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Do I need a renovation and refurbishment contractor?

If you’re interested in refurbishing or renovating your home, you’ll need the professional services of a local specialist in home renovations, extensions, conversions and decorating.

It may seem like a good idea to save some money by undertaking the renovation yourself, but ask yourself whether you have the right tools and necessary skills to undertake flooring, tiling, wiring, pointing and everything else the work will likely require.

We would always recommend seeking out a trusted renovation specialist, ideally someone with a solid reputation and many positive customer reviews that have been posted over a long period of time. HaMuch makes it easy to find such a specialist.

What do renovation and refurbishment contractors do?

All homes need to be well-maintained. If a house is not properly cared for, its structure will swiftly decline, its value will sharply decrease, and it can even become dangerous to inhabit. That’s where a refurbishment and renovation specialist comes in.

Refurbishers improve buildings by redecorating, renovating and re-equipping them, a process that can involve major or minor repair works, extensions and conversions, painting and decorating and more. This is where a refurbishment specialist comes in. Depending on the amount of work needed, a refurbishment specialist can carry out:

  • Minor refurbishment: The purpose of this particular type of refurbishment is to extend the economic life of a building by up to five years. Refurbishment of this kind is done with a planned and phased build, and occupants can continue living in the building while it’s being carried out. Minimal alterations are made to the building’s structure.
  • Medium refurbishment: This type of refurbishment is carried out to renew the fabric of a building, bringing it up to the latest standard. Medium refurbishment also involves limited structural alterations, and potentially the removal and replacement of fittings and/or finishes.
  • Major refurbishment: Typically undertaken in order to make a building  secure for as long as possible (at least for a period of 15 years). The building is completely refurbished to meet modern standards, and this may involve complete structural alterations.

How to find a building refurbishment contractor near you

HaMuch makes it super easy to find refurbishment services in your local area. To find a 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 tradesmen in your area who are qualified and experienced to do the work.
  2. Get quotes: We’ll send your job listing to builders 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.

Looking for other local fitting services? At Hamuch.com, we have the right tradesman for you. Browse through our extensive list of local doors and windows fitting services and floor fitting services.

Builder: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK

Builder: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges)
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Builder near London£35£221
Builder near Birmingham£26£205
Builder near Leeds£25£189
Builder near Glasgow£34£261
Builder near Sheffield£30£250
Builder near Bradford£25£186
Builder near Liverpool£26£180
Builder near Edinburgh£30£218
Builder near Manchester£30£191
Builder near Bristol£26£193

Find more hourly & daily rates for Builders in the UK

Recent jobs posted for refurbishment

New bathroom fitting

Small bathroom (approx. 2.8m x 1.6m). Replace existing units with new. Replace tiling.

Celing calder

Fit new pvuc cading to celing

Refurbish 1 bedroom 1st Floor flat

I bedroom flat. Refurb kitchen, bathroom, take out stud work, possibly install gas central heating throughout

Refurbish 1 bedroom flat

I bedroom flat. Refurb kitchen, bathroom, take out stud work

Home redevelopment

Victorian house, create shower/ toilet attached to bathroom, garden landscaping, front extension / conversion

Home redevelopment

Victorian house, create shower/ toilet attached to bathroom, garden landscaping, front extension / conversion

Refurbishing a bathroom

I have plenty of small works to be done on my bathroom. 1. Shower hose pipe and head replacement. 2. Bathroom door handle fitting 3. Bathroom heater fitting 4. Commode cover replacement 5. Bulb and Shower switch thread replacement 6. Bathroom ceiling painting 7. Anti mould filling on bath tub, washbasin etc. 8. Bath tub tap fixing. 9. Washbasin mirror fixing.

Refurbishing a bathroom

I have plenty of small works to be done on my bathroom. 1. Shower hose pipe and head replacement. 2. Bathroom door handle fitting 3. Bathroom heater fitting 4. Commode cover replacement 5. Bulb and Shower switch thread replacement 6. Bathroom ceiling painting 7. Anti mould filling on bath tub, washbasin etc. 8. Bath tub tap fixing. 9. Washbasin mirror fixing.

Manager

House refurbishment

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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
Harrogate£24£184
Tendring£26£186
Rhondda, Cynon, Taff£24£172
Stafford£24£192
Swale£43£209
Scottish Borders£32£260
Test Valley£46£194
East Devon£19£163
Bracknell Forest£42£244
Preston£26£192

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
Glasgow£34£181
Birmingham£29£177
Doncaster£21£163
West Lancashire£25£163
Basingstoke & Deane£35£217
Wokingham£34£218
Southend-on-Sea£30£193
South Cambridgeshire£27£236
Bath & North East Somerset£24£191
Bristol£24£188

Electrician

Electrician: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Electricians
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
East Lindsey£21£162
St Helens£28£203
Nuneaton & Bedworth£36£238
Caerphilly£29£204
Wigan£28£202
Broadland£32£263
Fife£31£220
Salford£30£212
Rotherham£26£205
Aberdeenshire£33£277

Gardener

Gardener: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Gardeners
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Birmingham£124£138
Rochdale£20£144
Northampton£20£144
St Albans£42£273
Mid Bedfordshire£22£158
Southend-on-Sea£20£196
Test Valley£32£114
Oldham£23£161
York£22£200
Bridgend£18£145

Locksmith

Locksmith: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Locksmiths
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Reading£80£193
Bournemouth£79£205
Bath & North East Somerset£39£222
Isle of Wight£40£200
Rochdale£44£219
Newcastle-upon-Tyne£41£258
Stratford-on-Avon£35£160
Sheffield£37£175
Kirklees£35£301
Thamesdown£28£180

Cleaner

Cleaner: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Cleaners
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
London£16£129
St Albans£22£141
Braintree£14£115
South Gloucestershire£22£211
Dacorum£22£149
Warrington£14£114
Maidstone£18£143
Northampton£21£172
Preston£13£93
Halton£13£110

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
Suffolk Coastal£35£180
Stockton-on-Tees£38£300
Waveney£30£200
Fife£30£250
Broxtowe£36£278
Swale£35£175
Epping Forest£42£265
Blackburn£34£128
Sevenoaks£45£318
Vale of White Horse£35£200

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
Guildford£56£298
Blackburn£48£230
West Wiltshire£48£307
Swansea£33£214
Stroud£40£277
West Lothian£39£273
Lancaster£37£246
Wycombe£51£285
Swale£45£264
Canterbury£43£259

Plumber

Plumber: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Plumbers
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Ipswich£62£297
Mid Bedfordshire£45£262
Leicester£38£219
Elmbridge£55£283
Oxford£47£266
Epping Forest£52£278
Southampton£40£245
Neath Port Talbot£34£217
Stockton-on-Tees£36£242
Thamesdown£44£285

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
Arun£76£220
Newcastle-upon-Tyne£21£152
Brighton£51£208
Manchester£23£168
Sefton£23£154
Warrington£23£172
Horsham£24£180
Edinburgh£20£166
Gwynedd£21£169
South Gloucestershire£23£172

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