about-us - betweentime


Our mission is to help our clients to preserve and enhance their historic buildings for both their present enjoyment and for the benefit of future generations.

About Us

At Between Time, we have a passion for the care and repair of historic buildings and period properties.

When we started out back in 1984, we first developed a reputation for conserving and extending the timber framed properties that are prevalent in our historic area of East Hertfordshire. From early on, we took a highly investigative approach to our craft, researching and unearthing original materials and techniques. This approach resulted in us developing authentic technical solutions to many challenging historic building projects. Over the years, we have been asked to consult on setting best practice guidelines and our Technical Director John Lloyd has become best known in the conservation building world with promoting the use and application of lime renders and mortars in combination with other traditional materials.

Today, our portfolio of work has expanded considerably and we now regularly work with Conservation Architects, Historic England, the National Trust, Churches, Public Authorities and the private owners of Grades I, II* and II listed buildings. We are experienced working as either the main conservation contractor or as a specialist conservation sub-contractor within a wider building team. The range of projects we work on spans from smaller, seasonal maintenance jobs to major renovations of up to £800k in value of conservation work.

Careful project management and accountability have always been integral to our work. We are committed to delivering value, communicating early and often and to taking responsibility for all our project commitments. We have a full-time, dedicated team of talented craftspeople, many of whom have developed their skills with us over several years or even decades. Our apprenticeship scheme (link to Apprenticeship page) also ensures we continue to nurture new talent for the future.




• Lee Valley Park
• Hertfordshire Building Preservation Trust
• Churches Conservation Trust
• The National Trust
• Historic England

• Diocese of St Albans
• Diocese of Chelmsford
• Diocese of London

• Cambridge University Colleges inc Gonville & Caius
• Cambridge Union
• St Edmunds College, Ware
• Heathmount School, Hertford
• Duncombe School, Hertford
• Haberdashers Askes School,
• St Thomas Alleyn School, Old Welwyn
• St Andrews JMI School, Much Hadham
• St Dominics School, Harpenden
• Christchurch School, Chorleywood
• Watford Central Primary School
• Ponsbourne St Marys JMI School

• Hertfordshire County Council
• Hertfordshire County Council Rural Estates
• East Herts District Council
• North Herts District Council
• St Albans City & District Council
• Borough of Broxbourne Council

• Dacorum Borough Council
• Welwyn & Hatfield Borough Council
• Hertsmere Borough Council

• Three Rivers District Council
• Watford Borough Council

• Essex County Council
• Chelmsford City Council
• Epping Forest District Council
• Brentwood Borough Council
• Braintree Borough Council
• Uttlesford District Council
• Harlow Council

• Cambridge City Council

• Enfield Borough Council

• Hertford Town Council
• Ware Town Council
• Ongar Town Council
• Bishop Stortford Town Council

• Aldenham Parish Council
• Barley Parish Council
• Chorleywood Parish Council
• Ingatestone & Fryerning Parish Council

• Radlett Parish Council
• Redbourne Parish Council
• Shenley Parish Council
• Stanstead Abbotts Parish Council

Between Time is a member of the following conservation, building and business organisations: