LJV construction were successful in a bid to win a large refurbishment project in a tender for Aberystwyth University.
The works involved the full internal refurbishment of Iris De Freitas room, a large study space which forms part of the University Library. Works involved, full strip out, replacement of all windows, curved acoustic ceilings, intelligent lighting, automatic ventilation, concealing of services, creation of glazed study spaces, floor finishes and decoration.
Luke and his team had not worked for the University before and it was with some trepidation on both sides when awarding such a large and prominent scheme. These worries were soon put to rest when works commenced with a professional site set up quickly established and a work ethic that took us all by surprise. This service continued throughout the scheme with resources on demand as required, producing work to high quality standards whilst maintaining a high level of communication throughout, providing regular updates and dealing with any unforeseen issues or changes promptly and professionally.
The scheme was completed to programme and within the budget. Aberystwyth University is delighted with the new up to date facility and looks forward to the opportunity of working with LJV again in the future.
Andrew Thomas, Improvements Manager (Historic Buildings), Aberystwyth University, 2nd April 2020
It is a pleasure to write a few words about Luke Veasey and his company LJV Ltd.
LJV Ltd undertook a capital project at Canolfan Arad Goch in the centre of Aberystwyth having won the contract through a rigorous tender process; the project was funded by through grants from the Arts Council, Ceredigion County Council and the Welsh Government.
LJV Ltd were was keen and enthusiastic for the work. Our project was to remodel and rebuild the reception and public areas of Canolfan Arad Goch so was different from other contracts the company had undertaken; Luke and his team were determined to make it work – and succeeded.
There wasn’t one day during the contract period when there weren’t people from the team on site; the work of the company’s staff and subcontractors was planned and coordinated well. Luke managed the project and if any problems arose he came to the site almost immediately to solve them; since the end of the contract period he’s reacted quickly to overcome any snags. LJV worked to budget and to schedule.
In addition to their efficiency Luke is a good, genuine person to work with. We enjoyed his company and that of his staff and their work ethos and their attention to detail are beyond question.
Mae’n bleser gen i lunio ychydig o eiriau am waith Luke Veasey a’i gwmni LJV Ltd.
Fe ymgymerodd LJV Ltd â phrosiect adeiladu yng Nghanolfan Arad Goch yng nghanol tref Aberystwyth ar ôl ennill y cytundeb drwy broses gaffael drylwyr; arianwyd y gwaith drwy grantiau gan Cyngor y Celfyddydau, Cyngor Sir Ceredigion a Llywodraeth Cymru.
Roedd Cwmni LJV Ltd yn awyddus ac yn frwdfrydig dros y gwaith o ailfodelu ac ailadeiladu ardal gyhoeddus y dderbynfa yng Nghanolfan Arad Goch. Roedd y prosiect hwn yn wahanol i brosiectau eraill roedd y cwmni wedi ymgymryd â nhw; roedd Luke a’i griw yn benderfynnol o wneud i’r prosiect weithio – ac fe lwyddan’ nhw.
Doedd dim un diwrnod yn ystod cyfnod y cytundeb pan nad oedd rhywun o’r tîm ar y safle; roedd gwaith y cwmni a’i is-gontractwyr wedi’i gynllunio a’i gydlynnu yn dda iawn. Rheolwyd y prosiect gan Luke ei hun ac os cododd unrhyw broblemau fe ddaeth i’r safle heb oedi i’w datrys; ers diwedd y cyfnod adeiladu mae wedi ymateb yn gyflym i oresgyn unrhyw fan broblemau.
Yn ogystal ag effeithlonrwydd y Cwmni mae Luke yn berson da a chydwybodol i gydweithio ag ef. Fe wnaethon ni fwynhau ei gwmni a chwmni’i gydweithwyr; mae eu hethos gwaith a’r sylw maen nhw’n rhoi i fanylion yn ddigwestiwn.
Jeremy Turner – Cyfarwyddwr Artistig / Artistic Director, Cwmni Theatr Arad Goch, 3rd April 2020
We are so very pleased by the work done by LJV. They are deserving of the trust we placed upon them and I have no hesitation in recommending them. We look forward to living in our lovely new extension”.
H & R Morphew, Llanfihangel y Creuddyn, 15th April 2019
Luke and his staff have done some excellent repairs to our house over recent months which have resolved some longstanding problems for us. Their prices are reasonable and the service helpful, friendly and reliable. We highly recommend LJV Construction.
Mae Luke a’i staff wedi gwneud gwaith trwsio ardderchog ar ein tŷ dros y misoedd diwethaf, gan ddatrys problemau hir dymor i ni. Mae eu prisiau’n rhesymol a phawb yn barod eu cymwynas, yn gyfeillgar ac yn ddibynadwy. Rydyn yn argymell adeiladwyr LJV yn uchel iawn.
