McKnight & Son is a family building firm, one of the longest running in Carlisle. The company was started in 1965 by Bob McKnight and celebrated its fiftieth year in business in 2015. We have an established reputation for quality of workmanship and for personal service. In the last few years, Wayne McKnight has taken over management of the business and has ensured that the business continues to thrive and diversify.
In 2013, our business headquarters moved into Junction Street. We renovated an old, derelict, electrical warehouse and transformed a dated office block into a modern space for our office, builders store and joinery workshop. The building incorporates some of the latest renewable energy systems, including PV panels and a BIOMASS boiler.
McKnight & Son's workforce comprises of around 30 craftsmen who all take great pride in their work, some of whom have working with Bob for almost 40 years. Many of the craftsmen are skilled in traditional building methods for use on old listed buildings, but are equally as trained in the latest techniques for modern builds.
The firm has a diverse range of clients and is happy to take on any work from small maintenance jobs to multi-million pound contracts. We are particularly proud of our flagship development, John Robert Gardens. We have also recently raised our profile through our involvement in the regeneration of Botchergate in Carlisle, and of the former Globe Public House.
McKnight & Son have built a substantial property portfolio with over 150 tenants in around 100 properties throughout Carlisle. From luxury Penthouse apartments to simple flats, McKnight have properties for all types of client.
Safety is always our number one priority and we are proud to say that we recently received accreditation from SAFEcontractor, a scheme which recognises very high standards of health and safety practice amongst UK contractors. The scheme is designed to help industry improve its safety record.
We offer an extensive list of services, including:
Joinery, brickwork, damp proofing, roofing, property structural works, plumbing & heating, flooring, electrical, decorating services, ground works, building maintenance, demolition, insurance works, listed building refurbishment and disability adaptation.