Company Background



Company director, Kevin Oatley, completed his City & Guilds apprenticeship in 1993 gaining a distinction in Craft Brickwork and also completing additional courses in Advanced Brickwork, Site Supervision and Building Measurement & Costs.


He left his employer in 1995 to go subcontracting until 2000 carrying out large development works such as residential homes, office and retail units in Bristol, aircraft workshops, offices and stores on Yeovilton air base and a community centre in London.


Founded K Construction in 2000 and over the next 3 years completed four new builds, including two large 4/5 bed properties, one being in a conservation area and located between two listed buildings. The other two were a pair of 5 bed properties, converted from an old railway goods shed, both around 5000 ft2 and using only 2 of the original walls.


From 2003 to 2005 K Construction carried out works for conservation architects based in Bath inc. rebuilding a section of Croscombe church rooms and modernising the original building, an extension on Somerton church for disabled access and disabled facilities, internal alterations to Winscombe church inc. relocating wall mounted memorial plaques and a medieval font.


In 2006 we completed various works inc. converting a barn into offices and internal alterations to a public house.


From 2007 to 2010 we completed two new builds, one 3 bed dwelling in Wells the other a 4 bed farm house. Along with the farm house we also built a new dairy farm inc. parlour, silage clamp, slurry lagoon and stalls. On finishing the new farm house we went on to renovate the old farm house. Both the new and old farm houses made it to the finals of Mendip District Council’s Building Excellence Awards 2009. We also completed the renovation of another 18th century farm house.


In 2011 we formed a limited company. The company name changed from K Construction to Oatley Construction Ltd.


In 2011 we built our first sustainable home for which we won MDC’s Building Excellence Award 2012 for Best Sustainable Development and received highly commended for Best Individual Dwelling. We were also finalists for Best Domestic Extension/Alteration for a green oak extension completed in 2010.


Currently we are in the middle of a project to construct a large 6 bed farm managers unit spread over 3 floors, using a variety of materials inc. green oak, local stone and cedar cladding. Other works currently completing include finishing off extensive maintenance and updating of a listed building, building a large garden room and re-roofing an 18th century farm house and various other extensions and refurbishment projects.





At present Oatley Construction Ltd employs 18 staff Inc;



1st and 2nd fix carpenters




General builders


Floor and wall tiler

Ground workers


We also have extensive access to associated sub- contractors that have worked with us over many years as required.