Flashback Friday!

If you are lucky enough to be visiting Whitley Bay in this glorious sunshine, take a look at The Spanish City! It has been around three years since we completed our project there, which comprised of restoration of existing timber windows, renewal of timber doors, refurbishment of wood paneling and the manufacture and installation of fitted furniture. I’m sure you’ll agree the completed photos are fantastic!


We are delighted to end this week reflecting on some press releases regarding key contracts completed within our Construction Division. Well done to the teams involved! We have also had great feedback from Co-op themselves and Howarth Litchfield. Check out the articles here:

We are fortunate through both strategic and organic growth to be able to support many of our own projects as well as operating in their own entity with Mechanical and Fire Door provision also, as well as Specialist Joinery if we are lucky enough to. Contact us if you have any enquiries.

We also have some fantastic opportunities to join our team so please do check out our careers page for more information if you or someone you may know who could be suitable!

Our Journey

A Family Business ..

A Family Business: but what does that mean to us? We are proud of our heritage, and when we could not celebrate our 160th year in business last year (5th generation in) we have taken to community partnership opportunities to support other local businesses and charities, encourage mental health and wellbeing as well as take as much consideration into the HOW we operate as we do in WHAT we do and produce! I LOVE hearing stories from our Site Managers on how they have helped make christmas grottos to recycle and reuse for the local community of their site or leave dog bowls of water for local walkers. It is the small personal touches. Keep an eye out, we have an exciting bake off style collaboration with Fifteas Vintage Tearoom  and Sandringham Care Home  in 2 weeks time! (All employees / family encouraged to partake!) Please show your support by liking theirs and our pages and placing reviews where you can (social media platforms, google, yell etc) Thank you 💗 #loveconstruction #consideratecontractor #familybusiness #LoveBishopAuckland


St Godric’s Close, Durham 🏡

We were awarded this Design & Build project to provide 17Nr bungalows as part of a social housing scheme. You may remember we had previously posted the site plan just before we had made a start on site. Here is an update on the project, keep your eyes peeled for more updates in the near future 👀


ISO Success! 👏🏼

We have received our new ISO certification just recently. We’d like to thank all who contributed to help achieve this! Below is some feedback we have received from our most recent audit:

✨ Strong Systems in Place

✨ Good Communication Channels in Place, Resulting in Repeat Business

✨ Good Commitment and Knowledge within the Company, Good Sponsorship from Directors

✨ Excellent Feedback from Clients

✨ Robust H&S Audits

✨ Sites in Great Condition

✨ New Website looks Good

✨ Good use of Internal Audits

Critical Workers: Thank you, Stay Vigilant

At the beginning of this year the Government announced that the construction industry will remain open during the current lockdown period, with Government guidelines providing greater clarity stating “people who work in critical national infrastructure, construction or manufacturing… should continue to travel to their workplace”.  The full letter issued to the industry can be read here:

We wanted to take this opportunity to thank all of our staff, our supply chain and stakeholders and everyone doing their bit to follow the guidance above and beyond in order to try and safely get us all through this Global Pandemic whilst also working hard to preserve our National Infrastructure and Economy. 

We continue to champion safe working practices with additional robust COVID related risk assessments and procedures.  Providing all necessary PPE required as well as items for best practice such as SOPs, training, temperature checks, masks, sanitation, priority testing through the NHS.  We encourage close communication and a ‘speak up’ culture to ensure full support is on hand and as our staff, and their loved ones, start to receive the vaccination we continue to adhere to the measures in place so we all can have peace of mind that we are all doing what we can to be safe for ourselves and all around us.  We recognise it takes everyone to play their part so ensure we conduct due diligence of our stakeholders and supply chain also.

We are proud of recent HSE feedback in reinforcing our safe work practices.

We have been and are privileged to be involved in essential works supporting a range of contracts including education providers, healthcare, housing for vulnerable adults, social housing, care homes as well as those marked to drive economic growth and regeneration such as retail and hospitality.



The project was always going to be a challenge as we had to keep the surgery open during the works but the workmen were always very respectful of this and kept the site as clean and quiet as possible.


We have been very happy with the work, the staff and the overall arrangements in place in our recent contracts with Manners.


we are absolutely delighted with the outcome and the way you have all made the process easy for us – despite all the added challenges imposed by C-19 restrictions!

 Thank you all so much, we are really, really grateful.

Support is available.  If yourself or any of your loved ones have been affected by COVID or the Global Pandemic in any way, there are lots of useful resources available for support, 

Here are some offered by the NHS:




Silksworth Road, Sunderland

We’re delighted to announce we recently been awarded a new Design & Build Project comprising of 13Nr Dwellings and associated works at Silksworth Road, Sunderland. We look forward to providing much needed Social Housing to Sunderland. We have received the following statement from Director of Development, Joanne Gordon for Gentoo: –

“As an organisation rooted in Sunderland and the North East region we’re delighted to be working with local contractors T. Manners and Son’s on the exciting regeneration of our former Silksworth office into high quality homes for rent. We’re looking forward to working in partnership over the coming months to not only build these vital new homes but to deliver real social and economic benefits to the local community whilst doing so.”


Social Value Commitment

Recently, we were delighted to support Hannah Longhorn, Gateshead Council Apprentice at one of our live projects. As a family business, it’s so important to us to encourage those interested in the Construction Industry. We believe it’s important to keep supporting the Industry by providing support and growing future skilled craft personnel to produce quality projects.  Keep an eye on our social media threads and website as we often take our own Apprentices.


We’re Hiring!

Following the launch of our new website, we have recently added a ‘Career’s Page’. We have added some new and exciting career opportunities. Please take a look on the below link: