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

Aerial photo of The Courts in Nottingham

The energy efficiency scheme that we are currently delivering for Nottingham City Homes ("The Courts") features a large power storage facility, photovoltaic rooftop arrays and a pioneering low temperature district heating system . It will almost certainly be looked back upon as an important demonstration of new low carbon building designs and technologies.

Thursday, 6 December, 2018 - 03:13
Sponsor of the 2018 NCH STAR Awards

SBS has a long history of working with Nottingham City Homes and, maintaining that tradition, we agreed to sponsor NCH's STAR Awards 2018.

The STAR Awards recognise the contributions that NCH staff and colleagues make in their working lives. Describing the event, NCH notes: "These awards celebrate the work that teams and colleagues do in helping us create homes and places where people want to live."

Wednesday, 14 November, 2018 - 02:10
Completed insulation works on a previous phase of Arbed

SBS has been awarded a place on Phase 3 of the Arbed 3 strategic energy performance investment programme for Wales.

SBS has worked under the previous two phases of the programme, which had budgets of £30m and £45m respectively. In Phase 3, SBS will be working as a specialist external wall insulation contractor, initially focusing on homes in the North Wales region. This will cover areas including Anglesey, Gwynedd, Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire and Wrexham.

Wednesday, 14 November, 2018 - 00:56
Plant room being commissioned

In April 2018, we announced that SBS had begun a major energy efficiency scheme in Sneinton, Nottingham. Now, with work on this pioneering £4 million scheme well under way, here's a short progress update.

Thursday, 8 November, 2018 - 01:25