PE37 8EL


Tel: 01760 721896 (office hours)



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Business hours

07:30 - 17:00 hrs Monday - Thursday

07:30 - 16:30 Friday.


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News and Projects in Progress


Please note that all the photographs on this website are projects completed or under construction by R & I Builders Ltd.

Testimonial - Oct 2021

 HIGHLY RECOMMENDED I highly recommend this company. No hassle. Prompt and highly efficient and everyone involved was polite and pleasant. They completely removed any worries and completed a first class job without any delay. A completely stress free experience at very reasonable cost. G.Sorrell, Swaffham

Testimonial - Oct 2021

Good morning John,
Sorry for the delay in letting you know about the building control visit. They visited last Thursday 7th and it passed with flying colours. We have received the Completion Certificate.
Thank you and your team for the excellent job. We would certainly have no hesitation in recommending your Company.
Also many thanks for dropping the keys round.
Best wishes 
Robert and Hazel Chapman

Testimonial - Sept 2021

RE-ROOFING PROJECT Good service from start to finish, kept me updated throughout the contract. Job completed within the timescale given. Would highly recommend and use again. - Mr West, Necton

Testimonial - Oct 2020

RE-ROOF Great workmanship and value for money. Good to be able to use a local business that you can trust. Would have no hesitation in using them again. Great to have that feeling of security that our roof is going to be good for many years to come. - Mr & Mrs Moss, Necton

Testimonial - Mar 2019

Good afternoon John
Painting complete and we are looking good.
We are delighted with the project from first enquiry to completion.
Thank you so much 
Alan and Pat

Testimonial - Dec 2018

Lovely letter received from clients.

Testimonial - Aug 2018

It is rare to find the words,organised, builder and very in one sentence, but with R&I they can appear in each and every project every day. - Mr Brian Reynolds- Aug 2018

Testimonial - Aug 2018

Thrilled with the work carried out by R & I Builders to my property, great finish. 9 weeks on site - knocking down three walls, building up one - rsj fitted. Plastering walls and ceilings, fitting new kitchen and bathroom, after removing existing kitchen and bathroom, plus other jobs!

Great team - would definitely recommend. Thank you very much. - Suzannah Coke - August 2018

Testimonial - Jan 2018


" I write on behalf of the Village Hall Committee to thank you so much for your support, advice and excellent communication given throughout Stage 1 of our recently completed Accessibility Project. We really appreciate your willingness to produce invoicing in line with the outlines required by WREN. It made our grant figure work so much easier to input onto their online framework. We are so pleased with the finished work and users of the hall are now able to enjoy much better up to date January 2018facilities than previously. We hope to be able to attract more bookings due to the inclusivity.
May I take this opportunity to wish you and your firm a very happy and prosperous 2018.
Secretary - on behalf of the Beachamwell Village Hall Committee.

Testimonial - June 2017

Testimonial - June 2017.
Dear John, enclosed please find our cheque for the door. We are very pleased with the door and would like you to express our appreciation to Stuart for doing a really smashing job, with super attention to detail, Many thanks, Mrs P.Davison.

Testimonial - May 2017

John ,
Thank you for the stainless steel and for yet another wonderful job completed by Justin 
We love our new kitchen as always the work undertaken was done in a professional,efficient and timely manner .
It's so nice to have a company that one can trust.
Please find attached before and after photos 
Mr & Mrs Tilbury

Testimonial - Mar 2017

Testimonial - March 2017 - Just wanted to say thank you for the superb job on repairing the bay window Justin did a wonderful job he was as always polite, professional and like all of the team a pleasure to meet. - Mrs Tilbury - Dereham, Norfolk.

Testimonial - Mar 2017

Testimonial - March 2017 - Polite.Tidy.Job done Thank you, superb workmanship - Mrs Grice, Dereham.

Testimonial - Mar 2017

Testimonial - March 2017 - Many thanks for the excellent workmanship - the job looks superb! I appreciate the prompt attention, it was really appreciated. Again many thanks for your guys, they were very pleasant, very tidy and did some good work. Kind regards to all. Alison Sykes.

Testimonial - Nov 2016

Morning John,

We are pleased with what has been achieved. Your employees are examples of top standards of workmanship and team work. Their customer relations are excellent. We can't speak more highly of you and your company. Thanks for all you do.

Mr & Mrs C. (Swaffham, Norfolk.)

Testimonial - July 2016

" Dear Sirs,
Enclosed herewith cheque being payment for refurbishment work on the garage.
Have to say that both of us are very pleased with the work done and that we wouldn't hesitate to recommend your company to others.Please extend our thanks to Stuart for his efforts in getting the job completed to a very satisfactory standard.
Yours Faithfully,
John Chick."

Testimonial - July 2016

Hi John,

We are really pleased with the garage, it looks great. Thanks to you and your team for doing such a good job.


