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Inspired Glazing

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Inspired Glazing is a leading supplier and fitter of uPVC and Aluminium windows along with Bifold and Composite Doors
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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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Here at First Rate Fencing & Landscapes, we aim to deliver complete customer satisfaction. We’re price competitive, and As...
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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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29 Jun

House Extensions

London - E17

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27 Jun

Conversion | Loft

London - W4

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loft extension - raise height of the ceiling (current height approx 1.5m) are you the property owner: owner of the property property type: semi detached what are you looking to convert the space into:...

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25 Jun

Conversion | Loft

London - N19

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dormer window - 3m long, back of house are you the property owner: owner of the property property type: terrace what are you looking to convert the space into: bedroom/s are you looking to have stair...

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24 Jun

Building work | General

London - W1T

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lowering of rear patio to internal level. 850mm h x 15.2m2

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24 Jun

Insulation | Loft / Roof

London - SW19

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Cash back. Juliet Wall

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21 Jun

Driveway Repair

London - W4

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Start Date: 1 to 3 months

we currently have a resin drive small (approx 7m x 7m) which was installed approx 6 years ago. in one area the stones are starting to coming away are you the property owner: owner of the property wha...

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20 Jun

Insulation | Loft / Roof

London - W5

Enquiry from: Roger K

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​the sloping loft room ceiling, ashlar wall and eves void floor are uninsulated and i’m interested in a quote. thanks a lot, roger are you the property owner: owner of the property property type: ...

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20 Jun

Conversion | Loft

London - SW17

Enquiry from: Graham D

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loft stairs from *** floor landing to the loft cavity

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20 Jun

Insulation | Cavity Wall

London - SW20

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customer has a insulation project they are looking to have done, specially they want quotes for cavity wall insulation. they are unsure of options so would like to discuss with a builder.confirmed int...

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16 Jun

New Build | Residential

London - SE26

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customer made an enquiry for new build homes and confirmed on the quotatis site they would like quotes from a builder.mrs lives in the london area and would like a call to discuss options.see below de...

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14 Jun

Building work | Shop Refurb

London - W12

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retail store full refurbishment are you the property owner: tenant (with permission) what is the nature of the building: small shop time scale: 1-3 months what level of service are you looking for: c...

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13 Jun

Interior work | Stud Walls

London - NW1

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hello, we are looking for stud wall installation across the perimeter wall of our entire space, estimated linear meterage around 127m. with a total of around 420 sq/ms stud walling. 6/7 corners along ...

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12 Jun

Conversion | Loft

London - SE18

Enquiry from: Sam A

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simple velux/roof light loft conversion to plaster finish including stair case. are you the property owner: owner of the property property type: terrace what are you looking to convert the space into:...

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11 Jun

Conversion | Basement

London - SE10

Enquiry from: Tony H

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waterproof basement and treat walls in basement for rising damp. basement dimensions are 3mx4mx1m (height) are you the property owner: owner of the property property type: terrace how many rooms are ...

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09 Jun

Building work | Bricklaying

London - SE22

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repointing front of victoriana house are you the property owner: owner of the property what type of work do you need to have done: brick work do you have the materials you need in order for the job re...

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08 Jun

Conversion | Loft

London - E10

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velux or dorma loft conversion are you the property owner: owner of the property property type: terrace what are you looking to convert the space into: bedroom/s are you looking to have stairs: yes do...

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08 Jun

Driveway Repair

London - E10

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remove crumbling garden wall repair another front wall repair concrete driveway are you the property owner: owner of the property property type: other what type of product are you looking for: concret...

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07 Jun

Insulation | External Wall

London - N16

Enquiry from: Martin S

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i am looking for retrofit insulation of the pitched roof on our end-of-terrace house (no loft, the upper floor ceiling is the pitched roof), ideally as non-intrusive as possible, something that can be...

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05 Jun

New Build | Residential

London - NW9

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customer in the london area made an enquiry a couple of projects including new build homes.call anytime and arrange an appointment to discuss. below is some details about this project: are you the pro...

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05 Jun

Insulation | Cavity Wall

London - SE8

Enquiry from: Debbie T

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Cavity Wall Insulation 2 Bed flat

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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 London is:

