Active Projects


We are currently working on a wide variety of residential and commercial sites across the North-East and elsewhere in the UK.

Please take a look at some of our active projects how they are progressing. Gain some insight into our professional approach, our attention to safety, our approach to site maintenance, the respect we have for the property and it’s neighbours, and some of the challenges we face and overcome on a daily basis. We are a business that cares.

Tracking an active site will allow you to see for yourself how an initial idea can be built upon and developed, turning your dream into a reality.

Ecclestoun Rothbury

The owners of this plot wanted to make the most of the ever-changing and breath-taking views of the Northumberland landscape surrounding Rothbury. In a high elevation the site provided their architect daughter with a unique opportunity to design something specifically for her parents, that would give them an outstanding home, overlooking Simonside and beyond.

The three acre site presented initial challenges to us, primarily due to it’s location at the top of a steep rise, with narrow access routes through residential areas. As the house was designed to be cut into the rock slope and the garden sculpted around the building with a land retaining wall, there was a great deal of preparation and excavation to be carried out to achieve this.

Following the installation of a reinforced raft foundation slab we spent 5 weeks erecting ground,  first floor and roof structures consisting of purlins and Structural Insulated Panels. Precoated aluminium was then rolled out for the roof which was selected for it’s natural qualities, aesthetic appearance in keeping with the design and suited the size and expanse of the structure. We installed Velfac high performance windows and doors, including the large floor to ceiling panels that make up impressive features on both ground and first floors.

Supporting the SIPs panels and windows, promoting sustainability and eco- efficiency we introduced Mechanical Ventilation with Heat Recovery (MVHR), Airsource heating and solar panels.

Internally the features are remarkable from the glass central staircase, wood herringbone flooring throughout, curved walls to soften and interest and a library in claret to a bespoke beautiful kitchen, high ceilings and spacious sweeping corridors.

We are currently working on the outside structures and landscapes. The clients moved in just before Christmas 2017, on time and within budget and they are both, and their daughter, delighted with their home.

Coastal Site

A beautiful location, leading down to the beach, this new build site started in November with an expected completion date in the late summer.

The clients came to us for a full Design and Build service.

Through discussions with David Smailes and the commercial team we were able to facilitate their ideas, within their budget and work with them to start the first steps towards their vision.

The SIPs frame is going up quickly and the house is taking shape on time.


We are delighted to be involved in this remodel and refurbishment project in Amble.

The old joinery workshop has been purchased by Dry Water Arts and it is now the responsibility of Smailes Construction to transform the disused derelict building into a pioneering dementia friendly arts centre for the whole community.

The work to date has been involved in securing and making safe the structure of the building, including drainage and foundations. However now we have completed Phase 1 and we are working internally plaster boarding, refurbishing and re-fitting.

The huxmar kitchen is now in the planning phase #trustthewestie

Holly Avenue

The owners of this property in Newcastle wanted a full kitchen design and fit service from Huxmar.

We removed everything from the kitchen and working with the clients agreed on a contemporary design that compliments the accessible space and provides them with as much storage and work space as possible. High level up-and-over cupboards are now installed with additional cupboards above. Full length larder doors which now open out to provide additional working areas. All fixtures are now in place and the tilers and floor specialists are booked for the next stage.

Rural Northumberland site

A full Design and Build contract awarded to Smailes Construction which commenced in November 2017.

Designed by Greatspace Architects ( ) this is a contemporary bungalow development in a beautiful Northumberland village.  The clients requested a stone bungalow to fit in with the surroundings and environment whilst still being modern and forward thinking. Working closely with our team they agreed on a beautiful design which will create a property to perfectly fit their vision.

This is a visual of their finished home.

The ground work is now all completed, on time despite the weather!! The SIPs frame is going up and their new home is taking shape.


The new owner of this contemporary and functional bungalow in Warkworth met with us to discuss design and build options to make it more suited to her tastes and needs.

We are currently removing a tired conservatory that detracted from the appearance of the rear of the property and suggested a new brick/tiled extension with windows and french doors which will perfectly meet the owners needs and budget. We have matched the brickwork and roof tiles to ensure that the finished build will look as one with no joining demarcation. The scaffolding is now in place at both front and back to prepare for the roof and windows in the extension and a new porch at the front of the property.

Future plans include a huxmar be-spoke all season summer house in the back garden to provide additional space and an alternative to the main home.