Collins Brickwork & Builders

  • Repair a small Victorian front wall

    Terry arrived when he said he would and competed the job to a high standard, even making an improvement that I had forgotten to suggest!

    Would certainly recommend and use again if required.

  • demolish old garage

  • Bricklayer needed for garage infill

    Terry arrived on time was a professional job . The task that was requested was completed to a very high standard . Would use again

  • Porch built

  • Garden wall

    Brilliant professional . Good chap. Couldn’t have asked for a better job. Perfect. Would recommend to anyone. Work of the highest standard and good rates too. 👌🏻

  • Repair of front garden wall

    Really pleased, fitted us in soon, turned up when expected and stayed until the job was done, only took 2 days, repaired a brick wall that had been knocked down to a very high standard, couldn't be happier!!

  • Brick up garage window

    Terry has done an excellent job of removing the window, bricking up the opening and rendering to match the rest of the wall. But more than that he was careful to discuss the options for the job and worked over several days to do each stage of the the job to schedule without rushing in order to let the mortar dry - all through the worst weather for years! And he was the cheapest bid! I would have no hesitation in hiring him again.

  • Some repointing and insertion of 1-2 helibars

    I was having real difficulties finding a builder who'd take on the small job that needed doing. However, Terry responded first and phoned; then he turned up when he said he would, and completed the work on the agreed day. He explained how the treatment my bricks needed worked, and then worked to the professional standards he'd been telling me about. (He also put a patch on a brick that had got bashed by the local youth for me. Now it looks just like the other bricks and won't be of further interest to the little horrors.)
    The quoted price was exactly within the range suggested by the surveyor, which was reassuring.
    Definitely recommend Collins Brickwork highly, I shall be back to Terry soon to get the side of my house sorted. Thanks Terry!

  • rebuilding garden wall and steps to front of house

    Very happy with the work completed by Terry Collins. All the works seems to be of a high standard of craftmanship. He was cheerful and happy to explan what he was doing. Happy to recomend them.

  • Repair of brickwork

    Good quality work and friendly service.

  • repair to garden wall

    Terry quoted and completed the job quickly. He did a good job and the wall looks fine.

  • Complete and cap old wall

  • blockwork for single storey extension

    Terry completed blockwork for my single storey extension which I am very pleased with he battled the rain and storms and still got it done in the time he said in the beginning. reasonably priced and very clean and tidy workmanship, very friendly.
    wouldn't hesitate to use again!

  • External garage door renovation / french drain

    Terry was excellent, a lovely fella, tidy and helpful and his his work was to a really good standard, we are really pleased. I wouldn't hestitate to recommend him

  • Replace a collapsed boundary wall.

    Terry promptly visited us and gave a reasonable quote. The day before the job he knocked down the remaining wall and cleared up all the bricks and rubble. He rebuilt the wall to an extremely high standard of workmanship. The wall looks several times better than the original one. He also cleared up after himself, leaving the place spotless.
    Terry is a pleasant, very friendly, honest and hardworking man. I am glad I found Terry via ‘My Builder’. I will definitely hire him again and highly recommend him for any type of building work as he is extremely talented and knowledgeable.


    I have been extremely pleased that I hired Terry Collins to rebuild my garage wall,which was falling into my next door neighbour's garden,due to a previously bad D.I.Y. job. Terry had to knock down an existing wall,which was falling down,and put up fencing all round my garden,also.Terry,and his mate Bruce,arrived every day on time,they just got on with the job,they didn't keep stopping for tea.Terry is an excellent bricklayer,and he is very skilled at his job.He cleared up after himself at the end of each day.I found Terry,and Bruce,to be very cheerful and amiable,also very honest,trustworthy and reliable.
    I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Terry Collins,he is an excellent,multi-skilled tradesman.
    You just could not go wrong,if you hired Terry Collins,I feel so lucky in finding him on "My Builder".He has very good communication skills,and will be very fair and honest, at all times.Terry is a very likeable,pleasant,hard working,and trustworthy man.

  • removal of window

  • Lintel over an existing door

    Excellent work and service from Terry, very fair in price and neat and tidy.. will definitely use him and his colleagues again

  • Extension brickwork

    Terry did a great job in difficult conditions. He had the knowledge and experience to overcome all the problems that my job threw at him.

  • Brick & block laying.

