Berry-Middleton Ltd was formed in 1997. Based in West Sussex at the heart of the South Downs, we are a small company that specialises in traditional flintwork of all styles, as well as being proficient in many other aspects of restoration work.
Originally formed as a partnership, Berry-Middleton Ltd is now owned and run solely by Mark Middleton with the assistance of 3 full-time members of staff, Phil, Gregg and Xavier. The Company takes pride in maintaining the very best traditions, from hand picking and knapping flints in the ‘old fashioned’ way, restoring buildings and features which have stood for centuries, to creating new flint structures which appear to have age and character. We are experts in our field.
Mark left school in 1986 at 16 and took up employment with a local building company as a labourer. Time spent working with experienced tradesmen built up a sound knowledge of both traditional and modern building methods. Ten years later it was time to go it alone. Mark has a real passion for his work and loves working with flints as a raw material.
Phil has been with Berry-Middleton Ltd since September 2002. He started work as a labourer and has gradually built up a great set of skills in both knapping and laying flints. He is particularly proficient at galletting, and his speed at this type of work is second to none.
Gregg started in 2013 as a labourer.
Xavier joined the team in October 2020 as a labourer.
The final members of the team are the dogs, who come to work with us most days. Wilma the laid back loving black Labrador and Roux the hyperactive Springer Spaniel.