cavity Wall

Gravesend - DA11

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are you the property owner: owner of the property property type: semi detached how many bedrooms do you have: 5+ bedrooms property age: 1930-70 interested in quote for cavity wall and loft insulation...

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23 Feb

Insulation | External Wall

Gravesend - DA11

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are you the property owner: owner of the property property type: semi detached how many bedrooms do you have: 5+ bedrooms property age: 1900-30 interested in quote for cavity wall and loft insulation...

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19 Feb

Building work | Bricklaying

Gravesend - DA11

Enquiry from: M

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bricklaying of external wall are you the property owner: owner of the property property type: detached how much work would you say needs to be done: medium job do you require the bricks to be supplie...

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19 Feb

House Extensions

Gravesend - DA13

Enquiry from: Trevor P

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3m x 8m single story lean too extension are you the property owner: owner of the property property type: detached looking for: single storey extension do you have planning permission: no do you have p...

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16 Feb

Insulation | Cavity Wall

Gravesend - DA11

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are you the property owner: owner of the property property type: semi detached how many bedrooms do you have: 5+ bedrooms property age: 1930-70 interested in quote for cavity wall and loft insulation...

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16 Feb

Insulation | External Wall

Gravesend - DA11

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require external cavity wall insulation quotes require to apply for grant house built in 1930 are you the property owner: owner of the property property type: semi detached how many bedrooms do you h...

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13 Feb

House Extensions | Single Storey

Gravesend - DA13

Enquiry from: Trevor P

Start Date: 1 to 3 months

customer is currently in the process of looking for quotes to add a single storey extension to their property. are you the property owner: owner of the property property type: detached looking for: si...

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13 Feb

House Extensions

Gravesend - DA13

Enquiry from: Trevor P

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3m x 8m single story lean too extension are you the property owner: owner of the property property type: detached looking for: single storey extension do you have planning permission: no do you have p...

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11 Nov

House Extensions

Gravesend - DA12

Enquiry from: Steven H

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are you the property owner: owner of the property property type: semi detached property age: 1930-1970 how many bedrooms: 3-4 rooms roof height: 1st floor is your roof pitched or flat: pitched do you...

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11 Sep

Building work | General

Gravesend - DA11

Enquiry from: Clare C

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Painting front room ceiling

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How much do Builder services cost?

How much do Builders cost? Prices for Builders in 2022 can fluctuate relying on the sort of work that you need to have carried out in your residence.

Are you planning to erect a new house or structure? If yes, then you’d probably want to know just how much it’ll take to get the project over the line to help you set a budget and start to plan. Building a new house is requires huge financial investment and as a result, there’s the need to carry out your due diligence before you proceed. In this post, we’re going to give you an insight into the prices charged by builders to erect a new home or structure.

First and foremost, like every other home project, the price charged by builders to construct a new house or structure depends on a wide range of factors. These factors include the size, location, accessibility as well as qualifications of the builders you wish to employ just to mention a few. For instance, you’d expect the cost of building two-storey in London to be a lot more expensive than the price of a one-story building in Scotland. However, we’ll try our best to give you an idea of the price range you can expect to incur to complete your project.
In general, a builder will charge within the range of £10 to about £15 per hour on the average. For small building projects which includes wall and foundations repairs, a builder will typically charge about £11 per hour. However, the price charge will depend on the extent of the job due to the fact that simple tasks such as repointing only costs about £10 per hour, while laying new foundations can cost up to £15 per hour.

The table shows the types of work that Builders typically do and the average cost range of these tasks. Some tasks take longer to finish than others so prices do fluctuate by job.

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The average price
of a Builder in Gravesend is:

£35,190

Builder job Builder cost in 2022
Garage conversion in Gravesend £13,250-£19,450
Loft conversion in Gravesend £31,875-£56,875
House extensions in Gravesend £37,500-£71,500
Loft insulation in Gravesend £450-£690
Upvc or wood porch in Gravesend £2,625-£4,025
Barn conversions in Gravesend £81,250-£128,750
Basement renovation in Gravesend £42,500-£70,500
Bedroom fitting in Gravesend £1,500-£2,300
Bricklayers in Gravesend £300-£460
Cavity wall insulation in Gravesend £400-£820
Commercial new builds in Gravesend £132,500-£425,500
Conservatory base in Gravesend £675-£1,035
Building maintenance in Gravesend £2,250-£3,450
Building insurance works in Gravesend £2,250-£3,450
Pebble dashed walls in Gravesend £2,000-£9,200
Plasterboard dry lining in Gravesend £638-£978
Residential new builds in Gravesend £132,500-£425,500
Restoration and refurbishment in Gravesend £37,500-£57,500
Roof insulation in Gravesend £7,500-£11,500
Underpinning in Gravesend £2,250-£3,450
Wall cladding in Gravesend £1,125-£1,725
Wall rendering in Gravesend £3,750-£5,750
Demolition in Gravesend £2,440-£3,660
Roof room in Gravesend £15,000-£23,000
Shop refurbishment in Gravesend £3,750-£5,750
Single storey house extension in Gravesend £34,100-£117,400
Soundproofing in Gravesend £900-£1,380
Driveway repair in Gravesend £1,520-£2,280
Garden room in Gravesend £6,400-£9,600
External wall insulation in Gravesend £6,000-£15,000

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Builder FAQs

how to convert your loft into a room?

