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A Reliable Local Builder in East Sussex and Kent
Whenever you need the services of a reliable local master builder in the East Sussex and Kent area, give the professionals at George Stone Limited a call. We have completed countless projects in Hastings, Eastbourne and surrounding areas over the decades, in properties as diverse as churches and schools to farmhouses, private dwellings and hospitals. Take a look at just a small selection of our past projects and the give us a call for more information and a free consultation on 01424 436166 now.

Churches

Our vast amount of experience as building contractors, coupled with our local knowledge around Hastings and Eastbourne, make us the perfect choice for church renovation, repair and maintenance work. We have an eye for details and can prevent church buildings from succumbing to the worst of the weather.

Healthcare

We have undertaken projects for bodies such as South East Health as well as various NHS trusts in the area. If your premises needs upgrading, extending or converting, our award winning services represent the best possible value for money available.
Bexhill Pharmacy 

We converted the old parcel sorting office at Bexhill Station into a modern pharmacy and treatment rooms for South East Health. Based on designs drawn up by Faulkner Associates, we extensively refurbished and altered the existing building and created a brand new entrance. 
Conquest Hospital 

This 5-month contract for East Sussex Hospitals NHS Trust involved working alongside hospital staff to ensure minimum disruption. We constructed an extension to the existing training centre which involved re-routing fire exits, altering the layout and large scale external landscaping.
Penhurst Retreat Centre 

This job involved demolition of an old garage, repairs to the existing 16th Century Jacobean building and the erection of a new single storey building comprising a chapel and two en-suite bedrooms. The project went on to win a Public and Community Award from Sussex Heritage Trust.
St Michaels Hospice  

We were given this contract by St. Michael's Hospice, an independent charity that cares for those with life-limiting illnesses. We extended the current building by adding three separate extensions and also carried out extensive internal alterations. The contract took 8 months to complete and had to be handled delicately as residents were still in situ.

National Trust

We're proud to be the preferred contractor for the National Trust and most of our work involves maintenance and general refurbishment, but we've also undertaken major external renovation works as well as complete strip-out and restoration jobs including interior redecoration.
Batemans

We've undertaken many projects at Batemans including full external decoration of Park Mill, Mill Cottage, Corner Cottage and Oast Cottage. We also carried out repairs to the pump house and created a commemorative rose garden in 2008.
Sissinghurst Castle

We carry out routine maintenance work on all the cottages on the estate including internal and external decoration, as well as complete refurbishment and redecoration of the restaurant. By far the most involved contract was the redecoration of the cowls at the castle, which had to be carefully removed, cleaned and redecorated and replaced.
Bodiam Castle

George Stone were contracted to refurbish and redecorate the tea rooms and externally redecorate the local Inn standing in the grounds of the castle.
Birling Gap Hotel

This 3 month contract involved the complete strip out and renovation of the Birling Gap Hotel restaurant, kitchen and bar.
Sheffield Park

We regularly have the chance to work at this park and have carried out external redecorations on the cottages and redecoration and repairs on the shop, reception, office and gardener’s compound, as well as undertaking repairs to the various bridges at the park.

Schools

We are the preferred contractor to numerous schools in the East Sussex and Kent region, and have been asked to carry out all kinds of projects such as renovations, internal refurbishments, external decoration and extensions as well as new builds.
Silverdale

George Stone were awarded two separate contracts at Silverdale School, the first being an extension to the front area of the school with additional landscaping, and most recently we erected a single storey extension to form a new library. Extensive communication was required to carry our these works during term time.
Stone Cross

We erected a hexagonal extension to the south side of the school designed by John D. Clarke & Partners of Eastbourne. 
The contract took seven months during which time the school remained open. The end product was a bright, contemporary room for use as an IT suite.
St. Thomas a Becket Catholic Junior School

This project involved the erection of a single storey extension between the Junior School and Infant School. This building comprises of a staff room with kitchen, admin office, HT office, store and toilets, and took around 7 months to complete.

Leisure

George Stone Ltd has built up countless contacts over the years which allows us to source materials for the sympathetic restoration of older buildings. We can also extend modern buildings complete with electrical and mechanical installations.
Battle Museum

This run down listed building became a museum of the local area and its rich history. George Stone were awarded the contract to execute architect Anthony Sherwin's design which involved sourcing original materials to ensure a match to the existing building. Sympathetic internal renovation and some external landscaping turned the building into a Heritage Trust Award winning project for the company.
Caravan Club

The Caravan Club in Pett, just outside Hastings needed to be stripped out and refurbished, and a small extension including electrical and mechanical installations were added to the existing toilet block. 

In line with current legislation, a disabled bathroom was also added, and extensive ground works were needed to form new hard standing for the caravans.
Sedlescombe Golf Club

Sedlescombe Golf Club was extended to nearly twice its original size and new changing facilities and conference rooms were added along with a balconied patio to the bar. We sourced materials which ensured the extension matched the original building. 

