Paddy, Middleton:

"We just want to thank you both for all that you have done. When we started this project we never could have envisaged it turning out like it is and you have made the process so smooth and easy.
We are over the moon with the work and cannot wait to make new memories. We are so lucky that you were recommended to us.
Could you please pass on our thanks to all of the other lads that worked on the project.
We will not hesitate to recommend you to anyone thinking of a similar project (if they can wait for you to be available again!)
Have a wonderful Christmas and holiday. Take care and thank you again.
Paddy & Geraldine (and Eoin)"


Martin, Rawtenstall:

"As soon as we met Owen, we were impressed by the manner in which he approached the project and we have not been disappointed. We are absolutely delighted with the work and could not imagine trusting anyone else to carry out the wide-ranging renovations to our home. All throughout the project, Owen explained to use what they were doing and the reasons why and was flexible and adapted to our wishes wherever possible. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him to anyone thinking of having similar work done to their property – Thank you very much!"

Marc, Rawtenstall:

"We contacted OBG Developments in 2017 to build an extension to replace our existing conservatory, this was on the recommendation of a friend who had similar work undertaken to their property the same year.  From the outset of the design process to handing over the finished property,  the service we received has been outstanding.  We had initially intended to ask for quotes from multiple building companies being very wary of rogue traders but after speaking to Owen, my wife & I both agreed we did not need to look elsewhere, the price and schedule were both realistic and we did not feel like the service was being oversold.  Owen led the team of contractors himself, digging footings, laying brickwork, rendering walls etc. and this gave us confidence that the quality of the work would be first class.  Very early in the build cycle we developed a level of trust with Owen and his team so much so that we often left them alone in the house for the full day.  His team worked to minimalise the disruption to our every day life,  they cleaned up after themselves,  they did not invent work that did not need to be done,  they looked for solutions to unforeseen issues,  they accommodated changes in scope in a professional manner and they were friendly and respectful of our property,  after 18 weeks of work the team actually felt like part of the family.  We are both delighted with the finished property which has turned our 1980's semi detached into a contemporary living space which feels in every way like a new house,  we genuinely could not have asked for any more from OBG, we highly recommend them".      
Marc & Nicky.

Steve and Tania, Rawtenstall:

OBG Developments - Testimonial

After viewing two completed neighbouring extensions and hearing feedback from the homeowners, we approached OBG Developments about thoughts on demolishing our aging conservatory in favour of a single-storey extension.

Even following the initial meeting with OBG, we felt this was the contractor for us. After outlining our ideas, Owen’s attention to detail was obvious and he helped shape a concept into an approved plan in readiness for the build. Aside from the extension, OBG advised on flooring, garden/patio, feature wall, windows, under-floor heating and lighting. The scope of works document was detailed so we always knew sequence and schedule.

A key-criteria in making our selection was cleanliness and minimal disruption to existing build. Again, OBG did not disappoint. We were consulted throughout the project including advice on when and where building materials would be delivered. Owen’s background in project management was obvious and never once were there hold-ups on materials, labour or building inspections etc.

The OBG team were a great set of talented lads all of which would take time to answer any questions or queries we had on the build. Owen regularly provided a verbal weekly briefing but was always available to ring if we needed.

Five weeks later, the result was a single-storey extension that surpassed our expectations, delivered on time and within budget.

It’s no surprise that OBG do not advertise as all their projects are sourced from recommendations. If you are looking for a talented, reliable contractor and can find a slot in their busy schedule, then look no further than OBG Developments.

Thanks again

Michael, Rawtenstall:

"After recommendations from friends we asked Owen and his team for a quote for a single story extension to the rear of our house. From the start we were pleased with the professionalism and friendliness of the team and were always kept fully informed of timescales and where things were up to. Owen would regularly meet with us to confirm that the original plans were still to be followed and on the few occasions that we did change our minds nothing was too much trouble. Everything was handled in an extremely professional manner and Owen and his team were always cheerful and friendly to the point that you felt you had known them for years. You never needed to worry about any mess as the lads cleaned up after themselves at the end of every working day. We could not have been happier with the results. I would go as far to say that the living space far exceeds anything that we could have ever envisaged because of Owen’s expertise and guidance.
Michael and Francine"

