Bury St Edmunds Builder Specialists In New Build Properties and Extensions.

Due to high demand, Please include any plans for your build in an email to Dtestercontractor@gmail.com

Amongst Suffolk’s Finest

We are Now SafeContractor Alcumus Nationally accredited! We Ensure the health and Safety of all Staff and Clients is in the Foremost of our minds. 

Darren Tester Building Contractor Ltd is a local Builder to Bury St Edmunds operating in and around Suffolk. Over the years we have developed excellent relations with Local Authority Building Control, architects, structural engineers and first class sub-contractors to allow your project to run seamlessly from start to finish. We take pride in our work and can tender for New Build Projects, Extensions, Refurbishment and Alterations including Landscaping and Commercial Projects.

Established in the midst of the credit crisis, Darren strived to create a business with an ethos of quality over quantity, working closely with customers to achieve their dream projects, as well as being a company where people as enthusiastic and compassionate as he is, would want to work and aspire to achieve accreditation's for their work. Nearly a decade on and the company has thrived into a well respected and acknowledged outfit capable of building you your dream home or completing your exciting project.

Whether you are looking to start that new build home or hoping for an additional extension space we can offer the services you need!

Our Services

Free Quotations

We are happy to tender for all projects totalling up to 1 Million Pounds.

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Whether you want to spend a little or a lot we will endeavour to offer the most competitive rates for your specification.

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We can't stand it when costs are hidden and that some building companies add lots of extras at the end of a project.

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Please contact our office on 01284 750326 with any queries you may have.

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We are pleased to undertake maintenance work for letting agencies and private rentals.

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East Anglia Building Excellence Awards 2018

Best Local Builder - Highly Commended

The Team

Darren Tester

Managing Director

As the founder of the company, Darren strives to be the best of the best, allowing his passion and care shine through on every project. He will do his utmost best to deliver a service that is second to none.

Amy Tester


Amy joined the company at the end of 2018, bringing extensive knowledge in customer service, to streamline the running of the office and relations between customer and company.

Doran Swann


Darren enlisted Doran's help back in 2011 when the business started to grow, he helped out part-time but soon became a permanent member. He has a wide range of skills and oversees all our kitchen and bathroom projects.

Richard Simpson


Skilled in all aspects of roofing, Richard came to us with a vast amount of experience under his belt. He will ensure that all your roofing works are undertaken in a professional and timely manner.

Brian Cross


Brian has been training and undertaking our Groundworks since 2016. Nothing is too much trouble for him and he is a valued member of our team.

Paul Day


Paul has been part of the building family from a very early stage. He is the socialite of the team and very easy going. Groundworks alongside painting and decorating are his forte!

John Chester

Carpenter / General Builder

Skilled in many trades John helps run the day to day jobs and has the attention to detail that every customer wants.

Stuart Tester

Carpenter /General Builder

Stuart is Darren's younger brother and has the same drive and attention to detail to deliver excellent workmanship and service. He is a fully qualified carpenter and joiner.

Emma Murkowski

Scheduling / Office Administrator

Emma joined the company in 2017 and is the first point of contact for all appointments and scheduling queries. She organises the team and tracks each job closely, which enables her to keep customers up-to-date with work progression.

Phil Casbard

Plasterer / Painter

Phil has many years experience in the art of Plastering, Artexing, Rendering and Decoration.

Joe Bird-Norris

Apprentice Bricklayer

Joe is completing his apprenticeship at West Suffolk College in bricklaying and is hoping to continue for many more years to come.

Pete Marshall

General Builder

Pete has amassed a whole locker full of skills throughout the years. Now he is retired he pops in a few times a week to help out, and keep himself busy. He is a key part of our team and an experienced Builder.

Contact Us

  • 15 Mercers Road, Bury Saint Edmunds IP32 7HX, UK

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