Skilled Crafts

We employ highly skilled craftsmen to ensure that the quality and authenticity of our restoration project’s are always completed to the highest standard’s and expectation. Whether you are converting an old dilapidated barn or restoring a listed building, our tradesmen will deliver an exceptional finished product.

As part of our commitment to preserving and promoting these increasingly rare skills, we’re members of the CITB and Cumbria Training Group. We regularly recruit school leavers into our apprentice training programme and nurture these young people through to be a fully qualified skilled trades person who can deliver exceptional work independently or as part of the wider construction team

Traditional timber work

Our experienced site managers lead a team of highly skilled tradesmen in restoring the original beauty and strength in some of Cumbria’s finest listed and heritage properties. Our joiners use the finest hardwood to produce exquisite heavy oak trusses, staircases, doors, windows and more.

Our team is experienced in the design, construction and erection of traditionally jointed and pegged bespoke timber framed buildings. We work in structures made from English Oak, Douglas Fir and Larch including cruck framed roofs, sling brace, interrupted tie beams, roof trusses, internal and external screens and folding external doors.

Heritage stonemasons

Our team of experienced stonemasons and plasterers are skilled in a wide range of traditional techniques, to restore, recreate and enhance the original style of the building including;

  • Rubble filled solid masonry walling with lime
  • Ashlar stone walling & detailing, utilising our own reclamation & salvage stocks
  • Plastering using specialist lime and hemp heritage techniques
  • Tried & tested holistic breathing wall technology

Joiners Workshop

All our joiners are directly employed and have been with the company for many years, some of whom served their apprenticeships with Carrock. They have been hand-picked for their experience and skill.

They are true craftsmen who work across the construction process making doors, stair cases, windows and bespoke roof structures in our shop. Our joiners then progress on to site and install their handmade items on our customer’s properties.

The workshop is managed by our master joiner with over 40 years experience in crafting the finest products in both traditional carpentry materials and some of the worlds most expensive timbers. This enables Carrock Design & Build to offer exceptional and bespoke products to our client with the option of hand picking the exact timber to use on their next beautiful project.

Modern Plumbing & Heating

In order to provide our discerning customers with the timely and reliable installation service expected, Carrock Design & Build have elected to bring this key service in-house, employing our own highly qualified engineers. Our team of professional mechanical and plumbing tradesmen will see that you benefit from all of the luxuries and conveniences of modern living.

We are able to deliver a seamless and high-quality service using essential experience & specialist expertise in all the current and emerging technologies for domestic and light commercial heating and hot water systems. We’re able to install bespoke systems for our customer in under-floor heating, advanced control systems and intelligent weather compensation boiler systems with Wi-Fi control.

Renewable Energy

With longevity & sustainability in mind, Carrock Design & Build are strong advocates of Renewable Energy Sources. We have first-hand experience of a wide variety of installations, to suit varying needs. We support our clients in their decision to ensure that their plans involve  sustainable energy sources for renewable technologies, such as biomass boilers, air source heat pumps and solar thermal hot water panels. We also practice what we preach with renewable technologies including wind power, biomass and heat pumps in use at our head office. We have electric vans which use the electrical energy produced from our onsite wind turbine to charge the vehicles batteries overnight.