Wish fulfilment

Realising your ideas for the project should be the unifying purpose for everyone—architect, building contractor, quantity surveyor, and trades on site.

Achieving that alignment behind the idea—your idea—is easier if everyone is prepared to adopt a broad definition of their role, based on knowledge, experience and resources. That way, we all help each other to achieve your aims, thinking about the whole project all the time.

How we build confidence

Sandlings commitment to every project begins early on.

We work with architects to help refine ideas and consult on realising a plan—providing a breadth of knowledge and skill in all sides of building, from sizing up the site, to thinking through the engineering and the practical details.

We are also ready to help before the design stage. If you have the beginnings of an idea or if you simply want a practical opinion about the possibilities, we will always be glad to talk it over.

Managing delivery throughout the build

While we work with you and with architects to refine plans and stretch possibilities, we also manage the delivery of the build and all the teams of skilled trades on site.

Maintaining great relationships with everyone involved is the key to success in the build. It ensures that everyone is able to get behind the plan, to do their best work to achieve it and be ready to solve problems if they arise.

The company we keep

Although it is a young company, Sandlings was born out of a much older one, and raised in a bigger group of construction companies.

Being part of a group provides stability and financial resourcing, but the value of the relationship to Sandlings goes further. The breadth and depth of experience within the group makes projects run more smoothly, giving you more confidence in our advice and guidance at every stage of the build, from initial idea to completion.

The One Group Construction family includes companies in civil engineering, construction, renewable energy, plant hire, asphalt surfacing, freight and logistics, and support services.

Its subsidiaries work across government frameworks, private sector tenders and in domestic contracts.

One Group is not a remote holding company; it is an active, privately held business that provides inspiration and direction as well as the confidence of financial backing to its companies.

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Live projects

The key thing in a build is the strength of the idea.

Your idea.

For great ideas are easily sold and more strongly supported by everyone involved. 

They are the foundation. 

We all build on great ideas. 

Make the abstract concrete

We live to make living spaces come alive, to make workplaces work better, and to make public buildings unite their communities.

As an idea-building-company, we see every project as an opportunity to realise your ambition, however grand the plan or bold the design.

That is our measure of success.

A history of building aspirations

A bit like film-making, there are so many very different talents and personalities involved in building projects it’s something near a miracle things ever get made at all.

What matters most is how well the team is chosen and how committed to the success of the project each member of the team proves to be.

It is demonstrated not only in the quality of the work produced at every stage (visible or otherwise) of the build, but also in a willingness to be flexible, to innovate on site and to do what’s right.

Make someone happy

A motivated team makes a big difference not just to the outcome, but the whole job. 

It’s in the contract of course, but more so in the relationship that develops between sponsor, architect, building contractor and sub-contractors which always shape the progress of the build. 

Quite apart from sticking to the schedule, a happy team can carry a project along with a lively kind of professionalism that makes everything work better for all.

Everyone on the team is committed to your project

"I’d like to say a massive thank you, for all your efforts on the project which has to have been one of the easiest I have had the pleasure of working on."
M S - Ipswich
“Lee dealt with our neighbours objections very well, to the point where we were actually getting compliments, particularly on the quality, on some of the contentious issues of the build.”
G A-M - Felixstowe
"I was worried about engaging a builder for my house extension as I had heard many stories from my friends. After several recommendations we went with SEH French Building (now Sandlings) and we are very happy with that choice."
P N - Woodbridge
"Bob is very easy to work with and helped keep the project, including us, on target. We are very pleased with our home and wish them every success in the future."
P N - Woodbridge
"Our building now has solar resistant glass, double glazing, proper insulation and carefully considered fire breaks within the new smart outside cladding. It is as if our school has a beautiful new overcoat, and now we feel the outside of the building matches the inside"
J S - Bildeston
"Having worked on the design and fund raising for our village hall for many years, we were excited about finally getting to the building stage. Even though we were on a tight budget, you worked with us to find the best answer we could afford which made my life much easier."
B B - Ipswich
"The refurbishment of our accommodation block in Ipswich was completed in good time and within budget. The working relationship developed by Bob and his team was a key part of the success of the project."
D F - Ipswich
“We are specialists in environmental, ‘deep green’ architecture, so we need to make sure contractors are following those values and doing their best to make it as environmentally friendly as possible throughout the construction.”
M B - Modece Architects
“Commitment from everyone at Sandlings is always there… they give their all to the project.”
R A - Suffolk