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Welcome to Alpha Drives & Patios. We are your local home improvements company, providing our services across the surroundi...
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Somerset Flat Roofing

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We are a flat roofing specialists company serving all areas of the south west region we carry out.anything from small repa...
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Our team in Droitwich is a family run business with over 40 years experiance and has managed and completed domestic and co...
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Weatherdry Insulation

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We are a company that specialises in Damp Proofing & Insulation. We have a 100% success rate in resolving damp issues con...
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Purdy Construction

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We are a family run business small enough to care but big enough to cope. We have over 20years of experience covering a...

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23 Jun

Driveway Repair

Cardiff - CF5

Enquiry from: Jason G

Start Date: Immediate

driveway repair possibly new driveway. this is for my father in law. are you the property owner: owner of the property property type: detached what level of service do you require: repair to bricks ti...

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21 Jun

Driveway Repair

Denbigh - LL16

Enquiry from: Roger F

Start Date: Immediate

repair/refurbish/repaint two large old hardwood windows and replace a few missing panes. i can send you more details if you send me your email address. it will be bettter if you could email me first a...

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16 Jun

Building work | General

Caerphilly - CF83

Enquiry from: Rob P

Start Date: 1 to 3 months

customer made an online enquiry for building maintenance and confirmed on sms and email they would like a call with a builder to discuss prices.please call to arrange an appointment to quote. are you ...

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16 Jun

House Extensions | Single Storey

Swansea - SA2

Enquiry from: Tony G

Start Date: 3+ months

customer has a general building project they are looking to have done, specially they want quotes for home improvements. they are unsure of options so would like to discuss with a builder.confirmed in...

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16 Jun

House Extensions

Swansea - SA2

Enquiry from: Tony G

Start Date: Immediate

customer in swansea areas is looking to do a couple of projects at the moment, and would like quotes for house extension.confirmed interest via telephone, sms and email at 16/06/2022 16:28.please call...

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12 Jun

Driveway Repair

Newport - NP11

Enquiry from: Harper G

Start Date: Immediate

Back drive and new double gates

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10 Jun

Building work | General

Cardiff - CF23

Enquiry from: Elwyn G

Start Date: 1 to 3 months

customer in cardiff areas is looking to do a couple of projects at the moment, and would like quotes for building maintenance.confirmed interest via email at 10/06/2022 15:09.please call to arrange ap...

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10 Jun

House Extensions

Barry - CF62

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customer in barry area has requested that we arrange quotes for their house extension project.they are considering various options and would like to discuss with a builder directly.please call to disc...

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08 Jun

Bedroom | Fitted Wardrobe

Cardiff - CF5

Enquiry from: Alex D

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Floor to ceiling fittted wardrobes either side of chimney breast in bedroom and maybe cupboards and shelves either side of chimney breast in the lounge.

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02 Jun

Building work | General

Llanwrda - SA19

Enquiry from: Jason B

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Roof trusses for a small workshop

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31 May

Driveway Repair

Cardiff - CF5

Enquiry from: Sarah W

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replace 2 borders on driveway and relay a number of paving bricks are you the property owner: owner of the property property type: detached what level of service do you require: repair to kerb what ty...

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31 May

Building work | General

Newport - NP11

Enquiry from: Gill P

Start Date: 1 to 3 months

customer made an online enquiry for building maintenance and confirmed on telephone and email they would like a call with a builder to discuss prices.please call to arrange an appointment to quote. ar...

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31 May

Insulation | Cavity Wall

Chepstow - NP16

Enquiry from: Nevil Q

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customer made an online enquiry for cavity wall insulation and confirmed on sms and email they would like a call with a builder to discuss prices.please call to arrange an appointment to quote. are yo...

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27 May

Building work | General

Cardiff - CF5

Enquiry from: Kathleen H

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customer in cardiff area has requested that we arrange quotes for their building maintenance project.mrs are considering various options and would like to discuss with a builder directly.please call t...

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26 May

Insulation | External Wall

Cardiff - CF14

Enquiry from: Cora W

Start Date: Immediate

conservatory roof insulation

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25 May

House Extensions

Pontypool - NP4

Enquiry from: Fe'ao V

Start Date: Less than one month

customer made an enquiry for house extension and confirmed on the quotatis site they would like quotes from a builder.mr lives in the pontypool area and would like a call to discuss options.see below ...

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19 May

Conversion | Loft

Cwmbran - NP44

Enquiry from: Kelly B

Start Date: Immediate

good morning we are looking to insulate and get a new hatch and ladder maybe stairs for our attic. we are also looking to extend downstairs and a new bathroom upstairs which would involve knocking in...

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17 May

Insulation | Cavity Wall

Swansea - SA1

Enquiry from: Pat G

Start Date: Immediate

customer in the swansea area made an enquiry a couple of projects including cavity wall insulation.call anytime and arrange an appointment to discuss. below is some details about this project: are you...

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17 May

Building work | Wall Rendering

Cardigan - SA43

Enquiry from: Liz H

Start Date: Immediate

Front rendering of double bay Edwardian house + plus removal of paint on bricks on sides and back.