G & C Jones, Bow Street, 5th February 2019
We were very impressed by Luke’s rapid response to come and quote for our kitchen roof and other jobs, the thoroughness of the quote and then the speed and quality of the work done. Any changes and additions were easily accommodated and all in all it was a very easy and stress free process from start to finish. We highly recommend them.
S & I Thomas, Borth, 8th October 2018
Luke, Amanda and the team have done two ‘jobs’ for us during 2018. We now have a new roof and our rather sorry breeze block shed – that houses our borehole pump and other services – is now insulated, rendered, glazed and sparkling. We were really impressed with the quality of workmanship and attention to detail that Luke and his team delivered: fantastic lead work, they took real pride and care laying and fitting the slate work and Velux windows on our new roof. Luke and Amanda have been really easy to work with: There has been an easy flow of communication and responsiveness. When we asked for other things to be done whilst they were here the answer was ‘Yes’ and they completed these extras at the same time as the main ‘jobs’. It was a pleasure to have the ‘crew’ here on a daily basis for a month! Luke and the ‘gang’ know what they are doing and are lovely to have around. We are looking forward to working with them next year on the next phases of building our home.
A Villar-Hauser & L Williams, Cwm Rheidol, 19th August 2018
We have used LJV for a number of jobs on our cottage, the most recent being our extension. I cannot recommend these guys highly enough. They turn up everyday as expected, work really hard whilst they are here and leave the property clean & tidy. They are also really friendly. Luke oversees all the work and maintains regular contact to ensure we are happy with the work. They managed to fit in all additional jobs we threw at them as and when they cropped up and nothing was ever to much trouble.
T & R Phillips, Ystumtuen, 24th July 2018
The Beast from the East arrived in early March as did Luke and the ‘Boys’. The task quite simple, just put an extension on the back of Trefran to accommodate a garden room, toilet and downstairs bathroom. Problems ahead were numerous ranging from atrocious weather, enough to blow down a breeze block wall on one day, and the back wall of the house festooned in pipes, drains, t.v. cables and an underground oil pipe!
Having his own staff spanning all the trades required for a complex project proved a Godsend, removing the irritation of waiting for outside contractors ensured relatively smooth progress. Yes, there were times when nothing seemed to happen but these were mainly caused by a major hiccup when the panoramic window (11’ wide) arrived too small – not Luke’s fault. The next attempt was thwarted by scratched glass. At the third attempt – magic! We now have a fantastic view straight down the Aeron valley.
Getting to know ‘The Boys’ was a pleasure and to appreciate how Luke was providing the opportunities, particularly for the apprentices, for them to further their careers.
We are delighted with the extension and commend Luke and his Team, ably assisted by Amanda, to anyone considering a building project.
J & R Griffiths, Bwlchllan, Lampeter, 20th July 2018
Thank you very much Luke Veasey and staff. Great job done, staff worked hard fair play. Got the job done and finished within the timescale that was agreed in the beginning. Halfway through the job, I asked for a few extra jobs doing like building some walls etc and they were no problem for Luke and his staff, They done the extra jobs at the same time. There was a couple of small bits that I asked to get re-done at the end of the job and the boys came back and put these bits right, no quibbles. I’m very happy with the work done overall, Our swimming pool area and steps is completely transformed and looks so much better now. I will definitely be asking Luke again when we next need some building work doing.
Green Valley Leisure LTD
Pen-Y-Wern Holiday Home Park, 24th June 2018
Luke Veasey was prompt, polite and professional in all of our dealings with him, during our renovations. His staff are the same, they turn up early and leave when the job is done. They are all very friendly and treated our home with total respect not like a building site. Nothing was too much trouble for Luke and his lads. He even arranged a Tiler to come out at 7am on a Sunday when the other trades let us down. He came to the rescue a few times when the other trades messed up on the job. The finish of the renovations was exactly what we wanted and they always cleaned up after themselves. His pricing was more than reasonable when compared with other quotes. He always visits the work his staff have done to ensure that we were happy with it and it was up to his standards. Best of all, they have made a house our home, I can’t thank them all enough!
We would use them again in any project. I would recommend them highly, without hesitation or reservation.
J & A Woods, Maesheli, Penparcau, 20th May 2018
Luke and the team helped address a problem with rotting floor timbers for us earlier in the year. The problem was quite extensive and when Luke came to look at it he was keen not only to repair the damage but also understand what was causing the issue so that that could be addressed to ensure the problem did not reoccur. We also had a surveyor look at the problem and Luke was happy to come back and discuss the surveyor’s report and agree the work to be undertaken. Both the replacement of the timbers and the repairing of the outside drain/creation of a new gully was undertaken and this was done professionally and tidily. The team were responsive to additional requests to plaster two of the walls in the room and the again the workmanship for this was of a high quality. We were very pleased with the work done and I would certainly recommend them not only for their building skills but for the approachable and accommodating manner that things were dealt with.
