Sprinks Construction History

We have been servicing Kent for well over 110 years. To have been established for this long is a testament to our integrity, workmanship and service.

Sprinks Construction

In the early-dawning years of the 20th Century Charles Edward Sprinks and his wife Ada left Wimbledon, his mother and father and his four siblings for the relative quietness of the seaside town of Hythe. Charles was a master decorator by trade and his family had been involved in the building industry since 1820. With this strong lineage, connection and experience he decided, in 1908, to start his own building company, C E Sprinks.

The business rapidly established a reliable name and a trustworthy, dependable reputation based upon a professional, friendly service supported by quality workmanship. Through this success Charles Edward became a prominent and respected member of the local community.

In 1925 Charles was joined by his two sons, Edward Alexander, who was known as Charlie, and Christopher Walter and so the company name was changed to C. E Sprinks and Sons.

Charles Edward died in 1937 and the business passed into the hands of Charlie and Christopher. With the outbreak of war in 1939 the business was suspended for the next six years, but following World War Two Charlie and Christopher set about reviving their company. Charles E Sprinks and Sons once more became an important part of the community and an integral part of the regeneration of Hythe following the damage it incurred during wartime bombing raids.

In 1950, Christopher decided that he wanted to pursue other avenues within the industry so he parted company with Charlie and set up his own company. Charlie continued to run Charles E Sprinks and Sons on his own until he was joined by his son Peter in 1964.

Ten years later in 1974, Peter’s boyhood pal, Roy Petley, also joined the company, which allowed Charlie to retire after thirty-nine years of service. It was at this stage that Peter and Roy decided to set up the limited company of Charles E Sprinks and Sons Ltd. Peter’s determination and ambition, ably supported by Roy, made sure that the company continued to grow under their leadership.

The company’s centenary in 2008 was also marked by two significant changes. Peter and Roy, with forty-four years and thirty-four years of service, respectively, decided to retire. The business was handed down to their sons Stuart and Adam, marking another new era in the Sprinks family business.

So today the company is under the directorship of Stuart, fourth generation Sprinks, and Adam Petley, son of previous director Roy, who continue the running of the company and work alongside each other in their respective roles. They have both inherited the knowledge and ambition necessary to run a 21st century business whilst respecting its heritage and to change and adapt with the times as the ever-evolving industry continues to reflect changes in trends and techniques.



Sprinks Constructions first ever cheque

“It has been an absolute pleasure to have you and your team working here at our home, in all aspects – lovely people, positive attitudes, excellent team work and quality workmanship. We are delighted with the result, its beyond anything we dared to imagine!”

Mrs H Braithwaite

Contact Us


2 Park Road
CT21 6DH

01303 266235