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Serving Chichester and surrounding areas

About US

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Since 1984

Building and Property Maintenance Specialists

Builder Chichester: Builder in Chichester

Man about the house was established 35 years ago by Michael Pickthall (pbar), we are renowned for our workmanship and quality of service.

Chichester builder; Quality builder Chichester

Our company set up allows us to offer a comprehensive Building service; we often undertake small repairs and minor works for regular customers; however we also regularly carry out full extensions, both single and double. We understand that many people are now looking to make the most of the space they have and we are always willing to help.

Although much of our work is in the Chichester area, due to recommendations we often travel further afield, having recently completed projects in Dorset, Kent and Surrey.

We are also proud to be members of the Sussex county council buy with confidence scheme, which has been set up by trading standards to promote the many honest and reliable businesses and traders we have in the county.

If you’re looking for a builder in Chichester,feel free to call us for a competitive quote call Michael on: 01243 555 442 / 07771 818 179

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All Services

House Extensions

Add value to your home. Let us help you achieve the house of your dreams and maximise your living space.

Loft Conversions

A loft conversion is a great way to utilise the extra space within your home that you already own.


We offer a quality, fully insured professional building and property renovation service. No project is to big or small.


We offer full property refurbishment from kitchens to bathrooms for all kinds of properties.


Make your perfect bathroom a reality. We provide full planning and installation services to help you transform your bathroom.


We have over 45 years experience of kitchen installations and will bring your kitchen ideas to life.

Property Repairs

Are you in need of general property repairs or maintenance? Get in touch today.


We offer the full range of decorating services. We are reliable, punctual, clean, hardworking with excellent finishing results.


We provide a quality plastering service carried out by our experienced tradesman. We specialise in all aspects of plastering.


Simple repairs to extensive plumbing works undertaken. From adding a new radiator or shower to replacing worn taps and wc’s we are just one call away.


We work with all types of tile, whether it be ceramic, porcelain, mosaic or natural stone (travertine, marble, slate, limestone). We're also happy to re-grout, repair or re-seal your floor or wall tiling.


All carpentry work undertaken inclusive of fitted kitchens, alcove cupboards & units, sliding wardrobes, shelving, bookcases and bespoke storage solutions.

Insurance Work

Contact us if you need competitive quotations for insurance work.

All Building Work

Whatever you need doing please get in touch. We can offer you a no obligation quotation for all building work.

Boat Building

Man About The House Builders have 45 years of experience in boat building and boat repairs.

For a friendly, free, no obligation quote, get in touch.

Serving Chichester and Surrounding Areas

Head Office

2 Tacklee Road



BN18 0HB