My name is Ian Birch and I have been a builder since 1978. I started as an apprentice stone mason in Otley, West Yorkshire and since then have worked for many of the UK’s leading building contractors in roles from foreman to contract manager. My experiences during this period include working on the restoration of ancient buildings, working closely with architects, structural engineers, archaeologists on sites of ancient interest and conservationists protecting special environments. My last assignment was to manage several large housing projects. In 1994 I formed my own company and have since then worked on projects large and small. My son Luke has joined the company having previously worked on the management team of Urban Splash on the restoration and refurbishment of the Midland Hotel in Morecambe. He is now a key member of the team. We pride ourselves on the expert skills and knowledge our tradesmen have. We provide a personal touch with our services and attention to detail comes as standard with all our tradesmen. From start to finish our quality of workmanship is to the highest standard.
My name is Luke Birch. I am a joiner & builder by trade, I have had 10 years worth of experience within the building industry both in management and hands on experience with a city in guilds qualification. I pride myself on being a reliable and honest tradesman and will take on jobs of all sizes.
I started within the industry at the age of 15 and worked for the family building business. I apprenticed as a site joiner and qualified in my city in guilds. At the age of 18 I went to work as an assistant site manager for a firm which specialised in restoring iconic buildings. After three years I decided to take my knowledge and re-join the family business. I specialise in extensions, restoration, loft conversions, all forms of joinery, roofing, door / window installation and new builds. My qualifications include:
CITB in construction and the built environment, City in guilds in site joinery, first aid certificate, Managers health and safety certificate.