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About Us

Monarch was founded in 1996 by John Esslemont. John was immediately joined by his son Darren, and they combined John’s expert Design experience with Darren’s knowledge as an accomplished tradesman.

Having built a vast range of different types of extensions, where they soon built up an excellent reputation for good honest advice and delivery of a good quality design and build. In recent times, Darren’s son Jack has joined the business as an apprentice joiner, and he is determined to continue our good work to date. In the first few years of business, the bulk of the business, was new Conservatories being built, where around 2004, the workload more or less changed overnight, to solid roof Sun Lounge Extensions, with a mix of Sun Lounges, window and cladding works being the main works for many years.

As times changed, we started designing and building more Open Plan Kitchen Extensions, Garage Conversions, and Bedroom Extensions, along with a variety of different home improvements.

Design, Manage, Build

Due to Monarch having designed and built a large variety of Extensions along with a variety of other home improvements, since 1996, where between Conservatories and Extensions, we will have built well over a 1,000 in that period of time, we have built up a great knowledge base on what works best for our customers, where we often land going back to existing customers to carry out more works, from replacement windows and doors, another extension or new works on a new property that the customer has purchased.

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Committed to Quality

Monarch design and build many main stream extensions through to quite complex extensions and carry out a variety of renovation type works. Should you have your own drawings, we are happy to quote for these works.

All quotes are highly detailed, so that you are fully aware of what has been allowed for and is written in a clear manner. Based in Kintore, previously having been based at Sauchen, we find, that we are centrally located for carrying out works in the North East of Scotland.

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Why Work With Monarch?

Good old-fashioned, honest and upfront advice and service. We are a Family business, where we strive to keep our customers happy.

Open & Honest Approach

When you work with Monarch you are dealing with the owners and our project manager throughout the works, and you aren’t left dealing with multiple other people once the design has been carried out and you have agreed to proceed with the works. An ability to listen to our customers and work with them, with an open mind to all aspects of the build process.

Full Project Management

Design, Build and Project management Service, where we can project manage your works from start to finish. Prompt replies to any emails or phone calls, as in this modern age, we all understand the frustration, where you are left waiting for information.

Wealth of Experience

You are dealing with a family company who has been working with our customers since 1996 and who cares about our customers and our reputation, where you will find we are still there for any queries long after the works are finished and where we have many repeat customers, many years after original works were carried out.

Peace of Mind

We deal with all trades so that you don’t have the hassles of organising the trades and materials to be at your property at the correct time and on time.

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If you’d like to discuss your project please contact us at 01467 513100 or alternatively email