About Bilby plc

About Us


Bilby Plc is an award-winning provider of gas and electrical installation maintenance and building services to local authority and housing associations predominantly in London and the South East.


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

Bilby’s reputation for operational excellence and total customer service is underpinned by its disciplined focus on predominantly servicing customers in the London and South-East region.

Our Companies

Bilby currently owns four companies which all benefit from service and operational synergies.

Bilby owns 100% of P & R Installation Co Limited (“P & R”), Purdy Contracts Limited (“Purdy”), DCB (Kent) Limited (“DCB”) and Spokemead Maintenance Limited (“Spokemead”). These are established and award winning providers of gas maintenance, electrical services and general building series that work 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 and maintenance 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. 

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Purdywas 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. 

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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.

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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.

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Bilby's services include:

Gas Maintenance and installation
  • Gas maintenance and installation services are offered to both domestic and corporate clients include system upgrades, meter connections, boiler work and central heating
  • 60+ Gas Safe Register qualified engineers


Electrical Services
  • Electrical services include 24/7 emergency call out services for installations, maintenance, testing, upgrades and rewires


Building services
  • Building services offering maintenance, repair and newbuild servicing for a multiple of services including plumbing and general maintenance services. When appropriate, these services are carried out by sub-contractors

Learn more about all the services Bilby offers.