About Us


More than 150 years ago, two brothers James and William Cadman put their names to their new plastering and painting business, which they centred on value, quality and service. From these beginnings J & W Cadman has developed into the Cadman Group of companies. The Cadman Group is now acknowledged as one of the foremost specialist contractors in the North West

Today those same hallmarks of quality, value and service are ingrained in our business philosophy; The Cadman Group of companies is noted throughout the construction industry for its ability to consistently deliver the highest of standards across all its projects. Our experiences from the past and innovative approach to the future mean we are well placed to manage the challenges of the modern construction industry..


The Cadman Group comprises of the following trading companies:-

Cadman Screeding & Underfloor Heating Ltd
Cadman & Manpen Systems Ltd
James Cadman Heating Technologies Ltd


Given each company’s specialisation and the common interface between our trades we are able to offer Clients the potential to place one single order for many of the trades required on any project. Offering our clients both cost savings and reducing interface issues on site. We have uploaded onto our website a copy of the book which has been written on our history. "The Cadman Group the First 125 years" and its subsequent postscript. The book was written by our founders Great Grandson Rodney Cadman who served the company from 1949 to 1998


"The recent award of Investors in People & the SMSTS qualifications obtained by all management reflects our continued commitment to the workforce. Recent awards include the National Plaisterers Trophy – secured on two occasions and nine regional awards"

Richard Bedford

Group Managing Director

What our clients say :



“I have used Cadman’s regularly on major projects for the past 15 years. I find them honest, competitive and a very friendly and decent company. I know that when I use Cadman’s I am getting quality tradesmen who’s plastering will be consistent and to a very high standard. This is vital in ensuring quality developments. I find Cadman’s sensible and fair in dealing with final accounts, quotations and the like and they always work with me on helping the job flow rather than looking for excuses and making life difficult. They are a real subcontractor who know the industry well and I would have no hesitation whatsoever in using them or recommending them to others”

Mark Schilling, Managing Director
Northern Developments




"We used Cadmans at the Preston Education Facility for the under floor heating and associated preparation and screeding, and also for the plastering works. We were very pleased with the entire works, so much so, that we are again using Cadmans for our Prestigious Manchester City Centre Office development."

Mr Farooq Ibrahim
BEng(Hons) ICIOB
Managing Director




“The Cadman team are well organized & with their professional approach towards the job, they finish the activities within the agreed time up to the highest standards. They work with you along side the project like a project team member rather than just a sub-contractor, which makes the whole construction smoother and faster.”


Masoud Gaffarian Asl MSc MAPM
Altin Homes Ltd