My name is Nigel Gilbert and I live with my partner and three children. I have been based in Thames Ditton since 2000. Gil-Don Construction Services has been operating in the South London/Surrey borders since 1987. 

After attaining my building qualifications, I gained experience in the UK and the Middle East dealing with large projects in the hospital, commercial and retail development sector. 

During the  years of trading as a local building company I have been operating in the residential market, dealing from new builds to extensions and loft conversions, refurbishment on listed buildings, structural and specialist repairs to properties.

The aims of the business are to:

  • Ensure good communication relationships between contractor and client
  • Finalise the projects to an agreed cost and contractual time period
  • Display professional knowledge of traditional and modern building practices
  • Show understanding of all trades and good design detailing
  • Guarantee meticulous attention to detail
  • Advising client to realise their design from conception to completion
  • Present a finished job that meets the expectations of the client and displays the integrity and quality of finish that Gil-Don Construction Services stands for.

Training / Professional Qualifications

  • Higher National Diploma in Building Construction
  • Diploma in Construction Management and Economics
  • Recent qualifications SMSTS…. Site management safety training scheme
  • UKATA UK asbestos training association awareness
  • First aid at work
  • CSCS Construction skills certification scheme

Trades offered

Insurance Work (Fire/Flood/Damage)
Handyman and maintenance
Builder general
General extension
Loft conversions
House Builder
Custom/Self Build
New build
Kitchen installation

Case studies

Station Way

  • 23 Nov 2020
  • Surrey

Southdown Road

  • 24 Jun 2020
  • Hersham Surrey

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Customer testimonials

14 Feb 2021

Nigel is a very professional, trustworthy, and highly skilled builder and carpenter. He managed and delivered our project to an extremely high standard and the final product is better than we imagined. Our kitchen project started just before the first lockdown, so it goes to say that this presented challenges. Nigel took to these challenges and ensured that any delay in supplies, deliveries and general hurdles were overcome with ease. He kept us informed the whole time and provided us with much needed advice and patience throughout the build. His professional knowledge and attention to detail were highly valuable, and the suggestions he made have resulted in an amazing final product that has made our family home complete. By the end of the build, Nigel felt like part of the family. Our 1-year-old son took a real shine to him, and now is a budding builder himself. - Anna and Jack

Hersham Surrey

29 Jan 2021

A challenging project in many respects, nonetheless completed professionally and efficiently. There were some issues that arose during the build, but these were overcome without difficulty. Nigel has broad knowledge and expertise, especially with regard to essential structural and drainage matters. He also ensures that other professionals adhere to his high personal standards. - Karen C

Cheam Surrey

14 Mar 2019

Nigel has just completed a major extension and renovation project for us and we are both delighted with the end result. We found Nigel thoroughly professional, reliable and trustworthy throughout, very much a safe pair of hands. On site right through the project, Nigel, together with his team of experienced specialists, paid close attention to detail and produced work of consistently high quality that’s impossible to find fault with. We are very grateful for the advice and guidance Nigel gave us as the project progressed and we really can’t recommend him highly enough. Phil & Juliana Smith - Phil & Juliana

Surbiton Surrey

10 Aug 2016

Gil Don Construction successfully completed an extension and total refurbishment of our property. We now have a fantastic glass extension creating a spacious open-plan kitchen, dining and lounge area, new guest bedrooms and shower-room in our loft with the remaining rooms in the house re-configured and updated to create a much improved layout. We were so pleased with the results of their work that we employed the company to undertake a redesign of our garden, creating new patio seating and dining areas and an outdoor oven and barbecue area. Nigel and his team completed all our home renovations to an excellent standard with good attention to detail and high quality finishing throughout. Nigel was on hand to provide valuable advice to help guide us through this ambitious project. His extensive experience proved invaluable in helping us make the right decisions during the build. A completely trustworthy and reliable builder, I would have no hesitation in recommending Gil Don Construction. - G T

Thames Ditton Surrey