Meet the team


Andrew Nicholls. Company director/Project Manager/Multi Trade

I started working as a labourer in the school and college holidays in the late 1980’s. After going to college and gaining a degree in statistics and operations research, I realised that I needed a trade in order to bring in an income (kids on the way).

My qualifications  did not really lead me into anything that held my interest and so I decided to do a bricklaying course in the early 90’s. Looking back I realise that I enjoy doing things with my hands and have always done so.

Obviously things have become different and more complex as the business has become bigger, but I still do the thing I love and I have tried to bring my personal beliefs about sustainable living to my profession. The building industry has a long way to go to become truly energy efficient, but it is starting to get there.


Kate Mason. Company Secretary/Admin/Product Research

My background is in admin and man management which comes in handy with a busy business and hectic household. I do all the backroom stuff that allows the lads to get on with what they do best without being over run by paper work. Andy and I have lived in Hove for the last 15 years and built the business up over that time. We share a deeply held respect for the community in which we live and our local environment.


Matthew Stuart. Project Manager/Foreman/Multi Trade.

Mat has been with us for the last 10 years. He is a hugely skilled builder with a talent for the more artistic aspects of a build, as well as having an excellent overview of a project as a whole. He is our right hand man.


Hiroyuki Kanatani. Multi Trade/Carpenter.

Hiro came to us about 5 years ago. He is dedicated and meticulous in his work and his area of expertise is carpentry. As well as his practical skills, his bouyant disposition makes him an excellent person to have on a project and a valued team member.