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What is Greenwashing?

Posted: 2022-06-08, in category: Greenwashing

Professional Building Contractors, Renovations, Refurbishments, Conversions, Interior Design & Kitchen Installation With the emphasis on companies needing to reduce their carbon footprint, many people prefer to deal with ethical businesses. Several industries have gone a long way towards becoming environmentally friendly with their products and practices. However there is an amount of ‘Greenwashing’ that goes… Read more »

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Open the Door to Style

Posted: 2022-03-02, in category: Doors

Professional Building Contractors, Renovations, Refurbishments, Conversions, Interior Design & Kitchen Installation The door is one of the most important parts of the home, and one that has to look great while being secure and functional. Even the most modest home can benefit from an attractive, beautifully designed entrance door. Looking back through history doors have… Read more »

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Are We Building Enough Homes in the UK?

Posted: 2022-02-08, in category: New Builds

Professional Building Contractors, Renovations, Refurbishments, Conversions, Interior Design & Kitchen Installation It seems that the UK needs to up its game when it comes to delivering new homes since the pandemic began. Research on this has been conducted by the new-build sales optimisation platform, Unlatch. They found that the UK lags behind with regards to… Read more »

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Breakthrough Alternative to Concrete

Posted: 2021-10-20, in category: Building Materials

Professional Building Contractors, Renovations, Refurbishments, Conversions, Interior Design & Kitchen Installation   While concrete is one of the most widely used materials across the world, it’s also responsible for a high percentage of carbon emissions. Concrete is all around us, used for building houses, pavements, bridges and other major structures. There have been efforts over… Read more »

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Developers Told to ‘Get Building!’

Posted: 2021-05-23, in category: Extensions

Professional Building Contractors, Renovations, Refurbishments, Conversions, Interior Design & Kitchen Installation     Building projects have really been taking off in the past few months, especially for the home. As people have been urged to stay indoors, and holidays have been a no go, building and home improvements have been high on the agenda. This… Read more »

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Spectacular LVT Floors from Amtico

Posted: 2021-02-21, in category: Amtico Flooring

Professional Building Contractors, Garage Conversions & Loft Renovations, Refurbishments, Interior Design & Flooring Installation   As renowned home improvement specialists, we are committed to using high quality, long lasting products wherever possible. This covers every aspect of our work, from roofing to rebuilds, we insist on giving our customers a high performance, cost effective solution…. Read more »

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Timber Makes a Construction Comeback!

Posted: 2021-01-26, in category: construction

Comprehensive Range of Building Services, Energy Efficient Home Heating Systems, Kitchens & Bathrooms   The target date for the UK government to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net-zero is 2050, and it’s not looking too promising! This is because the UK construction industry is responsible for around 40% of our carbon footprint. Unfortunately carbon rich… Read more »

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What’s Happening to Concrete?

Posted: 2021-01-04, in category: construction

Professional Building Contractors, Renovations, Refurbishments, Conversions, Interior Design & Kitchen Installation   The construction industry is becoming increasingly eco-friendly with advances in technology having an effect on machinery, equipment and materials. Take concrete for instance, one of the most widely used materials across the world. In 2019 around 4 billion tons of concrete was produced,… Read more »

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Are Your Tools & Equipment Safe?

Posted: 2020-12-27, in category: Self Storage

Professional Building Contractors, Conversions, Interior Design, Renovations, Refurbishments & Kitchen Installation   The Planning & Building Control Today [PCBToday] website published an article in 2020, which highlighted a major problem made worse by the global pandemic. Everybody involved are badly affected by plant and tool theft [apart from the thieves obviously!} It has always been… Read more »

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Re-use of Structural Steel

Posted: 2020-09-11, in category: construction

Professional Building Contractors, Renovations, Refurbishments, Conversions, Interior Design & Kitchen Installation   There is a bit of a revolution going on at the moment within the steel industry relating to the way we treat the material. Typically, once steel has reached the end of it’s usefulness, it is dismantled, sold for scrap and melted down…. Read more »

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Project in Marple, Manchester

