Stay Safe on Site during the Winter

Friday, 24 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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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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Introducing our Roof Tile Offers

Thursday, 28 September 2023 Blog

Redland and Marley Roof Tiles, offers you don't want to miss... The offers just keep on coming and this time, we have some exclusive one off deals on some of our Redland and Marley roof tiles. See something that would be the perfect fit for your latest project, or has something sprung an idea for

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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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James Burrell Builders Merchants gets FORS Silver and CLOCS accreditation

Monday, 30 January 2023 Company News

James Burrell Builders Merchants has achieved bronze and silver accreditation under the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) and become a Construction Logistics and Cyclist Safety (CLOCS) champion at all 11 branches. FORS is a voluntary scheme for fleet operators who strive for best practice in

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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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