“Something that makes you stand out from others is that I would classify you as intelligent builders, all the team had great communication skills and were a joy to work with. Barry’s knowledge, technical and project management skills are superb and was the reason that the project was a success, particularly considering he did not have any drawings or plans to work to. So much could have gone wrong but it didn’t.”

C Pill

“Building Devon built our new home on a site with difficult access in the middle of Exeter. Barry and his team overcame all obstacles to deliver a first class project. The house meets the exacting PassivHaus construction standard and the quality of finish is excellent. I have 40 years’ experience in design and construction and Building Devon is one of the best contractors I’ve worked with –helpful, friendly and a pleasure to work with.”

M Brookes

“Building Devon converted our attic space into two bedrooms with en suites, and added a dining room on the ground floor of our home. Throughout this time we found the team to be professional and approachable.  The quality of workmanship has often been commented on by visitors to our home, and I have no hesitation in recommending Building Devon to any of our friends and family!”

S Brown

“We are very pleased with the work that was carried out by Building Devon, which was to a high standard, bringing in experienced specialists where appropriate. It was very easy to communicate with Barry and Jason in terms of the overall project planning as well as on a day-to-day basis and they made useful suggestions on improving aspects of the design which had a positive impact on the living space.”

Mrs M Stephens

“Two rundown, granite built Victorian cottages and an ambitious plan to convert them into a beautiful, low energy passive house; that was my project. Three previous builders had refused the project as too technically complex but Barry grasped the challenge and Building Devon excelled. A real achievement and one of only a handful of such conversions in the world. Reliable, hardworking meticulous and conscientious; I now recommend building Devon to everyone who comes to view our home.”  


“Hi Barry and Jason, I just wanted to thank you for all your input into the Build at Laurel Dene (new name for The Beeches!).  Your attention to detail really paid off when it came to the air pressure test coming in at 1.98. The building inspector (who had continually praised you for your standard of workmanship throughout the course of the build) said he personally had never seen an air pressure test result that low before. Many thanks for all yours and your teams work.  I look forward to working with you again.”

Bernie Sloane

“Many thanks for the excellent work carried out by Barry and Jason on our kitchen extension. The work was carried out in a professional manner on time and cleanly. The site operatives were very polite and a pleasure to have on site. I would recommend them and certainly engage them again.”

Jim Jux

“Just to say thank you to you both for doing such a great job on the house.  It all looks so good – you would never know the breakfast room was a garage it fits in so well!  The garage is a great addition and looks perfect (good enough to move into!!).  So thanks to everyone who has worked on the house and garage as the attention to detail has made all the difference to the final finish.  It’s been a pleasure working with everyone and I have loved being in the thick of it.  So when we want some more work/next project we will know where to get the job done.”


“Building Devon have built us a curved timber framed structure and made it airtight to a Passivhaus standard – the gold standard in energy efficiency. The architect designed building included a curved rear wall, four wing shaped dormers, an atrium and a steel framed central core. All these elements presented significant constructional challenges. Without the team’s excellent skills, knowledge and experience we would not have the excellent result that we now have. As the building enters the second fix stage I will be inviting Building Devon to continue their involvement with this flagship project.”

Hugh and Avril

“Building Devon are no ordinary building firm. Each member of the team are highly experienced and skilled. Their incredibly high standards and attention to detail was reflected in every aspect of their work. The project ran not only to time but also to cost thanks to the proficiency of the project management. We have been delighted with our new kitchen and living area. The space designed by Living Space Architects, is beautiful and the quality of the finish is faultless.”

Chloe and Tom

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