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Small Scale Residential Award


It’s halfway through the year and what better time to share our achievement of recently winning Sussex Heritage Trust’s Small Scale Residential Award. We are proud to have been awarded this having worked on a stunning Grade II listed Estate in Steyning for two years, the work consisted of reorientating the main house to add a substantial modern kitchen family room, built with traditional materials. Externally, a new tennis court, swimming pool, 50kw solar array and substantial groundworks to manage the drainage across the estate.  The old farm buildings were converted to form an independent cottage, workshop, and gym.

It is in the blood of MSBC to preserve and improve the architecture and landscape of Sussex and so we are proud to have won an award from Sussex Heritage Trust for the fifth time. We also can’t not talk about some of the other amazing Awards given by Sussex Heritage Trust, especially Frank Clarke of Clarke Roofing, for winning Person of the Year Award. It’s been a pleasure to work with him over the years and we want to congratulate him on this impressive but most deserving award.

Along with the rest of the country, the cost-of-living crisis has been felt among MSBC, but we can see a new day dawning filling order book into 2024.

We are working with The Cowdray Estate again on two renovation projects and collaborating with Fuller Associates on a fast-track complete property refurbishment on a grade II listed property in Arundel. As well as having completed some great projects that we’ve been working on for the last year, we are excited about the new projects in progress and due to be started soon.

Phase 1 of an Edwardian project near Petworth was completed which saw upgrading 1 section of the house, has now turned into Phase 2 & 3 which will consist of renovation of the rest of the house, some extensions, and substantial external works well into 2024.

Some of our in-progress projects include extensions, library refurbs, maintenance and repairs, garden decking, external decorations. We even managed to squeeze in an emergency repair for an old client whose Drawing Room ceiling collapsed due to a lathe and plastering debonding issue! We worked closely with RJS Waste Management to contain the dust whilst we removed the entire ceiling and repaired the damage. Thankfully, no people or property were damaged during the ceiling tumble, and now we have another happy customer at the end of the project!

In July we took the MSBC team out for breakfast and had our annual Team Meeting where Maggie Ellis continued our development and coaching on  achieving peak performance, increasing synergy and connecting with our purpose in being the best building team.

As part of our continued growth and development we also took the opportunity to reflect on our values and mission alongside our Investors in People Gold assessment feedback.  It was beneficial to take a step back and look at how things are going and discuss the bigger picture.

We can’t wait to see what the rest of 2023 brings, hopefully some sunshine and happy faces!

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