How To Convert Your Loft Into A Room

The loft is the space on top of a home that’s most often ignored by home owners due to having to consider the space’s configuration, the lighting as well as energy efficiency. However, when successfully converted into a room, it can serve several purposes which would even add more value to your property. So how can you convert your loft into a room? Let’s have a look.

• Take Into Account The Size Of Your Loft

The size of your loft is a major determinant of the type of room it can be converted into. A small-sized loft there’s a chance it can still be converted into an extra bathroom or home office while bigger lofts can be converted into an additional bedroom. The minimum head height is 2.3m, if your loft is lower than this, you’d have to get a planning permission to detach some parts of the room for extension.

• Include A Skylight

When a loft is poorly designed, the room become dark, shady and airless. Adding a skylight to your loft will let in fresh air, deliver better ventilation and more light.

• Insulate Your Loft

Loft insulation will not only prevent heat from escaping through the roof, but also lead to an improved energy efficiency which ultimately helps you save up on your heating bills.

• Use Modern Colourization

When you use bright, neutral and modern colours to paint your loft, you’re adding that elegant look to the space. As a result, the loft looks a lot more attractive and comfortable by the time you’re done with the conversion.

The conversion of your loft into a room can be a very tedious task if you wish to do it by yourself. We’d recommend you employ a seasoned professional for help in order to ensure the best results and also to avoid making costly mistakes.

how much is a double house extension?

A double house extension is basically a construction to any aspect of your house that elevates up to offer two floors of space. It can be structured to suit your existing home in two storeys or as a side wing on a taller property. If you’re considering building a double house extension, then estimating the cost is a very important task to do before commencing the project. In this article, we’ll give you an idea of the cost of a double house extension so you can estimate yours accordingly.

The double house extension cost depends on several factors that’s specific to your home as well as your design choice. These includes:

• Location of your property. Places like London and the southeast will generally cost more than the other regions due to higher demands.

• Accessibility of the site. The ease of your site’s accessibility also plays a key role in the price.

• Size of the extension. The more the extension’s size in footprint and square metres, the higher the possible costs.

• Materials used in making the roof as well as the complexity of the roof design.

• Your choice of finishing. These includes flooring window and door frames, glazing, underfloor heating and roof lights.

• Your property’s soil type. Different types of soil requires varying treatments as well as materials to develop solid foundations.

Constructing a double house extension is a quite simple build in terms of technicality when its to the side or rear of your house as this can also help you save some money. Generally, considerably expanding your home’s space by building a double house extension will cost within the range of £1,500 per m2 to about £2,800 per m2.

how to build a fitted wardrobe in an alcove?

Fitted wardrobes are the best choice of wardrobe for most households and they’re a popular option for several homeowners for a good reason. Not only are they able to efficiently maximize your space and fit into any space no matter how awkward, but they can also be customized to fit your personal needs to feature custom lighting and many more. So if you’re planning to have one fitted but on a tight budget, you’d probably be wondering how you can install a fitted wardrobe in an alcove by yourself. This is a relatively easy task if you’re attentive to the details, however, if you’re not confident enough to pull this off, we’d advise that you get in touch with a professional who can guarantee the best results for help.

To construct a fitted wardrobe in an alcove, simply follow these steps:

✓ Take a measurement of the available space including the length, breadth and width.

✓ Sketch out what you want the wardrobe to look like while also staying within the measurements. Here, you’ll have to be particular about everything like the drawers, shelves etc.

✓ Build the frames upon which every other construction would be made.

✓ Attach the frames to the wall and floor. Make use of a hammer drill with a masonry bit to drill the holes if its a concrete floor.

✓ At this stage, you’ll have to start building your shelves in accordance to the number you’ll need.

✓ Based on the design in step 2 above, you’ll have to add the door at this stage. This is however optional as some homeowners prefer door-less wardrobes.

✓ The final step is to paint the the finished wardrobe to your taste with your choice of colour.

can you render a house in winter?

Aside from the cold weather not being the most pleasant condition to work in, the winter weather can also cause a lot of problems for construction workers and even more so when you’re working with render. Poor weather conditions can generally cause a lot of harms on the final finish of a render. Below are some of the reasons why you should not consider rendering in a bad weather.

✓ Lime bloom. Render can be impacted by lime bloom as they are subjected to damp conditions and low temperatures while curing. This is due to the fact that cement are intolerant to slower drying conditions especially immediately affect its application.

✓ Top coats can be compromised. Coating are likely to get washed off before they’re even afforded the chance to set if drying conditions are low.

However, because its cold out there doesn’t necessarily imply that work must stop. It’s very possible to render during the winter months but to avoid potential pitfalls, we’ve got some tip that can be of great help. Let’s have a look!

✓ Check the weather forecast. Determine the drying and curing time and watch the forecast for the temperature dropping at night.

