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Bush Builders

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4.9

25 Reviews

Opening Hours
Today - 08:00–20:00
  • Monday 08:00–20:00
  • Tuesday 08:00–20:00
  • Wednesday 08:00–20:00
  • Thursday 08:00–20:00
  • Friday 08:00–20:00
  • Saturday - Closed
  • Sunday - Closed

About

Bush Builders are a domestic building contracting firm which is based in Upminster, Essex. Covering all of Essex, London and the surrounding areas.

We are experienced in all areas of building work; both interior and exterior, from small projects to large renovations. Our team of skilled tradesman include professional builders, kitchen fitters, plumbers, electricians, roofers, painters and decorators. All are fully qualified and insured to give you peace of mind.

Bush Builders can provide unrivaled quality of service and workmanship at a competitive rate. Bush Builders is a family-owned and run business that has been serving the community for more than 30 years.

We specialize in a wide variety of home building and improvement projects, no job is too big or small.

Bush Builders is proud to be an official Which? Trusted Trader as well as being a member of Trust Mark and abiding by its strict government endorsed standards, giving you peace of mind and confidence in our abilities.

What we do

  • Builders

    • Building services
    • Extensions
    • Loft conversions
    • Garage conversions
  • Painters and decorators

    • Painting contractors
    • Exterior decorating
    • Interior decorating
  • Building construction contractors

  • Doors

  • Bedroom fitters

  • Kitchen fitters

  • Boiler, central heating and gas engineers

  • More Services

    • electricians
    • plumbing
    • bathrooms
    • kitchens
    • windows
    • doors

