Lexden Builders Ltd

Building & Home Improvements in Colchester & surrounding areas

Tel: 01206 577591 / enquiries@lexdenbuilders.co.uk

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Lexden Builders Ltd is located in Lexden Colchester. Please contact us by one of the following channels below and we will get back to you within 24 hours.

Tel:01206 577591 / Mobile:07990836008

Email: enquiries@lexdenbuilders.co.uk

Postal Address:
Steve Friend
44 Nelson Road
Essex. CO3 9AP

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We have been saving to get our beautiful Victorian but very run-down terraced home refurbished and were inexperienced clients having always just 'made-do'. Never again! Steve and his brilliant team of professional, hard-working, imaginative, creative, reliable and friendly workers made the whole process a breeze. Steve is patient and flexible (we can be indecisive) and finds a solution to any problem quickly. His building team found an ingenious solution for turning the kids bedrooms into two gorgeous, evenly sized rooms, from a huge double and tiny box room; the kitchen is transformed into a modern, very cool space and the hallway, stairs and landing are just stunning. Gone is the horrible chipwood wallpaper and airtex ceilings, replaced with smooth, beautifully plastered and painted walls and ceilings. At every stage of the process to refurbish the heart of our home, Steve offered sound advice and was always available, transparent and responsive to our needs and affordability. We are more than delighted with our experience with Lexden Builders Ltd and look forward to future projects working with Steve and his fabulous team. We could not recommend this company more highly.

Liz MacLean and John Preston


This is a glowing letter of recommendation! Throughly impressed with Steve and his team at Lexden Builders Ltd who were extremely professional, visionary, polite and clean.

Outstanding points need to be mentioned. Craftsmanship, Honest and Complete Transparency.

Downsizing is always hard and I truly missed the 'homely kitchen life' for for my family and to be fair, you couldn’t even swing a cat in the kitchen I had.. Steve suggested removing the wall and integrating the dining room to have one open space. To say I’m delighted with the results is a massive understatement, and I have my family time back!

The whole process was easy, I had a step by step itinerary with a detailed plan of what will happen when, along with payment details. Completely transparent, reliable, trustworthy and on budget..

The quality of the work is impeccable and I would recommend Steve and his colleagues to anyone who is considering any building or home improvements.



Lexden Builders Ltd headed up by Steve Friend, is possibly my most positive experience of using a building firm. We'd had a few bad experiences with architects and builders, so we were a bit wary. Steve, however, installs confidence with his "can do" attitude. This ethos runs throughout the company, every single person who worked on our house, was unfailingly polite, kind, good at their job and clean and tidy.

We are beyond pleased with the work that Lexden Builders Ltd did for us, and all on budget. If you value credibility, great workmanship from genuinely nice people, you won't be disappointed with Steve Friend and his team.

Isobel and Tony Merry
Lexden Colchester


I have had plastering work done by Lexden Builders Ltd in the past and have always been very pleased with their attention to detail, hard work and friendly manner. So when I needed my elderly relative’s house restored, as it was rather run down, I had no hesitation in asking Lexden Builders Ltd to do the work. They exceeded all expectation as the house was transformed after four weeks to an amazingly beautiful home. The kitchen was replaced, electrics updated, cracks in the walls and ceilings repaired and the entire house was redecorated to perfection. All the workers turned up exactly on time and worked solidly throughout the day. They were not only polite and friendly but they worked to a very high level of craftsmanship.

I would definitely recommend Lexden Builders Ltd and hope to contact Steve Friend again in the near future to transform our house next!

Caroline Davies
April 2018


Simply stunning work carried out in our house. Steve & all of his team have been amazing, efficient, polite & friendly during 4 weeks of work & we are truly overwhelmed with the results. We felt at ease with everyone that came in. We put our house in their hands distributing keys to all & what we now have is simply the most amazing living space. Lexden builders project managed the entire work. We didn’t need to do anything & disruption was minimal. Doors were secured to reduce brick dust travelling through the house. We had support to keeping as many appliances for as long as possible as the kitchen was ripped out & with everyone being so friendly, even our young teenagers felt at ease & would chat to the team during the work. We actually miss having the team around now that they have gone!

The guidance we had throughout led to this beautiful space. Before & after pictures can be seen on the website, we are clients Paul & Nikki. We had advice on layout, design, internal doors, lighting, wall paint though to what we would not have considered such as boxing in wiring so that aesthetically we had the best look of our house. Lexden Builders delivered exactly what they said they would and so much more too. Lexden builders, you are incredible and the work is simply stunning. Thank you so much to all of you.

