ABOUT US

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

ABOUT US

Passionate about Quality

Rose Builders is run by a highly qualified and experienced, hands-on management team who are passionate about every project they undertake.

We are proud of our long serving direct labour force. Many have been with the company since leaving school. We have excellent working relationships with specialist sub-contractors which enables us to carry out a wide range of building and construction projects with quality assured.

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.

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Passionate about Quality

Rose Builders is run by a highly qualified and experienced, hands-on management team who are passionate about every project they undertake.

We are proud of our long serving direct labour force. Many have been with the company since leaving school. We have excellent working relationships with specialist sub-contractors which enables us to carry out a wide range of building and construction projects with quality assured.

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.

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End of Year Review

End of Year Review '22

Our “Review of 22” showcases examples of our work throughout the year, our people, our business and our work in the community.

We hope you will find this an enjoyable read!

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ACCOLADES

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COMMUNITES

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CAREERS

We are always keen to attract new individuals who have enthusiasm, commitment, talent, ambition & the drive to succeed, regardless of the role you are interested in we have opportunities that will stretch you & allow you to grow

Careers

Committed to investing in people, in staff training and personal development.

We are always keen to attract new individuals who have enthusiasm, commitment, talent, ambition and the drive to succeed, regardless of the role you are interested in we have opportunities that will stretch you and allow you to grow.

Our positions attract excellent remuneration/packages including investment in your future through continuous training and development for the right candidates.

Everyone at Rose can make a positive impact - we pride ourselves on investing in our staff and creating an environment where they can exceed expectations and accomplish work everyone is proud of.

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Claire Wright

Claire Wright

Director

HR & Safety, Health
& Environment (SHE)


Claire Wright leads the HR, Health, Safety & Environment team.

Claire has been instrumental in our work with Apprentices, supporting them through their training and development to become key members of our team. Claire is a strong advocate of our work with Armed Forces and providing opportunity for everyone.

Latest Roles

Contracts Manager – Commercial Team

In response to continued growth across our commercial works Rose Builders are looking for a Contracts Manager with experience...

Groundworks Supervisor

The Groundworks department are expanding their operational groundworks team in response to continued growth across our residential and commercial...

Commercial Site Manager

This is a full-time on-site role for a Site Manager (commercial) located on projects across Essex and Suffolk. The...

Experienced Multi-trader

Experienced multi-trader required to work in customers’ homes and amongst live commercial operations, must be able to carry out...

Experienced Groundworkers / Groundworks

Drainage and Road Gangs required, experience necessary in all forms of groundwork including drainage and concreting. CPCS Machine Drivers...

Painters & Decorators

Experienced skilled Painters & Decorators required for high end residential projects for local works typically Colchester / Ipswich. Interesting...

How to Apply

Please send your CV and covering letter by post or email.

Careers, Rose Builders, Riverside House,
Riverside Avenue East, Lawford, Manningtree, Essex, CO11 1US

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APPRENTICES

Apprenticeship Programme

There are many opportunities open in Construction, to support this we have been running our current Apprenticeship programme for 10 years which we are immensely proud of.

Our programme seeks to develop and retain our own ‘home grown’ talent with the passing down of knowledge from generation to generation and ensuring that our choice of tradesmen for the future have matured with us and absorbed the values of the company - a reputation for quality building offering expertise and reliability.

We offer a wide range of apprenticeships including groundworks, carpentry, painting and decorating, bricklaying and trainee Quantity Surveyors.

Our apprentices come from a range of backgrounds; local schools/colleges, career changers, people transitioning from the armed forces and veterans and through supported employment initiatives including those run by Essex County Council.

We have a fantastic team of Apprentices on board, take a look at our video to find out more…

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We advise anyone starting an apprenticeship with us that although the apprenticeship may be for 3 years - it is only the beginning! We instil in all our apprentices that the first 3 years is to learn their craft but the next 3 years is about becoming a skilled tradesman.

We are always looking for enthusiastic and committed individuals to join our growing team, the opportunities are there to explore!

Awards

We have supported local awards for the apprentices, to not only promote our apprentices locally but to give them a further sense of achievement.

Local awards include: -

  • National Federation of Builders – Suffolk Area Joint Consultative Committee
  • The Suffolk Show’s Skill Competition
  • ECTA Excellent Trainee Awards
  • Tendring Blue Ribbon Awards
  • National Apprenticeship Service Awards
  • CITB Barry & Peggy Awards

Current Apprentices / Trainees:

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Carpentry
9
9
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mechanics
Mechanics
1
1
groundworks
Groundworks
1
1
accounts
Accounts
2
2
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QS Management Trainees
4
4

The current Apprenticeship Programme has trained 26 apprentices and 7 QS Trainees in the last decade

We are proud of all of our staff and work very hard to ensure that we create an environment which is a great place for everyone to work.

