C Gardener & Sons Ltd is a well-established Bedford based building company providing a full range of building services. Our company has over 30 years’ experience in the building industry, 20 years of Federation of Master Builders (FMB) membership and a network of highly qualified tradesmen that are utilised across each project.


We have managed to operate as a successful business over the last 20 years by maintaining our commitment to provide the highest quality of service and workmanship whilst also ensuring that every project is completed efficiently and in a timely manner. We believe we have continuously met these business aims over the last 20 years as captured in testimonials by customers, which can be found on our website, and as the majority of our work comes through referrals made by previous customers.


We work all over Bedfordshire and pride ourselves on the breadth of service we provide to support all building requirements.




New builds



Loft conversions

Garage conversions


General Building Works




Free, no obligation quotations, estimate and advice to all customers

Professional service, efficient build and high standards.

Each project is given a single point of contact and management.


Our friendly and reliable staff are here to ensure you receive the best possible service from start to finish so please don’t hesitate to contact us.


We look forward to hearing from you soon.


Trades offered

Builder general
General extension
Garage conversions
Loft conversions
Carpenter and Joiner
General carpentry
Roofing general
House Builder
Custom/Self Build

Case studies

Rear House Extension

  • 06 Jan 2019

Front, Double Storey Side and Rear Extension

  • 06 Jan 2019

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Customer reviews

13 Jan 2019

Chris built a single storey kitchen and shower room extension for me and I was delighted with my choice of builder and the finished result. I'd asked a few builders to quote but I was impressed with Chris' professionalism from our first meeting. The project ran seamlessly as Chris calls in the other trades when they are needed which is a lot less hassle than if you have to coordinate yourself. From day one until completion, Chris would turn up on every working day, not jumping from one job to another like others might. In summary I can confidently say that Chris is reliable, hardworking, trustworthy, flexible and extremely tidy in his work. I have subsequently recommended Chris to friends and used him myself for other jobs. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Chris to anyone contemplating building work on their own home. - M Collett


10 Jan 2019

We used the services of Chris Gardner & Sons to redevelop a property purchased in Renhold Beds. It is an older cottage property and the change was to build a two storey and single storey extension to carefully designed plans as we wanted to blend new with old and not change the exterior to be out of contrast with our neighbours. After many quotes Chris was our preferred builder for many reasons including * his open honest approach to the quotation provided * his attention to detail on the many aspects of the plans * his close consideration of the plans early in the planning and willingness to refer to the architect when assumptions had been made and where perhaps an alternative option could be applied and still achieve the desired outcome * the high opinion and acknowledgement the architect had of Chris’s work The early views were proven to be right from the time we gave him the contract and throughout the build * he was punctual and true to his word at all stages of the build * he would consult with us where small glitches seemed to appear, but few were of a scale to be concerned but Chris’s attention to detail and openness was his way of engaging with us throughout the build * the quality of the build was excellent it was a large project which went smoothly throughout * where sub-contractors were required for plumbing etc he provided us with clear details and contacts and allowed us to liaise direct. Each contact was of high quality and had previous experience of working with Chris and were happy to be working alongside him again Chris was of interest to many in the village all closely watching as the building progressed, he had to deal with intrigued and enquiring neighbours and managed those professionally. His work was clean, the surrounding areas always tidied up and the actual building work to the existing house was again limited in rubbish and waste. The result is fabulous, - Mr. S Mitchell

Renhold, Bedford.

10 Jan 2019

Chris built our side return extension. He did a brilliant job and on time. Always kept us informed on what he was doing and discussed with us so appropriate decisions could be made together along the way. As we were still living on site he did his very best to keep the disruption minimal. Most of all we trust Chris, and would recommend him with no reserve at all - C Boucheron


10 Jan 2019

Chris Gardener came to us a highly recommended local builder. He was very reliable, very thorough and took great pride in his work. He has done three separate extensions for us in the recent past all of which we were extremely pleased with. Chris completed all the work on time and to a very high standard within the price he had quoted. We would certainly not hesitate in recommending Chris, we have been very impressed with his work. - Noel & Suzie McConville

Putnoe, Bedford

10 Jan 2019

It was my good fortune to invite Chris Gardener to prepare an estimate for an extension to the rear of my house 10 years ago. Since then I have used his building expertise on two further home improvement projects. Chris really does understand the expectations of his clients and knows what needs to be done from the start. - His timekeeping is exceptional - He sticks to his deadlines - He delivers welcomed communication at all stages of the build - Co ordinates with suppliers effectively - Makes valuable contributions in terms of advice during the construction to maximise client satisfaction and confidence. - Very tidy work ethic in terms of clearing up as he goes - Extremely cost effective with no hidden extras - Exeptional builder who would be my first choice every time. - Mr N Dickson


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