Abstract Building Co

I have been in the building industry since leaving school in the mid 70s. I first started out learning all aspects of groundwork, and progressed from there over the years.


  1. Extensions
  2. Groundwork & Foundations
  3. Bricklaying
  4. Repointing
  5. Driveways (Paved & Loose Surface)
  6. Tarmac Surfaces
  7. Restoration & Refurbishment
  8. Landscaping
  9. Garden Maintenance
  10. Decking
  11. Demolition
  12. Waste Clearance
  13. Fireplaces & Flues
  14. Fencing
  15. Stonemasonry

About Abstract Building Co

Since meeting Martin, the architect in the late 80s, we have formed an assocition, and have worked for clients such as Microsoft, Broad St Mall Reading, Chelsea Village, Prudential, Persimmon Homes, 3m, to name a few.


Myself - 40 years of practicle experience.

My partner - BA Hon: Dip Arch: RIBA. We are a small building company comprising of a partnership of myself, with 38 years building experience, and Martin Dale, an architect with 40 years experience drawing and submitting plans, liasing with local authorities and clients, and project management. We cover most aspects of construction, from inception to practical completion.

Latest reviews

  • New large Driveway

    Abstarct paving already came highly recommended to us from a friend who has work done, so thought we would call them to come and price our garden patio and driveway. Steve came to our house with portfolios and brochures which gave us a wide range of layouts and material ideas. We spoke about different ideas and possible designs and Steve gave us useful feedback and guidance to help us decide our plans. We knew straight away that we wanted to go ahead with Abstract. Once we recieved the estimate we booked them in to start. The work men arrived promptly and were very polite. They worked consistently throughout the day and always left the job tidy at the end of each day! The standard of the job is above and beyond our expectations! We are so thrilled with the results that we plan to have Steve and his team back this summer to continue with our top garden. Overall a very professional company and we would highly recommend them to anyone.

  • Garden wall & patio.

    We are absolutely delighted with the work that Steve and the team delivered. The whole team created a wall, patio and steps that have transformed the garden. Christian, Jim, Graham and Steve were a real pleasure to work with: they left the site safe, clean and tidy every day and when the job was done they left everything perfect. Everything was delivered to time and budget and to a very high quality.
    We would definitely recommend Steve and Abstract Building Co to anyone who wants a quality job done to a very high standard - built to last!
    Thank you!

  • Blocked paving

    made a good job paving my driveway and would recomend him .