Feedback from a selection of Ryearch’s construction and refurbishment contracts demonstrate our professional and collaborative approach to working with clients and supply chain partners, to deliver high quality projects that are completed on time and to budget.

Starcross Primary School

“I just wanted to send an email to say how happy the Head teacher, staff and I were after you handed the school back at the end of the summer.

I was very happy with how polite and accommodating all the contractors where when we had staff on site and they were very good at making sure that the site was always kept tidy and safe.

All in all I would like to express how happy I am with the works that have been done.”

Maintenance Technician, Ivy Education Trust, September 2023

Oak View, Bodmin

“The team passed on what a pleasure it is to work with Ryearch, who have made this process run smoothly and consequently hold Ryearch in high regard.  I wanted to pass our thanks on to you, Bob, and the rest of your team, who have achieved a high standard that is much appreciated.”

Project Delivery Manager, Westward Housing, August 2023

“The scheme has been a real good news story for us, the site was so well run, the homes look lovely and now Ryearch have been great on defects performance- which I can tell you bucks the trend!”

Many thanks and we hope to work with Ryearch again in the future.”

Executive Director, Westward Housing, August 2023

“I should also like to add my thanks and praise for the way this project has been completed… it is clear to me that everyone involved in the EoD process has done a terrific job and it will be great to see this closed out in a timely manner.

Speaking on behalf of Westward, we would really like to find an opportunity to work with Ryearch again…”

Assistant Director of Development, Westward Housing, August 2023

Tavistock Hospital, Dartmoor

I would like to express my gratitude to Ryearch for their exceptional work in completing this project section. It has been a pleasure collaborating with you, and I eagerly anticipate future opportunities to work together again.”

Building Surveyor, Kendall Kingscott Limited, June 2023

South Hams Hospital

“I wanted to acknowledge in writing just how smoothly the works have gone. The relationship between the hospital staff and contractors has been a very positive experience and myself and Mandy have felt included at all times.  

When I look back on our initial meetings when we first heard about the possibility of the hospital shutting to enable the works, it reminds me of how far we came and the ease with which we were able to overcome all the initial obstacles. 

I look forward to hopefully being able to work with you and your team again.” 

Matron, South Hams Hospital, September 2022

Ker Street, Plymouth, Devon

“Want to provide you / Ryearch with some feedback in recognition of the professional and conscientious approach I witnessed on site throughout the job. Your site manager, Dan is one of the best I have dealt with and he and the other staff are a credit to your business. It’s been refreshing to deliver the building control service at this site.”

Building Control Officer, Plymouth City Council, September 2022

South Petherwin School

“We were thoroughly impressed with everyone at Ryearch and they were a pleasure to work with. They always put the needs of the school first and communication was first rate. The quality of their work was exceptional.”

Headteacher, South Petherwin School, March 2022

Central Point, Pearl Assurance House, Plymouth

“Ryearch displayed a very proactive and positive attitude across both the Commercial & Construction Team, including sub-contractors, in assisting the client with ‘On the Day’ decisions regarding any possible variations/design changes in order to meet costs and programme parameters”

Project Co-ordinator, Student Castle Ltd, December 2021

Plymstock School – Performance Hall, Plymouth

“I wanted to say a massive thank you for all the hard work everyone has put into the Plymstock projects. Your effort and focus have been fantastic. I saw the final product yesterday and I and the school are so pleased, we cannot thank everyone enough.

The staff and the children are going to love it and benefit from having this building for many many years to come and we can all be proud that we were in involved in this project.

This was a very tough project, which started badly, through no fault of anyone in this email, we had to redesign it, then we had Covid. If it was a film, critics would of said it was too farfetched, but as is said in another film, ‘we came, we saw and we kicked ass’ to get this building finished.

Once again thank you so much. I cannot express in this email how pleased we are with the buildings.”

Director of Estates, Westcountry Schools Trust, December 2021

Berberis House, Newton Ferrers

“Ryearch are an incredible building firm, they are immensely professional, and do an excellent job, on on time and on budget. Unlike most builders, they work with you as opposed to trying to get as much out of you as they can. Even now, seven years after our build, they respond to my emails and do their best to address any problems, five years after the expiry of all warranties. That gives you an idea what an outstanding firm they are. From a very happy customer.”

“I have always felt so pleased that we completed Berberis with Ryearch. It is a testament you business ethic that you remain responsive and helpful so many years after the project.”

Private Client, August 2020

Police Office, Liskeard, Cornwall

This is a fantastic new building… a much better working environment…  I am very grateful to all involved who have helped shape this new station to ensure that it meets the needs of staff and officers using it every day and residents.  I would like to thank everyone involved for keeping this project on track and in budget.

Police & Crime Commissioner, Devon & Cornwall Police, December 2019

Warbstow Primary Academy, Launceston, Cornwall

“I would like to commend both the quality of work undertaken and the workforce which completed this summers works at Warbstow Primary Academy. I would specifically like to thank Ian the site supervisor, who was personable, extremely helpful and kept me informed throughout all the works undertaken. I would gladly recommend Ryearch to other schools within our Academy, and look forward to working with you on future projects.”

Premises Team, Warbstow Primary School, September 2019

Indian Queens Primary School, St Columb, Cornwall

“I would also like to take the opportunity to thank all that worked on the project over the summer, it was a very well organised and carried out in a professional manner from start to finish . It didn’t go without a hitch but all obstacles were dealt with in a calm and professional manner. The team was exceptionally managed by who communicated very well throughout the project.”

