Read some of our client testimonials:


Cottage Refurbishment – Netherbury


Hutch & his team did more or less a full renovation on a very tired cottage last summer (new windows, doors, floors throughout, new kitchen & bathroom, heating, electrical, plumbing, walls broken through and decorating inside & out and more) . The finished product is simply fantastic (photographs available). The team is extremely professional, turned up early morning and worked flat out all day, and really worked together in their different trades. Everybody that walks through the door comments on the high quality of the work and asks who did it. They were an absolute pleasure to work with.

In sort, I cannot recommend the Owl Building Team enough, they are superb!

M. & M.

Property Refurbishment, Maintenance and Build | West Dorset, East Devon, South Somerset
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2020-06-03T13:12:21+00:00

M. & M.

Hutch & his team did more or less a full renovation on a very tired cottage last summer (new windows, doors, floors throughout, new kitchen & bathroom, heating, electrical, plumbing, walls broken through and decorating inside & out and more) . The finished product is simply fantastic (photographs available). The team is extremely professional, turned up early morning and worked flat out all day, and really worked together in their different trades. Everybody that walks through the door comments on the high quality of the work and asks who did it. They were an absolute pleasure to work with. In sort, I cannot recommend the Owl Building Team enough, they are superb!

House Extension, Broadwindsor


We live in a 300 year old house in Broadwindsor, Dorset and needed to create two additional bedrooms and a large down stairs entrance space. In order to do this we needed to convert the roof void into living space and build a three storey extension at the front of the house. All this had to be done in a way that respected the historic character of the house. Historic timbers that that were to be removed from the roof area would be incorporated into the build.

Owl Building Services were from the start of the project enthusiastic helpful and very professional, Ian and his skillful team of carpenters, stone masons, brick layers and plasterers were always helpful and very easy to communicate with. They discussed every stage of the project and were open and receptive to changes and alterations. Ian with his vast knowledge of the building trade was also able to put us in touch with other contractors such as window makers and steel suppliers and welders.

The level of craftsmanship from Owl Building Services was outstanding, the structural work ( steel joists had to be inserted along the length of the building ) was carried out with skill and dedication to detail. The brick three storey extension at the front of the house matched the existing Georgian brick detailing  using red and cream bricks with attention to detailing around the corners, windows and gable. Ham stone lintels matching the original above windows and doors were beautifully crafted.

The finished build was a delight and we could not have asked for more from Owl Building Services  we are so grateful for all they did for us. Over the decades we have used many building companies at different times and we have no hesitation in saying that they were the best by some distance.

D. L.

Property Refurbishment, Maintenance and Build | West Dorset, East Devon, South Somerset
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2020-03-12T14:32:13+00:00

D. L.

We live in a 300 year old house in Broadwindsor, Dorset and needed to create two additional bedrooms and a large down stairs entrance space. In order to do this we needed to convert the roof void into living space and build a three storey extension at the front of the house. All this had to be done in a way that respected the historic character of the house. Historic timbers that that were to be removed from the roof area would be incorporated into the build. Owl Building Services were from the start of the project enthusiastic helpful and very professional, Ian and his skillful team of carpenters, stone masons, brick layers and plasterers were always helpful and very easy to communicate with. They discussed every stage of the project and were open and receptive to changes and alterations. Ian with his vast knowledge of the building trade was also able to put us in touch with other contractors such as window makers and steel suppliers and welders. The level of craftsmanship from Owl Building Services was outstanding, the structural work ( steel joists had to be inserted along the length of the building ) was carried out with skill and dedication to detail. The brick three storey extension at the front of the house matched the existing Georgian brick detailing  using red and cream bricks with attention to detailing around the corners, windows and gable. Ham stone lintels matching the original above windows and doors were beautifully crafted. The finished build was a delight and we could not have asked for more from Owl Building Services  we are so grateful for all they did for us. Over the decades we have used many building companies at different times and we have no hesitation in saying that they were the...

Remodel and extension – Burton Bradstock


Owl builders completed our extensive renovation in late 2019 to the highest of standards. Their approach to both the detail and workmanship ensured the project ran on time and to expectation. A great team of hardworking and diligent builders who all put in maximum effort to ensure we could be back in for Christmas. Thanks to all the team at Owl for making our dream house come to life.

