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Lochlie Construction

We are a fully streamlined construction services and project management company. We can offer you the full package – from building your house from the ground to wiring and electrics to providing project management advice.

Lochlie Construction was founded in 2014 by father and son Douglas Aitken and David Aitken. Growing up Douglas Aitken dreamed of the Grand Designs process and hoped that, one day, he’d be lucky enough to get involved in that world – making incredible buildings look their best. Fast forward to 2014 and Douglas and David’s company – Lochlie Construction – started doing just that.

Lochlie Construction was named after the farm ‘Lochlie’ where Robert Burns grew up on in Ayr. Which also happens to be where the Aitken family were born and raised.

The team make Lochlie Construction what it is – your contractor of choice. From your very first meeting to that moment you have the keys in the palm of your hand, we are a friendly, knowledgeable, trusted team of experts who get the job done.

Meet the team

Lochlie Construction Group are committed to providing the highest safety and quality standards in all of our work. We are proud to be fully accredited by several industry-recognised bodies including Gas Safe and The Chartered Institute of Building.

All of our certificates and accreditations are available to view and download below by clicking on the relevant logo.

Our Team

Our entire team are hands-on from the builders to the sales team right through to our managing directors. Our team are committed to quality craft, safe working practices, and to continuously improving our business and the service provided to our clients.

Douglas Aitken MBA, MRICS, BA(Hons)


Douglas is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor with over 10 years’ experience in the construction industry, having worked both in the UK and internationally for some of the UK, Middle East and Asia’s largest construction companies.

David Aitken MCIOB, MCMI, APC


David is a Chartered Builder with over 30 years’ experience within the construction industry, having worked for a variety of UK based companies, from small independents up to large scale operations, giving him a wide breadth of knowledge.

Claire McBlain

Business Development Manager

Claire joined the team at Lochlie in 2018, having previously worked with a national housebuilder for 12 years. She is responsible for engaging with current and new clients, and driving the business forward.

Derek Gibb

Site Manager

Derek joined the Group in 2016, bringing considerable industry experience having served as a bricklayer for a number of years. He has recently attained his SVQ Level 4 in Site Management & recently delivered one of our most successful projects of 2019.

Robin Bain

Plumbing & Heating Manager

Robin joined us in 2017 and heads up our Plumbing & Heating division, with over 35 years’ experience in the trade. His knowledge and skills have played a key role in the success of the business.

Dave Aitken

Electrical Manager

Electrical Manager Dave has over 10 years experience working in the construction industry as an Electrical Engineer and Site Supervisor. He oversees our team of electricians across all projects and is a firm favourite with our clients.

William Monks

Site Manager

William is a Site Manager with over 35 years’ experience in the industry. His expertise is invaluable to the Group, and he consistently strives to deliver projects to exceed our customers’ expectations.

Katie McGavin

Assistant Quantity Surveyor

Katie joined the Group in February 2018 and is studying towards a degree in Quantity Surveying, while gaining valuable on the job experience. She is an integral part of the commercial team, supporting her colleagues in any way she can.

Kirsty Gartshore

Finance Assistant

Kirsty is our Finance Assistant and works alongside Hamasah to process invoices and payments, and offer general administrative support to the wider team.

June Wilson


June is our Office Administrator, and one of our longest-serving team members, responsible for a wide variety of duties and keeping things running smoothly.

Paul Donachie

Site Supervisor

Paul joined the Group in 2017 as a Joiner and has proved to be a great asset, completing his SVQ Level 3 in Site Supervision and stepping up to his current role in 2018.

Chris Waterfield

Senior Quantity Surveyor

Chris joined the team in 2020 and brought over 30 years’ experience in the industry with him. He is the most senior member of our Surveying team, and provides crucial commercial knowledge and expertise to each project, while also supporting our young trainees.