Our reputation is so important to us, which is why we care so much about the quality of our work. We go above and beyond to look at the finer details of all our clients’ projects, making sure they are completed to the same standards that we would want for ourselves.

We are delighted to receive excellent feedback and regular recommendations from our clients.

Take a look at what some of our clients have to say below:

Syd and Aimee at SBC worked very closely with us on the renovation of our cottage.
From our first meeting with Syd, we were drawn by his warm, personable and honest approach. As the renovation progressed, we always felt reassured by his expertise, knowledge, practical solutions, advice and regular communication. He has a highly skilled team whose workmanship is exemplary.
The quality of the renovation far exceeded our expectations, and we’re not only grateful that SBC were willing to take on the project, but completed it well within the timeframe.
We couldn’t recommended SBC highly enough.
Colin and Claire


Great guy and excellent team. They got everything sorted with a difficult drain and soakaway job. Highly recommended.


The fitting of two Velux windows to our 10-year old top-floor apartment proved a simple proposition for Syd and we are delighted with the result. The work was done in our absence and we returned to an immaculately cleaned apartment with the re-decorations complete and the furniture put back in place.
Brian & Linda


I have had regular meetings and conversations with Syd on a project house that I am doing.  It is an old cottage with many period features that requires a complete refurbishment and I have valued his input and suggestions for this house.  His interest in using traditional methods and materials which support the longevity of the property are a refreshing change, whereas some people would just put modern materials into an old property.  We have recently started the groundworks on my renovation cottage and Syd’s team were hard working and at the end of each day the site was clear and tidy.  I look forward to working with Syd and his team on the rest of the project where we will be looking to use traditional materials and methods where possible.


Wickham Market

Syd had undertaken a range of projects for us over recent years, all of which have been completed to a high professional standard. Syd also offers thoughtful and creative input when assessing potential works, then takes ownership of the job and delivers effective personal service.
Chris & Sally


Over the past three years Syd has been working closely with us, along with other craftsmen, to painstakingly restore our timber framed 15th century cottage. Syd easily develops an open working relationship, thinking around problems even when not on site, bringing forward new ideas and solutions to discuss. His meticulous attention to detail gave us great confidence and our project is now complete. Our cottage has been sympathetically restored and we are thrilled with the result. Syd’s carpentry is of a very high standard and we would highly recommend Sydney Bales Construction to anyone undertaking complex projects.
Julie & Gordon


We would like to say a huge thanks to SBC Services for all the efforts on our extension. We would be in a right pickle if you weren’t able to fit us in and deliver the quality of work you have!

Dealing with nice honest people makes such a difference and really is what stands you apart. I would not hesitate to recommend SBC Services and will certainly use you again for any future work. 

Tom & Faye


We recently had SBC doing some work on our period cottage. We had a rough idea of what we wanted but were so grateful for the advice and help from Syd.

His wealth of knowledge covering all aspects of renovation, both the engineering and décor side of things, was invaluable and we were able to really work together to bring to life exactly what we had hoped for and more.

Syd also brought to our attention other factors that we had not considered and provided us with excellent options in order to provide the best solution. We felt completely in control at all times and were consulted and involved at every stage of the process with excellent communication.

We were nervous about getting used to having people in and working on the house but we need not have been. Syd and his team were a pleasure to have around, being totally respectful to us and our space at all times and it was blissfully easy to carry on with life as normal.

We are over the moon with the results and the experience as a whole, and we are so glad that we chose SBC to help us work to make our new house our own.

Sophy & Laurie


Sydney Bales has worked for us at our listed home for a number of months. He worked on interior plaster repairs, substantial exterior structural repairs involving major joinery work, brick work and exterior plaster work. Apart from being very good at his work he has always been a joy to have working here as he is always reliable, tidy and helpful. We are expecting to be employing him again soon.

Camilla & Andrew


We are delighted with Syd’s work which is much admired by us and our customers. Syd and his team have worked on numerous projects ranging from fencing, drainage, path laying, brickwork and bespoke shed building; all of which have been carried out with care and precision and an eye for detail. All areas of work are carefully discussed and considered and where problems are discovered (in terms of uncovering the unexpected) logic and further consultation are applied and solutions found. We are very pleased to have Syd as our builder and look forward to our continued relationship with him.
Henrietta & Nick


Want to discuss the next steps for your project?

Call us on 01394 822944 or get in touch to arrange a site visit and discuss the requirements for your upcoming project.