Box & Defeo Builders Ltd

Box & Defeo Builders Ltd, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK41 8DB


7 Harrington Drive,
MK41 8DB


Tel: 01234826583
Mobile: 07776397146

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Member details

Joined: 28/05/2009


Box and Defeo Ltd was formed in 2003 by Antony Box and Quin Defeo, both of whom had been in the building trade for nearly 20 years. In starting the company, our aim was to provide a friendly, reliable and high quality building service in Bedford. We have now been established for over ten years and can undertake any building work you need, from small extensions through to new build houses.

We offer a complete service, providing everything from obtaining planning permission through to the completion of building works. We will even arrange decoration, flooring, carpets and blinds if the customer so wishes. All of our projects are fully managed by Quin and Antony, so all the customer needs to do is choose what they want building and how it should be finished.

All our staff are fully-qualified tradesmen who will give maximum attention to detail and always consider that a family is living in our workplace, and we are registered with the two biggest trade organisations; NHBC, and The Federation of Master Builders (FMB). We are also qualified to offer FMB’s “Build Assure” warranties. Additionally, as a company we are fully insured with both Employers Liability cover and Public Liability cover (with contract works cover which means any part of your house that is affected by the project is covered).

All projects are subject to a contract which we usually recommend to be a FMB “plain English” contract which is easy for all parties to understand.

Our quotes are extensive, clearly stating what is and isn’t included in the price thus avoiding any hidden extras that can so often cause conflict between builder and customer.

Finally, we pride ourselves on our friendly and approachable manner which puts our customers at ease and enables them to ensure that they get what they want.

Case Studies

Refurbishment and extension, Wilden


"Box & Defeo have recently completed a substantial extension & refurbishment to our property.

We have been very happy with the end result and have been impressed by the way Box & Defeo work.

Quin is excellent as the customer interface; he is easy to work with and always wanted to make sure the details were as we wanted them. He was totally reliable and if he said he would do something he did it.

Antony & his team worked over a cold winter to produce sound attractive brickwork that matched the existing house very well.

We appreciated Jay's enthusiasm for the job. Jay should ensure Box & Defeo's continuing success in the future.

Thanks Antony, Quin and the rest of your tradesman for a job well done."

R. & S.

See photos above for before and after.

Extension, Alconbury


"We appointed Box and Defeo after scrutinising five quotes for our work. We wanted a competitive price, a quality build and no surprises. That is exactly what we got.

Our neighbours told us that the extension looks as though it was built at the same time as the original property. The quality is far superior to the original build.

I was pleased to say the on site team were considerate towards my neighbours too. I only wish I had chosen them for my first extension."

R. & C.

See photos above for before and after.

Two storey extension and balcony, Kempston


"From the start of our two storey extension and balcony we had every confidence in the workmanship of Box and Defeo. We were re-assured by their response, proposed method of work and competitive price.

Once work started, progress was rapid with different trades co-ordinated throughout. They even managed to work around our garden, which contained many favourite plants, without damage and the site was left clean after each days work. They showed innovation - which resulted in a much better use of space and increase in size and amenity area.

At times there were problems with suppliers but again we were pleased when these were resolved on our behalf.

Throughout our building work Box and Defeo and all their sub-contractors were a pleasure to have around, all working extremely hard to ensure that our work was completed to a very high standard and we are delighted with the result."

M. & B.

See photos above for before and after.

Member type

FMB member with TrustMark

  • Have signed the TrustMark license
  • Have had an inspection on a job in progress on joining and on a completed development every three years thereafter
  • Has a minimum of twelve months trading
  • Verified no un-discharged bankruptcies or relevant and outstanding County Court Judgments
  • Have passed credit checks, public record and director checks
  • Has Public and Employer (if applicable) Liability Insurance
  • VAT registration (if applicable)
  • Confirmation of business address/details
  • Box & Defeo Builders Ltd has agreed to abide by the FMB Disputes Resolution and Complaints Procedures
  • Has signed up to the FMB Code of Practice
  • Can offer the suite of FMB Insurance warranty products for the domestic and commercial markets (contact the FMB Insurance office for rates)

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