We Are A Family Run South London-Based Design and Build Company

Est. 1980s

Professional Home Builders in Beckenham and Dulwich

Placebell is a design and build company based in Beckenham and Dulwich offering a turnkey service backed with superior project management. With over 30 years of experience, we have the capability and resources to complete your project to the highest standards.

A Fully Managed Building Service 

All our tradesmen are skilled and trained, and as a team, we work towards producing results that exceed your expectations. But what truly sets Placebell apart is our management system, which has empowered us to deliver a fully managed building service from start to finish. The result is a reliable, hassle-free service at every stage of the project.

A Wide Range of Projects

We undertake all building projects, including conversion, decorating, extensions and refurbishments, and work on bathrooms, kitchens and flooring. Rest assured that all new builds and extensions are designed and built to your specifications and budget.

A Solid Reputation 

At Placebell, nothing comes before the client. Customer satisfaction is what drives our service – the foundation of our business. We have gone from simply being another construction company to becoming a trustworthy team that clients can truly rely on. We have built strong customer relationships over the years, as evidenced by our large client base, and we continue to do this today.

Experience prompt, competent and courteous service with our team. If you have any questions, send your enquiries today, and we’ll get in touch as soon as possible.

We have used Placebell for a wide range of building and restoration jobs over the last twenty years, from sourcing and totally renovating flats to sensitive restoration of historic detail for a Victorian house and bespoke furniture. Our loyalty to the company is not just because the standard of work (including clearing up) is very high,  but because timings and budgets are well communicated and, as everyone on site is so considerate, the stress of having work done is minimised.

Celia RandellDulwich

Martin and his team literally transformed my home- I absolutely love it and it is better than I had ever imagined. Martin inspired confidence from the outset and had some great ideas- he completely understood what I wanted to achieve and gave me plenty of thinking time leading up to the start of work so that I could change my mind if I wanted to… Click below to read more 


Lisa BurnappDulwich
Martin and Seb have recently converted a garage for me into another bedroom/bathroom and I am absolutely delighted with it. Right from the start I felt confident that they would do a good job and I was right. They have a delightful and hard working team who were always careful and considerate. Either Martin or Seb were on site almost every day and they responded to any email, text or phone query immediately which makes such a difference. The job wasn’t always straightforward and I was impressed by their thoughtful and imaginative approach to solving each problem carefully and well.
I recommend them most highly.
Lady Judy Penry-DaveyWest Dulwich

Always prompt, courteous and very competent service.  Clean, tidy and helpful. 

Claire BattenSydenham

We really can’t say enough how grateful we are to Martin, Seb and the team for turning our house around so quickly and how thrilled we were with the result. Thanks to everyone involved – they were all so professional, skilled and considerate.

Tom & Laura HiscoxHerne Hill

Martin Burton and the team from Placebell have been looking after our house in London for several years and provide a first class service in every respect. Martin is always available and on hand to supervise, and the quality of the work from the whole team has been uniformly excellent.

Mark FriendDulwich

We were lucky enough to have been introduced to Placebell Ltd., specifically its Managing Director, Martin Burton, when we were part way through a major property refurbishment which had stalled because of an incompetent project manager and flaky contractors… Click below to read more

Richard & Martine BernhardForest Hill

“We are really happy we chose Placebell for our kitchen and bathroom renovations.  We thought Martin and Seb were highly professional throughout the project, as indeed were all of their really impressive team.  We were very well advised at the planning stage, consulted fully throughout and helped to make some very good decisions.  We only ever had to say things once for them to be noted and acted on (absolutely not our experience on other building projects).  And people who arrive exactly on time every day and who are scrupulous about protecting the rest of your home are always more fun to work with.  We’d cheerfully recommend Placebell as well as go to them first next time.”

Melissa & JamesWest Norwood

“Martin, Seb and the Placebell team were recommended to us by a friend. They carried out a wide range of work both outside and inside our house – large and small projects –  all to a high standard. They were tidy, polite and professional and I have recommended them on to other friends as a result.”

Kim ShortNunhead


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