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Christmas is Coming 

16 Dec 2021

We hope your presents are wrapped, and your hearts and food cupboards are full for a very merry Christmas.

Festive Ice Rink Fun 

16 Nov 2021

We're excited to be hosting a skating session at Eastbourne's new Lightning Fibre Ice Rink. 

Supporting Our Hospice

11 October 2021

We're going the extra mile to support St. Wilfrid's Hospice this year as it marks its 40th year. 

Team Track Day

9 July 2021

A little time out for our team resulting in podium finishes for Paolo, Russell and Joe thanks to some brilliant karting skills.  

We're Hiring

16 March 2021

We're hiring. We have a vacancy for a general carpenter to join our highly skilled team and are looking for someone with a minimum of 15 years' experience in first and second fix carpentry.

Ode to Colbran & Wingrove

21 January 2021

It's always lovely to receive clients' compliments and recommendations. Then every once in a while someone goes a step further, as seen in this excerpt from a beautifully composed ode to Colbran & Wingrove.


6 November 2021

We're thankful for the long-standing relationships we have nurtured with partners and suppliers over the years. With them, we continue to work safely through lockdown to ensure our clients' projects remain on track.

Podcast Share

6 October 2020

A little podcast plug for 'The Real Life Buyer' with Dave Barr (& don't miss his interview with our very own Martin Tonks).

Expect Excellence

24 September 2020

It's always lovely to receive compliments. This one goes out to Joe from an appreciative client.  

It's Good to Be Back

18 June 2020

It's good to be back at work. Our team has returned to projects and it has been great to catch up with clients and discuss new plans. 

Colbran & Wingrove at Christmas

11 December 2019

The Colbran & Wingrove team finish for Christmas on Friday 20th December. We will be back to work on Monday 6th January.  

Celebrating Colin's Birthday

06 November 2019

Celebrating with Colin Comfort! A significant birthday and over 30 years' service.   

25 Beautiful Homes Feature

16 September 2019

Great to spot our work in the September 2019 issue of 25 Beautiful Homes.

We're Moving

30 August 2019

We have outgrown our Eastbourne premises and moved into new offices in Dittons Business Park, Polegate, on Friday 30th August.

Eastbourne Schools Partnership

23 July 2019

We are delighted to be part of the Eastbourne Schools Partnership. As a commercial partner we look forward to providing support and expertise from our vantage point as a long-standing local business.

2019 Eastbourne Business Awards Sponsor

24 April 2019

As a former award winner and accredited building contractor, we’re proud to sponsor the Innovation Award within the 2019 Eastbourne Business Awards.

Eastbourne Rotary Christmas Lunch

17 December 2018

Lovely to be part of the Eastbourne Rotary Christmas lunch today.

Harry Has Joined Our Team

26 November 2018

Meet Harry Colbran. Harry has joined our team as Surveying Technician Apprentice.

Colin's 24hr Cycle for Cancer Charity

30 July 2018

Our super carpenter, Colin, who is also the longest-serving member of our team, has just completed a 24hr cycle to raise money for the Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund.

Roedean School Refurbishment

16 May 2018

Roedean School has appointed Colbran & Wingrove for wide-ranging building and maintenance work for several years, including our latest project as part of the School’s £9m makeover.

Merry Christmas 2017

11 December 2017

We wish you a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year from everyone at Colbran & Wingrove. Our offices close for Christmas at 4pm on Wednesday 20th December and re-open Wednesday 3rd January.

Supporting Eastbourne Borough FC

01 December 2017

We’re on-side with Eastbourne Borough supporting our local football club!

New Apprentice Carves a Career with Colbran & Wingrove

19 October 2017

Our team has welcomed a new apprentice. Having completed the Carpentry and Joinery Level 1 Diploma at Sussex Downs College, Nathan Croft has joined Colbran & Wingrove and will now progress with Levels 2 and 3.

