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About Us

John Thorn Building & Carpentry is run completely by a husband and wife team. We are based in Lowestoft, ideally suited to service Suffolk & Norfolk

We are dedicated to providing a reliable and honest service with quality results. We understand how stressful renovations can be and aim to reduce the impact as much as possible by establishing a great communication link to ensure that works proceed smoothly.

Over the last 10 years, we have built up a wealth of experience in providing quality carpentry and building services to suit all budgets from fencing to top end designed and fitted kitchens.


Building and Carpentry Lowestoft

Refurbishments / Renovations

Whether you are looking for a full property refurbishment service, or property renovation service, we can carry out work to your requirements. We have in excess of 10 years experience in modernisation of older properties across Sussex & Norfolk.

Building and Carpentry Lowestoft
Building and Carpentry Lowestoft

Kitchen Fitting

We offer an all inclusive kitchen fitting service, from designing and planning your layout to choosing or designing your perfect kitchen space. We have historically designed and installed a bespoke fitted kitchen using beautiful reclaimed quality items. See our gallery and testimonials page for more details. We also offer both wall and floor tiling to create a beautiful finish.

Building and Carpentry Lowestoft
Building and Carpentry Lowestoft

Bathroom Fitting

To create a perfect space to unwind, we offer a fully inclusive bathroom fitting service. With so many options available, we can provide the fixtures and fittings or leave you to find your perfect suite. In addition, we can offer everything from an installation service, to floor and wall tiling and even offer bespoke cabinet making to maximise your storage space.

Building and Carpentry Lowestoft


For a professional finish, we use only the highest quality materials. Our aim is to finish your tiling to the highest standard possible and complete the transformation of your room.

Building and Carpentry Lowestoft

Bespoke Cupboards Design and Fitting

Space is a premium for most people, our aim is to maximise storage to allow for areas where standard units just won't fit. We achieve this creating bespoke units for custom spaces or that something that's just a little bit different.

Building and Carpentry Lowestoft
Building and Carpentry Lowestoft

Replacement Doors

From internal to external doors, we offer a comprehensive supply and fitting service. If you would rather source your own, we are happy to quote to fit them. Alternatively, we create bespoke furniture including doors (see our gallery for a custom made stained glass bathroom door).

Building and Carpentry Lowestoft


From skimming walls to create a finish in which to paint to full room plastering, we offer a professional service with a high standard of workmanship.

Building and Carpentry Lowestoft


Our services include replacement wooden flooring both sourcing and fitting, tiled flooring and laminate flooring. We are also specialists in floor preparation to ensure a flat and smooth surface to achieve a high standard finish.

Building and Carpentry Lowestoft

Built-In Wardrobes

A space saving option to suit the size and shape of your room, we provide a full design and fitting service for built in wardrobes.

Building and Carpentry Lowestoft


Fence repair or installation of new fencing. We can provide concrete gravel boards and posts, a wide range of wooden options or custom build fence and gates to fit specific spaces (see our gallery for a custom fit gate and fence area). We can also provide lockable gates and dwarf walling. In addition to this, we also offer installation of patio areas, paths, decking, shed bases and shed erection.

Building and Carpentry Lowestoft

Fascias, Soffits and Guttering

Replacement uPVC fascias and soffits for houses, garages and porch's are the essential finishing touches to the exterior of any property and avoids the need for routine maintenance. Guttering maintenance or replacement guttering services are also available.

Building and Carpentry Lowestoft

Call-Out Maintenance

From leaking taps to burst pipes to leaking radiators, we offer a call out service to isolate any problems.

What our customers have to say

John Thorn was asked to supply and fit a complete kitchen, to replace the ageing units within my home. The price was one of the most competitive I received and the work commenced the following month, as agreed. All of the work undertaken from the removal and disposal of the original fittings to the installation of the new units and fixings was carried out in a professional manner and to the highest of standards. We are delighted with the finished kitchen and would highly recommend Johns work to anyone contemplating and building or house maintenance work. We would certainly use John again for further projects.

Mr A G Panter

I have used John on two occasions now, to re-felt my porch and garage roofs and replace my soffits and fascia board and secondly to build a custom made gate and fence at the side of my house. People have commented on how good it looks and I am very pleased with the standard of John's work.

Mr P Abrahams

We have just had 6 doors fitted by John, all completed in one day and at a very completive price, he takes pride in his work, with attention to detail, self motivated, punctual and a clean and tidy worker. We are very pleased with what he has done and wouldn't hesitate to use his services again. He is in the process of making us a vanity unit for our loo!

Mr D Darlow

We are so pleased with the tiling that John completed, he has done an amazing job.

Mr & Mrs Bonfield

I'm so pleased we were recommended John's services. He has just repaired the pointing on our home and I was extremely impressed with the quality of work and refreshingly proactive attitude to getting the job done well. A more tidy, skilled and considerate tradesman you'd be hard pushed to find! His pride in his work is clear and we are delighted with the finished results. Great value for money. Thank you so much, we will certainly be employing John for other jobs in future.

Mrs E Coates