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We’re an award winning construction company who care about the detail

Our history

PNP RNC 0216Robert Norman Construction was founded in 1981 by Robert Norman.

He grew the company from a small team handling refurbishments to a large team managing detailed and technically complex construction projects.

The business evolved to become a building contractor rather than building company in 2008 thanks to the input of Bob Page.

Bob took over from Robert as Managing Director in November 2016.

He shares Robert’s vision and values and has continued where Robert left off, developing strong relationships with clients and professionals and cementing the company’s position as a leading building contractor in the region.

Our philosophy

Approachable, engaging, consistently courteous – at Robert Norman Construction we really appreciate the importance of listening to and sharing ideas with our customers.

We look to nurture a real understanding of the needs of both the customer and their building over and above the written specification.

Having the ability to see the bigger picture enables us to channel the skill of true craftsmen to realise visions and deliver exceptional results every time.

We integrate easily with existing project teams, looking to be supportive and willing to share advice and knowledge.

We continue to win praise from customers and industry partners as a consistently trustworthy team with the positive attitude; one who displays experience and dedication to get things right first time.

Our future

Robert Norman Construction is a multi-award-winning company with family values at its heart.

Its solid foundations are rooted in its strong and dependable team which translates into seamless and effective delivery for clients.

This is cemented by the vision of managing director Bob Page who continues to propel the business to success.

He has developed strong relationships with clients and professionals which has helped Robert Norman Construction stand out as a contractor of choice for a range of works. Something it hopes will continue in the future.

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A safe pair of hands

Health and safety is of paramount importance in any construction project. As a member of an industry recognised health and safety group and a registered waste carrier, we strive to complete all works in the safest manner possible, abiding by all legislation and regulations.

All our site managers have completed the Site Manager's SMSTS course and complete risk assessments and method statements for works on site. Our entire workforce holds CSCS health and safety competence cards and all site managers have either achieved or are working towards their NVQ Level 4 qualifications.

What we offer

At Robert Norman Construction we drive forward construction projects to make dreams a reality.

Whether working directly with the customer and their contract administrator, or driving a project forward in partnership with a professional team; we handle every task with the same ethical level of professionalism and dedicated service.

We run a professional, efficient office and employ first class site staff, with the aim of ensuring the smoothest of build journeys, delivering projects on time and within budget.

Here to help

Always open to new ideas and technologies, we have an in-depth knowledge of the latest green and sustainable products. What's more, we are happy to assist in developing and advising on a project, whether directly with the customer or with the customer's selected architect.

Our office is located in Framlingham, Suffolk, where we have developed a reputation for high quality construction projects across the East.

Over recent years we have undertaken growing numbers of building projects across neighbouring counties too.

The call for our skills, specialism and distinguished quality of our work is increasingly encouraging us to consider projects further afield.

A proactive approach

At Robert Norman Construction we are dedicated to detail in everything we do. Our clear and meticulous work schedules are prepared at pricing stage.

This serves to rule out any misunderstanding over costs, allowing our customers to be clear about what is included.

It also acts as an ongoing, useful tool for ongoing cost monitoring. At Robert Norman Construction each project follows an agreed programme of works prepared by our team, which is used as a tool for monitoring and reporting progress at the monthly site meetings.

All our projects have a committed full time working foreman or site manager and every site is supported by a Contracts Manager who will visit the site as required.

Making communication a priority

Monthly progress meetings are held to monitor programme, costs, delays and health and safety issues. This gives our customers the chance to visit the site with the professional team, raise any queries and above all, see the progress of their project for themselves.

Sustainability

Green energy sources and renewable heat technologies have climbed up customer agendas over recent years. Rising energy prices and depleting stocks of fossil fuels are forcing us all to give real consideration to the efficiency and sustainability our properties, whether drawing up plans for complete new build or reviewing the long term viability of a historic building.

At Robert Norman Construction we have significant experience in making sustainable technologies an integral part of the building process. We pride ourselves on keeping up-to-date with the recent advances, ensuring we can offer our customers the most sustainable and cost effective solutions for their specific project.

Technologies that make a difference

Air source and ground source heat pumps for heating and hot water, solar thermal systems for hot water provision and photovoltaic panels for electricity generation – our team regularly handles projects featuring one or a number of these renewable energy technologies and is very experienced at handling their technical complexities. Integrating these systems into existing homes can be a challenge, but our workforce has developed a sensitive understanding as to how this can be achieved most effectively.

More than just insulation

We have also achieved excellent results with innovative thermal building techniques. A number of projects have utilised engineered timber frame construction incorporating composite timber I-beams with high performance blown insulation to deliver a high performing external envelope. Our SIP House project was created using the latest Structural Insulated Panel Systems (SIPS), prefabricated panels renowned for their extremely high insulative values and low Co2 emissions. We also work with various types of environmentally friendly insulation such as wool-wood board and sheep's wool.

