Lexden Builders Ltd

A family run business est. over 25 years

Building & Home Improvements in Colchester & surrounding areas

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

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Extensions, New Builds & Improvements

Lexden Builders Ltd control and oversee the entire project through to completion including carpentry, plumbing, all electrical work, painting and decorating. We pride ourselves on completing work to the highest possible finish, helping you to create your perfect home.

House Extensions | New Builds:

Lexden Builders Ltd undertakes a comprehensive service from initial survey to design, dealing with planning permissions, structural engineering services and building regulations.

New kitchen, utility, dining room extension - location, Hatfield Peverel

A recent project - we just finished a really nice design, location Hatfield Peveral. A new kitchen, utility, diner extension with a steel knock through feature bifold corner returning door, aluminium sky lantern to finished paint and karndene flooring.

New Kitchen, Utility, Dining Room Extension - location Hatfield Peverel
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Steve and the rest of the team have created a fantastic new living space in our home. The project was delivered on time and to the highest standard of workmanship. Some builders can come across aloof and unapproachable but Lexden Builders remained professional and friendly throughout with good communication at all times.

We will be using them again in the future.

Mr & Mrs Knightbridge

Single storey extension , Structural alterations and New fitted kitchen, location Colchester.

Our clients approached us with a interesting request being a old disused outer shed and requested we fully revamp it and start over. So we attached it to make it a current link with the existing passage way joined to the next door neighbours . Installed a new doorway to the existing passage way to the kitchen , removed a rear window to the house and installed new french doors and side light panels , a new fitted kitchen with karndene flooring and victorian floor tiling to the link . The new link we installed a new downstairs shower room and toilet as you can see a old run down shed is now part of the home creating a whole new joined area to the existing house. Its great to be creative!

Single storey extenson, structural alterations and new fitted kitchen, location Colchester.
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SINGLE STOREY EXTENSION, STRUCTURAL ALTERATIONAS AND NEW FITTED KITCHEN, LOCATION COLCHESTER

It is hard to put into words just how pleased we are with our final result. From the initial consultation with Steve Friend the owner who project manages the scheme and working with his architect we were able to create an outline of what I had been thinking about for months.

Then along came Jim, John and James (the three J’s) who made the outline a reality! No small detail was ignored, and from start to finish they all exhibited such a high level of professionalism and consideration for our home. Unfortunately for them we were in lockdown and they had to cope with a one year old, a five year old, a ball crazy dog and myself and my husband. I could not find any fault. They did everything in their power to ensure we had appliances for the duration of the work and I appreciate at times this must have been inconvenient for them- but they never let us know.

No small detail was overlooked with many suggestions being spot on to achieve a flawless finish.

I wish I could list all of the individuals who effectively became part of our family for the build but I am sure when you make the decision to hire Steve Friend of Lexden Builders and his team you will get to meet them all!

Thank you to all of you,

Becky, Rob and family.

New Garage / Workshop, Location Colchester

New Garage / Workshop, Location Colchester
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I would like to thank Steve and his team for their hard work and efficient build. They turned up every day early in the morning, worked to a high standard, and left the site clean and tidy at the end of the day.

My house now looks so much better with safe steps and superb garage/workshop. Steve even made sure the cooour of the garage door tied in with the rest of the house.

I would have no hesitation in recommending Lexden Builders.

Jonathan

1 Bedroom Annexe, Stanway, Colchester.

One of our latest projects in Stanway a purpose built 1 bedroom annex incorporating aluminium bi folding doors, karndean flooring, internal glass window blinds, oak internal doors, external front porch, slate kitchen worktops with a pop up electric socket, sunken front door mat, feature front door, upright wall radiators all done and completed to finished paint were really pleased with the end product.

1 bedroom annexe, Stanway, Colchester.
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1 Bedroom Annexe, West Bergholt

Our most recent project in West Bergholt . Our client Linda approached us and said i would like my own purpose built annexe no problem we reply. The build incorporated karndeene flooring through out,kitchen and lounge alumininium sky lanterns,rear landscaping with pickett fencing,purpose built internal wardrobes,and internal bespoke window blinds here is the end result . Enjoy your annexe Linda

Annexe, West Bergholt, Colchester.
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Kind Words

Hello Steve! Just thought I'd let you know I spent my first night in my little annexe; it's soo cosy! Thanks to you and your lovely guys for doing such a lovely job. Thank you all; hope you are all keeping well .

