Chris Thrower General Builder is an established and well respected construction and building firm, based in Acle, but working with clients across Norwich and the county of Norfolk. We are a family run building company and can offer our customers a complete range of services. Established for over 35 years we have been involved in a vast range of building projects.
We pride ourselves on quality workmanship and this is reflected in every job we take on. Our building service is tailor made to meet our customer needs, working with you closely throughout the project to ensure you get the best quality result.
All of our work is fully guaranteed and we will only ever use the highest quality materials. We have technical expertise in construction techniques, as well as comprehensive understanding and compliance of the latest building regulations. We will liaise with the building inspector on your behalf and make sure your building project is finished on time and within budget.
Chris Thrower General Builder has the experience and skill to tackle any job; nothing is too big or too small - extensions, renovation work, loft and garage conversions, groundworks, patios, paving and driveways.
We are fully insured and carry a City & Guilds qualification in Advanced Brickwork.
If you are looking to extend, look no further than Chris Thrower General Builder. We offer a complete service from the foundations to the finished project. We can turn your dreams into reality.
An extension can radically improve a property. Bigger, better space and extra rooms can add value, and make a house more attractive to buyers. Extensions are also a cost effective way of not having to move when you decide extra rooms are needed for yourself or your children, with minimum disruption to your home life.
Extensions come in many forms ranging from single, double and duplex extensions all of which are undertaken with care and consideration for your property. At the start of the project we pride ourselves on capturing the personality of the exterior and endeavour to recreate this look with your extension so that the end result matches the original features perfectly.
Tired looking properties can often be given a whole new lease of life with either a partial or complete makeover; both internally and externally. Transforming an old bathroom or kitchen with modern units, fixtures and fittings can make a huge difference to any home. Replastering a crumbling wall or repointing brickwork can instantly improve the appearance of a room or the exterior of a property.
Chris Thrower General Builder can undertake any level of renovation from the simple to the most complicated project.
If you cannot extend out why not think about extending up or converting that garage the car never goes in. These are very good financial alternatives to moving or extending.
There are three types of loft conversions to consider, all can create that all important extra space and add value to your property at the same time. These are internal loft conversions, dormer loft conversions and loft conversions that require a full removal and build.
Internal loft conversions are usually the cheapest and require minimum building intervention. However, dormer loft conversions are the most common type of loft conversions because of the additional space they can provide with relatively simple building works. Full removal and build loft conversions will give you the most flexibility but they are the most complex and therefore more expensive.
Converting a garage is an excellent and affordable way to add extra living space to your home as well as adding extra value too. A well-thought out conversion can be one of the most cost-effective ways to improve your property’s resale value. In comparison to building an extension or a loft conversion, converting your garage will usually add the most extra floor space for the lowest outlay.
From drives to drains we cover all aspects of groundworks. Whether its a block paving drive or a new soakaway to replace your old failing one you have we can complete the job promptly and professionally. We cater for all tastes and all budgets.
Chris Thrower General Builder can offer you all types of decorative, residential or commercial paving in all shapes & colours, contemporary or rustic to suit your individual needs.
Long-lasting and practical, a smart, block-paved driveway can really add kerb appeal to your home. Any correctly-installed block-paving area, whether it's a drive or a patio, can also add value to your property. From the understated to the ostentatious, the classic to the contemporary, we can advise and consult with you, to ensure we install a block-paving solution that perfectly suits your home, taste and budget.
All drainage systems can be installed whether its storm water or house waste, and from new builds to replacing old systems.
As well as the usual building works we do garden hardscaping, removing internal walls and have even built a children's play area.
Landscaping is more than plants and paving; retaining walls, raised areas, and terracing all require attractive, versatile and long lasting brick work. The use of timber rather than brick can often create that rustic look that softens the impact.
Making the most of the space within the existing four walls of your home can create the additional room you are looking for as well as forming a bright and airy layout. This can often be achieved by removal of an unnecessary internal wall to combine living space into one.
Chris and his team always do a great job. He is hard working and very knowledgeable in all aspects of the construction industry. I have used Chris on several occasions over the last 30 years for small jobs like garden walls to my most recent job. He demolished (on purpose) my old 3 bedroom bungalow and replaced it with a 5 bedroom chalet.
C Danby Advertising - Hainford
I can't recommend Chris highly enough. He built our large extension and double garage. The job ran smoothly from start to finish. I wouldn't hesitate using Chris again on future projects.
James B - Billockby
Chris had just completed my brickweave drive and did a great job. The site was always as tidy as I could have expected for this kind of work.
David Green - Spixworth
Chris did us a loft conversion. Brilliant from start to finish. Very friendly, helpful with advice. Very reliable. Would highly recommend him.
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