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Home Extensions, House Refurbishments and New Build Houses

 

SMALL BUILDING WORKS

 

There is no set definition within the UK Construction industry as to what small building works, or minor building works are. The terms can cover a wide range of construction work including alterations, refurbishments, house extensions, loft conversions, repairs and maintenance.
The home improvement market is one of the fastest growing sectors of the UK construction industry according to government and industry sources worth around £12bn a year.

Good news for builders is the growing rise in do-it-for-me because of a lack of experience amongst the younger generation and the increasingly hectic lifestyle of consumers. Additionally, rather than moving to a bigger house, many people are choosing to invest in their existing property with alterations, extensions, or loft conversions

There are generally two terms used within the construction industry to describe building works; they are either 'major works', larger scale projects, or 'small works' and 'minor works', for smaller building jobs.

For contractual purposes, small and minor works are primarily jobs that have a value of less that £250,000, are simple and straightforward projects that should not last more than twelve months and where the client is responsible for procuring the design and any drawing, or specifications.

Check out our subcategories on choosing the right form of building contract
for the work being done and the list of books and guides on how to arrange and manage any construction work.

 

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  • An Introduction to Low Carbon Domestic Refurbishment

    RIBA Publishing

    An Introduction to Low Carbon Domestic Refurbishment

    By:Construction Products Association and Peter Rickaby Edition: 2nd New ed Publisher: RIBA Publishing Stock Code: 82327 ISBN/EAN: 1859464610 / 9781859465394 Format: Paperback Pagination: 96 pages Pub Date: 25/05/2014 The second edition of this guide has...

    MRP: £42.00
    £40.00
  • Architect's Legal Pocket Book

    Taylor & Francis

    Architect's Legal Pocket Book

    By: Matthew Cousins, Edition: 2nd Rev Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd Imprint: Routledge Pocket Books ISBN: 9781138506695 Format: Paperback Pagination: 396 pages, Illustrations Pub Date: 25/08/2019 A little book that's big on information, the...

    MRP: £29.99
    £27.99
  • Architect's Pocket Book

    Taylor & Francis

    Architect's Pocket Book

    By: Ann Ross, Jonathan Hetreed Edition: 5th Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd Imprint: Architectural Press ISBN: 9781138643994 Format: Paperback Pagination: 398 pages, Illustrated Pub Date: 12/04/2017 This handy pocket book brings together a wealth of...

    MRP: £28.99
    £27.50
  • Architect's Pocket Book of Kitchen Design

    Taylor & Francis

    Architect's Pocket Book of Kitchen Design

    Author: Charlotte Baden-Powell, Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd Imprint: Architectural Press ISBN: 9780750661324 Format: Paperback Pagination: 224 pages, black & white illustrations Pub Date: 27/07/2005 As with the best-selling 'Architects Pocket...

    MRP: £29.99
    £27.99
  • BCIS Alterations and Refurbishment Price Book 2021

    BCIS

    BCIS Alterations and Refurbishment Price Book 2021

    Publisher: BCIS Edition: 26th Product code: 20827 ISBN: 9781783214013 Format: Paperback Pub Date: 31/08/2020 Alterations, refurbishment and repairs still represent a major part of all construction works carried out across the UK construction industry. If...

    MRP: £120.00
    £112.00
  • Converting Old Buildings Into New Homes

    By: Davis and BeggPublisher: Crowood PressISBN 9781847971968Format: HardbackPagination: 128 pagesPub Date: 02/06/2010Residential property prices have risen dramatically over the years yet there are thousands of dilapidated and unused buildings which can...

    MRP: £25.00
    £22.25
  • Copy of BCIS Guide to Estimating for Small Works

    BCIS

    Copy of BCIS Guide to Estimating for Small Works

    Author: BCIS Edition: 27th Rev ed Publisher: Building Cost Information Service ISBN: 9781783214082Format: Paperback Pagination: 600 Pub Date: 30/03/2021Created specifically for the busy builder or construction professional, this book makes pricing quick...

    MRP: £66.00
    £62.00
  • Estimator's Pocket Book

    Taylor & Francis

    Estimator's Pocket Book

    Author: Duncan Cartlidge Edition: 2nd Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd Imprint: Routledge ISBN: 9781138366701 Format: Paperback Pagination: 282 pages Pub Date: 30/04/2019 The Estimator's Pocket Book, Second Edition is a concise and practical reference...

    MRP: £24.99
    £23.29
  • Extending and Improving Your Home : An Introduction

    Extending and Improving Your Home : An Introduction

    Author: Billington, M. J. Gibbs, Clive Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell ISBN: 9781405198110 Format: Paperback Pagination: 264 pages Pub Date: 06/07/2012 House extensions and improvements have gained enormously in popularity as...

    MRP: £36.25
    £34.00
  • Home Extension Design

    RIBA Publishing

    Home Extension Design

    Home Extension Design Pages:288 Publisher: RIBA Publishing Imprint: RIBA Enterprises Date Published: 17/09/2019 ISBN: 9781859468142 Binding: Paperback If you are thinking of improving your home but want the real story of how to be successful, this...

    MRP: £45.00
    £42.00
  • Home Extensions

    Home Extensions

    By: Laurie WilliamsonPublisher: The Crowood Press LtdISBN/EAN: 1847971598 / 9781847971593Format: PaperbackPagination: 160 pagesPub Date: 16/10/2009Home Extensions : Planning, Managing and Completing Your ExtensionAdding an extension to a house is one of...

