About us

Dene and Debbie Happell created nest in 2002 and everything they do is built on a love of design – particularly contemporary design.

We wanted to shed all the misconceptions and limitations of traditional builders and create a new type of building company – one where creating your home is enjoyable and exciting. Where your home can be designed just how you’d like it, to suit you and all who live there.

nest simplify the design and build process and make it easy and pleasant for you to create the home you desire.

So many building companies just simply renovate you house or build your extension. At nest, we offer a full design and build process from start to finish. This includes design and specification, architectural services including drawings and permissions, a project managed build using our high quality tradesmen, alongside interior design services – all supported by our exceptional customer service.

To put it simply, we take the hassle out of property renovation.

We’re picky about the people who work for nest, employing the very best knowledgeable tradesmen and craftsmen to ensure the finish is meticulous every time. Our team are tidy, courteous and professional.

From our office in Glasgow’s West End, we employ a truly structured approach to building works with the right management to supply a seamless service.

We operate throughout Glasgow and much of our new business originates through recommendations from satisfied clients. We meet or exceed client's expectations at every stage. We have a strong reputation for completing projects on time and on budget to uncompromising standards.


How we work

We have an authentic, personal understanding of how space can be used within the home and how that then impacts on everyday life. Design is really important to us – elements such as light and space or the relationship between internal and external spaces. We strive to make beautiful and functional spaces and this underpins everything we do.

We take the time to listen and understand you in order to recognise how you live. We set about creating beautiful spaces, giving you what you want – plus that extra mile in terms of an outstanding service. We genuinely love contemporary design and we’re all about quality. 

We work closely with many leading kitchen and bathroom suppliers, integrating their designs seamlessly into projects. We have a vast resource of outstanding suppliers and specialists who we partner with where necessary.

We can create bespoke interiors, furniture and fittings if desired. You can pick and choose how much or how little you want us to help with the planning of your home. 

Our clients have a great sense of relief when they appoint us. We find solutions to problems, with a “can do” attitude. Our clients understand that we are unique, well qualified, experienced and capable to take on their extension, renovation or new build. They know we are reliable, have a keen eye and focus on detail.  

We’d love you to get in touch to discuss your project in more detail. If you have your own drawings already, we’d be happy to provide a cost for the works. Or if you’re just passing, pop in for a cuppa and a chat.