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DJB Brickwork & Building

Kennington, Ashford, Kent
+Approved member since 2015
Extension Kennington Ashford Kent

Services and skills

  • Builder

    25 skills

    Agricultural Building

    Brick / Concrete Structural Repairs

    Car Ports



    Emergency Builder Service

    Equestrian Stable

    Extensions / Conversions


    Garage Conversions

    Garden Studios

    General Building

    Heritage Property Specialist

    Loft Conversions

    New Builds

    Partition Walls

    Period Property Restoration

    Project Management


    Repair and Listed Building Specialist

    Suspended Ceilings

    Sustainable Construction

    Tree Houses

    Warehouse Racking

    Workshop Design / Construction

  • Plumber

    1 skill

    Water Mains Specialist (Pipe Replacement, Moling and Lead Pipes)

  • Driveways / Patios / Paths

    7 skills

    Concrete Driveways

    Driveway Repair

    Driveway / Patio Design

    Gravel / Shingle Driveways

    Patios / Paving

    Polished Concrete


  • Services

    5 services

    • Domestic Work
    • Commercial Work
    • Free Estimates
    • 24 Hour Call-out
    • Insurance Work Undertaken


Customer reviews

Overall ratingin last 12 months

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  • Workmanship10 out of 10
  • Tidiness10 out of 10
  • Reliability10 out of 10
  • Courtesy10 out of 10
  • Quote Accuracy100 out of 100
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155 Total Reviews

The reviews below represent customers' views and not the views of Checkatrade

  • Various works needed in the garden - fencing that was broken, re pointing some brickwork

    10Verified Review

    We have used Darren several times for various works on our property. As always, Darren’s work was exemplary, fulfilling the brief given to him, and even going beyond the request by fixing a little wooden shed. Darren is a perfectionist, and this is reflected in the work he does. At the end of the job, he said it had gone quicker than he expected and he proposed to knock a substantial amount off the final bill.

    Location: CT1
  • Side and rear extension

    10Verified Review

    Darren completed our works to a very high standard and he was very professional and a pleasure to deal with. Darren was very reliable and made sure the job ran smoothly and was completed on time - would definitely recommend!

    Location: CT21
  • General House Repair

    10Verified Review

    Darren was excellent through out He replaced our entire kitchen floor including fittings and replaced floor Exterior work done to a very high standard Had a plasterer come in and he did a superb job on the ceilings Timekeeping was excellent and we were kept informed all throughout all the building work ( work didn't over run at all) Even fixed mistakes done by a previous builder Couldn't recommend DJB highly enough will definitely be using them again

    Location: TN23
  • Exceptional standard of workmanship

    10Verified Review

    I can honestly say this company is the unicorn of all builders! I never knew such fantastic workmanship existed in the building trade. They arrived by 8am every day and worked sometimes until 6pm at night and I mean worked! Absolutely thrilled to bits with every aspect of the job - coving, skirting, media wall built, walls knocked down etc - all done to perfection. Nothing was too much trouble, even sorted out previous builders shortfalls! I cannot recommend them enough and will 100% be having them back again.

    Location: TN26
  • Address various water-ingress-related issues on external walls of old barn and indoor re-plastering

    10Verified Review

    It became obvious very quickly that Darren loves his job and that he is very good at what he's doing. The job here was to address various water-ingress-related issues on external walls of a historic converted barn, e.G. Re-pointing, re-build a plinth, re-do brittle brickwork/ragstones, a French drain, and various other issues. Everything was done to our full satisfaction, thereby Darren was always proactive in coming up with clever ideas to address the sometimes quite individual issues we had. Also, excellent communication and very friendly, hence overall 10 out of 10 from us for Darren.

    Location: TN23
  • Built garden retaining wall, repaired brick paved driveway

    10Verified Review

    Exceptional workmanship, Darren never fails to deliver. He takes such pride in his work and it shows in the quality of the end result. He is professional, courteous, punctual and always leaves everything clean and tidy. Would not hesitate to use again or recommend to others.

    Location: TN25

Company profile

  • OwnerMr Darren Allen
  • Member Since2015
  • Public Liability InsuranceSelf-Certified
  • AddressChecked
  • IdentityChecked
  • Checkatrade T&C'sSigned
  • VATNo
  • Company typeSole Trader

Company info

Hi, my name is Darren, I specialise in all aspects of building/restoration, this includes:


  • bricklaying
  • lime mortar work
  • pointing and repointing
  • garden walls
  • retaining walls
  • groundworks
  • drainage and repairs
  • water main repairs
  • excavating foundations
  • extensions
  • garage conversions
  • conservatories
  • new builds
  • new roofs
  • roof repairs, strip, refelt, batten and all lead work
  • fascia, soffit and gutter renewal
  • chimney repairs and rebuilds
  • fireplaces
  • all types of brickwork
  • stone work
  • flint work
  • rendered blockwork
  • detailed bespoke masonry
  • outdoor entertainment areas
  • patios and paving
  • pizza ovens (wood fired ovens) 
  • brick barbecues
  • driveways and block paving
  • renovations
  • timber buildings
  • landscaping and hard landscaping
  • turfing
  • hard stands
  • painting and decorating
  • window fitting


In the last 20 years I have gained a lot of experience and knowledge about bricklaying and general building, but also plastering, groundworks, bathroom tiling, painting, flooring and roofing. If I can't do it myself, I'll know someone who can help me do the job. Located in Ashford, I do jobs all over Kent.

I love putting creativity into my brickwork/work and can bring to life any design in mind. The gallery provides examples of jobs I have completed and how they were created.

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