Posted: 2019-10-25, in category: Renovation

Professional Building Contractors, Renovations, Refurbishments, Conversions, Interior Design & Kitchen Installation   At SJP Building Services, we love a project we can get our teeth into, especially when we know the kind of impact it will make! Just such a project was completed on a fabulous detached property in Marple, Manchester. This beautiful white house,… Read more »

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Comprehensive Renovation Project

Posted: 2019-09-24, in category: Renovation

Professional Building Contractors, Renovations, Refurbishments, Conversions, Interior Design & Kitchen Installation   Our projects frequently involve extensive and complex work, such as the recent house renovation we carried out in Worsley, Manchester. It is a major advantage for customers if their building company is able to offer a wide range of skills. This means that… Read more »

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Garage Conversions will Transform your Home

Posted: 2019-09-09, in category: Uncategorised

Professional Building Contractors, Garage Conversions & Loft Renovations, Refurbishments, Interior Design & Kitchen Installation   There could be any number of reasons for wishing to create extra space in the home, such as having children at college, who may return home. There could be elderly relatives who are no longer able to look after themselves… Read more »

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Stay Safe Working at Height

Posted: 2019-08-28, in category: construction

Extensions, Conversions, Refurbishments, Double Glazing & Door Installations, Decking, Roofs & Flooring   There is plenty of sound advice out there for those who frequently work at height, or people who employ others to carry out this type of work. The government’s Health and Safety Executive website, publishes comprehensive information in an effort to reduce… Read more »

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5 Reasons you need Project Management

Posted: 2019-02-22, in category: builders

Professional Building Contractors, Renovations, Refurbishments, Conversions, Interior Design & Kitchen Installation   When planning building work or upgrades to your home, make sure you find a professional that you can rely on. Search the internet and social media, ask friends and family for recommendations and ask companies questions. These measures will go a long way… Read more »

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Construction Apprenticeships in Basildon

Posted: 2018-10-29, in category: Uncategorised

Professional Building Contractors, Renovations, Refurbishments, Conversions, Interior Design & Kitchen Installation   Youngsters in Basildon are being urged to consider a career in construction, with the incentive of annual earnings of up to £50,000. MP for South Basildon and East Thurrock Stephen Metcalfe made the plea earlier this year, as part of his role as… Read more »

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Eco-Conscious Carpets

Posted: 2018-06-07, in category: Uncategorised

Comprehensive Building Service, Roofing, Flooring, Windows & Doors, Interior Design   Just as with other products, people are conscious of the environmental impact of their floor covering choices too. Eco-friendly carpets come in virtually every style from rugs, wall-to-wall carpeting to tiles. Carpet made from natural, renewable fibres tend to be the most environmentally friendly… Read more »

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Steel – Tough, Versatile and Beautiful

Posted: 2018-05-23, in category: Uncategorised

Building Contractors, Renovations, Design & Build, Refurbishment & Extensions In the UK, structural steelwork accounts for around 70% of non-domestic frames within multi storey constructions, proving what a key material steel is. The importance of the material used cannot be over emphasised, as the choice will significantly affect things like the design, wall to floor… Read more »

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Energy Efficiency News

Posted: 2018-04-22, in category: Uncategorised

Extensions, Conversions, Refurbishments, Double Glazing & Door Installations, Decking, Roofs & Flooring It is compulsory for building projects these days to involve some form of sustainable technology such as energy efficient windows and doors. Double glazing products have advanced incredibly since the days of single glazed units, and are now as attractive as they are… Read more »

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Solid Fuel Heating Systems

Posted: 2018-01-03, in category: Uncategorised

Comprehensive Range of Building Services, Energy Efficient Home Heating Systems, Kitchens & Bathrooms When carrying out any home construction work such as a new build, renovation, refurbishment or conversion, it’s important to consider which type of heating system you prefer. Central heating is of course a basic addition for most people, delivering comfort and a… Read more »

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A 3 Dimensional Future

Posted: 2017-12-25, in category: Uncategorised

Construction Specialists, Full Range of Building Services, Project Management, Design & Build Architecture has always developed alongside and in response to innovative technology, and there have been some exciting advances in recent years. Designs and adaptations that make daily living easier or more pleasurable are constantly appearing. There is also of course a major emphasis… Read more »

