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Welcome to JDB Carpentry & Building

End to end construction services, specialising in Heritage / Listed Property restoration / renovation & commercial property solutions

Building works
Listed / Heritage
Building Works

24/7 Services

Emergency Callout available for Commercial & Domestic Services

Trusted Team

Including bricklayers, plumbers, carpenters, Gas Safe engineers, electricians and structural engineers.

Timely Delivery

Transparency is key, if there is a delay, we will let you know.

For over 20 years, JDB Carpentry & Building has been a trustworthy, highly skilled, and efficient team. The business has expanded over this time to have an in-house team of specialists. We can take the stress out of any size of project, be it a small porch, to a full commercial fit out 

Castle Quarter - Norwich
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New Build
McDonalds Norwich
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Forncett St Mary Church
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Builders based in Norwich, working throughout East Anglia

In our team we have bricklayers, carpenters, specialist plasterers, groundworks teams, electricians, structural engineers, Gas Safe engineers plumbers, roofers and decorators.

Jody Brister started the business after a lineage of boat building, working on multimillion pound yachts here in Norfolk, whilst the family owned the Brister Craft Boats in Hoveton, Norfolk. 

The unparalleled level of detail required for the yachts has carried on with in Jody’s building career.

Domestic Renovations

Looking to upgrade your existing space? Remove a wall or add a window?

Electrical Solutions

Need a socket fixing, or a whole house rewired? Send us a message


Creating a new Space for your family and lifestyle to enhance you property

Listed Properties

With a sympathetic approach we are used to working with Graded buildings


Much like listed properties – we are well versed on working with historical buildings


From a shop fit out to a pub overhaul, JDB can work out of hours to get the job done

What Our Client Say

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Jody and his team were a pleasure to have around. Always bright and cheerful and very cooperative. They did an excellent job for us and were tidy about it! Will definitely use them again.
Oak Framed Porch
Jody has been an excellent choice to do the work to our chimney. He kept control of the project even as the scope changed, and delivered an excellent result. He is friendly, knowledgeable and professional, and his communication was excellent throughout the project. I will be using him again next time we have a project!
Chimney Bracing and Repairs