About Nutshell Construction

Celebrating heritage

We are a family-run construction business with our roots firmly placed in Sussex. Our family has been in Sussex for over 400 years. Nutshell Construction was born when three of us joined forces to complete our very first project, a sustainable new green oak build, now part of our own Copper family heritage. As specialists in the restoration of listed buildings we try to capture Sussex’s signature architectural designs and to update these styles in a sensitive way within more modern new build projects.

Upholding values

Our values can be summed up in just four words: design, permanence, longevity and empathy.



When it comes to design, our very first step is to open and maintain communication between our clients and their architects and designers. We’re here to put innovative design and creative concepts into concrete reality without sacrificing structural integrity.



As long-standing residents of Sussex, we value permanence above all else. Taking much of the stress out of the construction process, our clients and partners can rest assured that we’re here to stay. Our team are always on hand to discuss project progress and we don’t consider any build complete until it’s absolutely perfect.



We create timeless structures to be enjoyed by residents for years to come. Our focus on integrity and attention to detail ensures that the buildings we create truly adorn the landscape whilst possessing the soundness of structure to last for years.



Empathy with our clients and partners lies at the heart of everything we do. We understand the common concerns of our clients and we promise never to leave anyone in the lurch. Our polite workforce understand that they are guests in your home.