Phelps. Castle Hill


Kind Words From Our Client

Having never even had so much as a storm porch added to any of my many previous homes, we somewhat surreally, found ourselves in the, admittedly enviable position, of being about to build an 8000sqft family home. But, we needed a builder!

I think it is fair to say that there are many horror stories attached to house building such as this, however, having courted four building contractors, it was Pearson Building that we felt the most confidence in and I am pleased to report that it could not have been a more pleasurable experience.

Nothing was too much for the Pearson team. They ran an immaculately organised and tidy site and showed total respect to our neighbourhood, with this being a huge importance that is oft overlooked by those who have to reside there long after the project has completed.

Ian Pearson’s own attention to detail was often felt in many ways as the project developed and situations arose where even the smallest of changes could and would, clearly prove beneficial to the end aesthetic and flow as a family home. I too have major needs for the perfection of line, form, design and finish and Pearson Building delivered over and above expectation on all of these requirements never making my presence, comment or question, feel unwanted.

Full clarity of all costs was provided every month from day one, and the project was delivered on time and on budget with the only uplifts being that of additional elements that I requested and these were always costed and reported to us first so we could decide if they were acceptable or not. There were simply no hidden surprises.

We are fortunate to live in a premium town of which we now live in what has been so many times now, referred to by many others as simply the most wonderful and fantastic house in the whole town. We feel very privileged of this, but we also feel very lucky too. Lucky that firstly we met Ian Pearson. Lucky that we then chose to have Pearson Building build our home and that it couldn’t have been a more enjoyable process to boot making the home we now live in that bit more special than one should the process not have been such a pleasant one.

Bravo the Pearson Building Team and may you continue to prosper!

Castle Hill, Berkhamsted

Unique one-off family home-built with brick, flint turrets, glass, iroko Timber finished off with natural slate and grass sedum roofs

Designed and Built By

RIBA Award winning architect – Featherstone young Architects of London.

Complicated structural design by Morphstructures of London –

Built by award-winning builders – Pearson Building to very exacting requirements.

Our clients – great ideas for both internal and external finishes complimented the already fantastic design.

Words from our Client

Even before we had the tender back from Ian Pearson, we had made our minds up that we wanted to appoint him as the Contractor for our build. After meeting him and talking through the drawings for our project, we were so taken with his enthusiasm and passion for our project, and by the quality of his previous projects, that we decided to go for him even though, when the bids came back, he wasn’t the lowest, but certainly not the most expensive.

We have nothing negative to say about Ian Pearson and his team. Not many people can say that about their builders. At every level, whatever the trade, the men were efficient, hard-working and dependable. They were also friendly and polite. This was important to me as I had been concerned about how the men on site would respond to a mum and her kids visiting most days.

The build itself has been far from conventional and some challenges inevitably arose during the course of construction. However, we always felt that we could trust the team to find a solution and that we were in safe hands. The quality of the final finish has been exceptional. Thanks to the professionalism of the Forman, Gordon, the quality of the workmanship of the men on site and the attention to detail shown by Ian Pearson we now live in a beautiful home that exceeds our expectations.


Stunning executive three storey home. Finished on budget and ahead of time (10 months)


Executive Home – Gerrards Cross, Bucks.

Pearson Building constructed this substantial Executive Home in 2012. The private client selected Pearson following a tender process amongst a number of high quality construction firms with established profiles in the locality.
The contract included demolition of an existing house on the site, construction and fit out of a c. five thousand square foot detached unit, and landscaping. The house extends over three floors, comprising five bedrooms and five bathrooms, with a brick finish in Georgian style. The contract required delivery of an exacting high specification finish, both external and internal. The building was completed over 10 months – within timescale and budget.

Pearson Building adopted a strong partnership style with the client throughout the project. This approach facilitated frequent site meetings to review progress, valuable input into design features and product selection, and efficient site management. A strong feature of the Pearson approach was the maintenance of a stable construction team throughout the build programme; an established workforce and relationships with long term specialist sub-contractors ensured the maintenance of high quality workmanship and adherence to schedule.

Pearson Building delivered a superb finished product to a highly satisfied client, which reflects the focused attention to detail adopted by Ian Pearson.


Central oak and glass staircase

Personal design and finishes by Pearson Building

All interiors finished by Pearson from kitchen to bathrooms and cabinets

A.V. in all rooms

Kingfisher View


Quarry Wood Road, Marlow, Buckinghamshire


The construction of a contemporary new build on a river bank and associated landscaping.


  • Elevated steel frame structure
  • Specialist glazed facades
  • Motorised aerofoil sun shades
  • Audio visual & environment control systems
  • Kind words from our client

    “Having spent 40 years in the house building and construction industry, when I decided to design and build my own house one of the big challenges was to find a local builder who could meet the challenge of building a unique, contemporary designed house and deliver the high standard of quality and finish I required.

    In finding Pearson Building they lived up to my expectations and delivered an excellent building on time. I was impressed with their attention to detail and keeping the site clean and tidy together with their awareness of protecting surfaces as the project progressed.

    I found all of Pearson Buildings’ operatives friendly, helpful and courteous during the whole of the development process.”

    John Low FCIOB

    Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Building