Strong local reach

We are a family run building services company with a reputation for excellence in our work and customer relationships.

Steve Middleton, Founder and Master Builder

Steve started his career as a City & Guilds qualified carpenter and gained essential hands on knowledge of work with reputable Master Craftsmen and Master Builders. In 1983, he then established his own building company SCM Building Contractors and has never looked back. With an expert team of tradesmen covering Kent, Surrey and Sussex, Steve has built an enviable reputation for providing top quality work and in particular is known for his attention to detail. His understanding of the project from planning and design through to completion and his ability to earn the clients trust has meant he regularly receives word of mouth recommendations – the highest accolade.

He was particularly pleased to receive the Sussex Heritage Trust Award for his work at  the Piltdown Golf Club as it meant he had gained recognition for his skill, attention to detail and quality of workmanship.

Indeed, Steve’s personable manner and approachability has lead to firm friendships being formed with past clients regularly keeping in touch, even when they move home! ! Steve genuinely shares an interest in his clients lives and this usually means he has stayed well beyond the working day. One of the most memorable being when he was approached by The Late Dame Thora Herd who needed to have her beautiful Mews house in London renovated. Steve remembers sharing many a story over a cup of tea with her and on one occasion even took her to the dentist in his van!


“We can’t thank you enough for the quality of workmanship and attention to detail that we received from you and your team of craftsmen…we would recommend your company without hesitation – and indeed have!”

Mr and Mrs Tarbuck, Copthorne

Building Services

We offer a full range of building and construction services for projects ranging from small domestic remedial work to large extensions, conversions and commercial projects.

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We work with our sister company, Charleswood Developments, on all types of new build projects – domestic, commercial and for Housing Associations – across Kent, Surrey and Sussex.

Planning & Design

Our architect can draw up draft plans for your requirements for an initial idea of costs before finalising the drawings for planning applications and building regulations.

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Look at some examples of our work across Kent, Surrey and Sussex. We pride ourselves on the quality of our work and our testimonials speak for themselves.