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Fantastic Builders
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Bush Builders have been a pleasure to work with and their work is outstanding. They managed our single story extension and fitted our new kitchen whilst re-decorating our home as well. Having building work on such a large scale was scary for me and my wife however Dave, Ricky, Dan, Julian, George, Vern, Sam and Phil (sure I am missing a lot of the team) made the experience effortless. They were always on hand to help and were very professional. With a 12month old son they also worked around our needs and made sure our day to day living was not impacted. The finishing on the work was fantastic and I could not highly recommend them enough. Truly an honest team that is rare to find.
Customer in Greater London Posted on 04/08/2021 , work completed 04/08/2021
Happy home renovation
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Bush builders helped with our house renovation. We needed a new plumbing system, boiler and radiators, new electrics and electrical board, all walls and ceilings plastered, a new bathroom, kitchen, a hatch for our loft and all new carpentry. Bush builders were very reliable and easy to get hold of. They contacted us within a day when we enquired about the job and came to our house to give us a quote very quickly. Dave and his brother were very honest about what work was needed and what would be best for now and for the future as we would like to extend in a year or so. When they started the work, they were very quick and the work was completed in the time scale they told us. If anything needed to be changed during the work, the team were quick to change things for us to make sure we were happy. If decisions hadn’t been made by us, they checked with us before doing the job, which we really appreciated. The tiling, plastering and carpentry work has been done to a very high standard. We’re really pleased with how the house has come together. Definitely recommend them!
Customer in Essex Posted on 06/03/2021 , work completed 19/02/2021
Great team of builders
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We are so pleased we chose Dave and his team to complete our work. We had an extension built to house a new kitchen and then our old kitchen was converted into a separate downstairs loo and utility room. From start to finish the team have been excellent and the quality of work is very high. We were quite apprehensive about starting the project but any concerns or questions we had were dealt with quickly and it has been very straightforward. The whole team are very skilled and take real care in what they doing. Special mention though to Dan, George & Julian who did the kitchen fitting and internal work - it looks so good. I would say also that the quote for the work we had was both competitive and clearly set out so we knew exactly what we were paying for. If we need a builder in the future we know where to come !
Customer in Greater London Posted on 11/12/2020 , work completed 11/12/2020
Great Experience
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When we first obtained planning permission back in January 2020, we contacted builders to get quotes as per normal. However, actually getting a builder to be interested in the work was almost impossible. We had only had two builders who feigned interest and one disappeared from radar and the other didn’t seem to want to stick to the plans. We gave up for a while because we couldn’t find anybody to quote. We asked neighbours for advice and we were given Dave Bush’s details. From that moment, things Improved beyond our expectations. He was on time, he listened and was honest about our expectations and we immediately felt that we could trust him. He was very helpful also when the person who drew our plans didn’t want to do building reg drawings. Dave helped us to find a new architect. We hadn’t had building work done for many years and based on that experience, we were not sure what to expect. We need not have worried. Dave’s team were excellent. Dan and George worked very hard and the standard of their work is very high. The rest of the team including the plasterers, electricians and roofers were all polite, hard working and tidy - and their workmanship is of the same high standard. From the first meeting with Dave until the last day of working, they impressed us with their punctuality, attendance and most importantly, the standard of their work. We would have no hesitation in recommending them.
Customer in Essex Posted on 20/10/2020 , work completed 19/10/2020
Thanks Bush Builders!
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Thank you Bush Builders for creating our wonderful kitchen diner extension - this is our first home and our first project and having these guys help us along the way has been invaluable - every single trade has been nothing but polite, friendly and helpful and finished jobs to a high standard! Shout out to Rickie, George, Vern, Pete, Sam, Phil, Dan, Dave and everyone else along the way! We love our new space and will see you again when its time to do the bathroom :)
Customer in Essex Posted on 03/09/2020 , work completed 03/09/2020
Competitive and reliable
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Had single-storey extension and internal alterations. Had the usual cowboys give me prices and chit chat and then found Bush Builders. The Covid-19 emergency delayed the completion but still very pleased with the timetable of works. All the trades were well skilled. The chippy Tom, who did the timber for the flat roof, was known as millimetre he was so good. Can't complain about any aspect of the work and Dave made sure we were totally happy with everything the team completed. Would highly recommend Bush Builders for a quality finish on your building/alteration project. We would use them again without hesitation.
Dave in Greater London Posted on 01/07/2020 , work completed 01/05/2020
Rear Extension
