General Builder

  • Brick retaining wall repair

  • Repointing small area of garden slabs

  • New patio and garden wall

    Michael has done a fab job on our garden patio area and wall. Initially he visited and asked questions about what was needed, he delivered a quote which took in to consideration what we needed and what were extras. He completed the work over a couple of days and kept us informed of changes he had to make due to some unforeseen circumstances. He’s done a great job and we would definitely use him again and recommend him to others.

  • Rebuild section of garden wall

  • Remove old shed lift flags and level, replace flags

    Used Micheal to make a base for a new shed. Communication was very good. Micheal turned up on time every time he said he would. Good job at a good price done for us.
    Micheal even returned when shed was being delivered to make sure everything was OK.

  • Rebuild of small wall

  • Flags and small walk to be built in front if new build

  • Patio installation to back garden (with access)

  • Repair or replace front-garden brick wall

    Prompt and courteous service and a good job on the garden wall. Thank you.

  • Garden front wall repair / rebuild

  • Rebuild of front house steps

    Michael came to build up our steps so that my parents could more easily access my property, the work was carried out quickly and to a high standard.

    Michael is there when he says he will be and the work is outstanding. The booking, quotation and work were carried out with absolute professionalism and we knew where we were at every step of the way. I have no hesitation at all in recommending Michael to you, he will do a fantastic job from start to finish and you will feel confident with the whole process.

  • Rebuild wall

    We have had the unfortunate experience with builders that either do not turn up or give you ridiculous price.
    Micheal was a refreshing change arrived when he said he would, within a few days I received my quote. Arranged work to start . Work completed. Highly recommend Micheal honest & reliable we will be asking him back for work later in the year.

  • Repointing walls of low rise house.

  • Did up, concrete and tile back yard.

    Michael did a really good job with no fuss. Would highly recommend for any handy-man needs you may have. Thanks!

  • Replacement steps x2

    Replaced my front steps in the pouring rain, good communication and speedy job all things considered. Thanks!

  • Rebuild brick gateway

    Prompt, efficient. Cleaned up after. No problems. Would hire again. Would recommend to others.

  • Wall and gate repair

  • York Stone floor replacement

    Michael did a great job - fast and clear communication from the start, good quality of work and tidy and polite. Would use Michael for future jobs.

  • Front garden walls, steps and flagging

  • Re pointing stone cottage to the rear

    Michael was punctual and reliable, as well as tidy, fairly priced and carried out work to a good standard. Barbara taking on the communication side worked well for me.
    I am planning to hire Michael again for further minor works this year and in the Spring.

  • Re-sealing windows, brick/render work. Semi-detached.

    Booked the job in pretty quickly, fair price, yet to see if windows are completely weather proof - but Michael’s brick/sealant work was neat and professional. Thanks.

  • Rebuild brick wall, a set of steps plus some flags

    Received regular communication and was great usually via Michael’s wife.
    He was helpful in discussing what we wanted arranged all the materials.
    New wall built and new flags put down.
    Turned up on arranged date which was several months away as we wanted it doing at a specific time.

  • Pointing a rear yard wall

  • Damaged front wall

    Micheal came on time for an estiamte and was fair with what he offered. He was happy to do the work whilst I was away on holiday and when returning I saw the wall was rebuilt to a high standard. I am very pleased with the work done and would recommend him to anyone.

  • Outside Steps

    We needed some new outside steps built to replace existing, which we hired Michael to work on. From start to finish Michael was punctual, communicative, tidy and got the job done in the time he said he would to a high standard. We spotted a couple of snags needed on the stairs which Michael happily sorted out and then left the outside of the property tidied and clean. We would definitely hire him again.

  • Wall repair plus 2 small pillars built

    Michael is friendly, honest, well priced and most importantly did a great job on repairing the wall + building 2 pillars to finish off the driveway entrance. He also took away all rubbish.
    I'd recommend and use again is ever needed. Many thanks, Peter


    Very pleased with the job.

  • Replace concrete path

    Michael did a great job despite being let down by suppliers! Would fully recommend.

  • Build four pillars and a wall

  • relaying a small area of flagstones

    Job was completed satisfactorily.

  • build up low level wall

    An Experienced Bricklayer/A job well done.

