About Keith Farmer Building Services

Keith Farmer Buliding Services is a well established building consultancy and design firm positioned at the foot of the Blackdown Hills just outside Wellington, Somerset. Our clients include homeowners, property developers, businesses, farmers and builders, with projects ranging from small house alterations to large commercial new builds. We offer a wide range of services (the full list of which can be found on the home page) covering the whole building project from design, to planning, to building regulations, to building.

We have a wealth of experience in the construction industry spanning back decades and are professionally accredited with the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and the Chartered Institute of Building. Please see our 'Contact Us' page for more information about our people and individual qualifications and experience.

We are always pleased to hear from new customers for an informal chat about a project or to make a no obligation, free site visit.

 

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Keith Farmer. Chairman - Chartered Building Surveyor with Keith Farmer Associates, Wellington, Somerset, UK
Keith FarmerPhD. MRICS MCIOB ABEng
Chairman - Chartered Building Surveyor

Keith's experience and passion for buildings and construction are unrivalled - in fact, his Doctoral Thesis in Building Maintenance & Management (Loughborough 2002) summarises the depth of his knowledge in the preservation of 'at risk' buildings. Aside from Chairing the Board of Directors Keith actively oversees our technical team and leads all of our historic buildings work - acting for private and commercial clients in a [specialist] advisory capacity.

Doctor of Philosophy - Buildings Maintenance & Management - Loughborough 2002
Professional Member - Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
Professional Member - Chartered Institute of Building
Associate - Institute of Building Engineers

Project Management & Cost Control
Building Surveys & Assessment
Historic Buildings Preservation, Conservation and Repair
Building Design & Building Regulations
Hospitality & Licensed Premises

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Dan Keywood. ARCHITECTURAL TECHNOLOGIST with Keith Farmer Associates, Wellington, Somerset, UK
Dan KeywoodBSc (Hons) Arch. Tech.
ARCHITECTURAL TECHNOLOGIST

Dan has over 10 years experience in construction, producing high quality architectural drawings for planning applications, building regulations and construction purposes. The standard of his drawings are second to none and he has been with KFBS for in excess of 7 years in which time he has gathered a wealth of knowledge of the planning systems and building regulations. He is currently working towards CIAT (Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists) accreditation.

BSc (Hons) Architectural Technology - 2007

Residential Projects
Technical Design
Building Regulations

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Janet Burley. ACCOUNTS / COMPANY SECRETARY with Keith Farmer Associates, Wellington, Somerset, UK
Janet Burley
ACCOUNTS / COMPANY SECRETARY

Janet is responsible for keeping the company workings in good order and manages the company accounts and payroll. Any general business enquiries, accounts or company matters should initially be directed to Janet who will be happy to assist. Please note that she is currently available on Tuesday Afternoon & Friday Mornings only.

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Kenny Rixon. Site Foreman with Keith Farmer Associates, Wellington, Somerset, UK
Kenny Rixon32 years experience
Site Foreman

Ken has been surrounded by construction his entire life - his father was a master carpenter and joiner and Ken learnt the art of working with wood from an early age. For several years Ken worked as a groundworker, concreting, carrying out drainage works, machine operating, and excavating; he then changed fields into roofing which he continued doing for over three years and is now an accomplished roofer. Through working with Keith Farmer Building Services Ken has branched out into learning numerous trades - he is a competent groundworker, carpenter - first and second fix, block and bricklayer, stone mason, plasterer (although Craig is our main plasterer), tiler, window fitter and even painter. Ken is the complete package and it is his excellent quality of workmanship, high motivation and willingness and likeability that has gained him the position with Keith Farmer Building Services as site foreman, in charge of overseeing all site activities. Ken and Robin are always in close communication during projects, to ensure everything runs smoothly. Despite his numerous capabilities he spends a lot of time directing the specific tradesmen on site.

Carpentry - first and second fix
Groundworks including machine operating
Roofing
Window fitting
Block/brick/stone laying
Structural works
Site Management

Carpentry is Kens main trade

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Craig Hewitt. Plasterer and Groundworker with Keith Farmer Associates, Wellington, Somerset, UK
Craig HewittExpert plasterer
Plasterer and Groundworker

Craig has years of experience plastering, rendering, concreting, carrying out drainage works and block laying. His standard of plastering is the best we've ever seen - he is able to produce intricate patterns around exposed stonework, produce perfectly curved edges and produce a quality of finish worthy of any top end build. He is one of the best plasterers around, is highly motivated, easy to work with, pleasant, takes a lot of pride in his work and is another excellent asset to the company. All of our staff are looking to improve their knowledge and skills and whilst Craig teaches Ken the arts of plastering, Ken is teaching Craig the arts of carpentry and roofing. The two staff members compliment each other perfectly.

The best plasterer around
We would challenge anyone to rival the standard of workmanship Craig produces.

Plastering

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Joseph Szocs. Joiner/General Builder with Keith Farmer Associates, Wellington, Somerset, UK
Joseph SzocsJoinery, Carpentry
Joiner/General Builder

Joseph is originally from Hungary and has worked in Ireland for several years as a joiner making high quality doors, timber windows and staircases. He has extensive site experience and can turn his hand to most things. He is highly motivated and friendly to work with.

20 years experience in the building trade

Joinery/carpentry

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Sub-Contractors. Plumbers/Electricians/Specialists with Keith Farmer Associates, Wellington, Somerset, UK
Sub-ContractorsNICEIC, Gas Safe, OFTEC, HEATAS, MCS
Plumbers/Electricians/Specialists

Over the 30+ years of operating, Keith Farmer Building Services has built up a portfolio of excellent, trustworthy sub-contractors. We use the same electricians and plumbers on every job meaning they have a real loyalty to us and us to them, ensuring they guarantee a good quality of workmanship at the right price. It also means they are part of our team so we know the way they work and them us making it always an efficient operation.

It is a risky business picking a name of a so called builder from a sign written van because there are so many cowboys out there, overcharging, claiming they can do things they can't. We have vetted, collected references and can vouch for our sub-contractors. We only use people on your projects that we would use on our own houses.

NICEIC (electricians), Gas Safe (gas plumbers), OFTEC (oil plumbers), HEATAS (wood burner installers), MCS (Micro-renewables installers)

Electrical installations
Gas installations
Oil installations
General Plumbing
Wood Burner Install
Solar Panels
Heat Pumps

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