Premises Manager, Indian Queen School, September 2019

Working at Ryearch – from our previous H&S Advisor

“Having personally worked for Ryearch I can honestly say they are an outstanding company who produce the finest construction projects with best practice health, safety and environmental compliance at the forefront of all the do.

They conduct themselves with honesty, openness and integrity and are highly recommended. Ryearch all the very best of luck and wishing you every success for the next 28 years.”

SHEA Manager, Kier, July 2018

Cann Bridge School, Plymouth, Devon

“The Ryearch site and management team were adaptable to change throughout the duration of the Cann Bridge School extension project. Their pro-active ‘can do’ attitude and willingness to assist and overcome any unforeseen difficulties where possible contributed to the smooth running of the project.

Working in a ‘live’ school environment it was particularly pleasing to see the positive relationships forged with staff at the school and the flexible approach of the site management team to ensure the staff were happy and the school continued to function safely and effectively whilst Ryearch were on site. 

The site management team showed care and attention to detail throughout and their commitment to deliver the desired product to a high quality finish ensured a great outcome for all at handover.

The consistent commitment and combined efforts of the whole team resulted in the project being completed to a very high standard and handed over to the client on budget and on time.”

Project Architect, LHC Design, April 2017

Sandy Court, Langage Office Campus, Plympton, Plymouth, Devon

“…we have been particularly impressed with the scheme which has planning permission for approximately 28,000 square feet of which circa 10,000 square feet has been completed within two buildings and a further 6,500 square feet is currently under construction. The finishes on the buildings are of a superior quality and in all instances have been delivered within the prescribed times.

Prior to the Langage Scheme we were also the appointed agents for the Alder Court development at Plympton comprising a mixed industrial and office development of circa 25,000 square feet which was again a high quality development proving popular in the market.

I would have no hesitation in recommending Ryearch Ltd as a contractor for further commercial developments.”

Head of Commercial Team, Monk & Partners, May 2017

The Guildhall, Council House & Civic Centre Separation Project, Plymouth City Centre  

“Good work with a very professional contractor. Always willing to go the extra step to achieve the client’s needs. Good competent staff with the ability to understand the very complicated scheme.”

Project Manager, Plymouth City Council, September 2015

Church of St Mary, Walkhampton, Dartmoor

“The builder’s carpenters have done a remarkable job with the old tower screen giving it a new lease of life” and “Ryearch of Plymouth have done a fantastic job on time and on budget.”  

Member of the Clergy, West Dartmoor Mission Community, February 2015

St Louis – Oaks Orchard, Newton Ferrers, Devon

“Needless to say I believe all involved did a 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, August 2013

Trial Pits

“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.”

Senior Surveyor, Vickery Holman, March 2013

Wyndcroft, Newton Ferrers, Devon

“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, June 2013

Stoke Damerel Primary School, Plymouth, Devon

“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.”

Senior Project and Contract Manager, Plymouth City Council, March 2013

Performing Arts Centre Enabling Works, Plymouth, Devon

“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.”

Project Manager, University of Plymouth, December 2012

“Contract satisfactorily completed, reaction to extra instructed works, very rapid and decisive.”

Project Manager, University of Plymouth, March 2013

Mount Stone House, Cremyll, Plymouth, Devon

“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, January 2013

Dobwalls United Church, Doublebois, Liskeard, Cornwall

“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.”

Property Steward, Dobwalls United Church, July 2013

Kilmuir, Newton Ferrers, Devon

“Thanks for all your hard work, skill and friendly and helpful supervision and cooperation on our building project. It has been a real pleasure knowing you and all your team.”

Private Client, November 2013

Mount Wise Community Primary School, Plymouth, Devon

“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.”

Acting Deputy Head, Mount Wise Primary School, December 2013

Ernsettle Community College, Plymouth, Devon

“SM has worked well to develop a well presented site within an occupied school, very good communication links in place, ops appeared very supportive of scheme & site requirements. Off site TMP very important not to affect close local neighbours which again is also well controlled by SM.”

Monitoring Specialist, Considerate Constructors, June 2012

Weston Mill Primary School, Plymouth, Devon

“I just wanted to say how pleased I am with the work done on the phase 2 at Weston Mill school following the good work done on the phase 1 and the kitchen early in the year.  Timescales etc to get stuff done to meet the needs of the school have been a challenge but these all seem to have been achieved and with little fuss.”

Project Manager, Plymouth City Council, November 2011

Exceptional Kitchens Contracts, Plymouth

“We are writing to thank your company for the tremendous effort you made during the summer to complete your part of these schemes. We appreciate that the timescale and the nature of the works were challenging but the whole programme was completed successfully in time for the new academic year.

The schools are delighted with the new facilities and with the large additional uptake of school meals by pupils. Please use this letter as a recommendation for future clients but please leave enough capacity for us to use your Company again!”

Project Manager, Plymouth City Council, November 2011

College Road Primary School, Plymouth, Devon

“I am writing on behalf of the whole school community here to thank you very much for the completion of the major building works at College Road last week.  Not only has the work been completed to a very high standard, but the spirit and way everyone connected with Ryearch has approached their time and work at the school has been tremendous.

The construction of our school kitchen and the extension to our hall has already had a massively positive impact on the lives of the children, staff and parents at the school.  As I say, what has particularly impressed me and the schools governors has been the manner that all of your staff have conducted themselves around the school site, their incredibly helpful attitude and their professionalism in ensuring high quality, whilst being very conscious of and sensitive to the ongoing needs of a primary school.

I look forward very much to being able to recommend you and your company to others; please also consider this letter as an open invitation to visit us at College Road at any time – the children are missing ‘the builders’!”

Headteacher, College Road Primary School, May 2011