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Beechwood, The Street, Eversley

Chris Nichols has been running this business since 1988. This very experienced team of five (three are carpentry-based) specialise in loft conversions but also undertake extensions and general building, and maintain excellent connections with other related trades. 'Chris is highly professional, courteous and provides quality work at sensible prices with fair payment terms.' A1's motto is 'Don't move out, move up.' Guild of Master Craftsmen.

8 Rushmoor Gardens, Calcot

With over 26 years in the building trade, 90% of their work comes from recommendations and The Directory has excellent references. Glenn Barker’s company undertake structural and maintenance work, extensions, renovations, conversions such as houses into flats and loft and garage conversions, conservatory bases, plastering, decorating, roofing, soffits, fascias, driveways and garden landscaping. They also design and install kitchens and specialise in projects to assist the disabled, such as wetrooms, access and installing lifts. Guild of Master Craftsmen member.

Unit 11, Phoenix Park, Nelsons Lane, Hurst RG10 0RR

Garry and his fully qualified and insured tradesmen guarantee reliability. With over 23 years' experience, ABD Construction not only offers a safe and secure service, but prides itself on completing work on time and to budget. If you are thinking of making improvements to your home, whether it is an extension, a loft or garage conversion, a new bathroom or kitchen, or even roof repairs and insurance work, ABD will offer a free no-obligation quote. ABD values its clients and appreciates the importance of referrals and repeat custom. Contact them, become one of their valued clients and experience their reputable service for yourself.

With 30 years' experience, Chester is a very competent tradesman/builder/designer, both in the home and in the garden. Traditional or modern, the ideas and flexibility of Chester’s knowledge and craftsmanship is impressive. Attention to detail is the key to making one’s project look great – Chester is meticulous in this area. If you want something unique – anything from a garden room or office outbuilding to radiator covers – this is one of the businesses you should look at. Call Chester – you will be pleasantly surprised. Public liability £2m. Works 9–6pm Mon–Fri. Free consultation.

5 Montrose Way, Datchet, Slough, Berkshire SL3 9ND

This family-run building company has over 40 years' experience in all aspects of the building industry. For over 20 years, AD Wedgwood & Son has been delighting customers with their design and construction solutions. They hold full public and employers' liability insurance and are Guild of Builders & Contractors corporate members. Great references.  

In business for over 30 years, Lee Anderson and his experienced and hard-working team will undertake all kinds of brickwork, from walls and patios to houses and extensions; also re-pointing. 95% of work comes from recommendations – always a reliable sign of the best businesses – as they offer high-quality work, finished on schedule at competitive prices. Can also undertake heritage work with flint and lime based mortar.

Maidenhead, Berkshire

Mathew & Paul Billinghurst are seventh-generation builders who undertake all work to your home to a high standard and cost effectively. They have established a fine reputation for repairs, extensions, conversions, refurbishments, decorations, domestic and commercial property maintenance, etc. They will be pleased to advise on any planning or building regulations.

Walnut Cottage, Northern Woods, Flackwell Heath

Established in 1984, Brian and his team provide a quality and guaranteed service covering all aspects of property care and improvements. Extensive experience in period and Grade listed properties, providing both proactive and reactive maintenance. Full property refurbishment or extensions/ improvements on any type or style of property. For a new bathroom or kitchen, they will accommodate your chosen style – state-of-the art modern contemporary or period house. Nothing is too much trouble for these members of the Federation of Master Builders and Dulux Select.

37 Nightingale Road, Woodley RG5 3LS

Bourne Builders has been established for over 10 years and Peter comes with over 15 years' experience in the building trade. Bourne Builders has cultivated a solid reputation for efficiency and integrity, which has in turn meant 100% of Bourne Builders' work has come from recommendations. Bourne Builders can provide you with a complete home improvement service and guarantee your satisfaction. They can undertake structural and maintenance work, extensions, renovations, conversions (such as HMOs and houses into flats), garage conversions, plastering, decorating, kitchens, soffits and fascias and full house renovations from start to finish. Fully insured, well connected with other established trades, superb references. If you're thinking of making any improvements to your home, call them for your FREE no-obligation quote. Public liability with Tradesman Saver Insurance for professionals.

