Your Guide to Building Costs, Tradesmen's day Rates, Builders' Estimates, Quotations and Material costs
"As honest, professional builders who want to do a good job for a fair cost, we are EMBARRASSED by the mickey-taking, snivelling rip-off merchants known commonly in the building community as cowboy builders."
We have a simple philosophy at The Building Sheriff:
The average homeowner knows very little about tradesmen's day rates and building costs
But as good builders, we do know about these things. It is all we know - we deal with these matters every day.
We know how tradesmen price jobs, how long they will take and how much the materials cost. 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 well as a regular blog and a newsletter.
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.
We have opened a forum and hope that you can discuss building price matters as well as tips and advice on hiring tradesmen.
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