Supporting the Morpeth Group Riding for the Disabled Association

Thursday, 17 January 2019 Branches

Our team at our recently opened Morpeth Branch were delighted to be able to further support the local community by donating materials to help the Morpeth Group, Riding for the Disabled Association build new stables. The Morpeth Group RDA are a not-for-profit registered charity, who are dedicated to

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Celebrating 30 years of service

Wednesday, 09 January 2019 Branches

Staff are the cornerstone of every business. Without a strong workforce, businesses wouldn't be able to function effectively and be as successful as they are. We'd like to introduce one of our longest serving members of staff to you, celebrating 30 years of service with James Burrell today.

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5 top construction trends for 2019

Tuesday, 08 January 2019 Branches

In the last year alone, construction technology has increased by 30%, in one year that's a massive increase and an on the rise trend which will continue to increase year on year. Over the next decade we're set to see some big differences in some of the traditional construction methods we once used

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What a year

Monday, 17 December 2018 Branches

We've definitley had a very busy 2018. With the opening of a brand new branch in Morpeth, the renovation of one of our exisitng branches in Ossett and numerous events at all of our branches throughout the year, it's been none stop. We hope that you've enjoyed it just as much as we have and here's

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Did you guess the answers right?

Monday, 17 December 2018 Branches

We're coming to the end of the final month for our Trade Offer Magazine, so we thought we would share with you the answers to our brain teasers from page 6. Did you manage to get all the answers right? Have a look below and let us know over on our Facebook page.

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Must have tools every tradesperson needs

Wednesday, 12 December 2018 Branches

If you believe the old saying 'there's a tool for every job', you could end up carrying around a tool box weighing the equivalent of the house you're about to build. The tool box is like the crown jewels of every tradesperson. Filled with every tool they need, or sometimes think they need, to get

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Work experience at our Blyth branch

Tuesday, 04 December 2018 Branches

We had a helping hand last week from Liam who was carrying out his work experience in our Blyth branch. Throughout his week of working in branch he was able to see and understand all aspects of day to day life working in a Builders Merchant. We caught up with him to find out what he thought about

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Our donation to 7th Darlington Sea Scouts

Tuesday, 20 November 2018 Branches

We were delighted once again to be able to give something back to our local community and to make a difference to, in this case, the 7th Darlington Sea Scouts. Their cabin which is used for the beavers and cubs was in need of a huge overhaul, with rotten wood appearing, it was time for a change and

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Morpeth's latest community project, Centenary Festival of Remembrance

Monday, 05 November 2018 Branches

Our Morpeth branch has fully immersed itself within the local community, taking opportunities to develop events and activities and give something back to the area in which they serve. The latest community project the branch was delighted to be a part of was the Festival of Remembrance held in

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Let's talk about our Blyth branch

Friday, 02 November 2018 Branches

Our Blyth branch is currently under renovation! We are revamping our Yard and Warehouse and expanding our Trade Counter Area. The renovation will allow us to offer you a wider product range, stock specialist products such as roofing and have better branch facilities. Our improvements will cause

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Staff Spotlight, say hello to Dave

Tuesday, 30 October 2018 Branches

Meet Dave, one of the branch sales team at our Bishop Auckland branch. Dave has worked for the company for 5 years now and his day involves a variety of different tasks! What does your day involve? I am on the go from 07:30, usually starting with dealing with the mad morning rush on the counter and

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Staff Spotlight, say hello to George

Monday, 29 October 2018 Branches

Meet George, James Burrell's Commercial Manager based at our Gateshead branch. George has worked for the company for 13 years now and his day involves a variety of different tasks! What does your day involve? I manage the pricing system, monitor sales and improve margin performance. I am tasked

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Five top tips for buying from a builder's merchant

Monday, 22 October 2018 Branches

At James Burrell we value the knowledge and friendliness of the staff at every one of our branches and over a series of blogs we're going to be sharing some of their top tips for getting your next project off to a great start. This week we're looking at the best points to consider before going to a

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Sponsorship of York RUFC

Friday, 19 October 2018 Branches

We are thrilled to be able to announce our new partnership with York RUFC by sponsoring them for the season ahead. It's a great opportunity to be able to support a local team within the area of one of our branches. Speaking about their new sponsorship with James Burrell, Mark from the club said "

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BREAKING NEWS. We're expanding. Next stop, Rotherham

Wednesday, 17 October 2018 Branches

We are pleased to announce the development of our new £2m branch in Yorkshire, set to open in Rotherham early next year. The new site will be the tenth for our family-owned company and is expected to open in spring 2019. The announcement follows a wave of investment in 2018, with £250k pumped into

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Helping with the construction of Morpeth's Pegswood Community Garden

