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.


  • 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.

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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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