The Federation of Master Builders

Totem Construction

Totem Construction, Newmarket, Suffolk, CB8 8BL

Trading Address

12 St. Johns Avenue,
United Kingdom.


Tel: 01638 660296
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Joined: 18/06/2013


We are a Building Contractor and Developer based in Newmarket, Suffolk. We undertake projects throughout East Anglia and have established a reputation as one of the region’s leading contractors. We carry out all types of development from one off builds to multi plot developments, and we also carry out Extensions and Property Refurbishment for domestic and commercial clients.

We are a friendly and professional company, and with our team of highly skilled tradesman and project management staff we pride ourselves on the excellent service we provide. We are members of the Federation of Master Builders and Trustmark, so you can be sure you are speaking to a competent contractor.

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Testimonials (2 testimonials)

Complete renovation of 17th century property


Jamie Burch of Totem Construction Ltd, and his team have been responsible for the complete renovation of my 17th century property. The property had been rented for more than fifty years, had stood empty for a year before I took ownership, hence, it was sorely neglected and in a state of total disrepair. The property required new windows, doors and the addition of a new conservatory; installation of an oil fired central heating system, a complete rewire, replumbed, removal of asbestos, new kitchen and bathroom. Openings were created to change the usage and layout of some of the downstairs living area; in the garden many trees were needed to be removed to open up a space for the creation of a driveway; extensive groundwork was required to improve the drainage system and install several soakaways, the garden around the whole of this period detached property have, also, been completely remodelled. The property is now magnificent evidence of the benefit of the expert and sympathetic renovation that has taken place. Jamie and his team have been totally professional throughout the whole process. Jamie has produced expert workmanship throughout, has offered sound advice when necessary and has ensured that his team also deliver workmanship that matches his own high standards. The project refurbishment has been extremely well managed by Jamie and I have found his costings to be very fair. Jamie and his team have made, what could have been an extremely stressful and frightening responsibility, an exciting and enjoyable experience and I now have a beautiful home of which I am very proud. I look forward to continuing to work with Jamie and his team to undertake some more work that I have commissioned Totem Construction to carry out in the New Year. I would highly recommend Jamie to anyone requiring major building works to their property or to conduct a complete new build

New Build House


So we've now been in our new house for 1 week. We absolutely love it, thank you for doing such a great job Jamie - would highly recommend Totem Construction for any building work!

Case Studies


Two New Build Houses


Working with a developer we built this pair of 4 bedroom houses.  


A simple but modern design was required as these would be going on the market for sale. 


The ground floor had underfloor heating and the porcelain tiles ran through the majority of the ground floor giving a modern feel. 


The open plan kitchen and family room with two sets of bifold doors really made these houses stand out.


Two Storey Extension


Here we have provided an additional bedroom and playroom for a young family.  A simple design has allowed the client to get the extra space they needed.


Traditional constructions methods were used.


We have extended the plumbing and electrics and provided bifolds doors which were a big success when we finished this in the summer!



Cottage Refurbishment


We carried out this cottage refurbishment and external landscaping near Newmarket.  The property is in a conservation area, and was inhabital when before we arrived.


We have completely re-wired and re-plumbed the cottage to proved modern services in a house with so much character.


Using traditional materials and methods we have brought this cottage back to life.


The whole ground floor has been paved with large format paving, a new kitchen and bathroom installed providing an amazing space to live.


We also completely transformed the external garden and front of the property adding a conservatory and large driveway.


New Build House


We were appointed Main Contractor on this large new build house near Newmarket.  This house was for a developer we work with reguarly and would be sold on completion. 


This was a traditional brick and block construction with a massive hand cut roof structure.  The brick and slate combination helps this to blend into the local area.


A modern sleak finish was required to enable the developer to appeal to as many buyers as possible, allowing the new owner to put their own stamp on it.


The kitchen includes stone worktops and top of the range appliances.  The bathrooms include built in furniture and modern styling.


An Air Source heat Pump powers the house and the underfloor heating.


New Build House


We were appointed Main Contractor for this new build house in Haddenham near Ely. 


The design is very modern with the zinc soffit and fascias, and the shape makes it stand out from your normal new builds.  The structure included a timber frame using SIP panels which are pre formed panels of insulation between timber, and they help achieve a very energy efficent home.  


The interior carried on the modern look with open plan living, glazed ballustrading and sleak bathroom styling.


The house is powered by an Air Source heat pump which runs all of the underfloor heating and internal power.



Kitchen Refurbishment


Here we carried out a kitchen refurbishment including kitchen design and fit including new wall tiling.


Complete Property Refurbishment


This house had not been lived in for over 10 years and required complete refurbishment.


We installed a complete new plumbing and heating system, electrics, decoration, garden landscaping, floor finishes, tiling, kitchen design and installation leaving a modern and stylish house.


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