Family run, since 1976.

Formed by Anthony John Hammond in 1976, AJ Hammond Builders Ltd is a small family-run construction company based in Bexhill-On-Sea. Over the past 45 years, AJ Hammond Builders have become one of the most highly respected and experienced construction companies in the whole of East Sussex.

Anthony’s son, Neil Hammond, left school at age 16 to follow in his father’s footsteps. Neil joined the family building venture and eventually took ownership of the business in 1996. Neil has been running the business ever since and oversees a team of local building talent, transforming homes all across East Sussex.

Another generation later, Neil’s two sons Sam and Harry Hammond are now also following in their father and grandfather’s footsteps, keeping the original family ethos very much alive. 

AJ Hammond Builders history old building photos of Bexhill-On-Sea East Sussex
Anthony John Hammond, the original founder of AJ Hammond Builders in 1976

So, why us?

It’s important that whatever changes you are looking to make to your home that you have a team of builders you can trust. We very much understand that every building project is unique and every customer has different requirements. We’re experts in our field.

From kitchen extensions, to loft conversions and home renovations, we have always maintained that the quality of our work is achieved through the integrity, professionalism and honesty of our workforce.

You will find us sensitive to your needs and our flexible, friendly approach will leave you confident with the specialist service we provide. Our customer testimonials below demonstrate our client-centric way of working. Our team always aims to ensure that every aspect of a project goes right, first time, without defects or problems. 

AJ Hammond Builders is not only a family business but, more importantly, we’re also family people. We understand your concerns about having any work done to your house, which is why we take things at a pace you’re comfortable with. We always like to build a rapport with our customers before we start work and we enjoy seeing the transformation as much as you do. 

We feel extremely proud of our work and we want that to filter through to you too. We want you to be just as proud of the transformation you’ve made to your home and we look forward to working with you.

What our customers say.

Neil Hammond’s team is the best we have worked with by a mile. From start to finish everything was carried out to the highest standards. Every night the property was left clean and tidy. Friendly, efficient co-operation throughout the exercise made it a joy rather than one we couldn’t wait to be over!
- David & Adela
Hastings, East Sussex
Neil and his team are fantastic. Here are our highlights: Their eye for detail is wonderful. Suggestions are always great, they won’t let you make a bad decision. The quality of all the work is superb. All the main builders and subcontractors work as a cohesive and friendly team. We liked the fact that the decisions we had to make were broken down so we did not have to decide too many things at once. The site was always kept very tidy and they were very considerate of our neighbours. We have used A J Hammond Builders for two projects and have been delighted with the results both times.
- Claire
East Sussex
AJ Hammond Builders are truly a family affair with Neil and his two sons at its core. We’ve known Neil for over 20 years and have used the company a number of times for building projects we’ve had. AJ Hammond Builders are reliable, competitive and their work is always of the highest quality.
- Nigel
Little Common, Bexhill-On-Sea, East Sussex
Great family business! Neil, Sam and Harry... all like a breath of fresh air. Nothing too much trouble and any problem no hassle.. We have had a double storey extension finished to perfection.. all other necessary trades organised with ease.. What a great team .. thank you AJ Hammond for your great work, compassion and expertise..
- Jennie & Nic
East Sussex
We are delighted with the work carried out on our home by Neil and his skilled team. The project was undertaken with respectful, courteous professionalism and extreme attention to detail. Not the most competitive quote we received but this is reflected in the quality workmanship and high standard of finish needed to achieve the fantastic end result.
- Frank & Jackie
Bexhill-On-Sea, East Sussex
Neil and his team did a full refurbishment of an existing house for me, originally an 1850’s flint cart barn, in a conservation area in the South Downs National Park. They demonstrated great skill in traditional building techniques - rebuilding chimneys, re-roofing with a mix of recycled and salvaged tiles, laying a york stone terrace with brick steps and oak risers- melding this with modern upgrades including underfloor heating under new grey limestone floors, new oak-framed windows, a hand-built kitchen and 2 new bathrooms Neil in particular is a great communicator providing daily updates with photos sent from his iPad when problems discovered on site needed to be discussed, important when renovating an old building. They offered a complete service including sourcing and laying new turf for the lawn at the end and co-ordinating with a number of specialists including curtain/blind makers, bespoke fitted cupboards, bookcases and kitchen, sand-blasting of existing exposed joists and sling-braced trusses.
- Stafford
South Downs, East Sussex
We’re absolutely delighted with our extension recently completed by Neil and has team. From start to finish our project was managed by Neil, who was always available for advice and there to oversee proceedings. A polite, friendly workforce, always leaving the site tidy at the end of the day. We’ve received lots of compliments from friends and neighbours since the work has been completed and wouldn’t hesitate to use AJ Hammond again and recommend to others.
- Dan & Susanne
Little Common, Bexhill-On-Sea, East Sussex
Neil and the team did an amazing job of a two storey extension on our family home. One of our biggest concerns was how disruptive the build would be having small children in the house but the whole team could not have been more respectful and we felt fully supported throughout the whole process. We have recommended them to many people locally who have been equally as delighted as we were with the end result.
- Siobhan
Little Common, Bexhill-On-Sea, East Sussex
Well managed and well executed projects. All handled in a timely and professional manner with a polite and friendly team. Additionally always provides clear quotes quickly after reviewing the jobs which stay true to the project. Not always at first sight the cheapest but always the best value due to the quality of workmanship. You always know where you stand. I would have no hesitation in recommending AJ Hammond Builders.
- David & Karen
Dallington, East Sussex
We had a 2nd storey extension and Neil was brilliant, sorted everything out to a high standard, including the other trade/contractors he brought in. It was a first-class job and I would highly recommend AJ Hammond Builders. We now have a stunning new bedroom to enjoy!
- Matt & Emma
Cooden Beach, Bexhill-On-Sea, East Sussex
Neil and his team worked relentlessly to complete our extension in time for Christmas. They were always polite, tidy and cleaned up every evening. We are looking forward to the next phase of the build in the summer. We would highly recommend them.
- Mathew & Tracey
Bexhill-On-Sea, East Sussex
AJ Hammond Builders reduce site waste


AJ hammond builders recycle site waste


AJ Hammond builders recycle site waste



Over 25 million tonnes of construction waste is disposed to landfill with a massive 400 million tonnes of materials being used each year across the UK. That’s a huge environmental impact.

At AJ Hammond builders, we take our environmental procedures very seriously. Not only do we minimise costs by reducing, reusing and recycling, we also have measures designed to reduce our environmental footprint. 

For example, we always aim to reduce and reuse as much of our resources and waste as possible. We recycle a high proportion of our hardcore, where it gets crushed and then reused. We reduce our haulage by tipping excavated materials at the nearest licensed waste transfer station to the project that we are working on.

Furthermore, we use local suppliers to support local East Sussex builders merchants and only source accredited timber from approved suppliers.


Our availability is quickly filling up for 2022 so we recommend contacting us today to discuss your exciting new transformation.

Contact us now for a free consultation and one of our team will be in touch to discuss your project.