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Kitchens & Bathrooms

Great value spaces to suit your family’s lifestyle.

Lexden Builders offers comprehensive kitchen and bathroom fitting services for domestic properties in Colchester and Essex.

From designing your perfect space to assigning skilled contractors to the works, we can handle every aspect of your renovation to ensure you get an exceptional result that comes in on time and within budget.

As well as ensuring your kitchen or bathroom is fitted to fantastic standards, our team are also on hand to help you make the most of your new design and explore ideas and concepts that will take your space to the next level. Whatever you’ve got in mind, and whatever challenges you may be facing, we’ll help you create a room that looks sensational and functions at its best.

Full design service

Experienced fitters

Skilled contractors

Fully insured

Exceptional craftsmanship

Competitive quotes

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Our services


We truly are the region’s best bespoke kitchen specialists, with all the knowledge, experience and passion we need to help you create an exceptional living space. Our kitchen installation services include electrical installations, plumbing and tiling, and we can fit a variety of worktops, including those crafted from granite, quartz, Corian®, wood and laminate materials.


For smart designs and a flawless finish, it’s Lexden every time! Our bathroom service includes the planning and installation of your space, not to mention the sourcing of specific materials to give your washroom splashes of your own personality. Our professional bathroom fitters will ensure everything is delivered as quickly as possible, too.

Wet rooms, utility rooms & ensuites

Aside from traditional kitchen and bathroom spaces, we can also deliver clever solutions for wet rooms, shower rooms, utility areas, clockrooms, and ensuite bathrooms. We’ll make the most of any size room by applying fixtures, fittings and design features that complement its shape and dimensions.

What to consider when designing your kitchen or bathroom

What do you want to achieve with your space?

Think about what your new room will need to do for you. Perhaps you want something clean and functional, or maybe you’d prefer a more luxurious space packed with state-of-the-art features. If you need help getting clear on your vision, remember that our experienced designers can help you come up with a bathroom or kitchen that works for everyone in your household.

What kind of style do you like?

Classic or modern? Neutral or colourful? There are so many options to choose from, and you might not have an idea of what you want until you start researching the different styles, materials and finishes that can be applied to your kitchen or bathroom. Again, we can assist you with this by sourcing fixtures, fittings and accessories that complement your tastes and your lifestyle.

What timeframe are you working to?

It’s important to be upfront about the deadlines you have in mind for your new kitchen or bathroom. Our fitters will always work to complete your project as quickly as possible, but there may be other things to consider, such as where you’re going to live while the works are taking place, or how you’re going to manage the disruption that comes with large home renovations.

What’s your budget?

It’s your job to tell us what you want – and it’s our job to show you what’s possible! We can help price up your installation or renovation and ensure every potential cost is accounted for. And if your budget really is an issue, we can suggest more cost-effective alternatives to ensure you’re not overstretching your finances.

Electrical Work

Our electrical services include rewires, extension/conversion rewires, heating rewires, consumer unit upgrades, and inspections and testing. Safety certificates can be supplied.

Gas Installs

Our Gas Safe registered engineers have been checked to make sure they qualified to safely fit cookers, fires, boilers and other gas appliances. Safety certificates can be supplied.


Installation, repair and maintenance works undertaken on your central heating (including underfloor heating), boilers, gas meters, and water mains systems.


A professional, reliable service from our bespoke carpentry division, which covers the design and fitting of windows, doors, skirtings, staircases, flooring and decking.


Includes all jobs and techniques, from skimming over existing structures to sand/cement rendering, plasterboard repairs, coving, screeding, taping and jointing.


Let us handle all your interior and exterior decorating, which includes paint stripping, wallpapering, masonry painting, woodwork staining and varnishing.


We’ll manage everything from site clearances to laying foundations, installing drainage, carrying out bulk excavations and arranging the construction of block beams.


Let us calculate steel costs, create bespoke designs and handle the shipping and installation of your steel beams and other associated structural works.

What our clients say...

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    Lexden Builders came recommended from a family friend and we have been extremely pleased with not just the end result but the quality of service and personal touches from the team.

    Over the course of the five month build the Lexden Builders team were fantastic, no request was to much and we really appreciated the time they put into explaining minor details and how polite and helpful every one was.

    Hugely considerate given that we have a young family to ensure that we were kept with a living space downstairs. We now have a fantastic new living space prime for spending time with family and friends. A huge thank you to Steve and the team.

    Matt - Extension & Renovation – Location: Straight Road, Colchester, Essex
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    This was our second project with Lexden Builders so we were confident from the outset that everything would run as smoothly as possible and we were not disappointed. The project this time was much larger but despite there being lots of challenges with materials being obtained (national shortages etc) we were hardly aware of the impact. Steve kept us informed the whole way through and answered any questions we had very promptly. The whole team-John, Jim and James could not have been better and in spite of the upheaval, which was inevitable due to the task being undertaken, they made everything so much easier. They were so helpful, hardworking and professional.

    To say we are delighted with the finished product is an understatement. We had a vision of what we wanted but our expectations have been surpassed. We will be using Lexden Builders again and will always recommend them to anyone who wants the stress taken away, a professional job undertaken, to be kept fully informed the whole way through. Thank you Steve, John, Jim and James, we are over the moon.

    Ian & Kathy - Single Storey Extension – Location: Bramley Close, Colchester, Essex
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    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 & family - Single Storey Extension, Structural Alterations & New Fitted Kitchen – Location: Colchester, Essex
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    I have engaged Lexden Builders a few times now, firstly for a garage conversion and then subsequently for a rebuild of two bathrooms. On every occasion, the work is carried out in such a professional manner. The team are really friendly, and Steve drops in on occasion to check on how the work is progressing. Steve comes round to the house to review what is needed, agrees an amount for the work and then provides dates. I have never known a job to move from the original date; it starts and finishes on time every time. When the work is carried out, everything is kept tidy and a clean-up is completed at the end of each day. They have regular suppliers that they use, provide brochures, set up appointments to go and select the items you want and then they take care of the rest. Some builders I have used in the past, the pricing changes as the job progresses, but with Lexden Builders the pricing is very transparent and rarely moves, only if you upgrade what you are asking for and even then you get options to choose from. At the end of the job, they walk you round to check that you are happy with everything too. To date I have never found a snag post completion of the job.

    I have and will continue to recommend them to anyone looking for work to be completed. My neighbours seem to be booking them for work too as they can see great results. If you are looking for a builder that is reasonably priced but complete everything to a really high standard, on time and takes care of everything, this is the builder for you.

    Mr & Mrs Bryant - Garage Conversion, Downstairs Toilet & Upstairs Bathroom – Location: Highwoods, Colchester, Essex
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    From the first day we contacted Lexden Builders, it was clear how easy it was going to be to work with them and what an excellent outcome we would have. Their level of attention to detail was evident in the planning and at all stages of the work.

    When the work was complete, it was truly complete, with care taken to ensure aspects outside of the original scope were also left in the best condition possible. They were always tidy, polite, hardworking, perfectionists! and a delight to have working around the home.

    We now have a beautiful garage conversion and outdoor areas. They managed the entire project, making all the additional aspects like flooring, decorating, kitchen, bathroom really simple to organise.

    We have already, and will continue to highly recommend Lexden Builders. Thank you!

    Steph - Double Garage Conversion to a One Bedroom Annexe – Location: Lexden, Colchester, Essex
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