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Nuclear and Petrochemical Fires

Posted: 2017-11-21, in category: Uncategorised

Environmentally Friendly, Affordable Fire Fighting Products, Extinguishers, Foam Suppressants for All Fire Categories   We all have to be aware of the risks posed by fire whatever the surroundings, with the placement of smoke and fire alarm systems a must, especially in the workplace. Although all fires can be potentially devastating, those on a larger… Read more »

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Big Changes Up North

Posted: 2017-09-11, in category: Uncategorised

Professional Building Contractors, Renovations, Refurbishments, Conversions, Interior Design & Kitchen Installation   Although houses in the North of England are less expensive than those down South, there is still a shortage of affordable homes. Demand for affordable homes covers the whole of the UK, and rising house prices coupled with the collapse of industries in… Read more »

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Ringing in the Changes in South London

Posted: 2017-06-30, in category: Uncategorised

Wide Range of Construction Services including New Builds, Redesigns, Refurbishments, Extensions & Conversions   Many Londoners are favouring the idea of ‘walk to work homes’ meaning no long tedious commuting, and less money spent on fares. There are several areas including those in South London, which are fast becoming desirable places to live. This is… Read more »

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Welcome to Our Website Redesign

Posted: 2017-06-05, in category: Uncategorised

Comprehensive Range of Building Services, Extensions, Renovations, Conversions, Bathroom & Kitchen Renovations, Wigan   We would like to welcome you to our new redesigned, mobile friendly website. We know that more than half of you will browse our website while out and about using a smartphone or tablet, so it will now be easier and… Read more »

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Design Trends for the Modern Home

Posted: 2017-05-06, in category: Uncategorized

Professional Builders, Home Extensions & Conversions, Domestic & Commercial Construction   There are endless reasons to add an extension or conversion to your home, sometimes the addition is necessary or you may simply have a desire for change. One of the recently emerging trends when it comes to building is local sourcing of materials, products… Read more »

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Essential Protection from the Elements

Posted: 2017-03-17, in category: Uncategorized

Specialists in Concept to Completion Building, Roofing, Rendering, Kitchen & Bathroom Redesign   After the weather we have had to endure recently, many homeowners could find themselves checking their roofs. Perhaps there are loose, damaged or missing tiles, perished roofing felt and rotting joists and timbers. If the extent of the deterioration is not too… Read more »

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Garden Villages Announced

Posted: 2017-01-23, in category: Uncategorized

Building Contractors, Rebuilds, New Builds, Refurbishments, Extensions & Conversions, Wigan Accessible and affordable housing for first time buyers in the UK, is the motivation behind plans to build 14 new garden villages in areas from Cornwall to Cumbria. An injection of government funds amounting to £6m will be available over two years to support the… Read more »

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Protecting your Home in Winter

Posted: 2016-11-26, in category: Uncategorized

Comprehensive Design & Build Service, Project Management, Roofing, Roof Repairs, Electrics, Heating & Plumbing At SJP Building Services, Wigan, we are busy whatever the time of year improving and beautifying the homes of our customers. Most building and construction work is possible during the colder and wetter months even taking into account darker mornings and… Read more »

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A World of Design Choices

Posted: 2016-06-13, in category: Uncategorized

Building Contractors, Conversions, Extensions, Refurbishments, Renovations & Interior Design   When planning work to your home such as a redesign, refurbishment, renovation, extension or conversion, it is wise to have a realistic vision of the desired result. This is often easier said than done however, and sometimes you’re not sure if your ideal outcome is… Read more »

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Would you like to live in a Garden City?

