About Compass

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Established in 2009, Compass Construction is the realisation of the pursuit to create a construction company that provides the most specialised, reliable and consistent service.

Led by Directors Richard Taylor and Steve Cadman, who between them have several decades experience in the building trade, we have developed a reputation for excellence. Our commitment to providing the highest standard in construction have led us to be recognised as one of the South East region’s foremost construction companies. Here at Compass Construction we understand what it takes to make a building project a success; an exacting brief, transparency and good communication. We will be with your every step of the way, working together to build your dream home.

Meet The Team

The beauty of working with a small and highly skilled team like Compass Construction is that clients have direct access to key personnel and those who are responsible for project work. The Compass team is not only highly motivated, with a far reaching skills set, but is passionate about the business and has an enviable work ethic that results in repeat custom and recommendations.

Investing in People

Compass Construction values and encourages every member of the team and actively works with the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) to enable young people to learn and develop the skills they need to work in the construction industry. The company has an Apprenticeship Scheme that actively promotes progression, development and responsibility, whilst also offering valuable work experience for young people.


Richard Taylor

MRICS, Commercial Director

As a member of the Royal Institution of Charted Surveyors (RICS), Richard is usually the first point of contact for clients as he oversees the vast majority of project tenders, the financial management of the business and cost control. Richard has a degree in Quantity Surveying and is a Chartered Surveyor (MRICS). Prior to establishing Compass Construction he spent many years working for a blue chip property developer, followed by a regional independent housebuilder.

Richard lives in Surrey with his wife and their four young boys. When he’s not an unpaid taxi service running between sports clubs, he can be found trekking the Surrey Hills, but he says he’s never likely to see fellow Director Steve on a walk as he’s afraid of getting wet! In addition to being a keen outdoor person and playing golf when time permits, Richard and his family are also involved with a local church and various youth work groups.

Steve Cadman

Construction Director

Steve has worked in the construction industry for nearly 30 years and specialises in the design and development of individual private houses and light commercial projects. Whilst Steve is a founder Director of Compass Construction, he’s never happier than when he’s on-site. Over the years, and rising through the ranks, Steve has been a brick-layer, site manager and contracts manager before becoming a Project and Construction Director for a leading firm.

On-site, Steve is known as Mr Fix It, as he’s able to find solutions and ways to overcome any of the inevitable design and technical issues that are associated with any scale of building work.

Married with two young daughters, Steve is a keen cyclist and hill walker, but doesn’t like getting wet so the bike and boots only ever make an appearance on sunny days – much to the hilarity of his fellow colleagues!!

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Zoe Portwine

Operations Manager


West Byfleet

When embarking on building our own home journey we knew we needed a professional and highly regarded main contractor.

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From the first spade in the ground to the last touch of paint work, Compass were with us all the way.

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St Anns

We heard about Compass Construction as they had recently completed a couple of new build houses in our road. They looked good and we managed to take a look round them so we knew the high quality Compass produced. They were also recommended to us by a neighbour as a good company to work with.

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The Hus

We chose Compass out of four bidders to build our new contemporary home. The quotes were similar but we chose them because we could tell we would get on well with Steve and Richard, the owners.

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King Georges Cottage

They are excellent with a very professional but easy to get on with attitude and an eye for detail and quality. We did an almost full knockdown then rebuild of a brick and stone house in the heart of the Surrey Hills and they did a beautiful job; on time, on budget and not one argument or problem that was not immediately sorted.

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