Our History

We believe we are the oldest family run building business in Hampshire and one of the longest running building firms in the UK. We are proud of our rich heritage and excellent reputation, which we have grown with our business over the years. We specialise as a main contractor on small to medium refurbishment, alteration, new build and maintenance projects in the South of England. Our long-term client relationships and excellent customer satisfaction feedback is testimony to our success.

Our Team

We employ a team of local, highly skilled and trained tradesmen, some of whom we are proud to say have worked for us for over 20 years and many who we took on as apprentices. We also have an excellent working relationship with several established and reliable sub-contractors from all trades we can utilise. T Coleborn & Son Ltd can also provide day work rates for clients, where immediate site start is required.


BEng (Hons) CEng MIMechE


Barry joined T Coleborn’s in 1988 having previously worked as a Project Design & Mechanical Engineer. He was appointed Managing Director in 1998 and has since taken Coleborn’s from strength to strength upholding the company’s esteemed ethos & quality workmanship. Barry prides himself on his close working relationship with employees & clients alike,
overseeing all projects from beginning to end with a hands-on approach.




Luke is the newest member of the team joining T Coleborn’s in 2020. A Bricklayer by trade Luke has also worked as a senior Site Manager for over 7 years on varied new build & refurbishment projects gaining invaluable team leadership & communication skills. Luke also has over 15 years’ experience working in and pricing private homes, something he has built up a passion for.




Having joined T Coleborn’s as a Carpentry apprentice in 2010 and later studying Advanced level Construction Contracting Ben has worked his way up to Contracts Manager & Estimator. Ben works closely with site managers and tradesmen to keep projects on track and resolve any issues, as well as keeping clients fully updated and discussing any changes or finer details as the development progresses. Ben is BM Trada Q Mark Certified. This means we are able to safely install, maintain and inspect fire doors, ensuring they are compliant and fit for purpose.  




Peter is a Chartered Builder and Member of the Chartered Institute of Building, his 42 year career in construction started as a time served carpenter & joiner. He made the transition into management with a local contractor and qualified for the CIOB through part time studies. Having worked on numerous contracts within Portsmouth for a regional contractor he joined Coleborns in 1994. Working principally on larger contracts Peter’s extensive experience of estimating and quantity surveying is put to good use. He has a wealth of experience with the complexities of alteration and refurbishment projects particularly works on historic and Listed Buildings. With his knowledge of construction and project management he is a valued part of the T Coleborns team.

Office Management and Accounts

Jane Jarman, Laura Steere and Hannah Leonard

Our Experience

We have vast experience working within occupied premises including all education settings, hospitals, churches, care homes, prisons and private homes. We have developed our working practices and ethics to accommodate and cause minimum disruption. Our aim is to provide a quality service in a flexible, honest and cost efficient manner, delivered in a safe and professionally managed environment. We pride ourselves on our proven reliable and supervisory approach. All of our Site Managers are CITB SMSTS or SSSTS trained and all works are personally monitored by our Managing Director, Barry Thomas.

Mission Statement

T Coleborn & Son Ltd provide safe, trustworthy and
exceptional services in all areas of building. We strive,
with our personal approach, to exceed customer and
client expectations within budget and on schedule.

What our customers say

For a FREE quotation, please call us on 02392 826 662 or email us at office@tcsltd.org

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Environmental Health and Safety

At T Coleborn & Son, we are committed to achieving the highest standards of Health and Safety at all times. For every project, we appoint a Health and Safety Advisor who is dedicated to making sure our team, our clients and the wider public are protected in every way.

We also recognise our responsibility to minimise the environmental impact of our activities and prevent pollution. We are committed to the protection and enhancement of the environment.