About Us


1895 - Present Day

J. Layzell and Sons was founded in 1895 by Jeremiah Layzell a joiner and wheelwright (pictured during the building of St Peter’s Church Horton 1899) who made carts and wagons for the agricultural industry.  In 1941 the firm passed on to Jeremiah Wesley Layzell, who was also a joiner and wheelwright. He was responsible for building many individual, architect designed houses and also for the repair and restoration of old buildings.   

Jeremiah Peter Layzell continued the firm’s reputation for quality new build and repairs to old buildings, handing over to his sons in 2005.


Present Day


 (Managing Director)

Harvey is a Professional Builder who has specialised in Traditional Buildings for over 30 years. He was a William Morris Craft Fellow in 1994 and is an active member of the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings. 

(Director - Accounts) 
Edward graduated from college with a Btec National Diploma in Building Studies in 1986 and is responsible for all our accounts. He is also a member of the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings.


Our Craftsmen

We have a dedicated team of banker and fixer masons, bricklayers,  carpenters and joiners, painters and decorators. 

J Layzell & Sons Ltd. pride ourselves on the training and development opportunities we provide for our employees.

We welcome new applications from all trade backgrounds so please send us your CV as we are always on the lookout for talented and dedicated craftsmen.

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J Layzell & Sons

The Yard Pound Road Horton Ilminster Somerset



Open today

09:00 – 17:00