ABOUT US
About Us
Gransden Construction

Founded in 1946 by Eric Gransden, the company has now been re-established by the third generation of the family at Wises Oast in Borden.


For more than seven decades – Gransdens has established a reputation for delivering a diverse range of projects on time and on budget thanks to our family run team of professional managers, skilled craftsmen and local specialist sub-contractors. 

Today, we continue to uphold the excellent standards and traditional skills which have been developed over the years, whilst maintaining the quality and expertise in building and construction for which the company is renowned.  We are Kent and Medway County Council Approved Contractors offering quality assured building work, with a total commitment to exceeding our clients needs.

Gransden Construction Ltd is a family run firm of traditional builders and contractors, founded in 1946 in Upchurch, Kent and re-established by the third generation of the family near Sittingbourne in Kent.


The company has a reputation for quality, reliable workmanship, highly skilled tradesmen and a passion for both traditional and modern methods of construction.


The company continues to expand and currently has the capacity to manage a wide range of projects up to £2m in value, we undertake most types of projects including new build, extension, alteration, restoration, refurbishment and maintenance to all types of buildings and we’re particularly  fond of projects on ancient or listed buildings. Contact us today for further information.

Dry Ice Blasting – (It’s cleaner than sandblasting!)

We offer a full dry ice blasting service as a stripping and cleaning process for your oak or pine beams and other in-situ cleaning requirements. The process is a quicker, cleaner alternative to sandblasting and will leave your oak beams, brick or flint walls, metal and many other surfaces stripped of unwanted paint or other coverings, clean and without the mess and damage usually associated with sandblasting. Click the tab at the top of the page for further information.

Our History

The Early Years 1946 – 2005

Eric Gransden founded the family firm in 1946 upon his return from duty in deserts of Egypt during WW2 with the RAF salvage team restoring stricken fighter planes to active duty.

The photograph below shows Eric with a scale model of Sun Pier, Chatham before developing the site in the 1980s. 

The family business was re-established by the third generation of the family, at Wises Oast in Borden, near Sittingbourne in 2005. 

Meet the Team

Jonathan Gransden

Chief Executive – Accounts Payable – Co. Secretary

T: 01795 478487 option 5

E: jon@gransdens.com

Richard Gransden

Managing Director – Quantity Surveyor – Listed Buildings Estimator.

Gransden Dry Ice Blasting Manager.

T: 01795 478487 option 2

E: richard@gransdens.com

David Gransden

Director – Senior Site Manager.

Andrew White

Senior Estimator

T: 01795 478487 option 3

E: andrew@gransdens.com

Marcus House

Contracts Manager – Health and Safety Manager – Small Works Estimator

T: 01795 478487 option 1

E: marcus@gransdens.com

Tracy Pearce

Accounts / Administration.

T: 01795 478487 option 5

E: tracy@gransdens.com