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.


  • 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

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.

Read more

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.

Read more