What our Clients say about us!

“Our major project had 3 distinct phases, which at the outset could have been either 3 projects or an integrated project. We were so happy with the first renovation project of the historic barn that we progressed with the extension to, and renovation of, our period farmhouse and the creation of a linked pool and leisure area. James at Bournesouth coordinated the tender processes, assembled and managed the team of builders and allied trades (from people he knew, had worked with and were used to working as a team) to deliver a first class project on time and on budget. His intimate knowledge of the processes and the interaction/potential conflicts of the specialist trades allowed him to anticipate issues before they arose and in close consultation with us to deliver the project to our complete satisfaction. We would highly recommend Bournesouth and James for delivering the project beyond our expectations in turning a great design into a beautiful home.”

Mr and Mrs H

“James Muir of Bournesouth has been a godsend throughout this project. From finding and instructing sub contractors to managing the day to day activities and ensuring the smooth running of the project nothing has been too much trouble. He was on site four to five days per week, handled Health & Safety and was always there to answer any queries for the builders. During a difficult time in terms of material supply and availability of labour he was always able to come up with a solution. For someone as fussy and OCD as me he had an eye for detail and often spotted issues before I saw them! I would have no hesitation in recommending James and Bournesouth for any project.”

Mr and Mrs P

“As and RIBA Chartered Architectural practice, we have enjoyed working with Bournesouth Ltd on a number of residential projects, and we look forward to doing so again. From our first project together, we recognised that the team were extremely knowledgeable and experienced in all aspects of construction and Project Management. They took the time to listen to our clients’ needs and expectations for a successful project on site, fully understand our bespoke designs and provide everyone with a clear plan to move forward. On site, we were again reassured to observe Bournesouth’s team’s consistent focus on build quality, craftsmanship and attention to detail. They are very friendly and proactive in their communication to all the team members, and kept us informed of any changes or challenges that may arise, working collaboratively with us to find solutions as part of the wider design team. A pragmatic and methodical approach is often essential when working with unique projects and existing buildings – especially so on historic buildings – and Bournesouth engaged with is on that aspect from start through to completion, offering assistance where circumstances may have required greater flexibility or design revisions. Bournesouth brought together all aspects of the construction phase of the project, including tendering, specialist items procurement, contract management and Health and Safety, all whilst maintaining that important attention to detail and dedication to quality in every aspect of the project. We continue to work with Bournesouth Ltd, and based on our experience of previous successful projects together, we would be very happy to refer them to anyone on need of professional and effective Construction Project Management services. Their expertise and commitment to the finest craftsmanship on each of those projects helped to make them a great success for our clients in every case.”

Woodfield Brady Architects


“Following our recent property purchase, we approached Bournesouth Ltd, as we wanted some advice regarding potential improvements, particularly our kitchen. Yvette and James visited our property and discussed our requirements, which changed many times throughout the process! Yvette took our requirements and provided a workable design. Yvette offered practical ongoing advice throughout, including an accompanied visit to a local kitchen supplier to finalise our requirements. We would recommend Bournesouth for their professionalism, knowledge and ability to turn ideas into a workable solution for your home.”

Mr M & Miss B

“Yvette and James at Bournesouth Ltd have just finished refurbishing one of my properties to an exceptionally high standard. All designs were discussed fully and all drawings were clear and helpful. Their knowledge and expertise in design and construction was invaluable and helped me complete the project within budget and, considering the constraints of the current climate, within a clear time frame. I cannot recommend Yvette and James more highly.” 

Mr B

“Bournesouth provided outstanding project management support, successfully bridging all the relationships in the complex network of providers. Technical insight, unbiased advice, and driving the project from initial idea to clear architectural plans were all done brilliantly. They have been an absolute pleasure to work with.”  

Mr and Mrs M

“James and Yvette are the dream team, James is a gifted project manager with years of valuable building experience. Yvette is a unique interior designer who really listens to her clients. She helped us find our style and now our home is a true reflection of both our personalities. We appreciated their combined guidance in making our home ours.”

Mr and Mrs A

Proud winner of the ‘Best of Houzz 2023 for Service’ award.