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BARTON BROTHERS

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Choose Barton Bros. & Sons who cover Lanarkshire and all of Central Scotland for all your landscaping and hard landscaping...
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With over 30 years experience in the building trade, we cover all aspects of roofing and building maintenance. From the sm...
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26 Jun

Building work | Bricklaying

Prestwick - KA9

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needs a monoblock at back garden are you the property owner: owner of the property property type: semi detached how much work would you say needs to be done: medium job do you require the bricks to be...

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26 Jun

House Extensions

Glasgow - G63

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26 Jun

House Extensions

Ellon - AB41

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25 Jun

House Extensions | Single Storey

Glasgow - G13

Enquiry from: Leigh H

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customer made an enquiry for single storey house extension and confirmed on the quotatis site they would like quotes from a builder.mrs lives in the glasgow area and would like a call to discuss optio...

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25 Jun

House Extensions

Glasgow - G13

Enquiry from: Leigh H

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hi have drawings for loft with staircase and dormer to rear are you the property owner: owner of the property do you have planning permission: yes do you have plans drawn up: yes do you require plumbi...

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25 Jun

House Extensions

Glasgow - G13

Enquiry from: Daisy H

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full house renovation. no build structure work mainly interior design. need work on kitchen and dining, 2 bedroom and 1 bathroom. printing and flooring whole house.

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24 Jun

Insulation | Loft / Roof

Lockerbie - DG11

Enquiry from: Edward R

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loft roof insulation bungalow type house are you the property owner: owner of the property property type: other how many bedrooms do you have: 1-2 do you currently have loft insulationn: yes do you re...

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24 Jun

House Extensions | Single Storey

Glasgow - G62

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24 Jun

House Extensions

Glasgow - G62

Enquiry from: David J

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conversion of a victorian semi in milngavie into 2 flats including a timber frame extension of 81 sqm. i have planning approval and building warrant. am seeking a price and start date. i can forward d...

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23 Jun

Insulation | Loft / Roof

Isle of Man - IM3

Enquiry from: Sandra B

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upgrading of loft insulation and installation of floor insulation are you the property owner: owner of the property how many bedrooms do you have: 1-2 do you currently have loft insulationn: yes do yo...

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22 Jun

Building work | General

Glasgow - G61

Enquiry from: Hilda N

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Quotation for garage and back extension.

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21 Jun

House Extensions

Lanark - ML11

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21 Jun

Building work | General

Lanark - ML11

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21 Jun

Driveway Repair

Glasgow - G73

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repair/replace front and back steps and patio area. are you the property owner: owner of the property property type: semi detached what level of service do you require: repair to cracks what type of m...

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21 Jun

Insulation | Loft / Roof

Inverurie - AB51

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customer in inverurie area has requested that we arrange quotes for their loft & roof insulation project.they are considering various options and would like to discuss with a builder directly.please c...

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21 Jun

Insulation | External Wall

Inverurie - AB51

Enquiry from: Tom R

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house construction timber frame with steel netting and then covered with poured concrete. no cavity walls and poorly insulated. what can be done with exterior wall insulation on this property to make ...

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19 Jun

Building Work | Porch

Hamilton - ML3

Enquiry from: Kenneth G

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front porch side screens rotting. needing to be replaced. basic front door porch with tiled roof. are you the property owner: owner of the property do you have planning permission: no what material a...

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18 Jun

Building Work | Porch

Peterhead - AB42

Enquiry from: Robert W

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call anytime. new build or replacement: replacement quote requested on a porch, in pvcu, to be supplied and fitted. are you the property owner: owner of the property do you have planning permissi...

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17 Jun

Conversion | Loft

Dalkeith - EH22

Enquiry from: Jaroslaw L

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new build semi detached house loft conversion for one large room, artic is 2.8m high, w shape new build so it's all timber structure are you the property owner: owner of the property property type: se...

