Coleman Buliding Company
Enquiries: 01962 773 652


“Having quite recently moved to the Alresford area we have used James Coleman for a number of projects, both on the interior and on the exterior of the house. James and his workforce have always delivered a high level of workmanship and have come in on time and within budget. I would not hesitate to recommend this company for their courtesy and professionalism.”

Hermione Crosfield Ovington, 2017

“I have known the Coleman family for thirty years and watched Philip and then son James build many beautiful houses around the area. It is a family owned and run company which has always built to a very high standard and excellent design. Around the area everyone speaks very highly of the Coleman product. When my wife and I eventually bought an old house for renovation, even though we were out of the area, we naturally asked James and Coleman Building do the work, a major extension for us. It was a difficult site with very little space to work and a really difficult roof design to fit the old and the new together, however the team led by James and site foreman Kevin launched into the project with enthusiasm and despite continually having to improvise, produced a quality product on time and BELOW budget. With clever shielding and flexible timing, working around our needs, they were able to complete the work which included major plumbing and electrical work without us moving out or ever leaving us without power or hot water.We were always kept informed by James or Kevin of when and who would be on site and what they target on any particular day would be. It was brilliant, we always felt in the loop and as if we were involved with the job.We provided some of our own materials when we found something we particularly liked; otherwise James was on hand to suggested and provided wonderful alternatives to a very high standard and in excellent taste. He was very flexible and happy to work with us and pander to our desires and then dig us out of the hole we sometimes contrived to get ourselves in. If you want to let James and the team do everything for you they will produce a wonderful high standard product but they are easygoing and flexible enough to let you really get involved with your own personal taste.We now have a wonderful new half to our old fifties house and are just waiting for the right time to get James and the team to update and upgrade the original to match the part they have done already. I can actually say that I am looking forward to the day the builders are coming. Thank you so much for your enthusiasm, vision, humour and brilliant work, it was a pleasure to have Coleman Building on board.”

Robin Munday Farnham, 2017

“We have used Coleman’s several times now for exterior painting and maintenance work of various sorts. They are reliable, offer value for money and I would not hesitate to recommend them.”

Bob and Sarah Wigley Hambledon, 2017

“My husband and I were very lucky to be given the opportunity to build our own home in 2014. It’s a big undertaking and this was a large project that we had to get right. The first important step is to engage an architect to bash out ideas on what to build. Our Architect, Tom Dames of Frederick Adams Ltd, then listed building companies that we could invite to tender for the build. It can be a big unknown engaging a building company, and to some extent you have to go on “gut instinct” and recommendation/word of mouth. As soon as we met Phil and James Coleman, we both felt an instant “we want them to do our build”. From the start it was an excellent relationship, we all had the same goal in mind and I can honestly say that at no point was there any problems with the build or each other. The team worked tirelessly and smoothly to get the house finished and moved in by 12 months. Any overspend was totally our own due to choice of fittings. Refreshingly James and Phil agreed to run an ‘open book’ policy on our project, so at any stage you can view the spend. In addition the schedule for the works was always available to view and open to discussion. Coleman’s sourced as much as possible locally which we were very keen to do and always came up with alternatives to any issues that arose. I think we were probably very lucky with our choice and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Coleman’s and would definitely consider using their services again.”

View Project

Carolyn & Vito Bovino Colemore, 2015

“We had a tricky longstanding problem and Coleman Building Co spent a long time analysing what could have been the cause and then worked hard to come up with the solution. One year on and the problem has disappeared. The work was planned very well, we were involved and kept up to date throughout. All the workers on site were pleasant to have around, worked hard and were very tidy in their work. We were delighted with the result and would have no hesitation in recommending Coleman Building Co for future work.”

Alan and Sally Magill Bentworth, 2016

“We have worked with Colemans for over 17 years. They have undertaken all of the refurbishment and construction projects at our house. These works have included restoration of an 18th century barn, building a new kitchen wing constructed using a traditional oak frame, window replacements, building a new oak framed garage block, and reroofing the house. We have always found the firm to be reliable and effective, with a good core team of craftsmen. They are responsive and have always helped us promptly if we have had an urgent maintenance problem. We recommend them strongly.”

View Project (2001)

View Project (2011)

Jonathan and Anne Dawson Ropley, 2016