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Need a general builder

Discussion in 'For Sale' started by hammerman, Sep 27, 2010.

  1. hammerman

    hammerman Active Member

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    Hi all need a general builder to do a number of jobs, ranging from repointing a chimney, sorting out a damp issue, plastering etc etc....also may need them to tile, look at a kitchen
    need someone reliable, professional, timely and obviously with good references, ideally local to Stafford

    any recommendations???? would be greatly appreciated
     
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  3. Bob

    Bob Well-Known Forumite

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    bridgeford builders are pretty good, we've used them a couple of times and a friend who has a few houses they rent out has used them loads the number is 01785 282471
     
  4. hammerman

    hammerman Active Member

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    thanks Bob, will await any other recommendations, then get some to come and quote
     
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    versocomms Well-Known Forumite

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    Lee Downes is a good bloke. Stafford based. Built my single storey extension a few years ago. 01785 662645 or 07970 205022. Whether or not he'd do smaller jobs I'm not sure, but I'd happily recommend him.
     
  6. Mrs B

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    Lee Downes or Tim Downes are both very reputable builders (and im not just saying that cos there related) give either of them a ring Lee is 01785 662645 and Tim 01785 246467
     
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    stoofer34 Well-Known Forumite

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    Just have a nice brickwork job done by

    Haywood Brickwork & Building
    Entry Cottage
    Main Road
    Great Haywood

    01889 883526
    Steve Corban

    Very competitive price

    Stoof
     
  8. Mrs M

    Mrs M Well-Known Forumite

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    Ditto on the Downes brothers.
     
  9. Mrs B

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    thank you :)
     
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    I'm just putting this thread back in the forum, see if anyone else has any thoughts.

    I've got the Downes Brothers noted.

    i've just come across Davidson and Design builders (in Stone) on the internet, anyone heard of them/used them/recommend them?

    also, anybody had building work done in the last few months and recommend their builder?

    info on the job i need doing;
    partition wall + arch way from kitchen to dining room
     
  11. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    John Thornton - 07761 611 653 - well capable of most things.
     
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    toooldtorock Well-Known Forumite

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    John Dunne or Lyndsey Hayes are good
     
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    Matt Askey

    Over 10 years experience providing Building services in Stafford & surrounding area. FREE quotation & 12 month guarantee // Matt Askey - 07761097269.
    www.askeybuilders.co.uk

    Local - lives in Stafford. Has done numerous jobs for my folks over the years. Recommended.

    * edit - added website.
     
  14. steve_steele89

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    Hi Hammerman i'm not a builder or plasterer but i live in stafford and brilliant at laying tiles(wall or floor) so if your interested i could be of assistance if you are interested call me on 07855145983 thanks
     
  15. Joegrainger

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    Hi

    I am new to the area and the forum. I am trying to find a good local builder capable of renovation work on a traditional cottage/barn. Works would include a small extension, ponting, roofing, conversion of existing barn stores in to habitable accommodation, ground works, electrics and plumbing and possibly some project management.

    The works need to get the existing structure to a water tight shell that is plastered out. Kitchen, bathrooms etc would be completed by me.

    I have looked at the forum and noted a few recommendations previously but for different kinds of work. I would really appreciated some recommendations as being new in the area makes finding someone good a bit of a wild guess!

    Many thanks

    J



    Admin edit: Threads merged. Welcome to The Forum, Joegrainger!
     
  16. supernova

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    I found this helpful http://www.ratedpeople.com/
     
  17. Rikki

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    I've done similar thing to what your talking about in the past by the sounds of it. I specialise in plumbing and heating now but started off as more of a builder and have plenty of experience in that area. I could certainly offer you any advise you need and put you in contact with local trades people who I know can be trusted to do a good job. If you would like to have a chat sometime just contact mr on 07915065842
     
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    Hi Joe, I can completely recommend Morewood Construction. They specialise in restoration and extension of country/heritage buildings and won some kind of award this year for the best extension in Staffordshire for work they did on a country cottage. They did a lot of work on our house - the original bit is 200 years old and you can't see the join. The work is great, they are a pleasure to deal with and in our case, project-managed the whole thing. It's just two men, though, who get very booked-up. I almost positive they don't have a website but I am sure that you can get contact details on Google and the man to speak to is Mark Edwards. You can't have them in August, though, we've got them! Good luck with your project - I hope it's not long before you are settled in your new home.
     
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    Thanks for your recommendations. It's great to get soeone by recommendation and really wanted someone with experience of older properties.
     
  20. gilesjuk

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    A mountain biker friend of mine is a bricklayer. He's done some work to some old cottages down Cornwall and so he has worked on old buildings.

    Here's an advert he posted on the bike forum:

    bricklayer looking for work specailizing in
    new builds eg houses,garages,extentions,conservatory
    bases etc
    boundary walls
    feature walls
    decorative brickwork
    brick bbq
    security posts etc
    patio's
    if i can help you with any of the above or any
    other job you may have in mind then email dazm@fsmail.net or tel me 07770980048 Daz.
     
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    Rikki, @/& Ogdens of course!

    Again, just putting the thread back into the limelight.

    Rikki, i've PMd you.

    I had Rikki down as gas and plumbing, never thought to check out the website for general building work, anyway, he's got the credentials so i'll get him round to quote me up.

    ...this little forum really does come in handy eh.
     

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