Radlett Builders Elstree, Borehamwood

Robuild Builders cover Borehamwood, Elstree, Radlett, Shenley, Aldenham and Letchmore Heath. House Extensions,Home Extensions, Kitchen extensions,Garage Conversions, Loft Conversions, Landscaping,gardening and other building projects.

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Our builders have experience of working on Listed Buildings and Conservation areas, and we can deal with issues regarding original materials and planning permissions.
If you need a building company contact us for a free quote for your building project, house extension, Loft & Garage Conversion and refurbishments.General Builders.

We also offer building , plumbing, electrical, painting and decorating services in your area.
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Van and car insurance for builders

Van and car insurance for builders

A builder drives a van. As it happens sometimes, builders have a tendency to drive vans.It is because the builders have to transport building materials, something they can not do in an electric, ecological car.
builders van
However, the insurance companies are putting their prices so high, that it is becoming extremely expensive to insure a van. Together with the prohibition of older vans from London, many builders feel cornered and forced by a legislation that works against them.

Lorries, buses, coaches & heavy specialist vehicles
Larger vans, minibuses & specialist diesel vehicles
Check if your vehicle is affected
Exemptions and discounts

Larger vans, minibuses & specialist diesel vehicles

Larger vans, minibuses and other specialist diesel vehicles are affected by the Low Emission Zone (LEZ). If you own this type of vehicle, it must meet certain emissions standards to be driven within the LEZ without paying a daily charge.

It doesn’t matter whether your vehicle is used for commercial or private purposes – it will still need to meet the standards.
Vehicles affected

The age and weight of a vehicle indicate the level of emissions it produces.

The table below shows those vehicle types that won’t meet the LEZ emissions standards from 3 January 2012. If you own any of the vehicles listed, you will need to take action before driving within the LEZ, or pay a daily charge.

Vehicle types that don’t meet the LEZ emissions standards
Vehicle Type Weight Does not meet the current standards (Euro 3 for PM)
– Larger vans
– Motorised horseboxes
– 4×4 light utility vehicles
– Pick-ups
– Other specialist vehicles Between 1.205 tonnes unladen and 3.5 tonnes Gross Vehicle Weight Vehicles registered as new before 1 January 2002
– Motor caravans
– Ambulances 2.5 – 3.5 tonnes Gross Vehicle Weight
– Minibuses (with more than 8 passenger seats) 5 tonnes or less Gross Vehicle Weight

The van mirror from one of our vans was damaged by a run away driver. We rather payed our self for the damage than talk to the insurance company.
builders van

Materials Calculator

Building Materials Calculator

A very useful tool for builders, painters and decorators, tilers, landscapers and other trades. You can calculate how many bricks, blocks, sand, cement, tiles, paint,flooring,decking, floor boards, concrete and other materials you need for your building or refurbishment project. You can measure the area, length,volume, weight for any materials you might need to know before you buy. Then you can easily calculate how much the building materials will cost for you project. Don’t forget to add the V.A.T, as most building merchants don’t display the price with the V.A.T included.

The VAT can be calculated using a simple formula.

Example at 20% – working out how much standard rate VAT to charge
Item Amount
Price excluding VAT £100
VAT rate 20%
VAT (20% x £100) £20
Price including VAT £120

For a rate of 20 per cent, you can also work out the VAT-inclusive figure by multiplying by 1.2.

If you have the price EX Vat then you multiply by the VAT rate and divide by 100.

e.g. if the VAT rate is 17.5% then the VAT on £200 would be:

£200 *17.5 / 100 = £35.00

Building Regulations links

Building Regulations

To view information on the Building Regulations for your area please follow the links below:

ASHTON – www.oldham.gov.uk OR www.tameside.gov.uk
BAGULEY – www.manchester.gov.uk

BIRMINGHAM – www.birmingham.gov.uk
DUDLEY – www.dudley.gov.uk

BRISTOL – www.bristol.gov.uk
CARDIFF – www.cardiff.gov.uk
SWANSEA – www.swansea.gov.uk

BARKING – www.barking-dagenham.gov.uk
CRICKLEWOOD – www.brent.gov.uk
ENFIELD – www.enfield.gov.uk
HANGER LANE – www.ealing.gov.uk
KINGSBURY – www.harrow.gov.uk
SOUTHALL – www.ealing.gov.uk
SOUTH RUISLIP – www.hillingdon.gov.uk
WALTHAMSTOW – www.walthamforest.gov.uk

CHARLTON – www.greenwich.gov.uk
CROYDON – www.croydonbuildingcontrol.org

READING – www.reading.gov.uk