ARE YOU LOOKING FOR AN HONEST & RELIABLE TRADESMAN WHO DOES A GREAT JOB WITHOUT RIPPING YOU OFF?  YOU'VE JUST FOUND HIM!

FULLY INSURED & NO DEPOSIT REQUIRED BEFORE I MAKE A START !

 WIGAN TRADING STANDARDS AWARDS - TRADER OF THE YEAR

Updated on the 5th August 2016

 

House Extensions  -  Building Work  -  Garage Conversions  -  Kitchen Extensions  -  Roofing - Excellent Reputation

 

PLEASE BEAR WITH ME PEOPLE, BUSINESS IS BUSY AND IM GETTING LOTS OF ENQUIRIES DAILY THAT IM TRYING TO GET THROUGH!

 

The BEST way to contact me is by e-mail, as I never miss them, just leave a few details of where the job is and what you are thinking of.

 

  Mobile 07779142599                      Info@ChristheBuilder.com                     Answer Phone 01942 214518

 

  Me - Cambridge Rd - Orrell 

Superb extension with breakfast bar & the

latest multicoloured LED mood lighting in Standish

Lovely extension with showroom

quality kitchen in Swinley

 

The Wigan Good Trader Scheme

 

The good trader scheme was set up in early 2009 by trading standards, to help you find a trader you can rely on, there are still too many cowboys out there, charging top whack for shoddy & dangerous work, so now reputable traders not only sign up to be verified by the council, but they must also commit to doing a good job and promise to deal with their customers in an honest & fair way. After they finish a job, they leave you a feedback form, where you rate them, from 1 to 5 gold stars, these are then displayed on the council website, the more gold stars, the better the trader.

 Traders should give you a written cost, contract and a right to cancel notice before work starts, which is now UK law.

As of 2012 there are about 450 businesses on the scheme.

Out of those 400 the council award the cream of the crop a certificate of excellence from the customer feedback forms they received from the year up to December.

Out of the cream of the crop they then award the best trader of the year.

In 2012, I was happy to say I had the proud honour of receiving that award.

 

YOU ARE ONLY AS GOOD AS YOUR LAST JOB - READ THE LATEST COMMENTS FROM MY LAST TWO CUSTOMERS:

 

MRS BURTON - WINSTANLEY - TWO EXTENSIONS SIDE & REAR

MR & MRS HARRIS - STANDISH - GARAGE CONVERSION

Chris is an outstanding builder. We are so pleased we had him carry out the two extensions to our property. Chris has been dedicated and hardworking throughout the build. He his trustworthy and reliable and always tidy to such an extent that our house has still felt like a home not a building site. I would certainly recommend Chris to anyone, it has been a pleasure to have such a conscientious and friendly builder work at our home. Chris did everything, from the foundations to our beautifully finished rooms, we are so pleased that he was our builder.
Chris has completed various building works at our home, including a garage conversion, laying a base then installing electrics safely into the new shed, creating a block paved patio with walled garden area for planting, plus improving access for us into the garden. All his work has been completed to very high standard and to our absolute satisfaction. Chris is meticulous in his work and extremely neat and tidy, everything was completed with minimal disruption to our busy family life, something Chris was very considerate of, in fact, it felt almost like he was part of the family whilst he was here. Previously having worked as a Customer Service Manager myself, I have no hesitation whatsoever in highly recommending Chris, he always goes the extra mile and customer satisfaction is really important to him. We hope he'll return in the future to do more work for us.

I know it's risky looking for a good builder, someone you can trust, but do you want quality or cheap rubbish? do you want a hassle free job done? from someone who knows what they are doing? someone you can talk too? get it right from the start people! The first thing you should ALWAYS do is see what other people have said about them, go look at their work!  here's a good way to start, I am able to show you what all of my customers have said about me - CLICK HERE TO SEE THEIR COMMENTS, YES ALL OF THEM - THEN CLICK ON CUSTOMER FEEDBACK/REVIEWS (Red Box in Wigan Trading Standards Good Trader Scheme)

2009-2010 Award Of Excellence

2010-2011 Award Of Excellence

2011-2012 Good Trader Of The Year

 

Now Registered With The Construction Industry Training Board

 

