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Mr Cassell

Ed and the whole team at Sturdy Build were brilliant to work with. They got recommended to us by some friends and we could’t be happier with our brand new loft conversion. As the first building project we have done we were prepared for it to be stressful but Ed made the whole process really easy. Moreover, his team were great to have around the house, very respectful of family life continuing around them, they communicated brilliantly, left site/house really tidy and clean and worked really hard to deliver a great job to time. Ed’s online portal was a huge help to us and made keeping track of the project so much easier and any changes, additions or more creative ideas were always met with positive responses and a genuine desire to make them work which was really refreshing.

Our neighbours were really happy and amazed that the scaffolding was up and down in 5 weeks with minimum disruption. The quality of the job is top notch thanks to his passionate and talented team and Ed’s close eye on the project gave us confidence it would turn out exactly as we hoped. I would recommend working with SturdyBuild.

Mr & Mrs Wickham

On the advice of a friend we asked Ed Sturdy of SturdyBuild to give us a quote for some building work. He came to the house, spent at least an hour listening to our ideas, making suggestions that might improve our plans, or make them more economical, and then taking a careful look over the whole house and measuring up, so that he had a clear idea of what we we wanted as a final result. He went away and about a week later he sent us detailed plans of the work we wanted done, together with a quotation and timings.

He had stated that the once the work started it would continue non-stop until the job was done, and he was as good as his word. Carpenters and builders turned up on day one and there was never a day without work taking place. They finished a six-week project within a few days of the planned date. Ed kept to the price on the quotation, and his estimates of the independent trade costs (electrics and plumbing) were very close to the final costs.

The whole job was carried out with all the care one could wish for by a very friendly and thoughtful team of builders who were always happy to explain what was happening or to listen to what we wanted, and kept the place as clean as possible. Ed himself was often on site, and always available on the phone. They did a great job. Ed told us he was not necessarily the cheapest builder in Cambridge, but he tried to be the best, and we are prepared to believe that finding a better would be extremely difficult. We cannot recommend him highly enough.


“SturdyBuild provided a full service from completing the drawings to building the single storey extension with bifold doors, underfloor heating, granite floor tiles (inside and outside) and lantern window. Above all, the finish of the work is outstanding and the liasing between customer and builder was continuous throughout the build, with suggestions of alternative finishes done in a timely fashion.”

Rob Gogin

Right from the first meeting, I was very impressed with Sturdy Build’s professionalism and honesty. We purchased a house that required a total renovation and extension which took 6 months to complete. Ed was able to support us through the design process and also the planning application which was superb. The contract documentation was clear and extremely fair with the staged payment process.

Rob Senior

Ed and his team completed a loft conversion with ensuite for us earlier this year. We were very pleased with the final result and it got delivered on time and on budget. In addition, Ed was on-site every day and the real added value was in his management of the entire project from drawings and planning through to build completion. Highly recommended.

Saira Francis

Friendly and professional team. Always turned up on time and were reliable. Communication was good and any queries regarding our garage conversion got answered very promptly. After that, Ed Sturdy went out of his way to make sure we were happy with all aspects of the work.

Amy King

We used Ed and his team for a garage conversion and to redo our kitchen at the beginning of Sept 2016 and the build lasted 6 weeks. We were certainly incredibly impressed with all of the SturdyBuild team. They were always on-time, left our house clean every day and the quality of the work was excellent. The whole team has an excellent eye for detail and they made some great recommendations during our build (especially the kitchen fitting) on what would look best and it really made a difference.


We employed SturdyBuild to do the building and decorating work required to convert our integral garage and understairs cupboard into a playroom and separate utility area. Firstly, Ed was helpful, punctual and responsive – from initial enquiry to finished project took less than two months. In addition, the project was managed well, we were always updated and issues were quickly resolved and without quibbling. Furthermore the whole team were friendly, professional and did their best to keep disruption and mess to a minimum. In conclusion, we are very pleased with the standard of the finished result and would happily employ SturdyBuild again and recommend them to others.


We hired this company following a previous job they did for us last Summer as we were so impressed.

First project was to remove chimney stack in master bedroom but leave supported in the attic. This was done while we were away on holiday and subsequently they proved themselves to be trustworthy and very professional.

The latest project was much larger. Having walls out downstairs and widening door ways to create my vision of an open plan kitchen diner with ‘snug’ leading onto back decking. All the plumbing, electrics, carpentry and decorating was taken care of by a very approachable, friendly team of workers.

Upstairs we also had a partitioning wall removed to allow for an en-suite and sealed glazed units replaced in bedroom. Nothing was too much trouble for any of the team.

We now have our house complete, making it the home we have always wanted. In conclusion, SturdyBuild definitely offer a full, bespoke package and I can not recommend them highly enough.

Alexander Marshall

Ed and his team provided a professional service throughout. They were timely, efficient, courteous and even explained the work they would have to do to achieve the result. The quote was fair and the work completed in less than a week from Ed visiting to generate his quote. I would recommend them to friends and family and look forward to using them again. It’s great to find a builder/team you can trust.

Thomas Bashford

Ed Sturdy and his team have recently finished extending and fitting our kitchen. In addition doing some structural work on our house so we could move in. They are a professional, friendly group, who completed a significant body of work to an excellent standard and in a tight timeframe. What stands out particularly is Ed’s project management and communication, and his honesty as to what services he can supply and what he can’t. Of note, all of the other trades and suppliers we engaged around the project commented on what a good firm Sturdybuild were, and our neighbours commented on how friendly and respectful they were while on site. In conclusion, I would recommend them unreservedly.

Minti Elcomb

Ed was able to provide a quote free of charge and was courteous. I had painting and trimming down of fire doors provided, all done to a good standard. They were able to fit around my working pattern and also around other workmen doing different things on the flat during. Ed’s team delivered to the standards quoted and within the price quoted. In conclusion, I highly recommend their work.

Chris McMahon

We were very happy with the extension that Ed and his team built for us. We now have a new kitchen diner which has transformed our home and a much bigger master bedroom.

The building work went very smoothly and everyone involved did a great job. Very professional team, very courteous and a pleasure to have the guys around. Ed kept us well informed about everything at all times. Above all, there were no surprises and everything was within budget.

In short, happy to recommend Sturdybuild.

Our Expertise

We are able to complete a range of works to meet your needs.
Our main areas of expertise are loft conversions, house extensions and general refurbishments.

House Extensions

Loft Conversions

General Refurbishments

A Wealth of Experience in Cambridge

Ready to Discuss Your Project Further?

If you are looking to progress your project, we would love to hear more about your plans. We help clients at a range of stages. Depending on which stage you are at, there are three main services we provide:

Build Services:

You already have a scheme and need a local contractor to build your project. We can help on small extensions all the way to full new builds.

Design & Planning Services:

You are looking for advice on the potential of your new property, we can advise of the potential to add more space and maximise the value of your home.

Home Buyer Advice:

We can visit your potential new home and advise as to whether you can add value through renovations and extension.