Who we are
JB Construction and Landscaping is a new company formed by the merger of Abramis Groundworks and Bliss Landscapes.
At JB we undertake all aspects of construction – commercial or residential new build projects through to renovations and conversions. We also have experience in bespoke projects, these range from sympathetic restorations using traditional building methods to innovative and ecologically focussed modern buildings where we get a chance to explore new techniques. Always though our main focus is to be achieving the highest quality finish.
We also provide a full landscaping service, in all aspects from dry stone walling, paving, fencing through to more specialist requirements such as lake construction, swimming pools and water features. In addition to this we can provide a full garden maintenance service that covers all aspects of your garden needs.
With JB Interiors we have helped a number of our clients with their interior design. First let’s understand the space and how best to use your layout then let’s work on your personal style and colour. We can work with you to design the lighting scheme as well the the electrical layout. Once we have an idea of the overall look we can really add value by doing the really time consuming part of finding each element for you. With a wealth of contacts with on-trend suppliers and can help to pass the benefits on to you. Recreating Pinterest pictures is what we do best and we can work with you, working to all budgets to find the perfect look just for you.
Olly first began in the industry in land drainage and sports field construction, working on golf courses such as St Mellions & Forest of Arden. He moved into the heavy plant industry broadening his experience in civil engineering and construction. He then opened Abramis Groundworks undertaking more bespoke projects such as a renewable energy solar farm construction, a pump sewage treatment plant and underground fuel storage. He has also worked on more domestic projects such as extensions, renovations and new builds. Throughout the final years of Abramis he focussed more on project management within the commercial sector working with deadlines and budgets.
Jim began in the landscaping arena, initially working in the West Country winning gold awards at Tatton Park & Hampton Court flower show. This inspired him to create Bliss Landscapes, this firm has a well respected reputation in the Cotswolds and over 20 years in the industry. He specialises in Cotswold dry stone walling and particularly enjoys the hard landscaping aspect of garden creation which has involved building natural swimming pools and lakes as well as more conventional swimming pools too. More recently, within the last 5 years has moved onto groundworks, construction and project management.
With a background in both sales and purchasing Lucy is used to working to budgets. She joined the Abramis Groundworks team back in 2012 as a purchaser and accountant but was soon drafted to help with the interiors elements of their projects. With a keen eye for design, a love of all things beautiful and the ability to seek out a bargain Lucy is well suited to interior design for our clients. Putting the interior together is not only a case of understanding you as a client, but also have the time, along with using the best suppliers to get the right look whilst it also being good value for money. Let Lucy do the hard work for you, chasing down the prices and working to get the most from your budget is what she does best. She has worked on a number of commercial projects as well as completing the look on our new build project seeing the project through from start to finish.
What we do
Design and Build
We’ve found in our experience that if we work with you from the design stage we can understand what you want from the building; how you would like to use the space and how we can best help you get the most out of your budget. So let us help you right from the off, we can work with you to produce the design or in conjunction with our recommended local architects. As well as this we will provide a detailed pricing structure and build programme.
We use dedicated craftsmen to combine traditional building techniques and materials with modern innovative practices to create solid forever builds. We have experience whether it’s an extension or complete new build or a simple renovation. We’ve previously worked on domestic, commercial and agricultural projects so can help whatever your requirement.
Taking on a project can be time consuming and stressful, quite often our clients are working full time as well taking its toll on you and your family. So we offer a full project management service, we will manage the build schedule, manage the trades such as electricians and plumbers as well as using our trade contacts/discounts for purchasing the materials so it all runs smoothly, on time and most importantly on budget.
Let us take care of all your exterior requirements we offer Cotswold dry stone walling, pathways, driveways and edging, patios, raised beds, stone and brick planters, garden water features plus the soft landscaping jobs like turfing, planting schemes and garden maintenance.
We have previous experience in building swimming pools & constructing lakes.
Whatever you want to achieve for your garden; a new patio, raised beds, or a complete renovation to make the garden more accessible or usable, we are happy to discuss your project whether you have plans already or are starting from scratch.
Why choose us?
We understand that it can be a challenge to decide on the right contractor for your project. Whether you want to create a large new build, garden redesign or a extending your current property it’s a big deal – not only are you investing your money but you are also investing your time and energy and you need to feel certain that whoever gets the contract is both committed and fair.
We believe that when we take on a project we are, in effect, joining your team. Because we understand the importance of getting the build completed on time and within budget, in our experience this only works with the trades, materials and suppliers working together, for this reason we made a conscious decision as a business to incorporate project management into all of our builds. We recognise that without the project management element included there is a tendency for problems to arise, bringing stress and negativity to the build when it just isn’t needed. We pride ourselves on a cooperative and comradely team. Of course we live in the real world and there are always unforeseeable problems that crop up, it’s the nature of a build, but are proud that as a team we are adaptable, creative and above all focussed on always finding solutions.
As a company we can offer the complete solution, from the design stage we can add value by looking at the project from a construction perspective – considering the planning implications and with you weighing this with build cost, time to build, future proofing and of course the aesthetics. Our detailed pricing talks you through each set up of the project we provide you with a supporting Gantt chart so you can see clearly the schedule, helping you plan your family life to run alongside the build. We can also work with you on what to include in your budget for finishing, such as kitchens, flooring, lighting, etc this is always an area that is likely to run away with you so let’s get realistic figures budgeted right from the off so you can be sure not overstretch yourself at the end of the build.
In short, we want you to have faith that we are on your team, we want to work with you and for you to be confident that, together, we will create something for us all to be proud of.