About Us

Established since 1979, Standard Construction is a premium and bespoke Scottish building firm currently led by multi award-winning owner David McAllister.

Standard Construction is widely recognised throughout the industry as leading the way in versatile, individually tailored, designed and bespoke houses, unique renovations, conversions and all-size extensions as well as best-in-class traditional, modern and sustainable new homes.

We are inspired by the distinction, form and craftsmanship of the past while embracing all modern trends and aspects of the future of bespoke housing design: and each project is fully designed to the needs and specifications of our clients.

We possess a meticulous eye for detail and high technical proficiency, resulting in the finest solutions for the finest homes that will inspire stewardship for generations to come.

Whatever the project Standard Construction will create a building that is challenging, inspiring, distinct, uncompromising, advanced, versatile and beautiful.

Over many years Standard Construction has developed strong relationships with first-class architectural firms throughout the country and our design and construction portfolio reflects this.

We continue to nurture these relationships in order to achieve the best architecturally designed service, from concept to finish, both internally and externally. An inclusive approach to the creative and construction process ensures solutions for both client and architect.

Our work has been recognised countrywide by many architectural firms and, as we have grown in reputation, we have become synonymous with high-quality, bespoke work and client service.

Standard Construction received two prestigious Saltire Awards for a 2004 project, in Broomhill, Glasgow, and, more recently, a project in Bearsden, East Dunbartonshire, in 2012.

We were also awarded a coveted Chartered Institute of Building Award, in 2010, for an individually designed home in Arduaine, Argyle and Bute. The same year, one of our projects also won a Scottish Design Award for a unique project in Lochwinnoch, Renfrewshire, in the architecture category for Best Residential Building.

As well as our award-winning projects Standard Construction has gained widespread recognition in a number of highly respected industry publications including Architectural Scotland Annual, Homes & Interiors Scotland, Wallpaper* Magazine and Building Design Architects Weekly.

Standard Construction prides ourselves in offering a truly bespoke service and each project we undertake is carried out with the highest standards of craftsmanship, materials and professionalism in order to define your vision of light, air and space.

We have fully qualified tradesmen and artisans more than able to fulfil the needs of today’s discerning client.

Standard Construction’s wide diversity of construction and building skills is only matched by the quality of highly skilled craftsmen within its in-house, labour force.  

Our bespoke building works and exacting standards include:

  • First class carpenters
  • Brick, stone and oak work
  • Electrical engineers
  • Masons
  • Drainage
  • Foundation Solutions
  • Interior and exterior decorating
  • Multi-skilled labour force
  • Landscaping
  • Highly skilled plant operators

Our strong reputation has been built on the foundations of reliability, professionalism and desire to carry out all the needs and requirements of our clients with attention to detail and the minimum fuss.

Standard Construction also provide a full Design and Build package that includes the services of an architect who will liaise directly with the client and provide drawings for regulation and approval and lodging with Planning and Building Control.

While Standard Construction is a Glasgow based business carrying out individual and bespoke builds all across Scotland, we also take on a select number of quality projects serving clients outwith the region, most recently in Ireland.

Standard Construction is a member of the Scottish Building Federation.

The company is also a registered builder with the National House-Building Council (NHBC), and has been since October 2000. The NHBC raises standards and consumer protection for 80% of all new homes in the UK.

We pride ourselves in our reputation for quality and our aim is to maintain a high level of workmanship and professionalism in meeting the expectations of today’s clients.

More than anything Standard Construction is renowned for efficient, personal and discreet service and our goal is to provide first class service while developing – and maintaining – valuable relationships with each and every client.

Our work is simply a reflection of your ambition.

Please see a few attached examples of our first class work.