    Terry has set out and built our extension brick work and blockwork to a high standard, he has been very reliable throughout, always being on site as arranged, and has a wealth of building experience to call on and will suggest ways to save money where possible, so I can easily recommend his services to the mybuilder community.

  • Remove/replace ceiling tiles garage & carport

    Very happy with the result, would definitely recommend Terry, who completed the work to high standards and at a reasonable price. Trustworthy and professional.

  • Re-build front garden wall

    Terry has done a great job of re-building our front garden wall, we're very happy with his work.

    He came out promptly to give us a quote, which we received by email in writing. When we decided to extend the scope of the work to having the standalone pier re-built and having a tile creasing course, he responded to emails promptly and gave us a revised quote.

    He wasn't quite the cheapest quote we had but there wasn't much in it - one person told us we couldn't have a creasing course on a 4" wall, so I can only assume Terry has built ours out of scotch mist. ;)

    Within a week of accepting the job he and a labourer turned up to demolish the existing wall, with all waste carted away and the site left clean and tidy. He returned the following week to build the wall.

    Terry arrived promptly each morning and got straight on with work, was polite and friendly and cleared up after himself at the end of each day. The end result looks great.

    It seems I may have started a trend down our way of having old, dilapidated walls being rebuilt because he had three enquiries while he was here from neighbours. I can happily recommend him.

  • Installation of a door in side wall of a garage.

  • Small extension

  • Front garden brick fence gate post repair

    Quick and professional service.

    The job done with the minimal interference for the habitants.

    Very pleased with the the result.

  • Polestar colchester

  • Block built interior office

    Excellent interior block office built and would be happy to recommend or use again.

  • Pointing beneath ground floor bay window.

    All good. Thanks. Use you again.

  • Front wall

    Terry was most helpful with suggestions on the best way forward to repair my wall.
    The end result has drawn lots of favourable comments from visitors.
    I would not hesitate to use Collinsbrickwork in the future.

  • Brick Wall Repair

    Terry is very friendly and reliable. He was able to help out and short notice and always completed what he said he would.

  • move kitchen door

    Brilliant guy, knowledgeable and helpful.Job completed to high standard, on time,cleaned up too! Worked really hard on our project and is already hired by us again for our next phase. Highly recommended.

  • Garage floor repair or to be relaid

    Terry arrived on the day we agreed and I was really impressed by how hard he worked. The price he quoted was the price charged. I would certainly consider Terry for any other building jobs which I need to have done in the future.

  • Brick up wall for garage conversion to take window

    Terry did an excellent job and he was able to do the work for us at short notice. His brick laying was of a high standard and looks great and his price was fair. Would definitely recommend and use him again!

  • Rebuild garden wall

  • Insulation of a bedroom wall with Celotex.

    Job completed on time, all as promised. The room has become warmer, but ideally I should leave another comment a year on to appreciate the full impact of the insulation.

  • Brickwork in Holland on Sea

    excellent workmanship, would not hesitate to use again.

  • concrete slab

    Very pleased, job quickly completed & tidied up afterwards

  • 2 rooms plaster re-skim

    Very quick workers with a very good plaster finish on the walls.

  • Create new entrance to a garage

    Terry completed the job to a good standard and I am pleased with the outcome. I would recommend him and certainly call upon his services again in the future.

  • repointing for penetrating damp

  • lounge ceiling

    Many thanks for a job well done. I was worried the work would drag on and be very dirty, but thanks to Paul things went very smoothly, right from visiting to price the job up, to completing the work, all done and dusted within 3 weeks. Very efficient and friendly service, once again many thanks.

  • Concrete Base for Garden Building 16ftx10ft

    Excellent job.I thoroughly recommend Terry
    Work completed exactly to specification and some extra finishing touches all within the quoted price
    Site kept neat and tidy during and upon completion of work
    Will certainly be contacting again for some further planned work

  • Change a fence post / plus possible panel

  • internal window bricked up and outside under new window

    Really great work, nice prices, easy to do business with. Have booked Terry to do more work and will use in the future. Nice and tidy too!

  • Leaking Flat Roof

    We hired Collins for our roof repairs. They did the job OK but if you use these guys beware as they want immediate payment. This is a problem if you are a commercial company and before we knew it we had and extra £60 in court costs added to our bill without them even chasing payment. Do not hire if you are company as these people are not set up for pay on invoice.

