Private Limited Company

We are a private limited building company, operating since 1960 and are extremely proud of our traditional values.


At B. W. May we are committed to delivering the best possible service to our customers.


The company offices in Bobbing, near Sittingbourne are ideally suited to cover a large operating area in the South East, which continues to offer new opportunities for the business.

Small Works Team

We have a dedicated Small Works Team, Joinery Work Shop and Main Contracts Division.

Company Background

B. W. May & Son was founded in 1960 by Bert May and his son Len May. They were later joined by Bill Chapell, (Carpentry & Joinery) & Terry Upton (Brickwork) to form B. W. May & Son Limited in 1971.
The idea of joining together was that they could draw on each others pool of skilled operatives to deliver a more effective business within the housing sector.

Following the first consortium in 1971, there were a number of shareholder changes, but most significant was the buy in from the current Managing Director, Andrew Spice in 1988, who was the nephew of the original owner Bill Chapell.

Picture of original owner

Andrew Spice has been instrumental with the company’s progression over the past two decades, which boasts its own joinery workshop and has approximately 70 employees’.

B W May have tried over the years to employ and train in house operatives in all trades and have been successfull in maintaining a quality work force rather than sub-contracting all work out, which makes us unique in the contruction industry

The company can undertake project’s up to the value of £2,000,000 and manages the different levels of work by operating a Small Works and Main Contracts department.

B W May’s main strength is the number of directly employed operatives; this enables better control and speedy mobilisation on projects, which results in an improved quality of service and product.

Having directly employed operatives is also very attractive to a number of B W May key clients who have rigorous employee vetting processes.

B W May has become one of the most recognised regional contractors in Swale and are currently based in Bobbing near Sittingbourne. The company location is ideally suited to cover a large operating area.

With the success and continued growth achieved over the past decade, BW May existing customer relationships have developed and resulted in larger and prestige projects being delivered.

The building industry is changing at a fast rate and at B W May, we are committed in embracing positive change, so that we can continue to deliver and meet our customer expectations.

We now provide CNC services

We have recently invested in our own large format
CNC machine. We can now offer the following services and more..
Click here for more on our projects page

Sign making and design

We have just completed a backlit sign for Ashford Police Station, cut from aluminium and acrylic with vinyl wrap. 
We can make signs from different materials and sizes for all requirements.

Furniture & counters

We have recently completed a 4 Meter curved reception desk for Ashford Police Station complete with CNC cut beach edging.

CNC engraving letters in wood metal and acrylic

Custom design

Door panels
Wall Panels
Decorative screens
Kitchen/Cupboard doors
And much more!


Letter engraving
Artistic designs
Whatever the imagination comes up with.

Mission Statement

“Our aim is to deliver a professional building service that offers our customers Value for Money”
We will achieve our goals by;

* Investing in our people
* Having a core team of skilled operatives
* A set of robust quality management systems
* Communicating with transparency and honesty
* Identifying our customer expectations

“Our key business strategies will be focused on innovation, sustainability, health and safety, customer service and operating within the traditional values on which the company’s success was built”

Current employment opportunities
B.W. May are an equal opportunities employer, which is reinforced by having a robust policy and our management team leading by example.
We would consider anyone locally, who has an interest in having a career within the building industry. B.W. May can offer short term work experience and college/university placements, subject to interview and availability of request.
Following are some examples of work experience we can offer;
_____ Skilled trades, such as carpentry, bricklaying, joinery, plumbing, etc...
_____ Site Management
_____ Contract Management
_____ Quantity Surveying
_____ Administration
We are also interested in anyone who has experience and knowledge in the industry, who may wish to have a new challenge in their career.
If you would like to be considered, please contact us for an application form.

Current Vacancies

Vacancy Available
Working Foreman Immediately
Bricklayers Immediately
Carpenters Immediately
Painters Immediately


Please let us know the vacancy you are interested in.

Health & Safety

B. W. May takes a robust and proactive approach to managing the company Health and Safety process and have an exemplary record on Health & Safety matters.
Our Health & Safety Policy and Procedure Guides have been drawn up to enable us to comply with CDM and Health & Safety Regulations.
We are consistently looking to improve our Health and Safety performance and are currently in the process of working towards CHAS certification, which will ensure that we meet the standards our clients expect.
Please download our company Health and Safety Policy here

Privacy Policy

This privacy policy sets out how B. W. MAY & SON LTD uses and protects any information that you give B. W. MAY & SON LTD when you use this website.

B. W. MAY & SON LTD is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

B. W. MAY & SON LTD may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 14-05-2012.

What we collect

We may collect some or all of the following information:

• name and job title
• contact information including email address
• demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests
• other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers

What we do with the information we gather

We may require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

• Internal record keeping.
• We may use the information to improve our products and services.
• We may periodically send promotional emails about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.
• From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We may contact you by email, phone, fax or mail. We may use the information to customise the website according to your interests.


We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

How we use cookies

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B. W. May & Son Ltd
Cambray, Stickfast Lane


Phone: 01795 842360