kentish builder

  • Air brick ventilation

    I’m really delighted with the work, arrived promptly, very friendly, knowledgeable and hardworking. Work was completed in good time and cost clear, also gave advice on other building work needed around the house and best order in which to undertake essential jobs.

  • Removal of two electric fireplaces and opening original

  • Remove leftover metal from a fireplace and advice/quote

    Honest and helpful advice given on how best to proceed with my job. As Nicholas is not a plasterer he advised it would be cheaper to let a plasterer complete the whole job. He spent time giving me lots of options even when he knew I would need to hire someone else. If he were a plasterer, I would definitely have hired him.

  • Filling gap around wastewater pipe to prevent pests

    Nick was prompt, easy to communicate with and extremely helpful. The job turned out to be more complicated than we had realised but he was able to advise on how to proceed and help us sort everything out, with no extra charge than what he originally quoted. Highly recommend!

  • Steel lintel above patio doors

    Turned up on time and done the job without any problems and cleaned up after themselves 👍

  • Concrete door canopy removal

    Nick was fantastic from start to finish!

    He is incredibly knowledgeable and takes huge pride in his work, and bonus points for putting up with me asking lots of questions (about the current job and future ones).
    He discussed with my husband and I which course of action was the best route to take for our current needs.
    He was prompt, polite, efficient and tidy!
    We will definitely be using his services in the future!

    Thank you

  • Lintel removal

    Fantastic service, Really impressed with finished work! We left Nick alone with key and came home and house was how we left it. Reliable, friendly and proper service.

  • Installation of lintel and wall repair

    Very quick service, good communication throughout, good work, left the site clean and tidy.

  • Scabbling of internal floors to consistent level

    Nick was very business-like from the first contact. He is a good communicator, came and priced quickly, came early on the agreed date and got on with it carefully but at speed. He was most helpful over small extras and with advice for the next stages. A brilliant job!

  • Repointing brick wall 6m (ground floor)

    Good communication, punctual and tidy, good workmanship. Will definitely use again.

  • Step installation

    Very happy with the work and service received from Nick. I would highly recommend him.

  • Remove wall and make safe

    I found Kentish Builders on here after having a builder from hell experience Kentish builders came and sorted out a half taken down wall. They removed it and made it safe and and am very happy with the result. Good communication throughout.

  • Repair to exterior door lintle.

    Work was done timely and to estimate. Workmen were clean and polite. Good job.

  • New steps from garden to house

    Nick worked very quickly from the time of the quote to the finished job. I would like to say that the brickwork is very neat and the steps that he built are excellent. The price quoted was the price I paid. I have no problem in recommending him.

  • Builder

    Gave excelent advice quote very reasonable looking forward to work starting

  • 5 Internal Walls to be removed (possibly load bearing)

  • New openings to structural walls

    Done three jobs for me and all finished well
    Left the place clean and tidy and reasonable prices for the work
    I would use them again

  • Repair/level concrete sub floor

    Nick came round within a day and gave me some great advice involving my project. He talked me through the process of what I needed to do and made me feel much confident about the idea of undertaking the project myself. I cannot underestimate how important his advise was. He also said he would be happy for me to run any issues past him if I had any. I will definitely be in touch with Nick when it comes to undertake our basement (not a project I want to do myself) Highly recommended.

  • Repointing needed entire back wall of bungalow

    Nick was very prompt to respond to my job and was more than accommodating when trying to schedule the work in. The work was finished quickly and professionally and the site was left impeccably clean. Would recommend.

  • Create Window space in brick wall and lintel

    A job done well and as quoted.

  • Repointing bungalow

    Nick was very prompt with getting my quote and starting the work. The lads turned up on time, did a great job and cleaned up after they'd done. They were respectful to our neighbours - Thanks Nick

  • Rebuilt fireplace

    What a legend!

    If you need someone professional, dependable, honest with great workmanship, Nick and his team are 100% that.

    Thank you for coming up with solutions on the go, and delivering what we’ve asked for.

    The chimney was an absolute nightmare, Nick and his team however didn’t shy away from it. They tackled it head on, made it safe and useable and we couldn’t be happier with the end result.

    They’re coming back to do some more work for us, and we’re definitely recommending them to family and friends, near and far.

    Thanks again Nick and team, you guys made a rather stressful day less stressful by doing absolutely anything and everything you could to make it right.

  • Repairing a brick chimney breast

  • Remove window and brick up

    Great work. Neat. Tidy job. Reliable. Good communication. Great guy to do business with. Thanks for a job well done. Very reasonably priced and will use and recommend you again. Thanks Mate.

  • Repointing my garage

    Nick showed me some areas to the outside of my house which needed repointing before the damp got in. His son Liam and his mate did a good job of pointing the areas that needed sorting out to prevent any damage from the outside elements.

  • Repoint garage wall

    Nicholas did a really good job for us. He took the time and trouble to blend in the repair and I can happily recommend him and his work. The price was also very fair in my opinion .

  • Air brick fitting

    Nick arrived on time and did an excellent job of fitting airbricks outside. He also fitted an internal one for us. I would be happy to have him back if I have any further work that needs to be done. He did a good job of clearing up after himself.

    His pricing was very good in comparison to other builders.

  • Repointing

    Great job as usual, liam and his mate early start. Left clean and tidy, will finish sat morning. You cant go wrong with this gang!

  • Removal of chimney breast

    I employed the Kentish Build to remove a HUGE chimney breast in my kitchen. This job involved a spliced steel, including a steel plate, and 2 steel brackets to support the cheeks of the remaining chimney and 4 pad stones. This was a BIG job to me. Nick came in several times before I employed him to do the job. He answered LOADS of question and we knowledgeable and reassuring. Nick advised I needed to get a structural engineer in to create the drawings for the steel. I done that then he came back and gave me a quote. Nicks quote was a great price, and in the from my research. It’s a big job having a huge chimney breast removed. Nick told me to stop worrying about the work and trust him. He came in with his team. Wonfderful men. Polite, informative, just really great people who worked and worked until the job is done. Nick sorted out everything, the steel, padstones and bracket things were in, in a day and a half! So tidy. I thought it was going to be a right old mess! Thanet Building control inspected of the steel in situ - the inspector said, just from looking at that work you can see that the person who installed this knows what they are doing. Following a thorough inspection by building control, the steel and padstones we were given the all clear to proceed. I would recommend the Kentish Builder over and over again. I trust him. Excellent work. Excellent clean up after the work. Always on time. Informative, great advice & support and at a great price. Thank U

  • Repointing 1 exterior wall

    Very pleased with work , knew exactly how many air bricks were needed .

    Would def use again

  • Relaying roof ridges

    Was really happy with a previous job to rebuild a parapet wall so engaged again to replace the ridges on the roof. Very reliable and good communication throughout. The job was really well done and left tidy afterwards. Will use again and recommend.

  • Remove and rebuild parapet wall on roof

    Great experience so far. Happy with how work is progressing and the really good communication and reliability.

  • Build steps and front doorstep

    Nick always kept us informed and explained fully what he would do. Very pleased with the quote for the work which arrived promptly.Clean, tidy and professional workmanship throughout. Impressed with the results, we will use Nick again in the future. Would highly recommend.

  • Repointing Victorian House

    Nik did a great job repointing the back of my Victorian house. He was prompt, courteous, tidy and had good communication throughout. The house looks so much better and will look better still once I've painted it. Can't thank Nik enough for the excellent job he's done and for the couple of extra ones he did while here as a favour 😁
    Great guy who does brilliant work at amazingly affordable prices. Highly recommend Nik and his team.

  • Fitting gallows brackets to unsupported chimney stacks

    I needed some advice and a quote regarding installing gallows brackets for unsupported chimney stacks in a property that I am in the process of purchasing. Nick made contact and we discussed over the phone, agreeing he would check this the next day, even collecting and dropping off the keys from the estate agents which is in a different town to the property was no problem for him. He responded to queries promptly and was polite and helpful. I met him at the property and he was on time, actually early. He had checked the chimney and gave a thorough explaination, even pointed out some other issues of concern in the property and advised accordingly and was happy to advise on some other areas/jobs that I asked him about too. The same evening he sent me a detailed email with his recommendations and quotes for the unsupported chimneys and also the other issues that we discussed. I would certainly recommend him and will be making contact again once my property purchase is complete.

  • Side wall

  • Uneven floors

    Nick has been fantastic at getting the flooring issue resolved, he was very patient and didn't mind me ringing him several times to answer all my questions. He took pictures along the way, sent them to me and kept me fully informed at every stage of the job. Thank you Nick for doing a great job of the small room, it looks great now, no more uneven floor! I am very pleased with the result and will definitely use and recommend Nick in future. Thank you.

  • Relay brick above garage door

    Nick did an excellent job rebuilding the wall above our garage door. The workmanship was very neat and he tidied up when the work was finished. He is very pleasant and I could certainly recommend him, reasonably priced too.

  • Install a new lintel

    Nick is a lovely honest builder who arrived as stated quoted the work in writing and has allowed me to put on hold until a convenient time to myself. I appreciate the cost will rise due to increase in materials price's. If you are looking for a reliable honest builder Nick is the man.

  • Refurbish and restore balcony

    Nick and his Team were professional and polite at all times. He kept me updated throughout the whole of the works, with photos, details and explanations, nothing was too much bother for him or his Team. The finished work was excellent I am extremely pleased with my balcony. Nick and his Team were always punctual, a first class standard of work and they always cleaned up after themselves. I have recommended Nick to my family and friends and I would definitely use him again for any jobs I need doing.

  • Ramp Construction

  • New front steps

    Nick responded quickly and gave a competitive quote for our new front steps. He and Liam did a great job which we are very pleased with. They left the site clean and tidy. Many thanks for a good job, we will use them again.

  • Install air bricks

    Very good job on time and worked well. Thank you

  • 4 bed house built 1976.

    This was a small job which took about half a day. I was pleased to find an experienced builder who would agree to helping me. Nick was very pleasant and helpful. He completed the job with the minimum of noise and disturbance to a high standard and tidied up thoroughly afterwards. I was invited to inspect the progress throughout and am very satisfied.

  • New garden wall

    Nick and his team were very prompt and efficient in dealing with our request to build a new garden fence which fully met our specifications and I would certainly recommend them.

  • Replacing lintels

    The problem was at my elderly mother's house, some distance from where I live. Within a few hours of posting my request for a builder, Nick had phoned me, visited to view and assess the work required and spoke to me whilst still at the house to talk through the issues. Within a couple of hours, as requested, he provided detailed, itemised quotes for the options we had discussed. Nick's son Liam completed the work, arriving early, sending me photos as the work progressed and completed a very neat job despite having to overcome a few difficulties presented by the unusual construction of the house. My mother, not always easily pleased, was delighted with their work, manner and the clean up which was immaculate. I have no hesitation in recommending Kentish Builder and will use them again if required.

  • Replace pointing front of house

    I hired Nick to repoint the Bay on the front on my Victorian Property. He gave me a very reasonable quote. His communication throughout the job was excellent. His son Liam actually did the repointing. He was punctual, very courteous and did an excellent job, leaving the place clean and tidy afterward.
    I would highly recommend Nick from Kentish Builders and will use them again for any other brick work I need doing :-)

  • Cracks in walls

  • Garden wall

    Nick and his team were extremely efficient and hard working. They arrived on time and consulted us throughout the day to ensure the job was done to our satisfaction. The finished work was excellent and a very competitive price. I would definitely recommend to others and also use for other jobs myself. Thank you

  • Blown bricks to replace

    Nick did a great job, all looks really good now. All very neat and tidy and he cleared away the waste. He kept me informed of progress and provided pictures via WhatsApp. Price was good too. Would recommend his services and would use Nick again if I need any brick work doing. A pleasure doing business with him.

  • Disassembly of concrete coal Bunker and and removal

    I was very pleased with Nicks and his sons work. They was very efficient , tidy and turned up on time. I would certainly use them for any future jobs needed and would have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone else .

  • Moving Doorway

    Brilliant to work with Nick. Really reliable and will definitely ask him to quote on more work. Excellent job, well done!

  • Remove Non Load Bearing Wall

    Big thanks to Nick and his team.
    Great communication. Fair Price.
    The Fellas worked hard, were polite and tidy.
    I'm so pleased and will definitely be in touch with them again for future works.

  • Small frontage

    Top job, top bloke, helpful, works hard, will be using him n the lads again.

  • Rebuild chimney

    We were very pleased with the way that they went about the 3 different repairs they had quoted for, they were all done to my satisfaction, they were polite and considerate at all times, they are now quoting for another job for me.

  • Extensive repairs to brick wall.

    We are very pleased with Nick’s work. He paid a lot of attention to small details and kept us well informed as to progress. Would definitely recommend him.

  • Repointing house wall

    Nick and Liam came promptly and completed the work (repointing) to a high standard and on schedule. I would recommend them without reservation and would certainly use them again should further work on the house become necessary.

  • Tie-in an existing porch extension

    Highly recommend. Punctual, friendly polite, just gets on with the tasks at hand. Works to a very high standard. Doesn't leave a mess.
    Would use this guy again with out and doubts or reservations.

  • Heat damage to wall

    Nick and Liam arrived on time, completed the work in a professional manner and left the area clean and tidy, nice and friendly also repaired hole in the ceiling where the boiler had been replaced

  • Brick wall to reduce a door opening from 2.9m to 0.9 m

    Nick was very quick to respond and visit. He provided a quote that we were happy with very quickly.
    We subsequently decided against doing the job for other reasons as we are going to build an extension at some point which would have meant knocking down that wall.

  • Lintel replacement above small loft space window.

    Fantastic service excellent communication throughout very professional and honest people all work was done on time as agreed to a very high standard.
    I will definitely hire again for future building work.

  • Relaying 6 metres of paving that has become uneven

    Nick Kilshaw of Kentish Builders have just completed relaying the large path in the garden of our apartment block. They worked so hard, were very polite & the site was kept very tidy at all times. The weather was awful but they worked around it without any problem. I would recommend them as very professional workers & would use them again if I needed any more building work done.

  • Latex flooring

    Excellent work from Nick and Liam. This is the 2nd job they have done for me and I can't praise them enough. They are friendly and leave everything clean and tidy. Would highly recommend.

  • Garden wall

    Thank you nick and boys , done a lovely job , everything was left tidy and clean , you was very helpful nick and all that we agreed on was delivered , if I need anymore work done your name is top of the list , I can highly recommend you and your company thank you again

  • Water inside wall after rain.

    I posted the job and within a few hours Nick had sent me a message and been out to look at the job. Nick was very helpful, he really went out of his way and he saved us money as it wasn’t the problem with the pointing like we thought it might be.

  • Internal alterations

    Small internal job but very happy with the work done. Will use again and can recommend.

  • Hole needs filling in wall

    Excellent work done here to repair a hole in the wall left following a boiler flue being removed. Very neat and tidy work and invoice was as expected. We would happily recommend Nick and use his services again

  • Air Bricks installing

    Nick from Kentish Builders turned up promptly on the time he had given, his work was excellent, completed with experience, very tidy and clean, I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone else for his brick work. My neighbour has now asked him to quote for some work after seeing the job he did for me.

  • Bricking up of 3 windows

    Very happy from start to finish. Great communication, keeping me informed throughout the works. Kept to the quoted price and very happy with the finished article. Nick has great attention to detail. Would highly recommend. Thenk you Nick!

  • Demolish wall

    Nicholas and his team carried out an excellent job on my property. On time, efficient and super clean. I can't thank them enough, Nicholas accepted my job and completed within days from posting.

    A truly pleasant experience! 10/10.

  • Replace mismatched brick wall

    Nicholas is very professional, made a lovely job, sourced the exact matching bricks, completing the work to a very high standard.
    Left the work site clean. Both he and appentice were very pleasant to talk to, would not hesitate to hire again. Very much recommended.

  • Leaky window - cavity tray? repointing ?

    We had a leak above a small window with an area of badly deteriorated pointing above. Nick provided the quote which was detailed so I knew what was going to be done to resolve the issue. Liam completed the work and I found him to be reliable and very polite and tidy. We haven’t had the weather to be able to check if the work has solved our problem but I have no doubt that it will have. I’ve already asked Nick to quote me for another job as am very happy with the communication and work completed and would recommend them. Thanks guys!

  • Enlarging a fireplace to accommodate a log burner

    Nick from kentish builder rebuilt my chimney to accommodate a log burner.
    A friendly service, a good job and at a very competitive price.
    I fully recomend

  • Flat roof 3 x Metres damp cavity tray

    Quick response from Nick and he has been more than helpful in assisting me with the finishing touches for building regulations.
    Would highly recommend.

  • Parapit wall

    VERY happy with Nicks work. Arrived promptly everyday and did a fantastic job on our garage parapit wall. He replaced the lintel which was originally wood and replaced all of the lead flashing. After he finished the job,everything was left spotless. Very friendly and easy to talk to. Can't recommend Kentish builders enough.

  • Renovation of 1930's bungalow

    Many thank to Nick, Liam and the team. They transformed our large living room into a slightly smaller bedroom and hall. This entailed demolishing what turned out to be a very difficult chimney stack and breast, erecting an L-shaped stud wall with door entrance, blocking up a side window and serving hatch, and lining our ceiling and 1 wall. The team were all family members or close friends who had clearly been brought up in the building trade because their work was excellent. On top of that they were always punctual, put in a full day's hard work and were always ready to give good advice with good humour thrown in. We think they would be a good choice for anyone who has to leave them alone in the house because we feel they would be completely trustworthy. They were endlessly kind and considerate to our age and medical needs. We're very grateful. Can't wait now to see it decorated!

  • 2 fireplace lintels fitted

    Nick & Liam were professional and very helpful. We’re really pleased with the building work they completed for us. They were punctual, tidy and even carried out additional work that wasn’t initially quoted for and did not charge extra. Would not hesitate to recommend.

  • Brickwork repairs

    Super efficient. Made a good job of the work and a nice guy. Cheers

  • Repointing House

    Nick carried out repointing and brickwork repairs and 3 properties for me, and the standard of service has been excellent. Nick has been a good communicator throughout the project and gone over and above to ensure satisfaction with his work. I would thoroughly recommend him.

  • Repointing of brickwork/rebuild low wall

    Nick turned up on time as arranged. He had to repoint all along the damp course around most of our bungalow and other areas where the pointing had shrunk. Some places were difficult to get at because of shrubs getting in the way, but that did not deter Nick and he managed to get behind them somehow. All the old mortar was properly cut out from the joints with a diamond cutter and replaced with very neat new mortar. When the job was finished, Nick made sure that any mess created was properly cleaned up. The outside of our bungalow now looks very smart and water tight. I would certainly recommend Kentish Builder to anyone who wants a first class job done and I would not hesitate to use them again in the future.

  • Fence and Decking

    We love our fence and decking, Thank you Nick, Liam and George! A fantastic team who clearly take pride in their work, it is the little things they think of that make a massive difference. We listened to Nick's advice to get our garden project underway initially, and we are very glad we did. We were kept up to date with daily progress and any issue discussed, and Liam and Nick were always happy to accommodate our wishes. It has transformed our garden in such a short space of time. I would not hesitate to recommend Nick, we have found him to be one of the very best, and most trust worthy tradesmen. If we need any work done in the future we will use Nick and his team.

  • Demolish Concrete Floor and Remove to 400mm Depth

    I'm so pleased we decided to go with Nick for our project. He was open and honest from the moment of giving us the quote, no messing around. He turned up when he said he would and was very friendly and helpful.

    We agreed on going ahead with the work and I was honestly so amazed at how quickly they got to it. They all cracked on super early and put in a good days graft. I was massively impressed with how quickly they worked through the job. The communication was fantastic, Nick kept us updated every step of the way. I would definitely get Nick, Liam and the guys in again when we need more work doing. They were reliable and hard working. I'd highly recommend to anyone who is looking to have work done.

  • Opening a rear door in the garage

    We're really happy with the job! Nick got in touch straight away and gave us a quote the same Day. Good communication throughout. The work was completed to a high standard and everything was left neat and tidy. Would definately recommend Kentish Builders!

