Builders

1 April 2022 – 3 Minute Read

What time can builders start work?

Builders can start work from 8am and usually work no later than 6pm, Monday to Friday, although there are exceptions. These restrictions have been put in place to ensure noise and disruption are kept to a minimum during unsociable hours. The Control of Pollution Act 1974 gave Local Authorities the power to control noise from construction sites, so there may be some time variation from place to place.

Can builders work on a Sunday?

Builders do not typically work on Sundays and Bank Holidays. This is to keep noise levels to a minimum during unsociable hours. There is less specific guidance than there is during the week in regards to builders working at weekends but the general consensus is that noisy work should not take place on a Sunday.

How to find a good builder?

There are a number of ways to find a good builder. You can find a builder online, a builder working locally or ask friends and family for recommendations. You can also ask other tradesmen or speak to neighbours who have recently had building work done.

How much do builders charge per hour?

Builders typically charge between £20 to £40 per hour. This cost can vary depending on location, the size of the company, when they are working (weekends are generally charged at a higher rate) and the job itself.

Do builders have to guarantee their work?

Builders do not need to guarantee their work but many choose to do so using building warranties and insurance-backed guarantees. These are in place to show property owners and builders that the building work has been carried out to a set standard. An insurance-backed guarantee covers you if the company were to go bust, and builder’s insurance covers issues caused by the builder being at fault.

What insurance should a builder have?

A builder should have employers’ liability insurance, contract works insurance, building warranties and guarantees. Builders may also have public liability insurance. Inquiring about insurance is one of the first things you should do before hiring a builder.

Do builders charge VAT on labour?

Builders do charge VAT on labour if they are a VAT registered company. A VAT number should be provided on invoice correspondence. If a builder is not VAT registered, they cannot charge VAT on labour. VAT for work carried out by a builder is charged at the standard rate of 20%, though there are exceptions.

How much does a builder cost per day?

The average cost of hiring a builder per day is £190 in the UK. However, this price can range from £130 to £260 per day depending on a number of factors, such as location, size of the company, the job itself and weekend work.

How much do builders charge per day?

Builders typically charge between £130 and £260 per day; the national average daily rate for a builder is £190 per day. There are a number of variables that can affect the cost, such as location, working on weekends, the size of the company and the job itself.

How long do you need to wait for a builder’s quote?

Builders should provide a quote for work within a few weeks. This may differ depending on how complex the quote is and how many other ongoing projects the builder has. It’s reasonable to wait a couple of weeks for a quote.