Traditional builders & joiners in Dorset

Pretty damn good ones too!

We are traditional builders with a modern attitude. Green oak frames, traditional masonry, intricate brickwork, slate roofing, lead work, plastering, finishing, architectural ironmongery, door hanging, groundwork services are all skills we're used to delivering on a daily basis be it using modern or traditional materials. We work as a team of two and for larger or time restricted projects, we have a small army of trades people who are used to working alongside us. Everything we do comes with a level of thought, planning and attention to detail unusual in today's building trade. By appointing us we can assure you of a service second to none.

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Recent Work

15 Century Manor House Roof Restoration

We fully removed and restored the roof of a 15 century manor house. Really rewarding work when you peel off sections to find, and then work with, pieces of wood that have been there for hundreds of years. There is a real sense of pride working with genuine English heritage.
Specially made for a discerning client

Bespoke Seasoned Oak Garden Gates

One pair of specially commissioned garden gates designed for a beautiful property near Newbury. These were made completely from scratch, full mortise and tenon construction. Incredibly satisfying to see them in place.

Holwell Stables part 2

Back in Holwell, new stables for a new client. Oak framed with western red cedar on blocks. A little more intricate than the last, including stores, a tack room, roof storage and a covered walkway. Client is making his own doors and we are back in next month to make and fit the windows.

What our clients have to say about us...

"I have known Neil and Luke for many years and they always take pride in their work - whether of a small or large nature. They are reliable, polite and very pleasant people with whom to do business. They have undertaken work for myself and my neighbour and I can throughly recommend their work."

- Baroness J De Wykerslooth

"We received a detailed estimate that included items we had overlooked. They had clearly thought the whole project through in great detail. The price wasn't the cheapest but we chose them because we felt comfortable leaving our extension project in their capable hands. They were a pleasure to work with. "

- Mr J Matthews

"Real craftsmanship on a project that went like clockwork from start to finish, and was completed on-schedule and on-budget. The drainage system has since proven to be extremely effective, coping easily with severe weather that caused extensive flooding elsewhere in the local area. Neil and Luke were thorough, considerate, gave us sound advice and took extraordinary trouble over every detail of the construction to produce a superbly finished building of which we are very proud. I am planning to use them again shortly on another project, and would recommend them without hesitation."

- Chris Protheroe