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Construction & Development

Sussex Heritage Award Winner 2023

We worked in St Michael and All Angels Grade I listed Church, set in the peaceful village of Berwick, to restore and conserve the extensive 20th Century paintings by Duncan Grant, Vanessa Bell and Quentin Bell, which were commissioned during the Second World War by Bishop Bell.

We built a W.C. and kitchenette and extended the porch to create an airlock to protect the paintings, as well as lowering the path and adding a new ground source underfloor heating system. 

Throughout the duration of this project, we worked closely alongside archaeologists and the conservation team.  


We are a family run construction company, which has been building in the South of England for over 30 years. We have a wealth of knowledge in building, conservation and renovation, new-builds, planning and design. 

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Chalvington Barns offers a professional, comprehensive and flexible range of services to home, land and commercial property owners to ensure the success of your renovation project. These services can include, for example, land purchase, fixed fee contracts or promotional agreements to option/conditional contracts.

Chalvington Barns are based in East Sussex and have carried out projects throughout the South East. We strive to use local craftsmen and locally sourced materials wherever possible.  Please have a look at our gallery and the latest projects we are working on.  

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