Top Notch Contractors Ltd

Building on strong foundations to provide the highest standards of service.

Formed in 1986, Top Notch Contractors Ltd currently directly employs over 100 people. Our head office is based in Carlisle with our regional branch offices in St Helens and Wrexham.




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Developing New Skills and Providing Opportunities for Local People, Improving Local Prosperity.

As an Investors in People company, we are fully committed to continual improvement and development of the greatest asset we have, our people. Our policies and procedures are designed around providing opportunities within the areas in which we operate. We provide assurances that people within the local area will be given the opportunity to work and develop new skills through our various employment routes and that the local supply chain will be supported.

Top Notch Contractors Deliver £500k Refurb of the Confucius Institute at Lancaster University

Officials and guests at the ribbon-cutting to mark the official re-opening of the new-look Confucius Institute at Lancaster University with Professor Dame Sue Black (second from right) and the Mayor of Lancaster, Coun Andrew Kay (fourth from right) with Mr Qin from...

Top Notch Contractors Ltd New Build team commence a £ 7 M development deal with Home Group to develop 66 affordable new homes in Durranhill, Carlisle.

Top Notch will deliver positioned on the 4 acre site on the former CWS Dairy located directly off Hollywell Crescent, Durranhill, Carlisle. Top Notch will deliver in 3 phases, the new ‘turn key’ development, recently christened Millers Close, with final phase handover...

Top Notch Contractors Ltd identified in London Stock Exchange Group’s ‘1000 Companies to Inspire Britain’ report

Top Notch Contractors Ltd recognised in fifth edition of London Stock Exchange Group’s 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain report The report Identifies fastest-growing and most dynamic small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) across the UK Top Notch Contractors Ltd has...

Top Notch Contractors Win GOLD in the 2017 RoSPA Awards.

It is with great pleasure that we at Top Notch Contractors announce that the RoSPA Awards Adjudication Panel have confirmed that we will be the recipients of the RoSPA Gold Award for health and safety performance during the period of January 01, 2016 to December 31,...

Top Notch Contractors Now Fully OFTEC Registered

Top Notch Contractors Ltd are now fully approved OFTEC contractors. In line with our expansion of services offer to our valued clients, we have recently added Oil Boiler System servicing and fitting to our list of services offered. Please send any enquiries to...

Top Notch Contractors Ltd Deliver University of Cumbria Fusehill St Campus Civils Works

Top Notch undertake civils work package with the University of Cumbria. The works included the demolition of large Asbestos Clad Terrapin complex classrooms for delivery of new forensic science laboratory classrooms. [gallery size="large"...

Top Notch Contractors Ltd hand over £ 1.2 M external renovation project for Knowsley Housing trust.

Top Notch Contractors Ltd are pleased to have completed the handover of a hand over £ 1.2 M external renovation project for Knowsley Housing Trust. Knowsley Housing Trust....

Top Notch Contractors Ltd are proud to support Marine A.F.C.

  “Without doubt there is a rewarding world out there if you are prepared to turn your back on the Premier League and be part of a club like Marine that is rooted in its community. A place families can call home.” - Richard Felton, of the Guardian. Top Notch shares in...

The Carlisle Christmas Tree Festival in Support of Eden Valley Hospice

Top Notch Contractors Ltd have shown their support to this wonderful event. This year, hundreds of trees, each one sponsored by a different local business or individuals will create a wonderful and festively decorated walkway through the city centre. All proceeds from...


Our highly experienced and professionally qualified and trained Contracting Teams have a remarkable track record in delivering projects on time and on budget. We have successfully delivered under Principal Contractor status over 300 Capital Spend projects under CDM regulations on behalf of our repeat business clients, in the education facility, public building, health authority and social housing sectors.

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Our award winning Partnering Division, has successfully delivered over £ 30 M worth of projects under open book In Partnership formal contracts.

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Our Developments division operates In Partnership with our clients, to provide ‘turn key’ solutions in residential housing requirements, developing both our own freehold sites and those of our client partners.

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As a fully certified MCS registered company, we have a breadth of knowledge and expertise in all the best products and technologies on the market, meaning we can provide the best advice on what form of renewable energy is best for our clients. Our one stop shop approach means we can take care of everything for you.

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We currently successfully operate long term contracts for delivery of All Trades Maintenance Services to exacting Service Level agreement performance targets for several National RSL, Insurance and Retail clients.

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