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Why is it important to get more than one building quote?

Once you have a project in mind for your home and you need a trustworthy builder to help with the construction, it is always common practice to get at least three quotes before choosing a builder. To ensure that the quotes are worth comparing, make sure you have described the project exactly the same to the different builders so that they all quote for a similar job, this way you can compare any extras that they might be offering (e.g. including sourcing the cement or clearing away building rubble).

Getting more than one building quote gives you an idea on the current market for the labour and price of building materials as well as allows you to make an informed choice on who to go with so as the project proceeds you do not feel resentful wondering if you have been taken advantage of. As our home is our sanctuary it also gives you the opportunity to choose the builder you felt the most comfortable with and meeting with different builders you get a sense of who is tidy and more organised.

Don’t be despondent if your quote for a small job doesn’t come in as cheap as you would have expected. Small jobs can seem more expensive as there is less labour time to swallow up the call out fee, so if you have a few small jobs in mind, it is better and cheaper to wait until you can lump them into one project as you will pay less overall.

What should I make sure my builder quote includes?

Before you start ringing around for quotes, the first step is to have a detailed idea in mind for what job you would like completed, e.g. rather than just knock down a kitchen wall for an open plan kitchen, have a detailed think about the job - do you want the entire wall taken away or just an entrance arch created? Is it a structural wall that will need a beam put in place to hold the load? Are there any electrics or plumbing in the wall that will need to be rerouted? Does the wall offer any fire safety? Is there a choice of walls where removing one might offer more light into the new open plan room?

Once you have in mind a detailed version of the job needing doing, then you have a better understanding of what the quote needs to entail, e.g. for the kitchen wall removal, will the builder add a load bearing beam, reroute the plumbing, smooth and plaster where the wall was been removed, add extra lighting if needed, include a skip to remove the building rubble, how many people will the builder bring in to your home and how many days will they work, will they paint after leaving a finished open plan kitchen?

When studying the quotes sent on to you from different builders, check to see if the quotes have included VAT and what materials they will provide and which you need to source. If they are supplying all of the materials, ask if the quote has included a mark-up fee for their time or could you source the materials to keep the costs low. When builders come out to quote, they might ask you what your budget is, this is because they do want to work within your budget and may make suggestions on how to keep the project affordable for you.

As well as receiving a quote, ask for their availability as there is no point being happy with a quote only to then find the builder is booked up a year in advance!

Is a verbal quote enough or should I request having my quote emailed?

Having building work in your home is stressful enough without needing to add to the mix any disagreements with the builder so be sure before you agree to any work starting, to have them email you (or post) a quote so you have in writing what work has been agreed on and at what price. The builders quote should include any money being asked to pay upfront as a deposit, any special offer, as well as the tender should mention any extra work that they have promised to do for you as well include extras like parking charges if in a controlled parking area or tool / machine / cement mixer /skip hire.

Do not feel bullied into accepting just a verbal estimate and do not agree to a start date without having first received the quote and replied back via email to have a paper trial to keep you protected.

How can I get builders quote easily and quickly?

Getting more than one builder to quote you does not need to be a timely process with you spending many days at home calling around or waiting for builders to turn up – you can quickly and easily have a few quotes instantly at your fingertips by posting your building project on the HaMuch.com website and sitting back having the builders get in touch with you, giving you estimates.

 