    Collins Brickwork & Builders's reply:

    are terms are on our invoices , payment within 30 days for account customers 7 days non account customers. we don't do 60 days at all.

  • Blocked toilet

  • Builder

    Excellent work, cleaned up well, arrived as arranged, polite, explained what they were doing and stuck to estimate. We would certainly use them again.

  • Front Garden Wall

  • breaking up concrete hard standing

    Great job - good price

  • Reinforce roof support and install firewall in loft

  • garden wall

    quick, good quote. done job when he said, good quality. would use again


  • Front Wall,Window Bricking In,Catflap building in Wall

    Called back when a message was left and called around for quoting when he said he would. Arrived on time and got on with the job.
    Good quality work at a reasonable price- well pleased would definately hire Terry again.

  • open up a fireplace in chimney

    Very pleased with work carried out. did exactly as agreed, clean and tidy, on time, polite and hard working. will be using again in the future.

    Thanks Terry

  • replace manhole cover

    Don’t hesitate about hiring Terry, I am very pleased with the work
    he did for me, it was well done and professional.
    He also left the place nice and tidy.
    Restores faith that there are still decent tradesmen out there!

  • brick garage wall crack + new roof

    Quality job.
    Very professional.
    Highly Recommended!!

  • BUILDER??need to have a load bearing wall knock down.

    they did a good job , fast and clean , a big chuck of the celing fall down and they have to replaster half of the ceiling, so all together we paid them £1500. But we are very happy with the job, and i will recommend terry and his team to anyone. thank you very much!! Job well done!!. Isis

  • Pointing/brickwork

    No problems with work done. Would recommend and use again.

  • Concrete Base and Laying armoured cable

    Great job done by Terry

  • Removal of unused chimney/stack.

  • Dig out and replace concrete floor in bathroom

    Terry and his team were prompt, professional and efficient. Would recommend.

  • Rendering outside of single garage.

  • replace a stud wall underneath a window with brick

    Terry is a great guy,
    he came round and give us a quote cheaper than the rest.
    his quote included some extra bits and pieceis that other tradesmen didnt.

    we arranged a start date.

    he arrived on time, and cracked on with the job, left him the door keys and went off to work.

    when we came back, we couldnt believe that the work had been carried out, the place was spotless.

    upon investigation of the work, he has ovioulsy taken time and care to do a great job, blending in the bricks to match, perfecting the finnish to match the wall, and securing the window and door,

    he also has reinforced the door so it opens and closes like a dream, gave advice on window sills, and plastered to a high standard.

    to be honest, for the price given, i expected it to be to a lower standard than it was, i expected to have to clean up and tidy it up myself, but i cant find a single flaw in this guy.

    i will definetly be using him again.

  • Bricklayer urgent

    Terry and paul are fantastic bricklayers the job has been carried out to a high standard and myself and my client are very pleased
    I would definatly use terry again on future projects and can highly recomend him as a reliable and experienced bricklayer

    thankyou KNH Carpentry and Building Services

  • remove chimney breast in living room

    happy with work carried out no hidden costs,would recommend if you would like a professional job .very trust worthy terry had the keys for my house for 1week whilst i was away thanks again terry regards ray

  • Brick Layer

    Terry completed the work to a high standard for a fair price. Friendly and helpful, Im very pleased with the work done and would be happy to recommend him to others.

  • small extention for shower and toilet

    He and his team did a first class job.clean and tidy working,will use them again.

  • Blocking up small window

    Great job!!!! Very happy with the workmanship and time scale. Very helpful and was happy to work around my work commitments and parking issues! I would definitely recommmend Terry to anyone. Thanks

  • Small Wall Needed

    Fast, efficient and a no nonsense approach to the job.

    Explained exactly what was required when he came to quote, provided a number of options/solutions to choose from, turned up on time on the day, and (equally importantly) no hidden extras or unexplained increases to the agreed price.

    Very obviously a professional in his field and someone others should seriously consider using.

  • Kitchen floor preparation

    Work completed quickly, efficiently and well. I would happily use Terry again.

  • Cincrete base for a 10 x 20ft workshop.

    Terry was punctual and did what was agreed. You cant ask for more than that.

    Thanks Terry would use again...

  • Door - brick work required

    Would highly recommend. Arrived on time, left area clean and tidy. Very honest builder