About Us

Star Developments started out as a small building developer in 2010 concentrating mainly on one-off extensions and renovation projects. Over the last decade we have grown rapidly to become a multi-purpose builder and developer with a 14-strong team of full-time builders, carpenters, masons and decorators, and an even bigger portfolio of specialist building contractors and tradesmen.

Our client base has also grown rapidly from the early days of mostly one off projects for individual families to encompass major developments in the Cirencester, Gloucestershire and Cotswolds region, among them Bathurst Estate, Stowell Park Estate, and Apps Broker. We also work closely with respected local architects like Mike Smith and Cotswolds Architects.

One thing that has not changed and will never change is our absolute commitment to the highest standards of workmanship, whether it’s a vast project like Thorne Island (the conversion of a Napoleonic fort into a holiday home involved dropping building materials on the island by helicopter) or a modest project like the extension for an affordable 3-bedroom house.

Our Team

Joe Walsh

Carpenter & Director.

I like biking and snow boarding. I’ve got two awesome dogs and a beautiful wife who is a veterinary nurse and loves holidays.

James Glaizer

Partner & Manager of Star Decorating.

I like mountain biking, surfing, squash and basketball. I’ve got two dogs and my wife and I have recently become parents to the coolest little fella in the world.

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Steve Dyer

Carpenter and project manager.

My likes include mountain biking, football and wake boarding. Dad to Zach who’s 4 and my partner is a veterinary nurse!

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Nathan Povey

Carpenter and Project manager.

Hetas certified installer & inspector of stoves & Flues.

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Jake Hooper


Learning as much as I can from my uncle and am an aspiring architect.

Jason Birchall


I like boxing and going to the gym. I’m a father of two awesome boys and love it.

Harry Gobey

Trainee General builder.

I want to learn everything there is to know in the building industry. I like traveling, fashion and ice hockey.

James Tsolakis Dennett

Stone Mason.

I work in the masonry division and am a perfectionist. My likes include going to the gym, playing / watching football and relaxing in front of a good film.

Max Heley

Trainee general builder.

I’m a proud new dad to a beautiful little boy and like football and family time with my amazing girlfriend and my step daughter.

Joe Walker

Carpenter and project manager.

I love travelling and football but family will always be the most important thing to me.

Seb Genillard


I like all aspects of fitness including gym, cycling and have recently started racing triathlon. My dog Goose comes everywhere with me.

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Doug Gallagher

Carpenter and Site Manager.


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Stewart Conway

Stone Mason / Brick Layer.


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Joe Selby



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Paul Neath



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Ari Alayon

Labour Manager.


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Ross Griffiths



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Jordan Risby



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Tom Wright

Plasterer / Labourer.


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Jay Griffiths

2nd year apprentice Brick layer.


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Harry Johnson

2nd year Apprentice Bricklayer.


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Jack Lune






To fail to prepare is to prepare to fail

At Star Developments we believe that painstaking preparation is key. That means we hold numerous meetings and follow rigorous planning procedures before we start on-site building work. That careful process includes structuring labour requirements, programming clear timetables, resource scheduling and the production of a Risk Assessment Plan that is audited by our Health & Safety Advisor throughout the works.

Careers and Apprenticeships

The Cotswolds and Cirencester area has a proud tradition of local artisans and quality workmanship, and at Star Developments we believe it is important to employ local tradesmen and women.

We also believe it is our responsibility to train young people to the highest standards in order to help provide tomorrow’s builders, artisans, master carpenters, masons and decorators. Let’s keep the craft trades alive in the Cotswolds!

To find out more about careers and apprenticeships with Star Developments please call our friendly team on 01285 671115 or 07889 336554, or fill in our simple Enquiry Form.