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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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Refurbishments

Haytor - Alpine House

3 bed detached property set in 18 acres of the Dartmoor National Park

The shell of this property was constructed almost twenty years ago. We were required to bring the property up to current building regulation standards.

This included retro fitting cavity insulation, installing underfloor heating throughout (Uponor wet system), re-plastering the entire interior and exterior of the building, upgrade of existing UPVC windows to new energy efficient powder coated aluminium windows and bi-fold doors which gave the property a fantastic outlook over the panoramic views of Dartmoor.

Torbay Road

4 Flats situated a stone’s throw from Paignton Sea front

Architect: The Howes Partnership

This near derelict building required a substantial amount of structural repair before the works could commence to convert the existing structure in to 4 luxury sea side apartments.

There was a requirement to repair the existing brickwork as closely as possible to match the original design. This was achieved by liaising with a national brick manufacturing company to produce a brick that hasn't been produced for a number of years.

Each of the existing rotten timber lintels was painstakingly replaced with a new concrete lintel and hidden behind the facade of new brick work.

Southfield Avenue

Kitchen, Bathroom and Garden Landscaping

Architect: Paul Crier

The extension at the rear of the property afforded large kitchen and bathroom areas of 40 square meters each. The underfloor heating (wet Uponor) was fitted prior to the walnut travertine flooring being laid.

The Bathroom housed a stand-alone bath raised on a split level floor and also consisted of his and her basins and included a centrepiece 2 meter by 1.2 meter Matki shower enclosure fully tiled with black Zimbabwe granite.

The Kitchen consisted of a host of solid oak units including a bank of state of the art appliances finished with black Zimbabwe granite work tops, travertine flooring and underfloor heating.

This project required some 600 tons of earth to be excavated from the rear of the property in order to produce a Romanesque tiered garden area. The patio areas were constructed using walnut travertine which included a contemporary led flush lighting system with six million different combinations all controlled via a remote panel. The steps and balustrade consisted of 14 tons of reconstituted Portland stone some set to a curvature of 30 degrees.

A truly stunning property!

"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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