The front of Hobbs and Sons fish and chip shop at the BCLM

Hobbs and Son’s & H. Morall
Black Country Living Museum

West Midlands construction company providing structure relocation, building translocation & restoration services

Holland Contracting have been problem solving specialists to the heritage, utility, building and groundwork industries for the past 40 years, throughout the West Midlands and Black Country. Our areas of operation cover a wide range of activities including structure relocation, building translocation & restoration services. Our ability to consistently accomplish the most difficult jobs at the highest possible level of service has made us the building contractor of choice for many businesses and organisations in the region.

– Deconstruction of the Coventry Cross War Memorial Monument –

– Our Services –

Hobbs and Sons BCLM

Historical Building Translocation & Structure Relocation

Buildings of historical interest often come under threat from encroaching societal pressures, sometimes caused by urban regeneration, sometimes simpler commercial pressures. In these instances, translocating the building to a new site may be an ideal solution, saving the structure and affording the opportunity to restore a building to its former glory.

Recording and cataloguing each individual brick, piece of stone, window, door and all other physical features, preserves the accuracy and historical merit of the structure.

Specialist Building, Restoration & Construction

Specialist building, restoration and construction is our forte. We have an immense amount of pride in preserving a building’s history, yet we understand the demands of modern living.

We have had the pleasure of working on many distinguished and unique projects.

Fold Court

– What Our Clients Say –

  • Can I on behalf of the Black Country Museum pass on our thanks to you and your team for at short notice successfully carrying out the removal of large and heavy collection objects from Hall 1 at the Museum.
    The help and assistance from Jim and Oliver throughout the project was invaluable particularly given some of the technical and logistical challenges we occurred.
    Again please thanks all your team involved.

    Ray Disney - Maintenance Manager Historic Building & Site Conservation

    Black Country Living Museum

  • We were so impressed with the manner in which you and your team worked here at Elmfield.

    We would describe you as accommodating and polite builders. Nothing was too much trouble.

    Lesley Taberner

    Elmfield Rudolph Steiner School, Stourbridge

  • Holland Contracting have been involved with the project to relocate the Signal Box from start to finish, firstly in dismantling this much loved local landmark under the stringent supervision of Network Rail, and much later in the careful reconstruction – on the opposite side of the road! The finished Box looks great, and is already winning compliments from residents and from passers-by.
    Despite the very tight budget, Steve and the team have consistently worked to a high standard of craftsmanship, and have produced a beautiful building which has retained the feel of the original structure, despite having been modified to make it suitable for use as a modern community space, and as a small local museum.

    Sue Fowler

    Project Coordinator for Churchill and Blakedown Parish Council

  • Holland Contracting has been used on several occasions by the Black Country Living Museum for both large & small projects, most recently for some office refurbishments. The team worked to a very tight deadline & the project was completed ahead of schedule, & was good value for money. Steve project managed the whole process, including liaison with external suppliers, & kept me informed every step of the way with regards to working days, budget updates & the use of materials. I was very impressed with their professionalism.
    I found the team extremely reliable, enthusiastic and friendly. No task was too small & I would highly recommend them.

    Jo Turner

    PA to the Managing Director, Black Country Living Museum

  • Holland Contracting worked for me for many years on the recording, dismantling and reconstruction of historical buildings being saved for the Black Country Living Museum.
    In 2009 they were our first choice to manage the time critical rescue of Birmingham Road Buildings, including Hobbs Fish & Chip Shop and the adjoining gentleman’s outfitters known as Morrall’s.
    Holland Contracting always carried out excellent work, often within very tight financial time and quality restraints.

    Ian N Walden

    OBE BSc FMA

  • The services of Holland Contracting have been used on a number of occasions by this organisation for various works including groundwork, building and construction work, and have always found them to be reliable, dependable and good value. We have a good working relationship with them and would use their services again.

    Peter Suddock

    Chief Executive, Dudley Zoo & Castle

  • Holland Contracting worked for me for many years on the recording, dismantling and reconstruction of historical buildings being saved for the Black Country Living Museum.
    In 2009 they were our first choice to manage the time critical rescue of Birmingham Road Buildings, including Hobbs Fish & Chip Shop and the adjoining gentleman’s outfitters known as Morrall’s.
    Holland Contracting always carried out excellent work, often within very tight financial time and quality restraints.

    Ian N Walden

    OBE BSc FMA

  • Holland Contracting provided a simply excellent service – from start to finish. They took ‘bespoke to customer needs’ to another level – constantly looking at what we wanted and needed as a family. They were a delight to work with, and have around – the whole team. They changed for us the whole reputation of builders – on time, on budget, to spec.
    Steve and Jim Holland and the team working on our renovations were amazing – in particular the extra thought and adaptability during the project. Nothing was too much for them – and their aftercare very special – highly recommended.

    Elfrida, Mark, Alison & James Hamilton-Russell

    Spring Valley Farm