grand urban ideas

grand urban ideas are a successful and growing domestic brickwork, construction and landscaping company, specialising in varying size projects from small pointing and brickwork walls up to extensions and complete landscaping projects. Backed by our supporting architects and landscape designers, we are in the professional position to assist our clients through every stage of the project.


  1. Bricklaying
  2. Repointing
  3. Landscaping
  4. Extensions
  5. Carpentry
  6. Conservatories
  7. Decking
  8. Driveways (Paved & Loose Surface)
  9. Garden Maintenance
  10. Groundwork & Foundations
  11. Conversions - General
  12. New Builds

About grand urban ideas

We have certainly had a few hurdles to cross over the yrs, some quite literally in the form of a boggy swamp which involved a 2 tonne machine & the construction of new timber causeway ! Another being the small matter of getting 30 tonne of marble patio slabs up 6 stories to lay a terrace, whilst our crane blocked one side of the approach to Battersea bridge for 4 hours!. Just a few examples of the challenges and obstacles that keeps the job exciting even after 20 yrs.


After succesfully completing a three yr bricklaying apprentiship gaining level 2/3 NVQ i have been working in the industry both for myself & for a number of developers, gaining a large amount of knowledge over 20 yrs, putting together a creditable portfolio (cscs card holder) Covering all aspects of brickwork: design & construction, We also specialise in the design & construction of complete garden and landscaping projects. I have worked on varied landscaping projects for many years, for myself, and was lucky enough to work along side designers and landscapers for some years, whilst being a foreman, then head foreman of DCKG landscapes based in Dorney, Eton. This period of work enabled me to enhance my knowledge of design processes, pricing and quantity surveying projects.

Latest reviews

  • Repair garden wall capping

    Grand Urban ideas provided me with a different experience to what you usually get from a building company. James is very professional, polite and worked hard to get the job completed on time. The craftsmanship is obvious and the standard of the finish is very high. He also provided great advice, good co-operation and surprising patience with my continued interruptions. I
    would highly recommend James for any building projects.

  • Fill in hole in external wall

    Efficient, responsive, reasonably priced and did a great job. Couldn't be happier and will definitely be using James and his son again

  • Chain link fence with paving

    Great work from James and colleague.

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