Established in 1938, Cocksedge Building Contractors Limited are a Suffolk based building company who take pride in being reliable, highly skilled and committed to delivering a service that is on time, high quality and within budget.
Our aim is to extend this reputation by introducing new ideas and skillsets for the benefit of our clients whilst having the flexibility and courage for innovation.
Our Divisions
We maintain long standing partnerships with clients who appreciate our commitment to quality and our proven ability to deliver projects to schedule and within budget. This means that we have a high proportion of repeat business. In addition, we have many new clients and we actively work with them on setting mutual objectives and shared goals as well as building productive and prosperous working partnerships.
We undertake a wide range of activities in the new and refurbishment construction sector across the East Anglian region. Our projects include industrial and commercial units, sport and leisure amenities, projects for local authorities, schools, colleges and universities, hospitals and major housing developments.
We appreciate the need for efficient, cost effective buildings and consider sustainability as well as minimising the overall environmental impact in any construction project. We are committed to making full use of the technology available and using renewable energy sources to ensure low maintenance and running costs for any construction.
Cocksedge Building Contractors Limited is made up of:
ABS Electrical
ABS Joinery
ABS Mechanical
BOWIE Construction
We work within the industrial, commercial and domestic sectors, including:
Schools, Colleges & Universities
Major Housing Developments
Sport & Leisure Amenities
Local Authorities & Hospitals
Refurbishments & Renovations 
Industrial & Commercial Units
Electrical Systems 
Heating, Plumbing, Ventilation & Air Conditioning
Groundwork, Fencing & Civil Engineering

Trades offered

Builder general
General plumbing

Case studies

Coupals CP School, Haverhill

  • 29 Mar 2018

Client: Suffolk County Council
Duration: 30 weeks
Completion Date: August 2017
Works: 4 classbase, two storey steel frame, standalone block & alterations to existing school & CDP elements.
Construction of two storey classroom block, hall extension and internal alterations forming staff room and studio with external services upgrade, paving, terrace, ramps, car park and drainage works. The project includes all associated mechanical and electrical service works, decoration and external landscaping to accommodate the new construction.
These construction details include:
CFA piled foundations
Ground beams and oor slabs
Steelwork goalposts
Hard and soft landscaping including paving and asphalt surfacing
Blockwork walls
Timber roof JJI - Joists
Bauder single ply roof covering system
External aluminium windows and doors
Thermowood cladding and render
Roof light opening
Timber close boarded and palisade fencing

Sidney Sussex Garden Court

  • 29 Mar 2018

Client: Sidney Sussex College
Duration: 17 weeks
Completion Date: January 2015
Works: Refurbishment/Remodelling of 44 rooms over 5 floors. Removal and installation of new lift shaft and lift.
The early involvement with our supply chain partners for the refurbishment and lift replacement project for Sidney Sussex College in Cambridge (£1.2 million) resulted in a cost savings of over £396,000. With this partnership we were able to re-schedule and phase the works and negate the need to relocate the students. The project was split into two phases with the first phase consisting of the lift shaft replacement works and the refurbishment of the 44 rooms over the five floors. This phase was completed on time and within 14 weeks. The second phase was the installation of the lift which was successfully completed within 3 weeks over the Christmas holiday period. This alternative phased construction method allowed the student accommodation to be handed over early thus negating the cost (44 rooms at £9,000 per term) and requirement for relocating the students.
The project was successfully completed 2 weeks ahead of time within budget.

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