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

Examples of recent external wall insulation projects deivered via EEM frameworks

We recently reported that SBS had won new works in Broxtowe and Rykneld, and that both schemes had been procured via Efficiency East Midlands (EEM). This illustrates how important the framework has been to us since we were appointed to it in 2017.

Wednesday, 21 August, 2019 - 01:11
External wall insulation, installed in the previous phase

At the start of the year, SBS was shortlisted for the Project of the Year category in the 2019 Building Communities Awards, hosted by Efficiency East Midlands. The project in question was commissioned by Broxtowe Borough Council and involved installing a PermaRock external wall insulation system to 233 occupied properties.

Tuesday, 20 August, 2019 - 01:14
One of Hereford Housing's properties, newly fitted with external wall insulation

SBS and Hereford Housing have an excellent working relationship that dates back to 2013. In April, we reported that we were busy delivering a 2-phase external wall insulation scheme in Redhill. Now, in July 2019, we have begun a new phase involving the installation of solid wall insulation to bungalows, houses and sheds.

Monday, 19 August, 2019 - 04:15
Visualisation of finished solid wall insulation, Rykneld

Back in February, we announced that we had helped Rykneld Homes to celebrate the handover of its thousandth  property to be fitted with external wall insulation. We have since completed that phase of works, which came to a successful conclusion in March. Working in the Grassmoor area, we installed EWI to a total of 172 REEMA properties.

Friday, 16 August, 2019 - 03:33