About Us

Howes and Boughton is a family run business based in Letchworth Garden City, providing building, decorating, electrical and roofing services..

After serving in the Second World War, Tom Howes and Bill Boughton returned home and started work for a local small builder. They later asked for a small wage rise, but were refused, as a result the two friends came together and in September of 1947 founded Howes and Boughton Building Company. A family run business that has prospered throughout its 68 years and has become one of the most respected and successful contractors in Letchworth Garden City.

Howes and Boughton pride ourselves on our workmanship. As 2 time winner of the Garden City Heritage Award in 1992 and 1995 and finalists in 2007 and 2009 our quality is clear. We approach every project with the highest level of care and attention and our professional team of project managers help each client through every stage of their project, from the design phase right through to the finishing touches, liaising and advising throughout.

All our work follows strict health and safety guidelines and each member of our team is health and safety trained to CSCS standard. We also have full liability insurance, so you can be assured that you are in very safe and capable hands with Howes and Boughton.

Our work is a unique combination of modern construction and traditional techniques found in great buildings of previous generations. All too often, modern day housing developments concentrate on volume and cost cutting. At Howes and Boughton we are passionate about providing beautifully finished, hand crafted homes of distinction and taste