Design & Build

From conception, design, planning, construction through to completion, Living Needs can offer you a one stop shop for all of your building projects.

We specialise in the provision of high-quality construction work in the North Devon area. Whether you want to renovate an entire property, build an extension, or breathe new life into an existing room, our teams of professional tradesmen offer the same excellent standard of finish on every project. Our aim is to deliver your vision of the perfect home, and we won’t leave until you’re happy with every aspect of the build.

We cover all aspects of internal refurbishments, ranging from complete renovations, conversions, extensions, to decorating, bespoke joinery and carpentry. In fact, for any building work you require on your home, we should be able to help. And all our projects, whatever the size, come with the same level of customer care.

  • Complete house refurbishments
  • Single and double storey extensions
  • Loft conversions
  • Structural work, ground works and drainage
  • Kitchens and Bathrooms
  • Plumbing and Electrics (including under floor heating)
  • Plastering and Decorating
  • Sash window restoration and installation
  • Bespoke Joinery
  • Garden rooms
  • All aspect of landscaping
  • Minor repair works
  • All types of flooring

While our primary concern is the quality of the finished project, what stands Living Needs Design & Build apart from its competitors is our focus on customer service. From day one we’ll guide you through the complexities of the build by offering expert advice, constant communication and genuine enthusiasm for the job, so changing the look of your home becomes an enjoyable experience rather than a stressful one.

We’re so proud of our success to date, which has been mainly from clients recommending their family and friends and repeat business. People appreciate being placed at the centre of the process. Right from the moment Living Needs supplies you with a quote, we will be on hand to answer any of your queries, offer advice and keep you fully informed about what’s happening inside your home.

Everything we do is carried out by our own team of workmen, which ensures the quality of workmanship complies with our rigorous finishing standards. Any aspect of the build that requires specialists, such as electrics and gas, is sub-contracted to specific local independent companies that we’ve built strong links with, so you can be assured that every aspect of the build is certified and completed to the highest standards. All of our sites are also covered by fully comprehensive contract works and public liability insurance.

If you would like a free no obligation consultation on any project for your home, simply call us on 01271 374600 to arrange a FREE home survey.

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Contact Us

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About Us

Learn about who we are, see examples of what we have done & hear directly from our customers about their experiences

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Easy Access Bathing

If you have mobility issues, learn how removing the bath and creating a large level access showering area can help you to use your bathroom safely and easily again

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Mobility Aids

Learn more about the many products on the market which are of a high quality and stylish finish that help you maintain your independence and dignity for longer.

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Home Adaptations

With over 25 years of building experience, we can adapt your home to make it suit your changing needs. Learn more about what we can do.

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Care Homes

Whether you need a complete refurbishment or updating of your current facilities, we can provide bathrooms for assisted bathing that conform to latest safety standards.

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All of our work is guaranteed

Living Needs, Solutions for Independent Living

Reassuringly experienced and dependable, Living Needs is the only bathing specialist in Devon who are members of the Master Builder’s Federation and hold the Trustmark.

Living Needs are on the approved list of contractors for various local councils and housing associations across Cornwall, Devon and Somerset.

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Members of Federation of Master Builders

The Federation of Master Builders

The Federation of Master Builders is the UK's largest trade association in the building industry.  Established in 1941 to protect the interests of small and medium-sized building firms, the FMB is independent and non-profit-making, lobbying continuously for members’ interests at both national and local levels.

The FMB is a source of knowledge, professional advice and support for its members. The FMB also offers advice to consumers via its 'find a builder' and 'check a member' web pages giving you peace of mind that your project will be handled professionally.

FMB's mission is that "Our construction companies are uniquely placed in the construction market to deliver the highest quality and best value to clients."

Trust Mark: Government Endorsed Standards


TrustMark is a Government-backed quality mark which operates a framework under which 26 scheme operators work in the Repair, Maintenance and Improvement sector, including trade associations, local government trading standards teams, and independent scheme operators.

These schemes are approved to carry the TrustMark logo and recruit reputable and trustworthy tradesmen. This enables the TrustMark scheme operators to promote improved standards, and tackle related issues such as better enforcement. All of these scheme operators are audited annually by TrustMark, to ensure processes, standards and complaint procedures are being maintained.

Our Opening Hours

Monday                   9am to 5pm

Tuesday                   9am to 5pm

Wednesday             9am to 5pm

Thursday                 9am to 5pm

Friday                       9am to 5pm

Saturday                  9am to 3pm

Sunday                     Closed

Bank Holidays        Closed

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