“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.”

Forthampton Project Traditional Builder

“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!”

Flodeygate Project

“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!”

Caroline Dicker