About us

Established in 1986, Thames & Newcastle is a Chartered Building Company focused on the construction and property markets within London, Greater London and the South East.

Our objective is to maintain the traditional values of being a small family oriented business, while striving to offer the professional approach required by our clients of much larger organisations.

We directly employ many key trades and have close links with a number of specialist sub-contractors with whom we work on a regular basis. By adopting this approach we feel we maintain a good balance between quality control and cost control.

We provide the following services:

  • New build residential
  • Refurbishment including Grade I and II Listed
  • Basement conversions
  • Extensions
  • Carpentry
  • Bespoke joinery
  • Electrical installation
  • Plumbing installation
  • Waterproof tanking
  • Plastering & drylining

2014 saw Thames & Newcastle establish a new modern joinery workshop and office base in east London – with close links to the City and only 30 minutes from Hyde Park.

At Thames & Newcastle we also recognise the confidence instilled in our clients by association with external bodies. We are approved by the National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting (NICEIC) and the National HouseBuilding Council (NHBC). We are also members of Constructionline, the UK register of pre-qualified construction services.

More recently we are proud to have become recognised as a Chartered Building Company by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and have also become accredited by Newton to install basement tanking and waterproofing systems enabling us to directly provide insurance backed guarantees for this work.

The Team

Keith Leask – Construction Director

Keith Leask is a founding partner of Thames & Newcastle with an extensive background in construction and engineering spanning 40 years. Keith oversees construction management of all projects and operation of our joinery workshop

Stanley Leask BSc (Hons) MCIOB ACIArb – Commercial Director

Stanley Leask is a qualified Quantity Surveyor and member of the Chartered Institute of Building. Stanley has 15 years experience in the industry and has worked on many prestigious projects in that time including several high specification residential projects for foreign royalty. Stanley oversees the tendering and estimating function and cost control and commercial management of all Thames & Newcastle projects.

Dan Ford MAPM – Construction Director

Dan Ford is a qualified project manager and member of the Association for Project Management. Dan has 15 years industry experience and has worked on projects up to £150M in value for many well known UK contractors including Kier Group, Norwest Holst, Wates, Balfour Beatty, etc. Dan oversees project management of all our larger scale projects.