MPJ Building Contractors is family run company, owned by Malcolm Paterson, who have been building bespoke properties for the people of East Lothian for over 40 years. We offer a full project-managed service; meaning we take care of everything involved in your building project, so you don’t have to.

As a family run business, we take pride in the quality of our workmanship, and the service we offer our local community. As well as new-builds, we have experience renovating and converting rundown buildings, including listed buildings. Our renovation work has been shortlisted for a prestige Saltire House Design Award – something we are very proud of.  

Along with our building expertise, we also provide tailored joinery and carpentry services. Using traditional woodworking skills from our at-home workshop, we make and fit all our own windows, doors, kitchens and staircases.  We can even make your own bespoke furniture too. Meaning we create you a truly unique and individual property.

Working flexibly, meticulously and methodically, we work as part of your team; caring about your build and your budget as much as you do. Communication is key to a successful project, so we work hard at keeping you informed throughout the process, making sure there are no surprises.

So if you are looking for a builder that makes life easy, give us a call.

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The local building and joinery experts


A local builder you can trust

We know and love East Lothian; using our local knowledge and expertise, we blend any development into the environment seamlessly. We also use local tradespeople and support our local businesses wherever we can. We are trusted and recommended my many architects and clients alike.



What our satisfied clients say about us

Malcolm and his team approach their work calmly, efficiently, thoughtfully and helpfully with first class results. It’s always a pleasure working with them and I would highly recommend them.

Patrick Gammell FRICS DL

Malcolm and his team are all trustworthy tradesmen who deliver quality. Every day we appreciate their workmanship as we enjoy our bespoke home. We would recommend Malcolm and his team to anyone.

Client - steading conversion

MPJ have done an excellent job on a very challenging listed building project. As a well-established firm they combine the highest standards of traditional craftsmanship, with a positive can-do attitude.

Charles Stevenson


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