We offer the easiest and safest way to design and build, saving you stress, time and money.

  • We offer a 3D design service for all of your home improvement needs.
  • Many of our clients ask us to produce a virtual tour of our designs, so they can see what their property will look when constructed.
  • 87% of our clients save more than they pay us in fees.
  • We offer a design and build service and have our own network of independent builders.
  • With over 40 years’ experience in the design and building industry, we show you where and how to save £1000’s on your building project.
  • We also offer a “FREE” independent design and building advisory service.
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Home Extensions and Builders in Manchester

Improving your home doesn’t have to be stressful

Bricks and Pieces are a team of professional experts from the building industry. We have designers, architectural technicians, structural surveyors, quantity surveyors, ex builders at your disposal. With over 40 years experience in the building industry, we can guarantee the right result for you and your family.

We understand your home is one of the biggest and most important assets you will probably own in your life time and any improvements need to be carefully thought out and planned correctly. With this in mind call us today for a free no obligation chat about your ideas. With over 40 years experience we will bring your ideas to life. 

Understanding Your Needs

We are an independent plan and design company in Manchester, boasting more than 40 years’ experience in the domestic building industry.  We offer expert advice from the design & plan stage and throughout the tender and build stages.

Substantial Savings

The Bricks and Pieces trade discount card gives you access to the contacts and exclusive deals we have built up over 40 years in the industry, to help our clients make significant savings on their home improvement project.

Always at Hand

Once the builder commences on site, we are always only a phone call away for unlimited building advice to you and your builder, wherever the need arises.  Sign up to our newsletter for further tips specific to your project.

Saving You Time

Our 40 years industry experience will ensure you will avoid many of the common mistakes consumers and/or builders make, often resulting in the delayed completion and sign off of the home improvement project. 

Tried and Tested Procedures

The process and procedures we have developed help protect our clients from experiencing the home improvement horror stories we have all heard about and deliver significant savings, time and time again.

Builders Network

All of our Manchester builders must pass through our strict accreditation and due diligence process before joining our network.  We complete millions of pounds’ worth of projects every year.

Understanding Your Needs

We are an independent plan and design company, boasting more than 40 years’ experience in the domestic building industry.  We offer expert advice from the design & plan stage and throughout the tender and build stages.

Substantial Savings

The Bricks and Pieces trade discount card gives you access to the contacts and exclusive deals we have built up over 40 years in the industry, to help our clients make significant savings on their home improvement project.

Always at Hand

Once the builder commences on site, we are always only a phone call away for unlimited building advice to you and your builder, wherever the need arises.  Sign up to our newsletter for further tips specific to your project.

Saving You Time

Our 40 years industry experience will ensure you will avoid many of the common mistakes consumers and/or builders make, often resulting in the delayed completion and sign off of the home improvement project. 

Tried and Tested Procedures

The process and procedures we have developed help protect our clients from experiencing the home improvement horror stories we have all heard about and deliver significant savings, time and time again.

Builders Network

All of our builders must pass through our strict accreditation and due diligence process before joining our network.  We complete millions of pounds’ worth of projects every year.

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Register with us now and take avantage of our free advice and updates of special future offers. We are saving our clients £1000’s on their home improvements and can do the same for you.

 

Our design and building process
is as easy as steps 1,2 and 3.

Through our tried and test process, we can save you stress, time and money. It really is as easy as following steps one, two and three.

Step One: Initial Planning & Design

During our initial consultation, we will find out why you want the extra space and look at all the options of how this can be achieved. We compete a full brief and a feasibility report which is passed to design office to begin the design process. Find out more

By the end of this stage we will

  • Produce a feasibility report
  • Survey the property
  • Produce a project design brief and specification
  • We bring your ideas to life with exciting 3D visualisations that are easy to understand and will give you internal and external views of how your finished home will look
  • All of our clients are invited into our studio for a full 3D visual session to make any last-minute alterations. So, they know the design they walk away with, is the design the really want.
  • Produce 2D plans and drawings to enable us to submit and obtain planning and building regulation approval for your project
  • We work out the indicative cost for you to build your design so you have the peace of mind that your design stays within your budget specified, before approaching builders

Step Two: Creating your personalised Specification and preparing your builders tender documents

Once you are 100% happy with your design, we evaluate your projects needs and identify the major purchases where you can make substantial savings by using our industry contacts and trade discounts. We then help you prepare and plan before you approach prospective builders. In doing so we will:

  • Help you identify professional builders you want to invite to tender for your project. You may already have a builder in mind and require comparison prices from other builders including members of our professional network.
  • Creating the tender pack to send to prospective builders. This ensures all quotes are calculated on a like for like basis making your decision a lot clearer.
  • Create a personalised specification document for the proposed works keeping inconvenience and disruptions to a minimum
  • Help you identify the costly items you should be purchasing yourself by accessing our trade contacts and discounts, saving you £1000’s on your project. Remember, it has taken us 40 years to create our trade discount network of suppliers.
  • Help you work through all the builder’s quotes and identify where the these are above expectation. We are happy to re-negotiate on your behalf.  We are here to work for you and not for the builder.
  • Discuss and identify the builder that is most suited to you. It is not always lowest price that determines who you award the contract to. is The decision often includes personalities and who you feel you can get along with for the duration of the build. Find out more

Step Three: The things we do to protect you before we appoint the builder and when all our due diligence reports have been completed we go on to assist you to appoint your builder legally

We complete this final step to ensure we protect you by drawing on our 40 years’ experience in the design, planning and building industry. Simply, we know what can go wrong once the builder commences on site and implement a process to avoid all of the most common. Find out more

  • We make sure the builder you wish to appoint passes through our due diligence process so you are protected against unnecessary additional costs before you sign contracts with your chosen builder
  • We produce a project programme for the works clarifying how long your project should take and detailing the key milestones the builder is tasked to complete during each week of your build.
  • We produce a suggested payment schedule so you and your builder can agree payment terms in advance. This way, you know when and how much to pay the builder.
  • Complete all relevant legislation i.e. The Party Wall Act (1996), Health and Safety etc.
  • Ensure the project is fully insured by all parties.
  • Ensure that a brick match test is carried out so your extension matches the original structure.
  • Ensure a recognised legal building contract is in place and signed by you and the builder prior to the commencement of works

Our design and building process
is as easy as steps 1,2 and 3.