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I used Bush Builders to carry out an extension to my property. Prior to using Bush Builders I invited others builders some promised the world, some priced the job really cheap and others far too high. Having found Dave through Which? I felt reassured of their credentials and asked him to come and visit. He came on the day and time we agreed and from our initial conversation I had a very good feeling about his company. As I have never undertaken any building projects before I had loads of questions which Dave went through with me in detail. The quote he provided was very reasonable, the quote included a breakdown of where the money was being spent. After agreeing with the quote and a start date for the work, he got his team started on the work. Every single person who worked on the extension was really helpful and nice. The standard of work was very high. Whenever any problems occurred Dave was always on hand to help without fuss and without asking for extra money!! There was always a solution to a problem. The build was completed on budget and on time. Based on my experience I also asked Dave to fit out the kitchen - again this was done at a very reasonable cost and at a good standard, whenever I changed my design plan or alterations the guys Dave used never got annoyed or angry unlike some other builders who are just in a rush to finish a job and move onto the next. Even up to now I still contact Dave for various different house work small or big he has never let me down.
Customer in Romford Posted on 14/08/2019 , work completed 18/06/2018
Trustworthy, Motivated, Dedicated, Hardworking 'A' Team.
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Had a Velux loft conversion done. The work was done to schedule and of high standard. Very pleased with the outcome! David gained my trust in using BB because he listened, understood, showed genuine care relieving me of the anxiety and stress I went through trying to get a builder to cater to my individual need. He's been a 'Godsent ' making a long awaited dream real. The team were brilliant, polite and friendly. They arrived on time each day and cleaned up after every task. BB are for keeps! Highly recommended!
Customer in Greater London Posted on 13/08/2019 , work completed 06/08/2019
Bespoke book shelving and cupboards
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We knew what we wanted in our heads but explaining this must have been confusing to Dave. The finished project was way beyond our expectations and can not thank Dave and his team enough for bringing to life our dream bookshelves. This was a small job compared to what Dave and his team usually do but nonetheless they were prepared to take us on and made a fantastic job. We will certainly use them again and would recommend to anyone who is looking for a good and reliable builder. Thank you Bush Builders.
Customer in Greater London Posted on 25/04/2019 , work completed 10/04/2019
Wetroom extension and remodelling of kitchen,lounge and diner Plus many other related jobs.
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I feel extremely lucky finding Bush Builders. They were professional, prompt and open throughout the seven month process. I was always consulted and informed of any issues. The estimated cost rose as I kept adding quality fitments and changed the goalposts relating to the build. Dave the principle was easy to communicate with and always replied within the day to Any text messages or calls I made. Dave’s team were excellent and worked in harmony with each other. A big thanks to Ricky, Dan, Vern, Peter, Julian, George, Henry, Sam, Chris, Dean and Brad. All true professionals in their respective trades. I would definitely use and recommend Bush Builders to anyone looking for an extension or even a larger job.
Customer in Greater London Posted on 02/04/2019 , work completed 22/03/2019
Extension
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A huge thanks to Dave, Julian, George, Vern and everyone involved in building our extension. They have created us a large 50 square metre open plan kitchen, dining and lounge area and we look forward to enjoying it as a family for many years to come. The job was started exactly when agreed and the quality of workmanship has been first rate throughout the build. Communication was excellent and we could always contact someone if we needed to. There were some unforeseen issues with the existing part of the house and the way it was dealt with by Dave and the team is a true testament to the sheer professionalism of this firm. I would not hesitate to recommend Bush Builders and we will definitely be using them for further projects.
neilf81 Posted on 23/10/2018 , work completed 23/10/2018
Rear extension
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We asked Dave to build a single storey rear extension and we are very pleased with the end product. We found Dave's team professional, approachable and helpful. They were always happy to answer questions and explained each step of the process. We had our extension started in January and regardless of the weather they always worked tirelessly and at the end of each day they cleaned up after themselves. We would definitely use Bush Builders again and would recommend them to anyone considering having work done.
M Dennis Posted on 15/10/2018 , work completed 15/10/2018
Professional and trustworthy
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Brilliant builders, highly recommend! Bush Builders renovated the the ground floor of my house to make it open plan and fitted a large kitchen/utility area. I couldn’t be happier with the result. We were warned of potential issues before the build started and found them to be completely upfront and honest during the entire build. There were no hidden costs and the final bill was as expected. I will definitely use them for further projects.
amyjane2607 Posted on 28/09/2018 , work completed 28/09/2018
Room conversion
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We decided to convert two rooms into one creating a kitchen / diner knocking a wall down and blocking off two doorways. After contacting Dave through Which trusted traders we were pleased with the quoted price and time schedule. The guys that came to do the work were professional and respectful and we knew we had selected the right company to do our conversion. the work,time schedule and price quoted were spot on. we would hire Dave and his crew again and would recommend them anytime.
mick moore Posted on 04/07/2018 , work completed 04/07/2018
Double storey extension
