Building contractors, Southend

Building Contractors in Essex and beyond…

Established building contractors working out of our HQ in Southend, Essex, Blake’s have almost 40 years’ experience stretching across all types of property, including:

Covering the whole of Essex and beyond we’re your trusted building contractors – a one stop shop to make your building project safe, successful and stress-free no matter the size. We specialise in:

  • Repairs and maintenance
  • Plumbing and decorating
  • Kitchen and bathroom refurbishment
  • Extensions
  • Roofing
  • Groundwork and driveways
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Of course, all building work causes some disruption but, as professionals, we take pride in the work we do. The quality of our previous work, the detail in our quotations and customer testimonials speak volumes. See our case studies.

Naturally, we have all the necessary qualifications (SMSTS) and insurances to complete building projects both large and small. On acceptance of the quote, a straightforward project can be scheduled and set in motion. We can also arrange for drawings, building consent and structural engineers’ designs should these be needed.

We take care of your project management so you don’t have to worry about site safety, welfare or a workforce gone AWOL!

You get the new bathroom, classroom or office you need in the agreed timeline! We can simplify this process for you.

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Building for Homes

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With the introduction of the Construction Design and Management Regulations 2015, also known as CDM Regulations or CDM 2015, all domestic construction and trade jobs fall under the HSE. So now you not only have to find a competent building contractor, you are also obliged to ensure they comply with Health and Safety regulations and risk assessments, etc. (RAMS)

It’s a minefield, but you can relax with Blake Contractors. We are SMSTS-qualified so, whilst you will still have a legal responsibility, we are less likely to cause something that you will be liable for. Your project will be carefully managed, finished on time and the site left clean and tidy. Our experience and expertise will ensure you’re delighted with the end result and there’ll be no HSE problems from builders or tradesmen cutting corners.

Use the form to arrange a free, detailed quotation.

Your willingness to tackle an assortment of tasks – extensive, complex or small – with prompt , pleasant and reliable attention from the staff in your office and those working in my home is as always much appreciated.

Homeowner

Southend-on-Sea

Commercial and Industrial Construction

commercial building contractors in Southend

As professional building contractors we’ve got everything covered to make your commercial construction project run smoothly from start to finish. We’re big enough to cope with all kinds of projects but small enough to provide that personal touch. Our success is based on the quality work we produce and always being accessible to our clients.

You can be certain your project is in safe hands with Blake’s. Our experienced staff will manage everything so your job runs smoothly. That means the entire project – materials, equipment, personnel, Health and Safety, building regulation compliance and timeline.

Use the form to arrange a free, detailed quotation.

Working with Blakes was a pleasure. Unforeseen variations were notified along with suggested solutions and were very reasonably priced first time. Interim claims for payment were fair. The Blake management were always on hand with good suggestions for the works. Blake completed within the programme and within the budget to a very good standard of finish. I/we would welcome working with Blake again. Chris Medcalf

Senior Building Surveyor, John Burke Associates, Romford, Essex

Building for Schools

School toilet refurbishment

Having worked with over 200 schools, Blake Contractors truly understand the unique requirements of school renovations, refurbishments and expansion. One of the finest building contractors in Essex, Blake’s are the one stop shop to help schools maintain existing utilities or plan and action exciting new building projects.

Whether your project involves refurbishments, extensions, alterations or repairs to classrooms, playgrounds, toilets and reception areas, Blake Contractors know how to work with schools to manage a successful project within budget and on time. We produce all the relevant documents for health and safety – for example, CDM, risk assessments and method statements. In addition, all staff and sub-contractors are fully DBS checked.

So if you are a school or college based in Essex, London or a neighbouring county in the South of England and you want your building project to be stress free and comply with all legislation, use the contact form to get in touch.

Use the form to arrange a free, detailed quotation.

Re-wire and fit new street lighting including excavation for laying wiring underground and fitting new lighting columns to pavements and car park areas - I have just returned from a site visit at the above site. Please pass on my thanks to all concerned. I am very happy with the finished result.

Keith Spencer

TMIET Electrical Contracts Engineer | Programme Delivery, South Essex Homes, Southend-on-Sea

Not just builders from Southend, we’re building contractors

A builder is an individual who can manage only the smallest of projects. Building contractors, on the other hand, employ multiple builders and tradesmen for contracts of all sizes. In addition, we manage the project for you, to ensure all the tradesmen and women comply with current and updated regulations AND finish their contribution on time, so you’re not stuck with a deserted building site and excuses.

You really don’t need to put yourself through the stress, hassle and uncertainty, do you?

We cover trades such as:

  • Plumbing
  • Gas and Heating
  • Carpentry
  • Plastering
  • Decoration
  • Groundwork
  • Brickwork
  • Rendering, including coloured
  • Roofing
  • Electrical

Blake Contractors liaise with you but handle everything so you can sit back and let the building begin!

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Martin Blake, Blake Building Contractors, Southend, Essex & London

Blake's say...

No ordinary contractors, we’re a family-run business who are big enough to cope, but small enough to care. We have exceptional, professional staff, resources and project management PLUS service with a personal touch.

Dedication to Accreditation

NICEIC Approved Contractor

Blake Contractors are assessed on a regular basis to ensure that we are competent and capable of meeting the relevant technical and safety standards. We are an Approved Contractor which means that we are assessed to the highest standards covering all types of electrical contractors and installations.

We are also registered as a Domestic Installer with NICEIC which is important to comply with the requirements of Part P.

We are registered with the NICEIC for portable appliance testing (PAT).

The Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme

We are accredited by CHAS - The Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme – which means you can be sure that we have been assessed as being compliant with the core criteria described in the CDM regulations for Health & Safety.

ConstructionLine

ConstructionLine means buyers can be sure that we have been vetted to government standards as suppliers to the construction industry.

Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents

As part of our ongoing to commitment to the health and safety of customers and employees, we are members of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents

Our Accreditations

NECIEC CHAS Construction Line NSI Gold BAFE Part 3 BFT Essex Chambers of Commerce DHF Fermax FIA Gate Safe Hik-Vision PAC Paxton SSAIB ROSPA