Through our tried and test process, we can save you stress, time and money. It really is as easy as following steps one, two and three.

Step One: Initial Planning & Design

During our initial consultation, we will find out why you want the extra space and look at all the options of how this can be achieved. We compete a full brief and a feasibility report which is passed to design office to begin the design process. Find out more

By the end of this stage we will

  • Produce a feasibility report
  • Survey the property
  • Produce a project design brief and specification
  • We bring your ideas to life with exciting 3D visualisations that are easy to understand and will give you internal and external views of how your finished home will look
  • Produce 2D plans and drawings to enable us to submit and obtain planning and building regulation approval for your project
  • We work out the indicative cost for you to build your design so you have the peace of mind that your design stays within your budget specified, before approaching builders

Step Two: Creating your personalised Specification and preparing your builders tender documents

Once you are 100% happy with your design, we evaluate your projects needs and identify the major purchases where you can make substantial savings by using our industry contacts and trade discounts. We then help you prepare and plan before you approach prospective builders. In doing so we will:

  • Help you identify professional builders you want to invite to tender for your project. You may already have a builder in mind and require comparison prices from other builders including members of our professional network.
  • Creating the tender pack to send to prospective builders. This ensures all quotes are calculated on a like for like basis making your decision a lot clearer.
  • Create a personalised specification document for the proposed works keeping inconvenience and disruptions to a minimum
  • Help you identify the costly items you should be purchasing yourself by accessing our trade contacts and discounts, saving you £1000’s on your project. Remember, it has taken us 40 years to create our trade discount network of suppliers.
  • Help you work through all the builder’s quotes and identify where the these are above expectation. We are happy to re-negotiate on your behalf.  We are here to work for you and not for the builder.
  • Discuss and identify the builder that is most suited to you. It is not always lowest price that determines who you award the contract to. is The decision often includes personalities and who you feel you can get along with for the duration of the build. Find out more

Step Three: The things we do to protect you before we appoint the builder and when all our due diligence reports have been completed we go on to assist you to appoint your builder legally

We complete this final step to ensure we protect you by drawing on our 40 years’ experience in the design, planning and building industry. Simply, we know what can go wrong once the builder commences on site and implement a process to avoid all of the most common. Find out more

  • We make sure the builder you wish to appoint passes through our due diligence process so you are protected against unnecessary additional costs before you sign contracts with your chosen builder
  • We produce a project programme for the works clarifying how long your project should take and detailing the key milestones the builder is tasked to complete during each week of your build.
  • We produce a suggested payment schedule so you and your builder can agree payment terms in advance. This way, you know when and how much to pay the builder.
  • Complete all relevant legislation i.e. The Party Wall Act (1996), Health and Safety etc.
  • Ensure the project is fully insured by all parties.
  • Ensure that a brick match test is carried out so your extension matches the original structure.
  • Ensure a recognised legal building contract is in place and signed by you and the builder prior to the commencement of works

We take care of our customers

We get your design right

We help you find the right builder

We make your project legal

We help to save you money

We help to save you money

Find out what our lovely customers say about us

We approach every project as if it were being carried out in our homes. And theres nothing better in this industry than a satisfied customer.

  • “I felt confident that with their help I could get my extension just right”

    Bricks and Pieces made everything so easy to understand and I felt confident that with their help I could get my extension just right. I am careful how I spend my hard earn cash and I felt their service was worth every penny. I saved money on lots of items using their trade discounts. It really doesn’t get much better and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them.

    Mrs Ashcroft (Cheshire)

  • “Total craftsmanship from start to finish”

    We used Bricks and Pieces and we saved money and had fun along the way. Seeing how our property could look before it was built was amazing. Why would you go it alone when with their help, they save you more than it costs to employ them?

    Ms Moffit (Bramhall, Cheshire)

  • “We would highly recommend them”

    I can’t understand why no one has used visualisation technology before. We spent £1000’s on our extension and it was always a comfort to know what the builder was supposed to be building. Having the 3D images at the very start we felt more in control of our builder and our project. It was nice to know if I had a problem all I had to do was pick up the phone and get the right advice. All this and we saved thousands on our overall spend. Why wouldn’t you use Bricks and Pieces.

    Mr & Mrs Storey (Greater Manchester)

  • “We Saved £2800 on our kitchen alone”

    We felt we knew what design we wanted until we explored all options with Bricks and Pieces. They didn’t just come up with one design for our property, instead providing many different designs for us to consider. We ended up building a totally different extension than we thought we needed. An extension that fulfilled all our needs and more. Bricks and Pieces did save us lots of money, £2800 on our kitchen alone compared to the other quotes we had.I would never even think of going it alone in the future when I know they are there to help me every step of the way?

    Mr McCreery (Cheshire)

  • “Simply the best, better than all the rest”

    Bricks and Pieces are simply the best.  Best designs, best service, best builders and best prices.

    Mr & Mrs Healy (Stockport)

     

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