We are a family run business with over forty years experiance. We specilise in lime rendering, lime plastering, cob and stone work. Working on listed and older properties. We work with locally respected and trusted sub contractors providing a comprehensive building service in the Bideford and N. Devon area. Below is a list of the services we provide:
Listed Building Work
Lime Plastering
Lath & Plastering
Cob & Stone Work
Traditional Sash Windows
First & Second Fix Carpentary
Loft Conversions
Barn Conversions
Garage Conversions

Trades offered

Handyman and maintenance
Insurance Work (Fire/Flood/Damage)
Builder general
Barn Conversions
Garage conversions
General extension
Floor tiling
Wall tiling
Listed Buildings/Heritage
Listed Buildings specialist
Painter and Decorator
Interior decorating

Case studies

Conversion of a conservatory into on-suite bedroom.

  • 14 Mar 2018

We recently converted a conservatory into an en-suite bedroom. We worked from concept to conpletion on this project. From clearing all internal stone walls forming beds in the old conservatory, taking up floor, finding main drain, laying new underground drainage with inspection chamber. Building internal timber frame, taking out timber French doors, knocking down front wall, rebuilding front wall incorporating new bi-fold doors. New flat roof, insulation through out, building new en-suite wet room, fitting new glass door to en-suite, oak engineered floor in bedroom, with a tiled floor in en-suite with under floor heating. All internal decorations.

Restoration of a Grade 2* listed property damaged by fire.

  • 14 Mar 2018

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Customer testimonials

30 Oct 2018

Testimonial for Ray Patt, builder I was in contact with Ray Patt between April and October regarding building work on the two bedroomed terraced house I had recently moved into. The work involved significant alteration to the downstairs of the property including the removal of a load bearing wall, creating and opening in another wall and the repositioning of access to an understairs storage area. The job entailed co-ordination of various skilled workers and agencies: plumber, electrician, carpenters, architects and building control. He was also able to work around other teams carrying out jobs arranged by me including flooring specialists and a stove installer. From the outset, Ray fully understood our requirements and could see the potential issues in advance and make me aware of them. Throughout the process, Ray was always contactable. I could phone up and discuss matters with him and he was a good listener; on many occasions he would come back to me with a solution having considered a problem raised in a previous conversation. He and his team were highly professional. They worked very quickly but with an attention to detail that I have found to be quite rare. I am absolutely delighted with the finished results. Ray was very generous of his time and advice – I feel that through our conversations I have learnt a lot! An indicator of Ray’s commitment to satisfying the needs of the customer can be seen in his ability to accommodate late changes to plans. Midway through the project I discussed the removal of an in-built log store from the living room: the next day the store was gone, the plug socket re-sited and the wall rebuilt. Ray always kept me up to date with the progress of the work and any changes to the original estimate. I would recommend Ray Patt to anyone wishing to have any type of building work carried out without any reservation. Andrew Westward Ho! - Andrew

Westward Ho! Devon

14 Mar 2018

“Ray and his team did a first class job with the decorating at our property in Appledore. The preparation carried out was evident in the finished job and we were delighted with his work. Our property was left clean and tidy and the price quoted was the price we paid. In addition, we welcomed Ray’s considered approach to the use of sympathetic materials for the exterior of our property, taking into account its age and the best way to preserve the exterior finish. In conclusion, we wouldn’t fail to recommend Ray to others.” - Lisa & Keith

Appledore Devon

12 Mar 2018

Dear Sir, To whom it might concern. Testimonial for Ray Patt Builders & Decorators I write to acknowledge the excellent workmanship of Ray Patt at our newly purchased historic house in Devon. Over the last 18 months Ray Patt have carried out several projects for us. These include: ?complete external and internal decorations ?areas of lime and cob rendering ?areas of re-inforced rendering around flues and chimney breasts, ?including re-?pointing, new lead works, soakers and flashings ?new metal roofing and joists to our extensive garage, including removals of historic ?asbestos roofing ?preparatory works and blockwork at jambs for our new garage door ?replacement of rotten timber lintels, installation of new, and associated re-?rendering For a small firm they have displayed a great knowledge of historic buildings and, in addition, modern methods of construction. They have always been there and on time, and also on budget. Clean, tidy and technically helpful. For this summer I have retained them to completely replace my annex roof currently covered in asbestos cement tiles with a new covering of Brasilian slate, new leads, insulation, etc. I thoroughly recommend them. C.C.W. Bracey RIBA Architect (retired) - Chris

Northam Devon