About Us

The company was formed in 1965 and taken ownership of by John and Sue Ditton in 1972. From humble beginnings it grew to an operation fully employing 45 tradesmen and associated office  staff by the mid 1990’s.

In 1992 Chris Ditton, left the National Contractor with whom he was working to join the family firm, and in 2008 became Managing Director, opening the way for John and Sue to retire fully in 2010.

The company now operates from new premises on the Cranbrook/Hawkhurst border, with a refurbished office building and, fully computer integrated with a large material storage facility and well equipped yard.

The office houses our management team of 2 full time estimator/surveyors ; 2 contracts managers; accounts department now headed by Sara Ditton (Chris’ wife); Yard Foreman and our Office Administrator.

Our site staff include bricklayers, carpenters, painters and decorators, groundworkers, general labourers and plumbers. We actively seek apprentices to work alongside our tradesmen and would usually expect to have at least one in each discipline employed at any time.

Opening hours are Monday to Friday 7:30am until 5:00pm and outside of these hours a telephone answering service is made available

Call us on: 01580 712266enquiries@hurstway.co.uk

Associations We are members of...

  • Chartered Building Company
  • LABC
  • Federation of Master Builders
  • Gas Safe Register
  • The National Register of Warranted Builders
  • National House-Building Council
  • Trust Mark