"The Project Urban Developments took on was that of a first floor addition to a Bungalow as well as a new Dining Room, Lounge extension and new Conservatory.
As with any Project of this size, there were many issues discovered throughout the build for which Pete and his team took in their stride. They were very fair
and honest in the way credits and debits were added to the bill (a good example being that of the foundations proving to be better than originally expected
and therefore getting an unexpected credit on our bill whereas a dishonourable builder may have kept quiet!) as well as keeping us informed throughout the
build and only requesting money at the prearranged stages of the build (sometimes late but always in our favour).
The quality and professionalism of the work was excellent from both their own employed guys and their contractors. No request was ever too hard and in many cases they were able to offer often better ways of doing the same thing, an example being the roof insulation fitted, where the same thermal efficiency from the original Architect's design was made but at a cheaper cost to us.
We would definitely have Urban Developments back should we ever need any additional work carried out and wouldn't hesitate to recommend their services to anyone who asked.
Many thanks to Pete and his guys for a first rate job!
From Lee & Lynette in Netley Abbey.
"The project was a two-storey rear extension with complete renovation of the existing property, including replacement of all windows, skirting
boards and door frames, internal and external doors, staircase, fascia's, soffits, porch, three bathrooms, kitchen, relocating some internal walls
and the addition of multiple eco features including solar PV panels and rainwater harvesting system for external and internal use (toilets and washing
machine). From our first meeting, Pete was full of enthusiasm for our project and gave us a real confidence in the scale of work we were undertaking.
We hoped it was not just a sales pitch and we were not let down - the energy, ease of contact ability and keen eye for detail continued throughout the
whole project to completion, including the snagging phase. His team were friendly, polite, tidy, and cheerful and really got on with the job under
foreman Cliff's direction. There was even some overtime put in by the team to clear space and get the patio ready for my 30th birthday party, which was
As with any build of large scale, we hit a few road bumps along the way, but Pete was transparent and accessible, which made it all much easier. This transparency and ease extended to the payment schedule throughout - a clear, easy to follow spreadsheet, with both additional costs and credits if work was added or removed compared to initial estimate, meant we knew exactly where our budget was at all times. Pete's wide range of local contacts meant we were able to secure excellent value for our kitchen, bathrooms and solar panels. Where any external contractors were used by us, such as for our bi-fold doors or the log burner, Pete, Cliff and Andy liaised with them well to ensure smooth installation, which we really appreciated. We are absolutely delighted with the quality of the work and the finish that was achieved on our home and felt listened to and valued throughout. Urban Developments is a very professionally run company, who we would highly recommend to anyone undertaking a large build project. Thank you very much for all the hard work - the dust is a distant memory already, and the results generate a real "wow" from all our visitors."
Thank you, Lizzi Whiteley
"We would both like to say THANK YOU to you and your team for a brilliant job done in terms of our extension etc. We are so pleased with the result.
You and your team were an absolute pleasure to work with and you all managed to take the majority of the stress of out the process.
We had a great working relationship with both you and team and you solved every obstacle that arose in an efficient and professional manner.
Your teams are a delightful and very tidy bunch and we almost missed having them around once the job was completed.
I will have no problem recommending you to others, not to mention having you back for other building work."
Mr and Mrs Meyson
"From the first contact to saying goodbye and thank you, the experience we had in dealing with the Urban Development team was first class in every respect. From the quality of workmanship, the care taken, the approach to customer satisfaction and of course, problem solving on the way, was altogether a rewarding and enjoyable experience. I commend them for their style,
approach and without hesitation would use them again. Congratulations Urban Developments - Job very well done. "
Mr and Mrs Dakin, Stubbington
"Thank you so much for all your hard work and professionalism. We are very pleased with the outcome."
Mr and Mrs Langford, Gosport
"The project was to convert a cold and tired conservatory into an extension to my terraced house. Pete Westmoreland of Urban Developments (Gosport) and his team of very skilled, professional, cheery and tidy builders, even though they were working in cramped conditions and not the best of weather, achieved the project to a high standard and I now have a beautiful warm addition to my home.
The good communication between Pete, the trades and me meant that any snags (very few) were dealt with smoothly and efficiently without fuss.
I would certainly use this company again and am very pleased to recommend them to you."
Mrs Williamson, Gosport
Thank you very much for all the hard work your Team have put in during the construction of our extension. We are very pleased and proud of the end result. Your suggestion of installing Cedar wooden doors over the original design was brilliant. I've lost count of the people passing who have said how good the house now looks and how hard all the guys have worked, especially given the awful wet weather they had to contend with at the beginning of the job. It's a credit to all the guys involved as they seemed to have taken real pride in their work.