Understanding that counts

Our experience of working on innovative eco-builds is matched only by our thorough understanding and appreciation of the building technologies integral to historic properties. We are increasingly receiving requests from owners of heritage buildings to 'unpick' the recent past and let their property breath again as was originally intended. Our experience and comprehension of how modern and century-old technologies can work together for the best sustainable results is particularly appreciated by our customer. This is particularly relevant to those looking to undertake a barn conversion, renovation, refurbishment or extension to a historic property.

Meet the team

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Bob Page – Managing Director

Bob has cemented RNC as a leading building contractor in it’s field. With many years’ experience in the construction industry at senior management and director level, he has managed projects of varying value from minor works to large scale multi million pound projects, new builds and refurbishments.

He sets high standards within the business and construction process, ensuring work is carried out to the highest quality and in line with all current health and safety legislation.

He also prides himself on promoting excellent teamwork which translates into seamless and effective delivery.

Bob is a member of the SJCC and FBE, working to improve the working culture in the construction industry.

He also sits on the Norwich Building Safety Group Committee and is actively involved with both Environmental and Health and Safety steering committee groups.

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Rachel Norman – Commercial Manager

Rachel is the second generation of the Norman family to be involved with the business.

A key senior team member, her role involves managing the finances of the business including all pre-construction cost preparation for both tendered and negotiated projects.

She is extremely commercially aware and her accurate and comprehensive cost preparation throughout the pricing stage of the project assists in bringing cost efficiency to the client.

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Mark Leeks

Mark Leeks – Contracts Manager

Mark is a professionally trained contracts manager with a wealth of experience within the domestic and commercial markets.

He is responsible for the overall delivery of the project including all planning, sub-contract procurement and management.

Overseeing health and safety on site and working with client and their design teams are also key elements of his role.

He has strong interpersonal skills, is committed to quality and delivers exemplary customer service.

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Mark Wakeman – Contracts Manager

Mark is responsible for the overall delivery of a project.

With a site management background, he has a wealth of experience working in the construction industry and comprehension of planning, implementing and managing the completion of multiple contracts.

His role includes planning, sub-contract management, site health and safety and client and design team liaison.

David Hay

David Hay - Quantity Surveyor

David boasts many years’ experience within the construction industry working as a quantity surveyor and prides himself in providing accurate information at all times.

He is responsible for the production of all financial information throughout the construction process.

David’s role includes sub-contractor procurement and he establishes sound relationships with the client and their professional advisors with the aim of achieving cost efficiency for all parties.

Mark Farrow

Mark Farrow - Quantity Surveyor

Mark is responsible for accurate financial control and reporting throughout the construction stage of a project.

With a particular interest in the refurbishment of historic buildings and in ecology and environmental issues affecting building work, he prides himself on attention to detail.

This helps him promote open dialogue with clients regarding cost and helps him ensure all projects are delivered on budget.

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Mike Ellis – Buyer

Mike is a member of the material procurement team and works closely with the site managers and contracts managers to ensure projects run smoothly.

He believes in our company ethos of friendly, helpful staff and good customer relations and as such, focuses on offering the highest level of service, whether buying general building materials or sourcing something special to complete a project.

Annette Clarke

Annette Clarke

The business bookkeeping and administration is managed across a shared role.

Annette, known as Nettie, is jointly responsible with Ali for all of the office administration and is often one of the first point of contact for clients and contractors.

Nettie is approachable, accessible and committed to delivering a professional approach.

Ali Gray

Ali Gray

The business bookkeeping and administration is managed across a shared role.

Alison, known as Ali, is jointly responsible with Nettie for all of the office administration and is often one of the first point of contact for clients and contractors.

Ali is approachable, accessible and committed to delivering a professional approach.

Latest news

It’s “business as usual” as Bob takes the lead
Posted on 23 November 2016

We wanted to keep you informed of a few changes that have recently taken place at Robert Norman Construction Ltd.


Best house in Britain accolade for Robert Norman Construction
Posted on 20 October 2015

A spectacular home built by Robert Norman Construction has been chosen as the best house in Britain by a national newspaper award scheme.


Double award success for Suffolk contractor
Posted on 23 September 2015

Two spectacular houses built by Framlingham’s Robert Norman Construction have been shortlisted for prestigious national industry awards.


Has the skills shortage finally caught up with us?
Posted on 11 September 2015

There are plans afoot to tackle the housing crisis and create 117,000 new homes across Norfolk and Suffolk by 2026.

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