Colemans’ core business is bespoke high specification residential new build, conservation, alteration and refurbishment projects. As a company we have never needed to openly advertise due to our fortunate word of mouth referrals and repeat custom. A large quantity of our workload is now agreed by ‘negotiation’ and ‘open book’, rather than by conventional tendering, this is mainly due to client's being keen to acquire our approach and being assured by our fair surveying procedures. However, the conventional tendering is still largely considered.
Carried out as a ‘Design and Build’ agreement or built from details supplied by the client's chosen architect. We build very modern buildings and very traditional buildings, we can offer every field of expertise to fulfil any construction requirement. We thrive on complicated construction details such as basement details, oak framing and high specification internal finishes.
We frequently work with ‘East Hampshire’ and ‘Winchester City’ Conservation Departments who, with their experience of our work, regularly recommend our company for listed building projects in their area. We can liase directly with the architect and conservation officer to discuss details and suggest methods to achieve the client's desire.
This type of work always needs a craftsman with a little sympathy, whatever age a building is, it is essential that repair work and alterations are executed in a respectful way to ensure seamless coordination with the existing materials. With our experienced tradesmen you can have reassurance all work would be in safe hands.
We work regularly with local country estates who we carryout various forms of projects and maintenance for. Our experience with ‘conservation and listed building’ puts us in good stead working on old buildings on the country estates.
When engaged on a project management or design and build basis, we can coordinate everything from site acquisition and planning to technical detailing and construction through to hand over if required.
In our experience, it has been very beneficial to have the opportunity to suggest construction related ideas and solutions before a scheme becomes developed in too much depth. Having the ability to eliminate future issues obviously results in a project running smoother and avoids unnecessary additional costs. Also, in the event that additional detail is required, managing the production of this detail is first-hand and faster, cutting potential delay to a minimum.
We are happy to deal with all consultants such as Architects, Structural Engineers, Ecological Consultants, Energy Consultants, Renewable Energy Consultant, Planning Department and Building Control etc.
We can direct companies or individuals interested in reducing their environmental carbon footprint and energy costs. With properly designed solutions everyone can save money and reduce the amount of damaging greenhouse gases that are released into the atmosphere. These gases are the main contributor to global warming.
The good news is that these savings, both financial and environmental, are achieved at the same time. Colemans can coordinate the specifying, installing and commissioning of sustainable solutions and cost justifiable heating and energy systems. We can implement all types of sustainable energy systems including Ground Source Heat Pumps (GSHP), Air Source Heat Pumps (ASHP) – Biomass Heating Systems, Wind Turbines (wind power), Solar Thermal Panels (water heating), Photovoltaic (PV) Electric and Micro Hydro.
These systems can work with both under floor heating and conventional radiator systems. We can also direct you on the specification of refurbishment or new build projects to incorporate the greenest materials available and the levels of insulation required to deliver your aspirations for any scheme. We can provide a complete solution to your needs including design, implementation and commission including all groundwork and installation requirements.