* 5% discount if you mention The Little Green Book *

82 Blenheim Road, Maidenhead SL6 5HE

Working Mon–Fri 7am–8pm and Sat 7.30am–5pm, Bradley Builders provides a wide range of building and property maintenance services. They undertake all sorts of jobs from replacing a single gutter clip to building two-storey extensions. Fully insured and providing quality workmanship for nearly 40 years. Free, no-obligation quotations and estimates provided. 24-hour emergency roof repairs. Public liability up to £2m and employee/ employers' insurance.

* 10% property maintenance discount to OAPs *

The Courtyard, 24 Hart Street, Henley-on-Thames RG9 2AU

A long-established company with Kevin Dunne as your main contact. Dunne & Co. specialise in restoring and renovating older character properties, including listed buildings; they also work with English Heritage, a good measure of their credentials. Members of FMB, the Guild of Master Craftsmen, SPAB and IHBC.

‘True professionals who show great respect for the home environment.’ ‘Took a great deal of care in the planning stages to ensure that we got what we wanted.' Elivate Ltd are a systems-driven company, which makes their management skills a cut above the competition; they are Investors in People and ensure that all their staff are highly motivated and professional. Superb references.

2 Hawthorn Gardens, Flackwell Heath

Established for over 20 years, Mark works to a 20-mile radius and carries out most work himself, using only trusted and skilled tradesmen in support. General building, property maintenance, extensions, refurbishments, carpentry, fencing, driveways and landscaping are all within his capabilities. Regular customers comment on his quality workmanship, reliability and that he is clean and tidy. Free quotations.

40 Berwick Road, Marlow

Working 8–4.30, this local family business covers all aspects of building and carpentry services. They have over 15 years' experience. They have many happy customers. Work undertaken includes start-to-finish extensions, renovations, cut roof construction, loft conversions, fitted kitchens, decking, front doors, interior and exterior bi-folding doors and both hardwood and softwood windows, wooden floors and fencing. They are tidy, punctual and consistent from start to finish. Free estimates; references and portfolio available.

13 York Road, Marlow

MEI kitchens and bathrooms have now put a team together that undertakes building extensions, renovations and general building works. The benefit of using their company is that you only deal with them as they advise and guide you through the project. The team will do everything from grand properties to all internal works. NICEIC registered for all electrical works. 30 years' experience with MARS Incorporated as a maintenance engineer. This business has been established since 2006. Excellent references. Call Pete to get a quote for your latest project. 

45c Bath Road, Reading, Berkshire RG30 2AX

On Point specialise in all areas of construction and landscaping. They turn unusable or badly designed living areas into open, spacious and efficient home/garden living spaces. This team of six guarantee very high standards, whether it's for completely refurbishing or re-modelling your living space. Insured for up to £1m.

* 30% discount on lawn cutting for the readers over 60 *

Blind Lane, Flackwell Heath

Great references have been received for RC Smith. All works are carried out by Robert who has been described as very patient, exacting, talented and trustworthy. Particular credit has been given for his work ethic on tricky jobs and with restoration work. Robert has been bricklaying for over 30 years, with general brick and flint work, extensions, repointing, patios and landscaping being just some of the work he covers. Full public liability insurance and all estimates are free with no obligations.

376 Wokingham Road, Earley, Reading RG6 7HX

S&D Kings Construction provide an exceptional level of service, expertise and experience. S&D Kings have over 30 years' experience and can offer good local recommendations for all kinds of quality building work. They specialise in extensions, loft conversions and new builds. Contact Simon Smith or Matt Reynolds.

SM Butler has over 25 years' experience in the building industry and can provide excellent references. They undertake all building work from alterations and conversions to extensions and new builds. Over the years they have developed a trusted and reliable network of specialist contractors, with the highest standards guaranteed. Majority of work via recommendations are via The Directory.

Sefton Cottage,Lower Road, Cookham SL6 9EH

A highly recommended family business with over 20 years' experience in improving homes, with many local examples of their work. The business continues to grow on local recommendations and a dedication to providing a great value, quality service. Alterations, insurance work, modernisations, refurbishments, extensions, structural works, bathrooms, kitchens, carpentry, electrics, painting and decoration, brickwork, patios, drives, landscaping. Also small jobs and domestic and commercial property maintenance. A complete building service, providing the client with the knowledge that their tradesmen are fully qualified, experienced and competent to the highest standard. Tim Slade is your first contact. FSB member.