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Our story began in 1965. David Coles set up his one-man business, Coles Builders, here in Surrey. It didn’t take long for the locals to recognise his quality work.

Thanks to industry referrals and customer recommendations, the business went from strength to strength.

David’s son, Stuart, joined the family firm as soon as he left school. When David sadly passed away in 1982, Stuart and his brother, Trevor, carried on David’s legacy.

In 2018, Stuart created Heronlake. The name was a combination of his first two projects: Herondale Avenue and Black Lake Cottage.

Since then, Stuart’s sons have come on board and the team works from a converted barn on a farm just outside Farnham–still being driven by innovation and craftsmanship in everything we do.

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At Heronlake, we thrive on coming up with creative solutions. You could be up against small budgets and big ideas, or simply a home that no longer fits your lifestyle. Whatever the problem, we prioritise a creative use of space and a calm approach.

Unlike traditional home builders, we have a team of dedicated building sub-contractors who are always with us, for a level of flexibility and responsiveness few others can achieve.

We understand that building work can be stressful, but it helps when you have a team you can trust. Just ask our clients.

Stuart Coles

Managing Director

Tyrone Keaney

Project Manager

Toby Carron

Project Consultant

Terence Valentine

Project Facilitator

Steve Edmondson

Operations Team

Zac Coles

Marketing Coordinator

Phil Knowlden

Operations Team

Matt Terry

Operations Team

Grigore Cibotaru

Operations Team


A down-to-earth team you won’t mind having around. We value clear communication and honest advice, so you feel comfortable bouncing all of your ideas off us.


In 50 years as custom home builders, we know it’s only natural for problems to crop up. We stay calm and come up with creative ways around every roadblock, so we can keep your project moving.


Open and clear from the outset. You’ll deal with an experienced team that keeps our promises. We’ll never go in low with our original quote and then chuck hidden extras onto your final bill.