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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.

Find the best price for your project, click on a trade to get started

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
Plymouth£29£204
Swale£43£209
Powys£20£190
Lancaster£21£190
The Wrekin£24£197
Leeds£26£190
Ashfield£31£221
Portsmouth£27£191
Perth & Kinross£28£224
Poole£33£227

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
York£26£198
East Hampshire£20£186
Trafford£32£198
South Lanarkshire£24£174
Vale of White Horse£27£208
Falkirk£22£179
Lisburn£18£134
Cheltenham£30£230
Breckland£21£186
Cambridge£26£215

Electrician

Electrician: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Electricians
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Thamesdown£35£249
Derby£26£197
Kings Lynn & West Norfolk£30£217
Scarborough£24£195
Dundee£34£262
Bridgend£31£214
Halton£29£210
East Dunbartonshire£33£237
Mid Sussex£40£234
Milton Keynes£34£233

Gardener

Gardener: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Gardeners
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Newcastle-upon-Tyne£39£254
Thamesdown£31£212
Maidstone£23£183
Blackburn£33£225
Southampton£27£206
Coventry£18£145
Lisburn£20£130
Sandwell£124£130
Scottish Borders£49£382
Bath & North East Somerset£28£210

Locksmith

Locksmith: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Locksmiths
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Blackpool£55£254
Coventry£27£146
Waverley£51£309
Bristol£39£222
Teignbridge£45£273
The Wrekin£45£120
Dacorum£53£281
Ashfield£37£267
Bracknell Forest£64£327
Kingston-upon-Hull£18£145

Cleaner

Cleaner: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Cleaners
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Bracknell Forest£18£137
Bedford£32£200
South Gloucestershire£22£211
Leicester£51£272
South Bedfordshire£32£200
Test Valley£18£135
Wychavon£12£100
Aberdeenshire£12£100
Chelmsford£20£123
Tameside£15£116

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
Southend-on-Sea£42£135
Powys£28£220
Sandwell£24£169
Newcastle-under-Lyme£35£232
Leicester£26£143
Wirral£36£248
Swansea£32£218
Stockton-on-Tees£38£300
Falkirk£30£150
Redcar & Cleveland£38£300

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
Bracknell Forest£54£280
Dacorum£50£271
Oxford£46£265
London£54£281
York£34£219
Kirklees£34£222
Eastleigh£42£262
Wolverhampton£39£228
Gwynedd£28£222
Middlesbrough£36£231

Plumber

Plumber: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Plumbers
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Sefton£34£219
Dudley£37£224
Glasgow£37£242
Bournemouth£43£276
North Ayrshire£36£217
Poole£45£280
Waverley£50£273
Powys£33£260
Kirklees£33£217
East Devon£33£238

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
Bristol£23£168
Stratford-on-Avon£19£166
St Albans£36£205
North East Lincolnshire£16£133
Kings Lynn & West Norfolk£32£240
Glasgow£20£161
Portsmouth£27£171
Stroud£24£199
Vale of Glamorgan£24£179
Tendring£21£156

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