£39,653

Builder job Builder cost in 2022
Garage conversion in London £13,250-£19,450
Loft conversion in London £26,250-£66,250
House extensions in London £37,500-£108,250
Loft insulation in London £450-£690
Upvc or wood porch in London £2,625-£4,025
Barn conversions in London £81,250-£128,750
Basement renovation in London £45,000-£247,000
Bedroom fitting in London £1,500-£2,300
Bricklayers in London £300-£460
Cavity wall insulation in London £400-£820
Commercial new builds in London £132,500-£425,500
Conservatory base in London £675-£1,035
Building maintenance in London £1,250-£6,725
Building insurance works in London £1,250-£6,725
Pebble dashed walls in London £1,125-£9,600
Plasterboard dry lining in London £519-£739
Residential new builds in London £132,500-£425,500
Restoration and refurbishment in London £21,250-£68,750
Roof insulation in London £7,500-£11,500
Underpinning in London £1,250-£6,725
Wall cladding in London £813-£3,363
Wall rendering in London £3,750-£5,750
Demolition in London £1,470-£4,330
Roof room in London £15,000-£23,000
Shop refurbishment in London £4,375-£47,875
Single storey house extension in London £39,400-£114,934
Soundproofing in London £900-£1,380
Driveway repair in London £1,520-£2,280
Garden room in London £6,400-£9,600
External wall insulation in London £6,000-£15,000

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Builder FAQs

how much loft insulation do I need?

Over the years, more and more home and property owners are beginning to realize the huge benefits that can be derived from loft insulation being a worthwhile investment. It’s quite worrisome the way in which energy bills have soared over the past 10 years and loft insulation is a considerable affordable energy efficiency measure that can go a long way to help increase your home’s energy savings.

 

As far back as the 1980’s, the standard when it comes to insulation thickness was 25 mm to 50 mm which was, at the time, considered to be sufficient. However, building regulations have changed the norm that now states that a new build needs to possess 270 mm of insulation in the loft in order to achieve the required u-value of less than 0.16/m2k based on the standard rock wool or sheep wool insulation.

 

Generally with loft insulation, there’s a law of depreciating returns which implies that the first couple of insulation centimetres will save you many times the cost of the installation, however an extra layer or centimetre is going to add less value to the point where it’ll no longer be wise or worthwhile to add any further centimetre. Therefore, with cheaper energy prices 30 years back, that additional couple of centimetres was not just worthwhile, but with the recent alarming rises in costs of fuel, that additional £10 savings per year has all of sudden changed to £30 which makes it become a lot more attractive.

 

If you already have 270 mm of loft insulation, regardless of the material you’re looking to add you’re most likely not going to benefit from a top up. The cost of the materials and installation will definitely be too high for the couple of pounds it’ll save you per year.

Are barn conversions cold?

If you’re considering converting a barn or buying one, you shouldn’t need to worry about it being cold. This is because building regulations dictate that when you convert a barn, you need to insulate it to meet specific standards. However, it’s worth considering its heating system and ceiling heights carefully – some barn conversions are likely to take longer and be more expensive to heat up than others.

how to repair sunken concrete driveway?

How To Repair Sunken Concrete Driveway

If you have concrete driveway that’s cracked, uneven and mostly especially sunken, you’d know how distasteful it can be just viewing it on your property. A sunken concrete driveway is most likely caused by rainwater erosion removing the soil under it or a big root under it which as rotted over time. Another possible cause of the sunken concrete is an improperly prepared base which implies that the soil beneath wasn’t fully compact when the concrete was poured on it. Later on the soil beneath will eventually settle and shift below the concrete driveway which weakens the integrity of the entire driveway, making it more vulnerable to cracks, unevenness and sunken.

Two ways in which you can fix this problem includes either demolishing the whole driveway, re-compact the soil underneath and fill with new concrete or repair the entire driveway using an easy process called slabjacking. In this article, we’re going to look at the slabjacking repair process as it’s significantly less expensive than the demolishing approach and will also cause minimal disruption to your lifestyle.

Also referred to as mudjacking or concrete lifting, slabjacking is simply a process used to float your existing concrete back to its original position. If you are not a competent DIYer or lack confidence to pull this off, we’d recommend reach out to a professional for help. If otherwise, then you can practice the slabjacking process given below.

✓ Drill holes through the slab.

✓ Pump grout mixture through the holes. This mixture will spread out beneath he driveway and raise it up.

✓ Lastly, fill the holes and level the concrete driveway surface.in such a way to hide the signs of the repair made.

This is a process that works to efficiently get your driveway back in a top condition relatively quickly.

What cement should I use for bricklaying?

Cement is a crucial element in bricklaying that’s widely used in both construction as well as finishing works. Generally, they’re used to aerate concrete blocks, connect bricks, prepare plaster, floor levelling as well as the making of precast products. The major reason cement is one of the most common construction materials as its incredible ability to hold structure together. To get a cement plaster, you’d simply have to mix cement with both water and sand. However, when you mix cement with lime, sand and water, you’ll get a mortar.

For cements mortars to be used inside joints, you’ll have to include 1 part cement at the minimum to not more than 2 parts sand by weight which should be dry mixed and moistened with enough water to allow for troweling and packing without falling apart. Generally, the cement sand ratio in a mortar is in between 1:2 to 1:6. The cement and sand mix ratio is largely based on the importance of the project.

