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Commercial builders and property maintenance for the North West

Many of our commercial customers return to us time and time again for their development projects and maintenance needs, and our new corporate clients are often referred to us by word of mouth.

Quality guaranteed

We offer high-quality work at reasonable prices, using proven materials and methods. If we can reduce costs by substituting a different material or using a different method without jeopardizing the quality of your development, we’ll certainly let you know. Equally, you can rely on us not to cut corners where this will adversely affect the quality and longevity of the work. As long-standing builders in the St Helens area, we value our reputation far more than ‘turning a quick buck’. Our aim is that every customer will be 100% happy with our finished work, and that they would willingly recommend us to other companies.

Commercial Projects undertaken

We take on internal and external jobs of most sizes, from extensions through office and toilet refurbishments to minor alterations and industrial repairs (for example, to warehouses). Long-standing customers include BOC Gases, Corus Steel (Europe’s second-largest steel producer) and international health and safety company Tyco Scott. We also work closely with building surveyors (including Outwood Surveyors, Dears Brack Associates and the Gauchwin Group) and have links with local architects to offer you a complete design-build service.

Our team of specialists

Our team of employees includes specialists in bricklaying, roofing, plumbing, electrical work, plastering, joinery and decorating. All workers are experts in their field: most of our employees have been with Hardshaw Developments for between 10 and 20 years. While some other building companies ‘multi-task’ – using the same workers for different types of task – we believe strongly in using specialist staff to deliver specialist skills. For more unusual areas not covered by our in-house team, we bring in our time-served sub-contractors, whose similarly high standards we’ve witnessed over many years. And we’ll happily project-manage the whole process seamlessly; we guarantee you’ll see no joins.

“A good job’s a clean job…

…and a clean job’s a good job” as our founder, John Carberry, used to say. We’re proud to stick by his philosophy: customers tell us we’re the politest and tidiest builders they’ve ever met, making us the ideal choice for working on company properties. We take pride in being courteous, and in clearing up after ourselves, leaving carpets clean, surfaces spotless, lawns luscious, paths pristine and drives damage-free.

Honesty is the only policy

We also believe that honesty and openness are paramount: if we come across any problems while undertaking your work, you can count on us to tell you quickly and without beating around the bush. We believe that you always have the right to make an informed decision.