    MRP: £9.99
    £9.34
  • How to extend your Victorian terraced house

    RIBA Publishing

    How to extend your Victorian terraced house

    Publisher: RIBA PUblishingAuthor: Jaqueline GreenISBN: 9781859469026Binding: HardbackPagination: 296Publication Date: 01/10/2020 Packed with detailed plans and ideas for a range of house types and sizes, along with photos and 3D sketches, this book...

    £45.00
  • Newnes Building Services Pocket Book

    Taylor & Francis

    Newnes Building Services Pocket Book

    By: Knight and Jones Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd Imprint: Newnes ISBN: 9780367578442 Format: Paperback Pagination: 420 pages Pub Date: 30/06/2020 Newnes Building Services Pocket Book is a unique compendium of essential data, techniques and...

    MRP: £41.99
    £39.99
  • Quantity Surveyor's Pocket Book

    Taylor & Francis

    Quantity Surveyor's Pocket Book

    Author: Cartlidge, Duncan Edition: 3 Rev ed Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd Imprint: Routledge ISBN: 9781138698369 Format: Paperback Pagination: 466 pages Pub Date: 16/03/2017 The third edition of the Quantity Surveyor's Pocket Book has been updated...

    MRP: £23.99
    £22.50
  • RIBA Small Projects Handbook

    RIBA Small Projects Handbook

    Publisher: RIBA PublishingISBN: 9781859469675Author: Nigel OstimeBinding: PaperbackPublication Date: 01/02/2021Pagination: 296 Your hands-on, day-to-day guide to small practice. This book provides reassurance as to how to achieve great results on a...

    MRP: £35.00
    £33.00
  • Scaffolding Contract 2018

    CIP

    Scaffolding Contract 2018

    Author: Contractors Legal Group Date Published: June 2018 Document Type: Paperback ISBN: 9781852631529 Product Code: CIP1529 The Scaffolding Contract 2018 is the current version form of contract for the erection, hire and dismantling of scaffolding. The...

    MRP: £31.50
    £29.50
  • Self-Build Manual

    Self-Build Manual

    By: Ian RockPublisher: Haynes Publishing GroupISBN 9780857331212Format: HardbackPagination: 256 pages, Illustrations (some col.)Pub Date: 31/01/2015This new edition (originally published as the Build Your Own House Manual) explains the entire process of...

    MRP: £22.99
    £18.69
  • Shortcuts Book 1 Structure and Fabric

    Taylor & Francis

    Shortcuts Book 1 Structure and Fabric

    Author: Austin Williams Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd Imprint: Routledge ISBN: 9781859463215 Format: Paperback Pagination: 240 Pub Date: 31/04/2008 Shortcuts provides an eclectic mix of at-a-glance guides to the minefield of regulations, new...

    MRP: £37.99
    £35.99
  • Shortcuts Book 2 Sustainability and Practice

    Taylor & Francis

    Shortcuts Book 2 Sustainability and Practice

    Author: Austin Williams Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd Imprint: Routledge ISBN: 9781859463222 Format: Paperback Pagination: 176 Pub Date: 31/04/2009 Shortcuts provide an eclectic mix of at-a-glance guides to the minefield of regulations, new...

    MRP: £37.99
    £35.99
  • Structural Engineer's Pocket Book

    Taylor & Francis

    Structural Engineer's Pocket Book

    By: Fiona Cobb, Edition: 2nd Rev ed Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd Imprint: CRC Press ISBN: 9781138086852 Format: Paperback Pagination: 400 pages, Illustrated Pub Date: 20/07/2017 The Structural Engineer's Pocket Book British Standards Edition is...

    MRP: £43.99
    £41.50
  • Structural Engineer's Pocket Book: Eurocodes

    Taylor & Francis

    Structural Engineer's Pocket Book: Eurocodes

    By: Fiona Cobb, Edition: 3rd Rev ed Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd Imprint: CIMA Publishing ISBN: 9780080971216 Format: Paperback Pagination: 395 pages, Illustrated Pub Date: 15/06/2014 Now in its third edition, the Structural Engineer's Pocket Book...

    MRP: £32.99
    £30.50
  • The BIID Interior Design Job Book

    RIBA

    The BIID Interior Design Job Book

    Author: Diana Yakeley Publisher: RIBA Publishing ISBN: 9781859463499 Format: Paperback Pagination: 288 Pub Date: 31/10/2010 The BIID Interior Design Job Book is the first book to set out the professional standard for running an interior design project...

    MRP: £70.99
    £65.99
  • The Construction of Houses

    Taylor & Francis

    The Construction of Houses

    Authors: Nigel Dann, Roger Heath, Duncan Marshall, Derek Worthing Edition: 6 Rev ed Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd Imprint: Estates Gazette Ltd ISBN: 97803670275821 Format: Paperback Pagination: 566 Pages 646 Color & 33 B/W IllustrationsPub...

    MRP: £39.99
    £37.99
  • The Housebuilders Bible

    The Housebuilders Bible

    By: Mark BrinkleyEdition:11th Rev edPublisher: Ovolo Books LimitedISBN/EAN: 1905959559 / 9781905959556Format: HardbackPagination: 344 pagesPub Date: 02/04/2015Home Extension Manual: The Step-by-step Guide to Planning, Building and Managing a ProjectIn...

    MRP: £25.00
    £22.25
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