Expert Builders in Essex And Surrounding Areas

Professionalism & Experience

Houghton Building works throughout the UK managing a diverse selection of commercial and residential building projects. We also specialise in long-term contract works such as planned maintenance and voids. Our full electrical team covers a wide range of electrical requirements including testing and remedial work and rewires.
Our extensive experience means that we can work either as a contractor for major firms or as the main contractor ourselves.

The objective of Houghton & Son Ltd is to deliver a high-quality build with an excellent level of customer satisfaction to all customers whilst maintaining a committed workforce. To achieve this objective, the organisation will maintain an effective and efficient Quality Management System based upon the requirements of ISO 9001.  For copies of our policies / procedures please contact our office.

Proven success

We have a proven track record of delivering successful building and electrical projects for our commercial and domestic clients, with whom we develop longstanding partnerships. Our highly qualified engineers and technicians provide expertise and experience across the full range of construction disciplines.

We always operate to the highest standards of building and electrical work to meet the needs of our clients regardless of the size of the project – from a large rolling contract to small personal services.

Our experienced team always conforms to tight deadlines and late notices and has a great work ethic and a professional and responsive approach.

Client satisfaction is paramount – and we take communication extremely seriously – keeping our clients fully updated with the progress of their contracts is a major priority.

A proud family-run business

Houghton Building is an established family business which is based in Chelmsford in Essex and has been in operation since the early 1970’s.

The company was founded by Mr. J Houghton who was a fully qualified electrical engineer. He was succeeded by his son; Ian Houghton who has carried on the family tradition in electrical engineering. The company was rebranded in 1992 as Houghton & Son Ltd. Ian has expanded the company over the years to its current successful position. It continues to grow and now covers all aspects of building, property management and electrical works. We take pride in the fact that our business has been built on the traditional value of excellent workmanship, and in the high quality jobs that we complete for our satisfied customers.

We are delighted to now have Jamie, Ryan and Lewis Houghton onboard, as our valued third generation and who continue to expand and develop the company under their father’s guidance.

Why choose us?

Whatever your domestic or commercial building and electrical requirements – we can help:

  • We are honest and reliable
  • Our service is always efficient and professional – we aim for a one call fix wherever possible
  • Our knowledge and expertise has been built over the years, so we can handle any requirement
  • We take a hands-on approach with a personal touch
  • Our proven track record of successful projects speaks for itself
  • All Health & Safety aspects, accreditations and requirements are current and up to date


Our accreditations

When you select Houghton Building for your project, you can be reassured by our external accreditations:

  • NICEIC Approved Contractor
  • AICO Fire Alarm Installer
  • All engineers are CSCS Approved
  • Enhanced CRB Approved
  • PASMA Scaffold
  • Asbestos Awareness
  • Approved First Aiders
  • CDM Qualified Co-Ordinator
  • SMSTS Managers
  • SSSTS Managers


We are proud sponsors of the NSPCC and have been for several years. Here at Houghton and Son we try to do our share in raising money for the charity. Recently we embarked on a cycling trip around the Scottish isles, it consisted of:

  • 13 FERRIES
  • 6 TRAINS
  • 200+ MILES
  • 8 DAYS

Please follow the link below to access the company just giving page. We are pleased to say that we have more fund-raising events planned for 2018.

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Contact Us

TEL: 01245 471 289