DJB Brickwork & Building

Mr Darren Allen

Kennington, Ashford, Kent
(151 Reviews)
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Approved member since 2015
Call07458 185491

Skills & expertise

  • Builder
    • Agricultural Building
    • Brick / Concrete Structural Repairs
    • Car Ports
    • Concreting
    • Demolition
    • Emergency Builder Service
    • Equestrian Stable
    • Extensions / Conversions
    • Foundations
    • Garage Conversions
    • Garden Studios
    • General Building
    • Heritage Property Specialist
    • New Builds
    • Partition Walls
    • Period Property Restoration
    • Project Management
    • Refurbishments
    • Repair and Listed Building Specialist
    • Suspended Ceilings
    • Sustainable Construction
    • Tree Houses
    • Warehouse Racking
    • Workshop Design / Construction
  • Driveways / Patios / Paths
    • Concrete Driveways
    • Driveway Repair
    • Driveway / Patio Design
    • Gravel / Shingle Driveways
    • Patios / Paving
    • Polished Concrete
    • Soakaways

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.

Contact details

Reviews Summary

Average score based on 6 reviews in the last 12 months
151 Total Reviews

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

Quote Accuracy
(5 Reviews)

Customer Reviews


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

Verified 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
Reviewed in: April 2023

Built garden retaining wall, repaired brick paved driveway

Verified 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
Reviewed in: March 2023

Roof leak

Verified Review

Darren carried out work on our roof , as we had a small amount of water showing on our ceiling. He secured fittings on our shower vent tile and put in new felt around it, .Darren kept me updated all the way through carrying out work and left the place as tidy as when he arrived.

Location: TN23
Reviewed in: February 2023

Flat roof resurfacing and gutter repair

Verified Review

Darren was commisioned to investigate water ingress into my building. Fault was identified and repair work to guttering and flat roof were carried out. Darren kept me informed throughout the process (I was overseas at the time and unable to visit the building in person and it fell to Darren to liaise between me and my tenant) and making sure to explain what need to be done and why. After agreement on the quote. It turned out the repair was going to be more involved that intially thought. Darren kindly only charged me for addtional materials and not labour. The work was done to a high standard.

Location: TN23
Reviewed in: February 2023

Installing a new cat flap in a brick wall

Excellent job well done

Location: TN28
Reviewed in: January 2023

Garage extension

Verified Review

Darren is an amazing bricklayer who knows exactly what you want when you explain it and give him your drawings. He did my garage extension work from start to finish which I'm really pleased with. He is passionate about bricklaying which he should take pride in and it's a joy to see him in action. He definitely knows where to buy the best materials for the cheapest price and knows the right people for the job. He's always thinking about saving the customer some money and I'm amazed with his reputation within the local materials supply community. Highly recommended for all building work.

Location: TN24
Reviewed in: September 2022


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


Works in

Ashford, Tenterden, Faversham, Canterbury, Kent

Vetting Status

Fully Vetted Trade

Self Certified
Company Type
Sole Trader
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Approved member since 2015
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VAT Registered
Company Type
Sole Trader
Business Owners
Mr Darren Allen
Insurance Details
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Current: Self-Certified on: 21/12/2022
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