✓ Select the most suitable render. There are renders that are suitable for application in low temperatures to about 5℃ or even as low as 1℃. These types of render are fast setting which makes them perfect for the cold condition.

✓ Watch out for frost. Frost and render are enemies. Therefore, it won’t be wise to work with frosted materials, on frosted subtrates or apply below the recommended temperature that’s written on the product’s datasheet.

✓ Protect the finish. Make use of artificial enclosures around the scaffolding to battle adverse weather conditions.

Which type of insulation is best?

The best type of insulation for your property will depend on the type of walls and any insulation that’s already present. It’s usually a good idea to have some form of wall insulation as well as loft insulation, as this helps to prevent heat loss in both areas.

How to convert a basement into living space?

The best way to go about converting a basement depends on its current condition and what you’d like to use it for.

If you’re happy with its size and structure, and just want to turn it into useful storage space, then your project shouldn’t be too complicated. You’ll simply need to make sure it’s damp proof and waterproof – either by fitting tanking or a cavity drain membrane with a sump and pump. You may also need to invest in new flooring, fit basic lighting, and plaster and paint the walls and ceiling.

If you’d like to turn your basement into living space, then you’ll need to think about ventilation, insulation and heating. If this involves creating a kitchen or bathroom, you’ll also need to incorporate plumbing.

If you want to extend your basement, add lightwells, or fit windows and a sunken garden, this makes things much more complicated. You’ll probably want to hire an architect or basement conversion building specialist to help you with the design and planning, and you’ll need a structural engineer to help you ensure your property is sufficiently supported.

how thick should render be on external wall?

Render serves two basic functions. One is it’s protective qualities as render acts as waterproof for the wall which enables them breathe by allowing water vapour move from the inside to the outside of the structure while also working to prevent water or rain from finding its way inside the structure. While the second function is the decorative qualities as render is able to provide the structure with a fine finish and colour to make the building a lot more appealing and correcting faults in line and level in the masonry.

If you wish to apply render on your external wall, you’d probably be wondering just how thick the render should be to perfectly serve both of functions. In this article, we’re going to take a look at just that!

For a render thickness, the British Standard Wind Driven Rain Index has come up with 4 ratings which include Sheltered, Moderate, Severe as well as Very Severe. An area with Very Severe rating include South West England. This rating implies that the thickness of the render in this area should be increased to at least 20mm for a direct one coat render applications as well as 5 to 6 external wall insulation base coat applications. And if you happen to reside within one mile of the coast, it’s strongly recommended you incorporate an extra repellent protection like Paraguard AG from Parex.

In general, render that’s prepared on site with cement and sand should be have a minimum of 20mm to 25mm thickness. Although, it should be noted that the quality of the render is based on quality of the sand incorporated, the design mix as well as being largely dependent on how good the mixing technique from the applicator is. The most common reasons why traditional renders fails is due to both poor mixing ratios and low quality materials used.

how to build a porch?

A front porch is a glorious addition that would be a blessing to have in any home. It gives you a good floor space to enjoy your neighbourhood as well as your surroundings in the cool atmosphere of the outside living space. The question however is, how do you build a porch? Constructing the structure can be a very challenging task but with proper guidance and lots of practice, you can also be a skilled porch builder. To protect your investment, it’s advisable to hire the services of a professional for help with your porch especially if you lack proper training and experience. This way, you’ll get to save time and money. This guide is prepared to give you some insight into the porch building process.

lAssess Your Location

• Consider the location before proceeding with the project. It’s essential to select a location that’ll reduce the sunlight coming in.

lPlan The Materials Required For Your Porch

• You’ll have to decide the type of porch you’ll be going for. For example, your porch can be built out of wood, composite decking or if it’s going to utilize some stone flooring, brick or even tile.

lBuild Your Porch Foundation

• Dig the foundations deep to ensure stability while also putting in mind any pipework or cabling

• Fit a damp proof course

• Add the subfloor - this can be concrete or timber

lStart To Lay The Brick And Floor

• Lay the bricks evenly up to the DPC level

• Lay the floor

• Add the flooring protection

• Once done, you can lay the bricks to the window level

• You can fit in a window sill if required before proceeding the brick and block work until it reaches the roof timber’s height

• Fit the linter when you get to the top of where the window will reach.

lConstruct The Roof

• Build a timber framework

• Fit a breathable roof membrane

• Install the roof battens and lay the roof tiles.

• Add gutters

Builder help and advice

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5 Tips to Making your Garden the Perfect Outdoor Social Space Published: 17/02/2022 When you think about the places you can entertain people in your house, it can be easy to forget about your outside areas. But actually, your garden can be a fantastic outdoor social space. Don’t waste your outside space – improving it can not only help you make the most of your property, and it […] Read this article
5 Environmentally Friendly Design Choices for Your Kitchen Published: 06/10/2021 If you’re thinking about revamping your kitchen this year, there’s more to consider than just the practicalities and style. The modern kitchen also needs to be eco-conscious in both its initial design and its day-to-day usage. You may worry that factoring this into your plans sounds like a lot of work when you could just […] Read this article

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