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Accreditations & Awards

Our aim is to consistently deliver 'excellent' service and ensure our customers recommend us to others.

We strive continually improve our business, maintain our accreditations and achieve awards in recognition of our achievements and performance.

We are proud that many of our customers take the time to write to us and congratulate us on a job well done.

What Our Customers Say...

I would like to thank you and your team for the work you carried out at our Scottish Home Alltshellach.

From the outset your team worked fast in the strip out stage and then rebuilt the rooms well within the allocated timescale to a high standard.

HF Holidays - Ean Moorhouse re Alltshellach Country House Hotel

It was excellent work as always - Nick Green was very helpful.

Jean Bullock

Thank you for the grand job you all did at Banks Place - much appreciated, we'll certainly be recommending you.


Greg & Sarah Nicholson, Keswick

You have been in contact all the way through the job, informing me of the progress & exactly what was happening.  I will definitely recommend you to anyone who is wanting a new bathroom & I look forward to working with you again in the future.

Andrew Douglas, Crown Terrace, Penrith

I would like to thank you for all the support you give to the group.

Gillian Yarrow, Carlisle Riding for Disabled Association

We  would like to pass on our thanks to all the builders who were involved in creating our new workshop.  We were very impressed by their punctuality in getting the job done efficiently but also safely.  Any queries we had were answered immediately in a straight forward manner.  The electrician had also commented how good  the duct was & how it was the best one he had ever seen. 

Environment Agency - Help Create New Worksop

"Everyone that sees the finished article comments on how wonderful it is. The lads should be truly proud of what they have created, and I would be very pleased for you to pass those comments and our thoughts onto them".

Mr & Mrs Cliff

It's official. We've completed!. Thank you so much for all your hard work and patience. Thank you also for our flowers, treats and card.

Jane McCritchie - Calvert Way

All of the trades that attended were excellent, from Tom and his building crew who did a splendid job of what was not a very pleasant task of knocking out brickwork. Dan has created a superb deck for us which looks great and has been used already, and Marcus who has finished off the job with a tidy finish of the plastering.



Allan Dickson Lazonby

My inspection showed this to be a good well run site at the time of my visit. Your supervisor's helpful manner and co-operation was appreciated.

HSE Inspector - Crossthwaite Gardens Keswick

I would just like to pass on my thanks to a couple of the lads….. going above and beyond,.... we are certainly very grateful - they are a top bunch and a credit to the company!

Thorburn - Keswick

I just wanted to get in touch to say a huge thank you again for your support of Anthony Nolan last year.  The fundraising Atkinson Building Contractors did was fantastic and has been a huge help towards our goal of saving and improving the lives of people with blood cancer.

Anthony Nolan Events Coordinator

As always Nick was courteous, considerate, efficient and thorough; he is certainly a great advertisement for your company.

T Whittaker

the guys have been superb in really demanding conditions ... they've turned up and made progress ... we're really pleased.


the staff were helpful and very hardworking and good to have about the house


A very big thank you on our behalf, to all of the Atkinson team who have been working on our house at Keswick;

….their productive and efficient work made a very good first impression;

….we’d like to say thank you for their efforts;
…..your “team” have provided helpful and constructive ideas and have again produced quality results;

….the electricians have made a great job of the first fix electrics and we appreciate their enthusiasm and helpfulness;
….the plumbers (mainly Ian) have created an amazing boiler room on the second floor and there are a myriad of neatly labelled pipes going all over the house. We are very pleased with his work.

...the bricklayers have made a great job of reconstructing the chimneys and Atkinsons guys have also been involved in works to the roof, tidying up and coordination of the roofing work.
We’d like to make a special mention of Alan Wills who is outstanding, and on whom the success of the whole project depends. Our decision to use Atkinsons was mainly because we were promised that he would be our site manager. We had already seen how excellent he is on our earlier flood repair project and we appreciate work that is done well.

A special mention also goes to Tony Ripley as he has been extremely helpful, courteous and amazingly efficient. Having someone who always responds immediately to queries and concerns seems to be a rare asset in the building industry and it has made it much easier for us.

