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We are delighted to have been successful in the recent NEPO procurement exercise. We have been awarded a place on the NEPO Building Construction Works Framework for :

  • Lot 1 – General construction works up to £2 million in  Northumberland, Tyne/Wear and Durham
  • Lot 2 – General construction works up to £2 million in Tees Valley and
  • Lot 6 – Housing construction works up to £2.5 million in Northumberland, Tyne/Wear and Durham.

New Build Housing for Home Group

We are delighted to have secured our first new build housing project for Home Group. Charlton Court, Whitley Bay is a Design and Build project to provide apartments for people with learning difficulties. The project continues our relationship with Home Group and we look forward to delivering this much needed affordable housing in Whitley Bay.

More Affordable Housing for County Durham Homes Group

‘As One Door Closes, Another Opens’ As our project to construct bungalows for CDHG at Rookhope comes to a successful completion, we are about to start another to construct more bungalows for CDHG at West Auckland! It’s great to see more affordable housing investment in the County and great to be part of the delivery team.

Work on a very special care home comes to an end.

Our Specialist Joinery Division are just about finished their work for Metnor Construction on a spectacular care home in Ottershaw. The specification is high end and the home includes spa, and cinema for the exclusive use of residents. A small selection of pictures are shown below – a full case study will appear on our website shortly.






Work Starts on National Glass Centre Project

Attractions NGC_0We have just started on our latest project for University of Sunderland at the National Glass Centre. The project involves alterations and refurbishments to create a new display gallery. We are delighted to be involved with this iconic building and to continue our highly successful relationship with University of Sunderland.

Another successful summer of school projects

This year’s summer projects have seen some terrific performances from our site teams – delivering alterations, extensions and refurbishments to schools all across the Region within the restricted time frame of the holiday break. Non more so than at Holy Family RC Primary School in Darlington, where we have delivered in excess of £800,000 of extension, internal alterations, over cladding and re-roofing during the summer.

Experienced Bench Joiner Required

We are looking to appoint an experienced Bench Joiner to join the Joinery Team at our workshop in Bishop Auckland.  To apply please send a covering letter and your cv to or post to T Manners & Sons Ltd, Peel House, 2 Dovecot Hill, South Church Enterprise Park, Bishop Auckland, Co Durham, DL14 6XW.

If you require any further details regarding the vacancy please look on our website or contact Thomas Lowes on 01388 774030.

Expanding the Team – Junior QS

We are seeking to expand our technical support team with the appointment of a Junior Quantity Surveyor. More details are at The closing date for applications is 31st August 2017.

Summer Holidays for some – Workdays for Us!

We are now at full stretch, delivering the annual glut of school projects all across the Region. While many jet off to the sun, our construction teams get down to the specialised task of delivering alterations, refurbishments and extensions within a fixed timescale – all to be complete for the start of the new term. We’ve been doing this for years and have all the knowledge and experience to ensure successful projects, despite the rigid timescale.  Now all we need is a bit of Summer weather so we can enjoy the weekends!

Sod Cutting at Rookhope

This week a Sod Cutting Ceremony marked the official start to our project with County Durham Homes Group (CDHG) @countydurhamhg  to build some much needed social housing in Upper Weardale. We are constructing two bungalows in the village of Rookhope that will be available for rent through CDHG. We are hopeful that this will be the first of many such schemes to provide affordable housing across the County.