Coulson Building Group, providing a comprehensive range of building services since 1884.

01223 423800

The Coulson Building Group are proud to run one of the largest directly employed workforces in the Cambridge Area. For over 125 years we have continued to maintain a training and recruitment programme that has produced some of the best managers and skilled craftsmen in the area.

Today we have over 100 directly employed staff covering all key trades including: Managers, Technical, Agents/Foreman, Administration, Carpenters, Joiners, Bricklayers, Masons, Labourers, Painters, Plasterers, Plumbers, Electricians and Plant Fitters.

Running a business means constantly improving and constantly learning. Our aim is to support and develop all employees, improving their performance and, in turn, that of our company.

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Current Vacancies

12 Month Construction Placement

We have a fantastic opportunity for two enthusiastic undergraduates, who are committed to a career in construction, to join us for their year in industry.

Placements start summer 2019, closing date for applications 18.01.19. Full details can be found below:

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Joinery Estimator

Over 125 years of producing high class joinery has given Coulson Joinery a much envied reputation.

Working alongside some of the country's leading Architects and Interior Designers we have been able to bring their design concepts to fruition, many of which have received industry recognition including three national “Wood Awards”.

From our premises in Cambridge, with easy access across the UK, we are able to supply and, where required, fix all forms of bespoke joinery, ranging from basic doors and windows to complex elliptical staircases.

We are currently looking for an experienced Joinery Estimator to join our skilled team, producing tenders and quotations for our wide client base.

The successful candidate will provide a productive and competitive joinery estimating service whilst ensuring that the Coulson Building Group maintains its reputation for quality and reliability.

They will need to be self motivated with the ability to manage their own workload and enjoy working in a dynamic, fast paced environment.

Coulson Building Group is committed to continuous improvement therefore all team members are actively encouraged to consider ways in which estimating practices can be improved and make suggestions for the implementation of new ways of working where this will assist the Company in achieving it's mission.

The successful candidate will possess the ability to develop and maintain meaningful communication and working relationships with colleagues, clients and their representatives.

The ability to work to timescales and under pressure whilst maintaining excellent attention to detail is essential.

As one of the largest joinery manufacturers in the East of England, we offer a competitive remuneration package and pension scheme.

Please contact Glenda Matthews for further details and an application form


Qualified LV Mechanic required to work maintaining our large fleet of company vehicles and retail customers' vehicles. Other duties include the servicing and repair of plant and general maintenance of the yard.

Diesel knowledge an advantage.

Full time permanenet position, competitive rates of pay, workwear provided.


Carpenter required to carry out high quality first and second fix work on a wide variety of domestic and commercial projects in the Cambridge area.

Full time permanent position, competitive rates of pay, Company van, workwear and power tools provided.


Coulson Joinery manufacture a variety of high class bespoke joinery and require an experienced Joiner to join their team.

Machining experience desirable but not essential.

As one of the largest joinery companies in Cambridge we offer a clean, well equipped working environment and good rates of pay.

Please contact Tony Smith for an application form 01223 423800

All our current vacancies are listed on this page. In the first instance you will need to complete a Coulson Building Group employment application form. These can be requested by calling Glenda Matthews on
01223 423800 or complete our enquiry form.

Your application will then be passed to the relevant manager for review. We will inform you if you are required to attend an interview at our offices.

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