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17 Jun

Conversion | Loft

Carrington - EH23

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customer made an online enquiry for loft conversion via one of our websites. confirmed via sms//phone. please call to arrange an appointment to quote. are you the property owner: owner of the propert...

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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 Scotland is:

£23,840

Builder job Builder cost in 2022
Garage conversion in Scotland £4,500-£6,900
Loft conversion in Scotland £18,750-£28,750
House extensions in Scotland £42,000-£68,000
Loft insulation in Scotland £450-£690
Upvc or wood porch in Scotland £2,625-£4,025
Barn conversions in Scotland £112,500-£172,500
Basement renovation in Scotland £30,000-£46,000
Bedroom fitting in Scotland £1,500-£2,300
Bricklayers in Scotland £300-£460
Cavity wall insulation in Scotland £400-£820
Commercial new builds in Scotland £105,000-£161,000
Conservatory base in Scotland £675-£1,035
Building maintenance in Scotland £2,250-£3,450
Building insurance works in Scotland £2,250-£3,450
Pebble dashed walls in Scotland £2,000-£9,200
Plasterboard dry lining in Scotland £638-£978
Residential new builds in Scotland £105,000-£161,000
Restoration and refurbishment in Scotland £37,500-£57,500
Roof insulation in Scotland £7,500-£11,500
Underpinning in Scotland £2,250-£3,450
Wall cladding in Scotland £1,125-£1,725
Wall rendering in Scotland £3,750-£5,750
Demolition in Scotland £2,440-£3,660
Roof room in Scotland £15,000-£23,000
Shop refurbishment in Scotland £3,750-£5,750
Single storey house extension in Scotland £23,200-£34,800
Soundproofing in Scotland £900-£1,380
Driveway repair in Scotland £1,520-£2,280
Garden room in Scotland £6,400-£9,600
External wall insulation in Scotland £6,000-£15,000

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Builder FAQs

what are fitted wardrobes made from?

Storage space is a major consideration for most home buyers and even more so, when there’s the presence of fitted wardrobes. Fitted wardrobes can be installed in just about any room in the house and even in rather obscure places such as under the stairs, inside a loft, around chimneys as well as into alcoves. As a result, they’re important assets to have as they can go a long way to increase the value of your home or property.

Fitted wardrobes are usually made from various types of woods as well as wood finishes. Typically, they’re installed with either sliding or hinged doors depending on the space as well as the styling you opt for. Fitted wardrobes can be personalized through the addition of elegant features such as custom lighting, mirrors as well as internal extras like pull out shoe racks and pull down hanging rails.

For high end customized fitted wardrobe like Sharps, the best quality, most practical and also robust materials are being incorporated. They make use of the following materials given below:

✓ Fibreboard. This is a modern material that’s used for its ability to produce a smooth routed and detailed design. It’s also very solid and robust which makes it perfect for large furniture pieces as they don’t warp or dent. What’s more? Fibreboards meets the European forestry sustainability standards and it also allows for the board to be profiled with a top notch finish.

✓ Particleboard. This material is used for the parts of the furniture which will normally be cut in your home like facings and side panels. Due to it’s lightweight, they’re very easy to cut and doesn’t produce as much dust as other materials. The material is also a highly controllable contemporary material which can be precisely cut arounf skirting boards, covings as well as period features to ensure a perfect fit.

Are pumps used for basement conversions noisy?

If your basement has a cavity drain membrane, it’ll need a pump to move water away from the exterior of your basement and prevent flooding.

Sump pumps can be noisy, but they don’t have to be. Generally, if you have a well-designed pump that’s installed correctly, you shouldn’t find it a problem. For best results, hire a skilled, experienced professional to supply and install your drainage system.

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 to insulate a loft?

Do you know about 25 percent of heat that escapes from an uninsulated house are lost through the roof? Fortunately, roof insulation is something that can done by all DIYers irrespective of their experience levels. However, if you happen to lack the confidence necessary to pull off this, then it’s strongly recommended that you hire the services of a professional who can guarantee the best results and also save you time and money that could arise from potential cost mistakes. Let’s take a look!

