About us

Troughtons Builders (T.H.I Ltd), local builders for the Lake District, Cumbria, and the North West.

We are a local firm of master builders working in Cumbria, the Lake District and the North West.

Established in 1988, we are proud members of the Federation of Master Builders, with award winning projects that show our commitment to excellent standards on every building project.

We specialise in the restoration and refurbishment of historic properties throughout the North West of England but particularly in Cumbria, Lancashire and the Lake District.

Sympathetic extensions to traditional Lakeland buildings are a common part of our work, but we are equally well known as building contractors for new properties.

We work with a full range of local trades and skilled craftsmen, including general builders, joiners, plumbers, electricians, stone masons, plasterers and decorators. All of them are fully accredited with the appropriate professional body.

Our team has considerable experience of working on traditional restoration and refurbishment projects, and we can offer a full site management service for your project.

We work closely with architects and surveyors to get every detail of a build exactly right, and we can provide advice for planning purposes prior to work commencing.

Whether you are looking to secure professional, reliable contractors for renovations, refurbishments, extensions, conversions or new builds, we are happy to provide a quote.

Please also see our client testimonials and recent projects.


  • Swindale

    Troughton's is a family firm and after working on our property throughout 2015 and 2016, we feel honoured to have been part of this family during the renovation / conversion of our property. During 2015 when the farmhouse was being renovated we were still living in Lincoln. Despite the distance, Jim and Paul Troughton kept us regularly informed on progress, on decisions to be taken and sent us regular photographs. Jim not only acted as a builder but full project manager and his son Paul was instrumental in design choices ensuring a beautiful finished product. Without even asking for many of the features we now have, Jim sourced traditional stone flags for our fire places and some floored areas, plus traditional looking timbers and slates for window trusses and sills. Jim knows exactly how our old farmhouse and barn conversion should look. His own staff have a wide range of skills and where necessary he used skilled sub-contractors. The quality of everyone's work has been faultless and I cannot recommend them highly enough. Every member of staff working on our property has been courteous, polite and friendly at all times. The Troughton Home Improvements team have produced a beautiful home for us. It is truly our dream house.

Federation of Master Builders membership

Logo: Federation of Master Builders membershipWe’re proud members of the Federation of Master Builders, and one of only a few membership firms in Cumbria. Their code of Practice sets out the standard practices expected of the best builders in the industry and we always work to meet, if not exceed, them.

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Sovereign Approved Contractor

Logo: Sovereign ContractorWe are Sovereign approved contractors. This means that we are able to carry out damp proofing, tanking, and timber treatment work with insurance backed guarantees to give you extra peace of mind.

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