John A. Stuart-Clarke 

Testimonial - April 2016


Thank you very much for all the hard work - we are really pleased with the Garden Room,

Mr & Mrs Ward

Testimonial - Mar 2016

Greetings John. Neighbours and passers-by have stopped to tell me how impressed thay are with the quality of work that is going on. In my view, there is no substitute for craftsmanship. 

Richard B.

Testimonial - Nov 2015

from Mrs Holmes, Swaffham, ..."Thank you for acting so quickly to send someone to replace my door" - Nov 2015

Testimonial - Nov 2015

Christine Tilbury – 5 starFantastic workmanship,the team were professional efficient ,polite and extremely hard working.
We are delighted with our new extension and the space it offers us.
From the planning stage (thank you Adrian from Beeston Architects)to the completed room R and I have supported and guided us.
IF YOU WANT THE BEST .....this company is for you 
Bob and Christine

Testimonial - Nov 2015

Thank you for all you have done, we would not hesitate to recommend R&I or use again ourselves, everything has been dealt with very professionally and to a high standard.
Sadie & Tim Garrod 

Testimonial - Oct 2015

 I just wanted to say how very happy we are with all the works that you have undertaken for us. I think that everyone has done an exceptional job, worked to a very high standard and always left the place tidy and organised. Its all gone to plan and the end result is looking like it is going to meet all expectations.
Thank you for fitting this work into your programme, for the help in covering the extras that occurred along the way and for finishing everything in such a timely fashion. If ever you have a client who is looking for a work reference or if there is any testimonial that I can give then I would be more than happy to do so for you.
Let me know when you are free to talk through the next set of works.
With thanks and regards

Testimonial - Sept 2015

Hi John,

Thanks for that and the roof cost wasn’t as bad as I’d feared! Good timing with this torrential rain too. 
Excellent work as always, the boys are always so professional and friendly and really clear up after themselves….well trained!
Many Thanks

Testimonial - July 2015

recieved in a 'thankyou' card...

To John & all at R & I, thanks for our lovely home. We are so pleased with the work, miss having you around.

Mr & Mrs Stevens, Necton.

Testimonial - April 2015

Dear Sir,
Please find enclosed our cheque to cover the works completed at the above address. As I was away I did not get the chance to speak to you in person, but we are very pleased with the finished product and wanted to thank you. As you will have realised the front elevation of the roof will require some attention at some time. I hope you will be prepared to undertake this job too. 
Carol Stubbs.

Testimonial - April 2015

Dear Mr Thompson,

Please find enclosed cheque for the works done at Ickerbuilding.

Thank you for a very tidy, utterly stress free, good job.

Regards, Margaret Skinner.

Testimonial - Mar 2015


Thank you so much for fitting us in and for doing such an excellent job in such a speedy and professional manner.

All the staff were super - special mention to Stuart who did most of it.

Thank you ,


Testimonial - Feb 2015

Hi John
Thanks for coming to look with mum today - she is really pleased with it, as we are. Thanks for your time & patience, especially when mum was not well, you really helped take the worry away! Thank all your men for us too - they are a lovely bunch, and looked out for mum when she wasn't so well - it was really appreciated.
If anyone wants our opinion of your professional services, we would be happy to sing your praises!
Hopefully, we will require you again - we just don't know when yet! Rest assured we will speak to you then - no hesitation!
Many thanks again

Testimonial - Jan 2015

Dear John
I cannot thank you enough for sending Justin and Ashley to move my dishwasher. As always they were brilliant I do not know what I would have done without the help of R&I Builders thank you
Gwyneth Whitfield

Testimonial - December 2014

Good morning John
Received your message about the guttering, please dispose of it.
Been and looked yesterday, you have done a good job thank you. Your invoice will be paid by bacs today.

Testimonial - September 2014

John - Thankyou for the wonderful annexe/extension conversion you have helped us create - Mr & Mrs Richardson - Sept. 2014

Testimonial - July 2014

I wasn't here on Friday when everything was finished off.  I wanted to say thank you, we are delighted with the bathroom, the team of guys were all very good.  They kept mess to a minimum, were easy to have around and attention to detail and standard of work was really good.  Please pass on my thanks to Justin.

Testimonial - June 2014

I would just like to thank you and all your staff for the excellent job you have all done in building our new kitchen, wetroom and patios.   The motivation and considerate attitude of your workers is impressive and rare especially in the workforce of today. You proved it was the right decision to wait for R&I Builders.  Thank you.
Gwyneth Whitfield

Testimonial - May 2014

Evening John
Please pass on our thanks to all for the great job done on our house. We are all really pleased with the new shower room and the house already feels warmer. 
All the best

Testimonial - April 2014

Extract from email received from clients Construction Design & Management Co-ordinator (CDMC) for work at West Acre (new build chalet)


I must admitt the information you have sent has been more comprehensive than any other contractor we have dealt with so far, thank you.

