About Us

We are a family-owned building company that uses traditional skills and materials in order to achieve heritage standards in renovation, conservation and construction.

During the 35 years John and Adrian Palmer (father and son) have owned the company we have based our core business on return work with various local Architects.

We undertake contracts with a value of up to £2,000,000 within a twenty-five mile radius of Oakham.

We can advise on design and planning, the use of local architects, surveyors and structural engineers.

We have long established links with various local stone and joinery suppliers who also can supply labour of a suitable quality.

We also have long relationships with national suppliers for Wood for windows, internal and external doors, and stone flooring.

Our appointment as Principal Contractor on a project ensures that all work conforms to the requirements laid down by The Construction (Design & Management) Regulations (CDM).

We enjoy very good working relationships with Rutland County Council, and over the years have gained considerable experience working with English Heritage and on projects where bats have to be a consideration.

Our Workforce

We currently have a work force of 22 employed tradesmen of which 8 are father and son teams!

Our workforce is stable being with us for many years; we have a minimal turnover of labour and as previously referred to employ a regular select
few sub contractors who match our own high standards. Our own staff have been promoted on merit to working foreman and we have no reliance on agency labour.


  • Market Harborough House