All these people have been well recommended and are well established, but it is always wise to check references for yourself and look at any other work that they have completed in the locality.
53 A1 Construction (Reading) Ltd
0118 941 4154
8 Rushmoor Gardens, Calcot
With over 25 years in the building trade, 90% of their work comes from recommendations and The Directory has excellent references on file. Glenn Barker’s company undertake structural and maintenance work, extensions, renovations, conversions (e.g. houses into flats), loft and garage conversions, conservatory bases, plastering, decorating, roofing, soffits, fascias, driveways and garden landscaping. They also undertake the design and installation of kitchens and specialise in projects to assist the disabled, e.g. wetrooms, access and even installing lifts. Members of the Guild of Master Craftsmen.
54 A & M Building Solutions
0118 967 7382
114 Nightingale Road, Woodley
Extensions and renovations from start to finish. All specialist trades used throughout. Excellent build and reliability with references on request. Architectural drawings and structural steelwork are also undertaken.
55 ABD Construction
0118 903 4109
Unit 11, Phoenix Park, Nelsons Lane, Hurst, RG10 0RR
A local firm with over 23 years’ experience, Garry and his fully qualified and insured tradesmen guarantee a safe, secure and reliable service. If you are thinking of making any improvements to your home, including an extension, loft/garage conversion, new bathroom or kitchen, roof repair or insurance work, ABD Construction offer all aspects of building work and refurbishment. As Trustmark builders registered with the Federation of Master Builders, they offer a 10-year Masterbond warranty. With work completed on time and to budget, ABD is a company that cares about its customers and prides itself on knowing that most work comes from referrals and repeat custom. No vague estimates, they employ a clear pricing structure. Call for your FREE no-obligation quote. ‘We are very happy with the work done by Garry and his team. The new space is better than we had hoped for and we were very impressed with the efficient and friendly service. We will definitely recommend them.’
56 ADC Building Solutions
0118 984 2290
34 Thames Avenue, Pangbourne, Reading
ADC Building Solutions is a family-run Pangbourne business with over 20 years’ experience in the building trade. Andrew has a commercial site background and applies the same cost and planning efficiencies to the domestic market to ensure a quality build to an agreed programme and budget. They offer complete project management of your build, structural alterations, conversions, extensions and brickwork. Free quotes.
57 ADU Ltd
Fell House, Dukes Hill, Bagshot
This company comes well recommended by several other businesses in The Directory. ADU Ltd focus on delivering a high standard of finish, on budget and on time, through using all in-house trades and working alongside the clients as project managers (there are 20 people involved in the business). They can also offer an interior design service should clients require. There is parking for up to 10 cars and they will work to a 50-mile radius. Your contact is Doug Smith.
58 AJH Roof & Building
0118 986 6035
Andrew delivers high-quality work at competitive prices. All types of roofing and brickwork carried out, including repairs, patios, garden walls, chimneys, guttering and more. Friendly and reliable service. City & Guilds qualified. Call Andrew for a free no-obligation quotation.
59 All Builds
0118 969 9147
22 Buccaneer Close, Woodley
Mark and his team provide clients with a complete, managed solution from ground works to decoration, providing a realistic timetable at the start of every project and a consistent update on works started, ongoing and finished. Experienced in most aspects of domestic building and specialising in extensions and conversions, Mark is happy to discuss new projects.
60 AnyTime UK – Fire & Flood Damage Restoration
24-hour helpline 0800 31 02 999
0118 969 7672
Unit 30, Malvern Close, Woodley
Emergency response and damage restoration services for all water and flood damages, fire and smoke damages, sewage clean-up, moisture surveying and building drying, clean-up work, sanitising, microbial testing and all building repairs and restoration work under one roof. Insurance approved. See their excellent website and call them now for free, professional and friendly advice.
61 Arnen Construction Ltd
0118 947 7500
92 Chiltern Road Caversham
This business has been established for eight years. Arnen employs four full-time staff and they all pride themselves on quality and will therefore only run one job at a time. They undertake all types of building projects from extensions to new builds and hard landscaping. They work alongside designers and like to build a friendly relationship with all of their clients.
