Welcome to Claro
Contemporary Design & Build
The Claro approach to projects
We are a Bristol-based building company specialising in contemporary new build and home refurbishment projects. 30+ years of experience in the commercial and domestic building sectors give us an exceptional eye for sharp, clean, creative design.
At Claro we have the skills to translate sophisticated, design-based technical plans into beautifully-finished living and working spaces that make our customers very happy for years to come.
You may already have an architect in mind or are just beginning to think about making a significant change to your home. We can work with you to execute your plans or appoint one of our preferred architects in order to realise the design.
What we do
Give your home an extra bedroom, bathroom or study. Accommodate a growing family or gain extra space whilst increasing property value.
A beautiful bathroom is something to behold. Treat yourself to a relaxing, re-energising paradise to kickstart or finish your day in luxurious style.
Kitchens are so often the heart of a home. We provide a full design and build service to ensure they work both aesthetically and ergonomically.
A garden office or studio can extend your home to incorporate a separate office, custom workspace or studio for those running a home business.
Re-imagine an under-used outside area. Decking, fencing and custom carpentry give a durable, tailor-made space to entertain and relax.
Basements and cellars are often neglected, but can provide fantastic modern living areas. A great alternative to traditional extensions.
- Architect/Director at Nick Elkins Ltd
I have worked with Rick and Marc on a number of projects around Bristol and I have always been impressed with their quality of finishing and detailing. Further the projects have remained on budget and on schedule.
- Agile Business Analyst at Environment Agency
Rick turned a barbers shop into a A3/A5 cafe for me in January 2011. He produced some excellent work using his own workforce. The work was completed to a high standard and was on budget and on time. Happy to recommend him to anyone; he has a good eye for design and is excellent at managing his team as well as relations with the landlord. Highly recommended.
- Reviewed on Houzz UK
I would like to highly recommend Rick who project managed my house extension.
Over the time he proved himself to be trustworthy, approachable, with all works finished to a high specification. He also was very efficient at returning to help repair any snags after works were finished.
- Business Development Manager at Fujitsu
I was very impressed by Rick’s personable nature and ability to translate complex structure and design schematics into simple to understand terminology. Rick has a unique set of skills as he understands the process of building but also the importance of aesthetics and design features, which were vital to achieve the desired finish. I would highly recommend Rick to anyone seeking advice, guidance, consultancy and delivery for all aspects of building and construction.
- Senior Site Agent at BAM Nuttall Ltd
Excellent customer care prior to the work. High quality workmanship delivered on time and for a very good price.
Will be using Rick for all similar work in the future. I have no reason not to recommend Rick and his business to others, you will not be disappointed.
- Independent Planning Advisor
Rick was the site manager of our building project, a significant reconstruction and restyling of our house. He was reliable and dealt with issues effectively and found good solutions to problems. He worked well with other disciplines and with our neighbours and ensured that the project was programmed to make best use of resources. He has a good eye for design and detail. We are happy to recommend him.