Conceptual Homes is a building company based in Bournemouth in Dorset, comprising of an experienced team of architectural designers, project and site managers together with an invaluable team of skilled tradesmen's all boasting extensive knowledge in the construction industry.



The story of Conceptual Homes

We offer a turnkey design and build approach to building projects taking responsibility for the day to day oversight of the construction site, managing the entire process ensuring clear and precise communications throughout the building project.

Founded in 2012 by Oliver Ambrose, having over 18 years experience working on residential and commercial schemes across the South Coast, he has amassed invaluable experience within the industry.

We specialise in new build, refurbishment and alteration projects on the South Coast of the UK, based in Bournemouth, Dorset.

See our latest works section for a brief summary of some of our projects 

Oliver Ambrose- Managing Director



Whether it's a refurbishment, extension or a new build, it is a very time consuming, stressful and perplexing project to many without the required experience or knowledge.

Conceptual Homes can design a bespoke and cost effective solution around your project to help you achieve your goals.

Firstly we would arrange an initial design meeting to discuss your proposals and prepare feasibility studies, once sketch designs are approved, we will progress to preparing designs for planning applications, working drawings and preparing construction documents through to building and handover.

Areas we specialise in 

  • Main contractor duties​

  • Construction Management

  • Design and Build

  • Cost management 

  • Refurbishment

  • New builds 

  • Residential & Commercial 

  • Restoration and Remodels

  • Extensions 

  • Steelworks 

  • Small Works

See our BIM (Building Information Modelling) page for more insight into how we work.



Having over 18 years of experience using Leica surveying equipment and state of the art AutoCAD software, we are able to survey almost any building and its contents. Should it be a listed building requiring a detailed elevation , marking up existing service runs, setting out, quantifying areas or a simple as built plan of your property, please contact with your requirements so we can advise.



A detailed and accurate survey is the is the first and most important step in any architectural project. Buildings often look straight to the eye, but believe us, they are often not! A reliable survey provides vital information such as levels, accuracy of surfaces, existing surfaces etc, all of which are essential elements when carrying out feasibility studies of proposals.

  • As built plans 'existing' (essential for general records, boundaries, structural proposals & planning applications)

  • BIM- Building Information Modelling 

  • Elevations- ( ideal for shop frontage alterations, signage applications etc) 

  • Topographic Surveys (required for understanding the levels of the site) 

  • Services (External) and Internal for example trenches , lighting plans, ventilation runs, ceiling frames etc.

  • Drainage (Marking laid drainage routes assist many builders with new services to a property. 

  • Setting datum points (How high is the screed to be poured to? This assists the contractor to pinpoint low spots in the concrete)

  • Floor Surveys, essential before tiling (helps pinpoint low spots where latex may be required to create a perfect level floor, assists in quantifying adhesives).

  • Tree heights within 250m (Trees left undamaged can cause problems to properties. A simple survey to show a trees position and height can be helpful to assist planning applications).

  • Layouts as per AutoCAD plans (architectural plans can be uploaded to our machine and transferred to the site to assist contractors, garden walls, boundaries, fences etc.



To ensure an accurate quotation of your project we specialise in recreating the standard 2D plans into a 3D BIM model using the latest market leading software . We have proved several times over how valuable this process is. 

in brief, BIM- Building Information Modelling is a coordinated set of processes, supported by technology, that add value by creating, managing and sharing the properties of an asset throughout its lifecycle . Models incorporate graphic, physical, commercial  environmental and operational data . In brief, a detailed model will provide very accurate quantities of materials required for the build, enabling us to provide you, the customer an accurate quotation! 

The move from 2D drawings to 3D models is well underway and gathering steam  in the architectural, engineering and construction industry!

Capture Reality

The wealth of information that's easily accessible about project sites has expanded greatly with better mapping tools and images of Earth. With BIM, designers can have all of that input compiled and shared in a model. 

Greater Predictability

In advance of construction, BIM also enables the project team to "build' the project in a virtual environment, rehearsing complex procedures, optimizing temporary works designs and planning procurement of materials, equipment and manpower.

Resolve Conflict

The BIM tool set helps automate clash detection of elements such as electrical conduit or duct work that run into a beam. By modelling all of these things first, clashes are discovered early and costly on-site clashes can be reduced.

Faster project delivery 

Time savings of up to 50% can be achieved by agreeing the design concept early in project development to eliminate late stage design changes; resolving complex construction details before the project goes on site; avoiding clashes, producing fabrication and construction drawings directly from the model, and using model data to control construction equipment.

Reduced Waste

Exact quantity take-offs mean that the materials are not over- ordered. Use of  the BIM model for automated fabrication of equipment and components enables more efficient materials handling and waste recovery.


Examples of past projects

New Build Homes

South Coast Bespoke builders

At Conceptual Homes we specialise in bespoke new builds. We enjoy working with the client from start to finish, creating a unique house that you can make a home.

For more information on the Bespoke New builds we have previously designed and built, please view our portfolio.

House Renovations and remodelling

Exquisite Craftsmanship

With years of experience and a dedicated workforce, renovations and remodelling properties is by far our strong point. We are able to help the client visualise and maximise their properties potential at an early stage.

For more information on the house renovations and remodelling we have previously designed and built, please view our portfolio.

Commercial Property

Final Touch

Conceptual Homes are also involved in many commercial schemes, ranging from shop refits to office to residential conversions.

For more information on the commercial property we have previously designed and built, please view our portfolio.



With over 18 years of experience in technical design and AutoCAD, our team have been involved in many steel frame projects.  We produce all our own fabrication drawings working alongside our affiliated structural engineers and fabricators.  We have invested in a series of lifting equipment from telehandlers to a range of genie lifts.  All temporary works are undertaken in house.


We understand the importance of picking the right company that’s experienced, dependable and affordable. With this service and our many others, we have the tools and experience to get the job done with the highest standards and at the best price. Let us know how we can help with your needs.



Conceptual Homes have over 18 years of experience with this service, using respected equipment brands and trusted material providers. We offer professional and experienced help with your projects, helping to match your unique needs and budget. We strive to provide great customer service and clear communication so you can understand the progress of your job at every phase.


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21 Chine Cres Rd, Westbourne, Bournemouth BH2 5LG, UK

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