M J Cooper Builders was established in 1980 by Malcolm Cooper along with his sons Olly and Gus. The team now boasts a combined 75 years’ of experience working on both domestic and commercial projects in the construction industry. They provide a full range of services from the design stage to completion and take care to deliver to the highest standards.

M J Cooper Builders undertake projects of all sizes; from new builds, loft conversions, full refurbishments, to projects with “grand design” vision. They are dedicated to producing buildings which reflect exceptional quality and character, whether traditional or at the cutting edge of modern design. This leads them to source the best materials which are:

  • Sympathetic to their surroundings.
  • Environmentally friendly from manufacture to installation.
  • Fully compliant with British building standards.
  • Helpful in reducing energy costs and heat loss.
  • Design-lead architectural fittings.

Over their time in business, they have successfully refurbished several period properties sympathetically, ensuring their preservation for many years to come and providing the ‘WOW’ factor.

Building a reputation for excellent construction quality

At M J Cooper Builders reputation is everything, they pride themselves on having a highly qualified team of craftsmen who are committed to their philosophy of high-quality workmanship and excellent customer care. Both Olly and Gus are dedicated to the future growth of their company and have a well-established apprenticeship scheme in place. They support the next generation of tradesman wherever they can, and even went as far to produce three sons between them through the COVID pandemic just to future-proof their business!

Their industry knowledge teamed with their open and honest approach has ensured good working relationships with planners, building control officers and architects. They also have fantastic personal rapport with their clients which enables them to develop a comprehensive understanding of their requirements and expectations. They do this through their presence on-site as well as direct and regular contact which is essential for projects of any scale. Often, one job will lead to much more for this team as their work and character really do speak for themselves.

Scenes from a luxury basement build project

Both Lauren and I can vouch for this as we visited their most recent project, a luxury basement build in the Wirral.

This project required a full dig-out, which was well underway. There were a few challenges along the way, including managing the protection of endangered trees on-site. This was done in true M J Cooper style; they worked within the brief and hosted regular meetings with the Tree Protection Department. This challenge has not impacted the design or build progress and shows how managing client and external departments relationships is key to a successful build.

Looking forward to project progression

We cannot wait to go back to see our fantastic members when the project has moved onto the next stage. The day we arrived was miserable, wet and cold but this project boasts sea views on clear days and we can tell already that it will be spectacular.

Keep up the great work guys, it was an absolute pleasure to meet with you and see the great work you do.

For further information and all enquiries please visit M J Cooper Builders’ websiteFacebook page or Instagram profile.

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Caroline Meehan

Caroline Meehan

FMB North Hub Director, Federation of Master Builder (FMB)

Caroline Meehan is the Northern Regional Director at the Federation of Master Builders (FMB). Since joining the FMB in February 2018, Caroline has successfully grown the Northern boards and introduced several key strategies to increase member engagement through the North and UK.  She has strengthened relationships with LABC to encourage a stronger partnership between both FMB and LABC and now sits on several committees and Boards, such as Leeds College of Building, Vice Chair of Construction Alliance North East, Working Well Together N&W Yorkshire and NE and Health and Safety groups. Prior to working for the FMB, Caroline lived and worked in Australia where she founded a not for profit charity, Heartfelt Homes. Heartfelt Homes provides an essential accommodation service to regional and rural families across Australia when they have a critically ill or injured loved one admitted to a city hospital far from home. Caroline won several awards for her work and was nominated for the pride of Australia medal.