J D O'connell Ltd

Build with Honesty and Quality

10 Cedar Crescent, Manningtree, CO11 2BS Directions

Why Choose Us?

Quality Workmanship
No Hidden Extras
Extensive Knowledge

Business overview

John O'Connell Ltd: Delivering quality and excellence throughout Essex & Suffolk with New Builds, Extensions, Commercial Projects, Landscaping, Kitchens & Bathrooms.

John O'Connell Building Solutions has built a solid reputation working locally on numerous building projects from landscaping to extensions, conservatories and new builds. We are proud to say that all of our work is by recommendation and that although the company has grown we are still happy to take on smaller contracts and repairs.

All our work is fully insured and guaranteed and we never rely on estimates. Our fixed quotation at the start of the contract means our customers can relax without having to worry about any nasty surprises at the end of the contract.

Our professional, friendly team operates a clean, safe and respectful site and will arrive in branded high-vis clothing and vehicles. We have our own fleet of vehicles and plant equipment and our team are fully insured, with electric work carried out to NICEIC and gas to Gas Safe.


A residential, extension, conversion and refurbishment project.
A new modern white kitchen fitted.
We renovated this bathroom to a clean, high spec finish. One of our favourite bathroom projects!
A redesigned bedroom interior with bespoke built-in wardrobes.
Landscaping and fencing is just another part of what we do!
The perfect example of a 'sky' light!
Project completed for local village hall.
The exterior of a refurbished commercial outbuilding.
Loft conversion in progress...
The refurbished interior of a commercial outbuilding. A stunning result!
Our clients love their new build Cartlodge!
Bathroom adapted for disabled access.
This brise soleil is a feature on its own!

Products & Services

Building Conversions

Building Refurbishments

Property Maintenance

Barn Conversions

Basement Conversions

Block Paving



Roofing Contractor



Commercial Builders



Damp Proofing

Fascias & Soffits

Garage Conversions

Home Improvements

House Builders


Listed Building Restorations

Mezzanine Floors

Loft Conversions






Disablilty Adaptations


Be careful

Made damage our property and refused to return house key so had to change locks.
Didn’t supply the windows and doors paid for on extension and didn’t honour promises of a refund.
The day we said we are seeking a solicitor they voluntarily liquidised the company although still operating locally.
Side note- Keith, Jermaine and groundsmen were good workmen and nice people and don’t want include them in this review of the company
Only leaving a review as we have now heard of others in same situation
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Delighted with our Dormer Loft Conversion

John and his team came recommended by a local family who were delighted with their loft conversion. John provided us with a very honest quote with a promise of top quality and professionalism throughout the job. We felt comfortable with John and his team from the start. They started the job quickly, were always friendly, considerate and committed to doing the best possible job down to the finest detail. John was very hands on, easy to contact and kept a close eye on everything. These guys really know their stuff and Johns optimistic, reassuring nature kept us calm throughout what can be a bit of an upheaval. Everything went smoothly and we looked forward to coming home at the end of each day to see how things had changed yet again. The loft conversion looks amazing and was completed to the timetable. Any additions we asked for were also fairly costed. John O'Connell Ltd will be the first people we call for our next project.
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I love my kitchen extension!

I had heard really good reviews about JD O'Connell and I wasn't disappointed. As well as a new kitchen, utility and 45 square metre garden room, we had a complete garden landscape, including 200 square metres of paving. The site was kept clean, I was kept informed every day and the company did everything they said they would do and more. It's stunning and we couldn't be happier.
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