BUSINESS PROFILE – The Roger Gladwell Group
The Roger Gladwell Group
Building for the future
Essential Suffolk finds out more about the expanding construction arm of The Roger Gladwell Group
In an age when it seems that virtually anything is possible, expectations for our own home and gardens designs have reached new dizzying heights. While we may still gawp in awe while visiting a stately home or marvel at the design of a new public building, in the main we can achieve so much of what we aspire to – on a scale – in our own spaces. But vast possibilities need careful direction and that’s why enlisting the services of experts is paramount.
“We love beautiful spaces” explains Roger Gladwell, head of the family run Roger Gladwell Group of companies “but what is really important to us is that our work doesn’t just look good but is perfect for its users to spend time in – whether it’s a fresh garden design, beautiful landscaping or breathing new life into an old building”.
The passion is clear – Roger has been leading his ever increasing workforce for more than 25 years and is keen that their vision for the future encapsulates all that has past while moving forward. “Over the years we’ve built a vast catalogue of successful landscaping and garden designs as well as garden buildings including timber garages, cart lodges, summer houses, garden offices, stables and sheds but what many of our customers might not realise is that we’re able to offer much larger-scale building services too and we have a proven track record to go with it” continued Roger.
Roger Gladwell Construction & Joinery is the construction arm of the Roger Gladwell Group and is meeting the growing demand to rejuvenate outbuildings and barns or build new dwellings from scratch but with complete sympathy for the surroundings; Roger and his sons Tristan and Ben are sharing their plans for expansion. With the award winning Design and Landscaping side to the group it is really exciting to see the Construction and Joinery team establishing themselves throughout the region.
“We’ve built countless cart lodges, garages and carports complete with guest suites but in fact we also take on much larger projects too – such as complete barn conversions” explains Tristan. “We provide a complete service through from initial consultation to completion but probably most importantly we work exclusively in Suffolk, Norfolk and Essex and reflect the unique style of the local architecture, source traditional local materials where suitable and work really closely with our customers’ personal requirements”.
As well as working on-site, the family are particularly proud of their joinery workshop that is well equipped and staffed with skilled joiners and carpenters providing project support to all that require bespoke items; be it construction, staircases, window frames, doors, gates, personally designed kitchens or furniture. Friendly skilled staff offer a comprehensive range of workshop services not only within the group but also to local architects and builders.
But we don’t have to take their word for it – a very satisfied client who’s building has been completed has this to say; “Roger Gladwell Construction & Joinery undertook a major project for us involving the renovation of the old house and the building of a single story extension in the style of a Suffolk barn. Their workman were always courteous and polite and the foreman was excellent with nothing being too much trouble for him. They were extremely thorough and sensitive in their approach to renovating the old house and produced a fabulous finish on the new extension. We were also really grateful that they recommended and then managed all the additional trades needed including plumbers, electricians and sceptic tank specialists. All in all a great team to work with.” Fiona