Welcome to URBAN-DEVELOPMENTS (Gosport) LTD. builders Gosport Hampshire
Urban-developments (Gosport) Ltd. is a private based building firm predominantly serving the Gosport, Lee on Solent, Stubbington, Locksheath, Warsash and
surrounding areas in Hampshire. A unique, dynamic and fresh faced Hampshire construction company which encompasses all the relevant aspects surrounding the building industry.
If you are looking for builders in Gosport and surrounding areas within Hampshire, then welcome. We hope our website meets your approval.
We Offer a Full Array of Building Services throughout Southern Hampshire
As a predominant team of builders in Gosport and surrounding area we have experienced natural, controlled growth over the last few years which,
with the varied projects completed, gives us the capability of tackling anything out of the ordinary. With the combined years of experience, we are able to
handle construction projects from design to the finished product or just part of the building work if that is what is required for your project. If you need a
new extension, loft conversion, refurbishment or even a new build, we are now comfortably in a position to accommodate all requirements. We can carry out all
supply and fit finishing products either in house or out.
Federation of Master Builders accredited with Build Assure Insurance
We are a fully subscribing member of the Federation of Masters Builders (FMB) scheme and the Build Assure warranty system. FMB have their own in house warranty
system available should you choose to use it. A very popular and inexpensive way to give you piece of mind.
LABC (Local Authority Building Control)
Local Authority Building Control (LABC) is a not-for-profit membership organisation that represents all local authority building control teams in England and
Wales. The FMB are now affiliated giving those FMB members, like us, the additional support for completing projects to standard.
Mentor Health & Safety
We are also a fully subscribing member of the Natwest Mentor Heath and Safety at work scheme, recognised by the Health and Safety Executive. Times are changing
where public and employee safety is concerned within the private sector. The health and Safety executive have nailed the big and medium sized boys, now they are
tackling the small builders. The majority of building accidents now occur on the private sector and it is our responsibility as builders and the clients
responsibility to ensure we and you are protected. We are one of the leading small builders in the local area to implement this. Yes it costs a little, but
so does yours and our welfare! Over the next few years all small building firms will need to have Health and Safety policies in place. Those that don't will
pay the price no doubt, literally!
Committed to Achieving the Highest Standards of Construction
At every stage our small (9 in total) team plus the specialist sub contractors give their full to your project. Known for our courteous and professional
commitment to service we consider ourselves that next level above the standard. Arrogant, maybe, confident in approach and delivery of quality, yes! Without
those traits, how are you supposed to progress and stay a cut above? We like to think we stand out for all the right reasons. We are committed to achieving
the highest standards in construction, finish, communication and service which is why we have spent a great deal of time sourcing trusted and reliable tradesmen.
All nine members of the team are long standing with us and very much key to our success. Out of context, I would be lost without just one of them. I/we choose
Completely Reliable Builders Based in Gosport Hampshire
We believe in the old school attitude combined with modern building techniques and fabrications.
We work on one to two construction projects at a time, circumstances permitting, therefore your project is seen right through to completion without
Please take the time to browse through our website with its testimonials and project pages as we have quite a few photographs of our current and past building projects.
When you look to choose your building firm to complete your project, you must ensure you tick all the right boxes. Every day we hear the horror stories of
'cowboy' builders, either via the media or straight from the clients we work with or are tendering for who seem to be going through the mill trying to find
competent firms to work with. Have a look at the check list prepared below and ensure that you follow these guidelines. You should then be left with a short
list of quality builders you can choose from. There quite a few out there but you do need to do your homework. Most of all though, be prepared to wait.
The market for builders is strong and there are time delays before work can commence.
- How long have the builders been in service? Check Companies House for bankruptcy and how many times they have been bankrupt as this can
happen several times.
- Are they affiliated to quality building organisation? Not just the couple of hundred pound subscription per annum type, where you can get your friends to write
references to boost your ratings, proper National standing organisations that every couple of years visit your work to assess if your competent enough for their
books. Who give you all the relevant updates associated with your field and provide all the support you need should you require specialist services.
- Inspect their contract, do not proceed without one. We use the FMB contract but their are many generic contracts available. JCT contracts are common also. Get those payment terms sorted before you start. You never need to pay a deposit. All builders have accounts and have a 28 day Leigh way on payments. Builders should only charge for labour and materials delivered or ordered to the current date. If they don't have an account, get suspicious!
- References. Visit at least a current project, one in the last 6 months completed and maybe a verbal chat on the phone to another. If you can, choose the project you wish to visit from their portfolio.
- Make sure you can have a professional relationship with your builder. They will be 'living' with you for longer than you have spent with the inlaws!!
- Most importantly, don't rush your decision to choose your builder. Less speed, more haste.
Pete Westmorland (Director)
"Thank you for working hard to provide the information requested,
it's refreshing for me to deal with a professional builder." (Local architect)
Get in Touch
We welcome all enquiries so if you have questions or would like to discuss a building project with us please email or give us a call.