meet the team


Brett Phipps

After leaving school in 1982 at the age of 15 Brett served a 3 year apprenticeship in glass, glazing and fabrication, then a year improving course in building skills. After taking a year off to travel the US. He returned to put his skills to good use in several building companies working his way to middle management. After getting married to his wife Vicky when she finished college in Oxford they again went travelling including 4 years in New Zealand where Brett built 6 hi spec homes. It was only after the birth of his second child that he decided to secure his future by founding R&B Builders. He has cherished the years since by being able to make a difference to people’s lives and giving his customers something to smile about by going the extra mile.


Gary is a highly skilled carpenter, bench joiner and project director. Starting at school with an avid interest in all timber products, it was a natural choice at 16 to choose a career in the construction industry, here he served his time as a apprentice with a very large well established Oxford construction company where he gained NVQ level 3 at site carpentry and bench joinery, from then on he has worked at a number of levels developing his skills and building his experience. Now as a director of R&B Builders Ltd he has help build one of the best building companies in Oxfordshire.

jack slight

During his first 12 months with R&B Builders up to August 2018 Jack has improved considerably, he now works well along side the rest of the team. He is very conscientious for his age and we are keen to keep him long after we have trained him.

Raymond Windfell

Ray, a co-founder of R&B Builders is a highly skilled tradesman having been involved directly in the construction industry since 1974 when he left school. He gained a City and Gild Site Carpentry Qualification then progressed on to work at a variety of level including team leader in a large maintenance firm. Ray completed many courses through his career including Manual Handling, Use of Abrasive Wheels and Grinders, all of which he puts into practice while being a valued member of the R&B Builders team.


electricians/ plasterers

adrian capel

Aidy has worked for R&B Builders since May 2014, after serving his apprenticeship at Abby electrical. He worked for Oxford Instruments for 18 years before becoming a valuable member of our team. Having a electrician on site is a great help and he is a pleasure to have around.

Rory james

Rory is "employee of the month" every month! After doing our plastering as a sub contractor for a long time, in August 2015 we thought it was time to grab him before someone else did.

ben trinder

Ben has a way of finishing jobs that never goes unnoticed by the customer. He will always go that extra mile to get it just right. Ben is always good to have around for his knowledge. He also has an uncanny resemblance to Martyn?

martyn appleby

Martyn, a self confessed workaholic. Martyn is not only a first class trades man, he is very well organised which makes his timing on jobs second to none. Again Martyn is a pleasure to have on site.

steve tugwell

Steve is highly skilled tradesman, although a carpenter by trade he has gained a impressive skill set over the years which makes him a very good project manager and is second to none. Just try and ignore his plastic cockney accent.

andy lovelock

Since joining our team just after Christmas 2018 Andy has fitted in as if he has been with us for years. Although Andy's trade is bricklaying he knows his way around any project as good as anyone. We are very pleased to have him on our team.

Project managers


jack Quinton

Jack joined the team as a helping hand during a large job in early 2018, he hasn't decided which path to take yet in the construction industry but is very keen and open to help out all trade to widen his experience.


paul ludlam

Paul is a very experienced Labourer he has worked along side Andy in the past, so with a good in house reference he was a natural addition to the team. A trade sometimes played down but a good labourer is worth their weight in gold.
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