Lauren, Rawtenstall:

"From the initial meeting with Owen to discuss our project we were extremely impressed with his attention to detail and genuine interest in our plans.  Owen provided us with a detailed quote and was happy to meet again to discuss it.  We instantly knew that Owen understood our aims, particularly the need to preserve the character of our 1930s home, whilst transforming the way it functions to meet modern day family life, and we did not hesitate to instruct OBG.  The work began on time and was completed ahead of schedule - something that is almost unheard of in the construction industry!  Owen's project management skills are second to none, as are his communication skills - we kept informed daily and nothing was ever too much trouble.  I was in the latter stages of pregnancy during the construction works, and Owen, Matt and Damo made sure that the disruption was kept to an absolute minimum.  They are a fantastic team, they made it an enjoyable experience for us, and it was a pleasure to have them in our home.  It was important to me that upon completion of the works we have not been forgotten about, and any minor snagging works have been done quickly.   We now have our dream home and we are so very grateful to OBG Developments for it!  Thank you!  I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending OBG to friends and family - in fact I have already done so!
We now have our dream home and we are so very grateful to OBG Developments!  Thank you! 
Lauren and Ashley 2018"

Please see the below feedback received from from our clients:

Paul and Rebecca, Hawkshaw:

We had ambitious plans to create our perfect family home and met with numerous contractors to discuss the project. With Owen we both felt we had someone we could not only trust but also someone who shared our passion and excitement for the project.
We had gone through renovation projects before but nothing of this scale and Owen and his team guided us at each step giving expert advice and opinion, taking a very consultative approach to the project.
Owen’s attention to the detail was fantastic and that is reflected in the workmanship and attitude replicated throughout the team and the final finish we could not find fault with.
The after care is also amazing, over the last 12 months as the building has settled the team have been back on more than one occasion to touch up and address any teething problems, often an area in our experience other builders have fallen down on.
We don’t plan to go through this again anytime soon but if we do OBG Developments will be our first call and we have recommended the team to friends and family without hesitation
Once again, thank you Owen for creating our perfect home!”

​​Claire, Rossendale:

"I’ve known Owen and Becky for a long time and so they were a reliable and trustworthy option for us when having our extension done. Owen gave us a competitive price which is what we stuck to throughout the build and he gave us ideas that worked well for us and also researched extensively to accommodate our own ideas.
Having an extension done can be quite stressful but Owen and his team really did their best to ensure smooth running of things and if things went wrong they corrected them in a timely manner. Nothing was too much trouble.
 Owen, Becky and the lads were all friendly, approachable and really felt like part of the family during the build! 
We definitely made the right decision to extend rather than move. We are so,so happy with our end result and extra space-it looks absolutely amazing! We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend OBG Developments.
Claire and Steve “

Bob, Crawshawbooth:

The OBG team did a fantastic job on my fathers extension.
As we have never done project like this we were all very nervous.
Owen and Becky held our hands all the way from design, planning permission to structural design and decorating.

The team worked really well together, they all worked hard from the minute they arrived.
The site was left clean and tidy everyday.
As a family we cannot thank the team enough they really did take the fear of rogue traders away and we would recommend OBG to all.

If you are thinking of having any work done please do not hesitate contact Owen and Becky they will talk you through everything and put your mind at ease.

Thank you so much Adrianna and family

Andrew, Rawtenstall:

"Owen was professional and supportive from our very first consultation meeting. The consultation itself was markedly different from that we had had with other contractors. He was highly professional - all the paperwork and plans we had already sent were organised in a wallet to which he added notes during the consultation and he was keen to get more information about how we saw the final look of the project. Responses to our emails were prompt and we were most impressed with the ideas he gave us, and how quickly he understood our vision for the conversion. 
The dates arranged for the beginning of the work were adhered to and Owen and his team worked long hours over the course of our two-week project to ensure it came in on time. The worksite itself was managed far better than by previous contractors with whom we have worked. The site was cleaned down every day (including washing down the drive!) and left neat and tidy for work to commence the following morning and efforts were made to minimise the inevitable dust created during the work. Our neighbours have commented on both the quality of the finished work and how impressed they were by the site management during the course of the build.
This all goes before the most important facet of a recommendation - the quality of the finished job itself. We are thrilled by the quality and attention to detail of the conversion and would recommend Owen and his team without hesitation for the work they carry out. They were a pleasure to work with and we would highly recommend getting in touch with them if you are planning a project, They are building up a long lead time for engagement precisely because of the incredible job they do and superb relationships they create.

