About Us

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Kent Sectional Buildings was established back in 1958 and we remain a family business, priding ourselves on offering a highly professional and personal service to all our customers. Over 50 years in business brings with it a wealth of experience which is why we’re able to offer most buildings manufactured to your own specification, no matter how large or small, or the type of materials used.

Our focus is firmly on the quality of the buildings we create and our buildings of all types can be found throughout Kent, including all the following areas:
Canterbury, Whitstable, Herne Bay, Margate, Ramsgate, Folkestone, Dover, Hythe, Faversham, Sittingbourne, Ashford, Maidstone, Chatham, Gillingham, Rainham, Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells, Sevenoaks, Dartford, Bromley … and many villages and towns in between and even as far as France!.

You are able to view some of the buildings shown on our website at our large display site on the A28, Ashford Road. We are certain you will be assured, once visiting our site, of the quality and range of buildings we offer. Our display site is open (unmanned) 24/7, or you are welcome to visit our Main Office and Factory in the village of Chartham during the hours of 9 am – 5.30 pm. At our factory, an independent carpenter without the use of jigs or prefabricated sections manufactures each building from the smallest shed to the largest workshop.

Should you require a purpose built construction or simply need personal advice please contact our office where we can either deal with your request in person, over the telephone or arrange a free local  site visit from our representative. We are also able to supply an estimate based on customers’ drawings or plans.

It’s not uncommon for us to be contacted by new customers who have been living in properties where there was an existing building created by us many years before, and the quality of the building ensured that it had an extensive period of service. Those new customers would naturally come to Kent Sectional Buildings because they already know that the original buildings have been standing for many years and so there is the confidence that new buildings will not only look fantastic and be tailored to their requirements, but they’ll last for a very long time indeed.

Planning Permission is not usually required for Garden sheds, greenhouses, conservatories and other buildings providing that:

The ground area covered by the shed/greenhouse/building and any other buildings within the boundary of the property, excluding the original house, is not more than half the total area of the property and the floor area does not exceed 15 sq meters.

No part of the shed / greenhouse / building is in front of the principal or side elevation of the original house that faces onto a road.

The maximum height of the shed / greenhouse / building is 4 metres. The maximum eaves height of the shed / greenhouse / building is 2.5 metres if it is within 2 metres of the property boundary and is within 3.5 metres of the boundary with a road to the rear of the house.

If you live in a house within a World Heritage Site, area of outstanding natural beauty or National Park the maximum total area of ground covered by buildings, enclosures and pools situated more than 20 metres from any wall of the house does not exceed 10 square metres and the building is not situated between the principal or side elevation of the house and its boundary.

If you live in a house which is a listed building, it is likely that you will need Listed Building Consent for any building operations.

If you require Planning Permission for your proposed building we are able to supply you with drawings to help you. These drawings will show all relevant elevations, however, are not scaled architect plans. It is the responsibility of all customers to confirm consent of Planning Permission or Building Regulation approval if required and if there are any restrictions regarding access to proposed site/s for any delivery and erection of building sections.

We can manufacture most of our buildings to 2.5m high to conform with regulation if needed.

As part of our focus on quality we recommend certain types of building products and we only endorse Sadolin as a treatment for wood because we have many years of experience in using what we consider to be a top quality product.  If a customers chooses to use any other product this may invalidate the warranty.

We proudly feel that in a world where so many products are mainstream and disposable, often falling apart within relatively short periods of time, Kent Sectional Buildings are the company of choice for customers who expect buildings that will delight them for many years to come.

But don’t just take our word for it – read for yourself what some of our many happy customers have said about us on our testimonials page.