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J & C Barker (Builders) Limited

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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
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4.9

60 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
60 reviews
Customer Service
5.0
Quality
4.9
Value
4.8
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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 Manchester10/02/2019
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 Manchester17/11/2018
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!
Spencer09/11/2018
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, Lancashire24/09/2018
A Good Job
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If you are looking for a professional builder who produces high quality work and has all the attributes of being a true gentleman, then Jim is your man. I would not hesitate to call on Jim's services again or indeed recommend him to a friend.
Ian Bury18/09/2018
Brilliant job, professional and polite
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Jim is the best tradesman we have used. I would highly recommend him. His work is second to none. So pleased with both jobs he completed for us, garden wall and soffits and fascia's. Professional and hard working has done a brilliant job.
Patricia, Lancashire30/08/2018
Rear extension in removal/replacement of rendering
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Jim was recently called in to quote, and subsequently carrying out the total removal of very defective wall rendering (pebble-dash type) from our rear extension, previously created about 20 years ago which was now falling away from the walls. He completed this difficult work assignment to perfection leaving the wall a very impressive Tyrolean type finish on completion, and the patio area totally cleaned up. Highly recommended - a very competent and conscientious builder.
Brian, Lancashire20/08/2018
Great Work; Delighted!
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Jim provided a very quick and reasonable quote. He kept us informed, was reliable and did the work as promised. He even did a bit extra not originally quoted for! We’ll use him again and highly recommend him!
Barbara Temesi06/07/2018
Good to deal with
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Jim came round quickly to assess the damage to our kitchen ceiling caused by a burst and gave us a very fair quote. He is very professional and turned up on the arranged date to do the work which he did to a great standard. He cleared up all the debris and took it with him. Wouldn't hesitate to use him again.
Cliff 26/05/2018
Excellent work
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Mr Barker came to my home to inspect the work I needed to be done. He then sent me a written quotation, which I accepted. One of the jobs I had asked him to do was very, very difficult. He made no complaints and the end result was fantastic. I was also extremely pleased with all of the work carried out and completed in the four days stated. I will certainly use him in any future work I need to be done and recommend him to anyone who is looking for an excellent and reliable builder.
Patrica J, Lancashire15/05/2018