Traditional Builders in Surrey

Guildown is a Guildford based family business

With over 35 years experience in the building industry, the company is owned and run by Nigel Carey, Project Manager and Sharon Carey, Administrator.

We specialise in small building works including:-

  • Plastering and plasterboarding
  • Lime plastering (Heritage works)
  • Rendering
  • Conversions
  • Kitchen and bathroom installations
  • Decorating and general maintenance

Guildown can provide a design to suit your requirements - a bespoke product or economy solution. All work is covered by Employers & Public Liability insurance and we are fully committed to Health & Safety at work.  Copies of our policies are available on request.

Please contact us with any questions you may have, we are always happy to provide our advice free of charge.  

If the work you require cannot be found on this website, let us know as we may still be able to help. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

What our customers have to say

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I used Guildown for the installation of new heating boiler in November 2013. The work was not straightforward due to the close proximity of neighbouring properties and other issues that arose as the work progressed. Nigel and his team were highly professional in their approach and completed the work quickly and to the highest standards.

Guildown's strength is its customer focus and great communications. This was further underlined when some technical issues arose with the boiler supplied by the manufacturer which were dealt with quickly and with good customer care. I have no hesitation in recommending them.

Jeff Taylor, Guildford

Thank you for the very successful total refurbishment carried out on our house in Guildford. This involved both inrernal and external work which was all completed to a very high professional standard. The end result was most impressive and even better than expected.

We appreciated the time taken to discuss the work before and during the build and we were regularly kept informed of progress. You and the team were always courteous and very trustworthy. We appreciated the way you worked with our neighbours to allow work to progress smoothly.

The administration of the project was well organised and efficient, invoicing was prompt and accurate and all necessary certificates were provided for the completed work. We have no hesitation in recommending Guildown and will use you for any future building work. Thank you for all you have done.

Mr and Mrs L Smith, Leatherhead

We had a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom flat that needed a substantial refurbishment. After looking at three quotes from recommended contractors, we decided to go with Nigel Carey and Guildown Limited. This quote seemed more comprehensive and cognisant of our quality/value/money situation than the others. Additionally we needed complete confidence in the contractor and his communication skills as we would not be in Guildford during the work.

This has turned out to be an excellent decision. The work has been delivered on budget to a high standard. The (inevitable) problem solving was imaginative and flexible.  The courtesy and communication from Nigel and his colleagues were pretty exemplary. The team were clean, thorough and friendly. As one would expect in any substantial project, we did hit a few bumps along the road and these were managed professionally and in the spirit of partnership.

I cannot recommend Guildown Ltd more highly for their work on this project.

Ruth FitzJohn DL, Guildford

Get in touch


6 Pirbright Cottages
Fox Corner

Call us on:

01483 233355

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Why choose us?

We keep our promises

We will arrive at the time we have agreed with you, well equipped for your project. This enables us to stick to our time and cost promises.

Highly recommended

Our customers are happy to recommend us due to our commitment to excellent customer service and the quality of our workmanship.

Quality workmanship

We hand pick only the highest quality materials from only the most reputable suppliers in the Surrey area.


We have built up a wealth of experience over many years of bringing quality building to Surrey.

Returning customers

Our customers know we provide a wide range of quality building services and return to us with confidence.

Proven track record

You can trust us to carry out your work from start to finish with as little disruption to you as possible.