  • New Window Lintel Install

    Having experienced late and shoddy builders in a recent previous job, we searched for builders on this forum with good positive feedback. Nick fitted the bill and arrived on time to quote for the job, good comms between us accepting the quote and Nick starting on site, once a date agreed, arrived on time (to the minute!) to start. The job, a new window lintel being installed has been completed to a high standard, the finish is very neat and the area left clean and tidy. Nicks team worked through appalling weather to get it finished. Very happy with our first experience of using his services and on this basis we have asked Nick to quote for a follow on job.

  • Chimney breast removal x2

    Nick promptly got in touch having invited him to price for the removal of x2 chimney breasts. I invited Nick to quote simply due to his feedback which provided a high level of credibility and assurance. After a brief conversation I invited Nick to my house to discuss the timescales and costs (Social distancing in place).

    Methodical in his approach, Nick provided a high level of detail in terms of how the job was going to be conducted. What impressed me was his thoughtfulness about the home and the mess that would be caused. More importantly was how he would contain the dust/mess ensuring that the job caused little to no disruption to my home.

    I can’t speak highly of Nick and his team and I will most certainly invite them back for future works. A dedicated hardworking professional who sets the bar high in terms of detail and customer satisfaction. I am more than satisfied by the work; Thank You.

  • Replace wooden porch pillars with brick.

    Although it was a relatively small job it was done well. The quality of the work was good and it was carried out within the agreed time frame with no mucking about. All in all, I was very pleased.

  • Pathway and steps

    Nick did a garden job for us which entailed moving a shed and other garden debris and laying a large patio. The job turned out to be quite different to what we had originally thought of and better thanks to Nick's good advice.
    This was regardless of the fact that the original idea would have meant considerably more money for him. We were very pleased with the end result and the way Nick and his young helpers grafted tirelessly in intense heat to get the job finished in good time. Everything was left clean and tidy. We would highly recommend Nick who clearly has a wealth of knowledge in all aspects of the building trade.

  • Odd Brickwork jobs

    Nikk is hard working to make sure
    his work is satisfactory!!
    I would ask again if I need work at my property!

  • Knock through lounge and kitchen

    I hired Nick as I found him to be very knowledgeable and he gave me lots of good advice about this project and other plans. He was available at all times to answer questions during the planning stages and today he completed my job quickly and efficiently to a high standard. He was well known to the building inspector who was happy with everything and signed it off straight away. Both he and his team were friendly and professional at all times. They cleaned up and removed all the rubbish. I couldn’t ask for better and I am very grateful for their hard work on the hottest day of the year. Thank you guys.

  • Patio

    10 out of 10, we are really pleased with the job from start to finish Nick was the only one who gave a detailed quote out patio looks amazing we are so happy.
    I can not recommend Nick and his son Enough they have gave it 100%
    They are hard working from the early start till the time they go home,Nick was the only one who gave a detailed quote and kept to it I couldn’t recommend nick enough for is honesty dedication and always informed me when at work of the process.i have already gave nicks number to another client thanks nick for a outstanding job .

  • New path for front of house

    Nick did a great job on our path. He came out twice before he started to check things over and got the job done quickly. He's a really friendly guy and we would use him again.

  • Chimney breast and gas fire removal

    Nick arrived promptly and we went through the work we had disscused before,I wanted to amend things nothing was too much trouble.Really pleased with the work done and the honesty of what could be done thank you Nick and Ross

  • Breast problems

    From the word go Nick was so easy to communicate with. I told him my ideas on what I wanted to have done, from a woman’s brain He told me what I could have done and what I couldn’t and what he recommended I do. His quote was more than reasonable. The first job was to secure the load of the chimney stack in my bedroom, which was precariously siting on the ceiling rafters, so Nick and Liam put steels in to make it secure to even out the load. Both brilliant at explaining to me what they were doing and why, at every stage, they had more work to correct without any extra charge for labour. Once that was secure they could work on the front room below, more catastrophes were found but they took it in their stride with pride. Very easy going, courteous, punctual, hardworking, clean and tidy workmanship. Phase one complete, they are going to be doing another job for me next week, another bodge job by previous owners.

  • Extended patio and small border makeover

    Nick did a great job for
    my elderly parents in their garden. He commenced work early in the morning and his attention to detail is to a very high standard. He also very kindly installed and cemented in a rotary washing line and prepared and cemented an area for their large planter, free of charge which was not originally planned for in the quote. My parents will be employing Nick again for future work.

    I would have no hesitation in recommending Nick and would definitely use him for any work we may need in the future.

  • Removal of cat flap from conservatory wall

    Nick is so helpful, friendly and polite - and a hard worker too! He was on time, very reasonably priced and was keen to get the job done. I was so impressed with the finished job as it was completed to a very high standard and there was no mess left to clean up! I left Nick working at my house as I had to go to work and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him to anyone, will definitely use him again.
    Thanks Nick, great job!

  • Make safe/repair around front door

    I used Kentish Builders for the first time a few years ago for some repointing work to a Victorian house that I had just purchased in Ramsgate. I was very happy with the work carried out at that time so I had no hesitation in contacting them when my tenant at the same property contacted me to say that bricks above the arched front door had come loose and fallen out. I sent a photo to Nick and he visited the property the same day as it was apparent that the structure was unsafe. He assessed the damage, made safe and provided me with a quote for the repairs explaining what the work entailed. Work was carried out the next day. Nick sent photos of the completed work and cleaned up and removed rubbish from site afterwards. I am very pleased with the service provided, fast response, fair price, very good standard of work and I was kept up to date with all aspects of the job by phone call, text and photos which was very important as I could not be at the property. I cannot recommend Kentish Builders/Nick highly enough.

  • Investigate a leak and put right.

    Very impressed by Kentish Builders. I wasnt able to be there but they kept me posted daily with photos of their progress. All very good! I was also able to leave them with the keys and they are so trustworthy and reliable I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them on all fronts.

  • Replace patio and build two raised flowerbeds/walls

  • Trellis

    thank you for a very good and prompt job very happy with the trellis work

  • New Patio Steps garden steps patio area

    Nick was one of five quotes we had, he came and showed great interest in or project and actually spent time to measure up and discuss ideas which meant a lot to us. The build wasn't straightforward due to the materials that we had chosen and ordered, however Nick was more than up to the task, he was enthusiastic and communicative throughout. Nick and his son Liam were early every day and did not stop, the work is of a very high standard, my wife and I are over the moon with the final outcome, what Nick has built has added an extra dimension to our lovely property. I have already passed Nicks details onto friends and I know exactly where I shall be looking in future when we require work to be carried out. A really great honest tradesman who is worth every penny.
    Thank you Nick and Liam for a fantastic job.

  • Wall to be knocked down and rebuilt

    Recently had my bathroom wall knocked down to extend and new wall built. Reliable and professional service.
    Would recommend.

  • Repair to leaking lintel

    Having struggled with a leaky window some a while (useless and will never use again window company!!) .... and several attempts to resolve it later ... this builder seems to have done the trick! ... so I can fully recommend!

  • New back wall at the end of the garden

    Nick promptly arranged a visit to estimate job. He sent his quote the same day. He listened to what we wanted and offered sound advice on what could, and couldn’t be done. We didn’t proceed on this occasion, however we’d be very happy to use Nick in the future.

  • Brick/block up external doorway and small window.

    Nick was one of the best tradesman I have the pleasure of meeting.

    He was able to get to my house promptly (within 10 minutes of my call) assessed the work fairly, source the correct materials quickly in this pandemic and complete the work ahead of schedule and to the cost agreed.

    I would definitely recommend Nick as he is also happy to spend his time looking at other issue I have with my property.

    He is fair polite and kept me up to date with all aspects of the job with multiple update via phone calls, text and photos. I found this to be very helpful as I wasn’t able to be there when he was doing the work for me.

    Thanks Nick.

  • Repointing side wall

    Really happy with Nick and Liam's work repointing our side wall. Both incredibly nice and helpful guys who went above and beyond.
    When we first raised the job, Nick was able to come out and get us a quote really quickly at a time that suited us.
    When we were ready to start, Nick and Liam got going quickly. Liam turned up early and worked hard every day in the hot and cold.
    Nick kept in touch throughout to make sure we were happy with how things were progressing.
    Thank you!

  • New wall

    Excellent company. Nick and son Liam went up and above what was expected of them, worked extremely hard and efficiently. We are very happy with their work and will be seeing them later in the year for more jobs. Cannot praise them enough,
    J and J Blake, Dover 14.03 20

  • Parking Post Removal & Installation

    Fast response. Nick got in touch straightaway. Liam came out to tackle the job. And job was completed with no fuss, and as per quote. They also always tidy and clean up after them. Have used Kentish Builders before and never disappointed. Very reliable and trustworthy builders. Will not hesitate to use again.

  • New Indian sandstone patio and brickwall

    Nick ,Liam Kentish builder have completely transformed my Indian sandstone patio and retaining wall to a very high standard. Everyday they have turned up early and told me what progress will be for the day and sent me up to date photos while I was at work On progress . Nick was so easy to talk to about the job And delivered excellent high quality work. Other family members and my neibour have already contacted him about other work . Thanks nick great finish and was a pleasure to meet you ...

  • Renovate cellar

    I would be very happy to recommend Kentish Builders. They are very professional, have high standards and take a pride in their work. Nick made sure I understood and agreed with their approach every step of the way. The site was left clean and tidy each day and the result better than I had dared hope. They are also very considerate people to have working in one’s house. Thank you Nick and Liam, a job well done!

  • Repoint gable end

    Nick and Liam turned up, explained exactly what was being done and when. Lots of communication from them. Work was carried out to a high standard and I am very pleased with the job. So much so I requested the other gable end to be repointed by these guys. Honest to what work is needed and fair on the price. Many thanks guys. Rob.

  • Window opening

    Thank you Nick. Very happy with the works done, efficient and good communication. Would use again.

  • Repair of rear wall

    I am very happy with the work carried out by Liam. He was reliable, hard working, professional and produced work of a high standard. A pleasant man who was happy to answer all my questions and explain the terminology, methods and tools he used. Totally reliable. I will use Kentish Builder again.

  • External work to insert butterfly ties to a bungalow

    Found Nick to be highly professional and tidy in his work. Fantastic at communicating every step of the process and ensuring that the end result meets requirements. Very happy with his work, punctuality and friendly/helpful manner. We highly recommend him.

  • Remove cast iron bath.

    Really pleased to have found Nick and his son. They arrived on time and did a great job. Both were really pleasant and considerate of the fact we have young family here. Wouldn’t hesitate to hire again. Many thanks.

  • Quote for chimney repair

    Job - Chimney cap off

    Identified the source of the leak straight away, very quick turn around on the work and all done to a very high quality!

    Would 100% recommend Nick!

  • Making external fascia of outer wall good

    Great work completed by Liam
    Very professional
    Would recommend this company to anyone requiring building works

  • Airbricks

    Really quick and efficient service and really knowledgeable about air flow. Even got me a coffee as our electricity was off! Would definitely recommend!

  • Gable repointing

    Kentishbuilder was the only company to give a detailed quote and explained how the job was gonna be done he was professional polite and turned up at agreed time and left the area spotless each nite .the job was messy and the end result was highly professional and my wall and patio is transformed to a very high standard and nick Liam was so easy to get on with and put me at ease I would have no hesitation in recommending them to friends and family at any time thanks nick Liam

  • Indian sandstone patio

    Lovely guys,very professional and brilliant time keeping, affordable and easy going understood my needs, would definitely recommend to family and friends
    The job was completed in the time that was said to a high standard

  • Damp patches upstairs chimney stack

    Nick was friendly and professional, he started early to fit in with us leaving for work. He came round quickly to provide a quote and offered us a very reasonable quote to repair, repoint and cap off our chimney stack. He took before and after pictures to show us the work that had needed doing and what he had completed. His work is extremely neat, to a very high standard and we were really impressed. He came across as very genuine and honest. We would highly recommend him and look to contact him again should we need further work in the future. Cheers Nick.

  • Bricking up door way with bricks and block work

    Nick and his son did a great job helping my mum with her house. He is very focused on the detail and wants to get the job done well and to the best of his abilities.

    He rebuilt bricks into a door way and also added a lintel over my mum's patio doors and the end result was superb. He does what he says his is going and was happy to debate and discussion the best option in a positive and engaging manner.

    Would highly recommend Nick and his team and hope to use his services again. Thank you for your hard work. Best Pat & Dave

  • Chimney work

    Nick was very professional, efficient and polite - all completed for the price quoted and kept to promised time.

  • Garden wall

    Just had Kentisbury builders remove garden wall and replace with closeboard fencing great job Nick and lads , we are so pleased with it, I would highly recommend Kentisbury builders to everyone job well done , great to see tradesmen take pride in their work .

  • Demolition and make good

    Nick, his son Liam and their labourer George were punctual, polite and efficient while completing the demolition and removal of the outbuilding at my stepson's property in Canterbury. At the end of each day the site was left clean and safe. The price for the job was very reasonable and I found Nick to be very knowledgeable about what he was doing and gave us various options as what to do with the space created with the removal of the outbuilding. We will definitely be using him in the future and would definitely recommend him to anyone.

  • Wall of house needs attention

    I would recommend Nicholas Kilshaw of Kentish Builder. They are very professional and helpful. The pricing is very reasonable and the workmanship is excellent.

  • Repair of roof

    I would like to highly commend the very kind and prompt response from Mr. Nicholas Kilshaw to an emergency situation with my roof, following being scammed by some rogues who took my money, having damaged my roof and left me with scaffolding for which I had paid them money, but which it turned out did not have the name of a company on it, so breaking the law. My roof it transpired was in good condition apart from the tiles broken by the scammers. Mr. Kilshaw came immediately to deal with the roof, and his kind attention and reassurance were very greatly appreciated. He also dealt with the problem of the unaccountable scaffolding, which was a great relief, and arranged for its removal and storage. His sons and he worked on a Sunday morning to sort out my problems, and I wish to thank them for their very professional work and kind attention.

  • Replace 2 manhole covers in garden

    From start to finish Nick @ Kentish Builders were polite, professional and full of well thought out ideas. Nick created a number of bespoke wooden planting areas, replaced 2 manhole covers from concrete generic ones to low height covers able to be turfed thus ensuring the garden looked seamless and pleasing to the eye. Nick also suggested an addition To the job by way of a step to finish off a large area of paving we have recently completed which would add a visual highlight -he was completely correct, we went with the additional job and it looks wonderful.
    The job was completed in excellent time, to budget and was very tidy, he and the boys were a delight to work with. After a run of bad luck with builders we’re delighted to find Kentish Builders. Very highly recommended indeed

  • Repair or replace back garden wall

    Great team of builders. They did a fantastic job. Good communication throughout. Arrived on time and worked extremely hard. I would highly recommend them.

  • Parking Post fix bolts x 3 in Solid Concrete Drive

    Good communication. Very straightforward. Arrived promptly. Nick even offered beneficial advice in completing the job in a better way. Will definitely use again for any other building job.

  • Underpinning slab foundation for outbuilding subsidence

    Nick, his son and labourer were excellent in carrying out this job. Nick was most helpful, informative, straightforward and clear about what would be the best way of remedying the problem we had with the outbuilding. In addition, he was able to clear and relay a large concrete slab which was unsightly and ineffective, as well as clearing a passageway to the rear of the building. The work was carried out efficiently and as explained. As we were away shortly after the work started I was able to leave Nick with access keys to the relevant part of the property and by the time we got back the work was all but finished. He had been in communication with me throughout and provided photographs of how work was progressing in our absence. Payment was made in logical instalments as the work progressed and I was most happy with that process.
    The work was finished to a very good standard and everything cleared away promptly. We are very pleased with the outcome. Nick is professional and has the customer's interests in mind when providing advice on the best way forward. we have no hesitation in recommending him as tradesman who knows his stuff and would look to use him for other work as it arises in the future.

  • New brickwork required please to replace breezeblock

    What a great guy!
    Came round to quote for a job and explained to me exactly how to do it myself and save a few hundred quid into the bargain!I Could tell that he definitely knew his trade very well just in the short time that he was at our house So although I didn't need to hire him as I did do it myself exactly as I was told to and it looks perfect I will definitely call on him first for our next job.
    Thanks very much Nick!

  • RSJ and Padstones to be installed.

    Genuine builder. Turned up on time. very meticulous and professional. Completed works to a very high standard. Well pleased with the outcome. will definitely recommend to others and will use again. Thanks Nick and your son.

  • Brick up back door

    A really nice, approachable guy. Very professional throughout the job from beginning to end. Nick kept my home as clean and tidy as possible while the work was underway and I am very happy with the finished results. Will definitely use him again for future work and would happily recommend him to anyone considering having building work done.

  • Patio paving.

    Three great guys. One great job. We have never been happier. They layed a large area of decking in 2 days. We needed a step done as the elevation was higher than expected and they just got on with it. They even helped move a small shed without question. Thanks again guys. Great job.

  • Repointing of front and side wall

    I would highly recomend this very friendly professional crew to do your building job. They cleaned up as best they could after the work was done. Did a fantastic job of re pointing the front of my house.

  • Demolish and clear garage

    Nick and his team were amazing everything was done exactly as arranged , communication with Nick was excellent and I'm really happy with everything they have done over the last week for me which included fixing a leaking roof , removing and clearing away my garage and repointing the side wall of my house , thank you

  • Knock thought of 3 walls to new room.

    We had Nick and Liam in to knock through 3 walls and install lintels. They did a great job and carried out the work proficiently. They worked hard and are friendly individuals. They were great for advise and were happy to accommodate our wishes. Nick bricked up a doorway at no additional cost, which was invaluable to us. I personally have perfected the art of worrying and Nick was great at putting my mind at ease and kept the disruption as minimal as possible. Would recommend Nick and Liam without hesitation, and have already had other work undertaken by them. And thank you again Nick as we are very happy, and thanks for the breakfast!

  • Brickwork above lintel.

    Great service from Nick, he was punctual, tidy and on budget.

  • Repointing brickwork

    Very pleased. Efficient . Good time keeping. Polite . Good job done

  • Patio refurb

    This man has been the best he saved me from my nightmare job that was done by another builder he removed all the mess that the other builder done and after three weeks of stress he has made a job for me to use my garden again he had two lovely hard working boys to put up a new fence his son Liam and friend were a joy to know nick has done all the work to an excellent job I recommend him to anyone wanting a job I can now let my little chi dogs out and not worried where thay are thanks again nick and boys I am happy again

  • Levelling ground floor

    Used Nick again and this time to level the ground floor through the kitchen, lobby, study and utility room. This involved laying supporting walls throughout and laying timbers on top, all spirit level straight!!! Nick and his team worked tirelessly into the weekend to make sure these spaces were ready for our plumber to go in Monday morning. Thanks again Nick and team, another job very well done.

  • Front brick wall

    Nick was prompt, polite and efficient and had the front wall built in 2 days as promised. Brickwork to a lovely quality and all mess cleared up from site. Would use him again without hesitation.

  • Install steel beam

    so far nich has been spot on, took out wall and installed steel beams today with no issues.

  • New door opening

    I have used Nick and his team several times now and never fault them. They have never let us down and they are always pleasant, friendly and come with simple and good solutions. Nick is a reliable and very trustworthy. Highly recommended!

  • Mend/replace guttering, mend render to roof & painting

    All of the work completed by Liam and Dean was of a really good standard and they left everything neat and tidy each evening.

    We are really pleased with the work we have had done and would be happy to use them again and recommend them for similar work

  • Remove/Brick up Bathroom window

    I would highly recommend Kentish Builder. Nick provided a quick response to my post, arranged to visit my property to provide a quote and arrived exactly when he said he would.

    Once I confirmed I was happy with the quote he kept me up to date with dates and times he had available to do the work and turned up as promised.

    Nick did an excellent job of removing and replacing brickwork from a bricked up window that was originally put in very poorly by another tradesmen.

    He's polite, professional and very knowledgeable. I will not hesitate to contact Nick again for any future work.

    Give him a ring, you wont be disappointed.

  • Fitting RSJs

    Needed a good builder for major works after being let down. Found Nick via mybuilder and he came and quoted. We accepted his quote and he started shortly after. Nick kept us informed all the way through the work via text and photos. His work has been done to a very high standard and he has given advice elsewhere. Needless to say we will be sticking with him for further work we need doing on our project. Knows his trade very well !!

