Tom Southgate Building and Carpentry

  • Builder
  • Carpenter

Bridport, Dorset

+Approved member since 2017
Call07458 181632
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Services and skills

  • Builder

    33 skills

    Basement / Cellar Conversions

    Brick / Concrete Structural Repairs

    Car Ports


    Concrete Garages


    Equestrian Stable

    Extensions / Conversions

    Fire and Flood Renovation


    Garage Conversions

    Garden Studios

    General Building

    Green Oak Framing

    Heritage Property Specialist

    Insurance Claim Specialist

    Loft Conversions

    Mastic Sealant

    New Builds

    Partition Walls

    Period Property Restoration

    Project Management


    Repair and Listed Building Specialist

    Steel Fabrication

    Steel Work Design

    Stretched Ceilings

    Structural Design

    Structural Steels

    Suspended Ceilings

    Sustainable Construction

    Tree Houses

    Workshop Design / Construction

  • Carpenter

    14 skills


    Bespoke Furniture

    Bespoke Windows / Doors

    Built In Furniture

    Cabinet Makers / Handmade Furniture


    Door Fitting / Hanging

    Emergency Carpenter Service

    General Carpentry

    Handmade Kitchens Designed / Installed


    Radiator Covers



  • Services

    4 services

    • Domestic Work
    • Commercial Work
    • Free Estimates
    • Insurance Work Undertaken


Customer reviews

Overall ratingin last 12 months

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  • Workmanship10 out of 10
  • Tidiness10 out of 10
  • Reliability10 out of 10
  • Courtesy10 out of 10
  • Quote Accuracy100 out of 100
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17 Total Reviews

The reviews below represent customers' views and not the views of Checkatrade

  • Removal of load bearing wall

    10Verified Review

    Tom was fantastic, fast, friendly, clean, knowledge and well priced! Highly recommend!

    Location: BA20
  • Complete renovation of cottage from top to bottom

    10Verified Review

    I couldn't recommend Tom more highly! He is extremely professional, hard-working, trustworthy, polite, friendly and super-skilled! Tom was very patient with me, explaining everything to me in a way I could understand (I’ve never done any building works before), and he made sure I was happy at every stage. He came up with ideas himself to increase the quality of the finish. What was a derelict cottage in Spring became my perfect dream cottage by Autumn with Tom skilfully managing the whole project. Everyone has marvelled at the high-quality finish of Tom’s work. Look no further! :)

    Location: DT3
  • Major refurbishment of 4 bed house including structural alterations

    10Verified Review

    Tom was excellent in completing a complex refurbishment of our house. His team took a real interest in our project, worked professionally and considerately, solves problems as they arose and liaised very constructively with other trades and us. Our work was completed on time and to a high standard of care and Tom was flexible in responding to changes throughout the work. We would have no hesitation in engaging or recommending Tom’s company in the future.

    Location: Not Available
  • Fitted new bathroom and utility room


    Tom did a really great job for us. It was quite tricky and we changed our minds on things quite a few times. He was extremely patient and helpful and also had very good ideas. The work included plumbing, plastering, joinery, tiles, fitting cupboards and construction of cupboards, shelving etc. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him. We would definitely employ him again. Thank you Tom.

    Location: Dorset
  • Complete renovation of en-suite bathroom and separate shower room.

    10Verified Review

    We were delighted with Tom's work completely restoring and renovating an en-suite bathroom and a separate shower room, as well as some small additional work on our Listed property. We valued his professional approach and advice throughout the work which was always undertaken in the most friendly and helpful manner. An excellent job.

    Location: Dorset
  • Making new general building work for extensive renovation and timber frame extension - eg making openings in walls, fitting of new stud walls, fitting of lintels/steelwork, screeding, carpentry

    9.5Verified Review

    All work done to a good standard and following careful consultation with us. Tom has also assisted us greatly in dealing with other specialist trades - plumbers, electricians, roofers, timber framers, and in ensuring that all the different aspects mesh together well. His work is careful and well-detailed. His approach is caring and thorough.

    Location: Dorset
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Company profile

  • OwnerMr Thomas Paul Southgate
  • Member Since2017
  • Public Liability InsuranceSelf-Certified
  • AddressChecked
  • IdentityChecked
  • Checkatrade T&C'sSigned
  • VATNo
  • Company typeSole Trader

Company info

Hi, I’m Tom owner of Southgate Building & Carpentry based in Beaminster. I started my company in April 2016 and have 16 years experience in the building trade. I pride myself on offering a friendly, professional service to all customers, along with a high quality finish to my work. I offer advice, recommendations and free estimates.

I also have 4 years experience in project management, working well with other trades to deliver a smooth project from start to finish. I Have completed several courses in conjunction with project management. SMSTS, Emergency First Aid level 2, Asbestos awareness , Scaffolding Inspection, Working at Height & Manual handling  

CDM Compliant, to insure health & Safety is carried out.


  • Building and Carpentry 
  • Kitchens & Bathrooms 
  • Renovations & Extentions 
  • Roofing & Lead 
  • Plumbing & Heating Service 
  • New Builds 
  • Painting & Decorating 
  • Project Management Service

Other services we offer  

Builder, Carpenter, Brick and Concrete Structural Repairs, Brickwork, Groundworks, Barn Conversions, Concreting, Fire and Flood Renovation, Flint and Stonework, General Building, New Builds, Partition Walls, Under Pinning, Basement and Cellar Conversions, Bricklayer, Car ports, Cladding, Concrete Garages, Door Fitting and Hanging, Dry Stone Walling, Equestrian Stable, Extensions and Conversions, Foundations, Garage Conversions, Garden Studios, General Carpentry, Green Oak Framing, Handmade Kitchens Designed and Installed, Heritage property specialist, Insurance Claim Specialist, Loft Conversions, Mastic Sealant, Period Property Restoration, Piling, Project Management, Refurbishments, Repair and listed building specialist, Repointing, Steel Fabrication, Steel Work Design, Stretched ceilings, Structural Design , Structural Steels, Suspended Ceilings, Sustainable Construction, Tree houses, Truss Roofing, Wooden and Timber Structures, Workshop Design and Construction, Architraves, Bespoke

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