Customer Testimonials

Choosing the right builder is probably the most important decision anyone can make when embarking on a new development. Mark Gunner and the team from Oakhills Construction were our choice as we set about building our dream house and the results speak for themselves.

Mark refuses to accept second best or to make do. He is a perfectionist who sets high standards for himself and his team and we are delighted with the outcome. A number of the features that we love so much about our new home were Mark’s suggestions. He has the ability to perfectly interpret what the architect designs, instinctively knows what will work and brings in a project on time and on budget.

We are delighted with our beautiful new house, the experience was a privilege and the credit for that goes to Mark and all the skilled tradespeople from Oakhills Construction who made our dream a reality.

Wendy O’Neill – New build in Ashton Keynes

Mark Gunner was introduced to us through our architect. Our concept was to try and transform a 1960s bungalow into a Cotswolds barn conversion and to provide some additional open plan living space. Whilst the architect felt this could be difficult to achieve, he recommended Mark based on his craftsmanship and ability to source and work with natural stone.

Mark assessed the project (in a competitive tender situation) and was comparable to others based on price but the recommendation from the architect alongside the professionalism demonstrated by Mark led us to appoint him to the project. We also spoke to some of Mark’s previous clients who confirmed that Mark had done a great job for them.

The finished property has exceeded our expectations in so many ways. Mark adapted the plans in very subtle ways which have made a world of difference both inside and out. The external stonework is beautiful and the interior changes have completely changed the way we live and socialise.

Nothing was too much trouble and Mark was a pleasure to deal with.

Extension in Yatton Keynell

Oakhills Construction built our extension to a very high standard. The extension has transformed our home from something ordinary to something special.

Mark and his team supplied us with a great living space and the building works were within specification and budget. Planning and execution of the build was excellent and Mark kept us informed throughout the whole process which only took three and a half months from start to finish. We would certainly recommend Oakhills Construction.

Extension in Chippenham

We would thoroughly recommend Mark Gunner and Oakhills Construction Ltd. They have done a fantastic job restoring and enlarging our 17th Century Cottage in Neston Wiltshire.

We invited several builders to quote for the work but we immediately warmed to Mark who seemed to understand what we wanted. We found him very approachable and easy to talk to and discuss our thoughts and ideas. Not only did he complete the work to a very high specification he also came up with some inspirational ideas which really embellished the Cottage, whilst retaining the lovely charm and warmth of the accommodation.

The company completed each stage of the work on schedule and always kept within budget with no added costs. Nothing was too much trouble for Mark, which helped maintain a very good working relationship between client and builder and any small problem was dealt with quickly and efficiently. The company also had excellent contact with other specialist trades which greatly facilitated the progress of the work (e.g. Kitchen fitters).

David and Felicity Charles – Cottage in Neston

We approached Mark to quote for a small barn conversion for us, following a new build he was completing for our neighbour. They recommended his company and we could see what a good job he had done for them. They were also very pleased with the way he had managed the whole project and their satisfaction was a big factor in our choosing Mark’s company.

Despite the conversion being small, there were numerous challenges presented as the build progressed. The barn was very old and there were issues with the load bearing of the existing beams once the walls had been stripped back. The architect had overlooked some of the suitability for connecting to existing utilities which caused a great deal of delay in the build whilst alternatives were worked out. This was beyond Mark’s control but he worked with us to find solutions. In addition we had asked a local joiner to make the external doors and windows and so this third party involvement had to be managed carefully.

Mark’s exacting standards for all the sub-contractors working with him meant the finishing was of a very high standard throughout and we were very satisfied with the end result.
Throughout, Mark always tried hard to find alternatives and displayed a conscientious desire to make sure we got the best solution both practically and financially. The build took longer than we had hoped, but given the range of obstacles that had to be overcome we were delighted with the final product.

Barn Conversion – Ashton Keynes

We contracted Oakhills Construction to build a 3500ft extension to our commercial warehouse under a tight budget and time-frame. The company worked seamlessly with the architects and planners and faultlessly to deliver an excellent construction both within the agreed budget and agreed time-frame. I am very happy to recommend their services.

Giles Darby – Commercial Warehouse in Calne

Broad Hinton

We moved into our house with its annex with the view to making it an amazing family home. When my Mum was taken ill in 2015, it seemed good timing to plan towards relocating my parents and making the annex into a new home for them, as well as making some key additions for us.

Our architect helped us draw up plans that would satisfy both our own and my parents needs. It was difficult to visualise however at the time what the finished property would look like though.

Mark was recommended by our architect and was chosen from a short list of builders that we approached. His pricing was fair and he presented himself as someone that we could work. Our project was not going to be easy as it involved a mix of demolition and total new build as well as some complicated conversion work but Mark approached it all with confident enthusiasm.

Living on site has meant that we have seen the project through out. At all times Mark and his team have carefully planned and carried out the work to a high standard of finish, with total professionalism. He has always been very thoughtful towards satisfying our needs and has kept us involved throughout over all details.

We are absolutely delighted with the finished product and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Mark to anyone.

Carole Judge