Building quality on the south coast
Filby Builders are an independent, family-owned building company based in Brighton. We were founded by Bob Filby 40+ years ago and are now lead by James and Mark his two sons. They are joined by their sister Sam and her husband Jason, with Tom and Tom making the complete team. Between us we have the skills and knowledge to deliver any project – we love a challenge!
We operate in and around East and West Sussex, including Hove, Worthing, Peacehaven, Newhaven, Shoreham-by-Sea, Lewes and Burgess Hill. We believe in honest & open pricing which is why our quotes are completely transparent.
We specialise in construction work that is often out of the ordinary, working with local architects to design and build original and spectacular improvements to your home. As well as major structural work, including extensions, loft conversions and open plan expansions, we also undertake interior fit-outs including kitchens, bathrooms and staircases. If your project extends beyond the walls of your building, we can also provide landscaping including garden refurbishments and roof terraces.
Bespoke & tailored to your requirements
Our work is always bespoke and we work with architects, planners and local authorities to ensure that our work on your home is completed to the highest standards of compliance and regulations. No job is too big or too small and we always approach your requirements with imagination and practicality. We provide bespoke carpentry and tailored joinery so you can ensure the finished work is unique, distinctive and of the very best quality.
We had to overcome quite a few challenges
I’ve just completed an extension to my property with Filby Builders and cannot recommend them highly enough. From the initial consultation right through to the final touches, James and his team were excellent to work with, easy to communicate with and were faultless in their work standards. Starting a build 4 weeks before the initial lockdown, we had to overcome quite a few challenges along the way and yet never was there a problem that could not be resolved. The high standard of workmanship is evident in the finished extension and I cannot find fault with the quality of the build, professional standards and materials utilised. The team were always considerate to my requests (I was living onsite for the duration), the surrounding environment and the neighbours, they worked on through horrendous weather and C19 restrictions with a consistently positive attitude. Taking time during the initial consultations to finalise all aspects of the build, costs and timings before the work commenced meant that the project was completed smoothly; James was extremely thorough in communicating on all aspects of the build and made the whole process straightforward. The efficiency and personable approach of the whole team meant that the actual building work was the least stressful part of this whole project and I would not hesitate to use the Filby Builders again for another project.
We cannot recommend them highly enough.
“James and his team worked on our house renovation in 2017 and we cannot recommend them highly enough. They renovated and extended our three-bedroom house including doubling our downstairs floor space and adding two new bedrooms.
We contracted James through a competitive tender process. We were impressed by the full and in-depth tender document they produced and by James himself when we interviewed him. The job was delivered exactly to tender with the only exceptions being changes we made ourselves during the project.
Throughout the 11 months James and his team were on site they were always punctual, polite and helpful. James always came to us with solutions to any issues that arose and delivered everything to budget.
Throughout the job James kept us up to date with schedules and always gave us plenty of notice of any decisions that were needed big or small. We are delighted with the quality of the finished work and are happy to show it off to any of James’ potential future clients.”
Their work ethic is exceptional.
“Filby Builders Ltd completed a very complicated glass extension which involved removing the side of my very old house and retro fitting a modern glass extension to it.
They did a fabulous job: their work ethic is exceptional, always on time, always polite and always tidy up at the end of each day. Their bills are also very reasonable and easy to understand.
I would not hesitate to recommend them.”
No hesitation in recommending Filby Builders
Buying a wreck could have proved to be a horrendous and costly mistake, but for the professionalism and skill of Filby Builders. I now have a home that I couldn’t be happier in. As I live in a small mews, it was important to me that everything was done to minimise disruption to my neighbours. In this, Filbys also succeeded, so much so that my neighbours went out of their way to let me know just how pleasant and respectful the team were, in spite of the challenging environment in which they were working. I have no hesitation in recommending Filby Builders to anyone considering them for a building job. I certainly would not think twice about engaging them again if I was ever to take on a similar project in the future.
We were able to make informed choices
James and his team were fantastic throughout our build. We faced a few unexpected challenges relating to the existing building and every time James gave us options on how to proceed. He clearly explained the differences between each option so we were able to make informed choices. Being able to discuss any questions we had (no matter how small) meant the whole process was much less stressful! We’re delighted with our new extension and would highly recommend Filby Builders