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Testimonials:Kitchens & Bathrooms

Read our customers kind words about our service…

Single Storey Extension – Location: Bramley Close, Colchester, Essex

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, Structural Alterations & New Fitted Kitchen – Location: Colchester, Essex

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

Garage Conversion, Downstairs Toilet & Upstairs Bathroom – Location: Highwoods, Colchester, Essex

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

Renovation Works, Steel Knock-through & New Fitted Kitchen – Location: Great Horkesley, Essex

Myself and Tasha would like to thank you and all at Lexden builders again for transforming our kitchen & dining room. From day one your service has been fantastic. Yourself and all of your workmen have been great to deal with and nothing has been too much to ask for.

The renovation has given us so much more space and finally an area to be proud of and happy to host friends and family. The quality of the work Is second to none and we could not be any happier.

I would be happy to recommend Lexden builders to family, friends and anyone who is looking for reliable builders with a friendly service and superb attention to detail. We’ll be sure to use you again for any future works.

Dale & Tasha

Kitchen Renovation & Steel Alterations – Location: Dedham, Essex

We have now had nearly a week to restore the kitchen, lounge and dining room back to normal, and the cupboards are filling up fast !

We are really happy to have found Lexden Builders so huge thanks to everybody for making it a positive and very rewarding experience especially in terms of the outcome.

We are both so delighted with the end result, and the kitchen way exceeds our expectations.

I know Liz has sent thanks, but I would add my gratitude to you and the wonderful team that you had to support the six week project.

Pleased to recommend you to anyone that needs reassurance over the professional way you manage the job.

John & Liz

New Kitchen & Home Improvements – Location: Colchester, Essex

We are absolutely thrilled with the end result of the work we have had done to our kitchen. Everything has been completed to a really high standard and we have received a high-quality service throughout.

 At every stage we have been guided to make the best decisions regarding the look of our kitchen. John, Jim and James (and others) did a fantastic job. Everything was completed quickly but carefully, and everyone was very tidy and respectful of our home throughout the process. Our house now really feels like a home and we would highly recommend Lexden Builders to anyone looking to make improvements to their home.

Kate, Tom & Family

Home Improvements – Location: Colchester, Essex

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 & John Preston

New Kitchen – Location: Colchester, Essex

This is a glowing letter of recommendation! Thoroughly 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 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.


New Kitchen, Utility, Dining Room Extension – Location: Hatfield Peverel

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

Home Restoration – Location: Lexden, Colchester, Essex

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

Bedroom Conversion to En-suite & Walk-in Wardrobe – Location: Prettygate, Colchester, Essex

This was the first time I had used Lexden Builders & I wouldn’t have any issues using them again. Steve & his team performed their work to the timescales given & the work was completed to an exceptional high standard. There was also a flexible approach to some additional work which was completed at the same time. Steve has a can do attitude with nothing that is too much trouble & most importantly right first time

 I would strongly recommend Lexden Builders based on my experience which was friendly, very professional but also a competitive price.

Rob Baldwin

Garage Conversion & Home Improvements – Location: Prettygate, Colchester, Essex

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.


Kitchen, Bathroom, Garden Wall & Patio – Location: Colchester, Essex

KITCHEN – 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.

 BATHROOM – 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.

 GARDEN WALL & PATIO – 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

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