  • Clear out all clutter. This involves taking out all the rubbish and clutter from the loft. In order to work effectively, you’ll need a totally clear and empty loft space.
  • Ensure that there’s sufficient insulation. The importance of a good ventilation cannot be overstated. Poor ventilation will result in forming of condensation and this condensation can make the roof timbers rot and compromise the structural integrity of the entire roof. If there are no roof windows which is the easiest way to provide a loft ventilation, the next best option would be to follow the loft floor along to the point where the roof comes down to meet it. There should be a gap at this point, also referred to as the eaves, between the outside wall and the underside of the roof.
  • Measure your loft area. Take a measurement of the loft space in order to calculate the amount of insulation as well as the type you need. If you’re not sure, always get more that it’s required as skimming on the amount you use will only back fire in form of increased energy costs
  • Check for water pipes.

 

To get started, simply make sure all cracks and gaps in the ceiling are filled using a standard filler or decorator caulk. Once done, clean the gaps in the joists and even to the point of hovering all the dust up. Finally,check for the hazards that can cause you problems before laying the loft insulation.

how to finance a house extension?

Do you want to beautify and increase the value of your home? If yes, a refurb and house extension is definitely a great option to consider. Depending on your home extension project, the value that’ll be added to your home’s resale value varies. However, the cost of completing a house extension project can be huge, so you just might want to consider your financing options. Fortunately, there are various options through which your house extension project can be funded with each having its own pros and cons. Your specific circumstances will determine the one that’s going to work best for you, so let’s take a look at some of the best options to help you fund your project.

• Home Remortgaging

The process whereby a mortgage is transferred from one provider to the other is known as remortgaging. This is usually done to generate funds for a project by entering a more lengthy repayment term commitment when switching. If you want to raise your funds in a quick manner, this process works best.

• Savings

This is a good reason to cultivate a good saving habits. If you’ve been able to save up some mega bucks then you’d probably won’t have to borrow money to finance your house extension.

• Unsecured Loans

If you do not buy into the idea of borrowing more against your property, you may just be able to apply for an unsecured loan especially if you have a good credit record. A secured loan makes use of collaterals like a car or house to serve as a cover for the lender, meanwhile an unsecured loan is based mainly on the credit managing history of the borrower.

• Credit Card

There are some great benefits that comes with financing your small or medium scale extension project with your credit card. Not only does it offer some real lifeline if problems arise during the project, but you can also avoid paying excessive interest on the investment by ensuring your deal has a 0% introductory rate.

Is Planning Permission needed for Sound Proofing?

In general, you won’t need planning permission to install soundproofing. If you are installing soundproofing against a shared wall, you will usually need to follow the rules and restrictions set out in the Party Wall Act. In listed buildings and conservation areas, there may be extra restrictions on soundproofing.

how to repair a patio?

A patio is an outdoor space which can be used for a variety of stuffs which includes fun time with family and friends, reading time or just relaxing as the fresh breeze blows. With all these benefits and more, it’s becomes more obvious that there’s a need to keep your patio in a tip top condition at all times. If otherwise, you may not be able to enjoy your patio to your satisfaction and probably, for as long as you would want. You simply have to provide it with a regular maintenance which involves inspecting and identifying the damages that needs to be repaired before it gets out of hand. Fortunately, the minor repairs can be done by yourself if you’re confident enough. However, for bigger damages it’s advisable to call in a professional for help. In this article, we’ll take you through the patio reparation process.

✓ Prepare the area. This involves removing the problem piece gently and carefully. If there’s a piece you think can still be useful, store it in the re-use pile or you can start a new one. Once you’re done removing the pieces, the next thing to do would be to start removing anything that’s unwanted from the damaged area like debris, unwanted soil etc, and start sand fitting with some fresh sand. This should be levelled out to ensure there’s no bumps.

✓ With the sand down, you can start by putting the pieces back in together. This should be done gently to avoid any further damage. Do this until your patio

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.

Builder help and advice

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