A Family Business
Established in 1979

Bowles Building has established its long standing reputation of high quality workmanship and a friendly, trusted service within the Sussex and Surrey area.

Our multi-disciplined team offer a variety of services including general building, bricklaying and carpentry, with over 40 years experience. We are proud of our diversity of creative projects from complete house builds and barn conversions to interior alterations, patios and driveways.

Back Garden BBQ Project - Summer 1989

How we can help

We provide an extensive range of services from new build developments, kitchen and bathroom refurbishments, block paved and resin driveways to conversions and extensions. Get in touch to see how we can help.


Inspired to build a new home to your very own specification? Discover our portfolio of new build projects and large scale conversions.


Wondering how to expand your living space or dreaming of open plan living? Be inspired by our extension projects.


Looking to extend your living space into the garden? Find out how we can create seamless living spaces inside to out.


Whether it’s the loft or basement, we’ll help you achieve the maximum space within your properties footprint.


Are you considering how you could improve your curb appeal? Find a driveway to suit your budget from resin to block paved and more.


Make your house a home, bursting with personality from wall to wall. Take inspiration from our kitchen & bathroom refurbs along with everything in between.

I worked closely with Sam on a project recently and his communication skills were excellent throughout the project. He assisted... the design team solve complex problems with ease. Really recommend Sam and his team.read more
David J.
Have used Sam and his team several times over the past few years and couldn't have had a better experience. Always punctual and... communicative, honest and reliable, friendly and a pleasure to have in the home. Nik worked like an absolute trooper for our recent bathroom refit and genuinely cared about all aspects, finishing to a very high standard.Highest recommendation, already getting them booked in for our next project!read more
Harri H.
Sam and his team built us a lovely patio. Working out exactly what we wanted with very little mess in poor weather conditions. We... would highly recommend them.read more
Des M.
Sam & his team have done two phases of work for us as part of an ongoing renovation, and we have been so pleased that we plan to... have them complete a larger 3rd phase for us this year. As well as completing the work to a high standard, Sam is a pleasure to work with. We trust him not to do anything unplanned or unexpected, as throughout the work he kept us informed, and collaborated closely with us on decisions and problem solving.read more
Chris M.
Sam and his team (Bowles the younger) have recently completed a large architect designed extension for me over a period of 5... months. The project was challenging on a number of fronts. It involved initial landscaping over a large area, ground works, steelwork on 4 sides of the 9x5m extension, integration into the current build, GRP roofing, fitting out, flooring and over 100m2 of porcelain paving.Sam is an energetic individual whose technical skill is without question. Projects like this are invariably fraught with unforeseen problems and Sam was always ready with alternative options with an eye on cost. He did the job I would have liked to have done myself. The team were always cheerful, punctual and never wasted time waiting for the material shortages caused by Covid. I would have no hesitation in recommending Bowles Builders.read more
Richard N.
Project was the conversion of a dead-end piece of road to a garden involving groundworks, landscaping, fencing, brickwork,... bespoke flint wall work and turf laying. Excellent communication and engagement right from the beginning of the project — from quote through to completion. Flexible and adaptable throughout too. Could not have been happier with the finished result — exactly as I imagined it.read more
Michelle O.
Sam and his team renovated a workshop building and built our patio, and completed the work to a high standard. He communicated... really well; swiftly engaging us in any design decisions needed and keeping us updated on the timings of the works and liaising with specialists. The team were a pleasure to have around - polite, friendly and helpful. We're looking forward to working with them on the next phase of our renovation.read more
Jo S.
Bowles Building completed a great kitchen fit and interior remodelling project that included a lot of redecoration as well. ... Everyone that worked on the project was extremely professional and a pleasure to have working in our home. Sam took great care over the work and also explaining everything as the project progessed, always being on hand to discuss things. I have already recommended his company to other friends who want similar projects completed and would be extremely confident they would do a good job. We're already discussing another project with Sam for next year.read more
John L.
Bowles Building completed a great kitchen fit and interior remodelling project that included a lot of redecoration as well. ... Everyone that worked on the project was extremely professional and a pleasure to have working in our home. Sam took great care over the work and also explaining everything as the project progessed, always being on hand to discuss things. I have already recommended his company to other friends who want similar projects completed and would be extremely confident they would do a good job. We're already discussing another project with Sam for next year.read more
John L.
We used Bowles Building for a kitchen extension and install and we couldn't be happier with the process and final result. Iain... managed everything from skip delivery to plumbers/electricians and we didn't have to worry about anything. All contractors used were equally as friendly and professional as Iain and Al. They cleared up their equipment every day and left everything in good order. Iain advised us throughout the process and we would not hesitate to recommend them for anybody else thinking of building works. 5*!read more
