In this roundup, we take a look at the best WordPress construction themes for building companies & contractors. If you’re a developer putting together a WordPress-based construction website for a client, or a small building company looking to save some money by taking care of the website yourself, we’re confident you’ll find something here you like.
This niche of WordPress themes exploded this year, and there’s a lot more trade & construction-oriented themes to choose from than ever before. These are some our favorites, and we based our decisions primarily on the design quality and the features provided. There’s no must-have functionality, per se, and requirements will vary. Sometimes simple is better; sometimes you’ll want a bit more bang-for-your-buck (particularly if you’re a developer serving multiple clients).
If you can’t find what you’re looking for here, it’s possible you’ll find our round-up of the Best WordPress Themes for Architects and Architecture Firms more useful.
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Spectrum is one of the newest & biggest construction themes for WordPress, and it will work great for a variety of trade websites. There’s pre-made skins included for electricians, plumbers, gardeners, woods craftsman, and even window providers and installers (with more trade-specific designs on the way).
Each style is available via one-click installation to ensure a fast and stress free setup, and detailed documentation is provided (both written and video).
The developers have also bundled a few useful premium plugins with the theme for free: Visual Composer, Revolution Slider, and the increasingly popular Essential Grid. Spectrum is fully responsive and translation ready.More Info/Download
Though it doesn’t include as many trade options as the Spectrum theme, Constructo is a modern, expertly designed theme with four distinct variations to choose from. It’s easy to install, use and customize (with the help of an advanced admin options panel), and Constructo is 100% responsive.
Like many ThemeForest themes in its class, Constructo comes with Visual Composer (for front-end, drag & drop page building) and Revolution Slider. It also supports WooCommerce, Contact Form 7, and WPML out of the box.More Info/Download
Released in November, Mega Architecture is a simple, clean, and user-friendly construction theme that prioritizes performance, UX, and tasteful, distinctive design. While fast-selling themes like We Build sometimes leave us with the impression that they were designed as a “premium product” first, and as a practical, real-world website second, the developers of Mega Architecture have successfully avoided this common pitfall.
In fact, it’s our favorite kind of theme: it nails the aesthetic of the industry, while succeeding in creating a distinct character, all while being designed with the end user, average website visitor and their experience in mind. The theme communicates professionalism, and performs wonderfully across an array of mobile and desktop devices.
A ton of useful customization options are included on the back-end, and Visual Composer is bundled for drag & drop, codeless layout building. WPML compatible, and fully responsive.More Info/Download
The m2 theme, created specifically for building and home maintenance companies, aims for a minimal, elegant aesthetic. Large, bold photography and plenty of space add to its contemporary, trendy design style.
Some of m2’s notable features include an online appointment form (using the WP Booking Calendar plugin), a variety of portfolio styles, and user-friendly AJAX advanced search functionality.
The theme supports Revolution Slider, FlexSlider and Swiper Slider and comes with both Visual Composer (surprise!) and a shortcode builder. m2 is translation ready and SEO optimized.More Info/Download
The appropriately-titled Construction theme for WordPress was designed especially for use by building companies and contractors. Several different header and homepage variations are provided, and the theme can be further customized using the advanced options panel.
The theme is fully responsive, as you’d expect, and bundles the usual freebies (VC, RS, and the increasingly ubiquitous Essential Grid). This theme also includes SASS files for developers partial to CSS pre-processors. Demo data is provided for a quick installation.More Info/Download
Housebuild WordPress Construction Business Theme
The retina-ready, responsive Housebuild is a no-nonsense, easy to use theme that works and looks great on devices both big & small. It’s built on top of the excellent Bootstrap 3 framework from Twitter; it’s well documented; it’s easy to install. Visual Composer and Revolution Slider are bundled. Support for WooCommerce is included.More Info/Download
BuildPress is doubtlessly the best-selling WordPress construction theme available for building companies and contractors with over 3000 sold. It’s also got a coveted five-star rating on ThemeForest. The design is modern, but familiar and industry appropriate. BuildPress is user-friendly for both visitors and site owners.
The theme is retina-ready and fully responsive, so it will work great and look sharp across the full range of mobile, high-resolution devices. Like many other selections on our list, it additionally includes the premium plugin Essential Grid, adding a bit of extra value.
A handy page builder is provided, so you can build and edit your layouts without having to touch a single line of code. BuildPress also takes advantage of WordPress real-time Customizer to give you control over colors, typography, and more.More Info/Download
Though it’s promoted as a WordPress theme for a handyman, the straight-forward Blue Collar theme works wonderfully for all sorts of trade websites and building companies.
The developer wisely keeps things lean, eschewing obnoxious bells & whistles in favor of providing a high performance product and an excellent user experience. The theme is optimized for retina devices and fully responsive, and the bundled drag & drop page builder makes creating & editing layouts a cinch.
A very good option for users who just want to get down to business instead of spending too much time fussing with options and plugins. Blue Collar is both translation and RTL ready.More Info/Download
Renovation – Construction Company Theme
This user-friendly, best-selling WordPress construction theme provides a classic and professional corporate-flavored design aesthetic. It’s easy to use and install, supports retina devices, and comes with video documentation to help you get everything up and running smoothly. Unlimited color schemes are possible using the front-end color picker, and Revolution Slider is bundled free.More Info/Download
The Contractor theme goes in a slightly different direction, with a design aesthetic that would lend itself just as well to high-end architecture firms as it does to construction and building companies. It’s just plain classy, using a minimalistic approach, striking photography, and unassuming typography to great effect.
The theme is responsive & retina-ready and easy to customize and tweak using the provided options panel (with real-time previewing courtesy of WP Customizer). AJAX post pagination, infinite scrolling, and post filters improve the user experience overall.
To quote the developer, it “looks pretty on an iPad”. Can’t argue with that; we checked.More Info/Download
The featured-packed Mega Project packs in everything you’ll need to create an awesome website for your building and contracting company. It was developed by the GoodLayers team, one of Siteturner’s favorite theme designers. Their clean, contemporary designs always deliver. Lots of options to tweak, WooCommerce support, WPML compatibility, and an intuitive page builder add even more value. Check it out!More Info/Download
And that’s that for our round-up of the best WordPress construction themes for building companies and contractors. If you saw something you liked, great! If you hated them all, and you were angered by the list, well, that sucks, dude. But there’s nothing we can do about it now. We’ll be adding to this list as new products are released, so feel free to suggest your favorites in the comments.