About Us

Laxton Properties was established in 2008 and is run by Giles Holder and Ed Whetham, both of whom are Chartered Surveyors. Based in Berkhamsted, the company focuses on the development of high quality, attractive homes within Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Bedfordshire.

Our passion is to create developments which deliver genuinely positive benefits; for local communities, landowners, those employed in the development process and for our purchasers.

We have a small team of colleagues who each bring different skills to the design and delivery of development projects. We also work repeatedly with a trusted group of local sub-contractors who have grown alongside us and who care as we do about the quality of the homes that we provide.
In addition to their professional qualifications Giles studied Engineering at Bristol University and Ed studied Geography at Oxford University. Both are married with young families and have strong links to the area where the business is based. We believe that this local focus, combined with a professional attitude and experience sets Laxton Properties apart as a local developer of real substance.

As well as Laxton Properties, Giles and Ed are directors of Horstonbridge Development Management, which provides Development Management and Project Management services for clients, typically on larger scale and complex development projects.

Employment Opportunities

We are currently recruiting for a new Office and Finance Manager. Please email info@laxtonproperties.co.uk for more information. 

We always welcome the opportunity to hear from people who might like to work with us. If you have the skills, experience and most importantly attitude that you think would fit into our team please email info@laxtonproperties.co.uk


Acting with integrity and honesty. Always seeking to achieve the highest standards.
With neighbours, local councils and other stakeholders.

Good Design
Reflecting the specific context, not just selecting house types from a catalogue.

Building well, with attention to detail, to ensure that our homes stand the test of time. 

A bigger picture 
For every house that we sell we make a significant charitable contribution, supporting a range of local and international causes. 
If you are interested in working with us, or would like to know more - let's talk...