R Jones, Alexandra Rd, Aberystwyth, 30th December 2017
I must say I was impressed by the professional way the work was initially structured and in its overall execution. I look forward to you carrying out the additional concreting work as soon as possible.
M Humphreys, Clarach Rd, 4th November 2017
We have recently moved to an old cottage just outside of Aberystwyth, which was in need of various building/upgrading works. LJV Construction quoted promptly and we asked them to carry out the required works. Luke’s workmen came promptly every day for nearly three weeks and worked solidly everyday to get the work completed. They were always very friendly, approachable and updated us at the end of each day as to how the works were going and what was left to complete. In addition, they always tidied up at the end of each day, which was an absolute bonus! Luke kept in regular contact via email whilst the works were being carried out to ensure that we were happy with how things were being carried out. I would have no hesitation in recommending Luke and his team to anyone and it’s nice to know that there is a reliable and friendly building service in Aberystwyth.
T Phillips, Ystumtuen, 5th October 2017
All the work was completed on time and to budget. Communication was excellent – Luke was always available to discuss any problems and came up with some good solutions when needed. Very happy with the job done.”
S Hastings, Llanbadarn Fawr, 26th September 2017
LJV Construction recently replaced my garage roof.
Luke and his workmen were very prompt, friendly and efficient and wasted no time in getting the job done in a day.
I’m extremely pleased with the work done and I can highly recommend the company.
G Thomas, Penrhyncoch, 18th May 2017
We would like to thank Luke and the workmen of LJV Construction who, despite adverse weather conditions, managed to complete our roofing job without a hitch. Luke monitored the works and kept us in the picture throughout the project. Well done to you all. Nice to know there is an excellent construction company out there.
D Ryan, Llanbadarn, 23rd March 2017
On behalf of Samaritans may I thank you for the work that you carried out on our branch. Thank you also in the generous donation that you gave to us via the work costing. It has been a real transition process and looks so much better. Thank you also for being so tidy.
Director, Samaritans Aberystwyth, 15th March 2017
I have recently had some paving slabs laid and steps re-built in my garden and I cannot praise Luke and his team highly enough for the excellent quality of the work and professional way in which it was carried out from start to finish.
Luke is very approachable, reliable and helpful, and his workmen are polite, considerate and friendly, and a pleasure to make tea for! The standard of their work was second to none and the site was always tidy at the end of every day.
What a gem LJV Construction is! I would have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone.
Rita Slade, Pen y Graig, Aberystwyth, 7th January 2017
The work was started and completed on time. Luke and his team worked efficiently to complete a huge amount of work each day they were on site, clearing up after themselves and leaving everything in a good state before finishing. They were very friendly, patient and approachable, and quickly responded to our many queries. They were considerate to our residential area, keeping the noise to a work minimum and not playing radios or smoking (which our neighbours commented on appreciatively). They also managed the sub-contractors (eg scaffolding) and dovetailed with other services (eg windows) very well to save us the anxiety of co-ordinating different elements. They dealt with ‘snagging’ details and put them right quickly without any difficulty. We were invoiced promptly and accurately for the work as it was completed in stages. We are delighted with the results – new roof and roofline, rebuilt chimney, external cladding, guttering and downpipes, all done to an exacting standard. They couldn’t have been more helpful and we recommend Luke and his team very highly indeed!
John & Lynne Blanchfield, Pen y Graig, Aberystwyth, 22nd December 2016
Having recently moved to Ceredigion, and needing several alterations and repairs done at my new house, Luke Veasey and his team have been very accommodating, helpful and professional towards getting the jobs done. With their polite and friendly attitude it has been a pleasure to have them working at my property over the past few weeks. The required work has now been completed to a very high standard, and the little extra jobs that almost always surface along the way have been taken care of with little compromise to the completion date, and the original quote.
I highly recommend Luke Veasey and his team – the way jobs are dealt with from the very beginning to the very end – and will certainly turn to him next time a building/construction project needs taking care of.
Jakob Fode, Llanafan, 10th November 2016
I have recently had some building work done at home. The house is partially rendered and the render was starting to fail. We needed to have the old render removed and it all to be replaced, sounds easy enough? The house is circa 1800’s and has an extremely high and intricate bell tower / chimney stack, so this job was not as simple as it sounds. Add to this, we live in a small rural community, not in a major catchment area for most builders.