  • Remove decking joists and take away with old decking

    Nick has just gone after 2 hours of hard slog and entertainment. A job well done. Thanks Nick (and your able assistant, Chese (?) ) I will recommend you. Jenny

  • New patio

    These guys have been absolutely brilliant from start to finish. They are Highly skilled & certainly know their stuff! They have Just completed decking our garden & it looks amazing!! They arrived early every morning ready for work, Worked so hard throughout the day, kept within the time frame, kept within the budget quoted (which was at a very competitive price.) I have been so impressed with their work, I couldn't recommend them enough!
    Thank you to Nick & his team, you're awesome!! :)

  • Replace bricks

  • Indian stone patio retaining wall

    I would highly recommend Kentish Builder. Mr Kilshaw and his team built a large Indian stone patio and retaining wall and we are more than satisfied with the work. We have found that he and his team are reliable, polite and tidy. Nick gave a very detailed quote and turned up everyday early and left late when area was cleaned up.The wall and patio are much better finished than I expected. Complete customer satisfaction 100% would recommend to friends and family.

  • Repointing side wall of house

    Nick and his team did an excellent job very efficiently. Great coms as well . Couldn't asked for a better experience

  • Cut opening through supporting wall

    Very fast, and polite. Very happy with the work carried out and would hire again.

  • Sort out brickwork to rear around new patio doors

    Tidy and clean job completed promptly and although we hit a few issues during the works they were dealt with and sorted without any major concerns.
    Tradesmen were all friendly, clean and hard working and I’m getting them to quote for a few other jobs I need doing as well as I was happy with their work.

  • Loft brick stitching

    Job is to be done shortly, as requested. So far he has been very quick to respond to us on every count and seems efficient, honest informed, hard working and reliable. Thanks Nick.

  • Create window openings

    Nick and his team have done a great job in preparing window openings and fitting in new lintels for over 4 m long window. They have always arrived on site on schedule. The works were completed to a high standard and within the time scale quoted. Any issues were dealt with effectively. The guys were polite and professional.
    I have no hesitation in recommending Nick and his team and they would certainly be my first choice to use on future jobs.

  • Brick work in cellar crumbling

    Very professional and knowledgeable. Responded promptly and having provided me with a quotation didn't hesitate to come back and explain in detail all aspects of the job. During progress of work Nick showed me exactly what they were doing. Very clean and tidy, good time keeping. Would highly recommend them.

  • Wall repair

    Nick provided a speedy response to my post, arranged to visit my property and arrived exactly when he said he would. Having looked at the job he gave the honest advice that in his opinion the issue was nothing to worry about and that nothing needed doing. Receiving such honest advice is rare - very pleasing to deal with someone who had my best financial interests at heart and wasn't going to make me pay for something that didn't need doing. I would recommend Nick in a heartbeat and would definitely contact him again if I ever needed brickwork doing!

  • Lintel fitting

    Nick was very efficient and professional and did a lovely job with minimal disruption and mess I will definitely use his services again thank you so much

  • Wall alteration & steels

    I need a wall taking down and a steel and column put in but it was abit late notice. I ran Nick and he came round promptly on a thursday and gave me a price and started 5 days later on the thursday!
    Highly recommend him and his son Liam.
    Great work and completed within the timescale he gave me
    Will definitely use him again!

  • Repointing garden wall

    Nick and his boys discuss an excellent job. Nick's communication was excellent our wall was a bit more of a complicated job than it seemed at first they actually wound up doing more work to correct a previous repair and did not charge extra. I could not be more pleased I would definitely use them again and recommend them.

  • Knock through wall to make new door way

    Nick and Liam arrived promptly to start work and worked non stop they are both very hard working they have done an amazing job in taking down the wall for the new doorway and we are very happy as usual as we have used them before . once again they went above and beyond with there work Whilst here nick noticed That where I had taken down a false ceiling what I had left was not safe with my children in the house nick very kindly rectified this for my by taking down the rest of the ceiling with no extra charge . for which I am very grateful thanks guys would defiantly recommend

  • Repoint Front Of A House

    First of all I would like to thank Nick for his continued communication and professionalism with working with me on my project.

    This feedback is late purely because Nick said the back of the house was a priority and is now completed as well as the front of the house.

    I am going to hire Nick again because of how helpful and knowledgeable he is and respects his opinion.

    I would certainly recommend Nick to anybody purely because of his experience and timekeeping is spot on.

    Just to finish off by saying he is really friendly and cleans up after himself.

  • Take down a load bearing wall and put in a steel

    After reading a lot of positive feedback I hired nick to take a walk down between my kitchen and dining room and insert a steel beam , he arrived prepared and on time with his son Liam . They got straight to work I found nick and his team very efficient hard working and trustworrthy . Which are hard qualities to come by these days . He was very fairly priced and done an amazing job they left the work space clean and tidy . They kept me up to date during the entire process which I found very helpful and reassuring . I 100% world use nick and his son Liam again and intend to in the future , would highly recommend . lovely guys

  • Repointing on house wall, also garage wooden fascia

    Had some very good advice from Nick & co, very friendly, went ahead with the pointing and air bricks, job went very smoothly, we were kept advised of progress and photos of work supplied, site was left very tidy, a good job all round, garage fascia also done !

  • Removal of sand cement from small bathroom wall

    Excellent service. Reliable. Superb job. Thank you.

  • Chimney boarding

    What can I say that will do justice to this firm. Firstly the job itself was a nightmare yet Nick and his co workers tackled it easily.The end result was exactly what I was looking for.Early morning starts. Engaging in discussion throughout even telephone calls to make sure I was happy with work during
    A fantaatic tradesperson and builder more tradesman should be so good.
    Top rate firm highly reccomended.
    Thank you.

  • House Clearance

    Nicholas and his Team did a brilliant job. I would recommend them to anybody who needs house clearance.

  • Enlarge fireplace opening install lintel

    Nick and his son Callum did an brilliant job of opening up my chimney breast to make space for a range cooker, they did everything professionally without cutting any corners and for a fair price. Can’t recommend enough.

  • Restore old fireplace

    I cancelled the job in the end as I couldn't make my mind up what I wanted to do with the fireplace. I am still undecided.

    kentish builder's reply:

    The client is still considering doing the contract but still undecided of what option to do with the chimney breadt I will give sdbicr where needed kentishbuilder

  • Install concrete lintel for chimney arch

    Nick provided a great service and did a very professional job installing a concrete lintel for our chimney. He was quick to respond and always answered any queries straightaway and in a friendly manner.

    The work was completed on time and on budget, I was kept up-to-date with progress and they left the house very tidy and clean.

    Many thanks again Nick, would highly recommend you to others.

  • Demolish garage covered in heavy ivy

    Excellent job done, really honest trustworthy and very hard working. Able to completely demolish garage and clear all the ivy. Good clean up and all finished in one day.
    Highly recommend

  • 2 bed terrace back 2 b pointed. All ground out prepped.

    Very reliable and did a great job. Left nice and tidy. Highly recommend.

  • Repointing of first floor area

    Nick and son arrived promptly as arranged and carried out a satisfactory professional job on the damaged outside area of the first floor wall and replaced the worn brickwork and repointed where necessary.

  • Chimney repair and installation of a log burner

    I was very pleased with the overall service provided by Nick and Liam
    The response was quick; they were on time. They carried out the work as agreed and cleared away afterwards.
    I can recommend them and would certainly call on them again should I need any further work of this kind
    Many Thanks

  • Fascias and soffit cleaning up

    Another job well done.
    We are very happy and will be recommending Nick to all our friends and family.
    Job is always done very well and Nick is always on time and very hard working.
    Nick is very good at advising us on any areas or work on our home and doesn't cut corners in his work.
    Would 100% reccomend.
    Thank you again .

  • Repointing wall due to penetrating damp

    Very hard working and reliable.
    work carried out was very good and efficient and kept very tidy.
    Would 100% reccomend.
    Will be using again for other work needed.
    Polite , great time keeping, friendly and knowledgeable with fair pricing too.

  • Removal and disposal of garden shed

    Arrived on time and a job very well done. I even had a few extra pieces to dispose of which he gladly did. Definitely recommended.

  • Make open through kitchen dinner

    Got Nicholas from Kentish builders in for quote to take brick wall down and fit a steel and he gave me good advice. I was happy for him to do the job. Nic fitted it in while I was away on holiday I gave Nic the keys and went away on holiday in peace that I could trust all would be done when I came back and Nic kept me updated with pictures while I was away. When came back all was finished.i was very happy with Nic and his work and trust him with keys would getting Nic to do more work and recommend to others.

  • Lintel replacement

    Very happy with the quality of work. Was well informed of progress throughout works. Will definitely use again for any more works needed.

  • Structural steel in dividing wall

    I hired nick as after reading his current feedbacks and time on my builder
    I felt quite confident he would do the job correctly and efficiently
    Nick turned up at 730 am rang the steel company with the size needed and then sheeted up all areas where the wall needed to come down
    He covered all items in the rooms with plastic and cloth sheets and taped around
    All doors to other room the rooms were completely dust protected ready for the work to begin
    The props were then put in place with supports and the wall was taken down with no fuss and bagged and removed from the house
    The beam was then collected and installed and cemented in
    All sheets then removed hovered up and even checked and dusted
    Overall all what I thought was a major construction job nick made look very easy
    Using his knowledge his plant and his total overall organisation
    And I would 100% use or recommend nick again

  • Repairing brickwork

    Very satisfied. Nick came round very quickly, assessed what needed to be done, gave advice on general state of brickwork and completed the work several days later. Very happy with result.

  • Building work

    Nick and his team knocked through a load-bearing wall for as well as replastered our living room ceiling.

    Nick was brilliant at advising us from start to finish on how to approach the work as well as supporting us with the building regs process and sign-off. We were not living at the property while the works were carried out, but we fully trusted Nick with our key. The work commenced in a timely way and the pricing was competitive! They finished quicker then we expected too.

    Overall, we are really pleased with the work Nick and his team did and would recommend him to friends and family, plus recommission the team if we needed anything else.


  • Brickwork repairs

    I would have no hesitation in recommending Nick to family & friends. He came when he said he would, quoted that evening & work was done very soon after. The communication before, during & after the job has been excellent. He checked with me several times to make sure I was happy & was helpful & polite from start to finish. To be honest when I read a lot of the reviews I was a bit skeptical that they were too good to be true, but can now say they are 100% accurate. Hopefully he will come back next year to do my patio. Nick only finished my job yesterday, but I have already had neighbours comment on the excellent workmanship. Thanks Nick, Liam & Josh. Great work.

  • pointing garage wall

    This builder has completed an excellent job on the one wall we agreed,but because we are very satisfied we have now requested the remainder of the garage to be done.

  • Repoint one wall/chimney and local areas on 2 walls

    Came round promptly to review work and make some suggestions. Provided competitive quote that evening, work done within 2 weeks and he and Liam did all that was asked. Probably in hindsight I should have taken on board more of his suggestions, but the work done was fine and I had limited budget!

  • Chimney breast re bricked

    Job completed swiftly and without fuss recomend Nick. Will use again.

  • Lintel fitting

    Nice person to deal with and his son ,both very good workers .fair price for the job very pleased with the result .would recommend .

  • 20 sq m repointing of lime mortar cavity wall on my hou

    great professional service. work was carried out to good standard. Kentish builder was on site for the 2 days he said he would be and the site was left in a clean and tidy state. Mr Kilshaw and his men were a pleasure to deal with.

  • Demolish and dispose of my garden shed

    We actually had two sheds that needed to come down. They arrived when they said they would and got on with the job straight away. They packed all they could into the skip and what wouldn't go in they cut in smaller sections so that I could get it into my car. Left the place tidy and the job was finished in a morning. Thank you.

  • Repoint and heighten existing garden boundary wall

    Undertook a splendid repointing job of an elderly Victorian wall and cleaned up afterwards. Would highly recommend.

  • BBQ Base

    So in amongst the seemingly endless sunshine yesterday the elements conspired to drop a days torrential rain upon our heads. Undeterred Nick and his son Liam came and constructed a perfect BBQ whilst surrounded by puddles and mostly without the aid of an umbrella. Thank you guys. It looks great. The BBQ can go ahead on Saturday. You have no idea how grateful I am.


  • Concrete shed demolition and removal

    Quick turning up to give a quotation (next morning after I posted the job). Mid price quotation.
    Useful advice on relevant issues.
    Timescale given was kept to.
    Workmen were competent and swift demolishing and removing the shed. They cleaned up the site afterwards to a good standard. They also checked the fencing behind where the shed was removed to make sure it was secure.
    I'd use Nick again.

  • Re-pointing the outside of my garden wall

    First class job. The repointed wall looks great. This was a messy task carried out in the vicinity of parked cars and the tradesman was meticulous in cleaning up after he finished work each day. Thank you.

  • Opening Needed in Partition Wall

    We hired Nick and Liam to make an opening in a partition wall in our old townhouse. Nick was the 5th builder to come and give us a quote. He was the only one who explained what approach he was going to take and the reasons why. He gave us a very comparable quote, stuck to timelines and updated us throughout the whole process. We left them to it and I was more than happy to entrust them with the keys to our house. They did a great job, we were very happy with the end result. They left the house clean and tidy and I wouldn’t hesitate in hiring them again.

  • to remove solid brick wall, between living room/dining

    arrived early, did the job no fuss, very pleased . cleaned up, left no mess. would recomend

  • Build a patio

    We would highly recommend Kentish Builder.
    Mr Kilshaw and his team built a large patio in our back garden and we are more than satisfied with the work. We have found that he and his team are reliable, competent, tidy and good value for money. We would be happy to have Mr Kilshaw carry out any other work on our property.

  • 5 garden piers to construct/repair

  • Indian sandstone patio and retaining walls

    Wow what a great transformation nick and Liam have created in my garden.Nick gave a very detailed quote and turned up everyday early and left late when area was cleaned up.The wall and patio are much better finished than I expected and will defo recommended kentishbuilder to anyone GREAT SERVICE WITH A SMILE.rhanks nick Liam

  • New patio

    Thank you for you advice

    kentish builder's reply:

    Hi I was awarded this contract then the client cancelled after a week

  • Repair of external plinth near drain

    Just a small rendering job, and insertion of an airbrick, but Nick understood what was needed, turned up on time, did a good job and left the area clean and tidy. I felt the price was fair. He was very conscientious, and keen to ensure complete customer satisfaction. I have already recommended him to a neighbour!

  • Repointing

    Did an excellent job very pleased with the job. The workmen were very friendly and arrived on time everyday. Talked me through every aspect of the job and worked very hard in tidying up every day before they left. Would diffently have them around again if needed.

  • 30 min structural review of terrace prior to purchase

    WE were looking for good advice about the condition of an old tumbledown cottage prior to purchase. Nick was a very good choice. He was able to give us structural , remedial and cosmetic advice. His expertise and experience were essential in enabling us to understand the key issues . Many features were worrying but old and could be discounted. Others were not so obvious but were requiring immediate attention. He talked to us at length before during and after the inspection to ensure we took away the info we needed. Well done Nick -great job. Thanks from us both. We now have the balanced and informed view we wanted. Simon

  • Re-building of front walls

    Really pleased with the quality of work and final result. Lots of neighbours commenting how good it looks. Would definitely recommend

  • Garden improvements

    We couldn’t be more happy with Nick and his team. They were always punctual, polite and a joy to have at our home. Nick was very helpful and able to create the safe space we wanted for our daughter to play in. Every decision was discussed with us first. We were more than happy to leave our keys with Nick so he could lock up at the end of the day. We would not hesitate to hire Nick again and he will definitely be our first port of call if we ever need any other jobs completed.

  • Widening of doorway

    Wow!! So happy with the work that Nick did for me. He widened a doorway in my house to create a more open plan living space, this included knocking down a good amount of wall and installing 2 concrete lintels. He want above and beyond and even took 25 bags of rubble away with him. He was quick, professional and left the place spotless afterwards. He was very good and explaining the process and technicalities, which was very interesting. He also has a good sense of humour and is a pleasure to have around. Nick will now be my first port of call for future works. Thanks so much to Nick and his team.

  • Garden

    Thank you Nick, professional and knowledgeable. Very happy.

  • Pointing

    Nick and Liam from kentishbuilder where on budget and very professional the gable repointing was done to a excellent standard using the right equipment and keeping the mess to a minimum and clearing all mess each day .the end product was exactly what I wanted and highly recommend nick for his courteous way he conducts himself would recommend to friends and family thanks.

  • New Patio

    Fantastic service start to finish. Superb quality of workmanship. Also a very friendly team with excellent communication and the job was done in a very timely manner. Thank you Kentishbuilder- more than happy to recommend!

  • Add external lintel to patio door

    Nick and Liam were great again! Bent over backwards to fit a last minute job in. Came in, did the job, tidied up - no bother whatsoever. Will use again. Thanks guys!

  • Repair damage to wall and post a car drove into.

    Delighted with the completed job Nick, it was great to find such a reliable and efficient builder! With Thanks, Lorraine.

  • RePointing garden wall

    The repointing was done efficiently and professionally. Very pleased with the result. All cleaned up at end of job. Would definitely use Nick Kilshaw again. To be recommended.

  • Concrete/brick and paved platforms needed

    Excellent job. Lee and team were punctual, clean and tidy and we are delighted with the works. Would highly recommend

  • Extending 2 windows

    Nick doubled the size of our two front windows, installed new lintels above each, redid the brickwork and installed new window sills and plasterboard on the inside. We couldn't be happier with the work done, the front of the house looks great.

    Nick ensured the property was secured and tidied every night over the 5 days and kept us informed every step of the way.

    I would definitely recommend him and we've already discussed future projects!

  • Repoint front of the house

    Yet another fantastic job on our new house by Nick and his team. As on previous jobs Nick provided knowledgeable advice on issue we had. His professional attitude is impeccable, always on time and left area clean and tidy on completion of the works. We'll certainly be using Nick's services in future highly recommended craftsman!

  • Removal of lounge/dining room wall

    Nick and his team were very polite and friendly and they done an excellent job. The job was estimated at 3 days and it was completed in 3 days, they arrived on time every day and kept me informed of progress at all times. On day 2 and 3 we were happy to leave Nick at the house working whilst we went to work. Nick gave us an update every evening and always checked if we were happy as the job progressed.
    I would recommend Nick and I will be contacted him should i need any work done in the future.

  • Removal of a supporting wall

    Nick, Lee and Liam were great. They bent over backwards to ensure that they could source the correct steel to complete the job as promised when bad weather closed their suppliers (probably at their cost). Brilliant service has allowed me to carry on with my kitchen project on time. They left the place clean and tidy and were bang on time over the weekend. Lovely guys, will have them round again. Nick even bought me breakfast! Couldn't recommend them more - cheers lads!

  • Cracks in outside wall

    They did a really great job on my walls
    I am very pleased with the job they did and price they charged was very good.i would recommend them to anyone.

  • Remove load bearing wall

    After being let down by few contractors, Nick came to the rescue. Not only he removed the wall, but also assisted with structual engineer and building inspector from the council. He goes above and beyond and his work ethics are a rare find especially at rates he charges!

  • Mend driveway affected by sinkhole

    Fantastic job from Nick! He's punctual, very knowledgable, clean and tidy during the job and leaving the area spotless upon completion.
    Not only he fixed the sinkhole job but also sorted out our damaged brickwork along the driveway.
    We can't recommend Nick enough and will certainly be using his services again in future!

  • Asbestos water tank removal

    Love a builder that’s honest and sure enough Nick came over to do the requested job ahead of time and on budget. Will definitely use again and recommend .

  • Structural work to kitchen

    Fantastic job. Nick was happy to wait until we had some minor work done in the kitchen before he came to carry out the work. When we were ready Nick was very prompt. He removed the kitchen wall and removed the back door and replaced it with brickwork and a small window,He's punctual, very knowledgable, clean and tidy during the job. He kept me informed throughout the work and offered advice when asked. I would thoroughly recommend him.

  • Repointing/fixing internal brickwork

    Fast response...honest friendly man. Thanks Nick!

