Spencers Builders Ltd
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traditional builder conserving our heritage
Heritage Brick and Stonework specialists for Gloucestershire and The Cotswolds.
who we are
Welcome to Spencers Builders Ltd, a small family run business based in Ashleworth.
Established in 2003, we offer specialist traditional building services and consultancy all over Gloucestershire including Cheltenham, Stroud, and The Cotswolds.
With over 30 years’ experience we aim to provide complete customer satisfaction therefore our focus is on excellent customer service, delivering the highest quality workmanship and as a result, we are proud to have clients throughout the Severn Valley and across The Cotswolds. learn more
What we do
Building Services and Consultancy in Gloucestershire and The Cotswolds Spencers Builders Ltd is a small, family-run business covering Cheltenham, Stroud and all areas in Gloucestershire and The Cotswolds. From full property renovations to chimney repairs, we combine our traditional building skills and extensive knowledge to provide our clients with a flexible yet very reliable service.
We promote the use of traditional building methods and materials, and pride ourselves in working sympathetically for the conservation of our architectural heritage and historic buildings. We Specialise in traditional techniques such as stonework, brickwork and lime pointing.
Heritage Stone and Brickwork Specialist
We offer extensive knowledge and skills to repair and renew any brickwork or stonework to your property, be it a gable end, a few weather-damaged stones, or a garden wall. All pointing is carried out using lime products and mortar.
If you’re looking to breathe a bit of new life into your period or listed property, Spencers Builders Ltd offer a full renovation service. All renovation work is carried out to the highest specification but always keeping to the requirements for the property by matching materials as closely as possible, and also sourcing them locally where possible.
Historic Building Repairs
Spencers Builders Ltd provide repairs to period and listed buildings. We’ve been working on older and listed buildings for over 30 years and have a full understanding of the intricacies involved in this type of work. We treat every property with care, respect and understanding.
Many older properties will require some structural repair work at some stage. Our team at Spencers Builders Ltd are experienced specialists in brick wall repair and other structural repairs. For example, we offer services for lintel repairs, bulging walls and crack stitching.
Lime Mortar Work
Spencers Builders Ltd extend their traditional skills into the fields of re-pointing and re-plastering with lime mortar work that restores the structural and visual integrity of period and listed buildings.
New Stone and Brickwork
Not only do we work on old / existing stone and brick but we also enjoy working on new stone and brickwork projects. Using locally sourced stone and lime products and reclaimed bricks we can help you achieve that old but new look for your property.
Listed buildings and historical properties require specialist knowledge and treatment. Having extensive knowledge and having worked closely with conservation officers and other professionals over the years, we can carry out property inspections, identify building defects, produce a schedule of repairs, and offer project management of the repairs when carried out. If you are looking to purchase a listed or period property or already own one and want further advice, please get in contact with us for more details of how we can help.
Heritage Brick and Stonework Specialist
Period and Listed Property Renovations
Stone and Brick Repairs
Historic Building Repairs
New Stone and Brickwork
The team have a full range of specialist traditional building skills for all restoration and conservation of historic brick and stonework, lime pointing, period building repairs, chimney repairs and structural work.
“Ian and his team carried out an extensive refurbishment of our Grade 2 listed timber frame building including replacing an entire new gable end wall with new oak beams and brick infill panels. Ian obviously has a vast knowledge of building techniques used to restore traditional period properties. The oak frame that was replaced used traditional mortice and tenon joints and the brickwork used traditional lime mortar. The finish is so better than we had hoped for – so much so that many passers by have commented on how wonderful the building now looks. We have nothing but praise for Ian and his team in timeliness, cleanliness and quality and would not hesitate to recommend Ian and his team to anyone looking to have building works carried out on period properties.”
“Ian and his team have worked for us on and off for the last 17 years assisting us with renovating our 17century cottage. In its time it has presented Ian with some real issues, but he has always managed to come up with a fitting solution to the problem. Whenever we need work doing it is to Ian we turn as over the years we have never found anyone as conscientious, reliable, and trustworthy who can complete the work needed to such high standards. He is a perfectionist, and nothing less will suffice.”
Mr & Mrs J Tooth – Ash Hollow
“Both projects have turned out fantastically and as a result we would have no reservations in recommending Spencers Builders in the future.”
“Over the years we’ve employed many builders (the house is over 200 years old and needs constant attention) and without question Spencers Builders have been the best firm we’ve employed. What marks them out is the quality of work and attention to detail. They showed great sensitivity to the historical aspects of the house and the peculiar requirements of the owners!”
Steve Huckvale – Hartpury Project
“We asked Spencers Builders to work on a newly constructed timber framed farmhouse, which we built in 2006. This included foundations, blue lias stone plinth with lime mortar, reclaimed brick chimneys together with roof construction, including laying handmade clay tiles and copper guttering. We’re extremely pleased with the result, and constantly receive admiring comments from passers-by!”
“We were very impressed with the extensive knowledge and experience that Ian has and the way in which the whole workforce paid great attention to detail and deservedly took pride in their work. When advice was needed it was clear that the best options for the wellbeing of the property were considered and we never felt that unnecessary work was recommended.”
Matthew Kendall – Berth House Project
“Our involvement with Spencers Builders came about as we needed them to rectify issues with a retaining wall which had been recently been built for us along the entire 41m boundary of our property. In the event, this turned out to require complete demolition and reconstruction. We consider ourselves most fortunate to have had Ian Spencer recommended to us by Azimuth Structural Engineering.
Having massive earthworks along an entire boundary of the property was an ‘experience of a lifetime’ with the circumstances and need something we could not possibly have foreseen nor planned for. However with Ian and his team in charge of the works we felt and knew we had safe and experienced hands resolving matters for us.
The circumstances of the work were such that the 2 adjacent neighbours had their gardens affected inasmuch as the work was mainly done from their lower level. Both residents were full of praise for the manner in which the work was undertaken, the low impact on their properties and the professionalism and work ethic of the team. The wall looks stunning from both sides, details attended to, customer service and satisfaction obviously high on the agenda and the job completed within the estimated time. We are so grateful for not just what was built but how the project was undertaken. The events before Ian’s involvement were very painful but he has resolved things for us and we now have something outstanding to take us into the future.
5* service throughout!”