62 HJ Barker Property Services
0118 988 3931
Warren Gate House, 63 Hyde End Road, Shinfield
A friendly and reliable family business offering a wealth of experience within all aspects of general building, renovation and refurbishment works. Specialising in fitted kitchens, bathrooms, ceramic wall and floor tiling and lead work. They pride themselves on providing high-quality workmanship at very competitive prices. Full liability insurance. Phone to arrange for an appointment and free quotation. Highly recommended.
63 LP Bennett Brickwork & Building Contractor
0118 944 8940
28 Beaver Way, Woodley
Les Bennett is an established bricklayer with over 30 years’ experience. Les prides himself on his reliable and approachable attitude and aims to provide quality workmanship with most of his work coming from recommendations. He specialises in all types of brickwork including extensions, new house builds, conversions, alterations and renovations and has reliable connections with relevant tradesmen required to complete the project. Fully insured. Members of FMB and FSB.
64 AC Card Builders
26 Merrifield Close, Lower Earley RG6 4BN
Skilled craftsman specialising in smaller works: extensions, alterations, repairs, maintenance, driveways and patios etc.
65 Alan Card & Son
0118 958 3340
Design & Build; Extensions & Alterations
The Orchard, 9a Circuit Lane, Reading
Highly recommended for both craftsmanship and quality service, Alan Card has been working in the area for over 30 years. Staff are experienced in all forms of building work and specialise in extensions and alterations. They also market a high-quality range of fitted kitchens and bedrooms with a full design service. Members of NHBC and Guild of Master Craftsmen. In The Directory since it started.
66 Create & Build Ltd
0118 979 3940
07734 812 563
Create and Build specialise in property development, residential property construction and extensions, in both contemporary and traditional styles. From design to completion, Create & Build will exceed your expectations through their professional hands-on management style and exceptional workmanship. Unique in this market, Create & Build has its own in-house team of builders, specialist decorators, electricians, plumbers, carpenters and ancillary trades to offer you a one-stop service. This combined knowledge and experience means that you can have full confidence in their work.
67 CN Builders
0118 967 5943
21 Old Farm Crescent, Tilehurst
Working five days a week and covering all of Berkshire, this business has over 22 years’ experience in the building trade. Chris and his team of fully qualified tradesman specialise in extensions, alterations, garage conversions, patios, walls, driveways and drainage work. All work done to an excellent standard, fully insured and guaranteed; 90% comes from recommendation.
* 10% discount available for OAPs *
68 DM Refurbishments
0118 942 3076
65a Victoria Road, Tilehurst, Reading, RG315AB
Dene Mann has over 30 years’ experience in all aspects of home improvement and building. All work is fully insured and guaranteed. Consistently rated as excellent by his customers, most business is through recommendations and repeat custom. Flexible working hours, he can work weekends if required. No job too big or small, free quotes, staged payments accepted.
* Trade discount passed on to customer *
69 DPL (Carpentry) Services
0118 969 5427
36 Colemansmoor Lane, Woodley
In The Directory since the beginning and established for over 25 years, Dave Lockett and his experienced, qualified and friendly team specialise in high-quality extensions and alterations. We have seen plenty of good references from satisfied clients involving large-scale extensions, conversions and building alterations, and most work originates from both client and architect recommendations. DPL provide a thoroughly professional building service with a ‘we bring you solutions, not problems’ approach and furthermore are renown for being clean and tidy. A member of the Guild of Master Craftsman.
70 Stuart Dance
phone / fax 0118 979 6228
NHBC registered builder and a member of the Federation of Master Builders with full public liability insurance. This Wokingham-based, reliable and friendly business carries out all work to a high standard in a timely manner. All general building work undertaken, ranging from patios to extensions and new build houses. Well connected with associated trades like plasterers, plumbers and electricians. Good references.
All the businesses in The Directory have been personally recommended.
71 Dunne & Co. Ltd
0118 972 2364
Ashbrooke, Chalk House Green, near Reading
A long-established business with Kevin Dunne as your main contact. They specialise in restoring and renovating older character properties, including listed buildings; also work for English Heritage, a good measure of their credentials. New houses and extensions are also within this team’s many capabilities. FMB and Guild of Master Craftsmen.
