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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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New Builds

Maidencombe

3 Houses and car port situated in an area of natural outstanding beauty

Architect: Mike Richards

This beautiful development of 3 houses comprised of a very difficult site set out as one of the attached properties was set on a tangent of 12 degrees and within a very close proximity to a 15th century well. The original design incorporated standard ceilings and window reveals but after consultation with the client it was decided that an element of vaulted/standard ceiling and angled reveals would afford a more traditional feel to the overall character of these stunning properties.

Marldon Road

Detached bungalow nestled in the grounds of an existing 4 bedroom detached property

Architect: The Howes Partnership

The construction of this dwelling was complicated by the fact that at one end of the building there was a 4 sided hip which had to be constructed by hand due to the fact that engineered trusses would not carry the loads imposed by the structure. The fact the site sloped from one end of the building to the other by 18 degrees made achieving the desired finished floor height a challenge.

The neo classical porch design enhances the overall look of this quality build.

York Road

Row of 5 terraced houses and 1 detached bungalow

Architect: Robert Seymour and associates

This development was purchased from us by West Country housing association in order to provide quality local housing.

Originally a 4 bed detached house on site which required demolition. The site had previously been used as a breakers yard and had contaminated land issues. A geological survey was conducted in order to meet the requirements specified by the environmental agency which consisted of removal of a large quantity of contaminated earth disposed of in line with current environmental guidelines and importation of clean certificated earth to reinstate the garden areas within the site.

In addition to the environmental challenges the development was located in a densely populated residential area.

Merryland Gardens

Two 6 bedroom split level executive homes built to a high specification.

Architects: The Howes Partnership

For this project we were required to excavate to a depth of 4 meters and construct substantial retaining walls capable of dealing with immense back pressure.

Each property has split level accommodation over 5 floors which required accurate setting out to achieve the desired layout as specified by the architect.

"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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