Master Builder of the Year, National 2015, Master Builder of the Year North West 2015
Tricklebank, a family owned business established in 1995 with the sole aim of creating exceptional homes.
From the very beginning our ethos has been enthusiasm, dedication and sympathetic attention to detail, we are passionate about what we do, whether developing our own properties or being engaged by private clients we pride ourselves in providing the highest quality workmanship, service, reliability and value.
We specialise in bespoke house building and the renovation, extension and refurbishment of town and country period homes throughout Cheshire and Lancashire.
As we hear so much about ‘rogue builders’ and the damage they have then done to the reputation of more competent and honest builders, I would like to highlight the professionalism and high quality work of one of your members, Martin Silcock of Tricklebank who has completed the management of a successful project for me. It is people like Martin who through their openness, tenacity, passion, ‘client-focus’, attention to detail and hard work, are a shining example and a role model for how the industry should operate. With previous builders I had got a long way into the major renovation and extension of my beautiful 17th century farm house in the Lake District. They were good technical builders but they were not ‘sympathetic’ to the ancient building and they did not have the competence to finish with quality and finesse. This first company became seriously delayed, spent all my funds and still left my house uninhabitable. I worked hard for two years to raise funding to start building again but then discovered it was impossible to find other builders willing to take over the project to completion. I looked at your site without much hope - but was lucky to find Martin Silcock and Tricklebank! Martin was willing to spend time listening and discussing with me by phone and then drove hours to visit me on site. He was positive, open and full of ideas to create a quality authentic finish. He stepped up to the challenge to complete my home when no one else would. His enthusiasm and attention to detail were infectious and he managed all the specialists with this great spirit. All the guys he employed were client-focused, polite and highly competent. There were many unexpected and often difficult problems to solve but Martin and his team were creative and determined to succeed. Martin proactively communicated; emailing me with photos to discuss decisions and progress. I always felt that he had my best interests in mind. - Mark
Extraordinary craftsmanship. Exemplary customer service. Tricklebank have exceeded our expectations in every way. Their levels of skill and dedication, attention to detail and customer-focus have combined to create something spectacular. We're astounded by the quality of what they've done for us. And even moreso by the passion and enthusiasm they've shown every day. - Andy
I heard about Tricklebank through a business acquaintance. After I had the first meeting with Martin I was impressed with his manner and approach to me, who was a little apprehensive about building a house to say the least. Martin reassured me and I signed up with Tricklebank. From day one Martin kept me up to date and informed on each stage of the project. I found all of Martin’s team very helpful and polite, nothing was too much trouble. The site was always clean and tidy. I would have no hesitation in recommending Tricklebank, Martin Silcock and his team. If I were ever to build a house again I would choose Tricklebank. I would personally like to thank Martin and his team, you have all done me and my children proud. We have a fantastic home that we all love. Thank you. - Karen
Tricklebank built and helped with the bespoke design of our beautiful family home in Churchtown in 2003. A home to suit our specific requirements. A four bedroom rustic country house with separate wing to accommodate our two severely disabled children. The house consisted of beautiful oak floors and sandstone flagging with French Oak beams and bespoke open log fireplace. In beautiful surroundings. Martin Silcock worked with our Architect in the design and paying particular attention to special loaded ceilings for hoist systems and special needs bathroom. We were so pleased we chose Tricklebank for our house build the finish product was exceptional and nothing seemed to be too much trouble for Martin Silcock. Thank you again for our beautiful home. - The Js