Testimonials

"We would like to thank you and your team for all the hard work you did in achieving our new home. We are absolutely delighted with the final result, and we woul have no hesitation in recommending you to others, or indeed asking for your help if ever a future project arose.

We were impressed particularly by your consciencious work ethic, your very high standards of workmanship, particularly relating to stone and woodwork. I was also grateful that you kept the site so tidy, cleared up your rubbish and kept your radio low!

I found your team to be kind, hardworking and cheerful, despite my annoying questions and demands. ?It was a pleasure to have you working here."

Alison & Michael, Bleadney

"Over a period of four months, Lee and Jaz led a significant renovation project of our 1970s bungalow, transforming it into a contemporary family home of which we are proud. The work included remodelling the interior, making alterations to the roof structure, changing almost all the structural openings to install new Velfac windows and rendering the exterior.

We were extremely impressed with all aspects of LJ developments’ work, including estimating, quality, attitude and problem solving.

At the end of the project, the original estimate was accurate to within 5%, the difference being largely due to our changes in specification as the work progressed. Without exception, the quality of the work has been exemplary, with great attention to detail delivered with professionalism and pride. Despite the scale of the project, we lived in our house throughout the build and the attitude of Lee, Jaz and their team helped make this a positive experience, rather than a nightmare which could so easily have been the case. Finally, we were particularly pleased with LJ’s approach to problem solving. As with any project, we came across problems and made changes to our original specification, but these were dealt with intelligently and with good humour.

We found LJ Developments through the Federation of Master Builders, rather than through personal recommendation. Their quote was not the cheapest but it was probably more realistic than others and, above all, we have been delighted with their professionalism and their work. We would not hesitate to recommend them to others."

The Peel Family, Chewton Mendip

"Lee and Jaz have just completed the building of a detached house for us. We obtained several quotations for the project, it was not a straighforward total build because we wanted a timber frame construction, some parts of the build we wanted to use our own tradesmen and do some parts of the build ourselves. This is where the other builders fell by the wayside. Lee and Jaz were extremely helpful with advice and their flexibility.

Our decision to give them the job was the start of what has resulted in us now having a beautiful house for our retirement. Their work has been to a very high standard and excellent sub-contractors. Anyone who is considering LJ Developments for their project would be more than welcome to see the lovely house we now have. Lee and Jaz came to us on recommendation and we would not hesitate to recommend them to others and we would certainly employ them again."

Roger & Carol Jones

"LJ Developments have been enlarging and modernising my bungalow during the first half of this year, 2012. The project was managed by LJ Developments leaving me, the customer, with just the minimum amount of work and organising to do.

They have approached the build in a professional and methodical manner and have successfully dealt with many unforeseen problems on the way. The finished result is, as you would expect from a top-class builder, excellent. The team employed are craftsmen who take a pride in their work and do their best to please the customer.

I have no hesitation in recommending LJ Developments to anyone for their building project. I have no doubts they will return as good a product and service as they have for me."

George & Anna Govier

"We have just completed a six month extension project which has doubled the size of our home. It's fair to say that we are old hands at renovation, but this is the first time we have taken on a building enterprise. We had drawn up a shortlist of local builders when we received a letter of introduction from LJ Developments. After an exploratory meeting, we engaged them for the job.

It was one of the best decisions we have taken in a decade. They have proved themselves to be builders of the highest quality and it has been a joy to work with them. Punctuality - the steel grey van would draw up at precisely 7.45am each morning. Industry - as a team, they keep to their task until the job is done. Organisation - supplies arrive in steady order as each phase of the project proceeds. Initiative and flexibility - we had several hitches, not least an ancient wall to be under-pinned - but each hurdle was tackled and surmounted. Jaz and Lee bring in subcontracted tradesmen - electrician, tilers, plasterers, floorlayers - all of whom work to the same highest standards.

I refrain from extending my praises lest they weaken my testimonial. Let me simply say that we will miss this admirable team of skilled craftsmen but they left behind marvellous evidence of their six months' labours. I would be more than happy to show any future LJ Developments clients our home: it is the least repayment for their excellent services."

John Skinner

"This is to confirm that Lee Francis has worked for my company EUP Properties Ltd, on a number of construction sites in and around Glastonbury, over the last five years. Most recently we promoted him to Project Manager on a development which has undergone numerous problems, and he looked after the project for us for eighteen months through to completion.

He liaised with and organised all the trades and supply companies, utility companies and building inspectors, as the project involved building ten flats and maisonettes from scratch.

We have found Lee's work to be of a high standard, he has always been very helpful and direct and I am happy to recommend him to anyone wanting a professional and competent builder or project manager."

Antony van Laast M.B.E.