  • Replace wall between 2 houses

    the two chaps from this company were great on time polite and cleaned up after themselves they completed the exact job i employed them to do and i i would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone or use them again

  • Completion of fireplace

    Nick of Kentish Builders has been extremely helpful and completed the job to a high standard and to the satisfaction of my daughter! From the start Nick was friendly and approachable and gave lots of good advice for us to make the right decision. The fireplace now looks fantastic. We were kept informed every step of the way and Nick was punctual and always polite.

    Nick also went above and beyond by advising us on work completed previously by another builder who had not done the work properly and even completed one of the jobs himself only charging for materials. This was so helpful and I would not hesitate in recommending him to others. We will certainly be using his services again.

  • Pointing of house

    Superb service from start to finish. Very approachable and amazingly clean in their work. Specialist equipment used that minimalised excess dust during the process. We would definitely recommend and have them return for any future projects. Trust me when I say we're fussy 😁

  • Renew front garden wall and patio

    Nick and team finished work this afternoon. Thanks to Nick, Liam, Dean, Clive and Tyler.
    So glad that I chose this builder after many disappointments trying to get the job done.

    They have completed the work to a very high standard with attention to detail. Great communication throughout making adjustments as requested by us. Nothing was a problem.

    I had several quotes before taking on Kentish builder and Nicks feedback on here and his attitude when he first came round made it an easy decision. He came across much better than all the other builders with the detail of how he would carry out the work.

    They always turn up early and completed the job in great time.

    I will be using them again.

    Thanks Kentish Builder and My Builder.

  • Opening up & supporting chimney breast for oven

    Nick was great from start to finish, the quality of work was first rate and done in time and on budget at a fair price, i wasn't able to be at the house during the works but was kept updated throughout the day with progress and couldn't be happier with the final result, i wouldn't hesitate in recommending Nick & his team, thanks!

  • Walling for a small Porch

    This was the first job Nic had done for me and I was very happy with the end result. His price was competitive and the work was carried out to a very high standard as per my instructions.
    The site was left clean and tidy and I would happily use his services again.
    John Morris
    Outlooks home and garden


    Quick to arrange quote for work and then arrange a start date. In constant communication to update me on the progress and to check that I was happy with everything.

    The work was completed to a high standard, the builder was extremely polite and left the site after the first day far cleaner than it was when he arrived. Would definitely use again and would highly recommend.

  • Part chimney rebuild

    Top Bloke..
    Needed a bricklayer within a day and nick came. Sorted out a very bad chimney for me in a day too which was great. No mess no fuss just a good honest job. You would be silly to use any other bricklayer.
    Thanks mate

  • removing old patio and relaying a new one

    Nick and Liam has just completed laying our new patio, and we are so pleased with their work. Always on time, kept us informed, every day left the garden clean and tidy. I would not hesitate to recommend Nick and Liam to anyone. Thank you so much we are very pleased

  • Patio edging

    Nick has done a brilliant job with the patio edging , very reliable , fair price. Takes pride in his work , clean and tidy while working . Left spotless when work completed.
    Would highly recommend nick, he is a genuine builder and honest. No need to Look any further nicks the man for the job.

  • Air bricks, concrete removal and re-lay path

    We are extremely pleased with every aspect of Nick’s work. He was punctual, helpful and knowledgeable. He came over to look at the issues and gave good advice regarding what needed doing. He repointed part of the building, put some air bricks in and relaid our path. The work was of excellent quality, quickly executed and everything was left very clean and tidy. Highly recommended and I would have no hesitation employing Nick again.

  • decking garden and a brick retaining wall

    Another excellent first class job done by nick and liam .I have used nick a few times now and hes the most honest builder I have ever used Nothing is to much trouble when changing things around Hes very acommondating and when leaving every morning I left him the keys to lock up and always sent photos of progress and the site was always tidy at the end of the day I am so happy with the end project and would highly recommend to other house owners and family Thank you nick and liam and mybuilder team for my beautiful garden

  • Front garden wall

    Fantastic job! Nick was on time everyday and finished when he said he would. I was indecisive and Nick was very patient with me; providing guidance and bringing me brick samples to help make my decision. I am incredibly pleased with his workmanship. Nick kept in contact the whole time and provided me with picture updates so I could see the work in progress even when I wasn't there. Overall a very positive experience and I would definitely use him again for future work.


    Good clean job. Tidies up as he goes. Knows what he is doing. easy to get on with. much appreciated would hire again.

  • Urgent brickwork

    Having been let down by another brick layer, I called Nick in a panic.He visited me the next morning and was honest from the beginning.He told me I would have to push my window installation back (which was in 7 days time) as rushing to fit within a timescale wouldn't result in a quality job.My husband and I had no hesitation in hiring him and he fit us in to start the job 2 days later.He carried out groundwork too which I was so pleased about as my ground worker whom I hired separately was delayed with other jobs. He arrived on time everyday and there were always 2 others with him on site. They were all such nice guys and he kept in touch with me by text. Before I left for work each day they'd already been working for an hour!! Every day whilst I was at work, I received pictures of the work they were doing and I was impressed at the quality of it and so excited to see it take shape. We were quoted a price that came out exact, so we had no nasty surprises. My garden was left neat and tidy at the end (even my mugs were in the washing up bowl!) and I trusted him to lock up for me if I was going to be late. I expected hiring a builder to be a hard task, having never done a big house project before and not knowing anything about the process. With lots of builders I could have chosen,for once, my luck turned out great! I wouldn't hesitate in using Nick again and have already earmarked him for more work in the future. I'd recommend Nick to friends and family without hesitation.

  • Removal of Asbestos Garage

    Nick responded quickly to my request for a quote, I asked him to do the work and he done exactly what he said he would. He moved the garage contents to a safe place which was really helpful and arranged for the rubbish skip to be removed on the same day. Thank you Nick, very happy with what you have done.

  • Removal of asbestos shed roof

    This job was carried out extremely efficiently and professionally by Nick and his team.
    I was very pleased with their approach to the work and the communication with me , so I decided to get some other work done to my house by them. Again, this was carried out to a high standard .
    Despite experiencing some unexpected problems with the extra work , Lee ,in particular , proved to be very skilled ,helpful and thoughtful in his work and they all finished to a high standard in the time Nick had stated.
    The clearing up after the job was also impressive so I am a very satisfied customer and would definitely recommend them and use them again should I need more work done.

  • Removal of shed

    Nick responded very quickly to my initial request, and my old shed was demolished and taken away on the day planned, efficiently and quietly, important as it was early on a Sunday morning. Very reasonable price and I would definitely recommend Kentish Builder to others. I hope to use them again on future projects.

  • Repointing

    I have no hesitation in recommending Nick and his team. The repointing was done to a very high standard and they left everything clean and tidy at the end of each day. The lads were courteous and helpful and kept noise and distribution to a minimum. I found the cost to be very reasonable especially considering the quality of the work

  • repointing of asmall garden wall

    Mr Kilshaw quoted a price and there were no extras at the completion of work. The builder gave a start date and time which was adhered to. The job was completed to my satisfaction without exception. The site was left clean and tidy. I would have no qualms in recommending Mr Kilshaw to any interested parties. I am one happy person with the work that was carried out.
    Alexander Halsey

  • Build brick built chimney in showroom

    Very pleased with the work completed. Always punctual would hire again

  • Repointing

    I am very happy with the work carried out by Nick and his team. The repointing on the elevations and chimney was thorough and professional, and looks good. Nick provided advice on the pros and cons of the different solutions to various brickwork problems, which was extremely useful. The work was done on schedule and Nick kept me up to speed at all stages on progress made. The site was cleaned up afterwards. I would definitely use kentish builder again.

  • removal of old workshops and shed

    Nick always got back to me quickly and did what he said he would. Have employed for more work

  • Garden work

    Nick was very quick in giving me a quote and helpfully answered my questions via email before starting the job.
    I am very pleased with the result, the garden is much improved and was left very tidy afterwards.
    Thanks very much - would definitely recommend Nick

  • Making a doorway,

    Nick was friendly and knowledgeable. He gave good advice and was very prompt in replying and getting on with the job. His rate was reasonable and I was very pleased with the result. I would certainly recommend him and will not hesitate to ask him again if I have another building job.

  • Take down/remove small garden shed & disposal

    This is the second job that we have hired Nick for. Nick was very quick responding to our request for a quote and was able to accommodate us the very next day to take down our shed. Nicks team did a fantastic job, we're friendly, on time and truly seem to care that I was satisfied with everything before leaving our home. I appreciate their hard work and felt it was money well spent. I highly recommend calling them if you want a good experience and craftsmanship . We will call them again

  • Repair of crazy paving

  • Patio/landscape small back garden

    Nick and his team have done a great job of decking my elderly parents back garden and the transformation is fabulous. They turned up everyday promptly and completed all works to a high standard in an efficient and timely manner. Extremely friendly, polite and well mannered. Communication is excellent and Nick contacted me daily with updates and photos and ensured we were happy throughout the entire job. We would definitely use him again and 100% recommend. Very trustworthy which was such a relief as my parents had been ripped off by cowboy builders the year before

  • small back garden in bungalow to be made nice

    nick was the most helpful man over what I wanted for my garden his work has been first class the garden looks so good he has done brilliant decking which iam so pleased with my husband has been seriosly ill in hospital and had to make decisions on my own nick was so helpfuli am so grateful I had him thanks to my builder

  • Install lintel.

    Nick and his team did a great job. They were fast efficient and the finished job was very professional. I am a very satisfied customer. Nice guys and a pleasure to have on site. Will definately use again if the need arises. I have no hesitation in recommending their work.

  • Repair to cracked garden wall

    Nick was extremely helpful, gave good advice as to what could be done with my wall whilst keeping the costs down. The wall was finished to a very high standard with the job carried out in a way to minimise disruption to myself and my neighbours. I would highly recommend his work to anyone else and indeed have had a neighbour asking for his details.

  • Decking

    Nick, Lee and Liam are rare tradesman to find. They advised us where to purchase quality decking for a reasonable price. Started and finished the work when they said they would. They were clean, tidy and friendly. Always making sure we were happy with progress and our finished decking. It looks amazing. Very happy customers.

  • Build a patio

    Nick came to quote within hours of posting the job. He gave brilliant advice about the sort of patio/ decking that would work in our garden. As promised he then e mailed the quote that same evening and managed to start work within a few days. He and his two workmates arrive at 7am as planned and transformed our garden in two days! They were all very professional , trustworthy and worked extremely hard. We enjoyed having them around and are delighted with their work. We would not hesitate to employ them again and would highly recommend them to other people.

  • brick fireplace restoration/replace

    Nick did an excellent job in designing my new fireplace with me, listening to what I wanted and then building the fireplace, he was happy to make changes to the design so that the finished result is just what I wanted. He always turned up on time and worked solidly and cleared up. I'd definitely recommend him. Thank you Nick.

  • Chimney support, flashing pointing and air bricks etc

    We needed investigation into various issues concerning a house we were negotiating to buy and Nick was extremely helpful in examining the work and was able to carry out the work but we could not progress the matter with the Vendor. Nick was very helpful and accomodating and arrived prompt at the location. We are trying to buy another house and we would not hesitate to contact Nick again.

  • Hard scape area in slabs or blocks needed for children

    Nick has been very efficient & professional in every aspect of the project, I would definitely use him again if needed & recommend him & his guys to anyone looking for building work in the Kent or surrounding areas.
    Thanks for a smooth job Nick.

  • New front garden wall

    Nick and his team have performed a super job. Nick responded to our request for a quote quickly giving us a price and future start date, both of which were met. They have not only rebuilt our garden wall but also re-pointed all the brickwork on the bottom half of the house (the top being covered by boarding) and built us a new front step. They also cleared up all the brick dust generated by the re-pointing work even to the extent of cleaning window ledges and hosing down windows. All other clean-up work was undertaken too with Nick organising a licence for a skip to be placed in the road which was removed on their last working day. All the work was carried out too a very high standard and the guys worked and acted very professionally. It has rejuvenated our property and we would have no hesitation in recommending them for future work.

  • Demolition of Garage with asbestos roof.

    Arrived nice and early made good progress with job in hand , site left nice and clean would use again and would recommend to others nice bunch of lads. job well done.

  • Demolition of two wooden semi portable dwellings

    We gave the contract for the demolition and legal disposal of two dwellings from our site. His initial inspection, advice and providing documentation proved that he was well supported and insured to take on the task and provided a reasonable quotation. We gave some strict guidlines of dates which had to be adhered to. Nick and his team of Kentish Builder were puctual, completed the job sooner than expected and well within the dates we specified, and the cost that had been agreed and worked at times through adverse weather. They worked exactly to our contracted conditions and were always courteous and understanding even when coming across problems. An inspection at the end revealed the site left clean and tidy as we required. We would be happy to recommend their services confident in knowing for us they did a very good job.

  • Shed and Contents Demoltion and Take Away

    Nick was absolutely spot on with the job for us. Turned up when he said he would and him and his team demolished and arranged for everything to be taken away brilliantly and all in a few hours on a Saturday morning. Great stuff.

  • Repairing Wall cracking with Heli Bars or similar

    Very communicative and helpful -
    Will definitely employ again should the need arise again !!

  • Chimney Ventilation

    You don't normally expect to find a builder in your garden at 7.45 on a cold, frosty Sunday morning. This is what happened to me last week as Nick had arrived as promised but a little earlier than expected.
    After a quick word with me the portable scaffolding was erected and the cowl put in place. The cowl was then secured in place. Nick showed me the close up photos of what he had done & was on his way. Job done.

  • Estimate for chimney repair

    Nicholas of Kentish Builder provided a friendly and efficient service. He promptly arranged to visit the property we are hoping to buy and then offered a thorough explanation of the work needed and a fair estimate for a variety of options available to us. We would thoroughly recommend using Kentish Builder.

  • erect garden room

    This is the second job that Kentish Builder has very successfully completed for me and as usual the job was carried out very profesionaly and quickly, many thanks Nick, Lee and Liam

  • Removal of chimney breast

    Beautiful repointing work on two chimneys . Very professional service .

  • update my fireplace

    Unfortunately, I have had to cancel this job as other work has to be completed before I can install a hearth. Nick was very prompt in coming to assess the situation and quoted a very reasonable price. I would contact him again if I need further work done.

  • Demolition and removal of entire greenhouse

    Very very pleased,work very reasonably priced, very fast response, work completed very quickly would definatelty hire again 10 out of 10.

  • removal of garage

    Excellent job, quoted very quickly, arrived on time day of demolition completed the job swiftly with his team and left the job clean and tidy,
    very satisfied.

  • Remove the Bricks from an old fireplace

    Nick did a great job unbricking our fireplace. Looks great now and will be the perfect spot for our log burner! He gave us a reasonable price and completed the job really quickly!

  • Exterior brickwork repairs

  • Small house renovation

    Really great. Started working straight away, fast, efficient. Kept me updated with photos and text. Would recommend.

  • Opening up space for log burner

    Fast and tidy work at a good price

  • chimney has been closed but wall now shows damp spot

    Very pleased with the work Nick did on our two chimney repairs.
    Nick was able to come out sooner then we thought he would be able. He arrived on time, was friendly, thoroughly explained everything to us and made sure we understood what he was telling us.
    Nick was quick at doing the repairs and did an excellent job. He also cleaned up everything before leaving. I was call on him again and reccomend him to a friend anytime. Thanks Nick!!

  • Repointing

    Nick visited at short notice. The work was completed on time and to a good standard.

  • Refurbishment of front steps

    In these days of so many reports of cowboy builders we were incredibly fortunate to have chosen Nick and his team. Fueled only with tea he not only completed the work we requested on time and to a very high standard but gave us excellent advice at no extra charge, never asking for any monies to be paid in advance. We would definitely recommend Kentish Builder and will not hesitate to use him again.

  • old garage brookside

    Along with numerous others, I endorse Mr. Kilshaw with the highest of recommendations. After I posted he went to the property and made an offer in less than an hour. As I was not at the property he agreed to keep in contact with me by text and photo throughout the different stages of the the project. He is a man of his word. He did this everyday he was at the property. It is now successfully completed.
    Mr. Kilshaw is a person of integrity. You will be most happy and satisfied with his performance.

  • Garage Removal

    The team were excellent. They started earlier and took my garage down in half the time I though it would take with no trouble and very little noise. They left no mess and they could not have been more helpful. I would have no trouble recommending them to anyone who needed work done. Many thanks.

  • demolition and removal of garage

    Nick was punctual and professional in the demolition and disposal of our garage. Everything was dealt with in the promised time scale and site left clean and tidy. Recommend him.

  • Repair to retaining garden wall

    Nic & his team worked hard & well. They removed a wall that had been falling down & replaced it. They also found the time to remove old slabs from the garden & replace them with new larger slabs. They removed old raised flower beds and replaced them with new raised beds made of old railway sleepers.This was not part of the original job. They also made suggestions when I was unsure what I wanted.

  • Concrete Slab Garage with asbestos roof

    From the very start Nick was professional, courteous and knowledgeable.
    As soon as we agreed his quote for the demolition of our concrete garage,
    he arranged everything, and kept in touch throughout.
    The day arrived Saturday 23/7 and Nick arrived with two other workmen, who were polite and set about dismantling the garage. As I had to leave for work for a few hours when I returned the job was complete, neat and tidy, swept and very organised. I received a text message to see if everything was alright and that's apart from the fact my husband dealt with Nick.
    We are both very pleased and recommend Nick to anyone looking for a friendly professional & would definitely contact him again through My Builder for any future work. Thank you Nick

  • Demolishing an mainly wooden structured garden house

    Nick answered our job post very promptly and arrived on time to carry out the estimate. He and his apprentices did the job very swiftly and neatly with a reasonable price. We wouldn’t mind hire him again in the future.

  • Structural work, so need structural engineer

    First time ever I have had to have a builder in and these are the best. Turned up when promised, left the place tidy when they finished. Nick kept me posted every day with what was achieved , had photos sent, any problems we were able to contact him and he would do what he could, would thoroughly recommend them to do any more work.

  • Damp in windows/walls.

    Nick was very helpful with advice and rearranged his workload to assist us to fit in with other trades. He was very punctual, did a good job and tidied up after himself. Would recommend.

  • repointing in x 3 areas

    Nick and his team from Kentish Builders have today completed the repointing work to my property and what an excellent job they have done. They even cleared out my gutters at no extra cost! From start to finish Nick has been very professional, reliable and has communicated with me all the way through the process. I would thoroughly recommend Kentish Builders and I would certainly use them again myself.

  • concrete removal

    Couldn't be happier with Nick and the team. Excellent job, punctual friendly and professional. Went the extra mile and were very good value. I would highly recommend.

  • Cat Flap to be fitted

  • Pointing and rendering

    From the point I agreed for the work to be done Nick was in touch on a regular basis to make sure I was happy with the work.

    The work that he did was more than good and we were very happy with his workman and the way that they kept to their times and the time they said that the work would take to do.

    The job was pointing and building a garden wall, they insured that the mess was kept to minimum and they cleaned up to a good standard when completing the work. I would recommend this builder to anyone.

    Overall the work they did was excellent and looks good.

  • Re-Pointing Works

    Reliable friendly gentleman who carried out a very good job. Would highly recommend him.

  • Wardrobes need demolishing

    Nick from Kentish Builder really helped me out of a tight spot when someone else cancelled. He was very polite, professional and tidy. Plus he was very quick. I highly recommend him and would hire him again.

  • build front wall, clear front

    This is the second time I have used Nick and his team, as always a very reasonable quote for the job at the beginning, and once he started the job he always arrived nice and early.

    He discussed all the options fully at the beginning ensuring we got what worked best for the Job, and also gave me a daily update and worked quickly and efficiently keeping the work area tidy. I highly recommend Nick and will use him again.

  • Back garden patio, Bricklaying

    Nick from kentishbuilder is very reliable and gave a very detailed quote. He started on the day arranged and continued to start at 7am every morning. Nick and his team were very curteous, tidy and friendly, looked after my home whilst in and out. Nick guides you through every aspect of the job and his plans. Likes a text every evening to make sure I am happy with his work, if not is happy to change the next day, as you never know what it looks like until it is done! I would definitely have them back for further work and would 100 per cent recommend them. Very happy Customer.

