Meet our team

Founder of the business

Nicholas Smith

Nicholas Smith – Founder of the business with Rob Bailey As site manager Nick makes sure work is done properly. He manages the site, team materials and method of work. Nick will normally be found either on site or in the local area sourcing the correct materials for the job, negotiating prices, working with the building control officers to get the right outcome. Nick has a fastidious eye for detail which has meant that our properties are always in demand and stand head and shoulder over the competition.

Nick holds a Construction skills black card and has a level 7 NVQ in senior construction management.

To get in touch his email address is nick@swallowhillhomes.com

Founder of the business

Rob Bailey

Rob Bailey – Founder of the business with Nick Smith, from a financial background and a former accountant. Rob has been involved in property renovation and development for over a decade. Spotting the buy to let market becoming over inflated in 2003 he moved into specialising in Barn conversions & listed buildings in 2003. Rob principally manages the site acquisition, sales and manages the cash flow in addition to architectural plans, planning applications & building regulations submissions.

Rob has a Construction skills black card, holds a Senior construction site manager level 5 NVQ diploma and a level 7 NVQ in senior construction management.

To get in touch his email address is rob@swallowhillhomes.com

Robert Szmyt

Robert Szmyt – Robert can turn his hand to anything and gets through heavy work at a very quick rate. Normally found laying bricks, blocks, patios,  dry lining, plaster boarding, plumbing, tiling, fitting bathrooms. He really can do everything, apart from possibly tidy up after himself as he goes along!

Daniel Orzechowski

Daniel Orzechowski – Again another detail man Daniel’s speciality is electrics and diagnosing previous electricians work, he is also our under floor heating expert. He also Decorates and helps Robert with some of the detail work. Daniel also inspects any scaffolding erected and drives the machinery.

Daniel is currently taking a NVQ Diploma in Construction Site Supervision.

David Wren

David Wren – David is city and Guild qualified to level 3, multi skilled he specialises in bricklaying working alongside Robert in getting the fabric of the building up.

Darren Statham

Darren Statham – Darren is our site foreman. He has a great variety of skills from detailed bricklaying to plastering and is a real asset to the team and brings 20 years problem solving and experience with him. Darren holds a Level 3 NVQ in Bricklaying.

Marcin Cyper

Marcin Cyper – Marcin has been with us since college and is Robert’s right hand man, qualified to drive all the plant he continues to develop his skills.

Joshua Birkett

Joshua Birkett

Joshua Birkett – Josh has again joined us in 2013 as an apprentice, having passed his NVQ he now works alongside Darren and David he is learning the “dirty” side of the operation.

Pawel Cyper

Pawel Cyper – Marcin’s father has recently joined us and has already shown his skills in many area’s. In 6 months time when he’s found his niche we will update.

Luke Timson

Luke Timson – Luke is our Joiner taking care of kitchens, doors, skirting boards, architraves and staircases. When not engaged in these tasks he’ll be working on other area’s of the site.

Shea Fitchett – Shea has recently complete a level 3 NVQ in plaster work and has joined us to gain some experience.

Nick’s black cocker spaniel “Holly” in her younger years could normally be found running round site or searching for pheasants in the hedgerows. Given her old age she’s now more likely to be found asleep on the back seat of Nick’s car.