Listed Building Contractors

Point Builders Ltd are specialist listed building contractors, and members of the Federation of Master Builders (FMB), Trust Mark, CHAS Premium-Plus, The Listed Property Owners’ Club, and The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB). Sympathetically restoring, repairing and renovating listed and period properties is at the heart of what we do, aiming to maintain the historic features of properties across Hertfordshire, whilst also creating beautiful, sustainable homes that can accommodate modern living without compromising their rich heritage.

Our team are highly trained in traditional building techniques, from lime plastering and pointing, to lath and plaster work, wattle and daub, use of horse-haired lime mortar, and historic pointing techniques such as tuck pointing and gauged camber arches. We have over 35 years’ experience returning historic buildings to their former glory, from restoring structural stability to rotten timber frames, to repairing ornate brickwork, stonework and pargetting.

Unfortunately, numerous listed and period properties in our area have been subjected to the incorrect use of modern building materials, such as sand and cement and injected damp-proofing, which is not compatible with the traditional fabric of older buildings. These modern materials can cause severe structural damage, such as rotten timber frames, damp ingress, peeling paint, brick crumbling and cracking render or plaster.

If you are an owner of a listed or period property, it is essential to appoint historic building specialists for any works you are considering, to ensure your home receives the traditional techniques and materials it requires. At Point Builders Ltd., we pride ourselves on providing a professional, expert and friendly service, with high-quality work and client-communication a central ethos for our family-run company. Winners of St. Albans Civic Society’s Trevelyan Award for the Best Restoration Project of the Year in 2015, and previously nominated for the National Mater Builder of the Year award, you can be assured of our high-quality workmanship and excellent customer service.

As well as private properties, Point Builders Ltd. has worked on numerous commercial buildings, from hospitals, schools, hotels, churches, clock towers and care homes, to town halls, dovecotes, park bothies and Roman ruins. Notable examples range from Haileybury School in Hertford, The Princess Grace Hospital in London and The Sopwell Nunnery Ruins of St. Albans, to the St. Paul’s Bothy in Hammersmith and City, and Watergate Bay Hotel in Newquay.

From small repairs to entire refurbishments, Point Builders Ltd. can cater for all listed and period property construction needs.

See our case study pages, social media and FMB profile for more examples of our work, or contact the office to discuss your project ideas in more detail.

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Specialists

All of our tradesmen are highly skilled and carry out specialist trades such as Lime Mortar Plastering and Tuck Pointing, which they do to the highest standard with impeccable finish. They have all received very specialist training and therefore can offer a unique repertoire of skilled trades to ensure our client’s projects are carried out with the very best and most suitable techniques for their specific property needs.

Insurance-Backed Guarantee Scheme

We can ensure complete peace of mind for our clients through an insurance backed guarantee scheme on all of our works. Being members of the Federation of Master Builders and Trust Mark, you can feel completely safe with us, as we are recognized as a trustworthy and highly qualified company by renowned and respected organisations.

Wider Community

Point Builders Ltd is listed as a Dementia Friendly Company, meaning everyone can feel comfortable using us to carry out any building works you may need. All of our team have read and agreed to follow Dementia-friendly guidelines outlined by the Alzheimer’s Society, and any communications with clients are designed to be accessible and easy for everyone.  Let us know if you have any special requirements, and we will always do our best to accommodate them.”

Charity Work

The Point Builders Team is passionate about giving back to the local community and to causes that are close to our hearts. Every few months we choose a charity to support, and a portion of our income is donated to that charity during that period. In May 2018, Point Builders Ltd went Purple for May to raise money for the Stroke Association – every team member wore purple to work for the day and together we raised £350 to help survivors of strokes and their families.