Posted: 2016-03-29, in category: Uncategorized

Professional Building Contractors, New Builds, Renovations, Refurbishments, Project Management Even the name ‘Garden City’ conjures up visions of an idyllic living environment with bushes, trees, flowers, and beautifully designed buildings. Of course this is not too far from the original intention, which promised a much more preferable alternative to the grey anonymity of the industrial… Read more »

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The House Building Dilemma

Posted: 2016-03-06, in category: Uncategorized

Building Contractors Specialising in Self Build, New Build, Renovations, Refurbishments, Redesign, Extensions & Conversions, Wigan   House building targets set within the UK in the last decade, have consistently failed for a number of reasons. At one time post World War Two, 300,000 homes per year were being built, but that figure has halved in… Read more »

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The Perfect Home for You

Posted: 2016-02-13, in category: Uncategorized

Building Contractors offering Self Build, Renovation, Refurbishment, Conversions & Extensions   With the country wide demand for new homes showing no sign of abating, the concept of ‘self build homes’ continues to become a reality. The prospect of designing and constructing ones home from scratch is an attractive one, and one that the Housing and… Read more »

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Renovations: Breath New Life into your Home

Posted: 2016-01-15, in category: Uncategorized

Design & Building, Renovation, Refurbishment, Extension. Barn Conversion, Wigan, Bolton & Chorley By renovating, refurbishing or remodelling your property, you will benefit from having more choice about your living space. Perhaps there are parts of your home which you think could be improved upon, making them more enjoyable, convenient or spacious. It may be that… Read more »

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Professional Building Service and Expert Interior Design for Outstanding Results

Posted: 2015-12-16, in category: Uncategorized

Design & Build, Refurbishment, Extensions, Conversions, Concept to Completion Service, Wigan   Teamwork is a phrase often bandied about within every business and organisation these days, and is actually a key element of any successful venture. The ability to work together and take on each others ideas in order to reach a satisfying conclusion is… Read more »

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Bringing Warmth and Comfort to Homes and Businesses across Northern Ireland

Posted: 2015-07-27, in category: Uncategorized

Supply & Delivery of Home Heating Oil, Coal, Smokeless Fuel, Red Diesel & Multi-Fuel Stoves, Northern Ireland   SJP Building Services, Wigan, are happy to pass on news of other reputable companies who, like ourselves believe in offering high quality products and services to their customers. Our web promotion partners Strangford Fuels Ltd, have been… Read more »

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Stunning & Functional Timber Constructions to Enhance your Property

Posted: 2015-06-24, in category: Uncategorized

Traditional Oak Cart Lodges, Car Barns, Stable Barns, Timber Garages & Summer Houses, Essex A unique blend of beautiful contemporary design and traditional oak materials describe some of the specialist products offered by our web promotion partners Traditional Oak Construction Ltd based in Chelmsford. The catchword is quality when designing and building their bespoke cart… Read more »

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Tips for a Good Nights Sleep

Posted: 2015-04-23, in category: Uncategorized

  Kylie Minogue Bedding Sets, Bed Linen in Range of Shades, Comfortable Bedding Embellished with Diamanté & Sequins   The most important piece of furniture in the bedroom is of course your bed. This is the place you spend a large percentage of time and somewhere you associate with comfort and relaxation. But what if… Read more »

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Effective Ventilation Systems for Health, Comfort & Energy Efficiency

Posted: 2015-04-09, in category: Uncategorized

    Specialists in Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Heating Systems, offering Design, Supply, Installation & Maintenance It is a fact that during our waking hours, most of us spend around 50% of our time at the office, place of business or school. One of the main priorities within the home or workplace is proper ventilation… Read more »

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SJP Building Services & Home Improvement Specialists Wigan

Posted: 2014-12-22, in category: Uncategorized

SJP Building Services Wigan SJP Building Services are home improvement and design specialists that cover every aspect of domestic building work and are defined by their signiture high quality finishes. Double Glazing The services they provide range from complete interior design, to extension or garage conversion work to high quality double glazing installation. The builders… Read more »

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Essex Based Multi Building Services Ltd Install Air Source Heat Pumps

Posted: 2014-12-06, in category: Uncategorized

In many ways, SJP friends and marketing partners, Multi Building Services Ltd are an Essex based version of ourselves. They are a design to completion construction company with all the building trades on hand and in house. Like ourselves, they take greats pride in their work, undertaking extensions, conversions, refurbishments and rebuilds with the utmost… Read more »

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Lease Finance for Air Conditioning & Heating Systems

Posted: 2014-10-20, in category: Uncategorized

SJP Building Services are well aware of the fact that many construction projects do not go ahead because of financial restrictions. Others will proceed but not to the full extent than had been originally planned. SJP friends and marketing partners, Turn Key Air Conditioning have developed an innovative solution to this problem and it is… Read more »

