Experienced and versatile, we remain customer focused and we listen to your needs.
Founded by husband and wife, Pete and Lilly, we work with our team of specialists to provide a personal, reliable service.
You are our priority.

Meet the Founders

Peter CoventryPeter Coventry

Director and Founder
Peter Coventry has over 20 years experience in the building industry and is a skilled carpenter and joiner.

Cove Developments (Dorset) Ltd was founded on 14th April 2015, to meet the needs of the expanding customer base.
Prior to establishing the present company, Peter was working under direct contract with Herefordshire council, specialising in fitting kitchens, bathrooms, doors and windows.
Since founding Cove Developments with Lilly, the company has become Principal Contractors to prestigious estates such as Smedmore House and Lulworth Estate – including the refurbishment of the fisherman’s cottages at East Lulworth, unlived in for over 20 years and amongst the oldest cottages in Dorset.

Lilly CoventryLilly Coventry

Director and Marketing Manager.
Lilly has professional experience in marketing and sales (and dancing!).

She has a love of outdoor sports, particularly cricket and horse-riding, and also has experience in art, interior design and event management.
Coming from an equestrian background, Lilly is well-aquainted with the specialist construction needs of horse-owners – from stables and arenas to field shelters and fencing.
Lilly is an active and passionate supporter of the charity PKD (Polycystic Kidney Disease), an inherited condition which affects Lilly and members of her family.

With extensive experience in restoring listed buildings, Pete and Lilly have developed a passion for tastefully refurbishing historic buildings – as a valuable part of our preserving our cultural heritage.

  • Complete Builds
  • Listed Buildings
  • Cob and Lime Specialists
  • Refurbishment
  • General Maintenance
  • Equestrian
  • Kitchens
  • Bathrooms
  • Staircases
  • Loft Conversions
  • Extensions
  • Underpinning
  • Septic Tanks
  • Hard Landscaping
  • Plumbing
  • Heating & Electrical
  • Purbeck Stone Roofing
  • Cintec Anchoring