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Our staff are trained to go the extra mile to look after you and provide a superior customer experience. Since 2008 we have built a strong and reliable infrastructure within Richard Thomas Conservatories, Extensions & Windows that installs exceptional home improvements throughout Hampshire & Dorset.

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Meet the team
Ben
Project Manager
Ben Shepard

Supports and works with Kevin Clark and oversees individual projects.

Ben has worked within the home improvement industry for over 20 years, focussing firstly on surveying and now the installation and project management side of home improvements. We are thrilled to have Ben as part of our installation department.

Ben
Director / Design Consultant
Ben Slater

Hands-on company Director overseeing all aspects of the business.

Ben has designed Extensions, Conservatories & Orangeries since 2003 and has a passion to build on a well-respected reputation.

Kevin
Installations Manager
Kevin Clark

Manages the day-to-day operations of the Installation Department.

Kevin avidly follows F1 and enjoys relaxing whilst fishing on the weekends. Kevin has great rapport and respect amongst his peers.

Andy
Snr. Installer
Andy Bell

An experienced PVC and Aluminium installer.

Andy is a dedicated family man, who has been in the home improvements and installation role for over 2 decades.

Dave
Installer
Dave Lillington

A member of the installation team responsible for supporting & assisting snr. installers.

Dave enjoys his sports, especially boxing. Since joining us in 2016 he has proven to be a great asset to the company.

Jeni
Installation Coordinator
Jeni Shortland

Manages all order processing and trade communications / project schedules.

Jeni loves her local community and is connected to many aspects of it, such as the local Rugby club. Jeni is a key member of the installations department, processing orders and arranging trades. Jeni has been a long standing and committed staff member that has a genuine interest in the well being of the company

Michael
Operations Advisor
Michael Cook

Oversees staff welfare, health & safety and general business activities.

Michael has a wealth of experience in managing home improvement companies spanning over 30 years. He particularly enjoys refining and upskilling staff members.

Phil
Lead & Roofing Specialist
Phil Huckle

Experienced lead specialist installing all related works.

Phil enjoys playing golf on the weekends and is one of Richard Thomas Conservatories, Extensions & Windows long standing tradesman, fulfilling lead works since 2008.

Daniel
Snr. Installer
Daniel Shaw

An experienced PVC and Aluminium installer.

Daniel has installed all manner of home improvements locally for nearly 2 decades. We were thrilled when he joined our team. Daniel enjoys family time and socialising at the weekends.

Neil
Snr. Installer
Neil Marshall

An experienced PVC and Aluminium installer.

Neil is a friendly and uplifting member of the Richard Thomas Conservatories, Extensions & windows team. He thoroughly enjoys his work installing all types of home improvement products.

Harry
Service Engineer / Installer
Harry Hocky

Oversees maintenance of guarantees and provides support for the installation team.

Harry used to work at Sun Seekers until we were able to win him over. He has an ever-increasing appetite to learn and to grow as a reliable member of the team.

Ethan
Installer
Ethan Caldicott

Junior Lead specialist, working with our Snr. Lead specialist.

Ethan has been training in all lead works since 2017 under our Snr. Lead Specialist Phil Huckle and has become a competent and reliable lead works installer.

Andy
Sales Consultant
Andy Witherick

Experienced sales consultant quoting all PVC and Aluminium enquiries.

Andy has been involved in selling and designing windows & door home improvements since the early 1990s and has a great understanding of the sales process as well as a depth of product knowledge that we at Richard Thomas are proud of.

Paul
Surveyor
Paul Dollery

Experienced Surveyor producing architectural working drawings and corresponding all planning applications.

Paul is based in Dorset and has been surveying conservatories, orangeries and extensions for us since the company was founded. Paul oversees all aspects of planning applications, building control, water board correspondence and any structural certification requirements.

Dave
Surveyor
Dave Feltham

Experienced Surveyor producing architectural working drawings, and corresponding all planning applications.

Dave has specialised in surveying PVC and Aluminium conservatories, windows & doors since 1980s and has a depth of knowledge that we at Richard Thomas Conservatories, Extension & Windows trust and rely upon.

Paula
Administration
Paula Beadle

Sales administration and installation support.

Paula joined us in 2010 and has always been an efficient and reliable member of the Richard Thomas office-based team. She has thoroughly enjoyed growing in her role as the company has grown. Paula has been a long standing and committed staff member that has a genuine interest in the well being of the company.

Small team,
Big promise.

At Richard Thomas Conservatories, Extensions & Windows we feel strongly about our obligation as a business and the dedication to supporting the community. We believe that donating to essential services is part of running a successful local business and as such, we donate a percentage of our profits every year to charitable organisations such as a local food bank.

I believe that our reputation has been a cornerstone of our success, and that our success should also mean the success of the community.

Ben's signatureBen Slater, Business Owner

Industry leading partners & suppliers

"Richard Thomas Conservatories provided an excellent quote for everything including the planning application. The project manager kept us up to date with all work that was needed (electrician, glass fitters, plasterer, tiler etc) and when they would be attending to complete the work. All the tradesmen that attended were meticulous with their work, extremely tidy. They kept the mess to a minimum including the knock through to the house. Excellent."

Ringwood, December 2019

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Richard Thomas Conservatories, Extensions & Windows is a trading name of Bluesnow Limited. Registered office: 151 Barrack Road, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 2AP. Registered in England No. 04613518.

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