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Building Contractors & Builders

The building contractors listed here are known for specialising in building conservation, or have specialist teams of craftsmen.


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Companies supplying goods or services for Building Contractors & Builders
Bakers of Danbury Ltd
Eves Corner, Danbury, Essex CM3 4QB
Tel 01245 225876 Fax 01245 226821
Email: info@bakersofdanbury.co.uk
Website: www.bakersofdanbury.co.uk
Historic Building Conservation/ Restoration/ Alteration and Specialist Joinery Manufacturers. Established in 1878, Bakers is a traditional contractor specialising in conservation and repair of historic and listed buildings, churches, ancient monuments and residential properties. The company's expert stone masons, carpenters, joiners and other tradesmen have long been associated with many of the region's fine buildings. The specialist joinery department provides a full design and manufacture service for high quality joinery and furniture for civic, private and ecclesiastical clients. Winners of the RICS conservation award 2011 for the East of England and joint winners of the RIBA conservation award for London 2012.
Banisters of Bath
36 Claude Avenue Oldfield Park Bath BA2 1AG
Tel 01225 310298
Email: chriscole1@sky.com
Website: www.banistersofbath.com
Banisters of Bath is a small family run company of highly skilled professionals, who specialise in the conservation and restoration of wooden banisters and panelling. Using an extensive range of techniques including wood carving, turning, staining and polishing, they restore old and damaged wood, both antique and new to an equally high standard. They specialise in the restoration and refurbishment of existing historic staircases
Between Time
Bachelors Hall, High Street, Stanstead Abbotts, Nr Ware, Herts, SG12 8AB
Tel 01920 877 822
Email: info@betweentime.uk.com
Website: www.betweentime.uk.com
They are conservation builders specialising in the traditional repair of listed buildings since 1984. They specialise in the traditional repair of listed buildings, period properties, churches, museums and other heritage sites throughout Hertfordshire, West Essex and North London. They have a full range of in-house trades and teams of skilled craftsmen, with considerable personal experience working in lime plasters and renders, soft and hardwoods, stone, brick, flint, lead and other workable metals. Lime can be purchased from their yard including Hydraulic Lime, Lime putty, Lime wash, Lime mortar and Plastererís hair
Boshers (Cholsey) Ltd
6 Reading Road, Cholsey, Wallingford, Oxon OX10 9HN
Tel 01491 651242 Fax 01491 651800
Email: email@boshersltd.com
Website: www.boshersltd.com
Building Contractors : This family company has been working on historic buildings in Berkshire, Oxfordshire and neighbouring counties for over 175 years and employs many of its own tradesmen and apprentices. Boshers actively seeks to be involved in work of a high quality and of a wide variety, especially to listed and other buildings. Various works have won awards. Boshers has its own extensive joinery and timber milling facilities and is also able to provide stone work, specialist plasterwork, decoration and leadwork to the highest standards.
Bryan Williamson & Daughters
Copse Cottage, Ford Manor Road Dormansland, Surrey RH7 6NZ
Tel 01342 834 829 Mob 07710 854 497
Email: b.williamson57@hotmail.com
Website: www.bwilliamsonanddaughters.co.uk
Bryan Williamson & Daughters has been specialising in the renovation, extension and refurbishment of period properties for over 20 years. Working sympathetically with heritage and listed buildings, they have restored over 200 houses and listed buildings back to their former glory. Combining extensive experience in traditional construction methods and craftsmanship with knowledge of specialist techniques, we provide our clients with practical advice whilst offering a wide range of services. They work in Central, South-East and South-West London, Kent, East Surrey and East Sussex. Cleaning of stone, brick and stucco uses the Jos & doff cleaning systems. Lime rendering is also available.
Carrek Limited
1 St. Andrew Street, Wells Cathedral, Wells, Somerset BA5 2UN
Tel 01749 689 000
Email: info@carrek.co.uk
Website: www.carrek.co.uk
Carrek specialise in the conservation of historic buildings, offering the skills and expertise required to ensure careful and sensitive repair and are experienced in managing contracts across a range of sizes, including the large and complex, delivering projects on time and to budget. Clients include Historic Royal Palaces, English Heritage, the Churches Conservation Trust, the Princeís Regeneration Trust, local authorities and private clients. Skills include stone carving, masonry and conservation, lime pointing, traditional carpentry and joinery, specialist cleaning, structural repairs and consolidation, lime rendering and plastering, historic paintwork and decorations, roofing and lead work, ornamental plasterwork, gilding and limecrete floors.