  • build garden walls and re-point front wall

  • Patio, path, walled flower bed removal.

    Nick and his team have done a great job with the removal of the paths, brickwork, hard standing and fencing. Nick remained in contact throughout and turned up exactly on time as arranged.
    The job was completed as quoted and in much quicker time than I'd anticipated with a couple of the guys working through a Saturday to get the job done ahead of schedule, while also remaining very polite and friendly.
    I wasn't home for much the majority of the time that the work was being done but had complete confidence in leaving the Kentish Builder team on the property in my absence. They always left the property securely and very tidy.
    I've already requested another quote and look forward to inviting Kentish Builder to help further with my project.

  • Demolition and removal.

    The job of demolishing and removing an old 8x8 shed was undertaken efficiently and quickly. It is very good to find a trader who is very hard working and puts in that bit extra to help. We are more than satisfied with the work, clearing up and all at a reasonable price.

  • Garden walls

    Nick from kentishbuilder was the only one who gave a detailed quote for the garden wall .He was very polite and attentive to detail and turned up every morning on time and gave a up to date report of what he was doing the site was cleaned everyday and I let them have access to my property when I was away .The 3 garden walls where built to my satisfaction and would recommend to family and friends

  • patio layer and a brick wall built

    Nick has today finished laying our patio and building a retaining wall. I would definitely recommend him to anybody. He took pride in his work and communicated from the beginning to the end of the job ensuring we were happy with everything. Nothing was too much trouble for him.


    What a lovely chap! He did a lovely job of putting my catflap in and even cleared up the mess he made afterwards. I would definitely use him again for any building work. 10/10.

  • Repointing and bricklaying

    Nick and his team always turned up on time, Nick explained the work he was going to carry out each day. You knew what stage the work would be when they left the site that day.They were all hardworking and they tidied and cleaned the site before leaving every day. We are very pleased with the end result and would highly recommend, We would use them again ourselves.

  • Laying of gravel on soil in a small garden

    Nick and his colleague did a great job on our garden – mending a fence, levelling off the damaged, muddy old lawn, and laying a membrane and Cotswold stone. The garden was a mess and now looks excellent. They were punctual and efficient. When the job was complete they tidied up and swept up any mess, so everything was left in order. They couldn’t complete the job on the first day because we hadn’t ordered enough material (this was my fault, not theirs), but Nick refused to take payment before the job was done and came back a week later to finish off. I wouldn’t hesitate to use him again and have already asked for quotations on more work.

  • chimney breast removal

    a thorough professional job completed within time frame and budget including more than what was required. daily objective and reviews of the project to ensure we were happy. Tidy and efficient they came in cracked on and did the job we couldn't ask for more. I would recommend Nick and his crew anytime.

  • safety check/possible work

  • Remove lrg leanto structure, lrg greenhouse and rubbish

    Excellent service. Nick and his team dismantled and cleared a large, old greenhouse, shed and loads of building waste. They did everything as asked and more. Completed work while we were away and trusted them with property. Would highly recommend and use again. Thanks.

  • Adjustments to chimney/fireplace

    Our job was done entirely to our satisfaction. Nick explained the stages he was taking and kept us informed of progress, to ensure we were happy with the work as he went along. He work cleanly and tidily, clearing up as he went along and at the end of the job; nothing was too much trouble. Very pleased with the outcome and thoroughly recommended.

  • Patio slabs

    Nick has done a fantastic job resetting our patio. He was very efficient and reasonably priced. Highly recommend!
    Hannah and Ed

  • Waste removal

    Excellent service from nick. Extremely impressed! He kept in touch from the initial stage of contacting him about the job. Very good to deal with. Turned up bang on time. Was very friendly! Can highly recommend!!!

  • Green House & Small Metal Shed Teardown and Removal

    Very pleased with the work done. Arrived on time, carried out task quickly and efficiently. Would recommend and use in the future.

  • Rebuild Fireplace in Country Reclaimed Brick

    From the very beginning Nick was always in contact.He was very helpful, giving good advice about the job and being very punctual when agreeing a time and day of starting the job.
    Nick and the team were very friendly, happy to do extra when asked. When the job was finished,the team cleared away all the rubbish and hoovered.
    The finished job was done well and I would not hesitate to employ again or refer to others.

  • Cat flap through brick wall

    We are very happy with Nick's work. He responded really quickly to my advertisement and came and did the work very quickly, too. The finished result is to a high standard, with minimal mess. The price paid was very reasonable. We'd definitely have him back and would recommend him.

  • Repoint side elevation wall.

    Once again nick gave a very detailed quote on the works that needed doing .He explained what had to be done reguarding the pointing works.He and is workman grinded everything out and they showed me when they washed it all down and then they repointed all the area to a high standard and everything was cleaned up on completion.Highly Recommeneded again

  • Removal of garage in garden, possible asbestos

    Friendly, approachable and reliable. Nick and his team removed a garage from our garden in super quick time and the site was left spotless. By far the best choice we'd made to get it removed by Nick, can't fault him or his approach to work. Will be using again. Thank you

  • Shortening wall at end of drive

    Thanks for a brilliant job done Nick ! Punctual, friendly , hardworking and polite. Got the job done in the time he allocated and for the price quoted. Very happy customer. Would defiantly use again. 😊

  • Cat Flap in external wall

    Good solid workman. Cat flap inserted in outside wall with no problems dispite my mistake innot getting an adapter for the inside wall. Reasonable price and cleaned up thoroughly inside before leaving. Recommended.

  • Chimney breast removed very long time ago

    Thank you Nick for the quick respond, arriving promptly and for the job done today. Yes I am happy with job it was done professionally and you answered my questions.
    I have to highlight the excellent respond from you on my calls and texts!

  • Enlarging a builders opening

    Would definitely recommend Nick! He was quick to quote and quick to respond to messages/calls. He turned up when he said he would - no hassle. Left him the keys and went to work...came back to a lovely enlarged chimney breast ready for the next steps of our "rennovation" works. He cleaned up afterwards too which was a great help. Will definitely be getting in contact with Nick for our driveway improvements in the near future. Thanks again Nick!

  • Re-pointing chimney breast

    Very pleased with Nicks work... It wasn't an easy job but he came out to look at it quickly, was very helpful and provided three different cost options, carried out the work very swiftly and to a very good standard.
    Would definitely recommend!

  • Repair Garden wall

    Excellent job carried out by Nick. No fuss no bother no mess.
    Friendly advice given and all carried out when he said he would.
    Would definitely use him for other works.

  • amend existing masonary chimney breast in Orpington

    Nick was brilliant. He turned up when he said he would and did a great job on enlarging the chimney breast and installing a lintel. He also went above and beyond in helping me to locate a hearth stone and also installed a flexible flue liner & cowl, which was additional to what we originally agreed.
    I couldn't have a asked for a nicer chap or a better job. I would highly recommend Nick to anyone.

  • Replacement of chimney cowl and pointing of chimney

    Nick recently checked and re-pointed 2 chimneys for me. He gave me a very good quote and was able to utilise a scaffold tower rather than requiring scaffolding put up keeping the quote very reasonable.

    Nick and his guys arrived promptly and on time, and did a very good job with the pointing, and left the area spotless when they had finished as well. They also gave me useful advise on some other potential issues.

    I would very much recommend Nick to others and I will be using him again.

  • Wall repair

    Very good work done, carefully explained and everything done on time exactly as we were advised, despite having to cope with some unexpected extras and complications. We are very satisfied that the botched efforts of the previous builders have now been sorted out. Thoroughly recommend Nick - and our neighbours have already booked him for their own work. We have your number thankfully. Richard

  • remove concrete garage

    Nick and his team arrived on site early this morning to take down our concrete garage. They worked through the cold and rain to leave the site pristine( and remained cheerful throughout). Nick has been in contact since we accepted his quote to keep us updated with arrangements. Highly recommended team which I will use again.

  • WIndow opening rebuild

    A second floor casement window in the wrong proportions was being replaced by a sash window to reinstate original look of victorian terrace. A tricky job, involving old crumbling brickwork and the need to install two lintels close to the roofline, but Nick and his team worked quickly to remove the window and secure new lintels. The finished brickwork looks great and has helped strengthen the whole wall. New window now fitted and sealed, a fantastic job all round. Kentish Builder is highly recommended.

  • Increase fireplace opening

    Excellent work. The chimney opening was increased in size. Nick explained clearly what was possible and how he could achieve it.

  • removal of 3 large trees from front garden

    All I can say is wow!!! I'm so pleased with the work Nick, Lee and the team have done & I'm so glad we hired them. From the initial meeting through to completion Nick was polite, fair and offered his expertise. I have to be honest here in that I must have been a nightmare in the beginning as I wasn't sure what I wanted, but with lots of discussion (& Nick's patience) we got there in the end! They always arrived promptly, put in a hard 3 weeks' work and tidied up at the end of the day, I couldn't be happier. I could go on about how great these boys are, but I will finish by saying that I'd have no hesitation in recommending Kentish Builders, and I'd definitely use them again, the finished product is excellent!!!

  • Retaining Wall & Fire Place

    Nick was hired to build a boundary and retaining wall, as well as block in a fireplace. His work was fantastic, rectifying some previous issues that already existed, and completing the work above expectations. He was always on time, respectful to the property and left everything clean and tidy. I would highly recommend. James - Canterbury

  • Conservatory removal

    The job was to demolish an old conservatory and cut a French drain in the concrete floor. This was done to my complete satisfaction and the site was left clean and tidy. The cost was very reasonable.

  • Enlarge Kitchen Fireplace & Create New Doorway

    Nick was very professional, fully explaining what was required to complete the job and quoting competetively.
    Unfortunately I had to cancel the project for personal reasons.

  • Brick up window and make opening for window

    Nick is really professional, great price. Very reliable, came when he said he would, done a fantastic job, cleaned up and left me a very happy customer. I will defiantly use nick again and highly recommend him could not fault anything.

    Thank you very much.

  • Removal of lean to/outbuilding

    Nick arrived on time and was courteous, polite and got my lean-to taken down quickly and
    efficiently. He cleared up the mess carefully and charged a fair price. Would use again.

  • Cap chimney & bring to roof level, fix extnl wall crack

    What can I say about Nick that hasn't already been said several times on here. He's amazing. worked consistently in awful weather, cheery disposition, did a great job at a great price on my roof/chimney. He also sent me picture messages of the progress without me even asking, which I found really reassuring as I was at work and a lovely refreshing change for a tradesman to keep me so well informed. He was always punctual, very reliable and also helped advise on other work, always being straight and truthful. Nick is an absolute gem and once you've hired him you will never get rid of his phone number! I will be hiring him for future jobs without hesitation as I was so impressed. He is a rarity and a great credit to to the building industry; one of the best. He never disappoints so what are you waiting for? Hire him!

  • Driveway and patio

    This was the second job that Nick did for me and the quality was just as good as the first time. He excavated the front driveway, created two flowerbeds down either side with brickwork, erected a wooden fence between me and my neighbour and laid stone sleepers to hold in the aggregate which was laid. At the back he built a base and laid paving stones for a shed. The person who erected the shed said it was a really good base. I had a fixed idea of what I wanted but he made a couple of suggestions which I took up and they were really good ideas which I hadn't thought of. I would definitely employ him again and recommend him. He turns up on time, is polite, respectful of your property, sticks to the quote and does the job properly. Refreshing.

  • removal of tiled fireplace

    Nick turned up nice and early and explained thoroughly what he was doing and nothing was too much trouble he got a very bulky old tiled fireplace of the chimney breast and cleaned it all up as he went he left the place very tidy and hoovered all the mess up, we were very pleased with the work and would definately recommend him. Thanks Nick we look forward to you doing work in the future

  • replacing tiles on roof

    Nick furnished a quote which we thought was reasonable for the work to be done. He talked us through the procedure and carried out the work as promised making sure the area was cleaned up on completion. We were very satisfied with all the work done and would employ Nick and his team again and will recommend them to friends Lesley

  • remove take away reinforced glass panels from car port

    I would thoroughly recommend Nick to anyone. He was on time, did an excellent job for a very reasonable rate, clean, tidy and polite, and would not hesitate to use him again.

  • Brick paving and wall build

    Another excellent job from Nick and his team. Work finished on time and and cost was as estimated. A couple of problems uncovered during build, but Nick's experience and knowledge allowed a quick response and a suitable solution was found that kept the build on schedule and in keeping with original design. Very happy, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Kentish Builder to anyone.

  • Removal of pre-fabricated stone garage/new base/wall

    I have found Nick 100% reliable. He turned up to quote and for the job when he said he would. He and his team demolished an old concrete garage quickly and efficiently and tied up afterwards. He stuck to the quote. Have already asked him to do more work for me. Highly recommend.

  • concrete lintel and repoint brickwork

    Nick came and gave a very detailed and account of what had to be done and as i needed the job done asap he got his tradesman in and completed the works to a excellent standard and all lintels where past by building control today the site was left clean and tidy on completion. I would highly recommend nick and would use him again. Thanks kentish builder.

  • Re-seat tiles on edge of roof and re-point verge

    Thanks Nick for another good job done with great expertise and efficiency.

  • Cracked chimney and replacement driveway

    Nick has carried out two jobs for me - rectifying a block paved drive which sunk due to the inferior workmanship of the builder that installed it and a repair to a cracked chimney. Working with Nick has been a very good experience. Both projects were executed with great skill and the end result has been excellent. Nick's price is fair and he delivers on time and within budget. He is also very clean and tidies up at the end of every day. Every morning, before going to work Nick would give me a breakdown of the work for the day. And every evening I received an email with photos showing me what he had achieved. There were no surprises. The best thing of all was that Nick, who I had not met before, was extremely trustworthy and I had no hesitation in leaving him with my house keys while I was at work. Nick is a really nice man, who is honest, and who explains things in a very clear way. He works hard to deliver what is asked of him but he doesn't charge a fortune. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone, and I will be hiring him again in the near future. Thanks Nick for a great job.

  • New Garden Front Wall (about 12ft long, 4 ft high)

    Nick and his son are very nice guys. Nick listenned well and explained everything to me along the way and included me in all decisions and also gave me feedback all the way through the job. Despite not asking to use any facilities, I gave Nick my house keys for tea/coffee/bathroom and went off to work and just left him to get on with it. Came back home to a very nice new garden wall and the area was cleaned up nicely. Infact it was much tidier than I'd left it! The house was locked up properly as requested. Very pleased! Thanks Nick.

  • Driveway repair

    Nick turned up on time and did the agreed work to a very high standard. I am completely happy with the work done and the explanation of why it needed doing. He left the area in a clean and orderly state. I found him to be a very genuine person, obviously knowledgeable and highly skilled. I would recommend him to anyone.

  • Clearing my garden of rubbish and building a brick shed

    I hired Nick to remove rubbish and rubble in my garden that was left by a previous owner.

    I found Nick to be polite, friendly and professional. He even contacted me when he was on holiday to arrange dates and times.

    Nick and his workmate worked through terrible rain to complete the job and were very understanding that I have a new baby and couldn't make them lots of tea!

    I would not hesitate to hire him again.

  • Weep Holes to be Filled

    Spot on! Once again, a really professional finish. Many thanks, Nick.

  • Garden

    After some constructive advice from nick the scope of the work was changed which worked out far better than I could have expected. Nick and his crew were efficient, good time keepers and just got on with the work. Overall a professional job well done .

  • re point wall and build wall

    Nick was very prompt and a detailed quote was done that day as I needed this job done straight away .the re pointing was done to a excellent standard and grinder out and washed be for he stated and my new wall is a great addition to my garden .overall excellent service with a smile great work and very clean all work built to budget .I highly recommend nick to my family and I would use again thanks kentish builder

  • Clear garage of waste

    I hired Nick to empty my garage of waste. The ceiling of the garage had collapsed and was on the floor. There was a lot of other stuff, big and small that we wanted got rid of at the same time. Nick attended promptly, gave me a quote and then got on with the job. He worked extremely hard and was a charming man who never complained. He would't take any money until he had completed the job and came back three times to finish it. I was very happy and would not hesitate to ask Nick to do other work or to recommend him. What a lovely honest guy.

  • Crack in stone windowsill letting in water

    honest and approachable. returned when wasn't quite happy with matt finish of paintwork once he knew he arranged to come back and redo in a gloss finish no questions asked. a happy customer and would use again.

  • Garden wall to be built

    Job was to put up a garden fence (concrete posts and gravel boards and wooden fence panels) about 85 ft long. Nick and his team arrived promptly each of the two days and worked like a well oiled machine! Everyone was extremely polite and we felt comfortable having them around. (We didn't hear one swear word the whole time they were on site - unlike some we've had!) Even when they encountered a problem, it was overcome quickly and the resolution was well executed. The finished fence has really enhanced our garden and although we had loads of plants and shrubs that were close to the boundary, not many have suffered. We found Nick on this web site and his excellent feedback made us request a quote. Now the job is finished, it is obvious why he has 100% positive feedback. I can guarantee that you will not be disappointed if you hire Nick and his team. Not only will you get fantastic job, but the cost will be very reasonable as well; I really can't recommend him and his team highly enough

  • To brick up an external doorway of a victorian house

    Nick did a great job. Within 24hrs of inviting Nick to quote he had visited and provided the quote. We had some additional work done (chimney repointed, smaller pots replacing the old ones and a fireplace lintel installed) It was all done quickly, with no fuss and without any additional cost. Nick and his team we're tidy, arrived on time and completed the jobs on time. We're more than happy to have Nick back to do more work that we have planned.

  • fill in gap on front elevation of building

    Nick was professional, punctual, polite, patient and I would hire him without a doubt the next time I need a job well done. Thank you Nick for a outstanding service.

  • Build 6ft brickwork piers and install fencing

    nick gave a very detailed quote and the works completed was excellent me and my neighbour are very happy with the end result.Nick was very pleasent tidy and the area was spotless on completion highly recommended

  • Knock down and clear garage

    Nick did a brilliant job at removing my garage and its asbestos roof. Honest, up front, very reasonable and fast. I would not hesitate in recommending him.

  • Demolish garage in back garden

    Nick did a great job tearing down our big garage and removing the concrete slab beneath. The team arrived on time, were friendly and I was kept well informed throughout. I would not hesitate to use them again.

  • Brick up window and re-do an extension join

    Nick did a fantastic job, arrived on time, was trusted with the keys to house while I was at work, friendly and polite throughout and left no mess. The new bricks matched the existing house bricks perfectly and and the bricked up window and extension join can barely be seen now. Extremely happy with his work. Nick was able to advise on other works, and repaired a broken drain for me by replacing the collapsed bricks and providing a new manhole cover and within a day had a skip arrive, took down a section of storm damaged wall that was no longer safe and replaced it with a much improved fence. Nick was also more than happy to fill the skip to the brim with other bits that I no longer needed. I highly recommend Nick and will be using him in future for work!

  • Retaining walls and decking back garden

  • Remove Garage and prepare area for log cabin

    Nick has to be one of the few genuine Builders out there, reliable, honest and effective. Nick's team work hard, responsibly and keen to make the customer happy. I will definitely use Nick again and would highly recommend him.

  • Brick up an external door

    Nick turned up early, helped me with part of the job I was supposed to do, completed his part in a quick and tidy fashion. Left the site clean. Would definitely use again.

  • Remove approx 35 bags of garden waste

    Perfect job. All done as arranged. Good communication and very helpful. Would definitely recommend.

  • Remove existing timber decking

    Nick and two of his workman showed up early in the morning and removed the old decking quickly and efficiently. Unfortunately, due to the size of the skip hired, only a very small amount of the hardcore could be removed.

    kentish builder's reply:

    My quote was to remove timber decking only and explained to the client I cannot quote for any rubbish hardcore as I couldn't see at the time so I explained any room left I would put any rubbish what I found in there I supplied 6 yard skip because drive wast stable we worked through the rain and completed works to my quote as explained I am honest and trusting my feedback is there for a reason thanks nick

  • Removal of small shed and contents and compost bin.

    Prompt consultation was followed by a fair quote for the removal of a shed, it's contents and a compost bin. This was necessary due to a rat problem and the manner in which Nick and his team dealt with the situation was exceptional. The area was well prepped and they had clearly worked out a strategy beforehand. The clean up was second to none including sterilising the patio and through the hallway. Nick also blocked up a doorway in our garden wall and the whole job was completed in record time. Would definitely highly recommend and use again.

