Rodger (Builders) Ltd was established in Earlston in 1847 where it remains to the day and is both owned and operated by the William and Charles Rodger. The Company was incorporated under the Companies Act of 1929 in June 1934 and specialises in those areas of construction and building where there are onerous design, specification and access/ time constraints.
The company has adequate labour, plant and machinery to enable them to carry out all types of civil engineering contracts and has the ability to offer a complete haulage package. The labour force, in excess of 55 on site, includes a team of joiners both shuttering and finishing, a tar squad, a concrete squad, pipe layers, plant operators, lorry drivers and general labourers.
The Company offers a design and build service, a project management service or a straightforward tender price for any project. The breadth of experience encompasses individual homes to large industrial units, housing and industrial estates and accommodation works. Farm & Estate services include hard and soft landscaping for public parks, golf courses and private gardens, drive surfacing, shed erection, sewage and drainage systems, hill roads, river protection, fishing improvements, pond work, indoor and outdoor dressage arena construction.
On the Civils side the Company’s particular forte are the complex reinforced concrete structures involved in bridges, sewage works or foundations etc. The building operation excels in office and industrial units where a total package can be offered from CAD design through construction to completion of the hard landscaping including all drawings and obtaining the usual statutory permissions.
Projects can range from a one-day plant hire to a turnkey project valued at £5,000,000. We operate throughout the south of Scotland from Edinburgh to Berwick and from Dumfries to Glasgow centred on our base in Earlston.
We are members of CECA Scotland (Civil Engineering Contractors Association of Scotland), NHBC (National House-Building Council), BCIF (Borders Construction Industry Forum) and IOSH (Institution of Occupational Safety and Health). Additionally, we are listed on Constructionline and are members of Scottish Borders Chamber of Commerce. We are also ISO 14001 and ISO 9001 accredited.
In May 2008 we introduced "Reactec" vibration monitoring equipment to those sections of our workforce who are at risk of HAVs, and were the first company in the UK to purchase the system. We are extreemly pleased with the initial results and feel this actively demonstrates our commitment to ongoing health and safety improvements. To see an overview of the system please play the video below.