A diversity of projects
successfully delivered

In November 1932 James Edgar Stacey acquired the business of Samuel Parsons, a respected architect and builder based in Holsworthy, North Devon, including the Inceworth Building Works premises, together with other premises in Holsworthy, Devon. Sam Parsons had designed and built the Methodist Chapel which stands alongside Inceworth Building Works.
In October 1959 J. E. Stacey & Co Ltd was incorporated, the business which has grown into the group of companies of which it is a part today. 

The company has been involved in many interesting and prestigious projects throughout the West Country. Upon reviewing the archives and records, here is some of the information the company holds today regarding many of those projects.

Holsworthy Memorial Hall

The construction in the early 1950s of a new Community Hall commemorating those from the town who served and were lost in the two World Wars; and the extension and remodelling of the Hall sixth years later! The company has also built community halls serving several villages throughout North Devon.

Westward Ho! Baptist Church

Construction of a new Church Building in Westward Ho!

Farmatic Biotech Energy UK

In 2002 J E Stacey & Co constructed the very first commercial BioGas Plant in the United Kingdom generating power from agricultural waste in a turn key collaboration with Farmatic Biotech Energy UK, a project which involved the construction of complex underground concrete structures. 

Holsworthy Sports Hall & Swimming Pool

The construction of a new sports hall and, some years later, a new indoor swimming pool for Torridge District Council. 

RHS Garden Rosemoor Gazebo

In order to save this at-risk historic building, which was situated within a housing estate within Great Torrington, it was painstakingly dismantled stone by stone and reconstructed for posterity within the gardens at RHS Rosemoor. Several further projects at RHS Rosemoor followed, including the development of The Eric Palmer Learning Centre.

Medical Centres in Stratton, Holsworthy, Tavistock and Bow

The construction of a purpose-built surgeries, some together with an on-site pharmacies, for GP Doctors’ practices in Devon and Cornwall.

Tregeare House, North Cornwall

In the 1990’s J E Stacey & Co undertook the complete re-ordering of Tregeare House – a Palladian Manor House in North Cornwall. This even involved cutting the existing elaborate staircase in half and re-orientating it within the entrance hall!

Restoration of Halwill Church

The Church at Halwill is a Grade II* listed building thought to have been built in the 14th Century or earlier, and the Tower is thought to be Saxon. We were contracted to re-roof the nave and porch of the building, including re-pointing to various areas. Specialist stoneworks repairs were also required and we were able to utilise the skillsets of our own trained masons and plumbers to carry out this delicate and sensitive restoration. Restoration works have also been undertaken to several other churches throughout North Devon.

Housing Developments

Housing estates for local authorities and Housing Associations throughout North and West Devon and North Cornwall.

Factory Units for English Estates

Advance factory units at various locations including Holsworthy, Bideford and Hatherleigh. 

Tamar Trading Company, Torrington, Bodmin & Bideford

The re-purposing of industrial premises for our associated form of Builders’ Merchants.

Wroes Department Store, Bude

The redevelopment and enlargement of a department store whilst is continued trading.

Stone Barn Renovations in Dartmouth

The complete renovation of a courtyard of stone barns to provide estate offices and ancillary accommodation to the main property. A district heating scheme powered by a biomass boiler was installed, and the work entailed extensive stonework alterations and specialist tanking works to create modern and functional interior spaces.

Torridge Vale Dairy

After the second world war J E Stacey & Co were involved in the development of Torridge Vale Dairy in Torrington, the now sadly missed producers of Rose of Torridge butter and cream. At this time the construction process was much more heavily labour intensive than it is today, and the company had as many as 200 tradesman and labourers on the books. 

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