Kelsall Thomas McEwen.
I am based in Staintondale, near Scarborough where I moved with my family in 2005. I undertake projects large and small, generally working on my own but can also project manage or organise additional tradesmen such as bricklayers and heating engineers.
A balcony I built on my own house in 2011.
.....and our chicken house I built in 2014 with pantile roof!
Kelsall has done a lot of work for us over the last couple of years, electrial work, new lighting etc, plastering, painting, a new ceiling in our kitchen, conservatory roof, and building work. He’s very reliable and I would happily recommend him to my friends (in fact I have). He is a lovely man and very trustworthy.
Mick Fletcher. Scarborough
I first became aware of Kelsall McEwan's work when I was involved with a group of Quakers concerned to develop an eighteen-century farmhouse, Worfolk Cottage, at Staintondale. This had been in our ownership of the Society of Friends for over one hundred years. At the start the building was badly in need of refurbishment.
The vision - to ensure that Worfolk became a 'beacon for sustainability' for future generations using the best available technology was realised over a period of two years 2006 to 2008.
Kelsall was completely committed to this project since its inception. To this day, he plays an important role in providing technical expertise and building services to the current Management Committee. His detailed understanding of all aspects of Worfolk's infrastructure is simply invaluable. His 'can-do' approach to solving any problem, however complex, is at the heart of this commitment.
In the first instance Kelsall provided general building services in support of the architect and project manager, but during the course of the work he became so knowledgable about the new systems being installed, he was asked to take over as project manager and later worked with the architect on a number of other similar projects.
Brian Fellowes, Clerk of the Worfolk Development Group 2006 - 2009.