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About Andrew Christopher Builders

Family run for the best experience...

Founded in 2003, Andrew Christopher Builders has grown to become one of Weymouth’s top Builders. Recognition for his efforts to maintain the highest standards of work was acknowledged in 2009 when Andrew was entered into a national competition run by Trustmark to find the UK’s top tradesmen “Finishing in the top 10 from so many strong entries was a real achievement and makes all the hard work worthwhile and for a customer to take the time to recommend us makes it even more special”

Andrew started his building career in 1984, working for a small local company Wey Valley Builders. I was fortunate to have fantastic training as it was only the two of us at that time, I had to learn fast and nothing less than perfect was acceptable. We spent two years building four individual houses near Upwey Wishing Well. They each incorporated individual features such as inglenook fireplaces. Shortly after Gary Walter joined the company and he still works alongside me today. We then moved into restoration work and worked on individual projects all over the County, including work for the Princes Trust. We were fortunate to work on some really old character properties and it gave me my passion for quality work. It is so important to preserve our heritage and pass those skills on to future generations.

A family run business directors Andrew and Lisa Christopher share the day to day responsibility, while son George who joined the business after leaving school in 2011 works on site, after successfully studying and completing his apprenticeship to advanced craft level. Andrew oversees all aspects of project management and liaising with the client on site so he can keep them fully updated with progress and ensure the project meets and hopefully exceeds their expectations. Meanwhile Lisa works in the office dealing with all the administration and financial side of the business and is always available on the end of the phone for additional client support. I think the key to any project is to understand our customers needs and keep them fully informed at each stage. With any project we can find the unexpected and plans may need to adapt and change, but as we have an excellent working relationship with local architects, structural engineers and most importantly the Local Authority Building Control, our customers can be reassured to know we are working hard for them to keep their project on track ,limit delays and most importantly limit any unexpected costs.

Specialising in domestic alterations incorporating extensions, loft conversions and structural alterations, Andrew Christopher Builders offer a complete service. When considering a project such as an extension or loft conversion, it is advisable to make contact early. We can offer initial advise on the viability of your project and can guide you through the various planning stages. It takes a long time from that first conception to gaining full building regulations, so it is advisable to use this time, to take up references and obtain your free estimates.

We have a highly experienced and skilled workforce who have a wealth of knowledge between them built up over a lifetime of working in the industry. They have the ability and skill to complete the task at hand, without fuss, and to the highest standard. I personally introduce any new faces on site to the customer so you always know who is working in your home. We fully understand that working in people’s homes is an intrusion of privacy however we always try to keep the disruption to a minimum and also ensure as clean and as tidy site as is possible.

Why choose Andrew Christopher Builders?

One stop shop from concept to completion by providing a single point of contact for our customers.

Comprehensive professional service Andrew Christopher Builders provide a comprehensive range of services derived from years of combined experience in all aspects of the construction industry. Andrew Christopher Builders offer a level of professionalism which is rarely found today in the private residential and smaller commercial construction sector.

As a family run reputable company we are justifiably proud of the reputation we have built up and are always aware that our continued success is dependent upon continually improving our quality of product and service. Andrew Christopher Builders have achieved the standards required to be awarded the Government backed Trust Mark. We were extremely proud when a customer nominated us in their national competition to find Britain’s Top 100 Trusted Tradesman and to have achieved a place in the Top 10.

Insurance backed for peace of mind, we carry full Public and Employers Liability insurance.

We cover most areas of Dorset including; Weymouth, Portland, Dorchester, Bridport and all surrounding villages.

Trustmark

TrustMark helps you find reliable, trustworthy tradesmen to make improvements and repairs inside and outside your home.

What makes selecting TrustMark tradesmen so worthwhile?

  • A firm’s technical skills have been independently checked through regular on-site inspections, as well as checks on their trading record and financial status
  • Firms have signed up to a code of practice that includes insurance, good health and safety practices and customer care
  • The approved scheme operator has checked and will continue to monitor the firm”s quality of work, trading practices and customer satisfaction
  • Firms are able to offer an Insurance Backed Warranty
  • Deposit Protection Insurance is available for consumers in the event a firm should cease trading
  • Firms will be able to tell you about any building regulations you must comply with and may also be able to provide appropriate certificates
  • If you have a problem or disagreement with the firm, there will be a clear and user-friendly complaints procedure to help resolve the issue
  • The scheme is fully supported by Government, the building industry and consumer protection groups
  • All of these checks will give you – Peace of Mind