Rates for other trades

Builder Quotes: Estimated Hourly and Daily Rates
Builders hourly and daily rates (excluding VAT or callout charges)
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Builder near Amber Valley£30£200
Builder near Arun£35£230
Builder near Ashfield£30£210
Builder near Aylesbury Vale£40£250
Builder near Barnsley£25£200
Builder near Basildon£30£200
Builder near Basingstoke & Deane£35£250
Builder near Bath & North East Somerset£25£200
Builder near Bedford£45£250
Builder near Belfast£26.5£200
Builder near Birmingham£25£200
Builder near Blackburn£29.5£200
Builder near Blackpool£25£180
Builder near Bolton£20£160
Builder near Bournemouth£25£200
Builder near Bracknell Forest£31£215
Builder near Bradford£25£180
Builder near Braintree£26.5£200
Builder near Bridgend£27.5£200
Builder near Brighton£25£220
Builder near Bristol£28£200
Builder near Broadland£25£200
Builder near Broxtowe£26£200
Builder near Bury£25£180
Builder near Caerphilly£25£180
Builder near Calderdale£24.5£180
Builder near Cambridge£45£400
Builder near Canterbury£27£200
Builder near Cardiff£25£180
Builder near Carmarthenshire£40£300
Builder near Charnwood£25.5£200
Builder near Chelmsford£30£210
Builder near Cheltenham£40£300
Builder near Cherwell£35£250
Builder near Chester£30£200
Builder near Colchester£25£220
Builder near Crewe & Nantwich£30£200
Builder near Dacorum£30£200
Builder near Derby£30£200
Builder near Doncaster£25£180
Builder near Dover£40£300
Builder near Dudley£22.25£200
Builder near East Devon£25£250
Builder near East Dunbartonshire£27.5£200
Builder near East Hampshire£30£240
Builder near East Hertfordshire£35£220
Builder near Eastleigh£30£240
Builder near Edinburgh£30£250
Builder near Elmbridge£30£210
Builder near Epping Forest£30£200
Builder near Erewash£30£200
Builder near Exeter£25£200
Builder near Falkirk£25£200
Builder near Fife£60£330
Builder near Flintshire£30£200
Builder near Gateshead£25£200
Builder near Gedling£30£200
Builder near Glasgow£30£240
Builder near Gloucester£27.5£235
Builder near Guildford£35£227.5
Builder near Halton£25£180
Builder near Harrogate£25£200
Builder near Havant & Waterloo£25.5£200
Builder near Horsham£30£250
Builder near Huntingdonshire£55£250
Builder near Ipswich£28£210
Builder near Isle of Wight£30£210
Builder near Kirklees£25£200
Builder near Knowsley£25£180
Builder near Leeds£25£200
Builder near Leicester£25£200
Builder near Lisburn£26.5£200
Builder near Liverpool£25£185
Builder near London£30£200
Builder near Luton£33£200
Builder near Macclesfield£25£200
Builder near Maidstone£30£230
Builder near Manchester£25£200
Builder near Mid Bedfordshire£35£220
Builder near Mid Sussex£27.5£220
Builder near Middlesbrough£70£290
Builder near Milton Keynes£30£230
Builder near Neath Port Talbot£25£200
Builder near New Forest£30£200
Builder near Newbury£35£250
Builder near Newcastle-under-Lyme£25£200
Builder near Newcastle-upon-Tyne£25£200
Builder near Newport£25£180
Builder near North Ayrshire£45£360
Builder near North Hertfordshire£35£210
Builder near North Lanarkshire£25£200
Builder near North Somerset£30£200
Builder near North Tyneside£30£230
Builder near North Wiltshire£35£250
Builder near Northampton£27.5£200
Builder near Norwich£30£200
Builder near Nottingham£30£205
Builder near Nuneaton & Bedworth£25£200
Builder near Oldham£25£200
Builder near Oxford£35£250
Builder near Plymouth£26£225
Builder near Poole£25£200
Builder near Portsmouth£26£200
Builder near Preston£25£178
Builder near Reading£30£220
Builder near Reigate & Banstead£30£215
Builder near Renfrewshire£35£275
Builder near Rhondda, Cynon, Taff£25£175
Builder near Rochdale£25£200
Builder near Rotherham£25£200
Builder near Salford£23.75£180
Builder near Sandwell£22£200
Builder near Sefton£25£185
Builder near Sevenoaks£30£220
Builder near Sheffield£30£220
Builder near Slough£30£220
Builder near Solihull£22.625£200
Builder near South Ayrshire£35£320
Builder near South Bedfordshire£45£250
Builder near South Gloucestershire£26.5£200
Builder near South Oxfordshire£35£250
Builder near South Somerset£65£450
Builder near South Tyneside£30£220
Builder near Southampton£30£225
Builder near Southend-on-Sea£30£200
Builder near St Albans£30£200
Builder near St Helens£21.5£180
Builder near Stafford£25£200
Builder near Stockport£25£200
Builder near Stockton-on-Tees£35£280
Builder near Stoke-on-Trent£25£200
Builder near Stratford-on-Avon£40£300
Builder near Stroud£30£240
Builder near Suffolk Coastal£27.5£220
Builder near Sunderland£25£220
Builder near Swale£35£240
Builder near Swansea£25£200
Builder near Tameside£25£200
Builder near Teignbridge£28£240
Builder near Tendring£25£215
Builder near Test Valley£37.5£245
Builder near Thamesdown£30£200
Builder near Thanet£37.5£237.5
Builder near Thurrock£30£200
Builder near Torbay£32.5£275
Builder near Trafford£25£190
Builder near Vale of Glamorgan£30£190
Builder near Vale of White Horse£27.5£225
Builder near Vale Royal£30£220
Builder near Wakefield£25£200
Builder near Walsall£22.625£200
Builder near Warrington£25£180
Builder near Warwick£25£200
Builder near Waverley£40£240
Builder near Wealden£28£250
Builder near West Lancashire£24£180
Builder near West Lothian£26£210
Builder near West Wiltshire£35£250
Builder near Wigan£21.25£160
Builder near Windsor & Maidenhead£30£200
Builder near Wirral£25£192.5
Builder near Wokingham£30£200
Builder near Wolverhampton£22.625£200
Builder near Wychavon£30£240
Builder near Wycombe£32£240
Builder near York£30£225