Nigel Brown
CDM Coordinator
Grand Old Oak Developments Ltd

Testimonial - Mar. 2014

Dear Sirs,

Please find enclosed cheque for invoice 5204.

Thanks for a good job well done,

John Goodman (Mundford)

Testimonial - Nov. 2013


I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for a very professional job and for finishing the work in the agreed timescale.

I must mention the roofer, who worked so hard in sometimes very bad weather conditions. He did a very skilledjob and obviously takes a great deal of pride in his work.

Thanks once again,

Mr Hogg. - Nov 2013 -North Norfolk.

Testimonial - Sept. 2013

Hi John,

Just a line to say thank you.

I have now got a wonderful home which was built with skill and care.

John you and your team are trustworthy, courteous and excellent at their particular skills,from brick work to carpentry,I had no problem in leaving you to continue the build while I was away.

Thank you Margaret

Testimonial Sept 2013

Dear John

We are very pleased with the work; it has turned out really well. Your guys were very tidy and worked with us in resolving any issues as they arose. Your advice and assistance was much appreciated.

Thank you,

Yours Sincerely,

Mr Bunn. - September 2013 - Swaffham

Testimonial - July 2013

Dear Mr Thompson,

Enclosed herewith cheque to cover the cost of insulating and decorating the Sun Room as agreed.

I am certainly very pleased with the final result, and would not hesitate to recommend or call you again if the need should arise,

Thanking you, 

Sincerely Yours,

Kathleen Saunders - July 2013. - Swaffham

Testimonial - June 2013

Dear John,

We wish to thank you for a great job. The finish is professional, we are delighted. 

Thanks again, Jim & Lynn. June 2013

Testimonial - April 2013

Please find enclosed cheque for the building works carried out at the above address as quoted.

Many thanks again for a professional, efficient and organised refurbishment.

Mr Whant - April 2013

Testimonial - March 2013

Please find enclosed cheque for works carried out on our bathroom refurbishment. Thank you for your time, care and impeccable work. Your team are to be praised. We are pleased we waited for you, and shall recommend your company to others,

Kind regards,

Mr & Mrs Wicks, Necton, Mar 2103.

Testimonial - March 2013

Thankyou for your services and the courtesy of your work force.

We would have no hesitation in recommending you in the future,

Yours Sincerely,

Mr & Mrs Davies, Necton - March 2013

Testimonial - December 2012

Thanks again for your superb organisation & very high standard of works, no 11 is now just right for us. Your creative ideas John, have also enabled us to achieve the level of comfort we desired. The work force were exemplary. 


The R & I Builders 'brand' is fantastic! look forward to seeing the team next year.

 C & M Chacksfield (dec 2012)

Testimonial - November 2012

Hi John,

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the work that you have done and also to pass our thanks onto all the lads.
Everything was done with a minimum of mess or dirt and when we had queries, they were always answered.
Although we were "invaded" by workmen, it did not feel as if we were living in a building site - although we were!
We would have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone.
Once again, many thanks.
Joan (Nov 2012)

Testimonial -September 2012

Hi John,

Just to say a big thankyou for doing such a lovely job with the cartlodge. It looks very splendid and is being greatly admired by everyone! It really has turned out so well. 

Thanks too for keeping within the estimate which we much appreciate. 

Kind regards,

Jenny & Peter.  (Sept 2012)


R&I Builders have been involved in various projects on our property since 1983. These have included initial repair & grant aided work; the erection of a linked garage; a first floor bathroom extension & most recently in 2009, the complete renovation, modernisation & integration of two cottages into one dwelling.


They have been flexible in their approach, having been asked to work under the instructions of an architect or to provide a complete project management service or just to work alongside us.


Often they have had to undertake the work whilst our family have been living around the construction; a true test of a good working relationship.


They have always provided a quality, professional service and it has always been a pleasure to have the team on site. They would be our first choice for any future building projects we may undertake.

                                                                                            AJ & SK Scholey


Hi John 
Can I take the opportunity to say how much we are enjoying the extension and to thank you for all your forbearance and patience with my slow decision making! You and your team made it very easy for us, and minimized any stress or inconvenience, which was much appreciated.
Best wishes


'An exceptionally well planned and organised project producing a unique and confortable home' Mr R.Ward (client)


'We found your team punctual, cheerful and they left the site very tidy'


Mr Mincedorf.



'Hi John,

I went to Wilkes Drive, Norwich yesterday afternoon and saw Richard & Angela who are both very pleased with the job now that it is finished. You will be pleased to know that they were full of praise for your workforce and the job that they have done for them'

Mr W.Tawn (Tawn Landles/Raf Benevolent Fund)