building contractors in Southend on Sea, Essex

Building Contractors in Essex and beyond…

Blake’s is your established building contractor working out of our HQ in Southend on Sea Essex. Blake’s has over 40 years’ experience stretching across all types of construction work for:

Covering the whole county and beyond we’re your trusted building contractors in Essex – your 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
  • Loft extensions and conversions
  • House extensions
  • Roofing
  • Groundwork and driveways
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Of course, all construction work causes some disruption but, as a professional building contractor, 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 your building projects. Both large and small. On acceptance of the quote, a straightforward construction project can be scheduled and set in motion. We can also arrange for drawings, building consent and structural engineers’ designs should you need these.

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 your loft conversions, classrooms or office block in the agreed timeline! And within budget! We simplify this process for you.

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    Building for Homes

    kitchen refurbishment in Southend Essex

    With the introduction of the Construction Design and Management Regulations 2015, also known as CDM Regulations or CDM 2015, all domestic construction work and trade jobs fall under the HSE. So now you not only have to find a competent building contractor but 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 unlikely to cause something that you will be liable for. We’ll manage all your building services. So your project will be finished on time, on budget and the site left clean and tidy. Our experience and expertise will ensure you’re delighted with the end result… and you’ll have no HSE problems from builders or tradesmen cutting corners. That’s what professional construction work should look like!

    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.



    Your Commercial and Industrial Construction Company based in Essex

    commercial building contractors in Southend Essex

    As a professional construction company, we’ve got everything covered. Ensuring your commercial construction project runs smoothly from start to finish. We’re big enough to cope with all kinds of building 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 all the building services your project demands… 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.

    Estates and Agency Holdings have been using the services of Blake Electrical and Blake Security for at least 20 years, either as direct contracts or via our Agents “Glenny”. We have always found them to be professional, responsive and helpful and I  recommend them to several of  our  Tenants over the years.

    Roger Gill

    Property Manager, for and on behalf of E&A Holdings Ltd, London

    Reliable construction company specialising in building projects for Schools

    Ensuring your construction work is as stress-free as it can be!

    Having worked with over 200 schools, Blake Contractors truly understand the unique requirements of school renovations, refurbishments and expansion. One of the most reliable construction companies in Essex, Blake’s is your one-stop-shop. We’ve helped hundreds of 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 alongside 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 qualified and 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’re looking for a construction company that will ensure your building project is stress-free. AND complies with all legislation… use the contact form to get in touch.

    Use the form to arrange a free, detailed quotation.

    Thank you for ensuring the wiring has been put in very discretely and so the works looks as if it was part of the original building works.

    Thank you very much indeed.


    Head Teacher, St. Joachim's Catholic Primary School

    Building work at St. Mary’s School in Prittlewell, Essex

    Blake’s provided a full range of building services to completely refurbish the old school building, which had been empty for some years.

    School toilet refurbishment as part of a building project for St Mary's School Essexin

    This case study illustrates how Blake’s works alongside the client to accommodate the needs of the school. So the construction work finished on time.

    You can see the stunning improvements in their full glory in this blog post.

    And here’s what the contract administrator had to say about this building project with Blake’s.

    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

    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, not allowed to open. And a load of empty excuses.

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

    We cover all the building services you need. 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 is 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 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 and Memberships