Keith Hills

When my wife and I relocated from London to Wiltshire last year, our dream was to find a country property that we could do a complete make-over on and create a home that would meet our needs in a tailor-made way. The house we found in Rodbourne, near Malmesbury, was in just the right location, built in an attractive traditional style but with rooms that were just too small and a layout that wasn’t quite right for our specific requirements.

At the time, we were concerned about how to choose a builder that we could work with and who could achieve what we wanted. Having met a few other potential local builders, we felt an immediate rapport with Mark and his team. Taking into account his track record and recommendations from other people we decided to appoint Oakhills Construction as our main contractor. We can safely say now that we know that we made a good decision!

Mark and his team completed the remodelling and extension of our house in March 2019. Having practiced in London for over 40 years prior to my retirement as a Chartered Surveyor and Town Planning Consultant, working on high end developments in Central London, I wanted a very professional job to be done at a fair price and to a high standard. Oakhills Construction met and indeed exceeded my expectations in every respect.

The work included four main elements:

  • remodelling of the existing living room and study into a larger open plan space,
  • rearrangement and upgrading the master bedroom and en-suite bathroom,
  • a new side extension to provide a utility room
  • finally, the centrepiece of the whole project, a large extension to the kitchen to create an open
  • plan dining area study and informal family space.

    With their construction skills and technical ingenuity, Mark and his team have helped us realise our dream of turning this modest modern country cottage into our dream home. Mark demonstrated a creative and flexible approach to problem-solving and genuine understanding of our wishes and needs. Moreover, he showed real commitment and dedication to the task throughout and is clearly passionate about achieving high quality buildings.

    Carrying out major building works to your home can potentially be a fraught and stressful experience. In our case though, we can honestly say that the experience of working with Mark and his team on this project has been thoroughly enjoyable and we are delighted with the end result. It should go without saying that we have no hesitation in recommending Oakhills Construction for high quality residential building works.


    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.

    David & Felicity Charles

    We would thoroughly recommend Mark Gunner and Oakhills Construction Ltd

    Barn conversion - Ashton Keynes

    Marks 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.

    Extension - Yatton Keynell

    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.

    Wendy O'Neill

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

    Extension in Chippenham

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