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Our History

Family run for three generations and with over 60 years of expert knowledge we will ensure every job is finished to the highest standard.


Clarke roofing was established by Frank Clarke snr. Frank was a fisherman off Hastings but had to stop after the war because of the mines so started a roofing company.


Frank Snr retired. His 2 sons, Rob and Frank Clarke took over the business.


Rob Clarke retired, leaving Frank to run the company.


50 years in business


We moved from Hailsham yard to Hammonds Drive in Eastbourne.


Due to company growth Frank made Paul Strudwick and David Beer company directors. At the time Paul and David had been with the company for 30 years. Paul is now contracts manager and David estimating manager.


We extended the offices and yard to accommodate the growing company.


Phil Clarke joined the company to start in house flat roofing.


Won first NFRC award for our project at Hollybridge.


Clarke roofing were finalists in an international award for Wadhurst church spire.


Lloyd Clarke, Josh Clarke and Karl Strudwick progress to the office after 10 years on site learning the trade to take the company into its third generation.


Daniel Sweet joined and started to oversee the construction aspect of the company.


Clarke Roofing was the contact to renew the lead work on Canterbury Cathedral


Clarke Roofing won the West Dean College contract for re-roofing and restoration works to be completed over a 2 year period and valued circa £5 million. Sussex Heritage Craft Award winners Sussex Heritage Ecclesiastical Award winners.


Clarke Roofing celebrates 70 years of family roofing. We won the NFRC Gold Safety award for a record 11th successive year. Our charity golf day raised £11,000 for blood runners, Serve Sussex. Mike Ashdown joined us as part of a University surveyors degree course.


Clarke Roofing won the Eastbourne and Lewes roofing framework contract. Covid 19 caused shutdown to all works except our NHS Hospital work. Achieved ISO 14001


Meet the team