Recommendations from our clients

If you’re looking for recommended builders, take a look at our client testimonials…

Eller How

Renovating the kitchen area in our traditional Lakeland stone home was not straightforward to design..... Dual aspect low casement windows and limited wall space didn't exactly help to begin with. THI Ltd. worked patiently and professionally with me to create the desired result using the skills of their small team of quality craftsmen who approached all aspects of the project with reliable efficiency and consideration. Thank You!
Mrs J Longden

Low House, residential conversion

A project to convert two historic cottages into one luxury residence, while maintaining their character and charm, was always going to be a challenge. The addition of a sun room with panoramic views and a large detached garage added to the project’s complexity. However the end result is a home with 21st century luxury, coupled with all the features of a Lakeland Cottage. Well done T.H.I Ltd!
Roddy Gale, owner Low House

Renovation Great Langdale

Jim Troughton has done various jobs for me over the last 12 years, commercial and domestic, including two major bathroom renovations. I've always found him to be totally professional and very competent. All jobs were completed on time and to budget and the quality of work is exceptional. Jim has employed the same small team of quality tradesmen for many years, which means you can be confident of getting the same high standard of work on every job. Jim is happy to take charge of the whole project, leaving the customer with the peace of mind to know that the job will be done properly and the site returned to the customer in a clean and tidy condition – very important in Cumbria where the job may be a holiday home where the owner cannot be on site continuously. I am currently undertaking a major bungalow renovation and I had no hesitation once again in trusting Jim and his team to do the work.
Terry Graham, Great Langdale

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.

The Coach House

Dear Jim. At the end of what we might call phase one of the work, Margaret and I would like to express our appreciation of your workforce for their careful and excellent work. They are a credit to the trade where so often customers are left unhappy. Cheerful, responsive, clean and thorough in their work, they are a pleasure to have around and we shall have no hesitation in using you again when we have a plan for the outer office and utility room. It is also a great pleasure to have doors that fit and close properly.
Keith and Margaret

The Epicentre, commercial development

The work to transform an old café in the centre of Ambleside into a state of the art retail outlet involved major construction work, in a very restrictive site, but it was completed on time and on budget and exceeded our expectations. The accolade for Best Commercial Project in the North West was richly deserved by T.H.I Ltd.
Corrie Taylor, Chairman & MD Bradshaw Taylor Ltd.

Victorian terraced house

We are delighted with our Victorian terraced house after a complete renovation by THI. It was a major job as the house had been neglected for many years, but the project was very well managed with minimum stress for us. It was carried out by a skilled workforce who were always polite and cheerful. Neighbours have commented on their considerate approach in minimising disruption to adjoining properties. We benefited greatly from the expert knowledge and advice of Jim and Paul, who were enthusiastic and careful to get things right, while keeping within budget. We would have no hesitation in highly recommending THI for any home improvements.
Lynne Clitheroe

Windermere Marina

Troughtons did a fabulous job on our property. Their attention to detail and design input together with their craftsmanship, transformed a rundown 1960's flat into a wonderful modern living space. Throughout the work their team were friendly, helpful, conscientious and reliable. It's not just me who is impressed by the quality of the finish, I've also had comments from the visitors who have stayed there too.
Cathy Bateman, Marina Boathouse, Windermere

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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