Airbourne Chamber Lunch

23 August 2017

This year’s Chamber Airbourne Lunch was sponsored by Colbran & Wingrove as part of our 50th anniversary celebrations and another huge success.

Building On or Moving On

22 June 2017

When you need more space at home there’s two options; move on, or build on, with an extension or reconfiguration of your internal space to make better use of it.

50th Celebrations

18 June 2017

More than 120 guests filled Eastbourne Town Hall this month to help us celebrate our 50th anniversary.

Airbourne Lunch

15 March 2017

Colbran & Wingrove are sponsoring the Eastbourne Chamber of Commerce Airbourne Lunch this year as part of our 50th year celebrations.

Colbran & Wingrove - Since 1967

01 March 2017

We’re very proud to be celebrating our 50th year this year. Here’s our story of how Colbran & Wingrove became established.

Manufacturing & Construction Award 2016 to Colbran & Wingrove

02 December 2016

We were thrilled to collect the Manufacturing & Construction Award at the 2016 Eastbourne Business Awards this November. As winners of this category Colbran & Wingrove now move forward to the 2017 JP South East Regional Awards.

Choosing Exterior Paint Colours

04 October 2016

Deciding on an exterior colour scheme for your home or commercial building can be difficult. Follow our helpful tips on exterior decorating:

New Parish Council Premises

14 September 2016

We were awarded the contract to develop the public conveniences at The Triangle in Willingdon to create new premises for Willingdon & Jevington Parish Council.

Eastbourne Chamber of Commerce Facelift

27 May 2016

Eastbourne Chamber of Commerce in Hyde Gardens, Eastbourne, is undergoing something of a facelift.

Look out for our new Colbran & Wingrove Van

18 March 2016

Say hello to the new Colbran & Wingrove van which has just added to our fleet. You’ll see Paul Smith one of our bricklayers taking great care of it.

Eastbourne Property Club Speaker

03 February 2016

Russell Colbran was the guest speaker at the Eastbourne Property Club this month and took the opportunity to talk about domestic building projects from concept to completion.

Partying with Sasbah

10 December 2015

Colbran & Wingrove were thrilled to join this year’s Sasbah Christmas Party and sponsor the event to continue our support for this great local charity.

Business Lunch Club Sponsors

25 November 2015

The last Eastbourne Ladies Lunch Club of the year was sponsored by Colbran & Wingrove this month, and we were delighted to be part such a successful event.

Manufacturing & Construction Company of the Year 2015, Highly Commended

16 November 2015

Great recognition this week as Colbran & Wingrove were awarded ‘Highly Commended’ at the Eastbourne Business Awards in the category ‘Manufacturing & Construction Company of the Year’.

Colbran & Wingrove Apprentice Builds Career

30 July 2015

Our apprentice bricklayer, Joe White, has taken the next step in building a successful career having completed the NVQ Level 3 in bricklaying. This means Joe has now graduated to become a qualified bricklayer improver with us.

Eastbourne Round Table Golf Day 2015

15 July 2015

Colbran & Wingrove took part in the Eastbourne Round Table Golf Day at Willingdon Golf Club on Friday June 26th alongside 21 further teams. The hugely successful charity day raised over £3,500 which will be donated to local charities.

The LABC Building Excellence Awards 2015, South East

30 June 2015

Colbran & Wingrove were honoured to take a place as finalists of the LABC Building Excellence Awards at the ceremony event in Brighton this month. The Awards celebrate all that’s good in construction, identifying excellence in buildings, such as technical innovation, sustainability and performance, along with new and creative solutions.

Colbran & Wingrove shortlisted for 2015 LABC Award

07 April 2015

This striking Orangery extension by Colbran & Wingrove has just been shortlisted for the ‘Best Extension/Alteration to an Existing Home’ in the 2015 South East Regional LABC Building Excellence Awards.