Janet Ruffley has come up trumps with the planning application. We appreciate what that involves as we have had to do this ourselves in the past.

There are others, for example, Martin and Kayleigh, and probably more, working in the background who have also contributed and we like to thank them too.

All of your staff are committed, friendly and helpful as well as being competent and knowledgeable. So they are a pleasure to work with.

And finally thank you Barry for responding to us helpfully and promptly in the first place and keeping us informed of your developments in Keswick

Cathy & Phil - Keswick

Thank you. Couldn't find fault with any of the staff involved, from the office girls to all the men and lads we came into contact with

The Coopers

We went to have a look around [at Calvert Way] the other day and I just thought I’d email to say how good it looks!

The site was clean and tidy, the programme seemed to be managed in a very structured way and the quality of work was good.

So, positive feedback, and I look forward to the opening in the Autumn!

Mike Muir, Impact Housing

I just wanted to thank you for the speedy renovation work done at my house at Carlisle.

Having met on site today with Martyn Crouch (Project Manager), David Gray (Surveyor) and Tim Williamson from the loss adjusters Cunningham Lindsey, I can safely say that the work done there has been to an extremely high standard. I would like you to pass on my thanks to all the lads who were involved on the job especially Martyn Crouch who has been excellent.

The loss adjuster is dealing with a very high number of flood damaged properties in Carlisle and when we walked around today he commented that it was the best refurbishment he has seen.

Many thanks again.

Pittam, flood victim in Carlisle

Thank you for allowing me to come for work experience, and taking the time to help as well as make sure I was alright. I had a great time with everyone I worked with and I hope you can pass on my thanks. I have learned a lot about the building trade as well as local slang I was not aware of.

Work Experience Student from Keswick School

I would like to thank you for taking me as an employee and giving me an enjoyable work experience. I have enjoyed working in joinery, I learned about a lot of materials and tools used in joinery like skirting board, a tenon saw and a coping saw. I also learned to measure the angle of the stairs which I found very interesting.

A Work Experience Student from Keswick School

On behalf of Hospice at Home Carlisle and North Lakeland I wanted to say a ‘huge thanks’ for your fabulous and very great support for the Penrith Colour Run yesterday. For all at the event I hope you enjoyed the day and weren’t too splatted in the various colour run paint. The fabulous news is with everyone’s help and generosity over £20,000 has been pledged which is absolutely amazing. This is almost double the amount of funds raised last year so the Fundraising Team are all overwhelmed with the success and kindness from all. We realise we are very fortunate to have this generosity and support from the local community, organisations and businesses like yourselves which make this possible. £20,000 will provide numerous hours of end of life care and ensure the Hospice at Home nurses and carers will be there when needed. With a recent 28% increase in referrals from patients and families the funds raised are more vital than ever. Lots of photos will be added to Facebook over the next few days of the afternoon and of all the Colour Stations, I’m sure you will see fantastic images of participants being dowsed in pink, yellow, green and orange paint (link can be accessed below) so please take a look, and if you are member of Facebook please feel free to like, comment, tag and share your favourite images:

Penrith Colour Run in aid of Carlisle and North Lakes Hospice at Home

Once the flood water subsides you are left with the daunting prospect of how to get things put back together and return to some semblance of normality.The ideal scenario  is the arrival of that mythical beast, a knight in shining armour. We were extremely lucky in that we found Atkinson's, a building firm who were sympathetic to our needs and prepared to work to a realistic timescale.

To say that we have been impressed by the quality and expertise of Atkinsons' workforce would be an understatement, and most importantly in such a traumatic situation they kept us fully informed of the work in progress every step of the way.

There were no hiccups in the restoration work which is to the highest standard, and the job was completed and signed off ahead of time by an equally impressed Loss Adjuster.

Huggon, flood victim in Carlisle

“Trevor is providing a superb service. It really makes a massive difference for us; Trevor answered a query this morning really efficiently. Trevor is doing a grand job for us.” 

Arnison Heelis

"We are delighted with the high quality of the work and would like to thank Tony, Martyn, Ian and the whole team from the contractors to the girls in the office, they are a credit to Atkinsons."

