Welcome to Rose

A traditional family-run firm of builders, contractors and developers established circa 1896, Rose are one of the leading construction companies in East Anglia.

With a strong reputation for quality building, we offer expertise and reliability and attract most of our work through repeat business or the recommendation of existing clients and consultants.

New Homes

Our years of experience and superior knowledge for all aspects of our craft have earned us a reputation for the very highest standards of design and construction.

We have won numerous local and national awards for craftsmanship and quality which bear testament to our consistent delivery of the finest standards. Traditional skills ensure that quality is built in and is an integral part of our building process.

Our Work

We are one of the leading construction companies based in the East of England. We undertake a variety of building projects.


Rose Builders is committed to investing in people, in staff training and personal development. We are always on the lookout for good staff, if you want a rewarding and challenging career and have the passion and skills to match then get in touch.

Latest Roles

Maintenance Operative

Experienced multi-trader (carpentry/painting/decorating/plastering/general building) required, this is a high-end customer facing position and therefore must have strong customer care / ...
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Technical Trainee

We are looking for a Technical Trainee with an interest in Construction/Housing, preferably with knowledge of AutoCAD and Microsoft applications, ...
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Apprentice/Trainee Accounts Assistant

Required for a varied role in the accounts department – filing, scanning, invoice processing, data inputting, ledger work and much ...
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Experienced Groundworkers / Groundworks gangs required Experience necessary in all forms of groundwork including drainage and concreting for a long ...
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Senior Estimator/ Estimator

Experienced, ambitious estimators required for a wide variety of general contracting works, either IT-based or traditional estimating skills welcomed.
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We recruit a small number of apprentices each year and applications should be made in May/June for courses commencing in ...
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Accreditations & Accolades

Working together to maintain traditional quality



Armed Forces Covenant Employer Recognition Scheme;
Bronze Award

National House-Building Council (NHBC)


The Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme (CHAS)

Safe Contractor

ISO14001: Environmental Management Systems 

RoSPA (The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents)



Local Authority Building Control (LABC) - East Anglian Excellence Award for the Best High Volume New Housing Development 2018 - Summers Park, Lawford

RICS Awards 2018 - Highly Commended in the Residential category - Monkey Lodge

South East Apprenticeship Awards 2018 - Highly commended Award for SME Employer of the Year

NHBC Pride in the Job Quality Award 2017 – Summers Park, Lawford

Essex Limited 2017 (Grant Thornton / Birkett Long) : Top 100 largest private company Architectural Review House 2016 – Highly Commended – A House for Essex

Finishes Interior Sector Contractor Awards 2016 – Silver Award – Birch Hall

Essex Limited 2015 (Grant Thornton / Birkett Long) : Fastest growing privately owned business with a turnover of £5M in Essex

Considerate Constructors National Award Winner 2015 – 1-5 Hall Field, Great Bardfield

Farming & Agricultural Farm Building Awards (FAB) Winner 2015 – Throws Farm Technology Centre

NHBC Pride in the Job Quality Award 2014 – Eaton Place, Rushmere St Andrew

Great Saling, Braintree shortlisted for ‘The Historic House Association and Sotherby’s Restoration Award 2013

2012 finalist for National Brickwork Craftsmanship Award

2012 Maldon District’s Conservation and Design Award for the repair and conversion of Whitehouse Farm Barn, Woodham Walter.

Considerate Constructors National Award Winner 2010 – Mersea School


Craftsmanship Award for Suffolk Architect Association 2017

Craftsmanship Award for Suffolk Architect Association 2015

Craftsmanship Award for Suffolk Architect Association 2011

Craftsmanship Award for Suffolk Architect Association 2009

Special Craftsmanship Award for Suffolk Architect Association 2008

RIBA Spirit of Ingenuity Award for Dairy House Farm, Mistley

RIBA Home Award – New Build for Uplands, Bentley

RIBA Heritage Award for works on Martello Tower, Jaywick

RIBA Heritage Award for works to Dairy House Farm, Mistley

Health and Safety

BP/ Mobil

Contractor Safety Award Coryton Refinery

Working with

Working with

Signatory of the Armed Forces Covenant

Essex Construction Training Association (ECTA)

The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB)

Eastern Builders Safety Group (EBSG)

Contact Rose

Feel free to give us a call during office hours, or send us a message on our contact form. 

We are located at:

Riverside House, Riverside Avenue East,
Lawford, Manningtree, Essex CO11 1US

Tel: 01206 392613
24/7 emergency: 07900 220348



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