Why use The Murrayfield Building Company?
Based in Edinburgh, The Murrayfield Building Company specialise in home refurbishments, extensions, loft conversions and roofing offering a complete one stop solution for great ideas to meet all your needs.
Our team have many years of building experience and all our workmen time served in their own field. From the initial planning and design through to the final delivery including all those little finishing details we believe in excellence, every time for everyone.
We work across Scotland and have many reference sites that can be called upon when considering us for your project; you can see many examples of our work and attention to detail in our projects.
If you would like more information, discuss your upcoming project and receive a free quotation then please contact us where we will be only too happy to discuss your requirements.
Featured Project – Corennie Gardens, Edinburgh | October 2015
A garden room was added to an already stunning, but tired looking house at Corrennie gardens. Doctors Jayne and Duncan Lawrence had great foresight for their property and needed a builder with vision and expertise to transform their house into a home which catered for both their needs. What followed has stunned both client and architect alike.
A westerly facing extension was added with the focus on bringing the garden into the home and combining both a living and relaxing area inside and out. This happened via means of a cantilevered steel portal frame comprising bi-folding doors with floating corner post, which when opened up totally brings the garden into life. Light boxes were then added to the roof and north elevation adding a contemporary feel to the garden room.
Above the new extension a link way was formed to the master bedroom. Utilising the space, an en-suite shower room was added with a wet floor that produced stunning results. The existing kitchen was transformed but still keeping with the traditional look. The existing chimney was opened up and rebuilt with reclaimed brick, finished and pointed in lime mortar making the red brick stand out. A very large and heavy piece of Locharbrigg stone was added to form a mantle which adorned this crowning glory. Hidden out of site and sitting within the chimney is a flush fitting cooker hood which hasn’t spoiled the traditional look of this traditional kitchen.
Further renovations were added with the downstairs and main bathroom being completely stripped out re-modelled. A new heating system was then put in place with underfloor heating added to the downstairs area and upstairs bathrooms.
Extensive work was carried out to the garden with a two tiered terrace being added for means of access and a place to relax.
The above produced a first class job delivered to a very high standard of workmanship in which the customers own words are added below.
I am delighted to recommend The Murrayfield Building Company to anyone undertaking the extension or modernisation of their home. Keith’s leadership of his team of experienced builders ensures the work is carried out efficiently and completed to a high standard. However, the real benefit came when an issue arose or we needed advice. Keith was able to provide solutions or make recommendations based on his experience and eye for detail. The result, a job well done and customer satisfaction.
Dr Duncan Lawrence
What Our Customers Say
The slogan of The Murrayfield Building Company is “Built on Reputation“.
As one of the largest building companies in Edinburgh, the Lothians and Fife it’s actually quite uncommon for us to pay to advertise our services.
Much of the work that we take on is based on word of mouth referrals by our customers to their neighbours, friends and family who see the quality of the completed project.
These are just some words from a few of our delighted customers that they’ve chosen to describe their experiences partnering with The Murrayfield Building Company.
We first used the Murrayfield Building Company to build an extension and undertake extensive internal remodelling to provide a large open-plan kitchen, dining and living space at our home in Greenbank. We were so pleased with the high standard and quality of the work from Keith Drysdale and his team that we had no hesitation in using the company again.
They insulated and reroofed the house and dormers, as well as redesigning the front and back gardens with extensive hard landscaping and planting.
We would have no hesitation in recommending the Murrayfield Building Company given the excellent work they delivered on our two projects.
Our architect recommended we ask Murrayfield Building Company to submit an estimate for the home alteration we were planning. We were completely new to all this and a little anxious about getter the right builder. From our first meeting with Keith we got a really good feeling. He was helpful and offered us some really good advice on our forthcoming build. Our original plans included a sun pipe, however Keith suggests moving the velux window instead. It not only saved us money but had a fantastic result giving a vast amount of natural light into the stairwell.
From the moment we received the very detailed estimate we were impressed by Keith & Co's professionalism. The attention to detail and the time he spent explaining everything to newbies like us immediately put us at ease and made the whole process of building our extension much more enjoyable. Keith's team were always on site on time and worked hard all day to give us an absolutely stunning extension in the timeframe he predicted and to the agreed price. The team were always friendly, knowledgeable, clean and tidy. While working at our house they drew a number of comments from passers-by marvelling at how tidy the site was and how great the build was going.
