CHL (Southern) Ltd: Accreditations

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Mr & Mrs Veck, Winchester

Losing your home is devastating which is when you need all the support you can get. That support needs to be compassionate, empathetic, practical, highly experienced, efficient, and most important, trustworthy. CHL met these requirements in full. Ours was a complicated build as we had to restore a “superhome” (low carbon footprint), and they rose to the challenge. We now have a fully functional, beautifully restored home and have no reservations in recommending their services.

Mr & Mrs Veck, Winchester

Southampton – Fire

After a disastrous fire at my home, I was so glad to have been in the hands of this wonderful company.  All the works were completed to my high standards, on time and with the minimum of distress to me.  Thanks CHL for a job well done”

Mr Morris 

Commercial Fire Reinstatement

Following a catastrophic fire in our largest building last year , we were introduced to CHL Southern Ltd who came along and took control of the project. From the start to the finish we knew who was in charge, what was happening and when it was happening, the building was given back in fantastic shape and on time. Nothing was too much trouble and both Paul and Russell gave it their all very, very, impressed and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them

Lucas Shotts  Managing Director – Deacons Boatyard


I am very grateful for the care and attention to detail that I experienced with a couple of sizeable repair projects following fire and water damage.  They were also were good communicators, keeping me informed of developments.  I was very pleased with the end result.

Jean-Michel Holliday


Excellent support from CHL and good contractors.

Mr G – Weymouth

Flood damage

It may seem from the completed questionnaire that excellent have been ticked without consideration, but the overall performance merited the level indicated.

Mr J, Verwood, Dorset

Occupied offices

I was very impressed with CHL from start to finish.  Their quote was clear and the work was completed on budget.  Work was planned in around our business causing the minimum possible disruption.  The quality of the finish was excellent throughout.  CHL were very helpful in sorting out a couple of other minor defects they discovered during the project and did not add to the charge for this.  The service exceeded my expectations and I would not hesitate to use them again nor to recommend them to others.

David Leighton, Chief Officer, Age UK Bournemouth



Since the original flooding to completion, I have been absolutely delighted with the work of CHL on the complete restoration and renovation of The Barn House. Their totally professional attitude, and attention to detail has been first-class all the way through. Good people to deal with, and highly recommended in every respect.

Henryk Matysiak. Weymouth


My family and I cannot recommend Paul and Russell from CHL highly enough and would not hesitate to work with them again in the future.  They helped us take the project forward from the design and brief phase, supporting or challenging us into making good decisions when either was needed and although not the biggest project on their list they always managed to make us feel it was the most important.  The quality of the workmanship and attitude of all the trades used was outstanding and CHL’s project management was exceptional with timing and schedules kept including working around the inevitable challenge or two thrown in on the way.

RW – Stanpit


3 bedroom new house: the build was excellent. There was no hidden costs and things were completed on time and overall I was very pleased with the trades people on site.

Mr Pearson

Methuen Road & Others

“I have worked with CHL on a number of interesting construction projects over the last five years and have always found them to be competent, helpful and professional in my relationship with them. I would have no hesitation in recommending them in the future.”

Brian P Ward BSc ICIOB DipConst
Greenward Associates


Once again I’d like to say thank you so much for all your hard work on my property. I am really enjoying living there now, and really appreciate your efforts, which made the project almost completely stress free from my point of view! I’m very impressed with the overall quality of finish and your solutions to any unexpected issues which arose. Thanks again!

Clare Lapsley BArch Dip Arch ARB


“Thank you for all the hard work and effort that you gave to this project, the final result looked fantastic and I know the client was extremely pleased.
I look forward to working with you again.”

Insite Surveyors Ltd

Community Centre

“It is our experience that CHL  have a professional approach to the work at hand yet maintain a sympathetic understanding of the constraints associated with working in an active Community Centre environment. We would be happy to use them again in the future.”

Sue Smith
Centre Manager


“CHL  undertook the entire renovation of our period Arts and Crafts home and we are delighted with the finished job. Not only did the end result exceed our own expectations but the work was carried out in an orderly structured way with the minimum of inconvenience. The job was completed on schedule and at the price agreed. CHL could not have been easier to deal with we are very happy to recommend them.”

Nick and Lesley Squires

Methuen Road

“CHL  completed the contract for J.J.F. Developments Ltd on Methuen Court at 35 Methuen Road Bournemouth. The development a block of 8 – 2 bedroom flats, was done to a very high standard of workmanship, which was achieved by the Bournemouth builder who we would employ on future developments.”

JJF Developments Ltd

Richmond Park Road

“I found the highest regard for their ability in terms of communication, liaison, quality and for their all round professional expertise. CHL have been a thoroughly professional contractor and a joy to work with. The resultant building was completed on time and to the agreed cost, I would have no hesitation in recommending them for future projects.”

Mr G Morgan


“We are extremely pleased with the extension built ahead of the planned schedule. They helped us from the planning stage and kept us informed about what they were doing throughout the job. They were very professional, thorough and finished the job to a high specification. We still look at other sites and comment how clean and tidy our site was which is a credit to their professionalism and care for their work. We would thoroughly recommend CHL to anyone.”

Robin and Lesley Bishop


“CHL  undertook the building of a ground floor extension with some unusual features to our family home in 2005. The project was managed professionally, sensitively and to our complete satisfaction. A time plan was agreed and any problems that arose were discussed in detail. Any changes in budget were agreed fully before action was taken.
The various tradesmen were managed with good humour and an obvious understanding of their specific requirements. Although there was significant upheaval to our daily lives, every effort was made to minimise disruption.
We are delighted with the outcome. Our light, airy extension is the heart of the home and is admired by all our visitors. Most of all, we love being in it. Thank you to all the team.”

Anne and Jeff Clifford

Batchelor Road

“As complete novices to the building industry ourselves we found Russell and Paul of CHL  to be invaluable.
They were professional, friendly and honest. We very quickly felt at ease with them as they took the hassle and worry out of having a house built. We were guided through the whole process of building a home. Both Russell and Paul kept us informed and updated at every stage of the build. The end result is a beautiful home finished to a very high standard. The house was completed on time and within budget, which must be a first for any building company. They also continue to do follow up visits to make sure everything is fine. Which is very reassuring. We would recommend CHL  to anyone looking to have either a home built or renovated.”

Richard and Denise Moore


We would like to put on record our appreciation of the solid performance delivered by CHL in the construction of our new home. Having been given a timescale of eight months we were extremely pleased that the project was completed in seven and within budget!

We would be more than happy to recommend them to anybody else looking for a building contractor.

Mr and Mrs M