A long established traditional building company

Established in 1909, Pickford Builders Ltd is a long-established traditional general building company which serves Essex, Hertfordshire, Cambridge and Suffolk.

We are experienced in delivering high quality projects within the residential, commercial and public sectors including education and healthcare.

Pickford Builders provide a friendly and professional service, both as contractor and principal contractor carrying out all aspects of building work, including new builds, extensions, refurbishments, conservation, insurance repair and much more.

We benefit from a team of experienced tradesmen; the longest-serving having been with us nearly 40 years!

About us

Pickford Builders has the management team and directly employed tradesmen necessary to carry out building works, including (but not limited to) the following:

  • Extensions
  • Home improvements
  • Refurbishments
  • New builds
  • Listed buildings
  • Conversions
  • Schools
  • Repair and maintenance
  • Carpentry and joinery
  • Paving
  • Decoration
  • Drainage
  • Rendering
  • Plastering
  • Insurance repair works
  • Restoration and conservation

We pride ourselves on delivering high quality building work, on time and to budget. Pickford Builders also has a dedicated insurance repairs team, which works closely with leading insurance companies, loss adjusters and engineers to repair structural faults in buildings due to Subsidence, Fire, Flood and Impact.

Health, Safety, Environmental and Quality

Pickford Builders puts the health and safety of all its employees, sub-contractors, clients and the public at the top of its list of priorities.

Our directly employed Health, Safety Environmental and Quality (HSEQ) Manager, Kim Lamborn, is responsible for regularly monitoring and reviewing the HSEQ procedures in place, as well as ensuring Pickford Builders and its sites are fully compliant with HSE. Kim’s time is split between site visits monitoring our activities, as well as in the office setting policies and organising training.

We also employ the services of the Eastern Builders Safety Group, who provide guidance and support on all aspects of Health and Safety in construction to help its members manage this crucial area of responsibility, with an ardent and professional approach.

Established in 1977, the Eastern Builders Safety Group was set up by builders to work with builders. It has grown into the largest construction safety group in the south eastern counties and London. The Eastern Builders Safety Group has a number of accreditations including membership to RoSPA, British Safety Council, ISO 9001 and ISO 14001.


Our History

Pickford Builders Ltd was founded in 1909 by Fred Pickford, and has long been a traditional building company with a good reputation in the area. Fred trained with the Stock Brothers and while working on the rebuild of Wolsey’s Farm decided to start up on his own. He managed to get work with two local families and never looked back.

His first workshop was in Duton Hill in the Old Forge. Later Fred took over the tenancy of The Bell Public House in Great Easton and continued the building company alongside running the pub.

Pickford Builders later moved to Little Brocks, Great Easton where subsequent family generations developed the company, employing and training local tradesmen whilst building and working on many homes and projects of note in the locality.

In 2007 our building work extended into the insurance industry with the introduction of a new department dedicated to insurance repair works.

Latest news

Summer Newsletter 2022
Summer Newsletter 2022
To read our Summer Newsletter which features a selection of projects we are currently working on click here.
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