True Build Trade Services Ltd

True Build Trade Services Ltd, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH12 7SB


113 St. John's Road,
EH12 7SB


Tel: 07713115213
Mobile: 01312780998

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Member details

Joined: 09/09/2013


True Build Trade Services Ltd

Case Studies

Edinburgh Renovation - Small Renovation Project Winner at the 13th Master Builder Awards 2017


True Build Trade Services completed this renovation to a Victorian property in Edinburgh with such proficiency and workmanship that the new seamlessly blends in with the old. 

In the words of our director Paul Dempsey, this was True Build's "most challenging project yet", as all the team had to work with were the warrant drawings that the architect provided. We had to come up with technical and inventive solutions to overcome logistical difficulties. This was partly due to the complexity of the cantilevered design and the frameless glass corner, as well as the position of the original building.

True Build began by removing the entire rear corner of the building, including 600mm thick solid stone walls, which required the full weight of the building to be supported by large beams, each weighing more than a tonne. This was made more difficult by the tight work space as using a crane was not possible; they had to be installed by hand with scaffolding, block and tackles. We had to remove twenty tonnes of stone in the same manner.

The team had to adapt the design as the project went on, for example hiding the gutter to maintain the building's elegant appearance. Varying other problems cropped up, such as retaining walls, dealing with collapsed drainage pipes, and a devastating family bereavement. Taking these on in a calm and focused manner to realise the client's vision made this an outstanding project.

Member type

FMB member with TrustMark

  • Have signed the TrustMark license
  • Have had an inspection on a job in progress on joining and on a completed development every three years thereafter
  • Has a minimum of twelve months trading
  • Verified no un-discharged bankruptcies or relevant and outstanding County Court Judgments
  • Have passed credit checks, public record and director checks
  • Has Public and Employer (if applicable) Liability Insurance
  • VAT registration (if applicable)
  • Confirmation of business address/details
  • True Build Trade Services Ltd has agreed to abide by the FMB Disputes Resolution and Complaints Procedures
  • Has signed up to the FMB Code of Practice
  • Can offer the suite of FMB Insurance warranty products for the domestic and commercial markets (contact the FMB Insurance office for rates)

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