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With vast experience in Bristol and beyond, we know our way around the local planning and building regulations, and would be happy to advise you on how to realise your dream build ambitions.  We can either create your drawings ‘in house’ or you can supply us your plans.  We know how much things cost, and when the plans are too ambitious for the budget, we will step in to suggest cost-saving measures without sacrificing the integrity of the design.

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We have 12 years’ experience in ecological and energy smart construction techniques. We have been working closely with Modcell and White Design in Bristol, building commercially viable, warm and cosy straw technology homes for the past few years.  We’ve done a variety of different eco builds in the past 12 years, and have featured heavily in initiatives such as Bristol Green Doors.

and extensions

With interest rates at record lows, and house prices continuing to rise, there is no better time to extend, refurbish and add value to your property.  As well as helping to increase your equity and financial stability, our projects will continue to add value through the careful sourcing of ecologically sound and energy efficient products that decrease your energy bills and provide a wholesome, healthy living environment.

House Extensions, Cornerstone, Portishead, Bristol, Holyoak Projects, Eco Builds, Renovations, Richwood, Building, Construction, Loft Extensions, New Builds, Family Run, Straw Bale, Green, Refurbishment, South West, Weston, North Somerset

We are well versed in new build construction techniques, especially timber frame, and relish the opportunities that 'ground up' construction offers.  If you are planning a dream build get in contact early to have a chat about what we can bring to your project. We can competently and safely manage sites of up to 8 units and will take care of all of the legal and regulatory requirements to ensure that your project is a success.


We are a small, family-run building company operating in Bristol and the South West.

We do most types of building work, with a genuine specialism in eco building and energy smart construction.

We are a polite, caring bunch who genuinely excel in giving our clients a great finished product with a minimum of headache and fuss.

Some of you will have a leaky, draughty Victorian home that needs an 'energy smart' upgrade without sacrificing the original features or breaking the bank. We've done loads of these!

Some of you will love the idea of building with natural building materials such as straw - we have forged a reputation as one of the leading exponents of straw bale construction in the south west and are on hand to help deliver these projects with other local experts and designers.

Whatever the brief, we will listen, respond and follow through with a high-value, low-cost solution to your wish list.  Everything is done properly - we will engage with your (or our) designer, produce a programme of works, give you a watertight contract, not take your money upfront, and complete our work cheerfully, on time and as close to a fixed price as possible.


We have lived with our dormer loft conversion for over 6 months now and we couldn’t be more happy with the results.  It has made a huge difference to our family life adding much needed space with well designed, useful and accessible storage.  On the surface, all builds look the same, but having seen other similar builds and witnessed what goes on under the surface, I was very careful to choose a builder who I could trust.  I can safely say Rich and his team at Holyoak projects are in a different class.  No cutting corners, value for money, transparency and trustworthiness.  Our build ticks all the boxes and more, with the highest quality finish that will stand the test of time.  Rich went above and beyond to keep the build running smoothly with as little disruption as possible to our family.  I’d heartily recommend Holyoak projects to anyone (and have  already done so on multiple occasions) and hope to use their services again in the near future.

Tessa and Ben, Brislington

We're over the moon with the work Richard has done on renovating our office entryway, a very friendly, reliable and professional service. Thank you!

Dylan, Arnos Vale

We love our new home! Rich and his team did a fantastic job in converting the architect’s plan for the old stable building into a warm, comfortable and very stylish home. Rich was responsive and flexible as the project developed, keeping us up- to- date and answering any queries and doing his best to minimise the necessary disruption to family life during the work period. All the workmanship is of top quality and I would thoroughly recommend Holyoak Projects.

Rebecca, St Andrews

Rich and the Holyoak team did a fantastic job fitting our bi-fold doors. I would definitely recommend using Holyoak Projects. They were everything you hope for in a builder! Professional, honest, friendly, timely (yes he turned up when he said he would!), great at communication (talking us through each stage of what would be done), tidy (he cleaned up after himself), a great problem solver (always offering different solutions) and a perfectionist. You can be safe in the knowledge that both of you are striving for the same end result, a brilliant job! Thanks Rich

Vicky, Portishead

Rich oversaw our kitchen refurbishment, which included ripping out the entire lot (ceiling and all), and then fitting new electrics, plumbing, plastering insulation (not to mention a brand new kitchen).
His management of the various tradesmen involved was top notch with everyone arriving when they should. It made what could have been a logistical headache a painless process and we couldn't be happier with the end result. (He's also a bit of a dab hand at tiling too!)

Duncan, Fishponds



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We'd love to hear from you and chat through any ideas you may have.

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Based in Portishead, Bristol but working all over the South West.

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Tel: +44 (0)1275 405 200

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