Principal contractor to private estate properties.

We are proud to be the principal contractor to Smedmore House and Estates, Lulworth Estate and Crichel Estate.

By their very nature, listed buildings are more difficult to repair and preserve. It’s not just a case of making effective repairs, you need to ensure that all work remains consistent with the original character and appearance of the building.
Our founder Peter has 20 years of experience working in historic building preservation and repair. Our preservation specialists have worked with a diverse number of listed buildings, all requiring individual and unique solutions.
We understand the diversity of these buildings and the need to tackle each with an individual and sympathetic approach trying to conserve and preserve the authentic fabric and only repairing the defective area to maintain the character of the property.

Refurbishment of Smedmore Parsonage

Smedmore Estate, Dorset.
Smedmore Parsonage is a beautiful historic building in Kimmeridge village, with views to Kimmeridge Bay.
We refurbished the Parsonage and reroofed in the lovely local Purbeck Stone.

“Smedmore House would recommend Cove Developments
Very reliable and professional service.”

Julie Johnson, Smedmore House.

The Lodge, Crichel

Crichel Estate, Dorset.
The refurbishment of The Lodge and building of new extenstion.

Woodside Lodge

Lulworth Estate, Dorset.
Laying of gas duct for house and swimming pool, demolishing retaining wall and clearing hedging.

See also Listed Buildings

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“Mr Coventry has provided a professional and personal service to all of the clients I have introduced him to. His workmanship, understanding and sympathy for restoration and hard working approach are first class.” J.E.F. White MRICS. Jonathan White & Associates Ltd. Chartered Surveyors, Wimborne, Dorset.
  • 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