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General Building

Whether it’s working on a listed building, major renovation work on a house, a new build or fixing a sticking window, we can help.
Quality workmanship, superior knowledge and competitive prices underpins everything we do. We have the resources and experience to ensure your project runs smoothly on budget and on time.

New Builds

If you are planning a new build, whether it’s a large five-bedroom home, a holiday home or a country cottage we have the expertise and experience to make your dream a reality.
We offer a full design and build service working with trusted architects, structural engineers, surveyors and building regulations. We tend to use independent building inspectors as we feel they will give you a better service.
You can rest assured we will work with you through every stage of the project, from start to finish.
Please contact us for an initial free consultation.

Bricklaying & Plastering

Our qualified bricklayers have worked on every type of commercial and domestic project from small garden walls and extensions to factory new builds and large developments.
We work closely with conservationists and use many traditional methods including lime putties and mortars. We also work on listed buildings which require different skills. Also, rebuilds or renovations of chimneys, inglenook fireplaces and multiple flue chimneys can be undertaken.
Many prestigious works and sympathetic repairs have been carried out for The National Trust, English Heritage and The Chichester Diocese.
Our bricklayers have won awards for their skills and workmanship including the much-coveted Golden Trowel and Sussex Construction Design Award.
By employing our own plasterers, you can be sure of an extremely high standard. Modern and traditional methods are to repair, make good or renew.
Services include:
  • Lime Plaster
  • Ceilings, Walls
  • Tacking, Bonding
  • Skimming
  • Dry lining
  • Rendering
  • Coving, Artexing
  • Screeds, Anhydrite, Latex
  • Float and Set
  • Pebble Dashing
  • Hand Coves/Cornices
Please contact us – we would be pleased to discuss any project you may have and answer any questions.

Carpentry & Joinery

If you have any carpentry jobs, no matter how big or small, our highly skilled craftsman can help. Using traditional techniques and modern labour-saving machinery we can make anything made of wood for your garden or home.
Joinery is manufactured using hardwood, softwood, and modern engineered materials. Unlike large joinery manufacturers we can sympathetically replicate identical components for replacement windows, doors and repairs. These skill sets are unrivalled locally when it comes to listed buildings.
Our range of services include:
  • Internal doors, Architraves, Fire Surrounds, Skirting, Dado and Picture Rails
  • Windows, External Doors, Bi Folds, French and Patio Doors
  • Staircases
  • Conservatories
  • Kitchens
  • Cupboards, Wardrobes and Shelving
  • Garden Buildings, Sheds and Fencing
  • Structural and Non-Structural
  • Cut and Pitched Roofs
  • Flat Roofs
  • Loft Conversions
Please contact us for an initial free consultation.

Groundswork & Small Civil Engineering

A professional and bespoke service is available to work with Structural Engineers, providing solutions to sometimes complex problems such as foundation structures and underpinning, excavation, land clearance, pond and lake excavation, silt removal and earth works.
We regularly attend collapses, landslips and subsidence issues for clients and insurance companies and work with the Environmental Agency building culverts and installing both large and small pipework section for water courses.
Projects also include above and below waste and soakaway systems and sewer connections. Also offered is a foul drainage design service to keep the costs of specialists down and we can install all modern forms of micro biotic waste disposals.
Please contact us – we would be pleased to discuss any project you may have and answer any questions.


A wide range of roofing projects are undertaken from repairs to new roofs for all types of properties, both large and small. Kent peg tiles can be replaced which is a skill set that a lot of roofing companies don’t have. Repairs or patches can be sympathetically carried out in the traditional manner using traditional methods.
All jobs are carried out with a realistic approach to what materials are best suited to the location and the design of the roof. Chimneys can be overhauled, and flashings can be installed to provide a complete service.
Services include:
  • Flat Roofing
  • Three Layer Felt
  • Torch On
  • GRP
  • Cold Pour
  • Kent Peg
  • Plain Tile
  • Pan Tile
  • Mathematical Tiling
  • Tile Hanging
  • Lead/Zinc Roofs
  • Tin/Onduline
  • Lead Flashings
Please contact us for an initial free consultation.

