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Exeter Builders

Building Exeter Better!

Building Exeter Better! Based in Exeter we help people increase their living space and create inspirational rooms that they love to spend time in. Whatever your available space, loft, garage or garden, Exeter Builders of Silver Fern vans with everything a builder needs to give you the space you’ve always dreamed of… we’re talking rear extension, side extension, wrap around extensions single and double storey, loft and garage conversions too. Our passion for your Exeter building project means you’re guaranteed to have the neighbours green with envy and looking at their own building projects.

Types of building work that we offer in Exeter

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Silver Fern performing a house extension in Exeter

Your home is your space, where memories are made and Silver Fern can offer a service that no other Exeter builder can. Our people are the difference; they are the key to our success, and the success of your Exeter building project. Our team of Exeter Builders and support staff have the experience and know how to make sure things run as planned.

We have been working as builders in all areas of Exeter since 2019 with our most recent, completed projects throughout Exeter in 2023 including Pinhoe, Heavitree, Topsham, St Leonards, Exminster and Pinhoe. Our team of builders include specialist carpenters with over 40 years combined experience.

Our Building Services

How we can help with building work

Loft Conversion in Exeter with Wooden Beams by Silver Fern

Exeter Loft and Garage Conversions

How about a garage or loft conversion? This is one of the most cost effective ways to increase your living area and accommodate your growing family or work/hobby needs, making a huge difference to how well your home works for you.

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Garage conversions are generally more straightforward and lower cost due to the smaller space and easier access whereas loft conversions offer you the chance to significantly increase floor area.

We have managed multiple conversions so can suggest options that offer the wow factor, increasing the excitement and anticipation for the finished space.

Loft Conversions
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How about a home built specifically around your family and how you spend your time at home? Building a custom/self-build home in Exeter or surrounding Devon areas with Silver Fern opens the doors for individuality and creativity that delivers a beautiful one off home that meets modern needs and expectations.

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Our love of communication goes a long way to making a potentially stressful process much more enjoyable because we are all one team together. With government initiatives and Help to Build support encouraging families to explore this option and work with quality, local builders, your self build dreams are more realistic than ever.

Silver Fern performing a house extension in Exeter

Exeter Home Extensions

If you’re happy with your home location and have some outside space available to claim for living accommodation, a home extension might well be the perfect way to create the living space you need.
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Working in and around Exeter, our construction company has helped homeowners increase their living space and increase the value of their property. Types of home extension we have worked on include full width, two storey and loft extensions which can increase square footage considerably as well as small extensions where that little bit of extra space has made all the difference.
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Home Renovation and Remodelling Exeter

We love transformations and home remodelling! This can include many different aspects of construction but a popular option is converting a traditional layout to open plan to create a more contemporary, family-friendly space! Benefits of renovating and remodelling include;

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  • A more pleasant living space - this is your home and the mental health benefits of living in a space that you find soothing and welcoming are significant, we will make your home a place that you’re excited to return to!

  • A safer living space - you can update electrical, plumbing and heating systems as well as improving potential hazards such as steps and stairways to bring your systems and fundamental construction up to present day safety standards.

  • An easier living space - With many more of us working from home now, remodelling often includes creating home office space within the existing layout or separating your home/work life by creating a separate home office in the garden.

  • A more valuable living space - considered investment in your home will increase it’s value to a future purchaser and provide you with better options if you decide to move on.

Optimising every available inch of your home to make the most of storage and living space is always at the forefront of our minds when chatting with potential new clients who can benefit from our library of home upgrade solutions.

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Our commercial projects include large care home extensions and renovations as well as office accommodation in Exeter. Our commercial clients have specific requirements that we support such as parking, health and safety obligations, emergency exit provision and much more.

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We prefer to become involved with projects early in the planning phase and really enjoy the design build aspect and achieving specific goals for our commercial clients.

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Student Accommodation

Student accommodation represents unique challenges. We manage most large scale works during the available Summer weeks and can complete entire house renovations, upgrades, loft conversions and extensions within a 6 -8 week period across multiple properties.

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Our project management team are experienced at managing fast pace schedules to client specification We have a long standing, strong relationships with established and reliable subcontractors which allow us to flex our mobility on a seasonal basis and enable us to hit that goal!

Exeter are you ready to build?

Many of our Exeter building projects in Exeter are completed under permitted development which allows you to go ahead with your house extension, loft conversion or other construction without applying for full planning permission.  We can advise on this based on the most recent government guidelines on permitted development.

Help to Build Exeter

Have you considered building your own house in Exeter? Have a look at help you can get to create a truly unique space for you and your family with Exeter Builders, Silver Fern at your side. Learn more about the Help to Build schemes.

Why choose Silver Fern Developments as your Exeter Builder?

  • Members of the Federation of Master Builders
  • Trading Standards Approved
  • Fully insured
  • Quality workmanship
  • 2 year craftsmanship guarantee
  • People culture
  • Communication excellence
  • Fully broken down and transparent estimates
  • Accurate project scheduling

The Silver Fern Builders Process

Any good building project starts with an idea. We love taking these ideas and helping to develop them into what people dream about. We understand that sometimes this can be a bit daunting. To help with this, we have developed a process which takes as much of the pressure away from our customers as possible. We have dedicated Exeter building project coordinators who walk each step along with our clients, through what can sometimes feel like a “minefield” of questions. We have a breakdown of every task, every cost, every item and have created a transparency which builds trust and confidence.

Step 1: Plan

Step 2: Price

Step 3: Build

Step 4: Enjoy

Silver Fern Exeter Builder owner Matt Rule

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Matt loves chatting about building, do us all a favour and call him now to find out why Silver Fern are the Exeter Builders you need!

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The Exeter Builders Services

The Exeter Builders, Silver Fern team work collaboratively with clients to ensure the finished work meets and exceeds expectations. We love communication and keep our clients fully updated on project progress in person, by phone and on active Whatsapp groups. With our extensive experience we are also able to advise on building solutions so that all options have been considered ahead of work starting and during the project.

Our team enjoy meeting our clients and chatting through their home improvement design. We always visit a client’s property ahead of estimating for a new project so that we can ensure any areas of complexity are identified. We take pride and invest a lot of energy into pricing for our projects so that all of our focus is on exciting outcomes as soon as our safety boots land on site.

As a reliable and responsible Exeter Builders you are guaranteed a consistent and compliant service; responsible waste management and material sourcing because that’s what our team, our clients and our environment deserves.

Kitchen refurbishment provided by Silver Fern Exeter Builders