Offering best value solutions for your residential project

Parsons Construction has over 50 years of experience providing quality residential and domestic services across the United Kingdom. Our experience has seen us carry out work at hundreds of properties with the quality and versatility that’s become synonymous with the Parsons brand. From adaptation work to full scale extension projects, we are committed to delivering on two key promises:

We’ll provide the best value solution

We’ll draw on all of our experience to ensure that the best suppliers, the best products and the best workmanship are brought together to ensure that your project reaches its full potential. With our history of manufacturing bespoke products, the attention to detail that we provide is ingrained in everything that we do. We believe in the quality of our work, that’s why 95% of our work is self-delivered.

You’ll be at the forefront of everything we do

We understand that the success of any residential project is underpinned by the relationship between contractor and tenant. From our board of directors to our labourers on site, we understand that no client is the same. Our team of dedicated professionals will work to ensure that every project we undertake is completed with you at the forefront of everything that we do. This ethos has enabled us to deliver residential projects that are both high quality and long lasting.


“We are very happy with the extension and the finish is excellent. The project has been a fantastic success and will continue to meet Max’s needs for years to come.‘’

- Mark Orbell

Everything that you need to know

Health and safety is at the forefront of everything that we do. Our commitment to implementing a safety first culture in our working environment has led to the creation of a dedicated health and safety division responsible for ensuring that our staff are comprehensively educated on the safest working practices…

Read More Our health and safety team are a core component of our operations and ensure that all of our projects are undertaken using only the safest methods and practices. To learn more about our health and safety procedures, you can request to view our Health & Safety Policy by contacting our head office.

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Parsons Construction hold comprehensive insurance agreements with AXA Insurance UK plc with the following indemnity limits…

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Contract Works: £1,000,000

Liability Insurance

Employer’s Liability: £10,000,000

Public Liability:£5,000,000

Products Liability: £5,000,000

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John Thornhill

Chief executive officer

“Parsons Construction is a traditional family business that was established in 1958. Providing general building services the company grew from operating out of a front room in a terraced house to a multi-million pound organisation with a reputation for quality and professionalism…

Read More For many years the company was successful growing steadily and adding a manufacturing facility for high quality timber framed windows and doors. During the first decade of this century the business continued to be profitable focussing on the Decent Homes refurbishment programme for social housing and the development of its manufacturing arm.

Unfortunately, From 2009 several factors began to impact notably the austerity measures applied to local government which affected the building operation and the impact of eastern European competition on the manufacturing facility. As rates were cut, margins dramatically reduced and profitability was significantly affected which ultimately lead to losses despite turnover levels being maintained. The inevitable consequence of all this was that in spite of a healthy balance sheet the business ran out of cash.

In March 2014 the company entered an arrangement with its creditors. While the assets of the business were substantial they were property related and therefore it was difficult to release the cash to satisfy the creditors. Throughout the process the Directors were adamant that all creditors would eventually be paid in full and that the company would not seek to pay a reduced amount.

The arrangement was agreed in May 2014 and the recovery plan commenced. Several key strategic decisions were made. The now uncompetitive manufacturing facility was closed with a number of redundancies made and the loss of a third of the annual turnover. The business became focussed on margin rather than turnover while retaining the standards of quality and professionalism that had created our reputation. It was also recognised the need for diversification, new markets and to work directly for public procurement bodies as well as the existing main contractor customers.

Initially the changes (especially the closing of the manufacturing arm) had a further impact on profitability peaking in June 2014 but from then onwards the losses were reduced. New customers and work streams begin to develop and 2015 recorded a record performance both in terms of turnover and profitability. The lost turnover was replaced and substantially increased but with far better margins. The management team was strengthened and developed and the improved performance continued into the early part of 2016.

In early June 2016 the company was able to repay all creditors in full as promised.

The business now sits in a healthy and financially stable position to continue to progress and develop.”

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We are committed to the principles of equality in employment and to fostering a work place where all employees are able to prosper based on the suitability and quality of their work alone…

Read More We are strong believers that there should be no unfair discrimination of employees, workers or associates of the company on the basis of gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, health, age, sexual orientation, marital status, religious belief or philosophical belief. The company seeks to ensure that this policy is implemented in practice in every aspect of the business and its activities.

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We have a comprehensive policy in place to comply with and implement the current Environmental Protection Act, other associated statutory legislation and Approved Codes of Practice (ACOP)…

Read More All of our employees are experienced in the operation of this policy and make a positive contribution to environmental protection by complying with the control measures in place. The policy is available to interested parties on request.

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We’ve come a long way since the company began as S & A (Building Contractors) Ltd. in 1958. We may be the building specialists but we don’t limit that to bricks and mortar.

We build partnerships

Our clients are more than just clients. They are partners with whom we have generated long standing relationships that continue to provide the highest quality construction services to both the public and private sector.

We build careers

We’ve invested in people ever since we were founded and retain the belief that is our responsibility to not only provide fair employment for our workforce but to provide a platform for our employees to develop a career in the construction industry.

We build communities

We are proud to have been involved in a number of development schemes across the UK that have provided communities with new and much needed facilities and social housing. Alongside our commitment to develop communities, as a significant employer in our local community we are also committed to ensuring that our business is conducted appropriately, taking into account the environmental, social and economic impact that our work can have.

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