A carpentry and building company in Jersey

Lawrence Thompson is the Managing Director of Innovate Design and Build Limited; incorporated in 2015 to expand Lawrence’s thriving business and enable him to set his own values and purpose. His aim is to implement his client’s vision for their home and inspire passion and quality from his team.

Lawrence prides himself on his reputation for quality, reliability, transparent pricing and professionalism.

Innovate specialises in complete home refurbishments and renovations, design and architectural guidance, bespoke accent carpentry and joinery projects and remediation work.   


While Jersey born and bred, he began his career in the building industry fifteen years ago in Australia when he joined a small renovation team and discovered his passion and skill for the trade.  Under the tutelage of a dependable, committed and experienced builder, he learnt the foundations of building and the importance of an eye for detail.  Studying with TAFE NSW, he qualified in 2006.

He then branched out as a subcontractor joining Watershed Building Group an innovative and inspiring building team.  Working with top quality materials on big ticket projects Lawrence learnt high end techniques and finishes.

Returning to Jersey, he continued as a subcontractor honing his chiefessays.net carpentry and joinery skills, building a foundation of local knowledge and a network of top quality, reliable tradesmen and suppliers.  With seven years experience in Australia and 5 years back in his island home, Lawrence brings a fusion of design ideas, skills and building techniques, offering the best of both worlds.

Lawrence grew up in Jersey, attending Victoria College and working in the finance industry before travelling the world, finding his passion and his wife!  He lives in St Brelade’s with his young family.  When he’s not on the building site or in his workshop, he’s usually researching new design ideas and products, but also enjoys kayaking, fishing and family beach time.

If you have a project you would like to discuss with us please call
us on 07797 935 135 or email lawrence@innovate.je