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Reliable local Eastbourne builder

Colston is proud to be a dependable local modern general building company that can provide all trades contracting work. All the work we complete is performed to the highest industry standards. Our team of skilled tradesmen are supplemented by known and trusted local subcontractors to provide a seamless service.

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Why choose Colston Local Building Firm Eastbourne

Company history


The company was founded in 2005 initially to carry out specialist suspended ceiling and minor maintenance work , which we still do today. The business operates out of Willingdon Road in Eastbourne and provides a comprehensive building and maintenance services to commercial clients including Block Management companies, letting agencies as well as residential and commercial building owners and occupiers for refurbishment, repair and maintenance works.

In 2015 the original founder sold the company to retire, the current owner and Director, Alex Nicholls, bought the business and now runs it taking it from a small specialist ceiling installer to a trusted and multi-skilled local general builder. Alex has a loyal and reliable team of qualified professional builders and a business manager, Gaye, on hand to support the office and give day to day running of the business.

Why choose Colston Local Building Firm Eastbourne

Company history


The company was founded in 2005 initially to carry out specialist suspended ceiling and minor maintenance work , which we still do today. The business operates out of Willingdon Road in Eastbourne and provides a comprehensive building and maintenance services to commercial clients including Block Management companies, letting agencies as well as residential and commercial building owners and occupiers for refurbishment, repair and maintenance works.

In 2015 the original founder sold the company to retire, the current owner and Director, Alex Nicholls, bought the business and now runs it taking it from a small specialist ceiling installer to a trusted and multi-skilled local general builder. Alex has a loyal and reliable team of qualified professional builders and a business manager, Gaye, on hand to support the office and give day to day running of the business.

Local builders firm in Eastbourne

Look out for the Colston team


If you live in the Eastbourne area you may spot members of our team in one of our vans or wearing Colston branded workwear. We operate in the beautiful county of Sussex but we do travel further afield to carry out a range of building and property maintenance works across the South East, Kent and Sussex, as well as London. We are a local team and our starting point is always Eastbourne.

Local builders firm in Eastbourne

Look out for the Colston team


If you live in the Eastbourne area you may spot members of our team in one of our vans or wearing Colston branded workwear. We operate in the beautiful county of Sussex but we do travel further afield to carry out a range of building and property maintenance works across the South East, Kent and Sussex, as well as London. We are a local team and our starting point is always Eastbourne.

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A bit about Alex


Alex Nicholls is a qualified surveyor and an Associate RICS member. He has over 35 years experience in Facilities and Property Management which gives him a keen eye for identifying the causes of a problem and finding the right solution faster than other building firms that may need consult and external engineer or qualified surveyor. Colston is also a licensed waste carrier.

Alex is supported in the business by his wife Karen, also a Building Surveyor, to provide expertise to Colston’s Clients’.

Profile picture of Alex Nicholls - Owner of Colston Local Building firm in Eastbourne

A bit about Alex


Alex Nicholls is a qualified surveyor and an Associate RICS member. He has over 35 years experience in Facilities and Property Management which gives him a keen eye for identifying the causes of a problem and finding the right solution faster than other building firms that may need consult and external engineer or qualified surveyor. Colston is also a licensed waste carrier.

Alex is supported in the business by his wife Karen, also a Building Surveyor, to provide expertise to Colston’s Clients’.

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Colston Ltd

2 Willingdon Rd
Eastbourne
East Sussex
BN21 1TH