Unit 2 Admiral Court, Nelson Road, Dartmouth TQ6 9HU


Our business is based on recommendations and our reputation and we thank all our clients for their honest feedback.

Here you will find a random selection of testimonials provided to us over the years of building and construction work in the area.


I would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the wonderful work you have done converting a very outdated property to something of sheer beauty and something that we are all incredibly proud of.
Throughout, your team have been truly professional and a delight to work with.
Especially in the final few months, where we wanted to use our home, while you were still making final adjustments, your team went to extreme lengths to ensure that we were able to use the house, moving your schedule, to fit the dates we were visiting. I have never seen so much flexibility and full understanding from any company.
The house looks beautiful and we would like to thank you all so, so much.

Ken & Chris Townsend, Dartmouth

Ciaran McClennon Construction recently completed an extension to our
Dartmouth home. His team worked tirelessly throughout, especially the initial excavation of the site, (estimated at 170 tonnes) which was particularly challenging due to restricted side access.

They were a friendly group of tradesmen very courteous and considerate
of their onsite clients.

The build was delivered on budget and we would like to thank them all
for the work done.

Ken & Chris Townsend


Ann Pelletier-Topping, Totnes

Ciaran Mcclennon rebuilt our kitchen extension in July-October 2017. It had been badly fitted and leaked through the light fittings. We were very impressed with the quality of the work carried out by the whole team. They involved us in all the decisions, and were very patient in explaining the details and making suggestions when needed.

The work was completed on time and the whole team made every effort to minimise dust and disruption. They were also very happy to work with the kitchen company we’d chosen and carried out first and second fixes for the kitchen as well. We’d definitely recommend them and wouldn’t hesitate to use them again.

Thank you very much indeed.

Ann & Nigel



Mary Nightingale, Dartmouth

I have nothing but praise for Ciaran and his team. They were hard working and enthusiastic, and did a terrific job. Ciaran took great care over every detail, and we are thrilled with the end result. I would happily use CMC again.

Thanks again for everything.

Mary Nightingale, ITN News

Nightingale & Fenwick

Mark Legard, Savills Exeter

I am pleased to confirm that we are happy with the work which you carried out for us at Blackpool House and Reed House, at Blackpool Sands.

Your initial costing and tender submission was comprehensive and reflected your Quantity Surveyor experience in preparing costs for this type of work.

Your Site Manager was thorough and experienced and approached the challenges of this type of work flexibly and conscientiously, and in a manner which “respected” the original and listed fabric.

The office back up and administration worked efficiently and courteously in managing and co-ordinating sub-contractors and suppliers and in ensuring that the timing of trades’ input was anticipated and the work executed on programme with sufficient flexibility to address instructions issued as the work proceeded and underlying condition revealed.

The work was completed to a high standard of finish and minor defects noted on completion addressed quickly.

Our clients would be pleased to show your clients the work which you implemented.

Yours sincerely

Mark Legard

Director, Rural, Energy & Projects Division, Savills


Mike Hauck, Dittisham

Ciaran McClennon recently completed an extension to our Devon Long House – a large thatched property.

We received, from the outset, a very detailed quotation which made it pretty easy to understand and track adjustments to the cost, as inevitably items were added and removed. This transparent process was most welcome and avoided any ‘misunderstandings’ on costs, so prevalent in the building trade.

The quality of the workmanship was excellent; in particular the extensive stone work on the walls which blended in perfectly with the original walls. There was also a considerable amount of oak carpentry which again was a very good match to the existing interior.

As a second home we were absent for most of the build and Ciaran has a very good sense of what works and what doesn’t. He was also very accommodating when changes were needed to be made.

Ciaran and his team were very professional and always willing to fulfil requests. We will certainly use them again and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to others.

Mike Hauck

Mike Hauck

Chris Caunce, Above Town

Ciaran's company has just finished my extension and he has done a first class job. It's rare to find a builder that cares and has an eye for detail, a true professional at the top of his game.

Chris Caunce

Chris Caunce

Sam Robinson, Ridge Hill

I am happy to speak to anyone that may be considering using your services to assist you in securing the work.

I confirm, as anyone can see, that you did an excellent job at Ridge Hill and the quality of finish was first class. I recently had a friend visit the house who is MD of a national developer and he commented that it was done to a high standard.

We also had a few issues with the build (not of your doing) and the fact that these issues were managed and the project finished on time is a credit to you and your team.

I would also mention that the team who worked at the house were friendly and always happy to help us with carrying items / putting furniture together etc which they had no need to do but I would like to think shows what a good team you had working on our house.

Finally where we have had some inevitable after completion works you have always been happy to deal and deal with expeditiously notwithstanding that you have moved on to other jobs and been paid!

Sam Robinson

Sam Robinson

LED Architects, Totnes

Ciaran has worked with LED Architects successfully on 2 projects and has been on our tender list for many others. We would be happy to recommend him to other architects and clients on the basis of our experience with him.

The quality of workmanship, management of building sites and programme management and client satisfaction has all been exceptional in our experience. Cost management is also a strength of the company, using an open book approach to his tenders / costings and assisting in decision making for contract variations.