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Create Your Dream Home

Posted: 2014-10-19, in category: Uncategorized

High Quality Furniture, Furnishings, Bespoke Fitted Kitchens & Bedrooms Designed & Installed, Cheshire By following a few simple rules when organising your home redesign or redecoration, you can achieve exceptionally professional results. With a little thought and planning, an impressive and functional living space can be created to perfectly suit your taste. Tackled step by… Read more »

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Time to check fascias, soffits, guttering and downpipes

Posted: 2014-10-13, in category: Uncategorized

SJP Building Services regularly carry out roof repairs throughout Greater Manchester and South Lancashire. We were recently reminded by our Essex friends at Chelmsford Roofline Ltd of the importance of checking fascias, soffits, guttering and downpipes before the worst of the winter weather is upon is. Roofline products exist to protect our homes and property… Read more »

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Time to Save Money with LED Lighting

Posted: 2014-08-05, in category: Uncategorized

  Wholesale Electrical Distributors, LED Lighting, Alarms, Heating, Security, CCTV, Electrical Services, Wigan These days most people are aware that one of the best ways to improve your homes energy efficiency and save money, is to replace existing light bulbs with the LED alternative. Even when you have invested in your LED lights, you can… Read more »

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Commercial, Retail & Public Sector Electrical Contractors in S. Yorks & Nottinghamshire

Posted: 2014-06-09, in category: Uncategorized

SJP welcome friends and marketing partners, Bardo Electrical Ltd to our blog. Bardo Electrical Ltd is one of the leading electrical contractors covering South Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire. Established in 1987, Bardo Electrical have built their success on meeting and exceeding their customers requirements. They work in the commercial, retail, light industrial and public sectors providing… Read more »

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How To Save Money with Wallrock Natural Thermal Liner & Wallrock Thermal Liner Range

Posted: 2014-05-18, in category: Uncategorized

Use Wallrock Thermal Liner Range To Save You Money The costs of running a home has gotten more and more expensive over recent years. Big increases in the cost of gas and electric have become an annual event dreaded by many home owners. Time for some money saving tips. First off, reduce the energy you… Read more »

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Fascias, Soffits and Weatherboard Cladding in Essex

Posted: 2014-02-21, in category: Uncategorized

SJP Building Services friends and marketing partners Chelmsford Roofline Ltd are an Essex based company specialising in the installation of fascias, soffits, bargeboards, boxboards, guttering and downpipes. Chelmsford Roofline have returned to the partner pages of our website with a new article telling of the advantages of weatherboard cladding. Weatherboard cladding – sometimes referred to as… Read more »

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A Purpose Built Dream

Posted: 2014-01-01, in category: Uncategorized

Design & Build Projects, Refurbishments, Renovations, Extensions, Conversions, Rendering, Plastering& Interior Design, Wigan   With the current excitement about the government endorsed process of self build homes, there will come a wave of variations in types of self build schemes. There are already a number of properties around which have been purpose designed by the… Read more »

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Design Your Own Front Door With Essex Trade Windows

Posted: 2013-12-02, in category: Uncategorized

SJP Building Services friends, Essex Trade Windows, have introduced a remarkable new door design feature to their website. The GRP Composite Door Selector helps home owners to see what their new front door and entrance would look like using an incredible choice of styles, colours and designs. Essex Trade Windows have a long history in… Read more »

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Self Build your Home using Professional Bespoke Builders

Posted: 2013-10-15, in category: Uncategorized

Bespoke Design & Build Service, Self Build, Renovation, Conversion, Extension & Home Improvements, Wigan   Seeking a new home can be extremely exciting yet equally stressful, so its important that you are completely happy with your choice of property. Realistically, this is seldom possible and many compromises usually have to be made in the process…. Read more »

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Allied Building Contractors – Project Management in Essex

Posted: 2013-09-11, in category: Uncategorized

SJP marketing partners, Allied Building Contractors in Essex, bring a new approach to building services and project management. Allied Build represent specialist tradesmen – plumbers, builders and electricians – who ply their unique skills wherever they are needed. Allied Building Contractors are also a project management company who can bring these skills together, as they… Read more »

