Starting my building career as an apprentice plasterer with one of the best craftsman in the North Devon, I learnt that precision was a very important quality in this environment. Whether it be a complicated moulded cornice ran in situ or something as simple as a traditionally plastered wall, I always had that attention to detail.

Four years later, I began working for a construction firm where I put myself back into college and onto a bricklaying course. I realised at this point that this is where I wanted to take my career.

After several years of learning the trade and gaining experience, I set up my own business 'Duck Egg Construction'. Since trading, Duck Egg Construction has undertaken a variety of works including barn conversions, bespoke new builds, structural works and extensions, and these can be seen in our case studies. 

Over the years we have developed a strong, friendly and reliable team who together, complete our jobs to an exceptionally high standard. 

We are proud of our work but more importantly we enjoy meeting new clients and the results we achieve.

Ben Lawson

Duck Egg Construction

Trades offered

Builder general
Barn Conversions
General extension
Bathroom fitter
Carpenter and Joiner
General carpentry
House Builder
New build
Kitchen installation
Painter and Decorator
Interior decorating

Case studies

New Build

  • 09 Sep 2021
  • Berry Down, North Devon

Structural works and renovation

  • 13 Aug 2020
  • Combe Martin, North Devon

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Customer testimonials

11 Apr 2022

Our project required several new skills to be mastered and problem solving due to the location of the build. Ben overcame all the issues, always making sure tasks were completed carefully and properly. Good job done! - Richard Stanbury

Berry Down, North Devon.

28 Mar 2022

Duck Egg Construction are reliable, clean, tidy and complete their job to a very high standard. We were very satisfied with the end result. We have already booked Ben and his team for our next project. Thank you Ben. - Cook Partners

Pickwell, Georgeham, North Devon

07 Feb 2022

Ben is a very professional builder and his attention to detail is 5 star and when at the end of the build he came back to finish the snagging very prompt. I would recommend him to anyone. Thanks Ben - Richard May

Marwood, North Devon

02 Oct 2021

Duck Egg construction were excellent throughout the rebuilding of our house. The works to be completed were taxing as the site was on a steep incline with limited access. Ben managed the whole project expertly and I highly reccomended his company to anyone looking for a builder you can trust. - M Hipgrave

Combe Martin, North Devon