  • Repair front garden wall

  • repair of garden wall

  • Lay a new patio area

    Michael was polite, on time and undertook a professional job with our patio. I'd highly recommend him for any similar works that you might need

  • Garden steps renovate

    Rebuild and securing of natural stone garden wall/steps . Job well done looks good and a very pleasant guy "Michale" good clean up afterwards too

  • patio

    Michael was a good contractor and. Completed the job to our satisfaction , when I did get to speak to him we had a good chat as I'm also self employed in a trade
    The only thing that I would say is I found it odd that all correspondence had to go through his wife , now although she always replied she's not the man on the job and I wouldn't of had to send umpteen emails if I could have just spoken to Michael
    Happy with the work overall

  • replace or rebuild 2 concrete steps at front door

    Michael was punctual and very personable. He managed to find a solution to my problem and sorted it out quickly and professionally. I am very pleased with the work he has done, for which he charged a fair price, and would be very pleased to recommend him.

  • re invent back yard to garden

  • Front steps needing repair/rebuild

    Michael was polite and friendly, and the only builder to come around and look at the job before pricing up. Would definitively use Michael again.

  • Front Porch

  • Replacement of steps to front of house

    Michael was polite and friendly, turned up when he said he would, and did a good job of removing 2 old steps and replacing with 3 new steps, would recommend him.

  • Breeze lock garden wall and exterior steps to garden

    We were really pleased with Michael's professional approach throughout, he prepared a quote when he said he would and was able to start the job within the time needed. The quality of the work has been high and we are very pleased with end result.

  • Replace stone flags & build low wall

  • Remove back door & stone steps - LS7

    Would highly recommend Michael. He was very efficient and precise and did a brilliant job for us. Was punctual every morning, tidied as he went and treated our home with care. Brilliant! What more could you ask for :)


  • Drive restoration

  • Small patio and path

    Mike went above and beyond on this little project for us and we're very pleased with the results for our new little garden patio! Mike was professional and courteous throughout. An issue came up when the slight slope in the garden posed a problem, but Mike resolved it for us quickly and to our satisfaction. We look forward to making use the patio in the spring/summer and getting some plants in our new raised bed. Thanks again!

  • Laying of concrete flags for shed base

    There was very good communication with Michael throughout via the MyBuilder website. He came to discuss and assess the job promptly, and provided a quote shortly afterwards. The work was carried out to a very good standard, and left clean and tidy. I would definitely recommend Michael and hire him again in the future. Many thanks.

  • Build a low brick wall in garden

    We hired Michael to build a retaining wall for a garden soak away. He responded promptly when we invited him to price the job and, following a visit to the property, his detailed quotation arrived shortly afterwards. The price quoted was reasonable and we agreed a date for the work to commence. Michael arrived when he said he would each time he visited us. We appreciated his reliability and punctuality. Throughout the project Michael was courteous and helpful. He checked with us at various stages of the job to ensure that the work was as we wanted; he also made some useful suggestions on detail. Michael's communication was excellent - he kept us informed of developments from start to finish.

    The standard of Michael's building work was high and we were happy with the job he did. He also took trouble to sweep up and left the job clean and tidy. We would be happy to recommend him to friends and neighbours. Thanks Michael. Much appreciated.

  • Relay uneven patio

    Your work has transformed the patio and my mother is very pleased with it. She was also impressed with how had you worked, in fact she was quite concerned that you would overdo it!

  • Step refurbishment

    Crumbling step repaired/rendered.
    Great communication throughout. Job completed as quoted and in a timely manner. Would hire again - thanks!


  • leveling back garden

  • Wall renewal & flags relaying

    Great job and work done very quickly and cleaned up at the end of the day. Would recommend and use again.
    Thanks Richard

  • refurbish render on wall,build low retaining wall 6x1m

    Michael did a really good job. He gave good advice and came up with a clever solution to an issue we had faced. Thanks.

  • repointing

  • Re-pointing to rear exterior wall

  • Repointing required to terrace house

  • Adjust patio height to below damp course

  • rebuild a small section of garden wall


    Turned up on time to assess job. Quote provided within a couple of days.
    costs were favourable. Turned up on time to do work. kept informed of progress. Job finished within time scale promised. Quality was good. Cleaned up afterwards. Just what a good builder should be..... shame there is not many as good as this one :-)

  • Create window in bedroom and build garden wall

    Mick was a reliable and punctual builder who successfully built my wall and patio. Offered good online communication through the mybuilder site. Dont feel he was a perfectionist (e.g. bit of cleaning left to do and some minor finishing touches) but was adaptable, knowledgeable and accomodating of alterations I requested in the plan. Overall im satisfied with the work he did for me

  • Vents on exterior wall need bricking up

    Very good communication, job completed in good time, I would hire this person. Many thanks Mr Baxendale.

  • Removal of Part of Brick Wall on Drive to Widen

    Excellent job done, would very much recommend.