Andrew Kirby RIBA

LED Architects

Qube Design Ltd, Dartmouth

We have worked with Ciaran of Ciaran McClennon Building Contractors on a number of development projects in Dartmouth and have found him to be an excellent team player, with an energetic work ethic, finishing projects on time and a good communicator.

Nigel & Di Collingswood

Qube Design Ltd, Dartmouth

Tony Fyson, Dartmouth

The Dartmouth Community Bookshop employed Ciaran McClennon to extend their premises in Higher Street and are very well pleased with the process and the result. We found the work was of a high quality and the approach to a very old building sensible and flexible. The development was relatively small but the site was awkward: the McClennon team members were helpful and co-operative. We found everyone we dealt with cheerful and polite, even in the face of our occasional changes of mind! To our great surprise, we did not have to lose a single day's trading throughout the three-month contract. This was a remarkable achievement for which we are very grateful.

Tony Fyson

Tony Fyson

Andrew Parkinson, Dartmouth

Ciaran McClennon have just finished a major renovation of my 1930's house which involved removing and replacing the roof and significant internal and external works.
Ciaran has assembled a crew of local craftsman and tradesman who work as a positive and cheerful team producing excellent results.
They were always timely, courteous and friendly to deal with, kept a tidy site and went out of their way to minimise the inevitable noise and disruption to our neighbours. At all stages Ciaran has remained personally involved and contributed many constructive suggestions to the unexpected problems that occurred during the build.
I would have no hesitation in recommending Ciaran for another project and would like to thank him and his team for the work done on this build.

Andrew Parkinson

Andrew Parkinson

Mary & Graham Lewis, Capton

We would like to thank you and your team for the very high standard of work undertaken at our Grade 2 listed property over the last few months. You did everything that you could to make the process as painless as possible for us in what was a fairly complex project, bearing in mind that we were living in the house.

It was a pleasure to work with you. Your knowledge and positive approach to solving any problems was much appreciated.
Should we need the services of a builder again in the future we would have every confidence in approaching you for an estimate of costs.

Good luck with the business and thank you for everything that you did for us.

With kind regards

Mary & Graham Lewis

Mary & Graham Lewis

John Caulfield, Above Town

We employed Ciaran and his team to completely renovate an old, derelict 1800's Dartmouth house and turn it in to a contemporary, luxurious home. The original house was completely stripped back to only it's outer shell. All internal walls and ceilings were replaced as was the roof. All windows and doors were changed, but replaced in keeping with the surrounding properties.

At the very outset I was impressed with Ciaran's attention to detail and his thoughtful and experienced input with the architects and ourselves as we sought to design the house of our dreams.

This attention to detail and seeking the perfect finish carried on throughout the 7 month process to complete the project.
His connections with the trades and a variety of suppliers ensured we were able to obtain all the fixtures and fittings we wanted.

Ciaran will probably not be the cheapest quote you will receive, but I doubt you will find a contractor more committed to quality and finish than Ciaran. If you want a top end renovation and demand a first class finish look no further, this is Ciaran's specialty.

John Caulfield

Kate & Ruth, Dittisham

Ciaran and his team of workers were with us for about 5 weeks while they carried out extensive work to the ground floor of our home. Despite the inevitable disruption we found Ciaran, and all his team to always be cheerful, courteous, helpful, hard working and totally professional.

We were kept totally up to date on progress and consulted on all important decisions. Ciaran was always available to talk thru any of our concerns (as were the team). They were consistently supportive and always communicated clearly and politely.

At the end of the process we are really pleased with the high quality of the work completed and the significant improvement made to our home.

Thank you to Ciaran and the team.

Kate & Ruth

Kate & Ruth

Alison, Strete

I just wanted to express my thanks for the work completed on my property and as requested I am more than happy to provide you with a reference for future clients.

Ciaran McClennon and his team completed a total renovation on my property which included a rear extension and internal structural alterations in accordance with architects plans.
The work was carried out efficiently and to a high standard of finish, with optimum consideration for costs and requirements. As with any project there were unforeseen circumstances and necessary changes to the project but all of this was dealt with successfully within a good time frame and with excellent communication.
I have completed various building projects with different companies but I would highly recommend Ciaran McClennon Building Contractors for other projects and would definitely use the company again



Mr & Mrs Shaw, Ridge Hill

We encountered Ciaran first while he was working on a neighbour’s property, and were impressed by the quality of his work and the way he handled our issues when some difficulties cropped up. We turned to him for a significant job we needed doing and were not disappointed. He scoped the job well and put in a realistic quote, consulted us appropriately while the work was in progress, liaised well with other contractors involved with the job, and delivered a very good result on time and to the budge agreed. We were well pleased.

Mr & Mrs Shaw

Mr P Shaw

Mr & Mrs Farr, Victoria Road

We have been very please with the work Ciaran has done for us, aided by his cheerful & courteous team. We would have no hesitation in recommending him as an excellent and helpful builder.

Mr & Mrs Farr


GJ Farr