About Us

A.C. Whyte & Co. Ltd is a thriving building company based in Crossmill Business Park, Barrhead. With over 30 years’ experience, we specialise as a main contractor in the refurbishment of low and high rise occupied social housing for local authorities and housing associations across Scotland and the UK. We have also upgraded schools and commercial buildings.

Our mission is to ensure that all works are undertaken to the very highest standards, with our clients’ needs at the heart of every stage of the process. We are highly efficient, organised and proud of the fact that we have never had any contractual claims or disputes. Unlike our competitors, we believe that every element of work can be quantified and valued; as such, we do not value extras on a daywork basis. This commitment to professionalism has led to numerous clients returning for repeat business.

Experts in all areas of refurbishment

We specialise in all areas of major refurbishment such as fabric repairs, roughcast, render, insulated render and roofing, curtain walling, cladding, installation of new windows, doors and UPVC fascias and soffits, joiner and plumbing works. Our expertise has made us one of the top installers of External Wall Insulation in the UK.

All upgrades are now designed to maximise energy efficiency and dramatically reduce residents’ fuel bills. Aesthetically, ageing social housing can be refurbished to such a standard that it appears like new build, thus benefiting the community as a whole.

From strength to strength

Established in 1973, A.C. Whyte has flourished from its small beginnings to a dynamic company working on projects ranging from £10,000 to £6m. In 2009, our dedicated team increased to around 180, including 20 managers. Despite the market decline in 2010, our turnover increased by over £1m, reflecting our commitment to adapting and broadening services offered, with a particular focus on making homes more energy efficient.

A.C. Whyte: a brief history

1973: A.C. Whyte (Slaters & Plasterers) Ltd established.

1990: Attained approved applicator status for a number of specialist External Wall Insulation and Render Systems, which became the core activity of the company.

1995: Company increased main contracts works to include all external fabric repairs.

1996: Received accreditation to BS EN ISO 9002 standard.

2003: Received accreditation for our Quality Management System to ISO 9001: 2000 standard.

2003-2008: Steadily increased turnover in Social Housing Market to approximately 13 million in 2006 and 2007.

2009-2010: Despite the recession, turnover increased from 2009 to 2010 by over £1million.

2011: Received accreditation for our Quality Management System to ISO 9001:2008 standard. Instigated Environmental Management System gaining accreditation to ISO 14001:2004 standard. Commissioned and moved into new purpose-built 4,500sq ft premises. Building client base and expanding services in time for 2012.

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