What can I say, an outstanding service from start to finish! Dave Hensher from SDS Building has been our preferred contractor for general building and maintenance for the last 15 years. As the leading and largest property management agent in and around Hastings it is imperative that our contractors service reflects ours.

I have always found him to be open and honest from the outset. I found his approach to be conscientious and he always does everything he promised.

In my experience you will not find a more efficient and competent general builder in this area, Dave always available, and even out of hours. We often have to call upon him during unsociable hours.

I have used Dave on many occasions personally at my home address, in fact when purchasing my house I had it completely refurbished by SDS.

I would have no hesitation at all in recommending Dave Hensher or SDS Builders to any potential client.

Neil Newstead FARLA
Managing Director




Dear Mr Hensher,

I am writing to confirm that I have employed SDS over a period of many years in all aspects of building repair and decoratin and have always been very satisfied with the standard of work.

There are many companies in and around Hastings and St Leonards offering similar services, and over the years, I have tried a good number of them. I have settled on your company as being the most reliable and considerate, particularly in relation to the lessees and tenants who are my clients, many of them elderly. Your prompt service and consistant standard have resulted in their request for you to return when they need further work carried out.

If any of your customers require further confirmation or inspection of work done in the immediate past, please do not hesitate to refer them to me.

Yours sincerely
Bernard Simon ACIS

To whom it may concern

I have known SDS Builders, Dave Hensher and his brother Steve since 2008 when I first employed them to renovate my kitchen at 72 West Hill Road, St Leonards-on-Sea.

This was a major project involving Building Regulations, plumbers, electricians, window fitters, tilers and a dedicated team of builders employed directly by SDS. I can truthfully state that Dave Hensher liaised with all these tradesmen with complete professionalism and I would thoroughly recommend SDS for any building work you may be considering.

I have subsequently used SDS several times since, to renovate my office, the bathroom, my son's bedroom, my main bedroom, the front of the house and our roof. In addition, I hired Steve Hensher to decorate our hallway and living room, which was done on budget to the highest standard demanded by my wife.

I was particularly impressed by his workforce who turned up promptly at 8am every day, worked all day without any swearing etc, they were polite, neat and tidy, and cleared up at the end of the day.

As with all building projects on a Victorian house, additional work was discovered which involved additional costs. However, this was shown to me, explained in detail and I was consulted on each occasion before agreeing to proceed.

Payments to SDS were done in agreed stages, and the final payment after completion of all work to my satisfaction. Any subsequent "snagging" was done promptly and courteously.

I would not use any other local building/decorating firm, and again, would recommend them for all the above reasons.

Yours faithfully
Bob Daniel