Tuesday, 16 October 2018 Branches

We were delighted to be able to donate materials to help with the construction of the newest eye catching feature in Morpeth, the Pegswood Community Garden. Centred in the heart of the village, the garden has been designed to reflect the area's heritage, coal mining and brickworks. We were able to

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Mental health in the construction industry

Wednesday, 10 October 2018 Branches

Although physical health and safety is already taken very seriously in the construction sector, mental health in construction workers is often overlooked... Unfortunately, it has recently come to light in studies that the number of reported mental health issues in construction workers is extremely

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James Burrell's continued sponsorship of Ossett RUFC

Monday, 08 October 2018 Branches

We would like to announce our continued sponsorship of Ossett RUFC for a fifth consecutive year. It is a privilege to be able to sponsor a team in one of our local areas and help to develop the community. Tom Sprott from Ossett RUFC said "Ossett RUFC would like to thank James Burrells for their

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Look as good on the outside as it does on the inside

Friday, 05 October 2018 Branches

Curved glass - the stylish flat roof addition to the VELUX flat roof range More and more homeowners are choosing to extend their home to create extra living space for the whole family to enjoy. With always improving flat roof materials, flat roofs are becoming a more popular solution, allowing

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Morpeth Town A.F.C Sponsorship

Thursday, 27 September 2018 Branches

We are delighted to announce the company's sponsorship of Morpeth Town A.F.C. With the recent opening of our ninth branch in Morpeth, it's great to be able to give something back to the local community and to contribute to the further development of a local team. Morpeth Town A.F.C are currently

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Morpeth Pie Days

Thursday, 27 September 2018 Branches

Get yourself down to our brand new Morpeth branch for a day full of information and bag yourself a free pie! Every Friday throughout the months of August and September we have been holding supplier focused pie days at our Morpeth branch. Enabling customers to speak one on one with a supplier and

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Morpeth is officially open for business

Monday, 10 September 2018 Branches

Following a one million pound investment, we have officially started trading to our Northumberland customers. To celebrate opening our ninth branch in Morpeth, on Wednesday 5th September we hosted an opening day for all local tradespeople. Our site which is located on Coopies Lane Industrial Estate

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James Burrell support BBC DIY SOS Big Build

Thursday, 06 September 2018 Branches

James Burrell were honoured to support the BBC DIY SOS Big Build that took place in North Shields back in August after an appeal for help from local tradespeople and suppliers, by Nick Knowles and his team. Evelyn Matthews has a rare genetic condition called Charge Syndrome therefore an extension

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Sponsorship of Whickham Fellside Youth Football Club Under 8s Green Team

Monday, 20 August 2018 Branches

We are delighted to continue our sponsorship of Whickham Fellside YFC under 8s Green Team for the 2018/19 Season. After a yearlong sponsorship of the team in the preceding season, we have decided to fully support the team going forward as they prepare to begin their new race for the title in the 18

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Helping our customers improve their skill set

Thursday, 12 July 2018 Branches

Cromar Pro GRP visited our Sunderland branch to help some of our customers become qualified Cromar GRP approved installers. Pro GRP is Cromar's top of the line glass fibre flat roofing system and it has quickly become an extremely popular flat roof covering and the perfect all weather protection.

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Heading to the beach to support Children North East

Monday, 09 July 2018 Branches

We were priveleged to be able to support Children North East's annual Sandcastle Challenge alongside East Rainton Primary School. On 6th July we packed our slightly smaller hard hats, spades and buckets and headed down to South Shields beach for a day of constructing sandcastles. We were delighted

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STOP PRESS... James Burrell Announce New Branch

Wednesday, 04 July 2018 Branches

James Burrell announce the intention to open a new Branch in Morpeth during 2018. We are pleased to announce that we have completed the purchase of a property in Morpeth. More detail will be announced shortly so watch this space. This will be our ninth Branch and will allow us to service the

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Ossett branch £200,000 renovation completed

Monday, 02 July 2018 Branches

We have just celebrated the completion of a major £200,000 renovation in our Ossett branch - offering an even better service for our Yorkshire customers. The branch which opened in 2017 serves Ossett and the local area including Horbury, Dewsbury, Wakefield, Tingley and Batley. We offer a full

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Hot competition at our Annual Golf Tournament

Monday, 28 May 2018 Branches

Friday 25th May marked our 2018 Annual Golf Day in the beautiful settings of Ramside Hall. A massive thank you is in order for all of our sponsors and customers who both attended the day and helped behind the scenes to make the day as great of a success as it was and most importantly, to raise

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James Burrell take centre stage at the Morpeth Fair 2018

Monday, 14 May 2018 Branches

James Burrell are proud to announce that we are the headline sponsors for the Morpeth Fair Day 2018. Following a £1million+ investment, July 2018 will see the opening of a new branch in Morpeth. The site which is located at Coopies Lane Industrial Estate, will offer a full range of high quality

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