Don and Carol Fraser

Guy, your team was very efficient and the work was well done and your organisation of the work was appreciated.

James Miles

Please pass on my personal thanks to Stephen Beattie for all his hard work during the refurb.

He has been an absolute star and was a great support to me. He’s been professional throughout and has solved issues for us without complaint.

Michelle Hall Operations Administrator Penrith Building Society

A heartfelt well done for getting us in on Friday. Please do pass on our thanks to everyone involved

Stuart and Mandy Jackson Croglin

Thank you- as always the team were efficient and did a good job on the interview room

Penrith Building Society

I absolutely love our new offices and thank you to all the team and especially Steve, you have done a fantastic job and have been a pleasure to work with too!

Heatons Penrith

Very thorough and professional builders

Mr Shelly Penrith

We are very pleased with the final product and the quality of the work, we receieve many complimentary comments. Your staff have been a pleasure to work with.

Joan and David, Cumbria

The Site Manager - Mark, I feel went that extra mile with anything I asked for and anything I wasn't sure about. Thank you.

Mrs Coke Dalston


Just thought I would take a few minutes of my time to say thank you for delivering a really good scheme that I think we can all be proud of. The finished article, in my opinion is a credit to all, and the visual appearance of that end of Raiselands Croft must be an improvement by a thousand fold.

As you know, I was very apprehensive about the scheme from inception, namely due to many of the local residents to the site – a lot of which were very raw emotionally, and some even angry about a housing development being built in their *back yard*. I’m happy that this was all turned around, and as I have mentioned before, we have even received compliments from some of these residents who have openly admitted that they were wrong, and how much of a positive impact the scheme has had on the neighbourhood.

I’m sure you chose the right personnel for this development too. Everyone I have seen on working on site has done the company proud, in my opinion.

Not one for usually singling out people, but I have been very impressed with Stephen and Jonathan, both of whom I would welcome to work with again on future developments…. Their professional approach and care-about-the-job is very refreshing.

I would be grateful if you could pass on my thoughts appropriately.

Anyway…. Well Done, Thank you, lets do it again.


Ross Cowperthwaite

Eden Housing Association

Really pleased with the work on the hayloft

Piers Harden

I would commend Nick who I thought did a superbly competent job on the boiler and associated work, a bit of a star really!


Ian Bruce

Dear Steve

I would like to take this opportunity of thanking you for contributing to this year’s Charity Golf Day.

Thanks to the support you provided in playing in the event, we will be able to make a donation of over £4500.00 to the Mayor of Carlisle’s Charity Fund ~ the main beneficiaries of which are Carlisle MENCAP and Carlisle United Youth Voluntary Work. This means that over the last 12 years, we will have raised over £34,500 for the Mayor of Carlisle’s charities.

An article on the event is featured on our website at

Once again, thank you for helping to make our 2014 Charity Golf Day a huge success, and I hope you again will be able to join us in supporting our event in 2015.

Stephanie Murphy
Chief Executive

Two Castles

Very happy with the final results and Martyn was great at explaining everything as it went along.
Martyn took the time to find a solution that worked for the job and took the time to listen to our needs and work with the joiner and us to come up with the best solution.

Please pass on our thanks to them both

Robert and Lynne Reside

Johnny has done a brilliant job and thank you


Matt Heally

Metcalf's Plant Hire

Your chaps are a credit to your company

Sue Jefferson

 It looks great. We are absolutely delighted with the work.

Julie Bancroft

Cumbria County Council and Architects Plus would like to thank Atkinson Building Contractors Ltd for the good standard of work and timely completion.

Penrith Library

Extremely pleased with the quality of the work done.

Stewart and Val Simpson

You have done a really good job. I completed an inspection and you could not even tell the Kitchen had been in and out.  Thanks for a great job.

Rachel - Arnison Heelis Sales and Letting Manager Penrith

Nick was very professional and thorough

Mr Williamson Penrith

Completion confirmed to an excellent standard

O Roger – Environmental Scientist RAW Group

We would like to thank Atkinson Building Contractors for their excellent work.  We had no previous dealings with them before our claim. However we did know that they have an excellent reputation in our local area and we found their staff skilled in the work they carried out, quick, efficient and polite.  We would strongly recommend them.