I phoned several building companies to come and quote, some were not interested to travel, others said they would come and did not turn up, so what a pleasure when I contacted Luke Veasey Construction who said he would come out the next day to review the job. Luke arrive on time the following day, appraised the job and gave us a detailed written quotation within a couple of days.
The work commenced on schedule some weeks later – his employees were courteous, very professional and worked in a tidy manner, clearing up any debris each day. The job lasted for several weeks and has now finally concluded. As with all building jobs, there were unforeseen problems encountered which needed to be dealt with, throughout we were fully updated on what was needed to rectify the issues and what the costs would be. The workmanship and attention to detail particularly on the bell tower is highly commendable and I cannot thank Luke and his team enough. I would not hesitate to recommend LJV Construction for building work and will certainly use LJV again if I need further works to be undertaken.
Carol Collings, Cwmystwyth, 7th October 2016
Dear Luke, I just wish to convey my thanks for helping us out with our recent crisis. That one of the students in our house in Aberystwyth put his foot through the bottom of a bath full of water discharging it’s contents through the 2 floors below was bad enough, that it happened late on the Friday night of a bank holiday weekend constituted a crisis! In was faced with the loss of the only bath/shower in a student house 100 miles away, water dripping through ceilings and the electricity tripped.
Having been pleased with the quality of work of the garage conversion you did for us in 2013, I tried your number in desperation and was amazed when at 9pm you answered. Your speedy assessment was very reassuring, offering to provide an immediate electrical safety assessment as well as a damage assessment the following day.
In short, I considered your quote to have been sensible, and was very surprised when you updated me towards the end of the job that the work was slightly less complicated than expected, and as such you had revised the quote downwards.
To get a tradesman who is so honest, reliable and of excellent standard, is a rarity indeed, and without hesitation I would recommend you to others.
As a token of our appreciation for your help, feel free to use my reference in any way you wish, I am more than happy to be contacted by a prospective customer
Mark Jones, Cam Or Garnedd, 14th September 2016
Thank you for the excellent work done installing new replacement lintels. The work was completed in a friendly, professional manner, a credit to your company. I also complement you on the clarity of your quote and the setting out in detail the steps required to complete the project. The scaffolding company used were of the highest standard along with your staff and in addition you personal visit to site to sign off the project is a mark of a sound company. Well done Luke, well done LJV construction.
Chris Allen, Cae Melyn – 18th August 2016
I would ilk to thank LJV Construction for delivering thoroughly professional job from inspection to completion. The works involved transforming my 1980’s bathroom into a stylish contemporary 21st century haven. Their attention to detail was exceptional and I found that they put every effort into the work, were reliable, courteous and delivered to a very high standard. I am really pleased with what was achieved and I would highly recommend LJV Construction to anyone who is looking to refurbish their home.
Nia Jeremiah, Bow St – 6th August 2016
When the outside of our house was being painted, it became apparent that some of the timber around the eaves needed renewal. LJV Construction were able to undertake this and some other maintenance work at very short notice. We are very grateful to them for their help, efficiency and the quality of their work.
Anonymous, Bow St – 15th July 2016
LJV Construction undertook work on our house involving replacing chimney lead, removing old render, re-rendering and finishing with masonry paint.
Throughout Luke Veasey supplied a clear, costed estimate, started work promptly and kept us informed about when each step of the work would be completed.
His employees were pleasant, friendly and very tidy – clearing up after each stage of the work. What is more, they always came when they said they would!
We were delighted with the conduct of the job and the high quality of workmanship achieved. We will not hesitate to call on Luke in the future.
JH and VB Rhydyfelin, Aberystwyth – 5th July 2016
Luke & his team have done several jobs for us, including a full loft renovation. We are always really pleased with the work. Luke & his team always carry out a very professional job & are always happy to give that extra bit of thought & care to their work. They follow instructions & are also happy to suggest ideas, which enhance the end result. Luke’s workers are always polite, friendly & clean up after themselves. Once a job is started, they commit & endeavour to finish as soon as possible. Overall, professional work with a professional attitude. Diolch yn fawr!
Zoe Pettinger, Devil’s Bridge, Aberystwyth – 4th July 2016
A lengthy refurbishment was reduced to an amazing 5 days by Luke’s team working from dawn till dusk. Always willing to meet any requirement!
Clive Williams, Clive Williams Opticians, Aberystwyth – 1st July 2016
We have been more than satisfied with the work Luke and his team have put into our new house – a high standard of workmanship undertaken with competence, care and cleanliness. They are all honest, polite and easy to deal with and we would heartily recommend LJV construction to anybody seeking a reliable builder.
David Jeremiah, Newbuild Llanbadarn – 22nd June 2016