Whyte's Building Contractors

A medium size family run Building Business with an established Employed team. We cover all trades with over 42yrs experience. Our client base covers a wide area of the southwest, Cornwall and Devon, (Whyte's Building Contracts SW).


  1. Extensions
  2. Loft Conversions
  3. Conversions - General
  4. Restoration & Refurbishment
  5. Kitchen Fitting
  6. Bathroom Fitting
  7. Carpentry
  8. Tiling
  9. Plastering
  10. Bricklaying
  11. Pitched Roofing
  12. Groundwork & Foundations
  13. Painting & Decorating
  14. Joinery & Cabinet Making
  15. Stonemasonry
  16. Repointing
  17. Guttering
  18. Fascias & Soffits
  19. Flat Roofing

About Whyte's Building Contractors

Alan & Son Lewis have a wealth of experience and knowledge in a full range of the construction industry with 42 yrs. experience.
Qualified time served carpenter and joiner, with a HNC in building and construction & Site Management.
Also, our services include an architect and a structural engineer for all planning permission drawings and structural changes / calculations for submission.
We cater for all domestic and private clients.
From changing a hinge on a door to building a new extension to a Loft Conversion or major renovation work from grade one listed buildings and barn conversions,
We do it (All under one Roof).
All our feedback speaks for itself, and all our clients are happy to supply a reference.


Directly Employed tradesmen.
All qualified NVQs and City and Guilds.
In House.
Quantity Surveyors.
Structural engineers.
Architectural Design.
HNC In Construction management.
CSCS Certificated.
CPCS, A58, Tracked digger certification.
IPAF 3a,3b,1b.
LABC Local Authority Building Control Approved.
BBS, STROMA Approved building control.
Waste carrier license holders.


Public Liability Insurance

Limit of indemnity: £5,000,000.00
Valid until: 3rd Apr 2023

Latest reviews

  • Structural and Making good.

    We are due to start our work in January.
    We choose Alan Whyte Construction before 4 other building companies for the following reasons.

    The first time we met Alan he arrived promptly.
    As he walked through the door he asked if we wanted him to take his shoes off.

    We talked through our plans with him, we had already sent architectural/structual drawings to him to look at & it was obvious through our conversation that he had been bothered to look at them prior to our initial meeting.

    Alan asked me to breakdown all the work in email form and send it to him.( I had asked for this to be priced by area so that I could see what each bit of work would cost). Alan explained that this was what he preferred to do & that his quote would be a fixed price not an approximate price, which was music to my ears! All other builders who quoted said they didn't have the time to breakdown costs & could only give an approximate price, which could end up being anything!!

    Alan has been on the ball so far in every aspect, fingers crossed this will continue! A commencement date has been set & a payment structure has been agreed.

    I have been in contact with a recent customer of Alan's who gave a very good reference to me and gave me a tour of the work that Alan's team completed for him via face to face on WhatsApp.

    I will update this site again as the process progresses.

  • New dormer loft conversion

    The reason we choose Whyte's Construction, was from the first time we met Alan and explained out project he was not only able to point out issues we might face but come up with solutions to the problem to make the whole project work. A number of other builders all said the project couldn't be done.

    Alan recommended an architect and worked with them and myself to draw up the plans.

    The project started on time in September, and ran smoothly until completion. All of the team were extremely friendly and helpful, their work ethic was amazing and set themselves very high standards. We were particularly impressed with how cleanly they worked, ensuring they cleaned thoroughly before they left each day, minimising the mess and disruption.

    I would highly recommend them, and will be using them again for our next project.

  • Rear Kitchen Extension

    Since first acceptance through My Builder of the request quote, the communication and professionalism displayed has been exceptional. There have always been updates, quick responses and information provided at all points from the quotation period, through to the completion of the building works.

    The quotation itself provided a fantastic level of detail and clearly displayed exactly what was being paid for at a fixed price, which has never deviated throughout the build. This I must add, has provided extreme reassurance to us as a customer with a tight budget. With previous building works I have had completed on properties, this is something which has always been the stumbling block, with extra costs creeping in part way through the build.

    Since the commencement of the build, all work has been completed to the agreed timescales and with a great team to a high standard. The build itself is now finished and we could not be happier with the finished product. I would certainly recommend A Whyte’s to others (and have), and will be asking them to complete other projects on the house in the future.

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