Kitchen and Cloakroom Extension

I contacted them for a quotation and from the moment I met Stephen I really wanted their price to be competitive. Right from the outset they have been approachable and professional. As someone who likes to know what is happening and how it works, I found that everyone engaged in this work was polite and ready to answer any questions I had. The end product is better than I could have imagined and is a wonderful enhancement to my home. They have made what could have been a very stressful time very easy. I would certainly recommend them and would use them for any future work I may have.

Thank you again I really do love the finished product and enjoy spending time in it. I have absolutely no regrets in having the work done or in you doing the work.

Mrs. S. Gateshead

New sun room build.

This is the first time I have employed a builder who made me feel like the client.

Everything was explained to me and every question answered clearly without the use of jargon. The workmen were respectful of my home and my family, always leaving the work space clean and useable wherever possible.

The work was co-ordinated so if I was told someone would arrive, e.g. the electrician, then that workman arrived. The only hiccup was the weather and I guess that was down to forces beyond the builders control. All work was completed to the highest standard. I am absolutely delighted with my new sun room, just the ticket. I would have no hesitation recommending this company. If you want a terrific job done, to the highest standard, book these guys.

Many thanks for all the hard work creating my lovely new room. It’s the perfect place to have a nice cold G and T.

What more could a girl ask for?

Mrs B. South Shields

White rendered porch

We have built a porch with County Durham Building company. They did very good job. The whole process was very well organised, the dead line met timely. Stephen, the main contact, who arranged all contractors is a very hard working, dedicated person who is a pleasure to deal with. Minor issues were rectified, the job completed in time. We are very pleased with the results.

L.W. Newcastle

Full bungalow renovation

What we did
CDBJ Ltd removed the flat roof, raised the ceiling heights and built a new pitched roof. The internal wall and door configuration was altered. Bay window built to enhance bedroom, window opening sizes altered to suit new internal configuration. New external doors, garage door and windows. Old render removed and renewed. New boiler and radiators, rewired, new kitchen, utility room and bathroom. New carpet and flooring. The bungalow was fully plastered and painted and thoroughly cleaned by a professional cleaning company. All work was completed and the site cleared within 9 weeks.

Customer Review
I thoroughly recommend County Durham Building and Joinery Ltd. They recently finished a complete refurbishment and update of my bungalow, with walls and doors moved, new kitchen, new bathroom, new windows etc. They were very professional throughout, thoroughly reliable and the quality of the work is excellent. I was consulted on any problems or concerns that arose so I always knew what was happening. I would definitely use them again.

C.B Durham

Design, fit and project manage renovation.

Worked to a very short deadline when the customer was in respite care. Due to circumstances builder was left to project manage job and complete everything.  We were amazed by a job well done and to a good standard. No complaints from neighbours or from us. Professional, kind people to work with and we will certainly use this builder again – Best Company Ever!

P Marshman, Chester le Street.

Roof Conversion

We have no hesitation in recommending to anyone wishing to carry out building work.

Stephen took all the hassle out. Right from the early stages when he submitted and dealt with building regulations / planning submissions, through to the job itself, when he managed the whole project, organising deliveries and having the right tradesman at the right time.

All of the sub-contractors were of good quality and did what we needed when it was arranged to be done. At all times Stephen’s communication was excellent. We knew at all times what was happening and when Stephen said he would do something, it was done.

We are very happy with the final outcome which is better than we’d imagined, and at a cost which showed good value for money. We will be using their services again in the near future and happily recommend that anyone else considering work would be in a safe pair of hands with them.

Mr & Mrs McKenzie, Chester le Street.

Refurbishment of home.

We couldn’t recommend this business highly enough. Everything was completely under control at all times, costs very transparent and every contractor/employee a pleasure to work with. The quality of the work was outstanding with a very high attention to detail. If you are looking for a great job at a great price – call these guys first!

C Huntingdon, Pity Me

Commercial Build.

Stephen listened to my needs when I was looking to open a rehearsal studio and then quickly came back to me, not only with an incredible price, but advised me about ways in which they could modify the build to still meet the criteria required and save me a substantial amount of money.

By utilising their advice and skills I would say I got a better build than I had originally planned and saved over £3000 against other quotes. They sourced the best materials for the job and their tradesmen were excellent. I could concentrate on setting up my new business and leave all the worry of the studio build to them.

The work was to top spec and, very importantly, on time for my opening date. Communication was perfect at all stages – from initial meeting at the premises to the present day, long after the build was finished – this is the aftercare I wish I could receive from all companies.

I recommend this company to anyone.

Neil B. Durham.


This company were fantastic, very professional, from the very start. A company that got back to me immediately to arrange a visit for a quote and provided a written quote that we didn’t have to chase! Amazingly clean and tidy taking into account safety for children (even whilst having a wall removed) with Stephen ensuring work was done to a high standard. Extremely good prep to protect our carpets, reduce mess and dust by sealing and covering everything prior to work commencing. Clear written quote and contract from the outset with no hidden costs – clear what was materials, labour etc. Excellent prompt communication by email telephone and in person and Stephen took the time to explain everything with regards the process including staged invoices. We were so happy with the standard of the work done we recommended this company immediately to friends and would not hesitate to do so again. Our house is transformed!

Catherine, Durham.