Linda

Home Renovation, location Stanway

Renovation before and after location Stanway. This was a rather interesting project our clients Nikki and Paul approached us and said Steve we would like to remove most of the bottom of our house structurally for open plan living were a really social family and like the idea i replied sure no problem and this was the out come.

Totally renovated to finished paint , 4 no load bearing walls removed , new full glass fitted doors, new radiators , down lights , fitted kitchen with island , Karndene flooring , tiled flooring in the kitchen area , door removal and larger window installed to fit the new kitchen , window boards all to a painted finish.

Home Renovation, location Stanway.
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Kind Words

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

K rend before and after location Hatfield Peverel

K Rend - Before.
K Rend - Before After

Home Renovation, location Copford.

Home Renovation, location Copford.
Before - work commencing. Before - work commencing. New kitchen with quartz worktop upright feature radiator and Karndene flooring. Home Renovation, location Copford. Home Renovation, location Copford. Home Renovation, location Copford. Home Renovation, location Copford. Before - work commencing. Before - work commencing. New external bifolds and new window to the utility room Before - work commencing. New aluminium bi folding doors upright feature radiators and karndene flooring. Home Renovation, location Copford. Before - work commencing. Before - work commencing. New contemporary patio laid in brick bond style with blue brick on edge border. Utility Room Location Copford Utility Room Location Copford

Bespoke Kitchen & Refurbishment - Easthorpe.

Bespoke Kitchen - Easthorpe

Bespoke Kitchen, Easthorpe
Kitchen Before Kitchen commencement of clearning work Removal of fireplace opens up room to give large living space The room is ready to begin, special attention is given to the concealment of cables. The quality of plastering is essential to achieve a high end finish. A beautiful contrast of traditional and modern.  The classic wood burner gives a cosey spot to sit in the evenings. Now The Final Result - this beautiful morder kitchen minimalist in design and free from plinkkths or cornices the doors aer flat, seamless and handle free.  Storage is in abundance! Granite worktop fitted with precision, completed with sleek glass splashback finish Integrated lighting adds functionality and style Spacious Dining Area A great dal of thought and attenton has gone into every detail of this kitchen.  The result is a clearly defined living space complete with 'WOW Factor'.

Extension and home renovation, location Colchester.

We were approached in September by our customer Emmi one of her sons was quite poorly constantly in and out of hospital with quite a few different illnesses on a regular basis . She requested an extra bedroom, upstairs bathroom and bedroom amendments for more space and a better environment for the children. On Xmas eve we completed it all for them. Happy Xmas kids enjoy your new rooms.

Extensions and home renovation, location Colchester, Essex.
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Single storey extension, Stanway, Colchester.

Single storey extension incorporating a cinema room , toilet and utility location Stanway.

Single storey extension, location Copford.

Extension and home improvement, Lexden, Colchester

New Utility Room And Vaulted Ceiling Location Lexden.

New Utility Room And Vaulted Ceiling Location Lexden
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Kind Words

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

Restoration Lexden

This 100 year old plus victorian property really required a serious make over although Steve had a vision and looked through the property unphased as there were already lots of lovely features in place so we stripped back the original paint and repaired the woodwork to the gable end ,replaced many facing bricks and repointed the front elevation with birds beak pointing,removed the pebble dash and flat rendered , replaced the front door, windows added a side entrance gate and repainted the property in a new colour and as you can see this old house that was in need of some TLC is back to where she belongs to be.

Restoration, Lexden, Colchester.
Restoration - Before Restoration, Lexden, Colchester.

Extension and home improvements, Boxted, Colchester.

Extension and home improvements, Boxted, Colchester.
Work Commences Work Commences Work Commences Work Commences Work Commences Floor tiling Floor tiling Floor tiling completed and ready for commencement of kitchen fitting. Completed - External views Completed - External views Completed - External views Kitchen fitted Kitchen Fitted Completed - External views Completed - External views Completed - External views

Kind Words

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

Home refurbishment location Colchester

Home refurbishment location Colchester.
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Home Refurbishment, Highwoods, Colchester

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

New Build, Tolleshunt Knights

Bespoke new build, Tolleshunt Kingts

Front view to bespoke new builder in Tolleshunt Knights
Front view to bespoke new build in Tolleshunt Knights Rear view to property

Triple Garage, Ipswich, Suffolk.

