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We raised over £7,000 at our Charity Golf Day 2024

Tuesday, 28 May 2024 Blog

Our annual Charity Golf Day raised more than £7,000 in support of our nominated charities of the year, Prostate Cancer UK and MIND UK. A total of 20 teams participated in the fundraiser, which took place at Ramside Hall Golf Club on Wednesday 22nd May. The day kicked off with bacon rolls and coffee

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Is it time to install porcelain paving in your garden?

Tuesday, 23 April 2024 Blog

Has endless scrolling online for your perfect garden landscape found you dreaming over the contemporary style of porcelain paving? Us too and we’re here to tell you that it’s easier than you might think to install some porcelain paving in your garden this summer. But making sure you choose the

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Site safety | How can you stay safe whilst working on a busy site?

Tuesday, 23 April 2024 Blog

There is nothing more important than the safety of yourself and others when working on a building site every day. With a multitude of risks around every corner, it's important to be aware of how you can take care of yourself and others whilst working in a high-risk environment. It's important to

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We are very proud of our longevity and heritage as we release our year end results for 2023

Tuesday, 09 April 2024 Blog

In our results for the year ended 31st October 2023, it is clear to see the impact that inflationary pressures, a high interest rate environment and the various cost of living factors have had on our financial performance. Recently filed accounts at Companies House show a 4.7% drop in annual

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Making your home more sustainable

Thursday, 21 March 2024 Blog

In the world we live in, sustainability is at the forefront of everything we do. Our daily lives as we know it are constantly evolving and adapting to new measures and procedures put in place to encourage us all to be more sustainable. One example would be the implementation of electric vehicles,

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Important blood pressure checks at our Ossett branch

Thursday, 07 March 2024 Blog

Important blood pressure checks at our Ossett Branch. In our busy lives, we can sometimes get so caught up where we don't always think about the smaller things, but those smaller things can sometimes be the most important. And nothing is more important than looking after our health. That's why last

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Upcoming CPD's you don't want to miss

Tuesday, 20 February 2024 Blog

Wednesday 27th March 08:45am Durham County Cricket Club What’s the problem? How climate change is going to impact us. In this CPD we cover building climate resilience including mitigation and adoption, as well as solutions to flooding (including soft SuDS and permeable paving) and urban heat

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Our specialist teams, introducing Insulation

Tuesday, 13 February 2024 Blog

Introducing our team of Insulation Specialists, ready and waiting for your next project. With a wealth of industry knowledge and experience, there is no one better placed to help you fulfill your job to the highest standard. We have a huge stock range and distribution capabilities rivalling that of

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Our charities of the year for 2024

Monday, 12 February 2024 Blog

We're delighted to announce our continued fundraising for both Prostate Cancer UK and Mind UK for 2024. After the huge amount of money we collectively raised throughout 2023, through a range of fundraising activities including cake sales, sports events, golf days and ending with our outstanding

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Free Blood Pressure Checks

Wednesday, 31 January 2024 Blog

When was the last time you had your blood pressure checked? Knowing if your blood pressure is normal, low, or high is critical for your health. West Wakefield PCN will be offering free blood pressure checks at our Ossett Trade Counter with no appointment necessary on Tuesday 27th February. Why get

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Opening a Trade Account

Thursday, 25 January 2024 Blog

Have you ever wondered about what opening a Trade Account could get you? The benefits you would see? Well, we're here to tell you exactly that! No matter who you are or what business you have, you could open a Trade Account at your local branch today and see a huge list of benefits for doing so.

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Looking for the perfect brick, our brick sale is now here!

Friday, 19 January 2024 Blog

Are you on the look out for something unique and stand out for your next project? Why not take a look at our exclusive brick sale available across selected branches now?* With a huge range of bricks available, there's sure to be something that will be suitable for you. And if you find something you

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A relationship spanning 20 years

Friday, 05 January 2024 Blog

Throughout the last 40 years Castings Services have specialised in the supply of ductile iron products to the civil engineering sector, 20 of those years creating a strong relationship with James Burrell. A relationship we're proud of and are looking forward to developing throughout 2024. Their

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2023, what a year it has been.

Monday, 18 December 2023 Blog

A look back at some of our highlights from 2023, what a year we have had.

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Our Winter Offers have officially arrived in all our branches

Thursday, 07 December 2023 Blog

The cold spells are coming and with it, our Winter Offers, here to help you prepare for the cold months ahead. With a range of products from de-icer for your morning commute, to a motorway saftey jacket to keep you safe and warm throughout the day. Whatever you need, we'll have it in one of our

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Stay Safe on Site during the Winter

Thursday, 30 November 2023 Blog

Accidents increase on construction sites during the autumn and winter months. It’s important to take the necessary steps to ensure you stay safe on site during the winter. Read our blog for a couple of tips on how to prevent any unnecessary accidents. With fewer hours of daylight, you should ensure

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Finalists in two categories at the Builders Merchants Awards 2023

Friday, 24 November 2023 Blog

We made the finalist list for two categories at this years Builders Merchants Awards. After winning Independent Builders Merchant of the Year at this years BMJ Awards, we were delighted when we found out we had been announced as finalists at the Builders Merchants Awards. Finalists in not one, but