Windows & Doors

Modern UPVC windows, doors and conservatories have been expertly installed by us since the ’80s and since that time we have kept pace will all the latest developments
Replacement and new UPVC installations are carried out. Foils, veneers and alternative colours are offered together with Duplex Glazing Systems and Sliding Sash’s.
Maintenance free aluminium is now offered as an alternative to UPVC as are Composite doors which add another range of colours and styles for your consideration.
We are Fensa Registered for Peace of Mind Warranties.
A replacement service is available for fascias, soffits, cladding and guttering. We are happy to give advice and discuss alternative finishes to make your property stand out.
Please contact us for an initial free consultation.

Damp Prevention & Timber Preservation

If there are signs of mould or other forms of dampness in your property, then you may need to consider damp proofing or ventilation.
Damp proofing will ensure it stays dry and clean and it can solve your mould problem.
We have the answers to any questions and can provide help, even if it is only friendly advice.
Our work is covered by 10, 20 and 30 year guarantees dependent on the work plus full insurance guarantees.
Properties with a damp problem require immediate help, don’t let it become a serious issue. Contact us today to arrange a survey to find out where the damp is coming from and how it can be eradicated.

Why use W.Tollett?

We use a chemical injection process which is low odour and cures to form a impervious barrier to rising damp. Adjacent abutting walls are isolated using a vertical damp proof course.
Used in conjunction with our specialist waterproof rendering system, the damp proof course provides a reliable, highly effective and cost effective method for the treatment of rising damp. Specialist replastering following the damp proof installation is essential.
The installed damp proof course prevents moisture rising into the walls, however, due to the effects of ground salts, the walls will not dry out effectively unless the existing wall plaster is removed and replaced using a salt retardant render.

What you need to know about damp proofing

Most modern buildings have some form of damp proof course barrier. This is to prevent water from getting into the brickwork. In older buildings all that was used to stop this was a piece of stone, when this fails it is best to insert a damp proof course. This is usually done with a cream which is inserted into the bricks which stops water from getting into the masonry.

Why you may need damp proofing

Rising damp is one of the most common causes of dampness in a building, it is caused by moisture being drawn up through porous bricks and mortar. Various forms of salt and chlorides are found in this moisture from the surrounding air when drying out. This provides an ideal growing ground for mould.

Installing Damp Courses

Rising damp can develop within walls due to the lack of an effective damp proof course or the omission of damp proofing during earlier construction. In most cases, rising damp is identified by moisture readings obtained around the base of the walls. In more severe cases visible damp patches may appear, along with hydroscopic salts on the wall.
Typically, treatment involves the removal of skirting boards and plaster on the walls to approx. one metre high. Once our surveyor has carried out an inspection we will know the height of the necessary replastering, it can be as high as 1 metre. The damp proof course is installed in the wall by pattern drilling at the base of the wall and injecting a specially formulated injection liquid, until the entire depth of the wall is fully impregnated.

Kitchens & Bathrooms

All types of kitchens and bathrooms can be fitted from traditional to contemporary using well-known kitchen and bathroom designers and suppliers. We will work with our clients to ensure the best use is made of the available space using innovative products and accessories.
We are mindful that in many cases the clients are in the house when we are installing so we ensure that any disruption is kept to a minimum.
Whether you require just a simple replacement WC or a complete redesign we can help.
Bathroom services include:
  • Design and Installation
  • Wall and Floor Tiling
  • Underfloor Heating
  • Alterations
  • Replacing Sanitary and Brassware
Kitchen services include:
  • Design and Installation
  • Replacement Worktops
  • Wall and Floor Tiling
  • New Sinks, Cupboards and Draw Fronts
  • Repairs
  • New Appliances
Please contact us for an initial free consultation.

Painting & Decorating

By offering our customers a complete painting and decorating service we can complete any works we have started. It’s vitally important that the finished result complements any work carried out.
Our fully qualified painters and decorators can carry out any project from small redecoration work right through to commercial decorating and floor painting.
Services include:
  • Lining Paper and Wallpaper Hanging
  • Wallpaper Stripping
  • Interior and Exterior Painting
  • Textured Painting
  • Exterior Wall and Window Coatings
  • Stripping and Burning Old Paint from Woodwork
  • Heritage Work
  • Commercial Projects
  • Floor Painting
  • Schools, Hospitals
Please contact us for an initial free consultation.


No matter what the style of building and whether you need a complete renovation or a one room makeover, we can transform your ideas into reality. There are no boundaries or limitations, our skilled tradesmen will meet and even exceed your expectations.
Thinking of starting a project? then we can help with professional advice to help avoid the pitfalls that can occur during a renovation project.
Please contact us for an initial free consultation.