It pays to pay promptly – our commitment to the Prompt Payment Code

The collapse of Carillion in 2018 didn’t come as a surprise to many. Among the symptoms of cashflow issues was their notoriety for being a slow payer, taking up to 120 days to settle their invoices. While sometimes necessary, it’s hard not to see the culture of gradually extending payment deadlines as exploitative, often rendering […]

A fresh new look for our office

During the course of 2019 McCarrick Construction has completed a multi-staged office refit for our own premises in central Chester-le-Street. The talents of nearly all members of our crew have been enlisted at one point or another and the end result is not only a great workspace but an enjoyable reminder of the benefits of […]

A highly satisfying String Course repair job

Our work restoring historic Mowden Hall, home to Marchbank School in Darlington, demanded a commitment to detail that was as rewarding as it was time-consuming. Some of the building’s decorative terracotta string courses had sustained serious damage over the years, and whilst the individual units are available in a range of standard designs and sizes […]

Discussing opportunities for regional growth with the Rt Hon Kevan Jones MP

The Rt Hon. Kevan Jones MP and Councillor Tracie Smith visited today to find out what we are doing in the community and discuss their vision for the area and how we could be involved. We covered a huge range of topics from leasehold reform and the impact of Brexit on the construction industry to […]

No binoculars needed to spot a comprehensive range of improvements at this Durham Wildlife Trust Visitor Centre

This summer we were pleased to take on a variety of tasks for Durham Wildlife Trust, helping them to rejuvenate several areas of their Visitor Centre at Low Barns, west of Bishop Auckland. One of the region’s most important wildlife sites, Low Barns has been under Durham Wildlife Trust’s management since 1964 and from its […]

Benefits of the Platipus Earth Anchoring System for our residential project at Briar Row, Durham

Every site has its own unique challenges, but we are particularly proud of the innovations that we have employed in preparing our site at Briar Row in Pity Me, Durham. This site featured a steep, overgrown bank to the rear of the proposed houses and alongside clearance and excavations for construction, further groundworks were also […]

Nurturing good mental health in construction

Last week, James Brown and Christine Ryan became our first Mental Health First Aiders following a two-day course at Sleigh Services. They both agreed that what they learned has the potential to immediately benefit the whole team and beyond into our supply chain. Here’s Christine’s overview of the course. “As an individual, I previously thought […]

Incorporating useful, sustainable features to Briar Row, our new residential development in Durham

Over the past months, our office has fielded dozens of enquiries regarding McCarrick Homes’ prominent site near the Arnison Centre on the A167. I’m delighted, therefore, to share with you our digital preview of the six finished houses which will extend from Front Street, Pity Me into a new cul-de-sac called Briar Row. Named after a […]

The stars of tomorrow

We are very proud to announce our sponsorship of Chester Town U10 Lions football team. As well as being a generally nice thing to contribute to our community, sponsorship of a children’s team also fits perfectly with our ethos of promoting apprenticeships wherever possible. In supporting a children’s team financially, we’re showing children that effort […]