  • Interior brick repair

    Nick was friendly, professional & tidy. Would happily recommend him to anyone & will certainly be using him again in the future

  • Break up small brick pillar

    Communication was great and Nick was always professional. Would happily connect him for other jobs.

  • Removal of brickwork

    Hired Nick to remove an old chimney flue in my bathroom. He gave a very competitive quote, arrived on time and did a great job. He is friendly, explained what he needs to do and cleared up after he finished. I wanted him to do another job and after much deliberation, he gave me his honest opinion, which meant the job did not go ahead, as he did not think it was worth the money and effort. I really appreciated this, as he could have just done the job to get the money anyway. He will be doing another job for me; pointing a chimney stack and removing an old chimney. Will definitely recommend him.

  • Restoration of brickwork to gable end and side of house

    Very reliable and professional builder. Arrived promptly and carried out the work to a high standard and tidied up afterwards. Have already got a quote from him to carry out some further work we need to have done. Would highly recommend to anyone for your building work. Great job! Thank you

  • remove asbestos ceiling

    Great work, quick, cool and neat. Would definitely hire him in the future if necessary.

  • Remove a Chimney (Bungalow)

    Kentish Builders were very reliable, hard working and done a good tidy job. I would recommend them and use them again should the need arise. Thank you to Nicolas and your team.

  • defective front boundary wall - repair or replace

    Nick provided advice and a competitive quote and completed the job to a high standard. Would definitely recommend to others and contact again for future work.

  • Chimney repair

    The work done on my leaking chimney was of a excellent standard. Also replacement of gutters, sofias and facsias was excellently done by Nick and his assistant Barry. Both were pleasant, friendly and helpful and worked hard. A1 craftmanship, cannot recommend too highly.

  • Brickwork specialist

    Extremely reliable, thorough and professional. Would not hesitate to recommend.

  • clearing a store of old shop fit before builders go in

    Nick was on the ball, efficient and kept me informed of progress. He and his me. Did a great job in good time. They completed as promised and I was totally satisfied.

  • Chimney breast in bedroom

    Excellent service. Quick to come out and quote, quote received promptly and job organised quickly. Full explanations of work given before hand and during the job. Cleaned up nicely and was friendly and efficient. Would use again.

  • Remove and disposal of carpet and three sofa chairs

    Great Communication, no problems at all went smoothly, would recommend/ also use again
    Many thanks

  • Storm damage on roof

    Thoroughly reliable, very efficient. Arrived on time, very friendly service, very please with the job, one of the most honest builders I have ever met. Thanks.

  • Fireplace alteration

    Nick and all his co-workers did an excellent job. Clean, tidy and willing to adjust to 'she who must be obeyed's every whim.

  • Airbrick Removal

    Second time I've had Nick work for me. Timing and price was exactly as scheduled, and once again Nick's quality of brickwork was superb. Highly recommended! Until the next job needs doing, many thanks indeed.

  • Fireplace and hearth restoration

    Nick worked with us to create a beautiful fireplace, giving us options and giving us the pros and cons with our design. He was very professional, on time and kept us informed of when he was going to start the job. Reasonably priced I would recommend Nick to others and would definitely use him again for other jobs in our home.

  • Repointing house

    Very pleased with the work done. Work was completed as per the schedule quoted, even working when possible in the bad weather. Area was left tidy at the end of each day. Would hire again.

  • wall repointed

    another good job done ...thanks

  • Brick retaining wall Blockpave path way

    Nick from kentishbuilder was very honest in is approach to the works that needed doing. I am over the moan with the high standard of work completed and the he turned up everyday on time and at the end of the day made sure my garden was left safe and tidy.I felt safe leaving my keys with him and he came across as very honest trust worthy and even changed a few things at no extra charge. The job was completed on time and was on budget.I would recommened nick to my family and friends because of the way he conducted himself. My new wall and path look great .

  • dropped chimney in loft space

    Absolutely wouldn't hesitate recommending Nick. He is a very hard working and a honest chap. He clearly explains the work and takes the time to make sure you are happy with his recommendation of work needed. We are so pleased with his work and will definitely use him again. Big thank you Nick for mending our chimney so quickly and perfectly.

  • Pointing

    Nick is a star. Second time we have used him. Always turns up prompt does a great job and even helped find out a problem we had with leak not on his quote but for the price of a cuppa

  • path work

    very happy with Nick's knowledge and enthusiasm ,really pleased with his work and no hesitation recommending him , and will use his expertise in the near future.

  • Fireplace restoration and various

    Nick has been a total blessing to have working on my house. He has put right loads of things, supported chimney breasts, put in lintels over windows and doors, replaced bricks expertly (with lovely old salvaged ones), put in French doors, replaced my rotten kitchen floor, laid decking and basically helped me gut my house ready to decorate. He is really competent and goes to a lot of trouble to make things work. He is super fast and efficient and always turns up when he says he will. His prices are extremely fair and he is honest and to be trusted. I would recommend him without hesitation and I am very grateful for his careful and considerate approach and skilful work.

  • Fix damaged chimney flue in loft / rebuild section

    Absolutely brilliant guy! Very impressed with the job, was defiantly the right person for the job. Was very informative in regards to what was to be done and how which was satisfying. I would not hesitate to hire this guy again! Will definitely be using him in the future ! Nice to find a trust worthy builder!

  • Remove asbestos cement flue from loft space

    Nick arrived on time, was extremely polite and friendly, explained clearly what he was going to do and did the job with care and precision in no time at all and did an excellent job of cleaning up afterwards as well. Very pleased with the job and would happily recommend Nick.

  • Restoring a fireplace

    Was excellent and honest throughout. Highly recommended!

  • re build front wall and hang gate

    punctual great job really pleased with the work carried out and will use again in the near future

  • Remove 1 chimney stack

    Quick response, good communication and professional job.

  • Make fireplace inset bigger

    Came round looked at job, got quote same day. Started few days later - all done and finished quickly and to high standard and tidy. Really happy. Would definitely recommend.

  • Repointing of patio

    Nick gave a good quote for repointing our patio and making good other issues we had with it. He spent a good deal of time examining the job and the quote was comprehensive. He and his team are very professional. They do not rush to just get the job done but rather take the time that is required to do the job well. Very pleased with the end result.

  • Asbestos Removal

    We were really impressed with Nick. He completed the removal of the hazardous waste in a timely and professional manner at a price that was better than all the others we'd received.

    We'd recommend Nick to others and use him again, top work all round!!!

  • Bricks replaced & chimney breast repointed

    Hired Nick to replace some bricks in our open fireplace. He mentioned using lime morter on seeing the fireplace so we knew he was the right person for this job. Replaced the bricks as requested. Will be back in touch with him about other jobs in the future I'm sure.

  • Brick in an old disused door

    Very satisfied with professional job, the site was left clean and tidy and rubbish was taken away, I can't fault the work and would recommend to friends and family

  • garage rebuild and some repointing on house

    We are very pleased with the work that has been done, arrived every day even when weather was bad, even worked Sat & Sun to complete the job due to the poor weather. Would hire again.

  • Removal of brick fireplace

    Nick did an excellent job. Removed my brick fireplace and did a great finish on the wall. Also capped off the chimney and made the small adjustment to my front garden wall that I wanted. Nick gave good advice and did a great job all round and I would definitely recommend him and will use him again for future work. Very pleased

  • Asbestos garage roof removal

    Very pleased with the work carried out. Nick was punctual, efficient, knowledgeable and professional. Excellent communication throughout and a competitive quote! I have no hesitation recommending Nick.

  • Gallows bracket

    I bought a property with various problems, survey indicated I needed chimney support. Nick specified the necessary work and then completed swiftly and without any problem. Just got full Building Regs. approval. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the Kentish Builder. Fast, friendly, knowledgeable and professional.

  • Building a small wall

    We hired Nick to build a small wall in our back garden, Nick was extremely prompt and efficient and work finished was excellent.

  • Removal of conservatory

    Arrived early, really nice guys, excellent job done. Very happy with work. Would definitely use again.

  • Garden Wall

    We hired Nick to build 3 brick piers as part of a rubble wall in our garden. We are thoroughly pleased with the work he carried out. Nick arrived on time both days and is clearly very passionate about his work. We found him very friendly and would not think twice about using him again.

  • Remove fireplace and make good gap behind.

    Did the job according to my wishes, efficiently, and cleared up completely afterwards. Very good price and would have no hesitation in using again or recommending to anyone.

  • Replce walls

    Nick , was very helpfull with the planning of my job , and has done a great job and was very clean , thank you Nick ,

  • Dismantle wood panel shed, remove with other waste wood

    Very happy, Nick and Lee worked damn hard and did a good job of clearing everything out.

  • New fencing

    Just had all my fencing replaced, fantastic job. Arrived on time. Polite, good workers. will definitely use again 5 *****

  • 2 fire places to knock out /build

    Absolutly great, very quick, accurate, and real value for money. Will recommend for sure.

  • Walls and Raised flower beds in Front Garden

    Not an easy job due to the varying heights and angles of the retaining walls. Nick and his various assistants got the job done and it looks great. When the artificial grass is down and the raised flower beds are planted out it should look brilliant.

  • Decking and Fencing

    Clearing of garden,
    Removal of garden shed,
    New shed built,
    6.5m x 3m decking laid,
    50ft close board fence erected

    All work satisfactorily completed in 4 days - the team arrived at 7am everyday including Saturday and worked very hard! If they encountered any issues, I was only informed first which was great, rather than just carrying out an additional work.

    The team were all punctual, trustworthy and very friendly and and I'd recommend them to anyone!

  • Chimney Breast Removal

    Nick and his team did a great job removing a chimney from above the roof down to ground floor. He even did some extra work on some loose tiles he found at the same time without additional charge. Very diligent, hard working and neat and tidy. Will definitely keep them in mind for anything in the future.

  • Bricklaying / General Building - Whitstable

  • Demolition + removal of greenhouse and garden building

    Nick and his men arrived early to demolish and clear 2 garden buildings. Worked non-stop, were friendly and at the end left the area nice and clean. Well satisfied with the job. Thanks

  • Dismantle & dispose of greenhouse

    Nick gave me a competitive price for a small demolition job, he kept me well informed of start date and time and completed the job as requested, leaving the area clean and tidy. Nick was polite and courteous and I was very happy with the work he completed for me and wouldn't hesitate in using him again and recommending him to friends and family.

  • Demolition and removal of a single garage

    I can't speak to highly of Nicholas and his associates Trev and John. Efficient, helpful, reliable, and friendly. They did a great job at a very reasonable price. I would recommend them to anyone contemplating building work.

  • Various brickwork related jobs

    Nick and his colleague did a great job replacing various crumbling bricks, blocking up unneeded air vents, covering air bricks and re-pointing small sections of the outside wall where we had problems with penetrating moisture. They were very friendly and freely offered their advice where needed. We would definitely hire them again.

  • Garden

    My wife and I engaged Nick, Graham and the rest of the team to clear our garden; lay decking at the rear of the garden; lay a patio and path; and build a set of steps. We were very impressed with the craftsmanship and the build quality of the decking, the wall, patio and paving. Nick and Graham were very informative and had excellent design ideas. Punctual, clean and tidy. Highly recommended and we will use them again.

  • Build conservatory brickwall.9 mtrs long x900 high

    kentishbuilder gave a competitive quote and came when agreed.The work was done by nicks team to a very good standard and completed on time and they cleaned up at the end of the job.I choose nick because many customers have been at work all day and the keys where left in nicks hands and its nice to know that we left them with nick and fully trusted him Highly recommended .Thanks

  • New doorway & Remove Section Chimney Breast

    Nick and Graham from Kentish builder did a fantastic job from start to finish. From initial quoting for the works (was cheapest of three independant builders) through to tidying up at the end of each day.
    Very pleased with the quality of work, was just what we we're looking for.
    Highly recommended.
    Thanks again.

  • Gallows brackets

    Nick was very professional and helpful in advising on how my job should proceed. I would highly recommend him.

  • remove chimney breast in bedroom

    Very Pleased with the work he did. He was on time and did exactly what he said he had to do. very polite and informative. cleaned up after himself . would certainly recomend him

  • Fireplace Removal

    This is the 2nd time i have used nick to a job . He arrived early even though he had problems with his van and completed the job and offered advice to all the questions i had about the fireplace . Nick is a good worker who i would use again for future work and will recommend him to other people .

  • Replacing lintels to to the front and rear walls

    I was thoroughly impressed with Nick's knowledge of building structural support and professionalism. Nick had a look at the works which was requested - and thought of the most efficient and cost effective was of fixing the issue and suggested that approach. Nick did the job to an excellent quality and did a great job cleaning up afterwards. All this for what I believe to be a very reasonable price. Thanks Nick!

  • patio to be laid

    From the monent Nick and his team arrived at my address to give me a quote for a large patio to be laid I felt that I could trust him. I did not bother with any other quotes as I felt he was of excellent character. He turned up at the time he said everyday, put a full days work in everyday and left the site tidy. Nick informed me of any issues that arose during the work process, was polite, proffessional and informative. Nicks workmanship is too a very high standard and his experience shows in the work he has done for me. Due to poor weather Nick returned to finish the pointing up but contacted me daily via phone. Great communication skills, really wanting the customer to be pleased. There was no stress involved with Nick and the team everything I asked to be done was done. Its warming to know that there are still decent, honest tradesman out there. Nicks mobile number is saved on the phone, he will be the first person I invite back for future work to be completed.

  • Back garden wall

    Nick made a lovely job of repairing a wall at the back of my property. It needed to remain old looking, as the property is listed and I didn't want it to look brand new. Nick knew exactly what to do and it blends in beautifully. They also expertly replaced a rotting window sill which is now looking really good. They arrived early to start the job and worked through. They were excellent at clearing up afterwards. Definately use them again.

  • insert cavity trays, airbricks and lay patio

    Kentish builder submitted a very detailed quote, the works to my property was to a very high standard, I was happy to leave nick at my house with the keys, the patio looks very lovely and airbricks and the roof was passed by building control. I would highly recommend nick for his workmanship, tidyness, and doing the job on time and budget.

  • repair brickwork to chimney breast in attic

    A great service from Nick and his team. detailed explanation of what needed doing and kept me informed as job went along. Always on time and very tidy and friendly,taking real pride in his work.
    would defiantly recommend him and would use him for future work

  • demolish and remove single garage

    Nick gave us a competitive quote & completed the work within the timeframe agreed. He was very good at keeping in touch with me, updating me on progress and checking that we had a mutual understanding of what was being done. We were pleased with both the end result and Nick's working practice ( he ensured that the site was left safe and tidy on day one rather than just waiting to the end of the job).

  • Patio and brickwork

    Nick from Kentishbuilder gave a very detailed quote and explained exactly what he was going to do.he turned up on time and got on with the job and kept me informed on progress and any issues.The job was completed to a high standard and to budget and was very neat and tidy on completion.My extended patio and brickwork was better then i thought.Nick took great care at all times to maintain that the site was clear each night.I would use nick again and tell my friends and family.Job well done nick

  • Demolish and remove brick built coal store.

    Nick came to give us a quote for the job (demolishing an old coal shed) on Monday morning and by Tuesday lunchtime the job was done. He was quick, efficient and very friendly. Not only was the job done very well but he was very tidy and made sure the whole area was clean when he was finished. Would highly recommend Nick and will hire him again for future work.

  • block up a door into the ground floor flat

    Job was done quickly to a very high standard. I left Nick with my keys as I was at work all day. He kept me informed on progress and any issues. Completed on time and left clean and tidy. Great job and have no hesitation in recommending.

  • Redirect drainage

    Nick dealt with our job very quickly and efficiently and with minimum disruption to us. He did a great job - neat, tidy and professional - and we would happily use him for the other work which we have in the pipeline. I have recommended him to one of our neighbours already.

  • Bricklaying chimney - making good

    A good, slightly fiddely, job well done. This job was about getting it done to make my chimney safe and solid and he's done just that. I appreciated that he did the job in a little less time than planned, and hence the overall cost was accordingly lower too.

  • chimney/chimney breast

    The job we needed doing was quite a big job, i.e. removal of chimney stack & breast,making good the roof tiles, timbers, batons & felt.
    Also making good chimney breast area after removal,by means of having it all tied in and plastered to match and run level with surrounding walls.
    In addition to this, we also required a wall to be put up with door access, creating a third bedroom for us, with a nice plaster finish.
    finaly Nick, leveled off the floor area where the old fire-place used to be.
    would i use Nick and his team again ? simple, would'nt hessitate.
    started the job with a confident approach, and carried on through with proffessionalism.
    I would recomend Nick, to anyone who needed a job well done.

  • Install Air Brick/ Ventilation passage in living room

    Nick was the perfect builder. When I contacted him, he was always quick to respond to my questions and speaking with him I knew he had vast knowledge regarding building and civil works. Nick came to see my property and straightaway gave me a simple, straightforward quote which detailed the works he will be carrying out. I organised a day for his team to attend and I was very happy with the work which was carried out, with no mess and fuss. Nick is very trustworthy who even allowed me to pay him a few days after the work was completed. I wouldn't hesitate calling Nick and the Kentish Builders team again for any of my property works. Many Thanks again. Highly Recommended.

  • Repointing, installing 4/5 air bricks

    Nick is obviously experienced (brick laying), the work is carried out to a professional standard and his 100% positive rating is entirely justified. Honest, helpful, flexible and knowledgeable, I trusted Nick to get on with the work, knowing he understood our requirements. Regarding Nick's first appointment, he had a job cancellation and pro-actively turned up at the property to begin work on our wall while we were at work (he didn't need access to the house at that time). He spoke with our neighbours to let them know he would be beginning work as he had arrived earlier than arranged and needed to work from their drive. He helpfully agreed an additional job for them as they wanted membrane laying down under the gravel. Everyone was happy. Nick and colleague were punctual on the second and final visit. He tidied up after himself and the finished job is very neat - we're pleased with the result. Wouldn't hesitate in recommending Nick.

  • Cutting out window several opening/ block work

    All jobs done to my satisfaction. Took time out to explain how the job was to be done. Left his labour Lee working for me, who is still with me now. Thank you Nick best labour I have had working with me.

  • Various small jobs

    Nick did everything asked of him and was friendly and helpful. Thanks

  • demolish and remove small garden shed

    I was delighted with the speed and competence of this tradesman. Nicholas turned up at the agreed time [ 7.30] and started work as soon as he had looked at the shed and surrounding area. He did not stop work [ was being watched by the dog from bedroom window!! ] and the shed was demolished and taken away within a couple of hours. No mess left behind. I would certainly not hesitate to use Nicholas again.

  • Replace some broken crazy paving with concrete

    Whole job only took an a couple of hours. Promptly done. Looks great. Definitely will use this company again if necessary.

  • Insert three air-bricks

    Very satisfied. Nick suggested best place to site the the air bricks, 5 singles rather than 3 doubles. Good communication before the job, very good workmanship and gave good advice on other tasks. Would definitely recommend. Many thanks.

  • Install a cat flap in an external wall

    Nick was asked to prepare wall for installation of a cat flap with tunnels. Work carried out professionally, discussing each stage to ensure we are happy with outcome......which we was. Friendly chap, very tidy and cleaned area when complete. We will indeed contact Nick again should we need further work on property done. Thanks Nick

  • Brickwork repointing under eaves.

    I hired Nick to extend my drainage and replace some bricks under my eaves. When he came to quote he explained that I wouldnt need to extend the drain and offered an alternative which was much cheaper. Nick repaired the brickwork. so no longer offering a home to the birds in my loft.I was pleased with his work so Iv hired Nick again to repair the garden wall.

  • Vents in chimney breasts (and damp proofing)

    Nick is a responsible tradesman who gave us a competitive price and completed the work quickly, efficiently and to a high standard.
    Nick also gave his honest opinion on the job, which resulted in him losing out on some work because he had advised us on where we needed other specialist tradesmen - a very responsible approach that was much appreciated.

