A B Canham & Son is a multi-million pound company responsible for building some of the South East’s most prestigious new home developments.

Construction is about building on solid foundations and it is this principle that has allowed us to continually grow and take on larger, more ambitious projects. Our dedication to quality and craftsmanship over the last 45 years also qualifies us as an NHBC registered builder, achieving Category A1 National Housebuilder status in 2005.

Since our inception in 1974, we have grown to become a ‘whole process’ construction and housebuilding company able to plan, design and build entire developments and villages. We have grown from humble beginnings to become a multi-million pound construction company, with a directly-employed workforce of over 100, an annual turnover in excess of £18 million and assets that include our own extensive fleet of plant machinery.

More than just construction, however, A B Canham & Son has diversified to include project management, design and planning, contracting, plant hire and industrial/commercial refurbishment as areas of specialism. As a result, our clients enjoy an unrivalled level of consistency and confidence when embarking on relationship with us.

A B Canham & Son is a company people want to work for, envied for its close-knit team and a mutual sense of respect between all employees. The environment we have created in our Tonbridge office and across our sites has led to many generations of one family joining – and staying – with us, very much in the same way Michael Canham followed in his father Alan’s footsteps in 1982.


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Our History

It is hard to believe that A B Canham was founded back in 1974 with just £75, given the scale and value of the projects it now completes. Alan Canham carved a reputation for meticulous attention to detail and craftsmanship in the 1970s, when he undertook modest extensions and decorating jobs.

Our Team

Whether our staff wear a shirt and tie or a hard hat and hi vis, they all have one thing in common – loyalty. Unlike other construction companies, who rely on a large contingent of sub contractors, A B Canham & Son is powered by full time staff who are employed directly by us.

Group of Companies

A B Canham & Son is fiercely proud of its standards and we expect nothing but the best from our working partners. Over the years we have identified a number of companies that we trust implicitly to uphold our own values.

Awards & Accreditations

A B Canham & Son has been a registered member of the NHBC since 1989 and it achieved Category A1 National Housebuilder status in 2005 – the highest level of membership available, reflecting both build quality and financial stability.

Plant & Transport

The A B Canham & Son fleet of branded vehicles and plant machinery are at the disposal of our entire workforce, ensuring materials and tools are where they are needed without delay. Our plant portfolio is also substantial enough to facilitate a plant hire service to outside companies.

Health & Safety

Of paramount importance to us is the health and safety of all our employees, those working on our sites and that of our clients. A B Canham & Son has a robust health and safety policy that is strictly adhered to and enforced by our dedicated welfare team.

Work for A B Canham

The A B Canham & Son business is growing each year and we are always looking for skilled staff to join our team.

Customer Care

A B Canham & Son has earned a reputation for excellent customer service to both main contractors and its public sector clients and our Customer Service team are specially trained to deal with any issues you may have with your new home.

More Information

If you would like to find out more information about our services and how we can help you please get in touch.

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