Cubitt Theobald Chartered Builders | Historic - Suffolk based builders, building refurbishments, joinery, historic building work, traditional building methods, handmade kitchens


With over 100 years of trading, we are able to offer a workforce and management team who have been ‘brought up’ working with traditional building methods and materials.

In recent years we have worked on many beautiful buildings including Trinity College, Cambridge, Apsley House or ‘Number 1 London’ and many National Trust properties. In addition we have undertaken projects on many other interesting properties both large and small including many churches.

We have completed many projects at the various Cambridge college buildings including Trinity College. Projects have included reroofing, extensions and alterations. These projects require a high level of care due to the properties being historically important and careful management to ensure the minimum impact on the students and lecturers.

This interesting building is owned by The Landmark Trust and is let as holiday accommodation. We completed the internal and external refurbishment which involved many unusual but interesting solutions.

We completed extensive external repairs to this Cambridge property. The works included stone, brickwork and roof repairs.

This conservation project involved the refurbishment of a copper dome. First the timber structure was carefully repaired using the minimum amount of new timber and then new copper was carefully fitted and detailed. Cast iron windows were removed, refurbished and refitted and the underside carefully redecorated. We were then asked to carry out the same works to a second dome.

We carried out a major project to restore the roofs and brickwork of this building which is located in the centre of Cambridge.

An interesting project to refurbish a bandstand in a Colchester park. This involved repairs and careful redecoration. We received an award for quality from the town council.

Our joinery works carefully made Oak panelling to form the walls of a new kitchen to this church. We then carefully stained the Oak to match the existing joinery.

This project involved the construction of a small extension to a flint church. One of our teams of multi-skilled tradesmen completed the project. The Oak joinery was also made in our joinery works.

This project involved building an extension to this London church. The roof light was made in our joinery and the brickwork was curved.