Good reliable builder, Glasgow

as the title says, does anyone have a personal recommendation for a good, reliable builder to carry out work in the Glasgow area?
We are at a stage where we are bursting out of our present house and will have to move or improve/extend.
We are considering either double storey side extension or single storey rear extension with removal of supporting wall/installation of rsj in order to knock together small dining room and tiny kitchen together. We have plenty room to extend.
The attraction of just flitting to big new house is strong, but we live in a nice area and are within walking distance of our younger children's school, it's easy to get anywhere you want to go, so..... what to do??
We shall need to see how costs for each option add up and take it from there.
Thanks in advance. All advice is always appreciated.
Linda x


  • System
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    Someone must know a good builder?? ;););)

    Linda x
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  • jennifernil
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    You could try AB Carpenters, run by 2 very pleasant guys Adam and Neal. They fitted windows in our Guide Hall and made a very good job of it. They also do extensions, so worth approaching.

    If you cannot track them down, send me a PM and I will get you their phone number.
  • thriftybabe
    To get an idea of costs if it is a bog standard extension it is about £1000 square metre. If it has fancy bits in it it will go up a bit but should be no more than £1200 per square metre. This should give you an idea of your costs and then you can compare it with buying a new house.

    Hope this helps.
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