How Long Does It Take to Become a Builder in the UK?

Becoming a builder in the UK can take anywhere from one to five years, depending on the level of education you pursue. Construction inspectors are responsible for ensuring the quality and safety of construction sites, while scaffolding workers install scaffolding in buildings and structures to enable other workers to do their jobs safely. Builders and general contractors can earn between £40,000 and £1,000,000 a year, although it is generally agreed that most will make between £50,000 and £100,000, with the highest incomes typically found in the south-east. Homebuilders are responsible for overseeing construction as well as performing more physical tasks such as installing windows and doors or laying foundations.

To become a homebuilder, you'll need industry experience and some qualifications. Griggs Homes is a family business that has been building homes in Hertfordshire and the home counties since 1968. To become a building contractor or general contractor, you'll need experience in quoting and pricing processes as well as managing other merchants. Legally speaking, builders do not need any qualifications to perform construction work in the UK.