Substructure, Slough, Berkshire, SL3 9HN


244 Horton Road,


Tel: 01753585319
Mobile: 07834617743

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Joined: 21/08/2012


My name is Mitchell Hughes and I run Substructure building contractors based in Datchet near Windsor. We carry out projects in a 15 mile radius.


Extensions, refurbs, lofts, garages, conversions, toilets, bathrooms, kitchens, plumbing/heating, electrics, plastering, rendering, painting/decorating, landscaping, patios, drives, drainage, block paving, roofing, all general building work undertaken. 


Installation of a combi boiler and radiators.


We called Mitchell in to install a new combi boiler and central heating in our creaking, ancient maisonette, fearful of making it through the winter with stoarge heaters that looked like they were from the Stone Age. When Mitchell came round he broke the news to us that pretty much everything in the house was from the Stone Age and we would benefit from a complete refurbishment. Thankfully he had a vision and he transformed our house into a modern home for a young professional couple, installing wood flooring, kitchen tiles, rewiring, lowering the ceiling, putting in down lights, insulation, new doors, skirting boards and architraves. His work has been to an excellent standard and having one contractor with a single idea and plan has made the daunting experience of buying and rennovating our first home that much less stressful. And we have great central heating!

Remove load bearing wall & stud wall plus chimney stack. Lay wood flooring, skirting, coving


Mitch and his team finished our job to the highest of standards, despite the job going from knocking a wall down to almost a half refurb. What really set Mitch apart from other builders was his vision and inspiration for what could be achieved from a blank canvas. Excellent communication and always with a cheery disposition, Mitch pulled out all the stops to meet deadlines so as not to impact on other deliveries/timings we had from other suppliers (sofas, furniture etc). Would not hesitate to recommend Mitch and his team in a heartbeat to others.

Three-storey Victorian building leaks in roof


'I would recommend Mitch’s work. Roof repairs, including flashing and pointing on a three-storey Victorian building were carried out following an inspection of the internal damage in our loft. I received a quote and the work was carried out as scheduled. Communication with SubStructure (Mitchell Hughes) was always pleasant and effective and the builders used were very always courteous.

Currently we have a small garden/tarmac driveway. Want all tarmac, properly laid, for 2 cars.


Substructure recently installed a new driveway for me, with appropriate drainage and layering. As far as l can see the work has been of high quality. Also, the work was managed closely by Mitch, the company owner.

Knock down an wall fit a RSJ and plaster and make good. Calculations for the beam have been done


Very happy with the completed job. All carried out swiftly and efficiently with minimum disruption and dust. I would highly recommend Substructure and would definitely use again in the future for any building work.

Some subsidence on conservatory


Very happy with the sevice provided by Substructure, professional and efficient. The builders arrived when expected and worked hard to complete the job to the schedule given. Mitchell kept me informed of any unexpected delays or changes to the schedule. I would certaily use Substructure again.

To instal a steel beam lintel in a load bearing wall.


Mitchell Hughes and his company Substructure were very professional and efficient. They carried out the work to a high standard and communication was good throughout. The team worked hard, and they also worked very well together. I would recommend Substructure to anyone looking for a highly competent builder.

Knock down a wall, move a wall and remove a chimney breast.


Mitch's team removed my chimney breast and inserted a 5m long steel beam, 3m high and another beam perpendicular to this one to attach to it. The job was done as quick as possible, bearing in mind they came in within less than a weeks notice, then structural engineer had to come in, then steel ordered and delivered, and lifting tackle hired too. Took just over a week from when they first arrived to see the job - I'm happy with that. The team were hard working, polite and cleaned up after each visit. Great looking job. Thanks

Beam in wall needs brackets providing intermediate support reinstating


Professional, friendly, great communication. Work done to a high standard Many thanks

Some loose and missing tiles on main roof. Leak between main roof and lower roof


Thank you very much for all that you did. The attention to detail was very high and it was really refreshing to have a roofer who really cared about the quality of his work.

We have a swimming pool that we would like filled in together with the removal of the boiler/filter


Mitch provided a very professional quote and was willing to discuss various options with us before starting. During the work, he adapted the schedule to allow for a new patio to be installed as well and responded quickly to questions etc. His team were tidy and worked hard and the end result is great.

Remove existing staircase


A well thought through and professional job. A good team of subcontractors. Excellent relations with structural engineer company and local authority building regulations inspector. Definitely recommend.

Building an archway in a load bearing wall and a doorway in a second load bearing wall


My building project of breaking down a couple of walls turned in to a full scale renovation involving virtually every handy trade imaginable! Mitchell and his team were excellent in adapting to differing demands in sensible times and at reasonable cost. He proved himself to be versatile in all manner of requirements and importantly, accessible and accountable - making suggestions and improvements without prompting. A trustworthy and likeable team and I recommend them very highly.

Case Studies



major structural re-configuration/refurbishment of property



double storey return side extension /re-furbishment of interior existing property

Member type

FMB Member

  • Has a minimum of twelve months trading
  • Have provided a professional reference
  • Have passed credit checks, public record and director checks
  • Verified no un-discharged bankruptcies or relevant and outstanding County Court Judgments
  • Has Public and Employer (if applicable) Liability Insurance
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  • Substructure has agreed to abide by the FMB Disputes Resolution and Complaints Procedures
  • Has signed up to the FMB Code of Practice
  • Can offer the suite of Build Assure warranty products for the domestic and commercial markets (contact the Build Assure office for rates)

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