North Ayrshire construction firm celebrates 25 years of trading

RDK’s new mixed use development for Cunninghame Housing Association in Largs, with demolition due to start at the end of March
RDK’s new mixed use development for Cunninghame Housing Association in Largs - demolition is due to start at the end of March

Saltcoats based RDK Construction Ltd is today celebrating 25 years of trading in North Ayrshire.

Owned and run by brothers Billy and Robert Kirkwood, the firm has seen sales in excess of £70 million through both private development and contracts over the period.

Both joiners to trade, the brothers have used their hands on skills to focus on design and attention to detail on all of their projects.

Billy, who is a director of the Scottish Building Federation, said: “We are very fortunate to still have key employees who have spent the last 25 years working with Robert and I. We directly employ most of our operatives and have an extensive list of other local trade companies that also work with us.

“The last ten years has been the most difficult with the demise of the clearing banks, whom we have historically relied on as a partner for our private sector developments.”

Looking forward RDK has a very healthy pipe line order book of some £20m which will see the company grow and increase output over the next three to five years, especially in the affordable housing market as well as some new private residential and commercial developments.

Both brothers are also progressing a new off-site manufacturing facility for both modular, panelised and components for the construction industry. System Five Off-Site is a new concept in zero energy production and will create up to 25 new jobs.

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