About Us

Community Building Services in Norwich

At NR2 Community Builders, we create more than just spaces — we craft environments that make lives better. What truly sets us apart is our commitment to quality craftmanship and designing spaces that fill the needs of its habitants and community. When we build or refurbish a home, we understand we’re building hopes and dreams of a better future.

We are incredibly driven by the needs and goals of local people, and that dedication to excellence is personified in NR2 founder Paul Smorthit.

Paul’s Story

My name is Paul Smorthit, and I’ve been in construction for 20 years — having started and completing my Carpentry apprenticeship in Essex.


I practised and learned my trade with an established company around East London, Hertfordshire and Essex, focusing on domestic loft conversions, extensions, and refurbishments.


A few years after completing my apprenticeship, I spent some time subcontracting in different sectors, including high-end residential, commercial builds and fit-outs, and shopfitting and worked alongside management to deliver outstanding projects.


Outside of construction, I’ve instinctively had a deep rooted connection with nature, people and communities and spent as many years identifying how to develop and nuture those eco systems. Permaculture and altrurism are practices I combine and try to explore within my construction business and the communities I operate.


Our family moved to Norwich in 2019, and with all the experience and knowledge I had gathered up to that point, I felt it was time to go all in with developing my own conscious construction business.


Since 2019, my team and I, have been designing and building projects across the NR2 postcode area — also known as “the golden triangle” of Norwich. I have developed wonderful relationships and a great reputation in the area for the knowledge and expertise we bring.


I’ll always be grateful to this community for opening its arms to us, particularly during the pandemic, which allowed our family to settle and thrive. The use of NR2 or ‘nrtwo’ is to show our gratitude and give thanks for our growth and security.


Shortlisted for the Jewson’s Making Better Homes Awards ‘23, we continue to observe, develop and grow.

Our Team

Our greatest strength lies within our talented team of passionate architects, builders, surveyors, designers, and trade specialists. We transform homes by collaborating and communicating collectively from the outset — which continues throughout every project we undertake.


Architecture & Interior Design

Our in-house and partner architects and designers ensure homes reflect our client's aesthetic preferences and functional priorities.


Construction & Project Management

Through meticulous planning and oversight, we deliver high-end projects on time and within budget.


Skilled Tradespeople

Our carpenters, bricklayers, electricians, plumbers, and other specialists produce the highest possible levels of craftsmanship — with pride and passion.

Our Clients

We work closely with homeowners and property developers throughout Norwich and the wider Norfolk area, to ensure their visions are realised and their expectations are exceeded.

  • Growing families that need more space.
  • Professionals seeking modern and efficient spaces for home or remote working.
  • Developers who are planning residential flats, homes, or commercial sites.
  • Individuals renovating kitchens and bathrooms.
  • Homeowners looking to add value to their property and portfolios.
  • Whether you come to us for residential building services, renovation services, or investment opportunities. We’ll listen carefully to your requirements and tailor a solution just for you.

    Our Promise to You

    Every member of our team shares is unwavering in their commitment to excellence. When you choose us to make your vision for a better home or community a reality, you’re guaranteed a host of impressive benefits.

  • A feasibility study that ensures your project appeals to buyers and complements the community’s existing aesthetic.
  • A comprehensive project management solution that takes your vision from planning to completion.
  • Ongoing communication and full transparency — ensuring you’re always kept up to date.
  • Meticulous quality control measures that guarantee a premium finish every time.
  • A building services company in Norwich that’s fully committed to sustainability.
  • Whether you require a new build home, a loft conversion, an extension, or a comprehensive home refurbishment, we’re ready to serve. The quality of our homes is only matched by our passion and dedication to craftsmanship.

    Why We’re Different

    Creating living spaces that enhances lives, adds value and doesn’t cost the Earth, is the basis for everything we do. This ethos runs right through our entire approach to building services in Norwich.

    Superior Designs

    We work closely with architects and interior designers to make creative visions a reality. From planning to completion, we are there to ensure everything runs smoothly.

    Project Precision

    Your dedicated Project Manager will plan every detail of your build or renovation to the last detail — ensuring it’s delivered on time and to your exact requirements.

    Quality & Safety

    From the eco-friendly materials we choose to the levels of craftsmanship we demand, everything we do is designed to deliver sustainable quality.

    Community Commitment

    A home is much more than a place to live — it’s a place to thrive. We take our inspiration from the people of Norfolk. They tell us their individual or collective priorities, and we design and deliver.

    Make Your Creative Vision a Reality

    Every home building or renovation project starts with a conversation. So call us today for a no-obligation chat about your vision, and we’ll show you exactly what’s possible.