The builder must be somewhere.
The builder who turns up on time.
The builder who doesn't do a sharp intake of breath and frown when you say what the job is going to be.
The builder who listens to your request and makes suggestions that make you say oh yes how wonderful.
The builder who genuinely is a talented, decent, hard working, honest person who will do the job for fair recompense.
The builder who comes with good recommendation and is able to show you work completed nearby.
The builder who will work on this job only and get it done in the quoted time (ok I'll allow for weather and unforseen circumstances) and on budget.
Do I ask too much?
Surely there is someone somewhere?
What price would you estimate for a single storey semi detached full width extension?
Perhaps large sums of money are ways of saying they don't want the job?
Or maybe I am ignorant of true costs.
Or maybe I just haven't found my builder yet..............