Hello!

My name is Guy Hodgson and I am a builder based in Bath, Somerset.

I create happy and healthy spaces for people.

I was a born builder, being pretty hot with building blocks from an early age. That said, I have a broad range of interests, having studied a Politics degree at Newcastle, worked for a hot air balloon company travelling throughout Europe, and spent 4 years as an incident manager in the railways.

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Good as the railways was, there was a bit too much tea drinking and not enough doing, so in 2012 I took voluntary redundancy and made the move into construction. I have worked with some very skilled people along the way, and consolidated my knowledge by undertaking an apprenticeship with the School of Natural Building.

I have come to realise we are very complacent about the health risks of some common construction materials, and also how much resource we waste. I now strive to use only natural sustainable materials, and I aim to send no waste to landfill or incineration. I create spaces which are healthy for both occupants and the environment, be those renovations, extensions or entire new builds.
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Well considered buildings can ‘lock up’ carbon in their materials, add to biodiversity and flood resilience with green roofs and make best use of the free energy of the sun without overheating in the summer. They can enhance their setting. The best expression of this building philosophy can be found at The Living Building Challenge.

HandyGuyBuilds has worked on some fantastic projects.

Get in touch if you would like to discuss yours.

Projects

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A 30m2 extension to an Oxfordshire cottage. Limecrete slab over foamglass insulation with load bearing strawbale walls, lime render externally, clay plaster internally, warmcell insulated roof and a limewash finish.

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A 12m2 extension to a Frome terrace. Suspended floor with sheep wool insulation, wood fibre walls with sheep wool filling lime rendered, green roof system. 

Domestic Maintenance

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As I am very particular about what projects I take on, there are occasional lulls. During these periods I take on some smaller domestic maintenance.  An elite handyman!

Testimonials

“Guy has listened carefully to our needs and acted with great initiative throughout.”

Stuart Cooper

“Guy plans everything out thoroughly and completes work to an excellent standard.”

Nick Lambert

"Guy is thoughtful and capable, and cares about his work and client’s needs."

Juliet Carter