Thanks again so, so much,

Andrew and Fiona"

Mandy and Peter, Rawtenstall:

Rear Extension to dining room replacing Conservatory and patio

The main things you want when you employ a builder is confidence –

that they will interpret what you want correctly,
do what they say they will do, and
they will do the work to a standard

From day one we had that confidence with Owen and his team and they never let us down.

When Owen came to have preliminary discussions with us, he talked us through what would happen and was honest about when he would be able to start the job should we proceed with a commission.

We had to wait 12 months but we knew that from the start and Owen contacted us a few weeks before they were due to start work and arranged to come to see us to talk through the programme of works.  The start date was confirmed and in the end they started a few days earlier (all of which was agreed).  Owen was on site daily as part of the building team along with Matt and Scott, so throughout the build we were kept informed on what was happening and when. We were also given time to consider choices/options, such as door openings/lighting/paving etc. as and when necessary and Rebecca liaised with us by e mail. 

Due to what we can only describe as excellent project management skills, the work was completed ahead of schedule and to a high standard.  We can’t tell you enough how happy we are with our new living space which we are looking forward to using daily.

We have confidence on recommending OBG Developments Limited and feel sure, like us, you won’t be disappointed or let down.

Thank you Owen, Matt, Scott and Rebecca

Gary and Monica, Rochdale:

OBG Builders – Our Heartfelt Thanks - A Top Team with Exacting Standards.

OBG have just completed a major remodelling and extension to our house. We could not have had a better team. Owen, Becky and Matt are highly professional and displayed exceptional craftsmanship in every aspect of the build.

From our first meeting with Owen, we knew we were in safe and honest hands. Owen looked at the designs and suggested practical tweaks that would make the house flow even more effectively. Daily and weekly conversations ensured that we were fully briefed at every phase of the project, and so could remain one step ahead, moving throughout the house to accommodate the next stage of the work.

Tradesmen that Owen brought in, plumbers, electricians and decorators, were chosen to have the same exacting standards that are the trademark of OBG. Anything that wasn’t quite right the first time, Owen would insist was revisited to ensure consistency of quality.

This is a team of builders that take real pride in their work, we felt like they treated our project with the consideration they would give to their own home. Challenges faced in the build, brought out the ingenious skills of the team, and any problems were creatively and effectively overcome.

OBG, and in particular, Owen and Matt, have built us the house of our dreams. Their dedication to the project extended to a marvellous landscaping development, although he has vowed never to take on another one!! There aren’t enough superlatives to describe our gratitude to the team at OBG.

We wholeheartedly recommend this team and whilst we have no plans to leave this beautiful home and garden that they created for us, if we ever moved Owen would be the first person that we would call.

Gary and Monica Walczak


p.s. Owen likes coffee, (three sugars) and Matt tea (two sugars) – they work so hard, look after them!!!

Camden and Hans, Rawtenstall:

OBG Developments is the thing you didn’t think you’d ever find – the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, the needle in the haystack, the helpful Tax Inspector – a builder who is conscientious, fair, honest, dependable, reliable and, most important of all – GOOD!

 The quotation was not the cheapest but, having done many, many projects over the years, we have discovered from previous experience that the cheapest quotation doesn’t necessarily end up being the best value.  Too many times we have heard “this is an extra, that wasn’t covered in the quotation” or the price has been kept low because the quality of materials used are poor. With OBG the materials used were all good quality. Another thing we noticed from the various quotations we got when tendering for the project was that not all the quotations we received included VAT!  The one from OBG did…

 So what do you get?  Owen is cheerful and positive.  Turns up when he says he will, on time and ready for the job. Nothing is a problem, just an obstacle that needs a solution. They crack on at a fair old rate.   Working straight through each day, no trying to juggle two or three projects at the same time, on site one day but not there the next… We were amazed with how quickly the building was up.

The team is small but they still get the work done at an amazing pace.  No waiting for sub-contractors (with the exception of an electrician) and their relationship with RBC Building Control is excellent – this latter as a result of the many years of consistently high standards of work.