72 Farley Hill Property Services
0118 973 6963
Church Road, Farley Hill
Stephen has over 20 years’ experience in this business. This expert craftsman specialises in building small extensions and bathroom refurbishment. Well connected with other established trades. Fully insured. http://www.farleyhillpropertyservices.co.uk
73 FD Construction Solutions Ltd.
0118 966 6616
0118 969 2431
‘True professionals who show great respect for the home environment.’ ‘Took a great deal of care in the planning stages to ensure that we got what we wanted.’ FD Construction Solutions are a systems-driven company, which makes their management skills a cut above the competition; they are Investors in People and ensure that all their staff are highly motivated and professional. Superb references.
74 GDAL Ltd
8 Progress Business Centre, Whittle Parkway, Slough
Good references, mostly from Reading clients, for this business. Established over 14 years, they are fully accredited members of the Federation of Master Builders and provide the complete management service with properly certified contractors (Part P, Gas Safe, etc.). This is a one-stop shop for clients who need a streamlined service for extensions, refurbishment projects and kitchen installations. Every project has a project manager, a clearly defined schedule of works and a house-trained team of builders, carpenters, electricians and plumbers. They provide quotes (not estimates) and any variations are agreed in writing so the client knows exactly what the final bill will be. Contact Gavin Davis.
75 Paul A Hicks
0118 941 4297
12 The Meadway, Tilehurst
Paul has been working in the building trade for over 30 years and covers all aspects of building from new extensions, and brickwork to re-pointing, flintwork, patios and exterior home maintenance. Paul always puts quality workmanship and the customers first and comes highly recommended. Free quotes. Member of the Federation of Master Builders.
76 Hillcrest Builders
0118 987 1791
0118 988 4237
185 Beech Lane, Earley
Stewart Liming and Paul Duffy are both qualified bricklayers each with over 20 years’ experience. They established Hillcrest in 2003 to offer a range of small building work in Wokingham and Reading. They concentrate on extensions, patios, driveways, block paving, structural alterations and architectural services, working on one job at a time, 8–5 five days a week so you’re guaranteed timely completions and no disappearing builders! Detailed quotes and stage payments for all work, a professional and conscientious approach and the focus on good customer relations.
77 Interior Solutions (Berkshire) Ltd
0118 987 3209
19 Gweal Avenue, Reading
Kitchen and bathroom installations, electrical, plumbing, plastering and tiling. High-quality renovations, extensions, conversions and period renovations. Underfloor heating installation. Bathroom to wetroom conversions. Independent living solutions installed. Members of FMB and Trustatrader. Work within a 30-mile radius; all guaranteed for one year.
78 JMB Builders
0118 945 5702
41 Combe Road, Tilehurst
Jon Bamford has over 20 years of experience in the business. A member of the Federation of Master Builders, he supplied The Directory with good references. There are two in the team but Jon brings in expert help if necessary. They specialise in brickwork and groundwork. Jon is a perfectionist and most of his work is through recommendation.
79 KCH Builders
0118 987 2388
15 Colmworth Close, Lower Earley
KCH Builders are a local family-run business with over 30 years' experience in domestic extensions, alterations, renovations and all other aspects of building. They can take your extension from drawings to completion with the minimum of disruption. Colin and his son Kelvin also have excellent connections with other related trades required to complete your extension. They both provide a hands-on, personal and approachable service to all their clients with quality workmanship at very competitive prices. Numerous references from local clients on request. Full liability insurance. No-obligation free quotations.
* 5% discount with The Directory *
80 KG Property Services
0118 976 0940
New Cottage, Swallowfield Road, Arborfield
Experienced craftsmen and a quality service are provided by this family-run building firm with a wealth of experience creating extensions, carrying out refurbishments, installing kitchens and laying driveways. Fully insured with references available. Contact for a free no-obligation quote or advice.
81 R Kirk Construction
0118 962 5977
8 Skilton Road, Tilehurst
A bricklayer by training, Rob Kirk has been in the building trade for over 20 years, 11 on his own. He covers all aspects of building, from houses, extensions and loft conversions to driveways, shop re-fitting and even garden landscaping such as patios and walls. 95% of his work comes from recommendations (always a sign of quality) and he can offer you good references from satisfied clients. Highly competitive prices.
