Drainage solutions, excavation and concreting, septic tank installation, foundations and site clearance.


Covering all aspects of industrial, commercial and residential constructions including new builds, conversions, renovation projects, building extensions and general improvement for commercial and residential clients.


A wide range of services for both private and commercial properties, specialising in period properties. Our friendly and well experienced tradesmen have undertaken refurbishment work in schools, churches and homes.


Extensive joiners shop which enables us to produce high quality, bespoke products in both soft and hard woods including windows, doors, staircases, king post trusses and many other joinery products made to measure.

Build your latest project with Lowther & Dawson

Lowther & Dawson (Kendal) Ltd is a leading, full-service construction and general building contractor based in Kendal. We have experience in building, renovating and maintaining commercial and domestic properties of all sizes across South Lakeland & North Lancashire. We have a reputation for delivering projects that are on time and on budget, and our track record of success continues to grow with more and more satisfied customers every day.

We take pride in working with every one of our clients to create exciting, liveable spaces that look attractive and add value.

Our mission is to combine the skills and attributes of our workforce with a commitment to provide a professional and high quality level of service. The purpose is to fulfil the requirements of all our varied clients to their complete satisfaction. All company activities are carried out in a safe and healthy working environment.

Our values are expressed by the duty of care we show for people, the environment and quality.

We care about the environment and the impact that we may have on it. We seek to minimise waste, recycle as much materials as possible and use resources sparingly.

Stephen Lowther

Stephen Lowther
Managing Director

Personalised solutions

Professional and qualified craftsmen

Unrivalled workmanship

An environmentally responsible approach

Why choose us

The gang working hard concreting for 6 new houses off Captain French Lane, Kendal in the earlier 60’s
Over 50 years in the trade

Created in 1962, Lowther & Dawson have forged good relationships with both clients and architects alike. Over these years, the company has upheld Ken and Des’s heritage and pride in the business, underpinned by hard work and a high quality product. We are proud of good working relationships with the likes of C&J Clark, Fairoak Housing Association and the Martin Group. Learn more about our humble beginnings.

Lowther and Dawson plant machinery suite
All work undertaken in house

Our team is passionate about construction, embracing the latest technology, and we know the importance of collaboration at every stage. Our service is tailored and personal, delivered by our own highly trained teams – with subcontractors used for specialised tasks only. With direct access to decision-makers, solutions are quickly found. This ensures a dynamic building process in which our management teams can update you throughout.

Conservatory roof

Our approach to any project is to promote eco-friendly practices. That is why we source environmentally sustainable materials that reduce the impact of our work on the environment. We make every effort to apply the latest construction methods and technology to ensure we minimise waste and maximise how we use our resources.  We look at every aspect of our business to find ways to reduce our carbon footprint and environmental impact.

Satisfied customers

The difference between us and other contractors? Our commitment to providing professional and honest service, from first inquiry to completion.

  • Responsive and respectful customer service
  • Professional and qualified craftsmen
  • Unrivalled workmanship
  • Personalised solutions
  • Competitive prices and honest quotes
  • On-time and on-budget delivery
  • An environmentally responsible approach

What our customers say

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