Will Clark – The Arches – Upper Bolton

Project – Conversion of a cart shed into a two storey, 3 bedroom holiday cottage.

“After looking at work Malcolm had completed on a similar building, we employed him to convert a redundant cart shed into a two storey, three bedroom holiday cottage. The aim was to achieve a four star grading on completion.

Malcolm worked well with the architect, finished on time and on budget. There was a good atmosphere on site always and from our point, the whole job was stress free. Finish levels easily achieved our four star targets and have since impressed our guests.”


Charles Stevenson

Project – Alterations to Clerkington Stables to form a five bedroom house and associated offices.

“MPJ has done an excellent job on what was a very challenging listed building project. As a well established local firm, they maintain very good relationships with, and have good access to, all the best local tradespeople.

In-house, particularly in the stone masonry and joinery departments, they combine the highest standards of traditional craftsmanship with a very positive can-do attitude.”


Patrick Gammell FRICS DL

Project – Kitchen Refurbishment

“I have now worked on two projects with Malcolm and his team, both on my own home. They approach their work calmly, efficiently, thoughtfully and helpfully with first class results, especially in traditional stonework.

It is always a pleasure working with them and I would certainly recommend them. I would be more than happy to use them again either at home or in my commercial work.


Conversion of a Stone Steading in East Lothian

“Malcolm Paterson knows stone steadings and the traditional building style that is right for East Lothian.

In considering our proposed project he took time to appreciate the site and get into how the design would be realised. That thorough and diligent consideration led to a tender that was realistic and robust.

Our project went ahead to plan, as promised. The physical construction happened and, equally importantly for client sanity, there were good relations on site with all parties.

Malcolm and his team are all trustworthy tradesmen who deliver quality. Every day we appreciate their workmanship as we enjoy our bespoke home. We are happy to recommend Malcolm Paterson.”