  • I hold a million pounds worth of public & 10 million employee's liability insurance - Click here to see my policy online.
  • You shall be supplied with a contract note.
  • Im polite, friendly and respectful & I turn up when I say im going to.
  • There is never a point during a job where you will pay out more than the value of the build at that point in time.
  • I know what im doing, and i've been doing it successfully for the past 35 years with no  complaints so far!
  • Wigan Trading Standards have presented me with an award for excellence for FIVE years on the run.
  • My work has to be spot on, clean lines, symmetrical, straight & level, something to be proud of.
  • I don't start another big job until yours is finished, no disapearing acts like the others.
  • I never take money "up front" - stage payments only, any extra work you require is discussed & agreed before hand. 
  • Myself & one time served employee do everything, so you won't have loads of different men walking through your house.
  • I am also a qualified & registered full scope domestic electrical installer with the latest part p certification.
  • Best of all, I clean up after myself every day, both inside & out, its not just a building site, its your home!
  • YOU SHOULD NEVER USE ANYONE WITHOUT SEEING THEIR WORK FIRST- YOU CAN SEE ALL MINE FROM YOUR CHAIR - JUST CLICK ON A PIC!

     

    Two story extension in  Standish

    Click Here For Before & After Pic

    Extensions & Indoor

    Pool - Dalton

    Rear Extension

    Standish

    Kitchen Extension

        Upholland

    Garage  Conversion

    Highfield

    Kitchen Extension

    Ashton

    Kitchen Extension

    Swinley

                 

     Last Garage Conversion to a Gym! 

    They say your only as good as your last job, so CLICK HERE to see the video of a superb gym we have just completed and make your own mind up!

     

     Latest Trends - It seems people just love the open plan kitchen/diner - Click Here to see the last one I did!

        Last Roof!  this is an e-mail from the customer

     

    Hi Chris,thanks for the e-mail, we have sent you the balance, but what a great job you've done for us! what a posh roof! The neighbours are green with envy. We have had lots of good comments about it & find ourselves recommending you to all who ask. We will certainly be asking you to return to do futher work for us in the future. Take care of yourself, best wishes,

       Kathryn, Paul, Kids & Dogs. 

    Do you want to see the roof they are talking about? no problem, CLICK HERE

    MORE GOOD NEWS!

    I am  happy to announce that I have attained the new government "Part P" regulation and have been assessed by ELECSA to self certify my work so that it complies with all applicable requirements of the Building Regulations. You should never allow anyone to do notifiable work in your home without being qualified, its dangerous! Click this link to read more on getting the right person with the right qualifications to work safely on your home http://www.elecsa.org.uk/partp.aspx 

    *Update - Finished & passed the latest City & Guilds 17th Edition with a 93% pass!*

    News - Once a year as part of the ELECSA scheme for quality, safety & high standards, installers are assessed by a skilled technical assesor, who scrutinises our Health & Safety policies, our Insurance, our qualifications, the way our contracts are set out etc, and a two hour 'hands on' site visit where our work is re-checked & re-tested to make sure everything is spot on, its a bit like an MOT. This year, I am very pleased to announce that I acheived an 'A' pass, with no Non Complience's, no Observations and in the comments box "exceptionally high standard of work'

    I ONLY do the electrics as part of my own building projects, I am a City & Guilds electrical installer, so if you are looking for a rewire, shower, outdoor lights etc, look up an electrician from the Good Trader Scheme called Andy Hidden, an award winner too, you only get the best people on my page! here is his link http://www.elecspert.co.uk/ or Phone him on 07946 844904

     

     I love my job and iv'e been doing it succesfully for over 30 years, if you're thinking of an extension or building work, but are worried about who you can trust these days, good news, you're on the right track by coming here, I can give you the contact details of my last half dozen customers, maybe they will give you a tour! ask them what sort of bloke I am.

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    Not sure what to do? Lets get together for a chat & see what we can come up with!

    I'm the right sort of builder you need, a reliable & friendly bloke who does everything and is qualified too.

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    Yes, I always have a small waiting list, but thats because im good! So get on it!

    What sort of builder can start the next day? why aren't people queuing up to use them?

