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About Us

Laidlaw Contracts Company History

Laidlaw Contracts has been established since 1980, and our sister company James Erskine Interiors, which focuses on the domestic side of our business, has been established since 1919. In the past we’ve not only made Barratt Homes homelier with carpeting from Stornoway to Dumfries, Glasgow to Edinburgh, we’ve made social clubs more sociable, hotels more hospitable and kept floors healthy with the Lothian Health Board maintenance contract. We’ve also brightened academic life with carpets and curtains at Heriot-Watt University and put our name up in lights by dramatically renewing the fabric and seating of the Musselburgh’s Brunton Hall Civic Theatre.

All of which you’d think would be enough to go on with, expert that we’ve also given Peter Ustinov a re-seated chaise-longue to lie on, Pope John Paul II a special cushion to sit on and Her Majesty the Queen curtains to open and close.

Our Services

At Laidlaw Contracts we specialist in

  • Bar fitting
  • Seating
  • Contract Flooring
  • Refurbishment

We pride ourselves on providing the best possible quality for a reasonable and fair price. We may not always be the cheapest- but we strive to be the best and give the best value for money. Remember what John Ruskin said about service and value:

It is unwise to pay too much, but it’s more unwise to pay to little. When you pay to much you lose a little money that is all. When you pay to little, you sometimes lose everything, because the thing you bought was incapable of doing the thing you bought it to do. The common law of business balance prohibits paying a little and getting a lot it can’t be done

John Ruskin, 1819-1900 Critic, Essayist, Reformer.


Laidlaw Contracts is the winner of Best Hospitality Refurbishment Company- Scotland 2016.


We have recently been award the Green Apple award for our efforts toward creating a greener environment. We were really proud that our environmental efforts were recognised and we were privileged to receive the award at Edinburgh Castle.

Environmental Efforts

We keep the environment and local community in mind when carrying out refurbishments
We work along side local organisations such as Four Square and Bethany Christian Trust
We offer a free removal service when having new flooring fitted; these items will then be donated to charities that furnish homes for vulnerable individuals