Private Clients

From roofing renewal, house extensions, cottages and farmhouses to boarding schools, two-storey extensions, kitchen renovations and loft conversions, we have worked on them all, and we've even been featured on Channel 4's 'Grand Designs' program converting a disused water tower into a beautiful modern home.
Beestons Farm

In a project lasting 6 months, we converted the dairy parlour and cow barn at Beestons Farm, Vines Cross into luxury holiday cottages. The contract involved some demolition, extensive renovation and landscaping as well as laying new water and electricity supplies. Original mellow stone and oak beams were also used on the project.
Friars Halt

This airy double height studio with garage was designed by London Architects, Inglis Badrashi, and based on traditional local oast houses. 

Reclaimed clay peg tiles and handmade dark Sussex bricks were used to add to the beauty of this building which featured in Building Design magazine.
Kepplestone

The exterior of two blocks of flats at this former boarding school in Eastbourne were redecorated and we carried out numerous window repairs as well as some rendering and repairs to the roof, all while the building was occupied. 
Bexhill Cottage

We undertook extensive alterations to the upper floor of this property and created a luxury bathroom and two-storey side extension while repositioning some drainage pipes. We also found it necessary to underpin and rebuild some retaining walls.
Water Tower

The concrete tower, with walls more than a foot thick, was converted and extended to become a modern glass encased building for Channel 4's 'Grand Designs'. The resulting feeling of the outside coming in is quite dramatic and many people have commented that it is their favourite 'Grand Design' of all.
Sussex Cottage

This particular project required an extension to the main cottage using sourced oak and stone to compliment the original property. 
The owner uses our services regularly, and as a thank you for another job well done the entire company was invited to a BBQ by the client.
Stable Block and Farmhouse

The alteration and renovation of this Sussex farmhouse to make modern living accommodation involved extensive carpentry and also included the conversion of an L-shaped listed barn to form office/living accommodation. In addition, we fitted a stable block with a new roof and undertook electrical and drainage installation as well as adding a garage, hard standing and landscaping. 
The contract took around nine months and it's worth noting that approved alterations to a listed building are 0% VAT rated.
Norman House

This Grade 2 Listed Georgian house that lies within the Rye conservation area was restored and renovated in a project that required the removal of paint on external walls, reinstatement of brickwork, an extension to the second floor and demolition of the ground floor utility/WC area. Rebuilding, internal alterations, reforming of the parapet gutter and a change of coping stones were also carried out as well as the erection of a replacement garden shed.
The project took 1st place in the Sussex Heritage Awards, Small Scale Residential section.
Pool House & Changing Area

A pool house and changing area were erected around and over the existing pool which was protected during the works by joisting and boarding over. 

The project was sympathetically finished in keeping with the beautiful Sussex oast main house.
Sussex Farmhouse

We added a two storey extension to this house with stunning new bay windows top and bottom. The materials for the build were sourced to match, and as you can see in the photos, the extension is barely noticeable. The final touches were an elevated balcony to the rear of the property and a beautiful internal brick fireplace in the new lounge.
Extension to a Listed Property

The aim of this house extension contract was to provide extra living space in keeping with the original property. The original oak doors and beams were removed and stored, ready to be re-fitted on completion and the sourcing of old Sussex bricks and stone was required. Reclaimed oak was also used to ensure the authentic look of the project.
Loft Conversion

Loft conversion is one of our specialities, and in this case we converted the entire loft space, and fitted a new staircase and two dormer windows. 

The contract took just over three months and also included the renovation and re-fit of the existing kitchen.
Extension to Listed Winchelsea Property 

These clients used the company previously to build an extension to their Winchelsea cottage and were so pleased with the results we were invited back when further works were required. This time the brief was to alter and refurbish the kitchen area including the removal of a wall and the installation of a new bespoke kitchen and rear stable door. 
Loft Conversion & Roof Renewal

This project lasted six months and was overseen by Alan Hunting Associates. The entire roof of the property was removed and replaced, and the loft was converted into a bathroom, lounge and bedroom areas. A new internal staircase was fitted and the beauty of the original beams was preserved in the way the walls were constructed.
Markwick Terrace

These works at 1-2 Markwick Terrace, St Leonards-on-Sea were on a property which is part of a terrace of mid-19th century houses where the west flank wall was found to be in a poor state and required extensive repairs. 

The flank wall was stabalised using an internal and external design scaffold and involved removing a band of brickwork 900mm deep and 327mm thick. The fire places on the 1st Floor were rebuilt and a supporting floor joist reinforced to support the upper parts of an internal brick wall. The cracks in the flank wall were then fixed and re-rendered with new arched mouldings to comply with Listed Building laws.
Hastings Cemetery & Crematorium 

Hastings Borough Council awarded us the contract for the new flower pergola at Hastings Crematorium. The result is a beautiful structure comprising glulaminated timber posts and rafters with 3 privacy screens and a canopy covered with fire retardant fabric. The groundworks provided an area of textured paving and 2 disabled parking bays.

Whatever type of building works you have planned, we are the team to call. Have a look at some of our latest projects to judge the quality of our craftsmanship for yourself and then call us on 01424 436166 to discuss your needs and get a free quotation.
80 St John's Road, Tunbridge Wells

In a contract lasting just over 12 months commercial offices and a workshop were converted and transformed into an exclusive collection of nine 1 and 2 bedroom apartments within this highly desirable location. Each home is unique and combines a beautiful blend of style, quality and functionality.

The apartments have been made using ethically and sustainably sourced materials.
Find a builder: call 01424 436166 for a quote!
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