CEL Group
Progress House, 256 Station Rd, Whittlesey, Peterborough PE7 2HA
Tel 01733 206633 Fax 01733 206644
Email: info@thecelgroup.co.uk
Website: www.celroofing.co.uk
The CEL Group is a principal building contractor for its own projects, taking responsibility for the management of all the primary trades involved, including stonemasons, carpenters and slaters. With the encouragement of architectural practices, the CEL Group has a firm commitment and presence in the ecclesiastical and heritage building sector. It has a broad skill and service base which, as well as being a specialist lead roofing contractor, includes the use of non-ferrous metals such as copper, zinc and stainless steel. It is also one of the few European manufacturers still creating sandcast lead sheet.
Country House Renovations Ltd
Cedar Barn, Longborough, Nr. Moreton in Marsh. Gloucestershire. GL56 0QY
Tel 01451 832554
Email: enquiries@chr-ltd.co.uk
Website: www.chr-ltd.co.uk
Country House Renovations is an established specialist building contractor, adept in building renovation of Listed and period properties. Located in the north Cotswolds we undertake high quality traditional building projects throughout Gloucestershire and the adjoining counties of Worcestershire, Warwickshire and Oxfordshire. Our primary field of work is the alteration / restoration of domestic property particularly for the discerning client using our employed team of highly skilled tradesmen who include stone masons, carpenters/joiners, stone slate roofers, lime plasterers and painter/decorators. Projects undertaken vary from the modest repair and maintenance job to the complete property renovation / new build project.
Daedalus Conservation
Higher Barn, Holt Mill, Melbury Osmond, Dorset DT2 0XL
Tel 01935 83923 Fax 01935 83924
Email: info@daedalusconservation.co.uk
Website: www.daedalusconservation.co.uk
Daedalus Conservation is the specialist historical repair and conservation division of the traditional building contractor, R W Armstrong. It is an experienced principal contractor and specialist trade contractor, based in the South West but operating throughout the UK. Daedalus Conservation specialise in the repair and conservation of historic buildings, providing expert consultancy, advice and design, as well as offering all of the associated principal services; stonemasonry, carpentry and fine joinery, heavy oak carpentry, lime plasterwork and brickwork.
DBR (London) Limited
104A Consort Road, London SE15 2PR
Tel 020 7277 7775 Fax 020 7635 0556
Email: mail@dbrlimited.com
Website: www.dbrlimited.com
DBR (London) Limited is a specialist in masonry conservation and repair of both historic and recent buildings, carried out by our stone masons, conservators, mortar specialists, stone cleaners and conservation bricklayers. We are highly skilled at cleaning all building fabrics as well as statues and memorials. Methods include nebulous water sprays, Jos, Doff, Torc, Greco, Hodge Clemco, micro abrasive, controlled chemical and poultice systems. We conserve masonry, brickwork including tuck pointing, terracotta and faience, carry out hard landscaping projects as well as maintain some of London's most important hard landscape areas such as Trafalgar and Parliament Squares, including graffiti removal.
Dunne & Co Ltd
Ashbrooke, Chalkhouse Green, Reading RG4 9AN
Tel 0118 9722364
Email: info@dunneandco.co.uk
Website: www.dunneandco.co.uk
We are a building and restoration company, specialising in the repair and restoration of period and listed buildings. Established for over thirty years, working mainly in Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Hampshire and London, we regularly work with conservation architects and organisations such as English Heritage. Our portfolio ranges from large scale professionally managed projects down to small, domestic repair work. Services include timber framing, stone masonry, carpentry and joinery, plaster and render, roofing and decorating. We also construct new builds and extensions, as well as hard landscapes, courtyards, brick & flint walling.
Heritage Restoration (SW) Ltd
Oaks Farm, St Ediths Marsh, Bromham, Wiltshire SN15 2DD
Tel 01380 852352
Email: enquiries@heritagerestoration.biz
Website: www.heritagerestoration.biz
Heritage Restoration is an established construction company specialising in restoration and extension of period properties and listed buildings. Our team of highly skilled and experienced experts, trained in all aspects of building and restoration, take great pride in the excellence of our workmanship. We believe passionately in protecting and maintaining our environment for present and future generations to enjoy, reflected in the quality of our craftsmanship from stonemasonry to carpentry, joinery to plastering. As a client, you can be assured of the highest standard of service, tailored to your specific requirements, competitively priced and undertaken with a minimum of fuss.
