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We have recently completed three new builds in the picturesque village of Maidencombe. The ground floor of each of the houses was sympathetically constructed using reclaimed stone from the derelict buildings that previously occupied this site.

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Works on Alpine House, Haytor located within the Dartmoor National Park are now nearing completion. This project has taken an empty shell constructed almost 20 years ago to a thermally efficient, state of the art home.

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Extensions

Cary Park

4 Flats in the Babbacombe area

Architects: The Howes Partnership

This project required the construction of 4 new flats in addition to the existing 18. It was imperative that the finished article was indistinguishable from the original building. This was achieved by careful planning and consideration of which materials were best suited and orientation of the new dwellings.

Also the existing driveway was remodelled involving the laying of in excess of 40,000 multi-coloured block pavers.

Strathmore

4 high specification flats in close proximity to Torquay Sea Front

Architects: Mike Richards

This refurbishment/new build comprised of the demolition and remodelling of existing stone structures within tight site confounds coupled with the need to keep any construction in line with the art deco appearance of the building.

After initial demolition it became apparent that the steels supporting the four storeys above had deteriorated to such an extent that the integrity of the building could not be guaranteed and required replacement. This involved input from a structural engineer (Gavin Jones - Redstone Associates). Once the steels were replaced the new build could continue resulting in the development of four luxury flats with balconies above for some of the existing flats.

Totnes

Kitchen extension

Architects: Robert Seymour and Associates

This extension although small was perfectly formed! It included all external walls being constructed from glass with the appearance of floating steel work above. As excavation proceeded it became apparent that we may have uncovered a site of archaeological importance. After numerous site visits by an Archaeological specialist we were given the green light to continue with the build.

This extension was considered cutting edge with the application of chain for down pipes and glass panels which merged seamlessly into the existing stonework.

"In all things, LJC has been open and fair regarding costs, particularly as our lists of adjustments grew. Final invoices reflected original estimates and the costs of all works were at all times totally transparent. We would recommend Richard and his team without hesitation."

Dr. G Bown, Paignton

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"Nothing was too much trouble for LJC Construction in the building of our new house. We have a shared access driveway and they were always able to keep everything tidy and out of the way. We hardly knew they were there. As for the final result – we were amazed at the quality and high level of finish. I would recommend them to anyone."

Mr Lowe, Marldon

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