J . P.

Property Refurbishment, Maintenance and Build | West Dorset, East Devon, South Somerset
5
2020-06-03T13:07:49+00:00

J . P.

Owl builders completed our extensive renovation in late 2019 to the highest of standards. Their approach to both the detail and workmanship ensured the project ran on time and to expectation. A great team of hardworking and diligent builders who all put in maximum effort to ensure we could be back in for Christmas. Thanks to all the team at Owl for making our dream house come to life.

House re-modelling, Charmouth


We engaged Owl Building Services for three phases of basic construction work: The complete remodelling of (most of) our main house at Cobblestones (Jan-Jun 2018); The internal remodelling of our Annex and the replacement of its conservatory with a fully insulated sun lounge (Jan-Mar 2019); and an almost complete rebuild and internal remodelling of a farmer’s garage which had been joined to our main house a decade or so previously (Apr-Jul 2019)

Being newcomers to Dorset, Hutch arranged for, and co-ordinated, a variety of other trades required on the project -  plasterers, electricians, plumbing, gas and water services, metal fabricators, building control, planning consultants, etc.  He also readily recommended suppliers for materials which we would need for work we undertook (tiling, some woodwork, painting etc) and equipment which we would need.  The project, demanding enough in itself, would have been more demanding without this advice.

Hutch, his team of 3-4, and other contractors were prompt, courteous, helpful and hard-working;  and happy - daily lunch for up to 16 was never boring!

Although we had architect’s drawings (required for planning applications), we always knew that the project would evolve as possibilities presented themselves.  So it was, for example, that shortly after gutting the first floor of our main house we asked if vaulted ceilings (in place of existing 7’6” high ‘boxes’) were feasible.  After giving this some careful thought, Hutch concluded that it could be done without too much extra cost.  We are so pleased with the result.

Because of the ‘evolving’ nature of the project, it was not possible to provide a fixed price for any of the phases at the outset.   OBS worked at day rates.  The phases came out tolerably within the time and financial parameters envisaged at the start of each.  This highlights perhaps the most important consideration of all, namely trust; and we came to trust Hutch implicitly as well as having confidence in his knowledge and abilitieis.  Invoicing was also prompt and accurate.

We have no hesitation in recommending him and his company, and would be happy to allow prospective clients to view his work here.

S. & D.

Property Refurbishment, Maintenance and Build | West Dorset, East Devon, South Somerset
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2020-03-12T14:44:45+00:00

S. & D.

We engaged Owl Building Services for three phases of basic construction work: The complete remodelling of (most of) our main house at Cobblestones (Jan-Jun 2018); The internal remodelling of our Annex and the replacement of its conservatory with a fully insulated sun lounge (Jan-Mar 2019); and an almost complete rebuild and internal remodelling of a farmer’s garage which had been joined to our main house a decade or so previously (Apr-Jul 2019) Being newcomers to Dorset, Hutch arranged for, and co-ordinated, a variety of other trades required on the project -  plasterers, electricians, plumbing, gas and water services, metal fabricators, building control, planning consultants, etc.  He also readily recommended suppliers for materials which we would need for work we undertook (tiling, some woodwork, painting etc) and equipment which we would need.  The project, demanding enough in itself, would have been more demanding without this advice. Hutch, his team of 3-4, and other contractors were prompt, courteous, helpful and hard-working;  and happy - daily lunch for up to 16 was never boring! Although we had architect’s drawings (required for planning applications), we always knew that the project would evolve as possibilities presented themselves.  So it was, for example, that shortly after gutting the first floor of our main house we asked if vaulted ceilings (in place of existing 7’6” high ‘boxes’) were feasible.  After giving this some careful thought, Hutch concluded that it could be done without too much extra cost.  We are so pleased with the result. Because of the ‘evolving’ nature of the project, it was not possible to provide a fixed price for any of the phases at the outset.   OBS worked at day rates.  The phases came out tolerably within the time and financial parameters envisaged at the start of each.  This highlights perhaps the most important...
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Property Refurbishment, Maintenance and Build | West Dorset, East Devon, South Somerset