Eastbourne builders go naked on Fridays

L-R Boyd Francis, Roger Richards & Stephen Tibbals SUS-150810-143052001
L-R Boyd Francis, Roger Richards & Stephen Tibbals SUS-150810-143052001

A group of Eastbourne builders has attracted fans from across the UK after stripping off for a weekly naked photoshoot while at work.

The three men from building firm Aquabuild in Eastbourne began to post topless photos of themselves on Facebook last April as a way of making the most of the summer sunshine.

The naked builders: Boyd Francis,  Roger Richards and Stephen Tibbals SUS-150810-142144001

The naked builders: Boyd Francis, Roger Richards and Stephen Tibbals SUS-150810-142144001

The pictures quickly proved popular online attracting fans from across the UK.

Since then the builders – Boyd Francis, 24, Roger Richards, 42 and Stephen Tibbals, 36 – have been posting photos of themselves every week.

Stephen said, “It only started as a little bit of fun, but now we have people asking after them every Friday

“Its weird, every Friday since we started doing it, it has been really sunny even if the rest of the week is horrible.

The naked builders: Boyd Francis,  Roger Richards and Stephen Tibbals SUS-150810-142134001

The naked builders: Boyd Francis, Roger Richards and Stephen Tibbals SUS-150810-142134001

“We’ve not really got any extra work out of it, we tend to do it on the quiet while we are working.

“We do get a bit of stick for it down the pub. But only from the guys – their wives and girlfriends seem to really enjoy it.”

The boys are now considering making a charity calender following calls from their online fans.

“Because people are sharing the pictures all over the place we have loads of people, who we don’t know personally, getting in contact with us,” said Stephen.

The naked builders: Boyd Francis,  Roger Richards and Stephen Tibbals SUS-150810-142204001

The naked builders: Boyd Francis, Roger Richards and Stephen Tibbals SUS-150810-142204001

“We’ll have to do a calender I suppose but I’ve not really given it much thought yet.”

But with winter setting in soon, the cold could bring an abrupt halt to the topless pictures.

“I suppose we’ll have to keep doing it,” said Stephen, “but the winter is going to be awful.”

When not building or stripping-off Stephen plays in a local band, Unihorn.

The band is a regular feature of the Eastbourne music scene and is playing at the Eastbourne Beer Festival this evening (October 8).

The photoshoots can be found on Stephen’s Facebook page here.

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