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17 May

New Build | Residential

Cwmbran - NP44

Enquiry from: Alan A

Start Date: 1 to 3 months

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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 Wales is:

£23,588

Builder job Builder cost in 2022
Garage conversion in Wales £4,750-£8,450
Loft conversion in Wales £18,750-£28,750
House extensions in Wales £31,000-£59,000
Loft insulation in Wales £450-£690
Upvc or wood porch in Wales £2,625-£4,025
Barn conversions in Wales £112,500-£172,500
Basement renovation in Wales £30,000-£46,000
Bedroom fitting in Wales £1,500-£2,300
Bricklayers in Wales £300-£460
Cavity wall insulation in Wales £400-£820
Commercial new builds in Wales £105,000-£161,000
Conservatory base in Wales £675-£1,035
Building maintenance in Wales £2,250-£3,450
Building insurance works in Wales £2,250-£3,450
Pebble dashed walls in Wales £2,000-£9,200
Plasterboard dry lining in Wales £638-£978
Residential new builds in Wales £105,000-£161,000
Restoration and refurbishment in Wales £37,500-£57,500
Roof insulation in Wales £7,500-£11,500
Underpinning in Wales £2,250-£3,450
Wall cladding in Wales £1,125-£1,725
Wall rendering in Wales £3,750-£5,750
Demolition in Wales £2,440-£3,660
Roof room in Wales £15,000-£23,000
Shop refurbishment in Wales £3,750-£5,750
Single storey house extension in Wales £23,200-£34,800
Soundproofing in Wales £900-£1,380
Driveway repair in Wales £850-£1,340
Garden room in Wales £6,400-£9,600
External wall insulation in Wales £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.

can a mortgage include renovation costs?

It can be very hurtful when you’re looking to get a house and then identifies one that’s almost perfect, but that one thing that’s lacking is significant enough to prevent you from making an offer. For instance, you may like neighbourhood, the lot’s size, the number of bedroom and lots more. However, the only thing that’s holding you from making an offer is the outdated kitchen. This is the point where you wonder whether a mortgage can include the cost of renovation. In this article, we’re going to give you a good insight into this and more. Let’s have a look!

One of the major things your lender will put into consideration when you apply for a mortgage is the price of the property in question. For instance, so you’ve found your “almost perfect home for let’s say £400,000 and the cost of your intended renovation work runs up to about £150,000. In this event, you’re definitely going to find lenders who wouldn’t be too keen to let go of their cash. And that’s mainly due to the fact that lenders are only able to afford you, at best, 95 percent of the purchasing price. In other words, if you really want the house, you’ll have to finance it yourself no matter how much potential you think the house possesses.

This, however, does not mean that you can’t find some mortgage lenders who’ll allow for building costs. They exist, but this will mostly take place when the work is complete and the property is revalued. You may also be lucky enough to get a purchase plus improvements mortgage which allows you to renovate now and pay off the renovations over time at a better interest rate than other loan types.

an every house have a loft conversion?

If you’re having issues with the amount of space in your home and need an extra space without affecting your garden, loft conversion comes to mind. Not only is it a great solution to creating more living space within a home, but it’s also one of the most budget-friendly solutions you can count on to expand your space by thinking upwards rather than sideways. So if you’re thinking about converting your loft, one thing that almost immediately comes to mind is whether or not your house is suitable for loft conversion.

To answer the question of whether every house can have a loft conversion is a very simple one. Generally, not every house is suitable for loft conversion. This is due to the fact that each and every loft space - from the stairways below and floors to the rafters and the roof up above, is unique. Therefore, the best way to really figure out whether or not a house’s loft offers the potential for conversion is to get in touch with a loft specialist.

So what can make a house not suitable for a loft conversion? Let’s take a closer look!

✓ A house will not be suitable for a loft conversion if the height of the ceiling happens to be too low and it’ll not be possible to have it raised.

✓ If you do not own own the freehold to the loft space, you won’t be able to convert the loft. Surprisingly, this happens to be a common issue in London.

✓ You will not be able to convert your loft if you reside in a conservation area or in a listed building. But you can identify a design solution that’ll still comply with the conservation rules and keep planners happy.

How long will a loft conversion take?

It depends on the style and size of the conversion, but in general, a loft conversion will take between 1-2 months. A loft conversion is a substantial building project, and plans will need to be drawn up. This may add to the time it takes to complete your loft conversion.

How much does external solid wall insulation cost?

Before the commencement of any project, it’s always best to get an estimation of the cost. However, determining the cost of an external solid wall insulation is not the easiest of tasks as it relies on varying components such as the insulation materials to be used, labour cost and installation as well as the type of decorative finish to be incorporated. And depending on your choice of insulation material, some may need some adhesives while others may require some fixings which also contributes to the differences in price. As a result, the determination of the material cost alone can be tricky and even more so when various materials cover varying areas.