Since our project finished we have had no problem in getting Owen to come back to look at any snagging issues, so often even a good build project can end up being spoiled because its impossible to get your builder to just come back and finish off those final little bits that weren’t evident when the building was handed over – not the case with OBG, they respond immediately if it’s urgent (even when it wasn’t really their problem but a problem that was caused by a subsequent contractor!) Other, minor snags were addressed within a couple of days.  Even now, a few months since the contract finished I feel confident that if we had an issue Owen and Mat would be round in a couple of days to see what the problem is – such a great feeling of confidence that if we do ever have a problem they will be back to sort it – how many builders give you that feeling of security?

 Rebecca Gregson works tirelessly in the background.  Providing you with all the information you might need, a helpful, reliable and always replying with superfast speed.

We would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Owen and his team at OBG Developments.
Project was a double width, single story extension

Downham Avenue


Tom and Joanne, Rochdale:

"OBG Developments offered valuable advise and great ideas from the very start of our extension project. Whilst the company is new, their first impression gave us great confidence and we made the right decision in going with them. 
We told Owen what we wanted and he organised everything. He kept us up to date with what was happening on a daily basis and in progress meetings throughout the build. He was always around to speak to and nothing was ever any trouble. He did an amazing job liaising with the structural engineer and our kitchen company on our behalf, taking most of the stress out of the project. 
The price was exactly as quoted and the quality of the work is excellent. Owen and the rest of the team were always polite and friendly. The site was cleaned up at the end of every day even though we were not living in the house at the time. 
We would like to thank OBG for completing our extension. We would have no hesitation in recommending OBG Developments, we have done already to several friends."

Kathryn, Bury:

"My Experience with OBG developments has been a pleasure from beginning to end.  It started before the extension began with meetings with Owen and discussing everything in detail.  When the work began everything went according to his plan of work and the building was even completed a month ahead of schedule.  Owen was great to work with, he always has a smile on his face and time to discuss the days work and nothing was too much trouble.  Every night the site was left clean and tidy inside and out.  The lads working for him were all great and I always felt comfortable at home when they were working.  (Just make sure you always have the kettle on!).
I can't praise this company enough.  They made the job so easy for me and I would recommend Owen and his team to anyone.  He is very conscientious and particular about every detail.
Anyone is welcome to contact me personally and I would be willing to confirm how delighted I am with Owen, his team and the quality of his work.

Kathryn Shoreman

Chatsworth close, Hollins"

Zoe, Helmshore:

"When I started the process of looking for someone to build my extension Owen Gregson stood out from the others instantly. I wanted to work with someone who I could trust, someone who would not let me down and would do a good job. Owen exceeded all of these expectations. From our first meeting I was impressed by Owen's clear approach, knowledge and professionalism. Owen's team turned up on site every single day, he has a great set of lads working with him, they are personable, thorough and trustworthy. Everyday finished with a complete tidy up of site - even though I wasn't living there whilst the work was going on they did this regardless.

What I didn't expect and was the icing on the cake was Owen's consultative approach, he helped me with ideas, found solutions to problems and had a proactive can do attitude from start to finish.

Because of Owens approach, the whole experience was stress free, the quality of work is exceptional, the attitude of Owen and his team is refreshing and the end result is more than I could ever have dreamed of. I would not hesitate to use or recommend OBG Developments Ltd."

Dean, Oldham:

"I would like to take this opportunity to thank all OBG.

For giving us a great space and for their professionalism throughout the project. All the lads who worked on this project were first class, the way Owen set out the scope of work was really easy to follow, you could just tick off each stage of the project. Just spot on. Workmanship was exemplary.

I can't speak highly enough of this company. The honesty makes for a refreshing change for a builder, my experience in the past with builders was not good, this builder is spot on(unique), honest and makes an exceptional job."

Corinne, Edenfield:

"I'm not one to write reviews but I will make an exception for OBG as they are indeed an exception from my previous building experiences. Owen and his team have delivered exactly what they were instructed to do on time and on budget! I have had an extension which has been carefully blended to the original building, attention has been paid to details every step of the way and the end product has surpassed my expectations. I can't recommend OBG enough."