My father, a retired Construction Engineer, but originally a Carpenter and Joiner, visited on occasions and said that he's been impressed with the work he's seen. A comfort to us having invested so much money. It's quite daunting looking for a builder who you can trust and who can also give you a steer when needed, but having been recommended to us, I would have no hesitation in now recommending you to anyone considering building work. Happy also for anyone to come and see your work.
Thanks to Tony for his work today and for the two new brooms. Project complete!
Thanks for all you hard work and pass on our thanks to all the Lads."
Tim & Jo South, Gosport
"I thought this an appropriate time to pen a thank you to you and your guys for the work you undertook for us this year.
Yes, we both realise that we hit a few hurdles along the way which probably extended the original estimate for completion but the complexity of the build and the various different factors involved, in hindsight, probably added to this.
All this being said the quality of the workmanship from the original ground break through to the finished product is excellent and both Sue and I are overjoyed with the result. The hardship of loosing the living space for a period was definitely worth it and the upheaval we remember is lessens daily.
So please accept our thanks and pass it onto to your guys, an excellent job, well done!
We would have no problem recommending you to others, as you know we already have..."
Rob and Sue, Whiteley
"To say that our faith has been restored in the building sector is an understatement. Our previous experience
of another firm left us very tetchy in using another for our new extension and alteration. However, we were spoiled to say the least.
From one extreme to another Urban Developments has delivered beyond our expectations. Pete and his very tight knit team completed the project without fuss or delay and to an extremely high standard. Nothing was a problem, communication persistent and quality of finish exceptional. The new extension along with the new kitchen and through rooms has completed our home perfectly.
A very big thank you to a company with a great future.
We will make every effort to recommend you to friends and family."
Mike and Sonia, Locksheath
"From our very first meeting with Pete, to the last handshake on the day of completing the refurbishment of our kitchen, Urban Developments have been the
most professional outfit I have ever had the pleasure of dealing with. Working within the property industry for many years I have had various dealings with
builders/tradesmen and generally have a low opinion of most.
Being very particular individuals and quite demanding (sorry Phil and Rob) I can honestly say no job was too small, you always listened to our opinions even when you knew we were asking the impossible of you and your workmanship was impeccable. Always on time and forever the courteous professionals, you have certainly renewed my faith within your industry.
I am pleased to say we will be using your company again to complete the refurbishment of our home due to the faith we have in Urban Developments.
Thank you once again.
from a very happy Mr/s Crowney, Locksheath"
"Having bought a house in need of modernisation and extending we were pleased when Pete came round and took an interest in
what we wanted to do.
Time was an important factor for us as we were in rented accommodation and wanted our new place to be ready before we moved in. Urban Developments rose to the challenge. They worked hard from 8am to 4.30pm every weekday and amazingly the work was completed in 3 months. The quality of work and attention to detail has been commendable.
The house is now almost unrecognisable from the 1960's house we bought. It has been completely re-wired and re-plumbed, has a new kitchen and utility. We now have a lovely brick conservatory on the back, new front entrance, bedroom and bathrooms. Throughout the project the team were willing to listen to what we were aiming for, work with any changes we made, and make suggestions as to how best to achieve the desired result.
It has been exciting watching the work through the various stages as our home has been put together and knowing that we can now enjoy living in it. J
Our special thanks go to Rob and Phil who oversaw the project; both have a real pride in their work, which is a pleasure to see."
David & Sue, Alverstoke, Gosport, Hampshire
When I launched into my project it was about investing in my very own
'grand design.' Very modest by TV standards, but nonetheless a very
significant undertaking to me. You and the team have ensured that
design has become a reality. Thank you.
Throughout the combined extension and refurbishment work; creating a new kitchen and dining room, turning an old garage into a splendid new bedroom with wet room and transforming a worn out kitchen into a lovely study - the team has been punctual, polite, friendly and extremely helpful. Nothing has been too much trouble (including working around my dogs!)
The work is now complete and I am a very happy customer. The quality and finish are excellent. The costs are what was expected. Pete's personal attention to detail and customer care have made the whole experience remarkably stress-free.
I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Pete as the builder of choice to others - indeed, I have already done so.
Deb Morris, Fareham, Hampshire
Thank you for working hard to provide the information requested, its refreshing for me to deal with a professional builder.
