About Bilby plc

About Us


Bilby is a leading building services company serving local authorities, housing associations and domestic customers in London and the South East.


The Group was formed in 2015 with a strategy to acquire businesses in the gas and general building services industries to meet the continued demand for high quality improvement and maintenance services in public sector housing.

Bilby currently owns 100% of P & R Installation Co Ltd (P & R), Purdy Contracts Ltd (Purdy), DCB (Kent) Ltd (DCB) and Spokemead Maintenance Ltd (Spokemead), established and award winning providers of general building, gas maintenance and electrical services. Bilby works predominately with local authorities and housing associations across London and South East England.

P & R was founded in 1977 by Bilby’s Deputy Executive Chairman, Phil Copolo, as a gas installation company. Since then P & R's services have grown to include general building services. The company was acquired by Bilby at the Group’s IPO in March 2015.

Purdy was formed in 1984 as a building and property services contractor, and is now resourced with specialist teams in heating, electrical services, property services and microgeneration systems. Bilby acquired Purdy in July 2015.

Spokemead has been established for over 35 years and now has a highly skilled and highly motivated workforce of over 30 fully qualified electricians, specialising in electrical installation and maintenance of local authority owned housing stock. Spokemead was acquired by Bilby in April 2016.

DCB was established in 1998 and is renowned for delivering high-quality building, refurbishment and maintenance services throughout Kent, Sussex, Essex and London. Bilby acquired DCB in April 2016.

Bilby's services include:

  • Contracted building maintenance
  • Gas installation and maintenance
  • Electrical services
  • Plumbing installation and maintenance
  • Water management
  • Roofing
  • Carpentry
  • Painting & decorating
  • Tiling
  • Emergency callouts
  • Newbuild
  • Refurbishment and conversion projects
  • Living solutions

Learn more about all the services Bilby offers.