Paul & Nikki


Just a quick note Steve to praise the excellent transformation that you and your highly efficient and friendly team have made to our house. We have lived in our old Victorian house for 15 years and the 20 years before that it was a bedsit property. Therefore it was as tired and rundown a house as you can imagine from outside. All of the 15 years that we have lived here we have hated the front of the house…….. Not anymore!!! Your team have transformed it amazingly, from the brick repair to the repointing to the new front door and gate it has really brought the house back to life and probably looks better than when it was brand new. We are now really proud of it and love looking at it. We have had so many complimentary comments as well from passers-by and neighbours

The internal plastering, new wooden floor and new lighting just adds to this and really gives the wow factor. Just need the weather to improve now so we can enjoy BBQ’s on the fantastic new decking in the back garden.

We would be happy to recommend you and your firm to anybody, great workmanship from great professionals who were always conscious it was a family home and worked around us always with a smile on their face, and cleaned up well at the end of each day which kept Ruth happy

Many Thanks
Rob and Ruth Cherry


I highly recommend Steve and his team. They made what was for us, a step into the unknown, a stress free process. The team were able to complete the build in the estimated time. There was activity on most days on site by one trade or another, meaning there was steady progress throughout. The team were professional, experienced, knowledgeable, highly skilled, polite and very tidy. Where there was the inevitable hiccup, Steve was able to explain and guide me through what needed to be done. Our project had complexities which Steve and his team overcame with minimal fuss. They understood our vison and delivered far more than we expected. This is the first time we have ever undertaken home improvements of this size. I gathered numerous quotes from builders who varied in experience and price. Steve’s quote was competitive and realistic. I found him a personable character and very easy to communicate with.

If I consider improvements to our house or others in the future, I would without hesitation call Lexden builders.

Best wishes, Del & Hazel, Colchester


Having Recently had our Gravel Driveway done by Lexden Builders, i just want to say what an Excellent Firm to deal with. From the original consultation with Steve, to the Actual work done, it was nothing short of an outstanding process. Punctuality, politeness, attention to detail, friendliness, hardworking and the planning of the various stages of the work all made for a smooth flowing problem free job. Our thanks go to Steve, and the two guys, who worked tirelessly to complete the job in the agreed time. Highly Recommend.

Jan and John Ellis


I would like to thank Steve and the team at Lexden Builders Ltd for the fantastic work carried out at our property late last year. It really has changed our lives and we now love spending time in the house and are delighted with the open plan living. Everyone that visit’s is amazed with the transformation! Steve’s enthusiasm for the project was fabulous and nothing was ever to much trouble for him or his workforce. I would have no hesitation in calling on Lexden Builders Ltd in the future.

Mr & Mrs Tandy


Steve at Lexden Builders Ltd assumed a good regular channel of communication with us throughout the works and coordinated the build well and his team was of a sufficient scale. All of this meant the project was able to progress at a decent pace. The workers that work for Lexden Builders Ltd were of good quality. Downtime was kept to a minimum (trades on site every day until screeding) and the finished project was delivered on time, with a pleasing high end result.

Mr and Mrs Lett ,Extension , Boxted


Steve organised the building of a new extension at our home. He was professional from start to finish. All the workmen that attended the site were always on time, efficient, hardworking very polite, I never heard one of them swear and they even drank the tea I made. I cannot praise them highly enough and if we ever need another extension, I will go straight to Steve.

Mr & Mrs Turnidge


I recently used Steve Friend s company Lexden Builders for a high spec greenhouse base and walls which had to be very very accurate. Greenhouse erectors said what an excellent job they had done. Thank you to all the team involved.

West Bergholt


Steve and his men recently carried out works at our property and were on top of the project straight away. We gave them a bit more than a straight forward Garage Conversion as we wanted to include a built in shower room and a extra doorway installed. Excellent quality workmanship throughout . Steve's workforce showed a very high level of professionalism. Steve was on site everyday and the work was coordinated and carried out seamlessly to ensure the least inconvenience to us , the householder . I highly recommend Steve and co for any building work you may be considering.

All the best Peter
Prettygate, Colchester


I would like to thank and commend Lexden Builders Ltd for the goodwork carried out on our property. From planning our extension and executing works, the professionalism demonstrated was beyond our expectations. The building work was timely with little 'down time' with Steve and team providing communication throughout the project. My wife and I were impressed by the way different tradesman paid attention to their respective roles and how tidy they left the property at the end of the day. I would not hesitate to recommend Lexden Builders Ltd for your project.

Mark & Sarra


Lexden Builders Ltd recently completed our extension, which we are very pleased with. Steve and all of the guys involved were very professional, tidy and great tradesmen. Steve managed the whole project for us and was always here to make sure work was going well. Many thanks to Lexden Builders Ltd and all involved.

Stuart & Emma


Would like to thank Steve and his team for what has now given us so much more living space, the job from start to completion was very smooth, great workmanship and communication we are delighted with the outcome again many thanks we would highly recommend Lexden Garage Conversions.

