“Welcome to Ryearch – we are based in Plymouth and have successfully delivered hundreds of Construction and Civil Engineering projects over the past 25 years.”

Mark Wildman, Managing Director

Ryearch has an enviable reputation for delivering high quality projects on time, within budget and to the satisfaction of clients.  Significant repeat business (c75% of turnover) is testament to high standards of quality, value and customer service.  Clients keep coming back as we deliver exactly what they want.

Our qualified and experienced management team works closely with delivery teams, ensuring Ryearch delivers industry leading performance at every site.  Robust contract management procedures keep each project well managed and on track with the programme.  An in-house Health and Safety Manager helps ensure a safe working environment. Ryearch’s team of skilled and experienced Operatives hold NVQ and CSCS cards, are health and safety trained, hold certificates in specific skills and are DBS checked when necessary. 

The significant depth and breadth of experience is shown in our Construction and Civil Engineering case studies. Site teams are involved at all stages of each building project which ensures their experience is effectively utilised from concept to completion.  Ryearch create bespoke and innovative project solutions. We assess each project for value engineering opportunities, including identifying cost savings, shortening the programme and suggesting environmentally friendly materials or techniques.

Ryearch’s strong local presence in the southwest marketplace has developed long-term partnerships with intermediaries, subcontractors and suppliers, which benefit our clients.  Understanding the challenges and opportunities that face the region help deliver projects bespoke to each area and community.

Accreditations & Memberships

  • Constructionline – Certified by Department for Business Innovation & Skills
  • Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA)
  • Quality – BS EN ISO 9001:2008
  • Environment – BS EN ISO 14001:2004
  • Construction Health and Safety Scheme (CHAS)
  • Exor – Gold Level
  • Building Safety Group (BSG)
  • Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS) – selected sites are registered


  • ‘Approved Contractor’ status for many local authorities, housing associations and leading intermediaries
  • Positions on construction frameworks including Devon County Council’s SLOAC (Standing List of Approved Contractors)
  • Projects and Site Managers have won industry awards
  • Excellent health and safety track record
  • Strong focus on environmental considerations – from using green building materials and techniques through to recycling and minimising waste

Building Excellence Awards

South West LABC (Local Authority Building Control) with Plymouth City Council
June 2015: Highly Commended: Best Social or Affordable New Housing Development’ was awarded to the Honeyford Close project team, comprising Ryearch Ltd, Rogers & Jones Architects & Westcountry Housing. June 2014: Highly Commended: Best Local Builder or Traditional Craftsmanship’ was awarded to Ryearch’s Site Manager, Justin Hummerstone.
December 2012: Winner of ‘Best multi-tasking Site Agent’ was awarded to our Site Manager Justin Hummerstone to recognise his work on building contracts for Plymouth City Council, particularly in relation to the Ernesettle Community School and Plympton Library projects.
December 2012: Winner of ‘best filled gabions’ was jointly awarded to Ryearch and Martin Haynes Architects for the work done on Mount Wise Primary School in Plymouth.
December 2012: Winner of ‘Project that should have won the 2011 LABC award but didn’t’ – jointly awarded to Ryearch and AWW inspired environments (architects) for the delivery of the highly successful Plympton Library project in Devon.

Company Information : Ryearch Limited

  • Registered office – Creaven House, Huxley Close, Newnham Industrial Estate, Plympton, Plymouth, Devon  PL7 4JN
  • Private limited company – Number 02504664 | Registered in England and Wales
  • VAT number – 557307629


“Needless to say I believe all involved did an excellent job and should be commended. I hope you get a lot of work off the back of this project it would be well deserved.” Private Client (St Louis – Oaks Orchard)


“Undertook mid pits under instruction of Supervising Structural Engineer.  Works undertaken promptly with no mess so the school was not disturbed. Ryearch have a well deserved reputation for site safety.” Richard Rhodes, Vickery Holman (Trial Pits)


“Your team headed by Mike Jory were exemplary, in that they were very helpful, cheerful and considerate to myself and neighbours. Mike seemed to manage the project very well, and get things done as near as possible to the time estimated. I am happy with my project and would not hesitate to recommend Ryearch.” Private Client (Wyndcroft)


“Overall an excellent project which has delivered a good quality product that meets the requirements of the expanding school. Everyone involved in the project from Ryearch deserves praise but particularly Grant Dent, the site manager who has ensured that the school remain happy throughout the construction and has always been very helpful in meeting their requests outside of what is expected as part of the contract.” John London, Plymouth City Council (Stoke Damerel Primary School)


“It was a pleasure working with Terry and Angus on this project especially with the challenges we faced. They were both extremely professional and knowledgeable and dealt with the problems we encountered well. We definitely recommend them for work in the future.” Francoise Jeannon, Plymouth University (Performing Arts Centre Enabling Works)


“I just wanted to say how very pleased I am with the work your men did – they really took a pride in doing a good job and left the site in a very tidy state.  I have sung Ryearch’s praises!” Private Client (Mount Stone House)


“Contract satisfactorily completed, reaction to extra instructed works, very rapid and decisive.” J.Gilbert, Plymouth University (Performing Arts Centre – Enabling Works)


“We have had a team of tradesmen and managers at all levels who worked with such a good attitude together, reaping due rewards for their labours. We have enjoyed having them on site for months and appreciating their expertise on an old building requiring tender loving care and attention.” Bob Crouden (Dobwells United Church)


“Thanks for all your hard work, skill and friendly and helpful supervision and cooperation on our building project. It has been a real pleasure having you and all your team.” Private Client (Kilmuir – House Project)


“The build was completed with very little disruption to the day to day running of the school. The company was thorough when communicating with the school and other agencies involved making sure any questions/unknowns/catches were dealt with swiftly and without delay to the completion date. Any meetings were held on site and at times convenient for SLT to attend. The build was completed on time and the company even granted early access to staff so the displays and furniture could be set up for a prompt start to the new term. Any defects noted were corrected quickly and at times that did not interrupt the learning of children. Ryearch completed the build to a high quality finish and were happy to be flexible with timings which, as already mentioned, resulted in very little disruption to the school as a whole. I would happily commission them for any future builds.” Gabby Christopher, Mount Wise Community Primary School (Mount Wise Community Primary School)