Whole house refurbishment
Repairs and maintenance
New build projects
An award-winning building contractor
Energy efficiency
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Improving futures
Improving quality of life
Improving buildings
Building sustainable futures
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A specialist in large scale frameworks
An expert in project funding
40 years of social housing experience
Committed to best value
Regenerating communities nationwide
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Education / healthcare premises
Low rise / high rise schemes
Residential / commercial buildings
A comprehensive capability
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Sustainable Building Services (UK) Ltd is an award-winning building contractor with forty years' experience in the social housing sector.

Active throughout Britain, we deliver design and build projects, property maintenance programmes, energy efficiency works and a comprehensive range of refurbishment services. We excel in making funding schemes and capital budgets work together to achieve maximum impact.



What Clients Say

  • The company has consistently delivered top quality services, on time and on budget, for the Glasgow MSF frameworks.

    Ben Desanges, Wates Living Space.
  • 10 out of 10 for performance. Excellent work. We were always kept well informed and everything was left clean and tidy at the end of the day.

    Private resident, Knowsley.
  • I would have no hesitation in recommending this company. I have found their attitude, performance and approach to be of the highest standard.

    Ian Whitley, Harvest Housing Group.
  • ... a consistent service, with very good customer satisfaction feedback. We are receiving a well delivered, well planned, quality service.

    Neighbourhood Survey, Guinness Northern Counties.
  • The work was carried out quickly and efficiently. I was impressed with the workmen...they arrived on time, they were polite and nothing was too much trouble.

    Private resident, Stockport.
  • We would like to thank you for your friendliness, workmanship and professionalism, and above all your consideration and respect for our homes. We are so grateful.
    Residents Group, Wigan.
  • ...a clear understanding of Adactus’s ethos in relation to customer care and tenant satisfaction. The average satisfaction has been recorded as 98% over a 5 year period.
    Colin Blackwood, Adactus Housing Group.

Who We Are...

Company Profile

Established in 1976, Sustainable Building Services is a multi-disciplinary building contractor that operates throughout the UK.

Accredited for quality assurance, safety and environmental management, we are equipped to handle contracts of all sizes. These include new build schemes, cyclical maintenance programmes and major installations for some of the country's largest and best known social landlords.

Recognising the value of long term partnerships, we are firmly committed to delivering best value across all our operations and this is one of the reasons why many of our framework agreements are now in their second and third generations.

In the following section, you can read more about our experience, structure, policies and accreditations.

See our company profile.


Now a fast-growing management contractor, Sustainable Building Services offers a range of capabilities, all geared to creating better places to live.

Our work includes construction, repair and maintenance, all kinds of property refurbishment and the design and installation of energy efficiency measures. Accordingly, we help to enhance the lives and living conditions of thousands of families every year.

Read about our services.

Delivering Value

Our company ethos is very much about collaboration. We seek to add value to every project through a combination of operational efficiency, strict quality control, creative thinking and effective engagement with supply chain partners. We are also fiercely committed to the principles of social inclusion and community regeneration. We design our projects to maximise training and employment opportunities wherever possible, and we use our exceptional funding expertise to maximise benefits to all stakeholders and communities.

How we add value.

Latest News

New Energy Efficiency Funding, September 2022

On 23 September, the new Chancellor of the Exchequer Kwasi Kwarteng outlined the key measures contained in the government’s ‘special fiscal event’, and released further details in a new document, The Growth Plan 2022.

Friday, 23 September, 2022 - 08:22
Apprentice quantity surveyors

The SBS team is getting bigger each month as we deliver increasing numbers of decarbonisation schemes across the UK. The latest to join us are two new trainee quantity surveyors, Amber Lawton and Lucas Roberts.

Amber comes to us from Winstanley College in Wigan, where she completed her A-levels. Under her new apprenticeship programme, she will typically be spending three days a week on-site, one day in the SBS head office, and another day studying at John Moores University, working towards a BSc (Hons) in Quantity Surveying.

Friday, 16 September, 2022 - 03:37
SHDF Wave 2 - advice booklet

In mid-June, government announced the likely timeline for submissions for funding via Wave 2 of the Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund (SHDF). The official guidance notes that the competition window is likely to open in late August / early September 2022, but that applicants are encouraged to begin preparing their applications now.

Tuesday, 20 September, 2022 - 00:45

On 5th July, SBS staff will attend a “Spark Apprenticeship Marketplace” event at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) in Preston. It will run from 9:30am to 3:00pm.

The day-long event is a platform for enabling meetings between prospective degree apprentices and regional employers. It is part of a series of sessions, each focusing on a specific sector: engineering, construction, business and digital industries.

Tuesday, 21 June, 2022 - 08:36