We are absolutely delighted with the result of Keith's hard work and would have no hesitation in recommending Murrayfield Building Company to anyone considering a project of their own. We have to all our friends.
The ability to determine whether Murrayfield Builders is a "good company to go with" depends on the experience you have with them. It is not about price nor speed of the job. Of course they are indeed important but most builders have "gift of the gab" then over promise and under deliver. Murrayfield Builders are not like this.
If you have a wife and 2 kids or any other tricky / busy-life situation the important part is how builders integrate into your daily life followed closely by the quality of the job. Children can go without bedrooms for periods of time, wives can become ratty but Murrayfield Builders understand this by adapting their plans accordingly.
Keith and his team are friendly and hard working. Appearances and professionalism are important to them. This is demonstrated by the team wearing uniform and Keith pulling up his team should they not be wearing the aforementioned uniform. You may think this is insignificant but if that is being picked up on then you can be rest assured the building job will be of a high standard.
The team are on time every morning, try to be discrete if the customer is around but friendly should you wish to discuss anything with them. May I repeat that it is a team that arrives on site not just one guy.
I called Keith many times during the build to discuss various items. Not once did he fail to pick up the phone.
Their aim is to produce a quality job. I did not have the time to oversee the building job during the day but my father in law (former managing director of a FTSE 100) building company checked on it regularly to ensure no corners were cut. He never once questioned their work.
Nothing in life is perfect and so to balance the above we did feel that decisions had to be made without much notice. With hindsight though and through talking to others we are being really picky. And at the end of the day that is the nature of the project. We wanted them in, get the work done then get out. Job done.
My advice: check the price you are going to pay for the project and make sure you are comfortable with it but try and imagine how you are going to feel during the project and if a high standard of work without stress is your thing then Murrayfield Builders are for you.
I have not received any discount or payment for this testimonial.
We are delighted with our extension. The work was completed to a high standard, and on schedule. Keith was proactive from start to finish, and had an acute eye for detail. The entire process was a positive experience. We have recommended Murrayfield Building Company on several occasions.
I contracted The Murrayfield Building Company to construct the extension to my house this year. From the start they were highly communicative, efficient and very friendly. They worked solidly to ensure they kept to their timelines and gave sound advice and updates on their progress. I was always consulted for any decisions and I found that they were open and honest in any unexpected issues that arose (as they invariably do in this line of work).
I would be happy to recommend this company to others and I will certainly be using them again should the situation arise again.
The new extension is beautiful inside and out and has helped me gain that space I needed.
Thanks to all on the team that built it!
Keith and his team did an amazing job completely renovating the Victorian house my wife and I purchased.
Throughout every stage of the process we were provided with professional advice and all options explained fully. The standard of work and speed that the renovation was carried out could not be faulted. It is thanks to their expertise and professional work that we now have a beautiful, energy efficient, family home. I continue to recommend their services to family and friends.
We used the Murrayfield building company, after a referral from our architect, for an extension to create an open plan kitchen, dining and living space. Keith and the team were fantastic and professional throughout.
The outcome was a quality build and a well managed project. We have referred the Murrayfield building company to friends and family that were impressed with the work and will continue to do so in the future.
We had a kitchen extension added to our house early 2014 ago and couldn't be happier with it. Having young children and work/school to juggle meant I was slightly nervous about the whole project but it went smoothly with all dates (ie start date, date for partition wall coming down, date for kitchen appliances going in) planned in advance to ensure minimal intrusion to the family home.
The timeline ran smoothly and the men couldn't have been nicer to us as a family. We got to know them well over the weeks and found them to be polite and respectful at all times.
We would recommend the Murrayfield Building Company to anyone thinking of taking on a building project
I have no hesitation in recommending the Murrayfield Building Company. When I undertook the complete renovation of my house, taking it right back to the walls, their knowledge and advice were invaluable. The people they employ all have high standards and take a pride in their work, are unfailingly pleasant and helpful, and clean up afterwards - always a good trait!
A professional relationship from initial contact to on time completion.
Keith has a dedicated, loyal and friendly workforce who aside from their excellent workmanship, demonstrated a commitment to attend on time every day and ensured that our property and surroundings were left in a tidy state each day.
City of Edinburgh Building Control sign-off of work undertaken was achieved without challenge.
