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The Honest Builder

Winchester, Hampshire
+Approved member since 2011

Services and skills

  • Bricklayer

    5 skills


    Dry Stone Walling

    Emergency Bricklayer Service

    Flint / Stonework


  • Driveways / Patios / Paths

    12 skills

    Block Paving

    Concrete Driveways

    Driveway Cleaning / Sealing

    Driveway Repair

    Driveway / Patio Design

    Emergency Driveways / Patios / Paths Service

    Gravel / Shingle Driveways


    Patios / Paving

    Permeable Paving


    Tarmac Driveways

  • Builder

    1 skill

    Property Maintenance / Repair

  • Drain / Sewer Clearance

    6 skills

    Blocked Drains

    Drain Installation

    Drain Relining

    Drain Repair

    Drainage Investigation

    Soakaway Clearance

  • Gardener

    2 skills

    Garden Clearance

    Garden Maintenance

  • Groundworks

  • Landscaper

    1 skill

    Grounds Maintenance

  • Mobility

    1 skill

    Access Ramp Indoor / Outdoor

  • Plasterer

    9 skills



    Dry Lining

    Flat Ceilings

    Lime Plastering

    Pebble Dashing / Rough Casting




  • Roofer

    4 skills

    Chimney Cowlings Installation

    Chimney Cowlings Repair

    Chimneys Installation

    Chimneys Repair

  • Tiler - Tiling

    7 skills

    Brick Tiling

    Floor Tiling

    Natural Stone Tiles

    Plain Tiles

    Porcelain Tiles

    Slate Tiles

    Wall Tiling

  • Windows / Doors / Conservatories

    3 skills

    Conservatory Installation

    Patio Doors Installation

    Patio Doors Repair

  • Services

    4 services

    • Domestic Work
    • Commercial Work
    • Free Estimates
    • Insurance Work Undertaken


Customer reviews

Overall ratingin last 12 months

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  • Workmanship9.86 out of 10
  • Tidiness10 out of 10
  • Reliability10 out of 10
  • Courtesy10 out of 10
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327 Total Reviews

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

  • Filling a driveway pothole


    Darren was great. Very friendly and great with communication. He was also able to accommodate me very quickly and seemed to make sure to go the extra mile to ensure the work lasted. The tarmac does look to have shifted and crumbled in places so I hope it's okay, but it might just be this is what tarmac does naturally.

    Location: SO23
  • Paving, pointing brickwork, raised beds, brickwork

    10Verified Review

    Darren bravely carried to all the work in terrible weather conditions, with good will and to a very high standard. It really lifted my spirits when all was completed, and he is Honest by name and Honest by nature.

    Location: SO32
  • Repointing a flint wall in lime mortar

    10Verified Review

    Darren carried out lime repointing work for a flint wall and repaired a crack on my house. Darren came very quickly to look at the work and took time to talk through what needed to be done. Darren was very accommodating in picking up extra bits that needed doing whilst on site. The work was of a very high standard and left areas clean and tidy. I would highly recommend Darren.

    Location: SO23
  • Replacing patio tiles that had been lifted by tree roots, and regrouting whole patio

    10Verified Review

    Prompt, efficient, skilled, made an old patio look like new, nothing was too much trouble, left the garden completely tidy and immaculate.

    Location: SO23
  • Rebuild and repoint of flint wall

    10Verified Review

    Darren and his team are highly skilled and did a brilliant job rebuilding one and repointing another flint walls at my property.

    Location: SO32
  • Repointing

    10Verified Review

    Darren repointed our Victorian house in lime mortar. Darren was exceptionally communicative throughout and even juggled other projects to accommodate us as our scaffolding (arranged by a separate contractor) was delayed. During his works, he also cleared our properties cavities which had become filled with debris and was contributing to damp issues. Darren’s workmanship was excellent and we have already recommended him to several neighbours and friends. Darren’s original quote was competitive and he stuck to it, even in the face of delays due to terrible weather.

    Location: SO15

Company profile

  • OwnerMr Darren Hitchins
  • Member Since2011
  • Public Liability InsuranceSelf-Certified
  • AccreditationsChecked
  • AddressChecked
  • IdentityChecked
  • Checkatrade T&C'sSigned
  • VATNo
  • Company typeSole Trader

Company info

The Honest Builder has been trading for over 15 years and Darren, the owner, has worked in the building trade for over 30 years. We have a reputation for being reliable and conscientious completing work to an excellent standard whilst being competitively priced.

Over recent years, The Honest Builder, has been in great demand for repointing work to houses in Winchester and the surrounding areas.


We have built a good relationship with the local Lime Centre and can professionally repoint your property to English Heritage approved standards in either a lime mix or sand and cement dependant on requirements. Scaffolding is arranged as necessary and everything is left clean and tidy.

Over 2,000 conservatory bases built for happy customers. You supply the conservatory and we can build a base to specifications provided.

Price per day for flexible jobs.

Other types of work we are happy to provide as a service are:- 

  • Flint wall repairs and rebuilds.
  • Repointing
  • Chimney Repointing
  • Natural stone patios, Garden walls, landscaping and shed bases.
  • All types of brickwork and knock throughs (Interior wall removal)
  • Door widenings with placement of lintels etc.
  • Remedial works including drainage with clay pipes.
  • Conservatory Bases and surrounding landscaping..
  • Damproofing
  • Steps and ramps built or repaired
  • Loftspace fire walls
  • Disabled access
  • All insurance work undertaken

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Accreditations and awards

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