Triple Garage, Ipswich, Suffolk.

Bespoke tripe garage.
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New Porch, Copford

New Porch, Copford

New porch, Copford.
Work commences on new porch. Work commences on new porch. Interior Porch Complete. The porch is carefully styled to complement this classic cottage The finished porch transforms the front of the property.

Extension and home improvements, Gavin way Colchester.

Extension and home improvements, Gavin way Colchester.
Foundations are laid and work begins. Work commences. Work commences. Work commences. Work commences. Work commences. Interior completed and ready for kitchen fitting. Interior completed with new kitchen. Interior completed with new kitchen. Interior completed with new kitchen. Exterior completed

EXTENSION AND HOME IMPROVEMENTS

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

Extension and home improvements, Lexden, Colchester.

Extension and home improvements, Lexden, Colchester.
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Extension, Felstead, nr Braintree, Essex.

Spacious extension provides a large, modern kitchen / dining room.

Completed project - Extensions, Felstead, nr Braintree, Essex.
Foundations are laid and work begins. Work progresses and the extension starts to take shape. Electrical wiring installation Interior completed and ready for kitchen to be fitted. Monochrome, handless units provide striking contrast. Pendant brass effect lighting provides a beautiful center focal point for the kitchen. Kitchen is completed to the highest standards Granite worktops compliment high gloss doors.

New 2 Storey Extension, Colchester, Essex.

New extension, Colchester, Essex.

New 2 Storey Extension

Extension, Copford.

New extension, Copford, Essex.

Kitchen/Diner Extension, Copford, Essex.
The extension creates a spacious & light area The extension creates a spacious & light area Large folding rear doors open the kitchen to the beautiful garden Large folding rear doors open the kitchen to the beautiful garden

Renovation, Colchester.

Renovation, Colchester.

Building renovation in Maldon,Essex
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New Build in progress, Dedham.

New build in progress, Dedham.

New build in progress, dedham.
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New Chimney St Lukes

New Chimney St Lukes

New chimney St Lukes
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New Builds - In association with Mersea Homes

New Builds - In association with Mersea Homes

New Builds - In association with Mersea Homes
New Builds - In association with Mersea Homes New Builds - In association with Mersea Homes

Substantial House Extension - Location Eight Ash Green, Colchester.

Building of part of the original footprint incorporating a new kitchen, downstairs, utility room, bathroom, new upstairs bedroom, bathroom & shower room.

House extensions, location Eight Ash Green, Colchester
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New 2 Storey Extension - Location Lexden, Colchester.

Before - A new 2 storey extension incorporating a new utility room and new upstairs bathroom.

2 Storey Extensions, Lexden, Colchester.
Before - Ready to commence work. Work commences to new utility room. Work commences to new utility room. Work continues to utility room Finished utility room. Finished utility room Completed Utility Room Bathroom prior to wall removal. Work commences to new bathroom Work continues to bathroom Completed bathroom Completed bathroom with spacious shower Completed external view of 2 storey extension.

Modern Extension - Colchester.

A beautiful modern design incorporating a floating open corner system fitted with bi folding doors and a electronic controlled centre dome

Modern extension, Colchester.
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Renovations and alterations location Brightlingsea

Renovations and alterations location Brightlingsea

Renovations and alteratios, Brightlingsea, Essex.
Work commences - Garage conversion, kitchen refurbishment. Work commences - Garage conversion, kitchen refurbishment. Work commences - Garage conversion, kitchen refurbishment. Work commences - Garage conversion, kitchen refurbishment. Work in progress Work in progress Work in progress Work in progress Work in progress Work in progress.  Work in progress External view - Garage conversion completed Completed kitchen refurbishment External view - Garage conversion completed   The converted garage has been transformed into a spacious downstairs room Kitchen has been completed to the highest quality Kitchen has been completed to the highest quality The converted garage has been transformed into a spacious downstairs room The converted garage has been transformed into a spacious downstairs room Completed garage conversion Completed garage conversion

New Steps & walls location Brightlingsea.

New Steps & walls location Brightlingsea.

New Steps & Walls, location Brightlingsea

Feature Brickwork Projects

Brickwork Projects

BBQ Pizza Oven - Layer de la hayer
BBQ Pizza Oven - Layer de la haye Archways - Tollesbury Wall - Tiptree Chimney - Tiptree Fireplace - Tolleshunt Knights Ornate Feature Wall - West Mersea Church Restoration Bespoke wall & railings. Bespoke wall & railings.  

