Who We Are

Burroughs Construction is a building company based in West Cornwall undertaking all aspects of construction work for residential and commercial clients. We have been delivering successful projects to happy clients in the southeast for nearly 30 years, and are now bringing our experience, expertise and passion for quality construction to Cornwall.

“Jan Burroughs brings a skilled craftsman’s eye to every aspect of a project.”  – Richard Horsler

What We Do

We offer a comprehensive range of construction services, from specialist period property restoration to major new builds
and everything in between.


Working alongside architects, designers, planning officers, building inspectors and project stakeholders we manage every stage of the project from initial brief to final handover ensuring seamless project management and exceptional results. Our innovative way of working means our clients have complete financial control and full visibility of the project at all times, whether they live on site or on the other side of the world.

“Most importantly for me as a designer – and also for the client – Jan is willing to sit down and resolve problems in a way that eludes most builders. His approach to problem solving is always positive.” –  Brendan Haworth, Building Design Consultant

Why Choose Us

Our thorough approach and commitment to quality underpins everything we do.

With over 30 years’ experience in the building industry working on buildings both old and new, we have a wealth of knowledge of traditional and contemporary construction techniques and materials.

As one of the only construction companies in the UK to use a client-facing online project management system, we offer our clients a level of control and visibility that other companies can’t. Each project has its own online portal which contains all the latest construction information and connects everyone involved. Clients are able to log in at any time and view real-time budget status, project schedules, daily logs, variations, documents, photos, videos and much more.

The messaging centre also allows easy communication between everyone involved and conveniently keeps it all in one place. This powerful system helps projects run more smoothly and comes at no extra cost to our clients.

In addition to this, our detailed project costings break down each element of the build so you know exactly what each part will cost. If extra works arise as the project progresses, our online project management system allows these variations to be logged, costed and agreed before the work commences. This means that clients will never be asked to pay for something that they haven’t already authorised.

Having this level of insight and control over the financials throughout the project and knowing there will be no surprises helps alleviate much of the stress for clients and allows them to focus on the more enjoyable aspects.

“We have been using Burroughs Construction for the last 15 years for both our home and investment properties and couldn’t recommend them highly enough.” – Alex and Sushma Clark