Simon Earp Building Contractors Ltd

We are  a family run building company with 30 years experience based in Lelant, St Ives, Cornwall. We work anywhere in Cornwall or further afield if need be and we are happy to undertake any building works. Our team of professional and highly skilled craftsmen will ensure that your building works have been carried out to the highest degree of workmanship.

Firstly we offer a very informative discussion of all your building requirements and concerns followed by a free written quotation listing the exact building works to be undertaken.

We are fully covered by public liability insurance and our work is guaranteed.

We offer a professional, friendly and reliable service at a competitive price.


  • Choosing the right builder and negotiating a good price were vital to the success of our project.  We chose Simon after he dropped an advert through our door (no doubt on the strength of our planning application) and it was this proactive approach, followed by a detailed quote, design suggestions and numerous recommendations which sealed the deal.  Our confidence was further boosted after a number of site visits to recent projects; the finished quality we saw set him apart from his contemporaries. 

    Simon was there to help from concept to finished project.  He was instrumental in driving our project forward, making imaginative design suggestions and sourcing materials where needed.  He maintained communication throughout the project and was keen to minimise the disruption to our neighbours, which was extremely important to us. 

    It was during the final stages of the project where Simon's professionalism was most evident.  He paid attention to the minutia of finishing touches and snags and coordinated the different trades accordingly.  During the project we recommended him to others and continue to do so.  We envisage further works in the future and it goes without saying that Simon will get the job.  

    Mr and Mrs Overington, Carbis Bay
  • In writing this testimonial I have reflected on what I wished for in the person I chose to build the extension to my home. I wanted someone:

    • With high standards of work including materials used
    • Who would coordinate the work of the different trades and the various authorities eg building control
    • Who would resolve issues are they arose and liaise with me regarding the solution and any additional cost
    • Reliable so work was completed on schedule and as per the estimate
    • Who did not disappear to another job
    • Who was personable
    • I felt was trustworthy to be in my home

    Simon ticked all the boxes and we are very pleased with the result, so I would highly recommend him.

    Customer, Ponsanooth