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

Merlin Bromford logos

SBS is one of four contractors recently appointed to a new multi-measure scheme in the Midlands. The work was procured through the Merlin Framework on behalf of Bromford Housing Association.  

SBS was appointed to the Merlin framework a number of years ago, but it won its place on this latest contract as a result of a mini tender. Its bid was assessed on the basis of price and quality. The quality elements of the submission were judged by criteria including experience, knowledge and understanding; resources and management structure; and added social value and innovation.

Wednesday, 8 May, 2019 - 02:29
Steve Roberts

As part of its continuing growth, SBS has announced the appointment of Steve Roberts to the senior management team as Operations Manager.

Steve joined the company at the end of April 2019, but this is not his first experience of Sustainable Building Services. He has twenty years' history of working with company chair Derek Horrocks, and prior to a two year period with another construction sector business, he spent many years working as SBS's Commercial Manager.

Thursday, 2 May, 2019 - 07:56
Cheltenham BC logo

In April 2019, SBS received news that it had won a competitive bid for a new Cheltenham Borough Council contract, entitled: 'External Renovation & Improvement of Cornish Type Properties.' It won the open tender on the basis of both price and quality.

The work will be split into two phases, worth a total of £2m to £2.5m. Phase 1 is scheduled to commence in June 2019 and must be complete by November. It will entail improvements works to 36 properties, comprising four 2-storey blocks of flats (16 units in all), and 20 houses, which will be a mix of mid- and end-terraces.

Wednesday, 8 May, 2019 - 02:07
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On 19th February, SBS received the news that it had won a place on the Fusion21 Painting, Decorating and Associated Repairs Framework. This followed a successful tender submitted in January.

The £90 million framework is accessible to all Fusion 21 members UK-wide, and is split into four lots. SBS has been awarded places on all four lots. These include:

Lot 1: Housing
This covers all domestic building types, including sheltered accommodation.

Thursday, 18 April, 2019 - 06:25