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J & C Barker (Builders) Limited

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4.9

66 Reviews

Opening Hours
Today - 08:00–17:00
  • Monday 08:00–17:00
  • Tuesday 08:00–17:00
  • Wednesday 08:00–17:00
  • Thursday 08:00–17:00
  • Friday 08:00–17:00
  • Saturday 09:00–17:00
  • Sunday - Closed

About

In 1955, my father Herbert Barker founded H Barker & Son, a local building contractor based in Bury, Lancashire. At the age of 21, I became a partner in what has become a trusted, reliable business that has been established for over 50 years. Now known as J&C Barker Builders Ltd, the values of the business remain the same: choice, value & high quality workmanship you can depend on.

Based in Bury, Lancashire, I cover a radius of approx. 25-30 miles, and further depending on the nature/duration of the job.

To find out more about the kinds of projects I take on, take a look at the Services page. To see some examples of my work take a look at the Portfolio page where you will find some job profiles along with feedback from my clients.

What we do

  • Builders

    • Garage conversions
    • Extensions
    • Guttering repair services
    • Plastering
    • Building services
  • Roofers

    • Chimneys
    • Lead work
    • Flat roofing
    • Guttering, fascias and soffits
    • Emergency roofing service
  • Double glazing

    • Double glazing installation
  • More Services

    • plasterers

Customer reviews

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4.9
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Jim responded very quickly when we had a new patch of damp on a bedroom wall. He identified the problem and provided a clear quote for the work. Turned up on time and carried out repairs to the roof to a high standard. Good communication throughout and we took the liberty of asking for a few extra repairs to the chimney to be done while the scaffolding was in place which Jim did without compliant. Would definitely use again
Customer in Greater Manchester Posted on 02/09/2020 , work completed 13/08/2020
A great professional job
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Jim did an excellent job replacing our soffits, facias, guttering, filling in broken flooring and put in a door leading to our garage. The job was done to a high professional standard and we are very pleased with the end result. It was also done to the agreed schedule and budget. Jim was polite, helpful and gave good advice regarding the work that needed doing. His work was neat and he made sure all mess was cleared away once the job had been completed. I would highly recommend Jim to anyone who needs this particular work done on their house.
Customer in Greater Manchester Posted on 20/02/2020 , work completed 18/11/2019
Serious and professional with a sound touch of humour, excellent problem solving skills.
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Shortly after contacting Jim we arranged for a visit to our home where I pointed out two brick work jobs that needed urgent attention. It was pouring with rain yet Jim took his time to review the work that needed to be undertaken. Once Jim started on the work in hand his knowledge and professional skills shone through. A credit to his profession he worked steadily with a ready smile when we asked questions about the progress. Whilst undertaking two main structural issues he also undertook three other pieces of work that had come to his attention. Punctual every day, worked steadily keeping us informed of his progress. He never seemed to be rushed but his personal and professional skills were readily on view throughout his stay with us. Our contribution to his working day was regular mugs of strong tea. Would wholeheartedly recommend Jim if he agrees to do work for you count yourself fortunate. If needed we would certainly seek to use Jim again.
Customer in Greater Manchester Posted on 24/10/2019 , work completed 23/10/2019
Excellent experienced builder
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Jim has just completed our work. He is a very methodical and thorough, checking with us as he went along and advising the best approach. We have asked him back for further work. I would not hesitate to recommend him. He is reliable and trustworthy working non stop each day. It's great to find a good builder!
Sid, Bury Posted on 05/10/2019 , work completed 17/08/2019
Highly recommended
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We got Jim in to do some roofing repairs and were so impressed with his professionalism and the standard of his work that we asked him to do a second job for us, which was to investigate and repair some sinking flags. Jim is a pleasure to deal with. He sets dates and times and sticks to them, he is incredibly knowledgeable and experienced and has very high standards. He explained what he was going to do and why and kept us informed throughout. I would highly recommend him to friends and family.
Customer in Greater Manchester Posted on 29/09/2019 , work completed 25/09/2019
Efficient, punctual and pleasant
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Jim re-did my kitchen ceiling, taking the original ceiling down and raising the ceiling to the level of the ground floor extension roof. He also put metal netting round all entry/exit points to deter rodents. He also worked on two chimneys on the roof, making them watertight. He was very helpful in discussing the work, arrived promptly each day, made good first impressions, was cheerful and helpful. He did the work to a high standard, and cleared up well. I would ask him again, if other work needed doing and I recommend him to others.
Greta, West Yorkshire Posted on 19/06/2019 , work completed 19/06/2019
Professional, Passionate, Polite and Proud
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We contacted Jim after reading reviews on Which? Trusted Trader, and from first contact (which was between that awkward Christmas and New Year period), Jim came out, undertook a survey of works required and provided us with a reasonable quote. When the work commenced (removing and making good inside and out two windows, repairs to Soffits and removal and replacing a flat ceiling with a fully insulated pitch ceiling), Jim arrived promptly, kept us informed and gave us welcome advice at each stage and finished the work cleanly and meticulously. It was clear from the outset that Jim loves his work and cares as much about the end result as you do. His passion and professionalism shone through with each piece of work being completed with a real sense of pride. We are delighted with the work that Jim completed for us and would not hesitate to use again or recommend to others.
Customer in Greater Manchester Posted on 10/02/2019 , work completed 08/02/2019
Lovely job
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Jim repointed our loft interior gable end wall and chimney breast on a circa 1790 old cottage. The job was difficult for access and Jim took time and his expertise to complete. A job well done. Thank you
Customer in Greater Manchester Posted on 17/11/2018 , work completed 09/11/2018
A thoroughly pleasant experience
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It can be so difficult to find a reliable trader, I asked local builders to provide quotes for repointing a couple of house walls and they didn't even return my call! I trust the Which? brand and after reading reviews I decided to contact Jim. Within a couple of hours we had exchanged phone calls and arranged for a site survey to take place the following week. Within two weeks of our initial contact Jim started the repointing and had it finished in five days, well before any frosts or bad weather. Jim was easy to get on with (he prefers strong white tea, no sugar) and proved to be a considerate and conscientious workman, arriving promptly and working safely. The quality of his work was excellent and he made a good job of cleaning up once the job was finished. This proved to be a thoroughly pleasant experience!
Spencer Posted on 09/11/2018 , work completed 09/11/2018
Courteous; hardworking; top class job
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Old-fashioned courtesy combined with assiduous attention to detail and practised skill of excellent quality. James explained and discussed every step of the job, was always prompt and worked steadily and expertly throughout the day. His work is of exceptional quality. No time wasted yet nothing hurried. Everything completed to the highest standard and I would not hesitate to recommend him to others.
Vivien, Lancashire Posted on 24/09/2018 , work completed 24/09/2018