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Hiring Dave and his team for our two-storey extension has proved to be a fantastic decision. We couldn't be happier with the final results and there is absolutely no doubt we will choose Dave for any future projects. We have had no hesitation in providing glowing references to friends/family and also to prospective customers - you could not ask for more from your builder. Dave is incredibly trustworthy, responsive and always available in person or on the phone, which was very important to us. He sets extremely high standards and really cares about the end results. He helped us to make some tough decisions throughout the build around internal layout for example and his advice has proved invaluable. The work was completed on schedule and within budget, despite some early structural challenges which Dave was able to guide us through and overcome. Dave's initial quote provided to be very accurate and he is totally transparent throughout the process as to how we were doing vs. budget so there are no surprises. The team are an absolute pleasure to have around the house and could not do enough for us. They are friendly, tidy, conscientious and extremely hard-working. There is a real family feel to Dave's team. Finally, Dave has been very quick to address any minor snagging problems after the job has finished and ensure we were completely happy with the finished product. You will not regret hiring Dave for your project
N_ODELL Posted on 09/03/2018 , work completed 09/03/2018
Extension
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Very good job done. Helped with drainage problems much appreciated.
David, Essex Posted on 20/02/2018 , work completed 20/02/2018
Stunning Extension
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We asked Dave to quote for an extension to the back of our property and the result is a stunning space housing a new kitchen, dining room and seating area. He has also transformed a small study into a utility room, changed all the doors off the hallway and conjured up a cupboard to house coats and shoes (every house should have one!). The garden path and disturbed patio have also been relaid as new. Dave provided us with a very detailed quotation at the start of the project, which other builders failed to do, so we were able to see exactly how our money was being spent. He was always contactable and never failed to return our calls, normally within minutes if we left a message. He also has the nicest team of guys working for him and nothing was too much trouble for them. So if you want someone who is trustworthy and dependable with a team of guys who you instantly feel you can trust, then Dave is the builder for you.
Which? Trusted Traders Consumer Posted on 20/02/2018 , work completed 20/02/2018
Large extension
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Dave and his guys built us a very large extension across the whole length of our house. One of the largest builds the team had done, and we couldn't be happier. Dave was realistic and is the only tradesman I have met who gets back to you each time you message or call. The guys are an established team and clearly work well together, minimising delays as much as possible. We are absolutely thrilled with our extension, quality of the work and all interactions with Dave and the guys Could not recommend strongly enough.
C Warner Posted on 15/01/2017 , work completed 15/01/2017
Great, reliable - would recommend
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Dave and his team have built us a wonderful 1st floor extension that has made such a difference to out family home. The work was carried out with our budget in mind. The team were extremely aware of our private space and were courteous and hard working. Everyday they cleaned up before they left. We were hit with some bad weather but we were kept well informed and work carried on when the weather allowed them to. Have already recommended Bush Builders to our friends and will continue to do so!
lcolley Posted on 12/10/2016 , work completed 12/10/2016
Highly recommend
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Bush Builders did a fantastic job on removing a wall between kitchen and dining room. They were all reliable, friendly, kept me informed every step of the way and helped clean up after they left. Would highly recommend and am looking to use them again for more work. Can't say enough good things.
Eleni B Posted on 15/09/2016 , work completed 15/09/2016
Friendly, Clean, Efficient and good value Builders
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We asked Dave and the team to complete a lot of work across the house and the garage, which included completely changing out two bathrooms, re-plastering a number of rooms in the house and converting the Garage. The work took around 6 weeks to complete and we are extremely pleased with the results. Throughout the time the team were in the house they were always tidy, polite and friendly. We were always kept up to speed with what was happening and any changes that we asked for were discussed and incorporated in to the job with ease. I would highly recommend them if you need some work done, and, in fact, have done so already to friends. Overall I found the price to be competitive, the work to be of a high standard and the team a pleasure to have in the house.
JaymeH Posted on 11/07/2016 , work completed 11/07/2016
Exceptional Work delivered by quality tradesman and on time
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We had a large ground floor extension built by Bush Builders and can't express how happy we are with the outstanding end result. The quality tradesman always arrived when planned, cleaned up after themselves and produced high quality work. We would thoroughly recommend Bush Builders to anyone needing any building work. We are extremely happy with the end product that has significantly increased the value of our home.
Mrs Davis Posted on 01/07/2016 , work completed 01/07/2016
Good quick job
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They removed a car port and part of a wall. Only took a few hours, but they were efficient, cleared up OK and arrived on time.
BrianR Posted on 01/07/2016 , work completed 01/07/2016
Brilliant job
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Bush Builders. I have had an extension built for my son with special needs and the builder Dave Bush has been excellent in the way that he has approached this difficult rear extension built on a hill where a large amount of material had to be removed before foundations could be laid. The build had been carried out to very high standards and we are very pleased & happy with the results. I fully recommend Bush Builders for excellent work.
Don, Essex Posted on 11/04/2015 , work completed 11/04/2015
First class job
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Bush Builders delivered a first class job and a solid build. We had an extension to the side of our bungalow that have an en-suite bedroom and lark kitchen. Dave's expertise at dealing with Building Inspector, Architect and any problems made a significant contribution to the success of the project. The build came within the estimated price.
Anne, Essex Posted on 05/08/2014 , work completed 05/08/2014