Cement provides a plethora of uses in bricklaying and these includes:

• Preparation of cement concrete

• Preparation of cement mortar

• Building fireproof and thermal proof structures

• Building chemical proof structures

• Serving as a grout material

• Building hydrographic and frost resistant structures

• Manufacturing precast members

• Constructing aesthetic concrete

• Constructing cement concrete roads

There are several types of cements with each having its specific purpose. For instance, the type of cement more suited to building a fire proof structure is a high alumnia cement and to build a hydrographic structure, cements like expanding cement, hydrophobic cement, pozzolana cement and quick setting cement are the best bet. Acid resistant cements are more useful in building chemical proof structures, portland cements are best suited to making grout materials, while coloured cements are preferable to building aesthetic structures.

when does a loft become a habitable room?

When Does A Loft Become A Habitable Room?

When a loft is being converted to functional space, there are a multiple options it can offer. It’s not uncommon that at the conversion of this space, many household may not have a specific plan on how it’s going to be used. However, they know later on an actual need might arise, perhaps as you start working from home, developing other hobbies that requires an extra space or the family grows.

The loft can easily be converted into a game room, study room, playroom or even a household’s “breathing space etc. However, when the family grows and you wish to make use of the space on the top of your home as an extra bedroom, there are many factors to consider. The fact is, just because there’s enough space to fit a bed, doesn’t make it habitable. For a loft to become habitable, it must be built specifically for the purpose of being a sleeping area and must also comply with the relevant building regulations. It’s as a result of this, many property sale particulars include “potential third bedroom, subject to regulations statement written on it as well as the boarded and insulated loft space’s dimensions.

Loft conversions building regulations are set in such a way to ensure that adequate attention is given to both safety and structural elements to build a new space that’s fit for undetermined household use. These regulations are established minimum requirements to guarantee the following:

• The new floor and ceiling’s structural integrity.

• The existing roof and party wall modification’s structural stability.

• Safety during fire incidents plus an escape route.

• An appropriate stairway access.

• The proposed changes’ structural suitability to the external environment in association with the local area as well as any unique factors specific to the property.

how long do house extensions take?

If you’re about to start your house extension project and wondering how long it’ll take to complete, you’re not alone! This is one of the most common questions that’s asked by homeowners in the UK and across the globe. However, there’s no single precise answer for this as there are multiple factors that’ll affect the length of time it’ll take to complete your home extension. These factors include the size of the construction work as well as whether you’re planning to live in the house after completion or otherwise.

For a single extension, the length of time it’ll take to complete the home extension is normally up to 3 months. So let’s break this down:

As you would have expected, the first step to be taken is the preparation of the site. You start by digging out the footing and preparing the foundation which should take about 2 weeks. This is then followed by the damp course installation as well as the fitting of any drains needed around the extension which will also take a further 2 weeks.

The 5th week will be for the construction of the external walls as well as putting the blockwork in place for the provision of the cavity wall insulation. A further 2 weeks after this, will be dedicated to the installation of the roof structure and the internal walls.

It’s at this junction that you’ll call on your weather proof installer to fit in your uPVC windows and doors. Once done, the gas fitters and electricians will have to be on site to connect power to your new extension building. Subsequently, this will be followed by internal wall plastering as well as breaking through your main house. Once the plaster is dried, decorations completed and all the required furniture and units installed, the extension is ready for use.

Will insulation save me money on my energy bills?

This depends on the amount of insulation already present in your property. However, adding insulation has been proven to improve the energy efficiency of your home and decrease your heating bills, this is more obvious in older properties or where single glazing is still in situ.

What is a bricklayer?

This is an individual who is trained in the art of working with concrete blocks or bricks, clay bricks as well as other kinds of mortar building materials. In a combination of these materials and good bricklaying skills, a bricklayer can build and repair veneer as well as full brick construction, arches, partitions and other structures.

Contrary to many beliefs, a bricklayer actually does more than laying of bricks. There’s more to being a bricklayer than you can probably think of. A single bricklaying projects requires a wide array of skills. Let’s have a look at these skills!

• Using damp resistant materials to seal foundations.

• Spreading mortar between joints and applying them to serve as a thick layer binding the bricks together in rows.

• Reading and working from specifications as well as plans.

• Working with brick-cutting machines.

• Taking charge and caring for cement blocks or bricks, clay bricks and the likes.

• Construction of scaffolding - subject to possession of some licenses in some states.

A bricklayer mostly works outdoors, in the field and may also work at heights. Depending on the job, a bricklayer can work as part of a team or be in contact with the public. They are mostly recruited by building and construction companies and bricklaying sub contractors. However, they can also set up their own private construction firm or become a self employed tradesperson.

A bricklaying qualification is one of just two construction trades which can continue to become a registered builder. And regardless of the form a bricklaying employment takes, there are certain qualities that makes a really good bricklayer. These includes:

• Ability to work at heights and outdoors

• Enjoy practical work

• Technical aptitude

• Good hand-eye coordination

• Independent and yet a team player too

• Top physical fitness

• Attitude and attendance.

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