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J & C Barker (Builders) Limited

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Opening Hours
Today - 09:00–17:00
  • 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
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4.9

50 Reviews

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

Reviews summary

4.9
50 reviews
Customer Service
5.0
Quality
4.9
Value
4.7
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Excellent job
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Jim responded quickly to our initial enquiry providing detailed quotes for a number of jobs, i.e. repointing the back wall of house, replacing and repairing guttering etc. After accepting the quotes Jim gave us plenty of notice when the work would start and roughly how long the job would take. The start of the job coincided with some atrocious weather but this didn't deter Jim, strong brews throughout the day seemed to be all the motivation he needed. At the end of each day he left everything clean and tidy hosing down the patio and clearing away all the debris. In regards to his workmanship it was second to none, a thoroughly professional builder which I would have no hesitation in recommending.
Linda Baker21/04/2018
First rate in every way
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Mr Barker responded to my initial enquiry very promptly and arranged to visit the site the following day. A very pleasant, mannerly, thoroughly professional man, he dispenses good impartial advice, is expert and is upfront about costs before proceeding. The house roofs have never had such a thorough clean and repair with additional preventive measures against damp. Mr Barker is such a tidy worker who leaves the site neater than when he came! Always busy, I hope Mr Barker will keep me on his list of customers in the future. I thank him so much.
Arlene, Lancashire09/03/2018
Finally a builder you can trust
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From initial request for a quote all the way through to finishing the job Jim delivered on his promises. Prompt quote, arrived on the day and time stated, worked in all weathers, produced a high quality job and left everywhere clean and tidy. Highly recommended.
Kevin 17/02/2018
Great person and terrific work!
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We feel very fortunate to have found Jim on Which? Trusted Traders. To begin with we only asked Jim to remove and 'brick up' an external door. That was done with great care in all respects. The brick matching was done superbly, the debris from the original build was removed from the cavity (which Jim insulated really well), the bricklaying itself is terrific - it is just not possible to see that there was ever a door there; in fact our neighbor (who has reason to be a good judge of such things), was so impressed that he asked Jim to do a tricky job on his own house. Whilst Jim was engaged on the above, we asked him to take on several other jobs. Those were all done with the same meticulous professionalism. We also felt that Jim's pricing was very reasonable, especially as a job on our garage roof involved scaffolding (again, the proper way to do things - both for safety and the work)! Jim also saved the day brilliantly by lending some of his own equipment, at absolutely no notice, when someone else suffered a technical failure a long way from home! All in all, we feel very fortunate to have discovered Jim - who is also a splendid fellow! Yes - recommended indeed!
Martin05/02/2018
Great builder, prompt and efficient
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Jim has recently replaced a broken lintel over patio doors. After first telephone contact, he quickly came to view the job, quoted a fair price and kept me up to date on when he would do the job. On the day he arrived promptly, completed the work to my satisfaction and tidied up, removing all debris. Jim works well - but strong tea is a must! I'll certainly be using him for future jobs. Rod, Bury.
RodBalding14/11/2017
Excellent Builder
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Lived up to everything promised and more. Always prompt and kept us informed at every stage. Highly recommended.
Leslie, Lancashire18/10/2017
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Jim has done work on my roof and my walls over the years. Excellent work, very reliable.
Lynes13/10/2017
Quick response, found the problem
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A great service, where Mr Barker responded quickly to concerns as water was pouring in through the bathroom ceiling, which we noticed during heavy rain. It turned out not to be a roofing problem after all but a plumbing one all investigated by Mr Barker who stopped the leak. What a great service. Thanks Mr Barker!
Frances Jones03/08/2017
Outstanding Workmanship
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We had previously used Jim and were completely satisfied so this time asked him to replace the roof line around the house (soffits, fascia boards, gutters, point valley gutters) with upvc. He was always on time and kept us fully informed throughout. The quality of his work is excellent and he cleaned up after finishing. Jim is extremely conscientious and we thoroughly recommend his work. Harry
HarryandCarol21/07/2017
Very professional and skilful.
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Initial meeting made me feel very confident that he would do a good job. Trust and confidence I rate very highly. He worked long days, advised me on the technicalities of what I hoped to achieve and delivered me exactly what I want.
Sandra, Lancashire03/07/2017