Domestic and commercial building services for Cumbria and the Lake District

In this section of the website you can find out more about our recent projects, from general building and light structural work to commercial building renovations and traditional Lake District building projects.

We will keep this section updated with new projects that demonstrate the full range of our building work in Cumbria and the Lake District, we’ll also list details of those projects which have won industry awards, and testimonials from the clients we work with.

Each project has details of the brief given, the other professionals with whom we have worked, the range of skilled tradesmen required for the project, and the building work carried out. Please do refer to the picture galleries to get a better idea of the high standard of work we take pride in delivering.

Whatever the nature of your project, from new build to historic buildings that are centuries old, domestic to commercial, we are always happy to discuss your ideas and offer a quotation, so please do get in touch.

Please also refer to our historic building contractors page and our residential building services pages.

Boat House

Boat House, Windermere Marina, Lake District: full renovation of a unique boat house

The brief:

To renovate a unique Lake District boat house within a marina development on Lake Windermere and create a contemporary living space that’s also economical to run. The boat house itself sits directly under the living space.


Drummermire, Troutbeck, Lake District: a traditional building extension project

The brief:

We were contracted by Mr & Mrs Gratton to construct a ground floor kitchen extension for their traditional Lake District farmhouse. The design was by Christopher Rushton of Lakes Architects.

Eller How

Eller How, Ambleside, Lake District: a traditional building extension project

The brief:

To work alongside Martin Boyd Architectural Designs and convert a 1960s granny flat into a modern apartment for use by visiting family and friends. The apartment is attached to the main house but is self-contained.


The Epi Centre, Ambleside, Cumbria: a commercial retail development project

The brief:

To create a 21st century retail development out of an old café in the centre of Ambleside, working to plans drawn up by ADL Architects of Windermere.


Levens, Cumbria: a domestic kitchen/dining room extension project

The brief:

The brief was one of the most sought after requests that we now receive from our clients, that being an extension incorporating a kitchen and dining area.

Low Fold

Low Fold, Troutbeck, Lake District: a traditional building renovation project

The brief:

To renovate a traditional Lake District building, which was last updated in the 1960s, and to convert the attached granary building into a holiday home suitable for the luxury market.

Low House

Low House, Cartmel Fell, South Lakeland: a traditional building conversion project and Sun Room

The brief:

To convert two semi-detached Lakeland cottages into one large luxury home, and to extend sympathetically to create a spacious sun room that brings the outside in.


The project involved the complete renovation and alteration to the existing redundant farmhouse. 

The brief:

The plan was to make the redundant farmhouse to be fit for purpose in the 21st Century. This required attention to detail to make the project cost effective and energy efficient, in what is a very exposed site within the heart of the Lake District and also environmentally acceptable in a very contentious position within the countryside.


  • 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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