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

  • Oxford Hospitals Charity plans festive boost for patients Christmas trees will be put up at four hospital sites, while gifts are being organised for patients staying hospitalised over the holiday period. These sites are the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Oxford and …
  • £2.4m funding bid agreed to improve cycle route A successful bid would see funds allocated to improve the Abingdon section of National Cycle Network 5, which trails along the east of the town past Peachcroft before cutting into the centre across the A415. Oxfordshire County Council’s cabinet gave the …
  • Pub toilets recognised at Loo of the Year Awards After inspectors came unnanounced to judge thousands of ‘away from home’ toilets on multiple criteria across the UK, The Narrows in the High Street has been awarded a platinum rating in the Loo of the Year Awards. All of the toilets are graded silver, gold …