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Simpson Construction were double regional winners at the FMB North West Master Builder Awards 2017, topping the best New Home and Energy Efficient Project categories.
The team impressed the judges to win both awards for work carried out on a traditional Westmorland bank barn, which was converted into two substantial three-storey properties and a single two storey cottage, overlooking Lake Windermere in the Lake District. The building looks natural in its surroundings and is highly eco-friendly, achieving an air permeability rating equivalent to Passivhaus Silver.
Based in Kendal, Simpson Construction take care of all your building and maintenance needs throughout South Cumbria, The Lakes and North Lancashire. With over 30 years of experience, we have unrivalled expertise and experience in all aspects of residential new builds, extensions and barn conversions.
We are a family run business, established thirty years ago by Andrew Simpson. Over the years Andrew has built up a brilliant reputation locally, being a Regional Winner of the Federation of Master Builders’ Builder of the Year awards in 2006. He was later joined by Mark, who had previously studied Construction Management at Leeds University and graduated in 2009 with First Class Honours.
We have an impressive portfolio of completed jobs and many happy customers. Much of our work comes through recommendation or word of mouth, which to us is the best compliment we can receive.
We are known for undertaking complex, challenging projects that many builders won't attempt. Our refurbishments include barn conversions, in which we are always sympathetic to the existing structure and aesthetics of the original building. We also carry out a lot of building extensions and conversions - this type of work requires specialist knowledge and expertise, as well as tight budget and scheduling control.
Working closely with architects and designers, we manage whole projects from start to finish, sourcing materials, managing sub-contractors, and overseeing scheduling and progress to make sure the project is as straight-forward and hassle free as possible for our clients. Because health and safety on site is paramount, Mark is qualified to carry out all necessary checks and risk assessments, keeping abreast of new industry regulations and legislation at all times.
We always maintain an excellent relationship with SLDC Building Control Office and planning departments, which gives clients’ piece of mind that all works carried out will be to the required standard in order to achieve compliance with Building Regulations.
We provide a full range of building services, including:
- Conversions (including barn conversions, loft conversions, garage conversions)
- New builds
- Demolition and Site Clearance
- Blockwork and Stonework
- Landscaping and Driveways
We manage all subcontractors so the process is totally hassle-free for the client, and their price is built into our quote. Our thorough and honest approach to pricing enables us to be competitive and accurate – there are no hidden costs or nasty surprises in our no-obligation quotes, just our best price, first time.
This project involved the conversion of former nursing home back into a residential dwelling.
Works involved a partial re-build, full renovation, new services and landscaping.
Millbeckstock Barn - Winner of best New Home and Energy Efficient Project at the FMB North West Master Builder Awards 2017
We re-built this Cumbrian stone 'Bank Barn' and converted it into two substantial four bed houses, both of which are three stories, and a two-storey, two bed cottage. The building has beautiful views of Lake Windermere and subtly blends with the surrounding national park of the Lake District.
The project was very eco-friendly, incorporating high levels of insulation, passive gains, air tightness construction and MVHR Heat Recovery. The building envelope achieved an air-tightness equivalent to Passive House Silver.
This project won best New Home and most Energy Efficient Project at the FMB North West Master Builder Awards 2017. Read more about the North West and Yorkshire & Trent awards here.