  • Removal of chimney breast (60"x19"), SE13

    Nick is a very nice guy. He dealt very well with our changing requirements (due to imcompetent structural engineer). In the end he couldn't remove the chimney stack so we got him to do a few other tasks - which he completed well. I would definately recommend to others for similar work.

  • Garden wall repair

    We were happy with Nick's work and would recommend him for a similar job.

  • Paving

    Nick was thorough and built me an excellent fence and decking.

  • Stone paving laying

  • Garden Decking approx 2 x 5 metres.

    Garden Decking.

    Nick - Thank you! You was on time, you was tidy, you was value for money! + Superb quality finish! :-)

    Your number now takes a permanent place in my phone book for the future!!!

  • Knocking through a cavity wall in the loft.

    Very Pleased with the advise given and the work that was eventually agreed upon and undertaken.
    Arrived on the day and time given. The work was undertaken promptly, both workers were very pleasant.
    We have no hesitation in reconmending Nick to others needing a job well done.

  • Rebuild an internal block wall

    Nick did a first class job rebuilding an internal block wall for me. I was very impressed with his friendly attitude and would check regularly if I was happy with the work. He is very accommodating and had no problems with me getting extra things done.He arrived at 8am every day and finished the job quickly and efficiently. Every day he would tidy up making the whole process so much easier. We are very pleased with his work and will use him again.

  • Front garden wall

    I had a 20 metre 9" garden wall built. Work completed on time, on budget. Clean and tidy, self sufficient. Arrived everyday at 7.30am. I would definately recommend Nick for similar work.

  • Repointing and installing a french drain

    We hired Nick after getting quotes from several tradesmen on MyBuilder, who just seemed intent on ripping us off. Nick was the only tradesman that we trusted to be giving use sound advice - he was extremely knowledgeable and answered every question we had about the work we had. Nick gave us a competitive quote and completed a superb job to a high standard, and was flexible in working around our busy work schedule. Would highly recommend - we even hired Nick to complete some extra work at the back of our house.

  • Garden clearance, fencing, patio

    Really pleased with the job Nick did on my garden. He turned up early every day and was constantly checking in with me to make sure I was happy with how everything was going and explaining what he'd be doing next. Even my neighbours observed 'what a grafter' he was' while I was away during the day.

    He's also very trustworthy, being entrusted with a set of my keys for the duration of the project.

    Some minor gripes:

    - Nick and team were generally good at keeping everything clean and tidy but there were a couple of mishaps - some mortar splashed all over a young fir tree and some grubby marks on my carpet left by walking on it with dirty wet socks. The clean-up jobs were only partially successful.

    - I found Nick a little difficult to communicate with 'artistically'. I'd explained at length that I was looking for a rustic look with my patio rather than precision lines, so planned to use reclaimed bricks. When these arrived he claimed that at least a third (out of 2,200) were unusable, which caused me some difficulty with the brick merchant. In the event, however, we were able to use all of them (except the small surplus left over) as they were exactly what I required - and the resulting patio looks perfectly robust.

    That said, these things are only minor and on balance, I would definitely hire Nick and team again.


    Nick is a great guy, they turned up when they said, advised me on what was the best way to do the job, listened to what I wanted and did a brilliant job. He is a really friendly bloke and I had no worries about leaving him there while I went to work. the job was completed within a week and looks really really good, better than I had invisaged. I would use him again!!

  • Build front garden wall & Brick BBQ.

    Nick and his team did a great job building our new front wall and BBQ.

    It was done at a good pace and finished well.

    Nick is also a trustworthy individual who we were happy to leave working in our house whilst at work (also was happy to undertake the task of looking out for our cat!).

    Would recommend him for any similar job.

  • Remove redundant concrete pads

    I'm extremely satisfied with the work Nick carried out for us. Attended site and actioned the work promptly and was very friendly and efficient. Will be using again in the future, many thanks.

  • Lay new patio

    A fantastic job done by Nick and his team, which has transformed our old, tired and uneven patio. It wasn’t the easiest of jobs, with lots of hard digging and heavy slabs to remove in the blazing sunshine. However, the guys started early, worked hard all day and are highly skilled in their work. Nick is especially good with communicating exactly what work is being done each day and the whole project was complete to the timescale that he set out. We are now looking forward to enjoying the patio through the summer months.

  • Decking and pathway built

    Nick has just finished my decking and it looks great, very happy with the result. I was happy to leave nick to get on with the work while I left the house, and had no issues with leaving the back door open so he had access to use the loo and make drinks when needed. Will definitely use nick again for further building needs.

  • Repairing visible crack in brickwork and repainting.

    Had a good job done and on time. Work was neat and tidy and Ken was a good down-to-earth person who knows his trade.
    Would use again and recommend to others.

  • laminated exterior brickwork and damp wall

    Very happy with Nick's work - grinding out damaged pointing, washing out and repointing to seal. He installed 3 additional airbricks and took out a number of damaged bricks, replacing them with new ones. On top of that he helped us out by fixing 2 window seals and repairing part of the front wall that had come loose - without charging extra for it. Great help, carried out the work swiftly and took the time to talk us through what needed doing and why - recommended!

  • Brick wall with railings and an iron gate

    Nick has done a really first class job. He showed care and attention to detail and took an absolute pride in the work. He was very tidy and left the site immaculate. I would highly recommend him. Thank you Nick!

  • Disposal of some household goods

    Nick was able to arrive very early in order to complete the job the next morning, he is a friendly chap and completed the work to the price we agreed. I certainly won't hesitate in using Nick again.

  • Painting exterior garage door & trim

    Nick was very friendly and helpful but most importantly was thorough in making sure the job was done right, rather than just quickly and cheaply. We were very happy with the outcome.

  • Garden Border Walls need to be replaced

    Nick and his team have done a great job replacing our garden wall. He explained everything we needed to know about the works being carried out and we are very happy with the results. It was the first time we have used Nick and would definitely use him again. Thanks also Nick for being so clean and tidy!!!

  • Chimney corbelling

    Nick was great, he responded to my listing so quickly and completed the job in the tight timescales I needed to get the council to inspect so we could proceed to the next stage of works.

    Thanks Nick and thanks for all the additional advice you gave on jobs we are taking on ourselves - invaluable : )

  • a large crack on the stairwell

    Mr Kilshaw took the time to explain how he would do the work, he arrived when he said he would and was efficient and did a very good job of cleaning up after he finished the job. I was comfortable to leave him in the house with access to keys whilst I went to work. I will be using Mr Kilshaw again for other jobs.

  • Garden wall replacing

    Nick came on the day we agreed and fixed the wall leaving the whole area clean and tidy. I would recommend him to others. Thanks Nick.

  • Removal of roof on sheds 10 x 6 ft approx

    From quote to work carried out very satisfied. Nick was very flexible with my plans, and very pleased with swift and clean work.

  • Removal of rubble from cavity wall.

    Nick did a good job of clearing out our cavity wall. He was personable to have around and listened to any concerns that we might have. I would recommend him for use to other people looking for someone to do a similar job.

  • Potential Asbestos Removal

    Nick was quick to respond, gave a good price. As it was a fairly quick job he turned up first thing meaning I didn't need to take any time off work.

    Friendly chap and would recommend!!

  • Floor to ceiling cupboards to be taken down and removed

    This was the first time that i had used nick, he took down all our
    cupboards and removed them for us ,on completion of the job he
    offered useful advice about future problems we might have and also offered solutions.
    I would have no hesitation in using nick again for any future jobs

  • Front Garden

    Thanks to Nick and his team, our front drive looks excellent.

    This was the 1st job Nick and his team did for us and we would definitely recommend them. The work was carried out in a timely manner, with the guys arriving on time each day and deliveries/skips etc were all scheduled by Nick and arrived without delay.

    It is very clear from the first time you meet Nick that he is passionate about his work, which is fantastic as this is reflected in the high quality of his work.

  • Relay paving due to root tresspass

    Nick and his team have done a excellent job.
    The work I had done was my front garden which is quite big and Nick and his team dug up my lawn laid membrane down and then covered it with shingles, they also got rid of all the overgrown weeds that were growing all around my drive, what a difference when I returned home to see how great my front was.
    I would also say that I was quite comfortable leaving Nick to carry out all the work when I had to go to work myself and he was always here on time.
    Thank you so much for a good job well done.

    I would recommend Nick to anyone and I will certainly use him again in the future.

  • Repointing wall

    Nick was honest about what had to be done, gave a competitive quote without any pressure. On the day of the job arrived on time, nice and early, I had to go to work so left the keys. When I got home Nick had done a really good job repointing the wall, had cleaned up and I am well pleased. I will definitely use him again. He came across as very trustworthly and takes pride in his work. Highly recommended.

  • to consolidate wall and to demolish one

    Nick was very professional and available when I could be on the house. The job was done very quickly and it is impeccable. I highly recommand Nick.

  • Cellar Covertion

    This is the second time that Nick has carried out work for me and once again I have been very pleased with the end result.
    There was a substantial amount of clearence to be done,before the process of digging out the cellar could commence. This was carried out swiftly and Nick immediatley commenced lowering the floor, this proved harder than expected because of the flint/chalk nature of the ground - in fact Nick finally removed 3 skips worth of debris. Despite putting the job back, Nick pulled out all the stops and rapidly completed the laying of the membrane and concrete floor.
    Once the floor had gone off the ceiling was boarded and the stud walls installed, complete with insulation.
    At this stage the external cellar access was capped off and air bricks installed.
    With no delay the job was completed by walls and ceilings being plastered to a very high standard.
    The job was completed on time and to budget, mainly due to Nick's effective management of the budget and constant communication with myself.
    As previously, I was more than happy to allow Nick access to my property in my absence. The team that Nick brought along were also all very good workers.
    I would not hesitate to recommend Nick to anybody for both the excellent end result and upfront/honest approach to the way he works.


    Tony Smith

  • Tidy Garden and clear away rubbish

    As always Nick was punctual and did an excellent job, third time I have used him. I have recommended him to neighbours and friends.

  • Painting to rendering

    This is the second time I have used Nick and he is always punctual and does a really good job.

  • cementing loose connection to sewage pipe

    Very happy with completed work, and Nick was very efficient and helpful. Will definitely be using him again.

  • Take up a concrete path and dig down approx 15 inches

    Very efficient, trustworthy, cheerful and thoughtful. He uses his initiative and is entirely committed to doing a great job. Able to be flexible when needed, but kept job to budget. We were happy for him to have the keys to the house; his timekeeping is immaculate and he has left the site very tidy. A pleasure to have around. We will ask him to carry out further work in the future.

  • replace fascias & gutters, exterior painting

    Nick and his team were polite and hardworking. They arrived promptly and worked a full day, completing the work as scheduled with no fuss. Nick was helpful in discussing paint options and collecting materials for us. Our house now has more kerb appeal and is protected against winter weather. I would not hesitate in recommending Kentish Builder.

  • Removal of Lower Chimney Breast

    I have been very pleased with the work Nick carried out for me. From when he came out to look at the job he gave me a very good idea of what was required and provided a good price for the job, which he stuck to.

    The work itself was carried out to a very high standard and we were very happy with the end result. Nick communicated with us well throughout the process, keeping us updated with progress and allowing us to decide how we wanted the job to proceed.

    Nick arrived on time every day, in fact at 7.45am to fit in with our requirements. We were confident to be able to leave our house keys with Nick when we were not around.

    Nick also tidied up as he progressed through the job.

    I Would not hesitate to hire Nick again and would certainly recommend him to others.

    Tony Smith

  • Pointing on back wall of Victorian house

    Communicated with us very well, carried out the job as discussed. Pleased with his work and would use him again.

  • Remove/rebuild retaining wall + extend patio +/- paving

    I have no hesitation in recommending Nick and his team. They are professional, friendly and their work is excellent. They are very trustworthy and reliable. I was very happy to leave my keys with Nick while I was out. He is very punctual, keeps in contact, works very efficiently and makes sure that everything is left clean and tidy at the end of the day. I am really pleased with the new wall, steps and patio, they look fantastic. Thank you Nick. Fiona S.

  • replacement of a couple of bricks

    Nick has completed the work to a high standard/minimum of fuss. I would be happy to recommend his services in the future and will use him again.

  • Various indoors and out

    I'm really pleased I chose Nick to build my patio - it looks great and is a vast improvement on the old uneven crazy paving that was there before. The guys worked really hard to get the job completed with minimum disruption, on time and on budget - they even chucked in several extras at no extra charge including building a large step, removal of a huge number of logs left in my garden and made good a considerable gap around my patio doors left after another had company fitted my bi-fold door. The guys were very punctual, started early, very polite and offered loads of advice to boot. I had no concerns leaving them alone to work at my home. In fact it was a pleasure to have them around and not at all stressful. All my neighbours have been impressed at seeing how quick and efficiently Nick completed my patio, and admired how great it looks now. Well done and many thanks to Nick and the guys for doing such a great job.

  • Garden retaining wall built,crazy paved pathway refurb

  • Clear garden & prune trees

    Very pleased with work done. Nick listened to my requests and gave me sound advice. I would use him again.

  • garden wall

    Punctual, friendly and a lovely job was done by Nick and his team. We will definitely be using them again in the future.

  • Patio 9ft x 6ft with 2 steps up and low retaining walls

    Great job done. Very pleased.

  • Rendering side of hse 10x1mt

    Work was completed over 2 months in stages as agreed by Nick and his boys. Pleased with work completed.
    Had to get Nick back because some of the rubbish waste was put in my house bin (Nick collected this within no time and apologised) - mistake made by one of his workers.
    Have contacted Nick recently because water is sitting on newly laid stones, but Nick has promised he'll come over and drill some more holes to help water soak away.
    Would recommend Nick to others.

  • Laying paving slabs

    Hired Nick to lay a path in the garden. Really pleased with the work and would use Nick again.

  • New garden path & wall & steps.

    Nicholas arrived on time and did the job to the agreed budget and to a good level of workmanship.

    I plan to use Nicolas again on future projects and would recommend his building services to others.

  • Rake out and repoint rear garden wall

    Nick provided a quotation for two jobs, we hired him to remove brick facades covering two chimney breasts in our half-sunk basement. Nick and his team arrived promptly as arranged. They worked quickly and found a number of problems behind the facade. Nick clearly discussed the problems as they unfolded, which included installation of an unplanned cement lintel. They left the job with a much safer chimney breast plus left the work area clean and tidy.

    Overall found Nick and his team acted professionally and would use Nick and his team again in the future.

  • New Man hole fitted

    I was really pleased with the work carried out. Nick was punctual, helpful, quick and professional. The work was completed on time. I would definitely use Nick again in the future and would not hesitate to recommend him to friends.

  • Repointing of gable end wall

    Very pleased with the job. Worked well all the time on site. Area left clean and tidy after completion. Will hire again in the future.

  • Ventilation Point on Bricked Up Chimney

    Nick did a very good job of creating ventilation points in our blocked up chimney and leaving it all nice and tidy. He arrived on time and brought all the right equipment, was very polite and friendly, and answered all our questions helpfully.

  • Cracked bricks need replacing

    I was happy to accept the very reasonable quote from Nick Kilshaw. He was very professional and was quick to offer helpful advice on our problem. He was on time, very clean and efficient and am very pleased with how quickly and well he completed the job.

    I felt I could trust him completely to be in the house without us there and he is very personable and easy to get on with. I wouldn't hesitate on using him again and probably will in the future!

  • General repairs

    Nick relaid a crazy paving path for me and did various other exterior minor building jobs. I am very pleased with the result. Nick was always punctual, is an early starter and takes great care to understand exactly what the customer wants.

    I will certainly use his services again.

  • Take down stack to safe level and cap

    Job finished. Very satisfied with Mr Kilshaw's work. Kept me informed of potential problems and solutions. Job finish and clean up excellent.

  • Patio, paving & Steps

    Nick has done a wonderful job on my patio and path and was extremely helpful and accommodating throughout the whole process.

    It is always difficult to choose a tradesman that you don't know so I would like to say that I would recommend Nick to anyone as I am not the easiest person to please but am delighted with the finished product.

  • Level and lay slabs/shingle at bottom of garden

    We have changed our minds constantly on the original job specification which Nick was happy to be flexible on. The final job was much less than we originally wanted but regardless of the smaller job he was happy to oblige.

    The job was completed efficiently and cleanly and due to the nature of the problems found during the job he was very accommodating and worked with me to get the finish we wanted.

    We will certainly consider asking Nick for other work - it is comforting to find someone that you can trust with costs and quality of work.

  • Guttering to be replaced on Bin Store

    Very good workmanship, Nick was friendly arrived ontime, and completed the work as requested ontime & on budget.
    I Would use him again and would reccommend him to other people.

  • shingle garden area

    just had garden shingled very impressed with workers nick was very clear on what had to be done he was polite friendly professional did exactly what he described to me punctual and tidy would use again site is a very good idea

  • Repair Boiler Chimney

    Having accepted the very reasonable quotation from Nick, the work removing a boiler chimney was carried out efficiently and cleanly, in less time than I had imagined. Everything went smoothly from day one. Would recommend.
    Ken Martin

  • Remove cavity rubble below DPC

    Nick did a great job removing 6 bags of rubble from a cavity wall which had caused damp. We had trouble finding anyone willing to do it so it was good to have someone who gets stuck in. It was all done within 2 days. Highly recommended!

  • manhole covers

    Nick reset two new manhole covers in driveway - removing the rusted remnants of what was previously there.

    He completed the job to an excellent standard and was brilliant at always consulting on any changes that needed to be made. He was punctual and very kindly tidied away not only any debris he left but also rubbish left by previous tradesmen.

    I would very happily reccomend Nicholas Kilshaw to another job.

  • External cracking causing internal damp?

    Nick did a very nice & tidy job on the rendering repairs. Considering he had to march everything through the house as no back access, you wouldn't have known he was carrying out the work as he leaves everything clean and tidy! Minimal disruption & a good job from start to finish.

    Would not hesitate to recommend Nick to anyone who is looking for building work, etc in the future.

  • Repair to garden wall

    I'm really delighted with the work that Nick did for me. He completed the job quickly, efficiently and to an excellent standard. All for a very reasonable cost. Nick was kind, helpful, considerate and good humoured and left the site clean and tidy. I would definitely use his services again and would thoroughly recommend him to anyone needing similar work to mine.

    Thank you very much, Nick. You were a true god-send.

  • Rebuilding a brick wall and pier, extending blockpaving

    Nick was very professional, helpful and friendly.

    He explained exactly what he was going to do at all stages of the project, he also consulted me when certain aspects required clarification.
    He arrived on site on time each day and on the final day worked on whilst it snowed heavily to get the job finished.

    The standard of his work is first class.
    I would have no hesitation in recommending Nick.

  • Extractor Fan Vent through brickwork in attiic

    Nick Kilshaw arrived on time and pre-confirmed that he was going to make it. He was pleasant and very professional. He carried out the job exactly as promised and the hole through the brickwork was perfect and required no filling in. He climbed up the ladder on the outside of the house and fitted the cowl for the hole in the freezing cold and also worked in the attic in cramped conditions. Thanks again Nick.

  • chimney repair

    repaired chimney, turned up at agreed time and did very professional job for £30. Would highly recommed.

  • Demolition of two concrete pond bases

    Worked really hard despite horrible weather. Did a great job removing all rubble and paving slabs from the garden. Very happy with their work.

  • Guttering - Cleaning or Replacement - In Swanley

    Nick did a great job on our guttering. Nick turned up on time and worked very hard. We were very impressed with his work. We also asked him to some work on rendering around doors and windows, which he also made a great job of. Thanks Nick.

  • repair pointing + rendering internal wall approx 3x3ft

    Nick was very pleasant and professional. Turned up on time, took good care over the job and left the place spotless! He also gave us plenty of helpful advice which was very appreciated. We are very pleased with the results and will definitely hire him again in the future.

  • Make floor level where fireplace removed

    Job completed promptly to a high standard. Would happily hire again.

  • Closing up an external doorway

    He arrived on time and did a great job. The 2 doorways have been closed in an clean and solid way. Left the side tidy. Highly recommended.

  • Repointing

    In two days, Nick repointed the wall areas we discussed, replaced the concrete lintel over the window, lined my roof terrace perimeter with lead and silicone and painted up relevant made-good areas including supplying all the labour and materials. He did a great job and I would have no hesitation in employing him again.