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Buying New & Replacement UPVC Doors – Planning Ahead

Posted: 2013-08-31, in category: Uncategorized

There is a wonderful expression that says “Make hay while the sun shines.” At first glance this seems to suggest we enjoy the good life while we can. What it really highlights is the need to plan ahead. The weather forecasters tell us this has been the warmest summer since 2006 and the temptation is… Read more »

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New Build Homes, Extensions, Renovations and Repairs in Essex

Posted: 2013-08-13, in category: Uncategorized

As SJP Building Services know, there are three main areas of building work: building new houses, renovating existing properties and repairing damage to homes. Our Essex friends and fellow builders, Premier Build Ltd, are experienced and skilled in all three. Premier Build Ltd are builders and project managers. They work with clients through every stage… Read more »

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Homes Restored, Communities Improved & Opportunities Provided

Posted: 2013-07-11, in category: Uncategorized

    Comprehensive Range of Home Improvements, Renovation, Refurbishment, Extensions & Conversions, Wigan.   It is often commented on that many areas of the UK have a substantial amount of derelict homes and unused commercial properties. Even the nicest locations will have a number of these problem buildings, which for whatever reason are unoccupied and… Read more »

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New & Replacement UPVC Fascias, Soffits and Guttering

Posted: 2013-06-20, in category: Uncategorized

SJP Building Services welcome our Essex friends, Chelmsford Roofline Ltd, to the partner pages of our website with a new article extolling the virtues of new and replacement UPVC fascias, soffits, guttering, downpipes, boxboards, bargeboards, weatherboard and cladding. If there is one thing that SJP Building Services know well … actually that is not true;… Read more »

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Kitchens in a Wide Selection of Styles & Colours, Wigan.

Posted: 2013-06-02, in category: Uncategorized

    Comprehensive Range of Kitchen Installation Styles, Kitchen Redesign & Bathroom Installation   As specialists in every aspect of building, home improvement and interior design, SJP Building Services, Wigan, offer acomplete wrap around service. All of your building needs are available under one roof, such as renovation projects, electrical work, security and fire alarm… Read more »

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A Full Range of Concept to Completion Services for your Home

Posted: 2013-05-17, in category: Uncategorized

  Building Services including Rebuilds, Redesigns, Extensions, Electrical Work & Bathroom & Kitchen Installation.   At SJP Building Services we recognise the importance of accessing quality companies when needing work doing on your home or property, wherever you live. This is why we have selected a number of carefully sourced web promotion partners, whose information… Read more »

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UPVC Made to Measure Front & Back Doors for Optimum Energy Efficiency

Posted: 2013-01-30, in category: Uncategorized

Bespoke Thermally Efficient UPVC Front & Back Doors in Range of Designs & Colours When taking the wise step of having double glazed replacement windows installed, many homeowners make one important mistake. They overlook the entrance doors to their property, or perhaps feel there is no reason to worry about the energy efficiency of their… Read more »

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Make your Interior Design Dreams a Reality

Posted: 2013-01-05, in category: Uncategorized

Specialists in Design & Build, Fully Comprehensive Interior Design Service, Home Improvements & Extensions. It is a fact that many more people are opting to stay at home these days and concentrate on a full house re design, rather than moving home. This can be due to reasons like, fear about problem new neighbours, uprooting… Read more »

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A Warm Welcome with UPVC Door Store

Posted: 2012-12-21, in category: Uncategorized

SJP Building Services would like to welcome our new internet promotional partners, UPVC Door Store, onto our website. With a wealth of building, renovation and refurbishment experience under our belts, SJP Builders know a quality product when we see one. UPVC Door Store tick all the right boxes: quality, affordability, security and choice. UPVC Door… Read more »

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Give your home a facelift – refurbish and renovate

Posted: 2012-11-14, in category: Uncategorized

SJP Building Services are masters of the breathing new life into tired old homes. For many people, moving house is an impractical and unnecessary expense but the house they are currently living in no longer suits their lifestyle. With a workforce consisting of skilled, qualified and highly experienced craftsmen and tradesmen, JSP Builders can transform part… Read more »

