Are you looking for ways to make your home more energy efficient ahead of the winter?  Or maybe you want your house redecorated but just haven’t got around to it.  

Whatever your building or renovation needs, Western Isles Construction are here to help.

Formed in 2018 and based in Stornoway, Western Isles Construction is directed by Marc Burrows and Cornelius Kleynhans. Marc, originally from Lancashire, and South-African born Cornelius have been in the industry for over a decade and have been partners for four years.  

The team has now expanded to include Charlie Momberg and Glen Maclean, who handle the construction work together.  “We mostly are asked to do joinery work, but we undertake renovations, home insulation, home improvements and new builds,” Charlie reveals.  

“I’ve also worked for a few other companies up here and, if we need to subcontract electrical and plumbing work, we can ask people we know and trust to work with us.

“We have worked as far as Scalpay, though the area we mainly cover is the Butt to Leverburgh.  But there are no limits really!”

The team are careful to only take on work they are confident they can complete in a reasonable period of time.  Charlie explains: “As it’s just the two of us, we wouldn’t want to say ‘Yes’ to everything and let the customers down.  We try to keep it to around 6-8 jobs at a time and that way we don’t keep the customers waiting for too long.”

This is especially the case with outdoor, weather-dependent jobs.  Glen says: “That’s probably the most difficult part of our job – dealing with the weather!  We try to work around it as much as possible, or else just plough through!”  

What advice do the experts have for homeowners?  They say: “Keep an eye on your property and make sure its well-maintained.  That will ultimately keep your costs down, as the longer you leave a problem, the worse it’s going to get, and it costs more in the long-run.

“We just want to let everyone know we are still here, trading and open to enquiries.  We enjoy getting out, meeting customers, putting them at ease and then getting to work!”

Marc concludes: "We plan to offer a reliable, affordable service.  We will turn up when we say we will and deliver a quality service."

To discuss your construction-related needs, get in touch with the Western Isles Construction Operations Manager, Christian, on 01851700 421, visit their website at Facebook page