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Our beginnings

E. Canterbury Ltd builders was established in Petersfield in 1914 by Edward Canterbury.

The Kiddle family became involved in the company in the 1930's when Jim Kiddle began working for Edward.

In the 1980's his son John and and his wife Mary took over, working along side their son Kevin.

Kevin and his son James, the 4th generation, now work together to deliver a friendly and reliable building service covering all areas in and around Petersfield.

Our building services

Here are some of the services we offer:

  • Renovations

  • Alterations

  • Extensions

  • Bespoke Joinery

  • Replacement window & door frames, including sash windows. Hand crafted in our Petersfield workshop

  • Attic and Garage Conversions

  • Plastering

  • Painting & Decorating

  • Roofing & Lead work

  • Driveways & Footpaths

  • Groundwork

  • Brickwork

  • Repairs to Listed Buildings


"We have been delighted with the quality of service and attention to detail provided by Canterbury builders of Petersfield. E. Canterbury seems to be a rare find – a longstanding family business, run with conscientiousness, patience and flexibility. Our work consisted of internal renovations including stunning oak wardrobes - specialists were bought in where needed, customer satisfaction was paramount, and nothing too much trouble. The best builders we have used – thanks Kevin, Carol, James and the team!"

K. Rose - "Following completion of the work to install our new soakaway, thanks for your prompt and professional service , as always."

Helen - "We would just like to say thank you for the brilliant job done by Kevin and his team. Not only was the work carried out to a very high standard and at a competitive price but they were all such a pleasure to have on site. Great communication, and helpful advice made this so much easier than it might have been. We thoroughly recommend Canterbury Builders and will definitely use them again."

Naomi & David Anson - "We chose Canterbury builders because we knew from the moment we showed Kevin round our house that he understood our vision for it and would be sensitive to our ideas. This is our third total renovation project for the various houses we have lived in over the last few years and the quality of work in this build is outstanding, as is the attention to detail. We were also impressed with how Kevin managed to liaise with our other contractors and meet our tight deadline. Thank you!"  

J. Watson - "Our family have used Canterburys for over 30 years at our home outside Petersfield. It is a 150 year old thatched cottage and has recently had some very sensitive building work carried out with great success. We have always been really pleased with the standard of work and their can-do attitude, not to mention accurate estimates and willingness to respond to an emergency. They are a real pleasure to deal with, and we cannot recommend them highly enough."

D. Williams - "We are delighted with the work carried out by E Canterbury, the standard of workmanship and attention to details has been first rate through out the project. Kevin and his team were always very friendly, helpful and understanding of our requirements. We would certainly use E Canterbury in the future and would happily recommend them to others."

M. McGuire - "Just to say that I am delighted with the replacement flat roof. The job was done efficiently in 3 hours with no mess. I reckon you organised it very well - the weather was perfect - it could so easily have been pouring with rain! Thank you for your efficient work - I shall certainly recommend your 
firm to my friends."

Mr & Mrs Powell - "Thank you very much for a job well done and before the downpours of recent days. We are very grateful."

Resident of Steep - "I was very pleased with the service provided by E Canterbury, both from the prompt reply to our initial request, through to the construction and execution of the chimney rebuild. Care was taken to protect interior areas of the house, as well as consideration being given to any issues raised. Workmen were quiet and courteous. The work was completed within a couple of weeks and to a good standard. This builder seemed to understand well the nature of old buildings and their requirements. He was also appreciative of the environment of this small Hampshire village."

​G. Stancombe - "Thank you for all building works.  I am very pleased with how the roof and windows now look."