St. Mary’s School Charity Golf Day

01 September 2014

We joined 12 teams this September for St. Mary’s Charity Golf Day at Cooden Beach Club, succeeding in raising over £4,000 for the school.

Eastbourne RNLI Support

01 July 2014

We are fortunate to live and work alongside the beautiful coastline of East Sussex and have chosen to support the Eastbourne RNLI this year as they promote their Sea Safety Initiative.

Successful Apprenticeship Programme

01 February 2014

We’re pleased to welcome Joe White to Colbran & Wingrove’s skilled team. Joe applied for the apprenticeship in January and stood out over other applicants for his enthusiasm and desire to learn.

Top Industry Award for Colbran & Wingrove

01 June 2008

Colbran & Wingrove have scooped a prestigious LABC Award (Local Authority Building Control) for our work, achieving ‘Outstanding ‘ in the Sussex Region Small Domestic Extension Category.

We've been really impressed with everyone's professionalism and how well organised everything is. What really stands out is how friendly your team have been to our family and the great communication.


We have used Colbran & Wingrove many times, for small and larger projects, and have always been extremely pleased both with the quality of their work and the service. A very professional company


As a surveyor I can say that the quality of the work was very good and that I would most certainly use Colbran & Wingrove again and happily recommend to others that they be included on any tender list


Having identified the problem and the solution Colbran & Wingrove carried out the necessary repair in an extremely efficient and professional manner, completing the work to my entire satisfaction


Colbran & Wingrove communicated every stage of our project precisely and I’m extremely satisfied with the work they carried out. We had quite a major re-modelling of our kitchen and they expertly and efficiently dealt with everything


Colbran & Wingrove delivered on all counts. Their co-operation was exemplary we had remarkably little hassle! Their team was effective, courteous and very well-humoured and we are extremely pleased with the result


The team of men working on the project were of a high calibre - friendly, professional and easy to deal with. The directors were approachable, informed, friendly, courteous and quick to resolve any issues. As a company we hold them in high regard and would recommend them without hesitation


Exceptional effort to ensure our paint shop modifications were made to extremely tight deadline. Pleasure to work with such professionals

Alfa Laval, Eastbourne

Delighted with the results and service from Colbran & Wingrove. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them

Eastbourne UnLtd

We were extremely pleased overall and the workforce were all very cheerful and helpful

Meads, Eastbourne

We were very impressed by the Colbran & Wingrove team. Martin’s imaginative re-design of the room has resulted in a spectacular orangery


We're delighted with the work Colbran & Wingrove carried out for us. From the initial visit and quote to completion they were professional, efficient and a pleasure to work with. They worked to a high standard causing minimal disruption

Birchwood Ford, Eastbourne

The Boarding house was handed over on time and the girls are thrilled with the space. When you consider what has been achieved in such a short timescale it’s nothing short of amazing.

Head of Operations, Roedean School

Thank you for the impressive way you approached the work, completed it on schedule and to cost. You fully lived up to your reputation for high-class building work.

Arundel Place Residents’ Company

Your team were so hardworking and respectful. Every night we came home to a tidy kitchen no matter what stage they were at. Thank you once again


Work completed perfectly, to a high standard, and with such care. Pleasure to have on-site. Very efficient and very, very tidy.

EAR Sheppard Consulting Civil & Structural Engineers, Eastbourne

Garage door looks fantastic, as if it’s always been there. Thank you for organising another well done job.


From inception to completion, Colbran & Wingrove were professional and communicated thoroughly on progress at all times. First rate quality of work and main work finished on time and to budget. The workmen were courteous and respectful at all times. Certainly recommend them to anyone considering a home extension.

Park Avenue, Eastbourne

All work was completed to the agreed timings and quotation. Both the work and the finish were to the highest standard and we would recommend Colbran & Wingrove to others thinking about undertaking building works


Fantastic service across the board on a large project for us. Russell project managed everything superbly from start to finish and the project came in both on time and within budget. There is no-one else I would rather use.


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