Find a Builder: How to Find the Right Trades for Your Build

a builder in a renovation project
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In reality, your quest to find a builder isn't going to be the easiest part of your build. In fact, with a trades shortage resulting in a 20-year-high in demand for building work, finding the right team to take on your build is trickier now than it has ever been. 

Yet, the importance of getting the right builder on board can't be overlooked. Not only will it result in the best quality build, but having a good relationship with your builder will ensure you get exactly what you want, while potentially saving you time and money along the way. 

Andy Stevens

Andy Stevens is a multiple award-winning builder who manages Surrey-based building company Eclipse Property Solutions; he specialises in new builds, extensions and loft conversions. 

While he is still on the tools, he is also widely involved in the construction industry. He presents a show on Fix Radio and hosts his own building podcast Build:It, as well as being a speaker at the Homebuilding & Renovating Shows. 

Andy has sat on the Board of the Federation of Master Builders (London region) and was previously Vice President. He also works with construction charities and is an advocate for mental health in the industry.