Mrs Connor


‘Thanks for the absolutely fab job you recently completed at our property in West Bergholt. We are really pleased with the quality of your workmanship and the time spent in improving the look of our house. Visitors are regularly commenting on how nice the new path and front door step look!

Your advice about the colours and materials was very much appreciated and we’re glad we followed your suggestions. We cannot fault the hard work and effort put in and are more than happy to recommend you to any prospective customers.

Once again many thanks.

Best wishes,’ Teresa & Simon Williams of Colchester, Essex.


We wanted to thank you and your team for the professional works undertaken to completion of our extension and home improvements. The whole job from quote to completion was smooth, tidy and on time with an exceptional level of detail and commitment to a quality finish. All the tradesmen involved were efficient and respectful to our home and the process of building we went through. Nothing was too much trouble, your advice regarding altering the internal layout to better suite the space was much appreciated and demonstrates your commitment to the customer and the final product. Excellent communications throughout the build meant that the end result was exactly what we expected if not more. I would be happy to recommend you and your team for future projects.

We wish you and your team all the very best for the future and are sure your business will do well.

Mr and Mrs Brookes


Hi Steve Just wanted to say a big thank you for all the work you and your workmen completed for our garage conversion.

Mick and I are really pleased with the work, all your guys were neat and tidy and very friendly - they have done a great job.

Thanks Again
Mick & Ella


We would like to say thank you to you and your team Steve for our extension and porch you have recently built for us. The team were very polite clean and tidy and all works were complete on the scheduled time. Once again many thanks.

Thanks Again
MR & Mrs Kliggerman


A quick note to Steve and his team thank you very much for the time and effort you put into our extensions we absolutely love the new space we will be recommending Lexden Builders Ltd.

MR Wills


We have recently had an extension and garage conversion completed by Steve and his team and cannot praise them all highly enough. The service Lexden Builders Ltd provided was professional, friendly, to a high standard and compared to other quotes the work was carried out for a very good price. Steve listened to what we wanted resulting in an additional room we are very happy with. We would certainly use him again and would have no hesitation in recommending him to others.

Many thanks
Martin and Maggie Braithwaite


I recently had a front wall built by Steve Friend which was completed on time and was competitively priced. Steve and his team managed the job with minimal disruption and cleaned up on a daily basis. I was highly satisfied with the quality of their work which was over and above my expectations. Considering this was work on a Listed Building the quality had to be excellent and it was.

Because of the nature of the work the requirements changed on a daily basis and these were efficiently accommodated by the skilled workforce. It was actually a pleasure in having them around.

Hardly a day passed when the builders were not complimented on their work by those walking by and I was continually asked whether I would recommend Steve’s Company. I have no hesitation in doing so.

David Johnson


Hi Steve just a quick note to say thank you the the completion of our recent garage conversion the end result was exactly what we expected if not more we will be recommending you and your team

Thanks Again
James & kelly
Lexden, Colchester


‘Thank you for all you done for us Steve building our extension, the kitchen is coming along great now we will definitely recommend you'

Julia Bayford-Rundle
Lexden, Essex


‘Thanks for the fantastic job you made of our new patio. The workmanship was first class and I won't hesitate to use you for our next projects! Looking forward to sitting out on it with a cold beer.'

Mr Kevin Williams
Tiptree, Essex

New Wall

I had a front wall built by Lexden Builders Ltd which was built with hardly any disruption and to my great satisfaction. The workmanship was excellent .I would recommend them to anyone.

Mr Rob Mulcahy
Tiptree, Essex.


Thank you for the fantastic kitchen that has become the focal point of our house. Your team were trustworthy, skilful and completed the work to the design, very well managed.


What a transformation the new bathroom has made! The tiling on the walls and floor compliment each other, a great job by your team. The perfect place to unwind is now in the tub.


Thank you Steve for the great job you did building my rear garden wall and patio. It looks fabulous and we have used it all summer having many BBQ's. Your advice on the type of material and finish was spot on, the wall and patio blend very well with our old red brick house.

I would like to recommend Lexden Builders Ltd based on my experience which was very professional and competitive price.

Mr Matt Dyson
Colchester, Essex.

Radial Wall

Have used Steve Friend at Lexden Builders Ltd several times, and have been most satisfied. Also several friends have used them on my recommendation, and been equally satisfied. They are friendly helpful and efficient. Their pricing is competitive and they do everything possible to honour appointments and deadlines. They built a wall to the front and side boundary of my property, with which we are very pleased, many people passing by have requested the name of the builder involved.

Graham Kentish
Tiptree, Essex

New Wall

We are very happy with our new wall. It looks great on its own and in addition sets off our house beautifully. We very much appreciated Steve’s advice on the height, and on the colour and type of materials used.

Trevor and Valeria Tinkler
Sudbury, Suffolk