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Nielsens - about us

Nielsens is owned and managed by Matthew Nielsen and his wife Emma, who are passionate about delivering quality bespoke homes with excellent customer service.

Matthew has a wealth of experience in building, ranging from new builds, restoring listed buildings, barn conversions, eco-builds and large scale project management.

With a background in civil engineering, Matthew went onto study Building at Oxford Polytechnic then obtained a Bsc(Hons) in Residential Development from Nottingham Trent University in 1995. Matthew has always enjoyed working on older buildings and has become specialised in ‘green building’ in more recent years. Nielsens have been involved in some exciting projects and have been installing renewable technologies since 2005.


  • Featured in Cumbria Life as developer of the complete renovation and extension of Luxury Lake District Manor Home
  • Featured In Built -It Magazine for the design and construction of an Eco Home
  • Contractor for an off-grid multi-award winning home including RIBA 2012 Conservation Project of the Year North West, and features in the Lake District National Park Authorities publications as an exemplar for renewal
  • Highly Commended in Eden DC’s Build Quality Awards for a luxury 5 bedroomed family home
Photo: Matthew Nielsen