L and B Sheppard

Very pleased with recent work and delighted with the service. Thank you to Tracy who was extremely helpful.

Mr Paterson - Penrith

Thank you for the prompt attention. Tracy was extremely compassionate and helpful in organising the work.


Mrs Holden - Penrith

Thanks to your good workmen it was a complete success. The boys were helpful, very polite and thoroughly respectful. So many thanks to you all. I will surely come to you for any more work I need.

J Bullock

All of your staff were professional and friendly at all times and made the whole process enjoyable. Your company was extremely professional from the first moment we contacted you until completion of the project and beyond, the overall quality of work exceeded our expectations and I would be more than happy to recommend your services to others in the future.

A Jackson - Oakfield Yanwath

We were very impressed with the staff and their consideration to our school situation. Always polite and well informed.

St Cuthberts Catholic Primary School Wigton Cumbria

I have worked with lots of contractors and Atkinson’s have been the best. We hope to work with you in future.

Paul Harrison – Site Manager Caldew School.

Caldew School has been a great success, we are very happy with quality and progress, as is the head teacher. I think the school are genuinely surprised that you were able to deliver what you did in the timescales with good management on and off site.


David Gray - Director Gray Associates Limited

Tracy was extremely helpful and knowledgeable dealing with the initial enquiry and Guy was very professional.


Mr J Snowden

Fantastic service. Thanks to Paul, he was very nice.

Mr J McCredie

May I thank you for the professional way you completed this project.

Beaconside CE Primary School - David Whiteside Bsc (Hons) ACIAT Cowan & Co

Thank you for fitting it in and the excellent job changing the boiler

Penrith Farmers' and Kidd

May I thank you for the professional way you completed this project.



Stainton CE Primary School - David Whiteside Bsc (Hons) ACIAT Cowan & Co

May I take this opportunity to thank you for your valued assistance provided to us over the summer holidays regarding the asbestos removal.

Cowan & Co

Thanks to Mike (Homes), Mal (Wilson), Prince William (Mark Wilson), Sparky and most of all to Mark Weir and Martyn Crouch for the efficient job they have done for me. It is FABULOUS. I am thrilled to bits. Many thanks.


C Sealby

We are very happy with the new bathroom and found the process less disruptive that we had expected. Martyn managed things very well and all the men were friendly and efficient. Thank you.

J Jennings

Thank you for the work you have recently done to the interior of Crossthwaite Church. We are delighted with the quality of the craftsmanship and that the project was completed on time. We are also pleased with the manner in which the workmen carried out the work.

In particular we would like to pass our thanks to Julian and Tony for their thoughtful, skilled work.

The Vicar and PCC of Crosthwaite Church Keswick

Once again how nice it is to have builders in who clearly repect that they are working around family life and are keen to make sure at each stage that they are doing what is expected. Thank you all for your excellent service.

J Smith

Our team found working with Atkinson's enriching and we have built up a strong relationship with them that will last. I have no reservation in recommending them and indeed we will be using them again when the opportunity presents iteslf.

J Mills - Chief Executive Officer, Penrith Co-Operative Society Limited

I am delighted to write that the whole team were extremely courteous, polite and considerate and they working in accordance with all our requests. I will be happy to recommend Atkinsons to friends, colleagues and anyone else in the future.

S Wardlaw, Penrith

Their attention to detail, and the finished delivered product, was outstanding on what proved an often difficult grade two listed building. Throughout all of our projects with Atkinson Builders we have found their commitment to the provision of a totally professional service fully honoured and would have no hesitation in recommending their company for other construction works and will be including them on future tender lists.

D R Swarbrick - Chartered Architects

I just wanted to write to you to say how pleased I am with the new bathroom which was fitted for me recently. The finished result is of a high standard.

S Tait

Throughout all projects, Atkinson Builders have provided a friendly but professional service, meeting the strict deadlines set and dealing effciently with matters as they arise. I have no hesitation in recommending Atkinson Builders as a reputable company for construction works, and would employ them on future jobs.

A M Willmott - Capital Projects Manager