Coldwells Building Company is a small, family-owned building contractor, co-founded in 2016 by husband and wife, Ross and Clare Booth.

Ross is an experienced joiner and project manager. He began his career as a 16-year-old apprentice, working on building sites around Aberdeenshire. His trade has taken him around the world, working and holding senior positions on major residential and commercial builds in Australia, Canada and London. This international experience exposed Ross to innovative and diverse construction methods, which helped expand upon his construction knowledge.

Clare is a journalist by trade and has worked as a broadcast reporter and executive producer in newsrooms across Australia and London. She understands the importance of communication - our core business value - so no enquiry or client email goes unanswered.

Coldwells employs a team of seven joiners and builders and specialises in domestic construction. We build extensions, renovations, new homes and conversions throughout Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire.

As a small construction company, we run no more than two projects at a time. This enables us to maintain a high level of personal commitment to each project and develop trusted relationships with our clients.

We also offer a sensible approach to price. We build with cost expectations in mind and work with our clients in the quotation phase to fully understand and realise their construction budget.

We provide a full project management service, which includes planning, monitoring and coordinating the entire construction phase. We only work with highly experienced and trusted professionals, meaning our clients benefit from the very best.

We pride ourselves on training local people through recognised apprenticeship schemes and source our materials from local suppliers.

Coldwells Building Company passed an independent inspection and met strict criteria to become members of the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) in 2017. As FMB members, we have committed to abide by a stringent Code of Conduct for building quality and customer service.

Trades offered

Handyman and maintenance
Builder general
Loft conversions
Garage conversions
Barn Conversions
General extension
Carpenter and Joiner
General carpentry
House Builder
Custom/Self Build

Case studies

Black Zinc Glazed Atrium

  • 01 Oct 2020
  • Rubislaw Den South, Aberdeen

Hamilton Place Renovation

  • 27 Aug 2020
  • Aberdeen

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Customer reviews

17 Jul 2020

We were particularly impressed by Coldwells eye for detail, very friendly and professional approach. They would always follow through even with the smallest of details and really care that the finish is as high quality as possible often coming up with clever ways around issues that popped up. I would recommend without hesitation. - P. Ablard


17 Jul 2020

We are absolutely delighted with the renovations and extension that Coldwells completed for us. A highly professional and friendly service from the whole team, and the finish throughout was excellent. Would not hesitate to recommend. - L. Moran

Bieldside, Aberdeen

08 May 2018

Coldwells have just completed our two storey extension & we couldn't be happier. From the outset it was clear that Ross and his team would deliver a professional service. The project management was excellent from start to finish. We received great communication throughout, even in the evening & at weekends. The team undertaking the work were trustworthy, respectful and professional. They were always very patient with our requests & had great ideas. We are delighted with the final result and confident that the work was undertaken to a high standard. The site was always left clean and tidy which was appreciated as we have a young child. The co-ordination & planning of the build meant there was minimal impact on us, meaning we were able to stay in the property throughout the work. We already have recommend Coldwells to friends & family and will reuse them again in years to come. - Hannah

Kintore, Aberdeenshire

27 Apr 2018

Our project was a full internal refurbishment and extension to a 150 year old property. Coldwells Building Company were responsible for delivering all of the joinery works on our build. Being an old property in disrepair, it threw up many technical challenges and obstacles, all of which were expertly overcome by Ross and his team. The communication was excellent. They interacted with our other contractors and tradesman really well and we were always kept informed of what the team were doing, why they were doing it, and when each stage of the build would be complete. If any additional work was required, it was agreed in advance. We were advised the reason why, what our options were, and how much each alternative would costs, thus guaranteeing we retained full control and had no surprises when the time came to pay the bill. We complicated the build by moving into the property before the completion date. The guys on site managed that situation really well. Respecting our family's boundaries, whilst concurrently keeping up with progress of the build. The high quality craftsmanship and standard of finish the team achieved exceeded our expectations. We are delighted with the finished product. We'd have no hesitation in recommending Coldwells Building Company to anyone undertaking a construction project. - Susan

Westhill, Aberdeenshire

08 Feb 2018

Honest, reliable, hard working company. Nothing is too much drama, down to earth and very easy to work with. Highly recommended if you are needing small or large tasks done. - Louise

Blackburn, Aberdeenshire