Historic building contractors

Historic and traditional Lakeland building services for Cumbria, the Lake District and the North West

Photo of a historic building projectWhile we are happy to take on whole range of new and modern building projects, we have developed a specialism in traditional and historic building services.

Our traditional Lakeland and Cumbrian building portfolio includes residential renovations, sympathetic extensions, and barn conversions. We also have strong experience of work on historic and traditional properties that need renovating for the lettings and holiday rental market.

Our skilled tradesmen deliver the highest quality of workmanship, and we can co-ordinate the full range of trades required for the site - from general builders to plumbers, electricians to plasterers, stone masons to joiners, decorators to carpenters. All have good experience of traditional materials and techniques and the results speak for themselves.

We always aim to exceed expectations, complete on time, and work to your budget. We are proud to be members of the Federation of Master builders, and we’re committed to the highest standards of customer service and workmanship in the industry. We are also very proud to have received awards for some of our historic and traditional building work from the FMB.

We can help you with the planning process, we will work closely with other specialists on site, and you can expect us to produce work that enhances the original building but delivers on modern comforts and standards of living.

To view our recent work on historic and traditional buildings in Cumbria and the Lake District, please visit our projects pages, for details of our FMB awards, please see our awards page.


  • 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

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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