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Why Choose a Local Specialist to Build Your Loft Conversion or Kitchen Extension?

When you’re planning a significant renovation or improvement to your home, it’s important to find a local extension builder that you can rely on.

Selecting the wrong tradesman to complete your home extension could result in botched plans, delayed building work or even a loss of value to your family home. Luckily, HaMuch provides a quick and easy way to find the right person for any type of specialist extension or conversion job.

Looking for a local building contractor or refurbishment expert? You can find the right tradesman at HaMuch.

While opting for the cheapest possible contractor may seem tempting when contemplating the necessary spend for a significant home renovation like a barn conversion or conservatory fitting, consider the following things before selecting your tradesman:

  • Are they well-respected in the local area: have any local companies or tradesmen had positive or negative dealings with them?
  • Were customers happy with the quality of work completed by the tradesman? Did they complete the job on time and finish it to a high level of quality?
  • Are they well-established? Choosing a specialist who has many years’ experience will ensure that your loft conversion, conservatory build or kitchen side return is constructed on time, to budget and to an exemplary standard.

What Does an Extension or Conversion Builder Do?

An extension or conversion builder oversees the entire project from start to finish. Sometimes, they partake in the construction work themselves. Builders usually have a solid understanding of other trades and this helps in their supervision of the tradesmen working with them. Some may also be experts in specific areas, such as barn conversion specialists or loft conversion builders.

Here are a few things your extension or conversion builder can do for you:

  • Planning your extension: A builder can help you plan your extension if you aren’t sure where to start. Some builders are good with blueprints, and they’ll almost certainly know one or two brilliant architects.
  • Handling legalities: Building something like an extension, loft conversion or basement conversion often requires some legal work with local authorities. Extension builders will be familiar with this process and will help you secure every necessary permit.
  • Handling administrative work: Your builder also handles administrative tasks, including paying other craftsmen for their work.

How to Find a Local Extension and Conversion Specialist Near You

HaMuch makes it super easy to find qualified builders and tradesmen in your local area. To find a local extension and conversion specialist near you, follow our simple three-step process:

  1. Post your job: Find your location, either by typing in your postcode or town, or selecting from our extensive list of regions, counties and cities in the UK. We ask you to select your maximum budget, so that you never pay more than what you can afford. Post the details of your job and we’ll match you with home extension contractors in your area who are qualified and experienced to do the work.
  2. Get builders quotes for extensions: We’ll send your job listing to home extension and loft conversion specialists in your area. We’ll notify you via text when three tradesmen have expressed interest in your job.
  3. Select your tradesman: Review the profiles and experience of the tradesmen interested in working with you. You can use HaMuch to read customer reviews from people just like you, compare rates and see how close they are to you. You can even communicate with tradesmen to discuss the work before making your decision — you’re in complete control!

Our search tools are designed to help you find a tradesman that best suits your needs, budget and location.

Trust a local expert to take care of your home improvements. Whether you’re looking for a local building contractor or refurbishment expert, you can find the right tradesman at HaMuch.

 

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Rates for Tradesmen in the UK

Builder

Builder: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Builders
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Newcastle-under-Lyme£31£178
Stockport£31£200
Scarborough£23£182
North Hertfordshire£34£216
Powys£20£190
East Lindsey£12£140
West Wiltshire£25£186
Wychavon£26£193
Redcar & Cleveland£24£202
Dover£23£188

Carpenter & Joiner

Carpenter & Joiner: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Carpenter & Joiners
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Walsall£30£170
Ashfield£27£190
Liverpool£24£166
Highland£25£202
Edinburgh£26£205
Nuneaton & Bedworth£27£185
Dudley£29£170
Wrexham Maelor£25£186
South Oxfordshire£33£217
Broadland£20£176

Electrician

Electrician: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Electricians
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Test Valley£32£231
Swansea£27£201
Horsham£44£246
Ashfield£28£201
The Wrekin£26£201
Vale of Glamorgan£32£222
Wrexham Maelor£26£196
Dacorum£41£254
Blackburn£31£215
Southend-on-Sea£34£247

Gardener

Gardener: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Gardeners
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
North Somerset£27£220
Tameside£26£175
Brighton£28£182
Wigan£35£260
West Wiltshire£55£275
St Helens£34£253
South Oxfordshire£29£229
Macclesfield£37£222
Salford£24£171
Ipswich£18£164

Locksmith

Locksmith: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Locksmiths
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Bath & North East Somerset£39£222
Ipswich£15£150
Reigate & Banstead£48£271
South Oxfordshire£54£250
Renfrewshire£32£170
Doncaster£44£225
Oldham£43£228
Lancaster£23£233
London£55£283
Nottingham£37£267

Cleaner

Cleaner: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Cleaners
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Wakefield£16£105
North Tyneside£12£93
Ipswich£15£122
Reigate & Banstead£16£123
Gwynedd£12£92
Lancaster£12£80
Stockport£15£115
Fife£30£150
Chelmsford£20£123
Peterborough£15£250

Car Mechanic

Car Mechanic: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Car Mechanics
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Colchester£42£173
Canterbury£38£240
Redcar & Cleveland£38£300
Newcastle-upon-Tyne£48£225
Guildford£47£277
Northampton£10£100
Bradford£33£209
South Ayrshire£37£200
Walsall£24£169
Reading£49£305

Heating Engineer

Heating Engineer: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Heating Engineers
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Ashfield£38£233
North Ayrshire£36£217
Thurrock£45£258
Vale of Glamorgan£37£224
Liverpool£36£226
Teignbridge£37£254
Sunderland£39£247
Newbury£54£273
South Ayrshire£35£217
Sevenoaks£51£260

Plumber

Plumber: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Plumbers
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Manchester£41£229
Breckland£29£217
Wrexham Maelor£37£210
Tendring£60£288
Wolverhampton£38£223
Wycombe£51£279
Broadland£40£243
Bury£46£236
Eastleigh£41£247
Swansea£32£217

Painter & Decorator

Painter & Decorator: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Painter & Decorators
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Warwick£21£155
South Somerset£22£135
North Lanarkshire£18£144
Teignbridge£20£164
Chelmsford£27£173
Northampton£32£191
Redcar & Cleveland£15£110
Stockport£22£168
Brighton£51£208
Swansea£19£150

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