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About J.M. Butler Builders Limited, York

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Who we are

J.M. Butler Builders, York, was established by John Butler, an experienced and qualified builder, who has nurtured the growth of the York based company to incorporate his sister, Elisabeth Speight as the company PA, nephew Oliver Speight as plasterer and son Paul as company director, together with tradesmen including builders, joiners, plumbers, plasterers and bricklayers.

Together we aim to continue to offer a professional service and the high quality standards you’d expect from a builder, whilst essentially remaining a friendly and approachable family run York business.



Established in 1981 in York, J. M. Butler Builders Ltd has seen a consistent growth in the construction industry across a number of fields including residential (new build, conversions, and extensions), commercial, ecclesiastical and leisure.

The successful completition of over one hundred projects across such a broad range of fields demonstrates our versatility and commitment to our clients, where J. M. Butler Builders Ltd have gained a good reputation in our ability to provide a quality construction, together with innovative yet practical design solutions, based on sound commercial sense delivered on time and to budget.

The relationship with our sister company, Paul Butler Architects Ltd has allowed the company to offer a fully integrated design and build package or design only service, across the fields in which we have demonstrated our success.
For more information about Paul Butler Architects Ltd, you can visit the website York Architects



John Butler - Managing Director
John began his career in the construction industry as a joiner for eight years before entering managerial positions, beginning with the Department of the Environment as Technical Officer overseeing multi-million pound high security projects in Cyprus and the Middle East, and moving on to becoming senior clerk of works for J. R. Harris Architects in Oman, where he was responsible for the delivery of a number of high profile large scale developments for clients such as Shell Oil Co. and the Sultanate of Oman.

With over eighteen years of contract administration experience behind him, together with a HND qualification, John returned to the UK to set up his own construction company, and now has over fifty years of experience in the construction industry.

Paul Butler BA (Hons) B Arch PDAP RIBA - Director
Paul is a chartered architect elected to the RIBA in January 2000, after qualifying from the Hull School of Architecture. His career began in York at Briggs, Potts & Parry Architects where he worked on numerous projects covering the fields of residential, commercial, medical, education and ecclesiastical architecture. In 1998, Paul joined Avebury Projects Ltd, based in Milton Keynes, as senior architect working predominately on social housing developments in London, Milton Keynes and Birmingham.

In 2002, Paul joined Woods Hardwick Ltd, based in Bedford, as Associate Director in the residential consultancy department, covering multi-million pound, award-winning, residential developments across the Southeast in both the private and public housing sectors. His client base included many leading house builders such as Persimmon Homes, Bellway Homes and Taylor Woodrow, and Paul was responsible for setting up partnering agreements with Midsummer Housing Association and Aragon Housing Association.

Paul joined JM Butler Builders Ltd in December 2004 with the intention of developing further the company's design and build department, encompassing his experience in the residential sector from bespoke 'one-off' designs to multi-million pound residential developments.


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