82 Mike Maunders
Established for over 40 years, Mike has a high level of experience in all aspects of building. His knowledge, reliability, friendliness, communication skills and guaranteed quality of service are evident in the superb references we have on file at The Directory. With his trustworthy team around him, he is happy to take on jobs both large and small for domestic building and maintenance work. So whatever your requirements, why not take a look at their previous projects and satisfied client list.
83 DW Murphy Builders & Developers (RDG) Ltd – treating your home like we would our own
Office: 07000 560163
Mobile: 07768 470201
Earley-based Dominic Murphy, Managing Director of DW Builders & Developers Ltd, has been trading under his own name since 1985. A multi-skilled bricklayer, Dominic is equally comfortable ‘hands-on’ or managing the company’s various projects. They specialise in new homes as well as extensions and alterations to both domestic and commercial properties. The firm has been NHBC-registered and claim-free for the last 10 years. Structural alterations involving the insertion of RSJs etc. are also undertaken. DW Murphy offers a project-managed service from design to completion for today’s busy professional people.
84 Malcom Roberts, Maintenance Builders
0118 329 0197
Honeysuckle Cottage, Lower Sandhurst Road, Finchampstead, RG40 3TH
Malcom has been established for over 40 years and most of his work comes through recommendation. He offers a complete building service for all building work, roofing, painting, drains and soakaways. Specialists in chimney repairs and lead flashing. An excellent and experienced tradesman, he can guarantee good-quality services to all his customers. All work guaranteed. Free estimates.
85 S&D Builders
0118 966 9387
5 Easby Way, Lower Earley
S&D Builders has been established for 20 years and can offer good local recommendations for all kinds of quality building work. They specialise in extensions, loft conversions and new builds. Your contacts are Simon Smith and David Knaggs.
86 S&K Construction
0118 932 0245
Furze Covert, Dunt Lane, Hurst
For 20 years this dedicated team have successfully carried out extensions and all aspects of general building; including loft and garage conversions. Almost all their work comes from recommendation due to the quality of their workmanship and insistence on customer satisfaction. They strive to always provide a friendly and efficient service. References available. Fully insured and guaranteed. Free no-obligation quotations. Contact Selby.
87 SKS Building Services
0118 969 5325
17 Telford Crescent, Woodley
Steve Spackman has 30 years of building experience behind him and 21 years of fitting mobility aids: constructing ramps; fitting grab and stair rails and widening doorways. Also brickwork, extensions, patios, decking, fencing and for the inside, decorating and fitting bathrooms including the tiling.
88 Solutions & Maintenance
0118 975 0493
67 Durand Road, Earley
Malcolm and his team offer the full service when it comes to those odd jobs and projects around the house. They undertake all aspects of building and refurbishment, including extensions, brickwork, plastering, electrics, plumbing, heating, carpentry and decorating. From start to finish, you can rely on this team. See their other entries under Bathrooms and Kitchens. We have plenty of good reports on file. Highly recommended.
89 AD Swadling Building & Decorating Services
0118 967 7382
114 Nightingale Road, Woodley
Andrew Swadling has been in the building business for nine years now and is described as ‘a thoroughly reliable guy’. Extensions and conversions – from start to finish – are his speciality. An increasing amount of time is spent on installing flat and pitched roofs; also patios, paving and interior or exterior painting and decorating. ‘Excellent quality work at a good price.’
90 Touchwood Carpentry & General Building
0118 966 5148
33 Stanton Close, Earley, Reading
Established for 28 years and well recommended by other trades in The Directory. References state Phillip is ‘completely reliable, organised, punctual, intelligent, versatile, has high personal standards and deals with others in a pleasant manner’.
91 Visual Property Maintenance
0118 987 2207
15 Thurlestone Gardens, Reading
Visual Property Maintenance have over 17 years’ experience in the business. Services include total refurbishments, loft and garage conversions, plastering, carpentry, plumbing, electrics, kitchen and bathroom installations, extensions, driveways and patios, landscaping and new builds. They cover Berks and parts of Oxon, Hants and Surrey. CIS and CSCS registered. Good references.
92 TR Willson
0118 969 4868
69 Woodlands Avenue, Woodley
Trevor Willson’s speciality is feature brickwork. Extensions and conversions are all built to your specification, including all carpentry and roofing. Very well recommended. Guild of Master Craftsmen. He has featured in The Directory since the beginning.