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House Conversions, Extensions and Adaptations

Posted: 2012-11-14, in category: Uncategorized

SJP Building Services have taken an innovative look at creating the ideal living space for those seeking to move house. As the expression goes, there are only three things to look for when moving home: location, location, location. And as everyone knows, this is only half true. Location is important but what happens if we… Read more »

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Safe & Sound Electrical Installations by Accredited Contractors

Posted: 2012-10-19, in category: Uncategorized

Design & Build, Renovation, Extensions, Loft Conversions & Joinery In an effort to raise awareness about electrical fires and how to avoid them, a recent campaign was launched. Electrical Fire Safety Week brought together fire an rescue services, the Governments ‘Fire Kills’ campaign and the Electrical Safety Council in an effort to inform the public… Read more »

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Controversy over New Planning Permission Rules

Posted: 2012-09-12, in category: Uncategorized

There are mixed feelings about a change to government legislation regarding planning permission. Due to the change homeowners will be able to build loft extensions and conservatories without waiting months for planning permission. Planning permission will not be required at all unless extensions exceed 8 metres from the rear wall, formerly 4 metres. The regulations… Read more »

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Contractor Certificates & Endorsements [part 2]

Posted: 2012-08-11, in category: Uncategorized

Continuing this two part look at symbols of accreditation for contractors, part 1 being on our previous blog. A few very prominent bodies exist which go some way towards informing the consumer. As most people know there are many unscrupulous firms who would happily separate a person from their hard earned cash, while delivering substandard… Read more »

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Contractor Certificates & Endorsements [part 1]

Posted: 2012-06-26, in category: Uncategorized

If you have ever wondered about the various symbols which appear on company websites to denote that they are a credible organisation, you are not alone. In an effort to shed a little light on the subject, here are a few of the accreditations you may come across, and what they indicate. Trust Marks [Government… Read more »

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Save Time & Money with a Comprehensive Service

Posted: 2012-04-23, in category: Uncategorized

The Green Organisation’s Green Apple Awards are one of the worlds most popular campaigns in relation to sustainability and the environment. Manufacturers being commended in the ‘built environment’ section include LACUK, who are the largest buildings material manufacturer worldwide. The company are hoping to contribute to government targets to achieve an 80% carbon reduction, by… Read more »

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Advancements within Design & Construction

Posted: 2012-03-22, in category: Uncategorized

The concept of sustainable architecture was used as a starting point in the construction of two innovative, high performance and energy efficient structures. The completed buildings both situated in Belgium, demonstrate the technologies developed and introduced by Dow Corning and comprise of a 32,000m2 distribution centre at Feluy, and a research facility at Seneffe. Both… Read more »

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Exciting Developments in Construction Materials

Posted: 2012-01-05, in category: Uncategorized

Norwich’s new City Academy will consist of a steel central spine, floor and roof panels with cross-laminated timber external walls. A back to back crescent design will give a view out across the school fields and will be finished using an innovative blend of mortar from CPI EuroMix. It was decided that the gently curved… Read more »

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Extensions & Conversions – Addressing the Housing Market Issue

Posted: 2011-12-02, in category: Uncategorized

With the state of the current economy there has been a knock on effect within many areas of society not least within the building trade. In the past it has been the normal progression for a couple to start their life together in a modest sized home, with a plan to move to a larger… Read more »

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The Changing Face of Building & Construction

Posted: 2011-10-19, in category: Uncategorized

A key factor within the building and construction trade in recent years has been the integration of energy efficient features and innovations. Encouraged by governments and individuals, practical measures to reduce carbon emissions and society’s carbon footprint are nowadays being introduced wherever possible. These concern areas such as voltage optimisation, glazing, insulation, solar energy, water… Read more »

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SJP Building Services Comprehensive Range

Posted: 2011-07-22, in category: Uncategorized

SJP Builders are the perfect alternative to choosing multiple contractors when embarking on home improvement or home maintenance. They provide a comprehensive range of expert services from designing and building to installation of kitchens and bathrooms. SJP building services undertake extensive house renovations to the highest standard, examples of which can be found on the… Read more »

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