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    I trade as "Chris Smith Local Builder" because I want people to see I have nothing to hide, so I put my name behind my work.

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    CLICK ON ANYTHING HIGHLIGHTED IN BLUE TO SEE SOME RECENT TOP CLASS WORK :

     MORTGAGE WORK -
    PORCHES - HOUSE ROOFS - ELECTRICS - FULL HOME IMPROVEMENTS
    i EXTENSIONS - FLAT ROOFS DORMERS REFURBS - VELUX WINDOWS - GARAGES - PLASTERING - PLUMBING - JOINERY- ELECTRICS - WINDOWS -  CHIMNEY STACKSPOINTING DECKING - PLASTICS -LANDSCAPING - BATHROOM FITTING - KITCHEN SUPPLY & FITTING - STONE WORK - BLOCK PAVING - TARMAC LAYING- FASCIA BOARDS - RESIN DRIVEWAYSGARAGE CONVERSIONS -  & MUCH MORE!

    Customers who give the go ahead first, are booked in first

     

    Jolley - Swinley - Kitchen Extension - Finished (Click Here)

    Sanbach - Ashton  - Kitchen Extension & Building Work - Finished (Click Here)

    Darby - Standish - Rear Extension - Finished (Click Here)

    Roscoe -  Blackrod - Building Renovation & New Kitchen/Social Area - Finished (Click Here)

    Fowler - Roof repairs - Fencing - Orrell - Finished

    Wilkinson - Chimney stack - Roof Repairs - Winstanley - Finished

    Dickinson - Dry Verge - Ashton - Finished

    Roscoe - New Kitchen & Breakfast Area - Blackrod - Finished

    Whimpanny - Pointing & Roofing - Orrell - Finished

    Bethel Independant Methodist Church - Foundation Repairs - Skelmersdale - Finished

    Lyons - Roof - Orrell - Finished

    Darby - Standish - Side extension above garage - Finished(Click Here)

    Davey - Patio doors - building repairs- Winstanley - Finished

    Hennessey - Maghull - New roof - Finished

    Borks - Standish - Building Repairs - Finished

    Mr Holiday - Driveway with Resin Bonded Overlay & Large Rear Landscaping Project - Finished (Click Here)

    Conway - House renovation - walls down - New Kitchen - Ashton - Finished 

    Barton - Two Extensions on one house - Winstanley - Finished

    Harris - Garage Conversion - Blockpaving - Garden walls - Fencing  - Finished

    Grant - Kitchen Extension - Winstanley - Finished

    S.Darby - Garage Conversion - Standish - Finished

    Ryder - Full House Refurb -Bedroom Extension - Garage Conversion - Applybridge - Underway

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    Can't reach me? i'm not answering my phone?  it's a pain isn't it?  sorry, it gets on my nerves too! but i'm  probably under a floor or on a roof or I maybe driving, so leave a message by E-Mail with a few details, you are already sat in front of your computer! info@christhebuilder.com

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    Web Site Designed, Built & Maintained by Chris Smith

     All images are from Chris Smiths own jobs and are code embedded & copywrited. No copying permited. Gas work done by Gas Safe sub-contractor.

    I am not permitted to work with gas by law. I have an expert engineer on call when needed. Sometimes I may ask a self employed friend for a hand for lifting in heavy gurders or if a member of staff is ill or on holiday

    This Site is I-Pad friendly!

    As a local builder I cover around 25 miles outside of Wigan, these are , Orrell, Pemberton, Winstanley, Burscough, Apply Bridge, Kitt Green, Beech Hill, Swinley, Shevington, Standish, Holland Moor, Roby Mill, Dalton, Garswood, Ashton, Bryn, Standish Lower Ground, Wrightington, Wrightington Bar, Parbold, Upholland, Hall Green, Tontine, Goose Green, Hawkley Hall, Whelley, Gathurst, Abbey Lakes, Hawkley Hall. Shevington, Billinge

    Sorry I dont travel to Hindley-Westhoughton-Bolton anymore due to the bad traffic jams, I cant get any work done!

     

    NOTE - THERE ALSO SEEMS TO BE A 'Chris Smith Painter & Decorater' IN ORRELL - THIS IS'NT ME!

     

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