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When we called in Showhome Improvements to help us remodel the exterior of our bungalow in Southbourne, we had ideas of what we wanted but understood little of how best to achieve them. Alan was excellent in suggesting, guiding and advising us on how to get the very best results within the budget we had set aside. Constant appraisal during the work ensured we were thrilled with the final result. Alan’s team were great, both efficient and polite, with the site kept tidy and then cleaned up at the end of every day. We are already planning our next project and will be using Showhome Improvements without hesitation. Phil Wade, Managing Director, Fat Dog Solutions Ltd

We have used Showhome Improvements for substantial alterations, extensions and refurbishment of our home. The quality of workmanship throughout, and attention to detail has been to the highest standard. In addition, the positive approach taking by Alan Ward (the managing director) throughout the project, from the initial design stages, to final completion was a particular highlight, whereby the project run smoothly from start to finish, and with improvements relative to the original design. Having had extensive experience in the construction industry, I would not hesitate to give Showhome Improvements the highest recommendation for construction projects. Julia, Consulting Structural Engineer, Poole

Having used Showhome Improvements on the broadest variety of tasks over the last 6 years, I would have no hesitation to consult and instruct them on building tasks. One of their greatest attributes is their project management skills which came to the fore in a complete 4 bed house rebuild carried out in the recent past. They fielded this demanding customer’s wishes both logically and sensibly and always had a feeling and consideration for the customer budget. From the smallest jobs to the largest tasks there is no limit to their knowledge and application. They demonstrate a “can do” mentality to all those tough questions and demands us customers make when dealing with our bricks and mortar. David, Wessex Marine, Lilliput, Poole

Showhome Improvements has carried out 3 projects for us over a 6 year period. We keep going back because each project has been on time and on budget. Alan is a man who discusses the options, understands what’s needed and gives recommendations – we haven’t been disappointed. William and Susan, Lilliput, Poole

Just a quick email to say thank you so much for all of your hard work and advice you have given us during the loft conversion at our bungalow. We are delighted with the end result (not just because the children are now all upstairs of course) and can’t believe the size of the rooms upstairs. It has totally transformed our property and has gone above and beyond our expectations of what it would turn out like. Happy to recommend anytime. Mrs Bailey