Owlsworth IJP
Unit 2 Paddock Road Industrial Estate, Caversham, Reading, Berkshire RG4 5BY
Tel 01189 469 169
Email: info@ijp.co.uk
Website: www.owlsworthijp.co.uk
Owlsworth IJP is a company that has an understanding and appreciation of traditional properties, building techniques and materials, with years of experience in the sympathetic and careful repair of properties. Clients include The National Trust, English Heritage, Historic Royal Palaces and several County Councils as well as numerous private clients.They employ their own highly skilled team of craftsmen capable of providing a host of traditional craft skills, using techniques passed down the generations. These skills include carpentry, joinery, plastering, bricklaying, stonemasonry, blacksmithing and millwrighting.
Period Property Solutions Building Conservation Limited
PPS Building Conservation Limited Graig Wen Farm Brymbo Road Bwlchgwyn LL11 5UB
Tel 01978 758322
Email: tim@period-property-solutions.co.uk
Website: www.period-property-solutions.co.uk
PPS Building Conservation Limited are building contractors who offer a multi disciplinary service to meet the varied and complex demands of working with historic buildings. As principal, or specialist sub contractors PPS bring together management and craft skills offering a wide range of services including stone masonry, carpentry, joinery, timber frame repairs, roofing, lime mortars and plastering. Their head mason has more than twenty years experience working for CADW on numerous ancient monuments and other historic buildings. Based in North East Wales they work throughout the UK.
R W Armstrong
Armstrong House Aldermaston Road Sherborne St. John Basingstoke Hampshire RG24 9JZ
Tel 01256 850177 Fax 01256 851089
Email: info@rwarmstrong.co.uk
Website: www.rwarmstrong.co.uk
R W Armstrong is a residential builder which has for decades provided high quality building services across most of South-East England. Its traditional ethos and expert craftsmanship has built a reputation for high class refurbishments and renovations of country homes, period town houses, listed properties and historic buildings. Core to the companyís success is the ability to combine the latest construction technologies and sustainable building methods with traditional craftsmanship, whilst remaining sympathetic to the historic fabric of the property. Offices are based in Hampshire, London and West Sussex.
R.J.Smith & Co
Manor Court Bloswood Lane Whitchurch Hampshire RG28 7BN
Tel 01256 892276 Fax 01256 893993
Email:
R J Smith & Co are traditional builders who have been established in Hampshire for over thirty years. During this period, they have developed a specialist business dealing exclusively with local historic and listed buildings and the construction of quality new building works. They have successfully completed projects with both large and small contract values and have developed a wealth of experience in all aspects of new and historic building work. Their dedicated joinery division that specialises in traditional hand made joinery.
RG Carter Heritage
St Peters Vineyard, 30 Out Westgate, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 3PA
Tel 01284 753334 Fax 01284 753099
Email: mail@rgcarter-heritage.co.uk
Website: www.rgcarter-construction.co.uk
Carter Heritage provides a specialist service predominantly throughout East Anglia. Traditional craftsmanship and respect for the visions of a bygone age are crucial to R G Carter Heritage. Its client portfolio ranges from private individuals to public guardians - including English Heritage and the National Trust.
St Astier Ltd
11 Enterprise Court, Seaham Grange Industrial Estate, Seaham, Co Durham SR7 0PS
Tel 0191 5214552 Fax 0191 5214612
Email: info@st-astier.co.uk
Website: www.st-astier.co.uk
St Astier is a historic building conservation contractor operating across the North of England. The company has a wealth of experiencing in conserving and repairing Grade I and II listed properties, Scheduled Ancient Monuments, masonry ruins, ecclesiastical buildings and other structures of historic importance. Specialist building conservation services include natural stone repair and conservation, sensitive masonry cleaning, hidden/non-invasive structural repair and reinforcement, historic timber preservation, concrete repair & protection, and the installation of humane bird deterrent systems to prevent roosting birds.
St Swithuns Building & Conservation
The Bothy Office, Sedgehill, Shaftesbury, Dorset SP79JN
Tel 01747 832386
Email: enquiry@stswithun.com
Website: stswithun.com
Building Contractors : Award winning period & listed property services. Over 25 years experience in the care, maintenance, conservation and refurbishment of historic, listed and period properties all sizes and construction. St Swithuns Building & Conservation specialise in refurbishment, renovation, conservation and traditional building, stone, masonry, plastering and brick works, traditional carpentry, joinery and oak framing, lime & cob works, stone & wood flooring, decorating & interior finishing, kitchen, bathrooms and bespoke fittings, external landscaping and garden features. All construction, mechanical & electrical work to the required building control legal standards and approved to English Heritage, council & listed building regulations.