  • Mend roof & loft space work

    Nick was extremely helpful, he went over and above what you would normally expect from a tradesman, as the original job I posted drastically changed overnight when my chimney collapsed. He bent over backwards to cover my emergency needs and carried out some internal work to my chimney stack. I would definately recommend him to my friends (which I have done already) and family.
    I have already asked him to carry out another job and am just waiting to hear back from him.
    Many thanks Nick.

  • Deck in rear garden

    Nick and his crew did a superb job installing our deck. Nick and his people worked very hard and finished the job to a high standard in very short order. It is an amazing addition to our home and we are thrilled with it; we absolutely and unreservedly recommend Nick.

    Nick's attention to detail and passion for getting a job right is apparent in the quality of the work. The deck is level, square and sturdy with no noticeable 'spring' when walked upon. There are minimal gaps between the boards to allow for the natural swelling and contracting of the timber, but not so wide that it is possible to see straight through. The posts and frame are under-laid with a thick membrane to further reduce light hitting the soil and so inhibit weed growth. The deck is precisely cut around the corners and piping and removable access areas were made over the manhole and drains. A lovely planter was constructed with the excess timber at no extra cost and finishes the project perfectly.

    Not only was Nick's workmanship of a high standard, he and his crew took care to protect our wooden and tiled floors and ensured that the the site was fully tidied before finishing for the day. He would arrive when expected and communicated clearly throughout the project. Again, we can confidently recommend Nick and hope you enjoy your deck as much as we enjoy ours.

  • Permeable driveway

    Great job on the front of the house turning the garden into a driveway. Nick has been great the whole way through the process, reliable, friendly, honest and has done the job as we had asked. Easy to contact and any questions answered very quickly

  • Replacement front wall / front door and frame

    Nick is a diamond. He explained what could be done and offered solutions for what couldn't, in straightforward laymans terms. He also provided a competitive and comprehensive quote.

    He and his team did a fantastic job. They were punctual, all very professional, quick and cleaned up after themselves.

    I would highly recommend Kentish Builder and wouldn't hesitate to use again in the future.

    Many thanks Nick.

  • repoint a retaining wall

    i have used nick in the past and was very happy with the work carried out so i contacted him again and i was not disappointed. he was reliable gave me a great quote. worked to the timescale he provided. left my garden clean and tidy. the job was done to a high standard and he even told me where i could improve my wall without any additional charge. i will deffinately be using his services again. have used dodgy traders in the past and it was like a breath of fresh air to have a tradesman do exactly what they said for the price stated. thanks again nick.

  • Repair of block driveway and separate boundary wall

    Nick did 2 jobs for me both quite tricky. He repaired and strengthened a section of my boundary wall that my side gate hung on. Achieved a perfect match with the bricks and left the site spotless which is not easy when cement drops all over the place.
    I have a drive in/drive out driveway one side of which had slipped badly causing gaps to appear and side blocks to become displaced. Nick lifted and replaced that half of the driveway and cleverly managed to match up the lines with the other side.
    Nick always kept me up to date with any likely problems and always explained what he was doing - no corners were cut.
    I was very pleased with his work, and more importantly, so was my wife.
    His pricing structure is fair and no extras were added.
    I will be sending him some before and after photos so that he can demonstrate the work that he has done to potential customers.
    He is an excellent paver and builder.

  • repointing

    Nick did a great job for a great price, he was easy to contact by phone, text and email, and turned up exactly when he said he would

  • builder

    Very happy with reasonable quote and fast efficiant work done. Easy to deal with and I would have no problems recommending this builder to others.

  • Build a single skin wall 1m x 2m

    Nick and his team to a great job, very quick and left the place clean. would definitely use him again.

  • clear and landscape a small overgrown terrace garden

    Nick and his lads were extremely helpful, friendly, punctual and did a thoroughly good job on time and on budget. Nick also threw in a little extra job for free. My garden has never looked better. I would definitely use Kentish Builders again. Thanks again Nick, it's been a pleasure doing business.

  • Brick doorway and window installation

    Very pleased with this job. Nick came and gave a comprehensive quote, explained the different ways this could be done and discussed what we wanted in a clear and professional way.

    He arrived on time to do the work, was efficient and left the site in a clean and tidy condition. In short, he does exactly what he promises!

    We would have no hesitation in using him again or recommending him to anyone. He is just the kind of contractor you are hoping you will find on a site like this!

  • New Drain needed

    Nick came on site and assesed the problems with the drive not draining away properly unlike the original builders who just put in a inadequate soakway.He took the time to explain the pitfalls and all the details of the job.
    The quality of the work was excellent and all the area dug and repaved was left spotless. Even neighbours who are builders were impressed with the standard of work.
    Nicks work is excellent the price was good and he is a very genuine guy who you can trust to do a first class job.
    Can not recommend highly enough and will be using again.

  • Replace Manhole covers on Driveway

    Nick arrived on time this morning as promised.
    At every stage of the job he consulted me on what he was doing and why. He priced the job very competitively.
    Nick was very tidy during and after the job, infact he left the drive cleaner than it was before he started!
    I would not hesitate in recommending Nick to anyone, he did an outstanding job and we would definately look to use him again in the future.
    Thanks Nick!

  • turn a shabby area into slate patio area

    nick gave us great confidence when he came to inspect the job to give us a quote. not only did he answer all our questions but he was able to talk things through in an easy to understand format!! he seemed to be in control but was also flexible and interested in what we had to say. his quote was very reasonable and he was able to start quickly, which was a little surprising given he seems to be very very busy (look at his feedback). he and his team worked very hard when they were with us, and kept us informed all the way. we are delighted with the end result.

    in a nutshell....nick is trustworthy, knowledgeable and experienced. we wouldn't hestitate to use him again. worth his weight in gold.

  • Chimney Breast Removed Requires Supporting

    Prompt reliable service, helpful and pleasure to do business with. Thanks


    As soon as Nick and his team had finished my garden wall, I was so pleased with the result I felt I had to tell everyone looking for a bricklayer about their high standards and attention to detail.

    I had a garden wall built about four years ago by someone claiming to be a bricklayer. As the adverse weather took its toll, it soon became apparent that THE cheapest blocks had been used. The red brick pillars weren't straight and, apart from looking an eyesore, it was obvious this wall was not safe.

    I chose Nick because I was fed up with being stung by cowboys - I knew this job would cost me about £5000.00 so I had to have someone with a large feedback....someone I could trust not to rip me off.

    When the quotes came in from Nick, not only were they considerably less than £5000.00 but you could tell he knew what he was talking about.

    A family friend of a friend in the trade got me the materials and the skips so I only needed Nick's labour. He didn't have a problem with that.

    I am very grateful to Nick and his team for all the little extras they did for us.

    The wall looks fantastic and I will definitely have Nick back again to do the rest of my paths in due course.

  • Brick repointing to drainage covers

    Job finished to good level, slight problem after that which not been resolved. On time and professional when on site. Would recommend.

    kentish builder's reply:

    i actually done 3 jobs instead of one.i was asked to do it as cheaply as possible to make safe as the area manager was coming .so it was only to make safe the area.i done what was asked of me and i should of given a proper quote to reinstae it like i always feedback speaks for it self.

  • Replace exisiting front garden path with block pave

    All I can say about Nick is that it is a shame there aren't MORE tradesmen like him!

    As soon as he had finished my wall to move onto my front garden path, I just KNEW the end result was going to be good.

    Once again,we were treated to Nick's experience and enthusiam for the task at hand. What was once an uneven path that would not have withstood another bad winter, is now an eyecatching neat block paved path.

    What sets the path off is the little extras Nick did for us - namely, he replaced the 52 year old garden gate posts with two impressive red brick pillars and two flat bricks AND even fitted my new garden gate as well.

    I am so pleased with all the work undertaken by Nick and his team and will definitely be asking him back.

  • demolish garage

    An excellent job. We had good communication before the work, the team turned up exactly when he said, the demolition of the garage was done quickly and the site was left tidy. I have no hesitation in using nick again

  • Move steps and lay patio slabs

    I posted a job for my steps to the rear garden to be moved and patio laid, Nick offered to view the jobin the evening,he arrived on time and spent time explaining to me what would be involved and pointed out where there may be problems and suggested possible solutions.

    Each day thought the build he started on time as promised and through the job kept the garden and the area clean and tidied up as he went along, throughout the job he ensured that the work that he was carrying out was what i wanted and if there was a problem he took time to explain and offered a solution.
    He finished the garden on time and to the budged that was agreed despite a few of changes to my original idea and extra work that wasn't expected.

    Nick and his team worked very hard every day and i cant fault their work, they worked to a very high standard and paid great attention to detail, both my wife and i are very happy with the finished garden and it looks better than that i imagined it would.

    I highly recommend Nick and have no hesitation in hiring him for further work in the future.


  • Helibar?

    Top drawer work!

    Professionally done, and excellently finished.

    Will definately have Kentishbuilder back again!

  • Garden Wall/Landscaping in Battersea SW11

    Our garden was a steeply inclined, grassy good-for-nothing space and Nick and his team have successfully turned it into somewhere we intend spending every spare Summer moment in! It feels much larger and much more private and when we get the green stuff in - will be even more wonderful.

    The broken wooden fence was replaced by a six foot brick wall - the brickwork is superb.
    A two-tiered patio now replaces the grass.
    Extra features were added as the project went along - at no extra cost - including a much larger flower bed than originally planned, and a step.

    The job ran exactly to schedule and Nick was always on time. For the majority of the project we were out at work during the day and were very happy to give him a key to come and go as needed. The house was cleaned up at the end of each day.

    The project raised several difficulties - especially due to the fact that there was no rear access to the garden and MUCH hard graft was involved bringing the materials to the back and carrying 4 skip-loads of soil (!) and waste to the front.

    Originally we had thought that a series of drains would mean a 3 tier garden, but very early on, Nick let us know he could make it two tier only - even though this meant a lot more soil removal and adjustment - giving us the much more useable space.

    We were always impressed with the care given to how the finished look would be e.g. ensuring the patio slabs were laid so as to be central to the back door, and laying them on cement not just sand; adding the red brick top to the brick wall - because it looks better than all yellow. The extra thought translates to results.

    Would not hesitate to recommend Nick to anyone and hope to be able to hire him again in the future once we start on the house itself.

  • Chiney breasts to be removed from 1930s mid terrace.

    Nick and his team were prompt, reliable, and well priced. They did the work in the allotted time and despite finding a few unpredictable issues with the job stayed positive and dealt with them professionally.

  • Instalation of Gallows Brackets on Chimney Stack

    I chose Nick on My builder for the removal and support of a small chimney stack in a bedroom. This was based on his excellent feedback and it was clear he has much experience in this job as well as a reasonable quotation.
    Nick explained thoroughly what was required and completed the job to specificaion. There were a few issues which turned up during the job which could not have been anticipated. Nick put these right despite it taking more time and matrials. He also removed the took down the whole chimney stack for me and helped bag up the rubble despite only quoting for just the chimney support.
    All in all i am very pleased with the work that was completed and would definatly recommend and use Nick again for this type of job.

  • Brick / Block layer and plaster

    Nick was very punctual on all 3 days. The work carried out was done to a very high standard and throughout the 3 days all of his team were tidy and hard working.
    If we required any further work, we would not hesitate to hire Nick again.

  • damp proofing of cellar

  • Rebuild brick garden wall

    Nick, built an excellent wall, on time and to budget. He did not miss a day, and started promptly at 7:30 each day.
    I would have no hesitation to re hire for other work.

  • Replacement fireplace lintel

    Nick did a great job. He turned up at the promised time, explained what needed to be done and why, tidied up afterwards and kept to the original quote (even though there were a few unforeseen obstacles resulting in extra work to get the lintel in place).

  • Chimney breast removal

    Nick carried out a chimney removal with complicated steel work as specified by the council. He was always on time and was very competitive on price he even informed my neighbours about the work he was carring out. He was very professional and had no problems completing the work to a exceptional standard an even done some extra work for me at no charge! He kept me up to date with every thing that was happening and left every where clean and tidy when he left. If i need any more work carried out nick will be my 1st choice and would highly recomend him to everyone. Thanks Nick

  • Chimney breast removal

    When Nick takes on a job he is totally committed to it. He did a great job removing 2 chimneys for me under difficult circumstances; I’m very pleased with the result. He arrived very punctually every day and was able to come up with solutions for any problems we came across. The building control inspector was impressed with his work.

  • A leak has been found in the roof of victorian terrace

    Nick gave a good price and did double the work of what other tradesmen have quoted me for. He was honest and kept me updated on progress every step of the way and informed me of any problems, always making sure that we saw for ourselves any issues he found before progressing.
    He gave lots of free friendly advice and would be honest and not take carry out work he was unfamiliar with, but instead offer guidance and how to go about it.
    He turned up on time and did the job within the time frame he stated. Overall very polite and professional.
    I've already asked him to help me fix some other problems after the holiday period, so looking forward to seeing him again

  • Gutter unblocking and pointing work required

    Nick was punctual, friendly and pleasant. The job turned out to be more complicated than anticipated. This was due to Nick not seeing job in the flesh, as it was quoted online from a photo and my verbal description.

    He completed some pointing for me instead then turned up next day with assistance to carry out the slightly more complicated job replacing and adjusting the guttering (which also required hiring of different ladder) at an extra agreed budget.

    All in all I was pleased with his work and would recommened him. He also cleaned up well after himself.

  • Damp Wall around PVC window

    Excellent job by Nick. He was perfectly on time, very polite, completed the job in a very professional manor, and tided up once the job was finished as well. I have more work around my home in the near future and I will be using Nick again. Thanks.

  • Repair to chimney/roof

    Very good. Nick was always on time and explained everything he was doing throughout. He got the job done quickly and professionally and for a very competitive price. I will be recommending Nick to my friends and I have already asked him to come and do further jobs at my property.

  • Fitting bird guard to chimney

    Came when he said he would and did the job in good time. The chimney cowl looks good and hopefully will do the job.

  • Repairs to chimney and roof tiles

    As before Nick did a good job

  • putting up front gate

    Kentishbuilder is excellent again! Very reliable, efficient and friendly. Highly recommended!

  • Chimney Removal

    Chimney Stack Removal: I was pleasently impressed Nick & his team were very organised and profesional, the chimney came out very quickly, neatly, cleanly and without any fuss. The bricks were cut out gently, no smashing into with hammers and drills which I've seen before! Nick is a positive guy which is what you want on site, he takes charge, no complaints or fuss just confidence and solutions. The steelwork was A+ professional even the concil inspector is impressed! Very clean job.
    Great Job Nick. Best chimney remover on mybuilder!! Highly Recomended.

  • Demolish part of non-loadbearing wall

    Nick was on time and removed the wall quickly and professionally. He cleaned up thoroughly and even did the washing up! I highly recommend him.

  • Open fire place and brick hearth

    Cannot praise Nick enough. He has been in regular contact, seeks your views before he actually starts the work and delivers excellent results. A great surprise tonight to walk in from work to find a very well built and solid fire place. Nick and his team have done a great job, made a real working focal point to the lounge. My wife was home today and she commented how good the work was. I would thorughly recommend Nicks work and will be placing a job for a front wall with him in 2010.

  • chimney suport

    Supporting a chimney.... Nick has done excatly what he promised, he arrived on time and completed the job successfuly, also on the agreed price. I am more than satisfied with his work and I would recommend his services to anyone who requires it.

    Mr E. Abai , London E15

  • Garden Clearance

    Nick and his team were brilliant. They arrived on time each day, did what was agreed and more (fitting some shelves for no extra cost) and were extremely friendly to deal with. They cleared the overgrown garden, dismantling a shed and greenhouse and chopping overhanging trees. They also did some kitchen work - removing an island unit, repositioning a cupboard and worksurface. In addition they dismantled fitted units in 2 alcoves (filling any holes and restoring the coving above) and removed 2 fireplaces (completing with plasterboard and replastering over). The whole lot was done in 2 days with a lovely tidy clean-up at the end of each day. Thanks Nick, Lee and Liam. Great job.

  • Replace Imperial manhole cover

    Nick does what he says. Arrives on time, works efficiently, does a good job, and cleans up afterwards. What more could anyone ask for? As a result I have asked him to look at another job.

  • Install ventilation in my exterior wall to remove damp

    Nick was here on time, completed the work to the required specification and as per the quote he provided. He has been extremely professional and I would definitely work with him again would the opportunity arises.

  • New window installation in load bearing wall

    Hired to knock through wall and add to windows. Nick and his team are hard working and have produced a good finish. He even threw in some extra work for free. Left the lounge and outside very tidy and clean. I would use him again and recommend him to others.

  • pointing

    Came as soon as he could. Did the job exactly as required; even saved me a fiver.
    Nick is the kind of guy that you would hire again!

  • Fitting a cat flap in an external wall

    Nick did a great job, for something that looked easy but in fact was quite complicated. He took a lot of care over ensuring that the job was well done and he cleaned up afterwards. Thanks Nick - a job well done!

  • Core drilling

    Thanks for completing the job to a tight deadline under a difficult situation. Well done.

  • bricklayer

    Nick is a very sound and reliable builder. He does a really thorough job, turns up on time, and is a thoughtful and genuine tradesman! A real brick!!! Will use again. Highly recommended for anyone looking to get some work done efficiently and to a high standard.

  • Garden cleaning

    Nick and Lee have done a very thorough and professional job. My garden has never looked so clean and tidy. They have even removed all the remaining weeds from their roots rather than just to cut them down which was a very tiring task, and lay down the weed control fabric and tree barks. None of these were included in the quote yet they offered to do it for me without any extra charge. I would have no hesitation to recommend Nick and his team to everyone.

  • Concrete demolition and removal

    Nick did a great job smashing and removing an old concrete garage plinth to make way for more garden. The job was well coordinated, completed on time and very efficiently with absolutely no complaints. I would definitely use Nick again and recommend him to others.

  • repairs roof and chimney areas

    Nick responded quickly to my request. Punctual, trustworthy, efficient and polite, Nick did more than work than he quoted for. He gave us some fantastic advice and I will definately be using him again.

  • Brickwork above leaking window

    Nick's done an excellent job and has been a pleasure to hire. Working late to finish a tricky job on the day agreed but still staying to clean up. He's obviously very hard working, reliable and knowledgable and we would recommend him.

  • 3 sash windows

    what a brillant job nicholas did for me, windows look good as new , nicholas gave me a qoute and said he could start first thing monday morning he gave me a time and showed up dead on this man is is a very hard worker and what he says he means would recomend nicholas to anyone needing anything done.

  • making space and fitting a window

    Prompt start. Polite and friendly team. Nice job done. Highly recommended.

  • Painting

    Nick turned up on time, did an excellent job and tidied up so you would not have known he had been here. I was very impressed and would recommend him to others, and also use him again.

  • laying a gravel drive way

    nick arrived promptly. was always polite and proffessional. we agreed the job and my requirements and he met them. he exceeded my expectations. he was a very competant man who always went the extra mile. the final result of my drive was great. i was very impressed with his competitive quote. and the final product. i would highly recommend nick and his team. he is honest and trustworthy and completes work to schedule and to a high standard.

  • repoint and install brick around window

    Hard working,prompt, polite. Did a great job, more than happy with his work. Thank you

  • Lift slabs & re-point

    Nick arrived on time, completed the job exactly as agreed in the brief and made sure the site was left clean and tidy - can't say more than that. Recommended.

  • Positive Client Reference taken by MyBuilder

    Nicholas did a patio for us in our back garden, he blockpaved our front drive and he did the brickwork and concrete work for our conservatory. He's brilliant, we're really pleased with all his work. He works really hard and he's there when he says he's going to be there. I would recommend him 100%. If I needed any more work doing, I wouldn't call anyone else but Nicholas.

  • Positive Client Reference taken by MyBuilder

    Nicholas did a brilliant job for me, his workmanship is 100%. I hired another scandalous company and Nicholas came to rectify their shoddy work. Nicholas did the foundations and the brickwork for my conservatory and I was really pleased with the work so I asked him to come back to do my patio as well. I've actually planned to call him again because I've got some guttering & fascia work coming up as well.