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About Southdowns Builders

We are specialists in all forms of construction, building and groundwork and provide the complete

build process from groundwork to final completion of the construction.

Southdowns Builders Ltd was established in 2002 and has since built an enviable reputation in the area for quality work and fair prices.  Robert Mitchell (Mitch) is the Director and very much the hands-on leader of the team, all of whom hold Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) cards for their respective skills.  Mitch is highly qualified, holding mutiple CSCS cards and other qualifications including for leadwork - see below.

CITB logo

The Construction Industry Training Board is the foundation trainer of our work force and the issuer of CSCS cards.

Our projects range from the corporate, detached houses, historical and heritage buildings that are usually grade listed, as well as cottages and extensions. We are a friendly and reliable company who take great pride in the reputation we have built up over the years. Dependable, high quality work and personal attention to every customer’s requirements are the cornerstones of our service.  We take pride in being regarded as "one of the best builders in the area".  You may wish to view some of our Testimonials.

Southdowns Builders handle property repairs for both residential and commercial property, and will happily offer a no-obligation quotation upon request. Whether it is a simple repointing or rendering job or an extension or entire house rebuild, we have the expertise required, backed by the reassurance of being members of Buy With Confidence, FSB, CITB, Construction Line and the Leadworkers Association.

"From a manhole to a mansion"


We also offer architectural and Grade Listed building repairs to leadwork and brickwork having worked on Arundel Castle, the Savoy Hotel in London and Southampton City Council, Civic Offices, in Southampton.

Mitch's qualifications

    CSCS: Building Site Manager Industry Accreditation
    CSCS: Contracts Manager Industry Accreditation
    CSCS: Roof Slater & Tiler – NVQ Level 2 – New Roof & Re-Roof
    CSCS: Bricklaying NVQ Level 3
    CSCS: Heritages Skills Assessed Route
    CSCS: Heritage Skills Specialist – Leadworker
    CSCS: Maintenance operatives NVQ Level 3
    Lead Sheet Association:
       - Flashing details, Weatherings, Flat & Pitched Roofs, Cladding & Dormers, Decorative Sheet Leadwork                          & Castings
       - City & Guilds Lead 6055, Advanced City & Guilds Lead 6055, Heritage Experienced Leadwork Practica

          Assessment (HELPA)
    JIB: Leadworker (and other sheet weathering) Installer
    LETS: Abrasive Wheels (4, 8, 9, 10)


5 Star Guarantee

Your Quality Guarantee

All our work comes with an "evergreen" guarantee.

If a problem arises with our workmanship at any time after completion we will come back to fix it.

A Special Review

"What a man! Mitch had looked at repairing our bay window roof last summer, Unfortunately my husband became terminally ill and devastatingly passed away. Mitch and his team then turned up in May this year and said they were going to carry out the works FREE OF CHARGE for myself and my young daughter for peace of mind. It turned out the whole roof needed replacing plus new facias and insulation. He carried out all the works with no charge. Kept everything clean and tidy. He is an absolutely terrific man and we will be forever grateful for his kindness. Thank you Mitch x."

Source:  Checkatrade Verified Review, 10/10,  June 2023, Client in GU32

Our Process

While every project is unique there are certain steps that are required to ensure a clearly defined scope of work, a smooth build and a successful outcome for you, our client.

Preconstruction Design

A highly iterative process between client and ourselves with specialist advice if required, often a Structural Engineer.

This step sets the final design.


Design & Construction Estimate

Our Quantity Surveyor prepares a detailed estimate of costs; see example.  This ensures transparency and forms a firm base plan should changes be required during construction.

On-Site Consultations

All projects are personally supervised by Mitch.  Regular consultation with the client ensures that the inevitable issues that occur with all builds are resolved quickly and amicably.

The Finishing

Unfinished snagging is an endemic problem with some builders.  We take great care to see that all snags arising are resolved to the satisfaction of our client.

Southdowns Builders Lake Logo

Petersfield's attractive lake and our 'logo'

Local Sponsorship:  "The Southdowns Builders Stadium"

Southdowns Builders Stadium
Petersfield Football Club Sign

Southdowns Builders are pleased to sponsor the stadium that is home to Petersfield Town Football Club.  We are also proud supporters of fundraising for a local charity football team.

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