I would have no hesitation in recommending 'Murrayfield' for future building work.
Buying a house that hadn't been touched since the 1970's was a bit daunting but Keith and his team did a fantastic job modernising it.
Not only was the work of a very high quality, they also gave me some fantastic guidance and advice.
When the time comes to build an extension I will have no hesitation in getting The Murrayfield Building Company to carry out the work.
We moved house at the end of last year and wanted to make some building alterations to create more space on the ground floor. In less than 2 months, Murrayfield Building have completely transformed our living space and created an open planned Kitchen Diner that has surpassed all expectations.
From the initial discussions right through to completion, Keith and his team have been both reliable and professional. Keith helped come up with ideas to create more space and light and thanks to his guidance and expertise, Murrayfield Building have truly delivered. All work carried out has been of an exceptional standard and we can’t thank them enough for improving our quality of living.
We would not hesitate to recommend Murrayfield Building and look forward to using them for future renovations.
We were completely new to the idea of renovations, but bought an old house which needed some remedial work and we wanted to install an ensuite. We were very grateful for Keith’s help and advice. No problem was too big or small, and he was very good at identifying long-term solutions.
His team takes pride in their work, and we are extremely impressed with the quality of what we now have.
The house has been really transformed
I contracted Murrayfield Building company to build an attic extension on my bungalow. Keith and his team started and finished the project on time and to plan and their hard work and problem solving skills ensured that we were very happy with the outcome. I have already recommended Keith to a number of people as result of my experience
I would like to take this opportunity to say thanks for delivering a first class job we really are delighted with the result.
Your project management has been excellent and has ensured everything has ran like clockwork. You have an impressive team of experienced tradesmen who have worked really hard at all stages of the project.
Your companies reputation is well earned and I would certainly have no hesitation in recommending The Murrayfield Building Company to any family or friends who are planning to have work done.
Happy to be contacted by any of your future clients to provide a testimonial.
David & Ann Gordon
Keith and the Murrayfield Building team did a great job in transforming our new home. Their whole approach was very professional from the start where we got a detailed estimate which ensured there were no unpleasant surprise "extras" at the end of the project.
During our project it was the little touches that most impressed me. At the end of each day the floors were swept. It's a small point of detail but I think it says a lot about the standards that Keith sets his team.
The quality of the workmanship and finishing was excellent and completed right on schedule ready for us to move in. The house we bought has been transformed into the home we wanted and I would recommend The Murrayfield Building Company to anyone looking for a reliable builder with a great team.
Murrayfield Building Company carried out work on a garage conversion to an ensuite/wet room/dressing room and completed the work on Christmas Eve (2015) as promised.
Keith managed the project with military precision ensuring that all tradesmen arrived on schedule and were respectful of our privacy. Keith answered any questions promptly and even took time to meet us as at a bathroom tile company to reassure us that we had the correct materials to complete the work.
We are very happy to recommend the company for their professionalism, high standards and quality of work. We intend to use the company again for other projects.
In all aspects of construction and renovation Murrayfield were extremely efficient from start to finish. Quality workmanship combined with hard work were order of the day from the beginning and the result was a project, that easily exceeded our expectations, delivered on time and within budget. Joinery, brickwork, plastering and finishing were all of a high standard delivered with the minimum of fuss to our requirements.
Murrayfield are happy to take clients directions but equally are more than capable of using their experience suggest enhancements to client ideas if they believe it to be beneficial. They are a pleasure to work with.
We are delighted with our recent kitchen extension. Keith and his team have been a fantastic building company to deal with and we are so pleased with the finished job and the quality of the work. Keith has been great in providing advice and suggestions along the way which has greatly improved the final outcome. He has spent time sourcing quality materials at the best prices, so that the finished job is perfect. We have never used builders before who have cared so much about the quality of the workmanship and you can see how much pride they all take in their work.
We were recommended Keith and his team by friends and would not hesitate to use The Murrayfield Building Company again and in turn would also highly recommend them.
I am delighted to recommend The Murrayfield Building Company to anyone undertaking the extension or modernisation of their home. Keith's leadership of his team of experienced builders ensures the work is carried out efficiently and completed to a high standard. However, the real benefit came when an issue arose or we needed advice. Keith was able to provide solutions or make recommendations based on his experience and eye for detail. The result, a job well done and customer satisfaction.
