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Our History

Family run for three generations and with nearly 75 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 two sons, Rob and Frank Clarke took over the business.


Rob Clarke retired, leaving Frank to run the company.


The company celebrated 50 years in business


We moved from our Hailsham yard to Hammonds Drive in Eastbourne.


Due to company growth Frank appointed Paul Strudwick and David Beer company directors. At the time Paul and David had been with the company for 30 years. Paul is now Operations Director and David Head of Estimating.


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


Our Flat Roofing department was launched.


Won first NFRC award for our project at Hollybridge.


Clarke Roofing were finalists in an international award for our work on the 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.


Clarke Roofing won the contract 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 Awards won for Health & Safety and Lead Contractors Awards for leadwork.


Awards won for Health & Safety, UK Roofing Awards and Sussex Heritage Awards. Work completed on Maison Dieu, Dover and works started on Jane Austen’s House in Hampshire. George Potter joins as trainee in Flat Roofing department


New corporate logos launched


Lloyd Clarke, Josh Clarke and Karl Strudwick appointed as Company Directors as part of ongoing succession planning.


Frank Clarke awarded Sussex Heritage Trust Person of the Year. Awards won for Jane Austen's House from the NFRC and Sackville House from the Sussex Heritage Trust


Frank Clarke semi retires after nearly 50 years in the industry!


Meet the team