Kingerlee response to the Coronavirus – update 12 May 2020

Following the Government’s revised instructions as to how we are all to behave during this ongoing crisis, we provide a further update for our valued customers and partners.
All of our projects are open and continuing to operate as efficiently as possible, closely following updated UK Government, Public Health England and Construction Leadership Council guidance. We review and update our guidance and site operating procedures immediately following the receipt of revised official guidance. Our fantastic people, especially our site teams, are doing a sterling job in exceptional circumstances, doing their utmost to keep everyone on our projects safe. We have continued to introduce new ways of working which operatives and supervisors within our supply chain are following well, and we are achieving reasonable levels of productivity. I am very proud of the creativity, enthusiasm and hard work going into ensuring that everyone is safe.
One of our key challenges has been obtaining materials, and there are continuing signs of easing in that regard with more and more suppliers and critically manufacturers opening.
We are very much open for business and are busily tendering new projects.
Our Leadership Team continues meeting regularly to review and refine our strategy as necessary. It is our intention to continue to operate as efficiently as the situation allows.Our joinery department also continues to operate during this time.
We have detailed plans in place as to how each individual should now operate, be that remotely from home, on site, at our offices or at any essential meetings that are required. Collaborative digital platforms such as Microsoft Teams are now being used extensively and successfully. We are changing our office working environment to be ready for some of our staff to return to work more regularly as government guidance develops on that point.
We are a 150-year-old family business, with a great team and a strong balance sheet. Being agile, creative and working strictly to governmental guidance in looking after our people and our supply chain will enable us to ensure that we come through this challenge even stronger.

Celebrating over 150 years

of quality building

5th generation

family business


Special Projects team

High end bespoke

joinery workshop

Building the future,

restoring the past


Established in 1868, our family business has been providing high-quality building in and around Oxfordshire for five generations.
We are proud of our history, our founder Thomas Henry Kingerlee was a plumber living in Banbury. With one of his great, great-grandsons, David Kingerlee - Chairman, still involved in running the business today.
Supported by a loyal and competent supply chain, our experienced workforce of 100 people have the combined skills to undertake historical and modern building projects up to the value of £35 million. 
We pride ourselves on our non-adversarial approach and the high quality of our work. 
We remain committed as a business to the ongoing development of our people and of our technical knowledge and abilities.

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