With that in mind, the cost of external solid wall insulation generally ranges between £80 to £100 per square metre2. As a result, a small flat can cost from £6000 to £9000 whereas a large detached house can have a price ranging between £21000 to £23000. To earn back your investment in terms of energy bill savings can take a couple of years, but it’s surely worth the try as there are several other benefits associated with installing an external solid wall insulation system. What’s more? Another huge factor that can influence the cost of your system is also the amount of work that’s required, how easy it is to be accessed by the installers and lots more

If you’re looking to cut down on the cost of your external solid wall insulation, then the best time for an installation might just be when you’re having another decorating or building project done such as fitting a new roof, window painting, installation of solar PV panels and more. This way, you’ll be able to spread the cost and have a greater value for each penny expended.

how much is a dormer loft conversion?

Are you considering a dormer loft conversion for your home? If yes, then you’d probably want to know how much it costs. Unfortunately, due to the several variables and influencing factors, a precise answer can not be provided for all dormer loft conversions. In this article we’ll give you a vague idea of the general cost so you can set a more realistic budget and start planning.

There are three main types of loft conversion which includes the Velux, Dormer, and Mansard. Out of the three types, the dormer happens to be the most common type and possesses a small flat roofed extension with a window. The dormer loft conversion will usually cost within the range of £25,000 to £30,000.

The price for a smaller dormer loft conversion, mid range dormer loft conversion and large scale dormer loft conversion will be at £2,000 to £7,000, £10,000 to £30,000 and £40,000 to £60,000 respectively. However, you should take note that the prices given are all based on varying influencing factors such as the type of installation that is selected, the type of the rood, en suite conversion as well as other customization. Changes in price can be as a result of the materials required and the extra time per labour that’s needed to complete this home improvement project by the tradesmen employed.

Furthermore, a dormer loft conversion average cost will also depend on the type of dormer you opt for. Here is a list of the most common applications:

✓ Blind dormer loft conversion - £3,200 to £4,400

✓ Recessed dormer - £1,300 to £1,850

✓ Barrel roof dormer - £3,000 to £4,600

✓ Gable dormer - £5,500 to £7,500

✓ Hipped roof dormer - £5,600 to £6,660

✓ Pedimented dormer - £12,700 to £23,100

✓ Flat roof dormer loft conversion - £13,800 to £21,600

How to find a builder for a house extension?

Builders are everywhere, but finding one for your project can be tricky and stressful, with both cost and reliability coming into question. This is even more worrisome when you’re fully aware that your house extension can only be as good as the builder. If you’re also facing the same challenge, then you’ve come to the right place. In this article, we’ll share with you some tips on how to choose a professional and reliable builder who’ll ensure you get immense value for every penny spent. Let’s take a look!

✓ Ask for recommendations. To find a tradesperson, not just a builder, personal recommendations is the best way to go. Building a house extension is a major undertaking which comes with a lot of costs, so if you’re going to do it the least you can do is ensure you do it right. Carry out your research, ask friends and family, neighbours and loved ones if the know of any reliable builder in the local area. If they’ve have one they’ve used, you can request for the cost, quality of the job done, the duration of the project and any other detail you feel you should know.

✓ Search Online. Use our search feature to look at the builders available or submit and enquiry and we will find you one. Our site holds details of numerous builders and building companies which you can go through their ratings to select the best.

✓ Select a reliable builder from trading association. Most reliable builders are usually a member of a recognized trading association or the other. Though this is not obligatory for builders, but it can be used as a dependable medium to find a good builder. We list what trade association the builders are a member of.

How long does a small extension take?

If you’re planning to build a small extension on your property, you’ll most likely want to know the length of time it’ll take to complete the home extension. Just like many other home improvement projects, it’s impossible to provide a specific number of day in which your project will be completed as the duration is based on a number of influencing factors. This includes the size of the development work as well as whether or not you plan to live in the house when the work is being done. In this article, we’re going to give you a breakdown of the processes that’s involved in building a small single storey extension alongside the duration for each so you can have an idea of how long your small extension project will take. Let’s take a look!

✓ A small single storey extension will normally take about 3 months to be completed.

✓ Site preparation is the first step in the process and it’ll take up to 2 weeks the dig out the footings and prepare foundations. Followed by a further 2 weeks to fit the damp course as well as any drains required around the extension.

✓ The 5th week is spent on working on the external walls and putting in place blockwork to deliver cavity wall insulation.

✓ The next 2 weeks will be spent on installing the roof structure as well as internal walls.

✓ Once done. The builders will make the structure weather proof and electricians or gas fitters will be on site to add power to the extension. This will be followed by internal walls’ plastering as well as breaking into your main house.

✓ After this, when the plaster is dry and decoration completed, units or furniture will then be installed.

Builder help and advice

6 tips for creating a sustainable garden Published: 15/03/2022 Regardless of how much space you have to work with, whether you have acres of land or just a small patio area or even a balcony, there are ways to create more sustainable space on your property. While there’s no official definition for what a sustainable garden looks like, the overall concept is to minimise […] Read this article
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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