Southwood Building and Carpentry Contractors is a family company with a long and successful history working with the UK’s leading main contractors in the retirement properties construction industry, such as McCarthy & Stone, Churchill’s and Colten Developments. We also provide a full range of design, construction and carpentry services for new builds, renovations and refurbishments, extensions and loft conversions in the Hampshire, Dorset, Wiltshire, Surrey and Sussex areas.


Domestic Works
A loft conversion or extension not only adds to the comfort of your home but also adds to the value of your property. Whether creating a new kitchen or bathroom, bedroom or study, Southwood provides a full range of building services and will ensure personal attention for every project that we work on.


Contract Works
Southwood have extensive experience in the construction of new build care homes. That expertise has seen us successfully complete many projects for leading developers such as McCarthy & Stone and Churchill. Southwood has an excellent reputation for quality projects delivered to budget and programme.


How we work
Our ethos is that the customer always comes first and we make sure that the client is involved at every stage of the project. The single most important stage in the creation of a project is the design. Works must comply with planning and regulation requirements and most importantly meet the needs of the client.


Christchurch, Dorset – Loft conversion, fitting new kitchen and interior refurbishment

Wallisdown, Dorset – Extension

Ringwood, Hampshire – Extension

Queen’s Park, Dorset – Extension and interior refurbishment

Ferndown, Dorset – Extension and alterations

Fordingbridge, Hampshire – Large extension and alterations



Weymouth, Dorset – McCarthy & Stone – 43 one and two bedroom retirement apartments  – Watch the development video here

Amesbury, Wiltshire – McCarthy & Stone – 33 one and two bedroom retirement apartments

Chichester, West Sussex – Colten Developments – 72 bedroom care home 

Walton on Thames, Surrey – Churchill – 59 one and two bedroom retirement apartments

Drayton, Hampshire – Churchill – 52 one and two bedroom retirement apartments

Swanage, Dorset: – Ortus Homes – 22 one and two bed sea front apartments – Watch the development video here

Sandbanks, Poole, Dorset – Colmar – 7 upmarket flats

Eastleigh, Hampshire – Churchill Retirement – 31 one and two bedroom retirement apartments

Fleet, Hampshire – Churchill – 46 one and two bedroom retirement apartments

Christchurch, Dorset – Churchill – 44 one and two bedroom retirement apartments

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