We wanted to say thank you for a job well done. There was little disruption whilst you were here. Phil and Andy worked with care and consideration, this was appreciated.
We would have no hesitation in recommending your company to our friends.
Joan and Richard Selby"
"To Pete and the team at Urban D.
Thank you for all your hard work and professionalism in building our new kitchen. From ground works to plastering nothing was too much trouble. It was nice to go to work knowing that the building was in progress and that the house was safe and in good hands. We are thrilled with the result and it looks great".
Lyn and Alan, Gosport, Hampshire
"My choice of Urban Developments.com Ltd for my garage project has been fully vindicated.
The project was not without problems - each was addressed pragmatically by Peter and delivered by his team who were always on site promptly, worked hard, were pleasant and polite and left the site tidy each day and on completion. Quite the opposite of archetypal British builders!
As a completely satisfied customer I have no hesitation in recommending Urban Developments."
Mr J. Sykes, Gosport, Hampshire
"We are absolutely delighted with the extension to our house.
We had a vision of what we wanted to happen and from the moment Pete met with us he took time to really understand our needs and helped us to realise that vision.
Other builders weren't interested in talking through what we wanted, or taking the time to explain the process, they simply told us what they could do for us.
Pete bought with him an excellent team that we were happy to leave alone in our house to get on with things. Their workmanship is of the highest quality and standard.
Now that the work is completed, we know we did the right thing in employing Pete and his team and would, and do, highly recommend them."
Mr and Mrs Bowden, Fareham, Hampshire
"Dear Pete and Team.
We would like to say a very big thank you for all your hard work building our new entrance extension with w.c.
You and your team have been excellent and we would have no problem recommending you to anyone who needs a good builder. We are delighted with the quality of the materials and workmanship that has gone into building our new extension.
We are particularly impressed with your attention to detail and your communication skills as in always keeping us informed.
Andy and Lynn Avery, Alverstoke, Gosport, Hampshire
"We have recently had the pleasure of dealing with Pete from the end of 2009 through to spring 2010 on a major
extension over our kitchen and a new en-suite & dressing room to the master bedroom. The house was also updated
with new windows, a new central heating system and the roof insulated, all whilst still living in the house.
We were complete novices with regard to building work but Pete is an excellent communicator and he made the whole experience bearable and one that we would now repeat without trepidation. His skill in managing the project was outstanding making the job look easy and the entire project came together seamlessly. Despite the worst winter in 3 decades, Pete and his team never missed a day. Starting by 8am and working until dusk they were punctual, polite and considerate at all times.
The workmanship has been exceptional, we are delighted with the results and he came in on budget. We would have no hesitation in recommending him and certainly look forward to having him back to do more work in the very near future. "
Mrs & Mrs Lavery, Hill Head, Fareham, Hampshire
"Thank you for the novel experience of having a reliable and excellent builder! We've very much appreciated it."
Launa and Andrew, Gosport, Hampshire
"Our annexe was completely gutted and renovated by Pete. When we moved in it was grotty and unworkable.
With his help we planned a complete new layout and now enjoy stunning liveable accommodation.
We recommend his attention to detail, supreme workmanship and communication skills."
Mr and Mrs Archer, Gosport, Hampshire
"As well as an excellent finish and attention to detail, Pete stands out as a friendly and approachable guy who wants to keep you
informed of his progress and next steps, as well as being able to listen and take on board any changes or concerns that you may have
as you go along. It doesn't feel like you have a tradesman in the house as before long his presence is welcome rather than an inconvenience.
Even our 3 year old daughter would look forward to his arrival.
Once the job is done his service does not stop there. Such is his pride in his work, he is more than willing to come back and address any snags that might pop up months later at his expense and your convenience. We will be asking for him to work for us again and have no hesitation in recommending him."
Mr and Mrs Bland, Southsea, Portsmouth, Hampshire
"I had my whole kitchen completely redone, including the flooring and painting. The experience was not of the severe disruption as I
expected. The process flowed the whole way through. All the tradesmen who came were very approachable, on time and hard working.
Pete took on everything involved leaving me just to make the relevant decisions and all within a budget.
The experience was certainly value for money and I have no doubt in recommending him and his team."
Mrs Reed, Gosport, Hampshire
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, Pete Westmorland (Director)
Urban Developments (Gosport) Ltd. Hampshire is a member of The Federation of Master Builders
Builders in Gosport Hampshire who provide full construction services from planning & development through to construction & the highest
standards of finish. A Gosport building firm that provides extensions, renovations, loft conversions, kitchen fittings and bathroom installations.