About us

Little Parrot Set Construction is headed up by Joe Blatchley.

Blatchley has over twenty years experience as a carpenter/set builder most of that in the entertainment industries.

Based in Croydon, South London, we pride ourselves on our ability to deliver on time and on budget, overcoming whatever hurdles we face along the way.

As standard you can expect: flexibility, reliability, work to a high specification all delivered with the minimum of fuss.


Little Parrot Set Construction are that essential contact in anyone’s,‘Little Black Book’ of life-saving set build delivery!  They are hugely professional, friendly and incredibly efficient.  They respond to every brief with creativity, enthusiasm and attention to detail and deliver amazing, cost-effective results. We love working with Joe and his team; their involvement in any project means assurance of the best outcome.
Caroline O’Byrne, Account Director Republic Of Photography

I have worked with Little Parrot on a variety of projects over the years, their attention to detail, high level finishes and onsite delivery is always exceptional. Nothing is ever to much for Joe; his positive input and continued search for solutions can always be relied upon. I would have no hesitation in recommending him to others within the industry!
Daniel Acland, Creative Production Designer

Little Parrot helped me out with a last minute job and I found Joe to be extremely helpful and informative. He went above and beyond, offering his honest advice and was able to jump on board with enthusiasm, despite the tight timings. His team on set were all really lovely, super helpful and skilled. I look forward to working with Joe again!
Jaina Minton, Designer

I have worked with Little Parrot over the past 3 years on a range of bespoke construction projects, ranging from experiential pop up activations to large scale venue takeovers.
Joe’s commitment to each project and the attention to detail is impeccable. I am continually blown away by the highest level of finish, which they continually deliver, no matter how complex the project. Irrespective of their ability to deliver quality set construction, Joe and his team are incredibly reliable, hardworking and a pleasure to work with onsite and in the lead up to each event.
Rhys Ansah, Account Manager Event Concept

I have worked with Little Parrot Set Construction for over 6 years and every project we have worked on together has been a success due to their reliability, efficiency, hard work, attention to detail and the first-rate quality of every build they do. In fact the quality of their work is second to none.
Joe’s positive attitude and work ethic always results in an enjoyable working enviroment. Nothing is too much to ask and each build is completed to the highest quality finish, whether it’s a small hand prop or a full scale Victorian market set.
I have always appreciated Joe’s creative input and team spirit, he is a first rate problem solver and he always does it with a smile.
Kat Berry, Art Director

Working with Little Parrot is always a pleasure. They consistently deliver to brief, offering creative counsel and ensuring quality work at competitive rates. I look forward to working together again in the future.
Michael Buckman, Creative Director/Producer

I work with Little Parrot Set Construction on many projects for television and every time they are absolutely fantastic, seeing each detail through from the first stage to the last. They always go above and beyond the job brief, usually offering design and construction solutions I would never think of, and never fail to supply sets that are beautifully finished and competitively priced.
Onsite labour is always efficient, supportive and thorough and I always feel confident that if any problems arise they will be solved in a calm and positive manner.
All in all a great construction company,
Lizzie Chambers, Designer

In a world where last minute ideas and minimum budgets are the norm, Joe and his team excel. I always appreciate the honesty and the straightforward way in which Joe himself approaches solving a problem, if he doesn’t think that he can deliver the job to his standards or to meet my expectations, he will say.
Joe has been an invaluable source of solutions to problems I have had in various businesses I’ve worked in. Whether to create cupboards to stow away unsightly but necessary office cleaning kit prior to a VIP visit or to source a window dresser in Edinburgh for a store undergoing a major refit, he always comes up trumps.
And if he can’t help, Joe will try and find someone who can. I’d recommend him & Little Parrot to anyone for projects large or small, simple or complex.
Jackie Hill-Wilson, Sales & Customer Experience Manager

Having worked with Little Parrot Set Construction for the past few years on numerous projects, I have only ever been impressed with their planning, attitude and work ethic to all that they do. Last summer we worked together on the ITV2 series “The Impossible Game Show” for the best part of three months, everyone from production to producers could only think of positives to say about them. I think if it wasn’t for their ‘can do attitude’ the games/ filming would not have gone as smoothly as it did.
They will always be my first port of call for a set build and a team of experienced and great to work with crew.
Paul Houston, Production Designer

We have worked with Little Parrot Set Construction for several years and they are fantastic! The team are calm, unflappable, very flexible and always very professional.  They look for solutions rather than bring you problems and I know I can always rely on them to manage the set construction, which leaves us free to get on with all the other jobs involved with running an event!  I would highly recommend their services.
Mary Palmer, Director, The Teaching Awards

I’ve used Little Parrot on a number of occasions to help build sets for PR stunts and marketing activations. Whether it’s building a catwalk on the roof of a skyscraper in Canary Wharf or recreating the jockey’s weighing room at Ascot Racecourse in minute detail, the team at Little Parrot can turn ideas into reality. From the early stages of project planning, through to design and build, their expertise and advice is invaluable. I couldn’t recommend them enough.
Nabil Hanafi , Associate Director Brands 2 Life

Your website is one of the best I’ve seen. Ever.
It’s inspiring, concise, informative, well designed and totally devoid of bullshit…making it unlike most other sites.
Well done.
Rupert Wolfe Murray, Freelance writer and communication expert