About Us & History

2010 - Phoenix Brickwork started life in Belper, Derbyshire with just £10,000 working capital.  The first project was a garage extension valued at £4,600. By the end of the first year of trading, Phoenix had turned over in excess of £1million and returned a small profit.

Phoenix’s core values have not changed since 2010.  The emphasis has been placed on the health, safety and welfare of staff, high quality of workmanship and solid client relationships, rather than on profit.  As a direct result of this, Phoenix’s reputation has grown and they now turnover in excess of £15million with many of the clients and original workforce still working with Phoenix to this day.

2011 – First £500k+ project – St George’s Park in Burton on Trent for Bowmer and Kirkland Ltd

2013 – Phoenix achieved Achilles Building Confidence accreditation

2014 - Phoenix purchased a warehouse five minutes from the M1 Junction 28 in Pinxton, Derbyshire and built the new HQ. The warehouse is critical to our environmental targets as waste / over-ordered material from sites is returned to the office and re-used on future projects minimising the need to recycle.

2015 – Phoenix’s bespoke management systems were assessed and approved by IsoComply and certified by UKAS for ISO 9001/ 14001 and OHSAS 18001

2015 – Following increasing demand from clients to work further south on the M1 corridor, Phoenix opened a Northampton office, so that reliable coverage could be provided between Luton and North Leeds.

2015 – Phoenix was accredited as an Investors in People Organisation

2015 – First £1million+ project - Banbury Gateway Retail Park in Oxfordshire for McLaren Construction

2016 – First £1million+ brickslip project – Lower Don Valley Oasis Academy in Sheffield for BAM Construction

2017 – Phoenix Drywall division was brought in to offer a multi-trade package to our repeat clients by co-ordinating SFS design and install with brickwork, the interfacing trades work well together and remove many of the problems traditionally faced on site. The division now employs 40 staff & sub-contractors and undertakes full SFS design and install as well as internal partitioning, plastering, ceilings, acoustic and fire protection.

2018 – Phoenix attended the Brick Awards as Specialist Masonry Contractor of the Year Finalist

2018 – Phoenix achieves Constructionline Gold Status 

2018 – First £1million+ project for Brickwork & Drywall combined – Lincolnshire Bluelight Campus for Willmott Dixon

2019 – First £5million project – St Mark’s Student Accommodation in Lincoln for Bowmer and Kirkland

2020 – Phoenix achieved FIRAS accreditation 

2020 – Phoenix purchased BMH Scaffolding Ltd to better their offering to clients and remove the co-ordination issues faced when working with third-party scaffolders on site. Phoenix had sub-contracted BMH for a number of years and, as their team’s ideology of good business mirrored that of Phoenix, the opportunity to bring them into the group was grabbed with both hands.

2020 – First £1m+ project for Brickwork and Scaffold combined – Cranfield University Student Accommodation in Bedfordshire for Watkin Jones