This Article is all about small builders in the UK. We are going to look generally at small builders in the UK and how to find them.
It is important to note that we are not going to look at Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 3 builders. This is because these builders are way too big to be classified as small.
This article is all about small builders who make their living building side and rear extensions, cellar basements, conservatories, loft conversions, house refurbishments and so on.
We are going to look at the cities in the UK and then expand out our commentary on finding a builder in each of the cities.
There is maybe an argument that we can also have a list of towns and associate builders with them but most builders that we find with cities will cover the ones from towns.
So lets look at the cities in the UK.
When we say small builders we mean any builder that has an annual turnover of £5 million or less. This sort of turnover would allow a builder to construct several luxury one-off houses or a dozen decent refurbishment projects. A business of this size could easily be a one-man show with a company director overseeing a team of site managers and project managers.
Anything bigger that £5 million in turnover and the business needs to have a lot more staff and a lot more formal organisation leading to these builders to be classified as Tier 3 builders.
Small builders by their nature only operate in their local village, town and city. They don’t have the resources to operate outside of their local area.
There are nearly 100 cities in the UK
Other large areas that are not yet technically cities include Luton, Northampton and Reading.
We have gone through all of these cities and found small builders that operate in each locality.
If you want to find a small builder in this area please email us and we can help you.
It is not difficult to find small builders in the UK.
If you are looking for small builders in oxford you simply google ‘builders oxford’ and read the results.
Once you combine that with a search on various construction related websites you should have a list of a dozen builders.
You can add to this list by simply walking around your local neighbourhood and noting down the names of builders who are working in your area.
Now, whether or not any of these builders are any good is a completely different question!
At Stravelles we believe in taking a lot more steps than just ‘getting five prices’ and picking your favourite.
So many Clients do this and end up picking a real lemon of a builder. Remember the maxim buyer beware.