  • Rear garden transforming into low maintenance

    Michael has provided a detailed quote promptly. Job has been carried out as per our expectations, everything has been left clean and tidy. Communication about job progress was good and Michael has been answering all queries.

  • Patch pointing of walls prior to cavity wall insulation

    Poor communication. Expensive (£200 for 4 hours work, c'mon!). Poor finishing.

  • re mortar patios to side and back re engineer garden wall

  • Lawn edging

    did a very good job and tidied everything away....very pleased...

  • Level paving slabs for 8x8 shed base

  • Widen driveway

    Michael did a great job of widening our driveway. Turned up on time and just got on with the job. Great finish and took all the rubbish away and left the drive spotless. We got 3 quotes and his was the most competitive and he seemed the most knowledgeable and confident of the right way to do the job. Wouldn't hesitate to use again for other jobs. Thanks Michael

  • Garden wall rebuild

    Overall I'm pleased with the wall that Michael built. However due to a misunderstanding on Michael's part the job ended up costing an additional £103. This was due to Michael not understanding that I wanted both sides of my wall to match and be the same height (to enable the gate to be put back on) even though we discussed this on the day of quoting and I showed him a drawing of exactly that, including a photo of the original wall that had fallen. Michael did apologise and didn't charge me labour as a gesture of goodwill, but it still increased my overall budget from what I expected to pay, and caused some frustration on both sides. My advice would be to ensure you get written detailed confirmation of the exact quote to ensure no confusion or anything left open to interpretation, and make sure you confirm ahead with Michael that the brief has been fully understood - saving you both a headache and being out of pocket further down the line.

  • house wall render removing and re rendering!

    Would like to say Michael did a really good job on the gable wall of my house.
    Did exactly what he said he would, was on time, work to a very good standard and cleared away afterwards, leaving the area of work very tidy.
    Highly recommend .

  • Cellar requires air bricks

    Great to deal with & job completed to a great standard

  • Small front garden and wall needs renovating

  • Dwarf Brick wall for greenhouse

    Great job done. Michael arrived early and completed the job quickly, he was a tidy and pleasant to deal with and honest and upfront which is what you need.
    There were a couple of minor tweaks needed when the greenhouse was constructed to ensure a good fit and without hesitation Michael came back promptly to fix the situation to ensure it was all sorted to my satisfaction. Would highly recommend and definitely use again.

  • building a garden wall

  • Raised patio

    We wanted a raised patio for a part of the garden that had tree roots and also sloped, so it wasn't an easy job.
    Michael, was brilliant from coming out to quote (the only one who replied from this site) to finishing the job.
    The best way to sum Michael up is 'old school'....he turned up early each day, was courteous, respectful, cleaned up after and done an absolutely brilliant job.
    The small wall and patio is much better than we anticipated. I would and will recommend Michael to everyone.
    Thanks again.

  • Bricks above living room window crumbling

  • Brickwork repair on Garage base.

    Excellent job done.Prompt,tidy and well priced
    Would use again

  • brick pointing required

    Michael came in with a very competitive quote compared to others. Hired him and he did a great job and, as per quote, cleaned up afterwards. I would recommend Michael for his honesty and can only compare him to Ronseal... does exactly what it says on the tin...

  • Repointing to repair cracks above soldier brick lintel

    Michael was pleasure to deal with. Communicated promptly with quote, very happy with the repointing work he did. He got along with his work quietly and always cleaned up after himself. If I need any other building work doing I wouldn't hesitate to re-hire.

  • Extending driveway entrance-gate posts simple brickwork

    Michael did a great job at short notice and left everything tidy

  • Window bricking up

  • Positive Client Reference taken by MyBuilder

    Please describe the work that was done and comment on Michael Baxendale’s professionalism and reliability:
    We had water leaking into the house and we thought it was due to faulty double glazing, but noticed that there was movement in the bricks above the window. We contacted Michael Baxendale who agreed to come out and investigate. When he arrived he immediately noticed that there was no lintel support. Keen to avoid further water damage to the kitchen, we agreed on the work and Michael Baxendale said he would get started on it straight away. They arrived early a few days later and erected scaffolding, then repaired collapsing brickwork above the kitchen window as there was no lintel. They installed a new steel lintel and re-pointed. Everything was tidied up after and completed over a few days. A great service, all looks great and I wouldn’t hesitate to use this builder again.

  • Positive Client Reference taken by MyBuilder

    Mr Baxendale did some repair work to damaged plaster on several internal walls in our very old house. We had to have this work done so that we could decorate. His quote was reasonable, not the cheapest but certainly not the most expensive. He turned up when he said he would, completed all the work within the timescale he promised and left things clean and tidy.