Quality construction delivered on time and exactly to specification is what everyone expects but few actually receive. At Howard we have built our reputation the same way we put up buildings – carefully but expediently!

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Property maintenance is vital to protect your bricks ‘n’ mortar investment and there is no one better than Howard to provide the broad range of building skills required for the regular upkeep of your valuable property.

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Whether you are adding a major extension or simply trying to create more internal space Howard have all the experience and skilled craftsman you require to get the job done quickly and effectively.

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About Howards

Howard Builders, based in Darlington, County Durham. We have a vast experience in building, over 30 years in the industry. A family-run business, combining good old-fashioned values with the latest techniques and construction materials to deliver the finest buildings and improvements. Customers have always been pleased with the quality of our work and as a result we are pleased to call ourselves Quality Darlington Builders.

In the past we have completed a number of successful projects for large companies, public sector organisations, commercial landlords and private house owners. These include such as; Three Rivers Housing Association, Firth Moor Primary School and Darlington Borough Council. We earned their trust and testimonies which can attest to the quality and resilience of our work.

We pride ourselves on customer satisfaction, which is why it's so rewarding to see that passion reflected in testimonials presented to us by previous customers.

For more information on our past projects, visit our residential and commercial pages.

A house by quality Darlington Builders

Howards will leave you happy after the job is done.

But don't take our word for it, listen to our customers!


Mr Douglas, Darlington

Upstairs bathroom and downstairs kitchen extension and full interior renovation of terraced property. Builders were helpful from planning stage to completion and even helped me find an estate agent to let out our property.

Mrs Forster, Newton Aycliffe

John gave good honest advice and reassured us that out house was fine. He also told us that a £2000 repointing job that another builder quoted us for, was totally unnecessary.

Mrs MacKeith-Prince, Darlington

John was very helpful in giving us a quote to do work on a house we were looking at buying. He was very honest and really helped us to decide whether to go ahead or not with the property. I will definitely come back to John Howard for future builds.

Mr Knight, Darlington

Highly pleased what Howards have done, looks great. We use them a lot for maintenance and they have never failed us yet!

Mr Greenwell, Bishop Auckland

Work was completed to a very high standard, on time and the team were very helpful.

C M Varley & Co Limited

Job completed on time, kept informed of progress throughout the job. Slight glitch at the end, but this was sorted out straight away. Workers were timely and courteous, would recommend.

Mr Reed, Shildon

John Howard UK' s workmen worked very quickly and got on with the work as the property could not use its water until this was done. Would highly recommend.

Rocktree Group Ltd, Durham

Howard's builders, were extremely professional from start to finish. They were very helpful and efficient in identifying and solving the issue, we will certainly be using them again and would recommend them to anyone.

Mr Rinius, Darlington

They are professional and friendly, on time, clean and tidy workers. Would highly recommend them and use them again if needed.

Mrs Ellis, Darlington

Pleased with work from start to finish. The workforce were very professional, friendly and helpful. Would definitely recommend.

Mr Dawe, Darlington

Very explained builders who have the knowledge and capability to do most works. High standard of work provided, would recommend.

Mr Almond, Darlington

I used John Howard Builders on an advisory basis with regards to a potential kitchen extension. John provided an excellent level of service throughout and gave advice aimed at providing the best outcome for us. I would not hesitate in recommending John Howard Builders to anyone as a result.

Mrs Johnson, Darlington

Job was clean, tidy and professional, staff and boss were polite and helpful.

Mr Goldsbrough, Darlington

The tradesmen were always punctual, worked hard when they were here and did an excellent job, leaving no mess when they had finished. I felt at ease with them immediately and had no qualms about leaving them alone in my property. I will definitely be using them again when I need any building work doing. Very highly recommended builders.

Ms Hutchinson, Darlington

Great builders, very professional at a great price. Would definitely use again.

Mr Hodges, Darlington

Responded to my enquiry the same day and were able to complete the work within two days. Cleared away all the rubbish and were pretty tidy - just a little mess left in the garage. The quality of the finish looks good - just a couple of minor issues stop this scoring full marks.

Mr Ward, Darlington

No complaints at all, work was finished on time and of a high quality.

Mr McDonnell, Darlington

Great job, cracking finish. Spoke with me through the whole job and made it all stress free.