Your Guide to Building Costs Labour Prices

and Tradesmen's Day Rates





We have a simple philosophy at The Building Sheriff:


The average homeowner knows very little about tradesmen's day rates and building costs. And why should they?


But as life-long builders, we do know about these things. It is all we know - we deal with these matters every single day of our working lives.


We know how tradesmen price jobs, how long they will take and how much the materials cost. It is what we do every day and this is this is why we set up The Building Sheriff - a website specifically for HOMEOWNERS to discover how much building work should cost.


We have articles covering all aspects of building such as job costs and guides for plumbing, roofing, tiling, plastering and much more.


Our tradesmen's' day rates is based regionalised and will give you the average cost of the price of labour of each of the trades in your area. On the same page you will find as useful article about how builders work out their costs. This will enable you to break down the various costs of any quotations a builder sends you.


We invite you to learn, save money and perhaps have a laugh or two as you read.


As well as general building rates, we have a handy extension cost calculator. This guide is very accurate and will be able to give you an idea of the cost of building when you are planning to extend your home.


Yours sincerely,

The Building Sheriff

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