Stewart Truman Ltd
12 Rutland Close, Bexley, Kent, DA5 3HY
Tel 07940 461 952
Email: info@stewarttruman.co.uk
Website: www.stewarttruman.co.uk
Stewart Truman create, restore and maintain luxury and historic property. Services we offer are brickwork, tuckpointing & stonework, refurbishments and restoration & conservation. Working throughout London and the surrounding areas.
The Thatching & Building Company
Thatcherís Rest, Levens Green, Ware, Herts SG11 1HD
Tel 01920 438710 Fax 01920 438710
Email: enquiries@thatchingandbuilding.co.uk
Website: www.thatchingandbuilding.co.uk
The Thatching & Building Company specialises in the care, repair and building of oak-framed properties. The company is able to offer a complete building solution particularly relevant to owners of Listed Buildings where a range of traditional skills is important. They also offer a full thatching service including detailed specifications for roof framing as well as providing precise design details for the building of new timber-framed structures.
Universal Stone Limited
Grange Farm Business Centre Woodham Rd, Battlesbridge, Wickford, Essex SS11 7QU
Tel 01245 326721 Fax 01245 326722
Email: USLenquiries@universalstone.co.uk
Website: www.universalstone.co.uk
Universal Stone Limited is a leading specialist contractor in building conservation and restoration, and in the manufacture and installation of all types of natural stonework and other historic building materials such as brickwork, terracotta, faience, rendering and plaster. Established in 1939 as a traditional masonry company working on the repair and cleaning of all types of historic buildings, over the years the Company has evolved into a principal contractor in its field encompassing an extensive and varied range of associated trades including roofing, lead work, joinery, glazing, decorative metalwork, decoration and structural repairs.
Walter Lilly
Walter Lilly & Co Ltd Waddon House 283 Stafford Road Croydon Surrey CR0 4NN
Tel 020 8730 6200 Fax 020 8730 6247
Email: contact@walter-lilly.co.uk
Website: www.walterlilly.co.uk
Walter Lilly is a specialist building contractor in London and South East England. They focus on two specialist areas: prestige projects including high quality refursbishment and restoration of historic buildings and science & education. Their prestige projects portfolio includes private residences, listed buildings or those of historical interest, often involving both challenging structural work and specialist finishes.
William Anelay Ltd
Murton Way Osbaldwick York YO19 5UW
Tel 01904 412624 Fax 01904 413535
Email: info@williamanelay.co.uk
Website: www.williamanelay.co.uk
William Anelay is one of Britainís oldest building companies, established in 1747. They specialise in the restoration, conservation and refurbishment of listed and historic buildings and properties. They have the technical expertise, and the skills and knowledge base passed down from generation to generation.
Hertfordshire Restoration, Telephone 01923 250247 Website: www.hertsrestoration.co.uk
Paul Reed Conservation Ltd, Centre for Historic Building Conservation The Yard, Gate Farm Northiam Road Staplecross East Sussex TN32 5RP Telephone 01580 831831 Fax 01580 830096 Website: www.paulreedconservation.com
R & J Hogg Ltd, The Street Coney Weston Bury St Edmunds Suffolk IP31 1HG Telephone 01359 221711 Website: www.hoggbuilders.co.uk
R Durtnell & Sons Limited, Rectory Lane Brasted Westerham Kent TN16 1JR Telephone 01959 564105 Fax 01959 564756 Website: www.durtnell.co.uk
Skillington Workshop Limited, Baxterís Yard 35-40 Stuart Street Grantham Lincolnshire NG31 9AF Telephone 01476 565671 Fax 01476 566524 Website: www.skillingtons.co.uk
Stonewest, Lamberts Place, St. James's Road, Croydon, Surrey CR9 2HX Telephone 020 8684 6646 Website: www.stonewest.co.uk
Ward & Co, Ryeford Industrial Estate, Ryeford Road (North), Stonehouse, Glos GL10 2LA & Cholsey Grange, Ibstone, Stokenchurch, Bucks HP14 3XT Telephone 01453 791725 (glos) & 01491 638111 (bucks) Fax 01453 791726 (glos) Website: www.wardandco.co.uk