New single garage.

Red bricked new single garage.

Red bricked new single garage.

House Extension, Stanway, Colchester.

House Extensions, Stanway, Colchester.

House extensions, Stanway, Colchester.
Before - Extension, landscaping, kitchen / diner. Work begins on extension The new extension starts to take shape.  The original kitchen area has now double in size. The vaulted ceiling with velux windows give the room a spacious & luxurious feel. The breakfast bar - The leather seated breakfast stools & beautiful pendant lights give the kitchen an elegant finish. The reflective soft cream finish units contrast beautifully with the slate effect worktop & laminate flooring.  The extension has created a spacious kitchen / diner. The completed external view.

Restoration, Lexden, Colchester.

Restoration, Lexden, Colchester.

Restoration, Lexden, Colchester.

Garden Decking & Custom Gateways

Garden decking area with BBQ and Custom gateways .

Garden, decking area with BBW and Custome gateways.
Custome gateway with panel. Custom Gateway

Out House

Out House, Colchester.

Out House with Indian Sandstone Patio

Refurbishment, Lexden, Colchester.

Refurbishment to house exterior.

Regurbishment to house exterior.

Patios.

Indian Sandstone patios

Indian Sandstone patios
Indian Sandstone. Indian Sandstone with step. Black Indian Sandstone in modular sizes.

Bespoke Wall.

Bespoke wall & railings

Bespoke wall & railings
The bespoke wall compliments the listed building Bespoke wall & railings.

Roofing Services

Roofing Services

A traditional flat roofing system
A traditional flat roofing system. A new tiled gable end with a valley.

Extension, Bromley Colchester.

Old red brick in flemish bond with slate roofing.

Old red brick in flemish bond with slate roofing

A substantial extension, sensitively built to blend in with the original building.

Old red brick in flemish bond with slate roofing.

A substantial extensions, sensitively built to blend in with the original building

Single Garage.

Single Garage, Lexden, Colchester.

Single garage, Lexden, Colchester.
NICEIC & Part P Electrical Engineers

Electrical Engineers

 

Our electrical services includes;-

  • Extension/conversion wiring
  • Full house rewiring
  • Inspection and testing
  • Renovations for rental properties
  • Consumer unit upgrades
  • Heating wiring
Gas Safe

Gas Installations

 

Our gas services include:-

  • Gas cookers installed & serviced
  • Gas fires installed & serviced
  • Gas boilers installed & serviced
Plasterer Colchester

Plastering

  • Skimming over existing plaster
  • Sand and cement rendering
  • Plasterboard fixing / dot and dab work
  • Coving
  • Floor screeding
  • Decorative service
  • Hardwall/ bonding float and set
  • Taping and jointing
Carpenter Colchester

Carpentry

At Lexden Builders Ltd our bespoke carpentry division offers a professional, friendly and reliable service covering all aspects including kitchens, windows, doors, skirtings, decking, staircases and flooring, providing great service whether it be new build, refurbish or simply adding something new into your home or business.

plumbers colchester

Plumbing

Lexden Builders Ltd has an experienced team of plumbers with full qualifications.

Our plumbing services include

  • Full central heating including underfloor heating
  • Boiler service and repair
  • Maintenance
  • Power flusing (cleaning)
  • Gas meter and repair
  • Water mains
Roofing Services

Roofing

Lexden Builders Ltd are experienced in working with asphalt, mineral felt, slate, tile or lead.

We specialise in:

  • Roof repair
  • Re-tiling/ slating
  • Leadwork
  • Chimney repointing or removal
  • Property renovations
  • Skylight/ roof window fitting
groundworks

Groundworks

Groundworks are the most essential part of a building project therefore it has to be correctly done. All of our work is carried out to the highest standard and we offer all of the following services:

  • Site clearance
  • Foundations
  • Insurance work
  • Drainage
  • Bulk excavation
  • Block beam construction


Patios

All patio work completed by Lexden Builders Ltd will be completed to the highest of standards.

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At Lexden Builders Ltd we can carry out the perfect patio design and construction for you, making sure it works well with any walling, steps or planting. With a wide range of natural stone available, such as sandstone, limestone, granite and travertine, now is the perfect time to have a truly bespoke patio. We can also install any walling, steps and landscaping needed to complete your design.