Shell Builds

Experts in Shell Builds

Archway will get the ball rolling ready for the fit out


The “shell and core” building concept involves the building owner or landlord planning and constructing the core, or inside, of a building surrounded by the exterior shell. This creates a blank canvas for a tenant to come in and outfit the space to fit their needs with flooring, equipment, furnishings and so forth.



It includes earthwork, trenching, wall shafts, tunneling and underground. Excavation has a number of important applications including exploration, environmental restoration, mining and construction.

  • Construction
  • Building foundations
  • Reservoirs


This is the artificial removal of water, both surface and sub-surface. Drainage is often a major element of civil engineering and construction projects and is necessary to avoid flooding and other damage.

  • Sewers
  • Drains
  • Pipes


In engineering, a foundation is the element of a structure which connects it to the ground, and transfers loads from the structure to the ground. Foundations are generally considered either shallow or deep.

  • Earthfast or post in ground construction
  • Padstones
  • Stone foundations
  • Rubble trench foundations


The bottom surface of a room, floors vary from simple dirt in a cave to many-layered surfaces modern technology.

  • Stone
  • Wood
  • Bamboo
  • Metal
  • Vinyl
  • Laminate



"Bristol has loads of building companies but Archway is different from the norm."

— Brian Noble

"Needed someone to look at and repair our brickwork. Really pleased I got in touch with Paul."


"Our house needed totally repointing and Archway did an amazing job. Thank you."


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"We wanted to put drainage under our garden and didn't know where to start. Archway did a great job and it's usable all year now."

— Sarah Stewart

"Your team have been wonderful to have around. We have really enjoyed their company, expertise and help. They have all been reliable, hard working and personable." — Mrs W, Clevedon

"We just wanted to write and say a huge thank you for building our extension. We are absolutely delighted with it and more so how well the project has gone for us."

"It seems very quiet here now that all your men have gone, they were a pleasure to have around although I am enjoying getting straight again! We are delighted with the work." - Mavis & Eric, Nailsea

"I have no problem recommending Archway. I removed my conservatory and replaced it with a new kitchen; the old external kitchen wall was removed and now forms a snug with logger burner being installed. At the same time I’ve had a small extension to the side forming utility and shower rooms, all this being done whilst living there!" - Keith, Portishead