Brandwells - success built on reputation

Who we are:

Brandwells Construction Co Ltd was founded by the present Executive Chairman Andy Dowden in 1973. We have since grown to become one of the most highly regarded groundworks contractors in the South West and South Wales, handling contracts worth more than £30 million annually. Our current Board of Directors are all long-term employees who have been invited to join the Board over the years, some are also now shareholders in the Company, demonstrating our core belief in meritocracy, which extends right though the Company. We have recently promoted one of our groundworks operatives to the position of Safety Officer after he received the appropriate training.

Our employees:

We employ approximately 200 site operatives supported by a site staff of Engineers, Contracts Managers, Engineering Manager and a Health & Safety team. Based in our Bristol office we have a Technical, Estimating, Surveying, Buying and administrative support team of 19 people, including the Directors, the majority of our staff have been with the Company for many years.

What we do:

Activities include, new housing Infrastructure, house foundations, earthworks and reinforced concrete construction. Most projects are within a 50-mile radius of our Bristol office base. We work for most of the major housebuilders and developers including – Redrow Homes, Barratt Homes, Crest, Linden Homes, Bellway Plc, Redcliffe Homes and others. We pride ourselves on our Customer Service which very often gives us Preferred Contractor status when our clients are considering contract appointments, due to our reputation for openness and fair dealing and our dedication to quality, training and health & safety. We have also developed in-house systems to help our clients deliver Value for Money by helping them to re-engineer their design proposals.

Built on the strongest foundations
  • The attitude towards safety has been exemplary and the workmanship excellent… all jobs have been carried out responsibly and it is pleasant to see that contractors and the council can work in the spirit of collaborative working
    Chief Engineer, Caerphilly County Borough Council
  • I am writing in regards to the development of Heol Trelai, to thank you personally for the efforts that you and your team have made to deliver 40 units for our financial year end. This was one of the biggest challenges for the Division with meany obstacles that could have prevented us from delivering these extremely important units, I have witnessed the contribution you have made yourself, both on site and in generating your workforce's commitment to out delivery. We are often guilty of not giving praise what warranted and on this occasion it would be remiss of me not to recognise your contribution.
    Jonathan Twamley, Construction Director Barratt Homes
Interested in joining the Brandwells Construction team?


Chris Dowden

Managing Director


Steve Pugh

Construction Director


Matt Browne



Adam Bateman



Tom Hurford MCInstCES



Dawn Elvin




Health & Safety


Rob Schofield




General enquiries


Dawn Elvin

Customer Care


Brandwells Construction

Park House

Church Lane

St George, Bristol


0117 951 7611

0117 935 4073


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