Samantha M.
Bowles Building to my rescue!I’d started to think getting my kitchen/diner partitioning wall knocked down was never going to... happen. Then whilst out walking I spotted the BB van and thought right I’m going to talk to these guys. By chance I ended up talking to Sam (the son of the father and son business) ………to start nothing related to building (long story) but then I spoke about what I wanted doing. I emailed him soon as I got back from my walk, then the same evening Sam was in touch and we got the ball rolling.Sam was round to look at the job within the following week, he put me completely at ease regarding load bearing walls and potential options if needed, he went through the process and clear up of the whole job then submitted me a quote a couple of days later. We then had Bowles Building complete the work within a couple of weeks, Sam knew we wanted it done asap so managed to schedule us in just before Christmas. He was in touch every step of the way, before during and after.The job was completed as per our discussions and I couldn’t be happier with the outcome, very tidy, clean and respectful of the job and your property.Bowles Building will be round again very soon to work on many more of my house projects, I’m extremely happy with their work and service so don’t hesitate getting in touch with them.read more
Iain, Sam and the boys recently completed a large kitchen extension including ceiling lantern windows and bi fold doors. They... also built a large patio, overhauled a sad looking lean-to and re laid the drive. It has been a long project and my wife and I are both very pleased with the end result and would highly recommend the team for any such similar building project.read more
Ian and the team did a great job, sorting our (large-ish) roof job at short notice. This is the second time we've called on... Bowles Building and I can say they are both highly skilled and dependable. They are definately the GoTo builders for reliability and price.read more
Richard W
3rd time using Sam (&lee) so speaks for itself. Always a first class job. Thanks
Irene R.
Iain and the team did my semi extension and renovation. I just love the finished result. I am very OCD. The attention to... detail was superb and the project management excellent with no delays despite us finding problems along the way. They come highly recommended.read more
Jennifer H.
Sam did a wonderful job renovating our kitchen and bathrooms. He is very reliable, honest and friendly. He finished everything to... a very high standard. I could not recommend him highly enough.read more
Cameron R.
Bowles Building have carried out a number of refurbishments in my home, including my kitchen and bathrooms. Their quality of work... and an eye for detail is fantastic. They made a real effort to keep the workspace clean and tidy throughout the project. I would recommend them to anyone in search of a reliable, professional and high quality building company in the Sussex area. Thanks guys!read more
Alexander H.
Bowles’ did a cracking job for my wife and I. Delivered to time, budget and to a high quality standard. Deadline was Xmas and we... were in, couldn’t ask for more. Great guys too.read more
Adam L.
"Can fully recommend Bowles Building. They did the extension to our house, helping with the practicalities of design and making... good suggestions throughout the build. They were really nice to have around the house and we have used them again several times since."read more
neil B.
We've had great service from Sam. Hacking off render and replacing with new, along with associated work, and then re-decorating.... All done to a very high standard and with care and attention to detail. 5star review from me.read more
Mark T.
Bowles Building did an amazing job revamping my bathroom and tiling the floor in my conservatory and I love it! Professional and... so friendly, the guys turned up when expected and worked really hard completing the project on time to a really high standard. Such a pleasure to do business with, I can't recommend them highly enough.read more
Suzie Perrott (.
king of curves, Sam's your man! very pleased with result. Thanks Sam
Ann J.
Bowles Building have worked for us on a number of different projects over the years, including a Utility Room extension to a very... old cottage, re-rendering of said cottage, fitting out of a Utility Room in a new property, upgrading of a new cloakroom, creation of a new lounge and study in that property as well as a new patio area etc. With every job, they have added their own very special mark - their vision for changing a simple extension/alteration into something unique and special is second to none. The extension works have been exceptional - everyone has said that it is impossible to distinguish (both externally and internally) between the old and the new! It's always been a pleasure to work with Bowles Building - they are exceedingly polite, very tidy and their passion for what they do is second to none. We certainly recommend them VERY highly and would not hesitate to ask them to work for us again if we ever need more work to be done to our house!read more
Joyce D.
I had an extension/downstairs toilet constructed by Bowles Building last year and I was over the moon with how it turned out.... They went above and beyond to deliver the best quality and finest customer service along with everything I had hoped my extension would be. Their aim to please and attention to detail really separates them from other builders in the area. They are very friendly and always made an effort clean up at the end of the day. Would highly recommend and would use them for future work on the house.read more
Sharon C.
Highly recommend Bowles Building - had our downstairs knocked through and refurbed and couldn't be happier. Friendly and... approachable, great communication, amazing attention to detail and finishes. They really care about every aspect and highly skilled too! Will certainly use again for future projects.read more
Harriet H.
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