Our project was quite an extensive alteration to our family home so we wanted to make sure we found a company that was honest, hardworking and shared the same needs and vision that we did, the Murrayfield Building Company met that remit!
From concept to completion Keith and his team were great to work with and very professional. The guys worked well as the project moved to the different disciplines such as brickwork, joinery, plumbing, electors and painting. It really was a well managed and integrated project.
The site was always keep tidy and Keith and his team always had our needs and desires in their minds as they were able to keep us in the house throughout quite an extensive build. It was really good to see the guys take pride in their work and then commenting on how good the project looked emphasised they were proud of their achievement.
The team were also very pleasant to work with which is important when you are seeing them every day for a long period. They made a special effort for our 2 year old son who loved watching them work!!
All in all we have been throughly pleased with the work by the Murrayfield Building Company, how the team conducted themselves and the time they spent with us.
The Murrayfield Building Company was recommended to us by our Architect. Our project involved an extension as well as alternations to existing rooms within the house.
From day one Keith and all of the team were excellent to deal with. Keith was contactable at any time of the day and throughout the project he was always on site to ensure progress.
We were really impressed with the strength and depth of Keith’s team – all of the trades work was of a very high standard meaning that the end result exceeded our expectation. Despite the large amount of building work going on at no time was this disruptive to our daily routine – all of the team were polite and friendly and they always left the place very tidy at the end of each day.
There were a number of additional ideas that Keith suggested as we went through the project and these added real value to the end result.
It was a very straightforward process and positive experience and that was all down to the hard work, professionalism and real care and attention that Keith and all members of the team gave to the project.
We would like to thank Keith and all at The Murrayfield Building Company for producing such a fantastic result and we would not hesitate to use them for future work and would recommend them to anyone looking for a first class builder.
Iain and Kerry Logan
Seriously Enhance Your Wealth
The Murrayfield Building Company can help add value to your property.
This video shows the transformation of a house in Sighthill. It was bought in April 2013 for £80,000. It then underwent a renovation inside and outside. The Murrayfield Building Company carried out all the services from concept to completion.
This house was then sold in November 2014 for £168,000 which at that time set a record as the most expensive house ever sold in Sighthill, Edinburgh.
Investment Not Expense
Although The Murrayfield Building Company is a one stop shop with access to all of the construction services the history of our founders lends our business to specialise in a couple of key areas which are shown below.
For most people the easiest way to generate more space is to go upwards on their existing building. We are specialists in converting your loft space into living areas.
Increasing bedrooms is the choice for many conversions with the use of dormers shown in the picture, but also we’ve also converted loft space into offices and games rooms. By incorporating large windows instead of dormers into your sloping roofs these make fantastic large and bright living areas opening up fantastic views over your surrounding areas.
Converting your loft space is a great way gaining additional rooms which in turn increases the value of your home immediately.
We also do conversions on basements and garages.
Throughout our projects you will see several example of our loft conversions.
Your roof is one of the most aspects of your home, if not constructed properly then problems will arise including rotten timber and structural damage.
A well constructed roof is a basic necessity to protecting your property and maintaining its value.
Whether your requirement is slating, tiling, leadwork, guttering, cladding or even a complete new roof. We are confident that you will not find a better comprehensive roofing package from estimate through to completion service in Scotland.
Like all our services we have a complete team to compliment other roofing requirements such as plumbers, joiners and bricklayers and we are equipped to take on even the most complex and challenging roofing problems.
Throughout our projects you will see several example of our roofing work.
Craftsmen of Beautiful Bespoke Joinery
From traditional built roofs through to bespoke build hardwood staircases The Murrayfield Building Company are highly skilled and motivated to deliver a standard of excellance creating beautiful additions to your home.
Throughout our projects you will see several example of our bespoke joinery.
Amazing hand crafted Stonemasonry
Stonemasonry has existed since humanity could use and make tools creating buildings, structures and sculptures that would last for hundreds of years.
For centuries the techniques of the stonemason have been passed down from craftsman to craftsman and The Murryfield Building Company use the same techniques today in all their masonry contracts and home restoration contracts.
Throughout our projects you will see several example of our masonry work.
The following are just some of the samples of our work. We have tried to show a range of internal and external as well as large and small projects.
Use the controls on each gallery to navigate or click on an image to open up a larger image gallery.
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