Many of our team have grown up with the business, starting from apprenticeships and continuing to enjoy happy, fulfilled and rewarding careers.

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Our Construction Ambassadors regularly talk to students, schools, youth groups, local authorities and the Armed Forces to name a few and can organise site visits.

They are passionate about reaching out to local communities – highlighting the many fantastic opportunities available within construction and inspiring the next generation of new entrants.

Site visits can also be arranged – please get in touch with our Ambassadors: info@rosebuilders.co.uk

EQUAL OPORTUNITIES

Equal Opportunities

Rose Builders & Contractors are committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all staff, and does not discriminate on the grounds of gender, ethnic origin, disability, sexual orientation, faith or any other irrelevant factor.

Assessment for recruitment, selection, appraisal, training and career progression purposes is based entirely on the individual’s ability and suitability for the work. Rose Builders & Contractors are committed to providing staff of all ages and backgrounds with opportunities to maximise their skills and achieve their potential, offering flexible working arrangements wherever possible.

Rose Builders & Contractors encourages a diverse workforce and aims to provide a working environment where all staff at all levels are valued and respected, and where discrimination, bullying and harassment are not tolerated.

ACCOLADES

Working together to maintain traditional quality

Certifications, Accreditations & Accolades

Working together to maintain traditional quality

Awards

  • 2023 RoSPA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents) Silver Award Winner
  • 2023 5 Star Homebuilder Customer Satisfaction Award – Home Builders Federation
  • 2022 National Apprenticeship Awards Regional Winner
  • Top 50 SME Apprenticeship Employer
  • 2022 5 Star Homebuilder Customer Satisfaction Award – Home Builders Federation
  • 2022 Tendring Blue Ribbon Awards – Apprentice of the Year, Employer of the Year, Judges Award
  • Essex Ltd 2021 (Grant Thornton / Birkett Long) – Top 100 privately owned business
  • 2021 Housebuilder Awards Finalist
  • 2021 National Apprenticeship Awards Regional Winner
  • 2020 National Apprenticeship Awards Regional Winner
  • 2020 5 Star Homebuilder Customer Satisfaction Award – Home Builders Federation
  • 2020 Housebuilder Finalist
  • 2020 What House? Awards Silver Winner
  • 2020 Highly Commended Award – East of England Awards for Planning Excellence
  • 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 & 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

  • Craftsmanship Award for Suffolk Architect Association 2022
  • 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 & Safety

  • BP/ Mobil
  • Contractor Safety Award Coryton Refinery

HISTORY

Our story is over four generations long. It is a story of a family steeped in the tradition of building & service.

History

Rose Builders is a family-owned company, formed in 1995 and steeped in the tradition of building and customer service.

It is the company that evolved from H L Rose & Sons established around 1896 and trading through four generations into the current Rose Builders Limited.

The business was founded by Harry Rose, a bricklayer who came to Mistley in the 1890s. At the time Mistley had become a major centre of the late 19th-century malt industry and the expansion of the maltings buildings provided the basis of the business.

The business expanded into housing, and through the 1920’s and 30’s created many of the ribbon developments seen today throughout Mistley, Manningtree and Lawford.

Today, the company has a workforce of over 200, supplemented by specialist subcontractors. We work across a wide spectrum of sectors, including commercial, industrial, leisure, education, housing and healthcare and carry out new build, refurbishment and extension projects. Our residential development for sale is a rapidly expanding part of the business. We resource this from our direct labour force of skilled craftspeople, in-house joinery shop and plant division together with our supply chain.

We believe that the success of Rose Builders Limited is founded on a reputation in the community for high quality, traditional workmanship combined with our commitment to continuous improvement and innovation.

We ensure we deliver an exceptional product and excellent customer satisfaction.

LOCAL COMMUNITIES

We recognise that we earn our living from the communities in which we live and work, so we are always keen to support them

LOCAL COMMUNITIES

Supporting the local community

We contribute to a wide range of events; from small, local clubs such as the Lawford Under 11s football strip, to national charities such as Cancer Research UK.

We have sponsored events and teams, donated prizes, carried out work and raised funds through sponsored events; even set up a modern Almshouse with properties let at low rent to local people.

Here is a selection of our recent activity...

CONTACT

The most important aspect of our company is our clients, they are at the centre of everything we do

Contact

Contact Rose

If you have an enquiry please feel free to give us a call during office hours (8.00am to 5.30pm) or send us a message on our contact form and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

We look forward to hearing from you.

WE ARE LOCATED AT:

Riverside House,
Riverside Avenue East,

Lawford, Manningtree,
Essex CO11 1US

Tel: 01206 392 613
(during office hours)

24/7 emergency: 07900 220 348
(for out of hours use only)

info@rosebuilders.co.uk 

www.rosebuilders.co.uk

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