At Better Builds we handle all aspects of house renovation and refurbishment. Sensitive to the existing style and period of your home, we are experts at updating period properties to meet modern day needs.


Renovation and alterations require the highest levels of project management, demanding in-depth understanding of all the trades, as well as the ingenuity and imagination to address various idiosyncrasies thrown up by older properties.

Better Builds’s director, Tom Pike, spent the first 15 years of his building career working across all the trades renovating residential properties. From plastering and rendering, through first and second fix carpentry, to plumbing and electrics. This experience puts him in an ideal position to project manage the complete process as well as ensuring the best practices from his team.

We at Better Builds understand the need for a clear Schedule of Works, and this is never more important than when embarking on a renovation project. It also allows for a transparent and concise quote to avoid confusion over what has or has not been allowed for in the budget. At Better Builds we are proud of our ability to create clarity on this point and aim to maintain good communication throughout.

Better Builds Builders operate in Brighton and Hove and the surrounding Sussex County, so period properties from Regency to Victorian (including the Brighton-specific Bungaroosh construction), are our speciality.