From Plan to Completion

We will take your project through from inception to construction   Kithurst Builders have the skills and resources to take you project from paper all the way to realisation.   ...

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Environmentally Sustainable Building

We specialise in environmentally sustainable construction. From grey water systems to alternative insulation and construction methods we have all the necessary enthusiasm and skills....

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Welcome To Kithurst Builders


Kithurst Builders celebrated its 23rd anniversary of trading on September 1st 2014. Kithurst Builders are a local family owned and managed construction business outside of the village of Storrington, West Sussex.


We are proud to have recently received a number of awards : Winning the Domestic Newbuild category Greenbuild Award 2014 for the "Curly House" our low energy build home which we techincally designed and specified together with the build and also, globally, coming runner up for the same house in the 2013 ICF Builder Awards.

In addition Southend Barns has just been awarded a Sussex Heritage 2014 Commercial award for the sensitive renovation of three existing barns dating back to 1801, Kithurst Builders were responsible for the design and build of this project.

Comprehensive Services

bv000004In the last  22 years Kithurst Builders have successfully converted traditional stone, flint and timber frame barns, constructed several new houses and studios of different sizes, and extensions, refurbished an 8-bedroom country estate house, renovated both listed buildings and numerous period cottages and built an indoor swimming pool. We converted some barns into a spectacular wedding venue at Southend Barn, Donnington, Chichester, West Sussex together with the installation of a biomass boiler at the venue.  In late 2013 we completed the refurbishment of a listed building in Singleton. In the early part of this year we completed an extension in Horsham with a thermal wrap, outside insulation. In 2014 we have completed a complete refurbishment and extension of The Blacksmiths In Donnington, Chichester. This year we completed works on a listed building extension in Hardham as well as an extension and extensive alteration to a property within the South Downs National Park. Please see our Porfolio for some examples of our work.


The firm also undertakes smaller general building work and maintenance contracts. These can be 1/2 a day's work or more and in our eyes they are as important projects as the larger ones and play an important role in our turnover.


Given that we are in the heart of the countryside, we also have experience with agricultural buildings and we have erected a steel frame cattle barn clad in featheredge oak.


The managing director has just returned from the West Coast of Canada where he successfully completed the Timber Frame Post and Beam Course at the Island School of Building Arts (ISBA).


Given our strength in eco-refurbishment we can help you to specify and design any challenge you throw at us.


Kithurst Builders cover most aspects of the building industry such as:


  • Stone, flint and timber frame barn conversions
  • Listed building works
  • Environmentally friendly and sustainable building
  • Renovations and refurbishments
  • General house extensions and garages
  • New houses
  • Lime work
  • Agricultural buildings

and we also install biomass boilers.


The Managing Director, Antoine, has spent many years project managing construction contracts around the world. He has a hand-on approach working on site alongside his team and has an extensive knowledge in the field of sustainable building technique and energy saving materials.  As such he is an active member of the AECB (Association for Environment Conscious Building) and is also a member of the Green Register.  He keeps himself uptodate with the latest developments of sustainable building, for example this February he has attended the Green Register's Masterclass for Dwelling which considers compliance, sustainability and Part L. In addition he has done a course on installing urban color Tata Steel roofs and is now an approved contractor,  as illustrated at The Blacksmiths, Donnington, Chichester.

Outstanding Quality

We recognise that undertaking a new build, renovation, conversion, extension, refurbishment or alteration can be a daunting prospect.  Kithurst Builders' professional experience, technical expertise, knowledge of the industry and enthusiasm are there to ensure the project runs smoothly, and to reassure you, making it a pleasant and exciting experience.


You satisfaction with our services is of paramount importance to us. We believe that our reputation is the passport to the future success of our company.


At Kithurst Builders we are proud of our aim:  Building For The Future & Caring For The Past.

Great People

citbKithurst Builders has a strong belief in training and development within the firm and we have had a number of apprentices complete their 3 year bricklaying training. 

The firm has a wealth of experience in the building industry, from traditional to high-tech. We use some experienced consultants: both a quantity surveyor and an estimator, and we are working together with someone who specialises in sustainable designs to help us design and build for the future.


Also we have a very experienced team of specialist sub-contractors, who work together on projects as one big family firm. Many of these sub-contractors have been with us from the time that the business was established in 1991.