Bicester is a town with a population of around 30,000 residents, located in the Cherwell district in Oxfordshire. Just 30 years ago, Bicester had a much smaller population of just 17,500, and within the next 20 years, the number is predicted to reach 60,000 when plans for 13,000 new properties are completed.

Historical records show Bicester started out in the year 643 under the name Berencester. It was referenced some 400 years later in the Domesday Book of 1086, so the town has a long history.

The town centre of Bicester town centre is small but charming, with narrow old-world streets and iconic Cotswold stone houses.

The formerly peaceful market town of is among the fastest growing towns in the South. In 2014, Bicester won “garden town” status. A garden town consists of various self-contained separate developments, each with their own shops, schools, and commercial premises designed to contain residential properties, industry, and agricultural concerns in proportionate amounts.

One reason Bicester was chosen for development is it is conveniently close to junction 9 of the M40, allowing easy access to London, and within commuting distance of Birmingham. It also has good rail links to Oxford and London, with two stations; Bicester North and the purpose built Bicester Village station that serves the hugely popular shopping outlet on the outskirts of Bicester.

If you own a home in Bicester, chances are at some point you will need to hire a Bicester builder. Touchstone have performed many building jobs in Bicester, ranging from complete hip to gable loft conversions to garages to garden walls. We can undertake any type of building work, and also renovations and refurbishments.

Why Choose Us for Your Bicester Building Project

A large building project such as a home extension is a big investment and it is important you are confident with the firm you choose to do the job. At Touchstone Builders, the majority of our clients come to us as direct referrals, a fact we are proud of as we feel it is a strong sign we are doing a good job.

Depending on the work, having building done in the home can be stressful. We understand this and do our utmost to make sure you experience the least amount of disruption possible. We also make sure we explain each stage of the work so you know what to expect and when.

Our prices are extremely competitive and because we have skilled professionals working in-house, we never have to outsource any task to other companies, even with large jobs such as a loft conversion. This means you are always dealing with the same team on site, and we are able to produce a consistent high standard of workmanship and customer service.

Fill out our online form, or call 01865 595577 and we will get back to you shortly to discuss your project and give you a free quote.

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Bicester Local News

  • Driver escapes car fire on M40 near Banbury just in time Fire crews extinguished a car fire on the M40 and found two camping gas cylinders. Crews from Bicester and Kidlington Fire Stations were called to the M40 on Thursday night to a car on fire between junctions 10-11 two miles south of Banbury. Traffic was …
  • Suspended sentences for HMP Bullingdon cell mates caught with jail phone A pair of cell mates tried to flush a mobile phone down the toilet after they were discovered by prison guards. Lloyd Brown and Reece Weatherburn were in the same cell at HMP Bullingdon, near Bicester, when they were discovered with the illegal phone in …
  • Double yellow lines to change in Bicester - costing taxpayers £1k DOUBLE yellow lines around Bicester, painted last year, will be kept for another six months after a review. However, some changes will be made to the parking restrictions. An extra 25m of single yellow lines will be added on the south side of Green Close; …