We hold an 'IDEAS INTO ACTION' workshop at the office in West Street Alresford every Saturday Morning. You will be able to come to the office by appointment to discuss in detail your ideas where Gary will inform you of the potential development, any planning constraints and an estimated cost of your proposed project.
Gary is the senior design consultant at Alresford Design & Build Ltd. His goal is to create beautiful usable spaces for your home. He uses a set of architectural rules that insures you the client successfully achieve a build design making your living space is a visual pleasure, whilst addressing functionality and value for money.
Gary has an extensive background and experience in design, structural engineering and construction, where his earlier work experience ranges from larger commercial projects such as Brighton Marina, The Grand Hotel Brighton, The Tower of London and Harrods of London thereafter moving directly into design and residential construction. More recently his own company offers a design focussed, project management, build and refurbishment service predominantly to residential properties in Hampshire, Surrey and Berkshire.
We had Alresford Design and Build Ltd repair and decorate the outside of our three story town house. The first comment that should be made is that the men were in every way friendly, sympathetic, cooperative and fun: the second is that the attention to detail went far beyond our most optimistic expectations. Nothing was too much trouble, everything about their approach was designed to produce an excellent product with minimal intrusion to us and maximum commitment from them. Whenever inevitable unforeseen extra work was required we were shown the problem area, with the ensuing discussion making clear the alternatives and approximate costs. Whenever we asked for some comparatively small extra to be undertaken (at no extra cost) the answer was always “no problem”. At the end Gary undertook a complete survey of the work and compiled a snagging list himself, which was attended to without delay. It is a great relief to find a builder who, without equivocation, one can trust and with whom one is comfortable with, particularly with an expensive project of lengthy duration. They could not have been better: we cannot have been happier.
Gary and his team took on this very challenging project with the very least amount of hesitation. Every stage was thoroughly planned before any work was undertaken. Joining a new build home to an existing ancient wall was only thought by us as a pleasant possibility. Gary and his team with their engineering backgrounds seemed to manage this task with ease. At no time did I ever worry that the project was going to overrun or be over budget. I would unconditionally recommend Gary with any project of this size. Many thanks to Gary and his team.
Gary and his team completed our garden room on time and on budget. I worked closely with Gary in choosing the best materials and he was always ready to listen to my requests as the project developed and we changed a few things along the way. I am particularly delighted with the flint and brick walls, we choose the reclaimed bricks from a local supplier and some of the flints were rescued from the excavation into chalk for the floor slab. I would have no hesitation in recommending Gary for a quality job, especially where extensions to an existing older property are required, and a variety of trades are needed. A super job, we are delighted with the end result.
Gary built a larger-than double garage on a very restricted site with no complaints. He also replaced a slate roof on another building (housing 2 shops) which was in danger of collapse and dealt with a damp problem both internally and externally. I was shown, either personally, or via photographs, the before, during or after of the work undertaken, The standard of the work was very high and the feedback from the passing public was excellent. Other work came in on budget and time. Gary’s ability to get on with everyone was vital and much appreciated. He is a very conscientious contractor and insists on high standards from those he employs. I would not hesitate to recommend Gary to anyone.
Gary is honest and considerate to the clients need. He keeps to the quotation (unless I specified extra work during the process) and is punctual. He has built a large extension to my house, the quality of which was to a high standard, adapted areas in the main house for a disabled member of the family and recently converted a family bathroom into a wet room. He is a good communicator and I would have no hesitation at all in recommending him.