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We have renewed our Silver FORS Accreditation

Tuesday, 21 November 2023 Blog

We have renewed our silver accreditation under the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) at all 11 branches. FORS is a voluntary scheme for fleet operators who strive for best practice in safety, efficiency and environmental protection; the scheme is open to any business operating a vehicle on a

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We have raised over £13,000 at our first James Burrell Charity Ball

Thursday, 16 November 2023 Blog

We held our first Charity Ball at Ramside Hall helping to raise over £13,000 for Prostate Cancer and MIND UK. The night, hosted by BBC Tees Gary Phillipson, was attended by over 150 of our suppliers, customers and staff. Together we celebrated the great work that everyone does in the industry

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We've won Independent Builders Merchant of the Year at the BMJ Award 2023

Monday, 02 October 2023 Blog

We can officially say we are the UK's Independent Builders Merchant of the Year at this years BMJ Industry Awards 2023, for builders merchants with 8-20 branches. This is a huge accomplishment for each and every member who works at James Burrell as part of our team, from our logistics staff, to our

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We've invested £600k in our transport fleet

Friday, 25 August 2023 Blog

We've invested £600k in our transport fleet purchasing four HGV wagons, a flatbed wagon and one additional crane vehicle. This investment and the arrival of the new fleet will meet the growing customer demand from across the area, while continuing to provide top-quality delivery service. We also

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We celebrate our York branch renovation

Thursday, 13 July 2023 Blog

We're celebrating the completion of a major six-figure renovation at our York branch. The branch, which opened in 1997, now has a brand-new trade counter area complete with high quality product displays, enabling the team to offer an even wider range of products onsite for tradespeople. To showcase

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Garden Landscaping Tips and Tricks

Monday, 26 June 2023 Blog

Creating your ideal garden can be difficult – choosing the right plants, using the most suitable materials and working from a reasonable budget can all come up as major concerns during the process of landscaping your garden. With the correct planning, garden landscaping can transform your garden

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We've raised a total of £5031.80 from our Charity Golf Day

Tuesday, 06 June 2023 Blog

Last week we welcomed over 70 players to the Championship Prince Bishop course at the award-winning Ramside Hall for our first-ever Charity Golf Day. The successful day raised a total of £5031.80 for our charities of the year, Prostate Cancer UK and MIND.The money was raised through our customers

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We're investing further in Yorkshire with branch renovation

Thursday, 04 May 2023 Blog

We're continuing our investment into Yorkshire with a six-figure renovation of our York branch. The purpose of the renovation is to further evolve the high levels of customer service, improve the customer facilities and increase the stock range available. The branch, which opened in 1997 serves

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Growth continues for James Burrell

Monday, 24 April 2023 Blog

We have reported continued progress during a year in which we announced our largest investment to date. Recently filed accounts at Companies House for the year to October 2022 show a 24% increase in turnover to £113.5 million, a pre-tax profit up by 14.8% to £3.5 million and a strong working

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What projects can EPDM used for?

Monday, 20 March 2023 Blog

We now stock TRC EPDM membranes across our branches. Wondering how you could use it in your next project? We caught up with the team to find out a little bit more about the product and exactly what you could use it for. Check out what they told us below. EPDM is becoming increasingly popular, due

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We've installed life-saving defibrillators in all 11 branches

Monday, 20 March 2023 Company News

Our 11 branches across the North East and Yorkshire now have a defibrillator placed behind the trade counter. We have invested time into training as many members of staff as possible, with the aim of eventually having each employee trained on how to use the defib. The training sessions are vital

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We've introduced a new bulk bag design

Monday, 27 February 2023 Company News

Our bulk bags all now contain a minimum of 30% recycled content as part of the company’s ongoing aim to reduce its carbon footprint. The new design of Bulk bags, which are used to deliver aggregates to construction projects across the North East and Yorkshire, will have approx. 14.4 tons less

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Rubbaseal EPDM Membranes

Thursday, 16 February 2023 Blog

Have you heard, we now supply Rubbaseal EPDM membranes!? Currently stocked at our Newcastle branch but it's available to order direct to site within 48 hours. If you'd like to find out more information about Rubbaseal EPDM or have an upcoming job you'd like to speak to the team about, then get in

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National Apprenticeship Week 2023

Friday, 03 February 2023 Blog

Beginning life as an Apprentice within a company is an avenue that many young people pursue. It allows them to immerse themself into the working world, whilst gaining qualifications and putting their learning into practice. UK Government stats show that participation in apprenticeships by those

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Top 5 money saving tips for Tradespeople

Thursday, 26 January 2023 Blog

People can sometimes feel the pinch after the Christmas splurge and try to begin January by tightening their belt. We’ve put together a few tips to help you kick off the year on the best foot and set your sights on a successful 2023. 1. Taking care of your tools and equipment Your tools are your

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We've raised £3,621 for Tiny Lives and The Brittle Bone Society

Thursday, 26 January 2023 Charity Projects

We have raised £3,621 for Tiny Lives and The Brittle Bone Society. The two charities, which were chosen as the nominated charities of the year, touched the lives of two members of the James Burrell team. The sum was raised via various fundraising events throughout the year, including the Great

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