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Working with Story Homes

We are looking for high quality and dynamic businesses, contractors, suppliers and consultants who are interested in working with Story Homes on our developments. Our housing projects span across the North of England and Southern Scotland providing many job opportunities in Cumbria, Lancashire, the North East and Dumfries and Galloway.

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Red Rose Drylining

Established over 27 years ago and employing around 300 people, Red Rose Dry Lining are committed to ensuring that Story Homes receives the very best standard of workmanship...

Fielding Joinery

When Story Homes started working in Lancashire, Fielding Joinery took up the opportunity to forge a new business partnership.

With more than 37 years of trading unde...

John N Dunn Plumbing

John N Dunn are a well-established company with a strong specialism in electrics and low carbon building solutions. With over a century of experience, John N Dunn Plumbing ...

Fraser Roofing

Run by James Fraser with a workforce of over 20, John Fraser Roofing Limited is a thriving business with a reputation for quality workmanship and for completing contracts w...

Tilestyle

Tilestyle have been working for Story Homes for 18 months now and are hopeful of a long relationship with the business. They are wall tiling specialist company based in Wig...

Brampton Electricals

Brampton Electricals has been working with Story Homes for eight years and is currently signed up to framework agreement.

Partner Ian Wilson has five employees wor...

Colin Marshall Painting Contractors

Colin Marshall Painting Contractors have become one of the major painting and decorating contractors in the North East. They have been working on site for Story Homes for t...

Aptus Utilities

Aptus Utilities secured their first contract with Story Homes in 2011 working with them at Etterby, Carlisle. Since then the Bolton firm has gained contracts on a number of...

AJM Decorating

Kendal based AJM Decorating is a market leading company and has been providing high quality work for 20 years. With a dedicated skilled core team of 38 decorators, several ...

Caldew Plumbing and Heating

For more than 12 years, Caldew Plumbing and Heating Contractors have been providing plumbing and heating services to Story Homes on many of their developments across Cumb...

Parex Renders

Story Homes has been working with Parex Renders for more than two years, using their rendering product to add real external quality to our homes.

Using Parex Monorex...

S & W Rickerby Landscapes

One of Story Homes’ longest contractor partnerships is with S & W Rickerby Landscapes. For 26 years Rickerby Landscapes have landscaped the properties which Story Ho...

Warren Contracting Services

Warren Skelly has worked for over 30 years within the plumbing business as both an experienced tradesman and at high management levels. Subsequently in May 2013, he decided...

Overview

If you can offer any of the following skills, we would be pleased to hear from you:

Sub-Contractors

  • Groundworks/ Roads and Sewers
  • Utility Installations
  • Brickwork (including Labour Only)
  • Joinery (including Labour Only)
  • Scaffolding
  • Plasterworks
  • Windows and Doors (supply and fit)
  • Cavity and Loft Insulation
  • Plumbing and Heating
  • Rainwater Goods
  • Electrical Installations
  • Kitchen Furniture
  • Tiling
  • Painting and Decorating
  • Mastic Sealant
  • Cleaning
  • Power Washing
  • Fencing
  • Metal Railing
  • Turfing
  • Landscaping
  • Security Services

Consultants

  • Topographical surveying
  • Building surveys
  • Utilities detection
  • Planning
  • Masterplanning/Architectural
  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Archaeology/Heritage assessment
  • Landscape architecture/design
  • Aboricultural assessment
  • Ecological assessment
  • Transport assessment/Traffic surveying
  • Travel Planning
  • Utilities
  • Street lighting design
  • Structural engineering design
  • Residential managing agent
  • Noise & Vibration consultancy
  • Odour assessment
  • Education assessment
  • SAP/Energy consultancy
  • Asbestos/demolition
  • Ground remediation
  • Mechanical & Electrical engineering
  • CDM/Health & Safety
  • Fire safety
  • Legal services
  • Flood Risk Assessment/Drainage strategy and design
  • Site investigation (geo-technical/geo-environmental)
  • Civil engineering design (roads/drainage/groundworks/plotworks)

Why work with us?

Story Homes builds high quality and high specification family homes, with stunning finishes in stunning locations, making them the homes of choice for our customers.

Thanks to our reputation for excellence, including exceptional levels of after sales customer care, our business has grown and continues to grow. Story Homes has aspirational growth plans which are already proving successful.

This year (2016/17) Story Homes hopes to build more than 800 homes. In 2012/13 Story Homes built 151 homes, 240 homes in 2013/14, 410 homes in 2014/15 and 565 homes in 2015/16.

In 2017-18, Story Homes hopes to sell more than 1000 homes across three regions. In 2015, the business was named in the Sunday Times Profit Track 100 with growth of more than 67% between 2013-14 and 2014-15.

Our core range of homes includes 2, 3, 4 and 5 bedroom family orientated homes, mainly detached but also including semi-detached, terraced, apartments and bungalows.

As the market improves and we grow into new geographical areas, we are growing our pool of indirect colleagues to help us deliver our quality developments.

 

Who are we looking for?

We will talk to and consider any business, contractor, supplier or consultant who is keen to work alongside Story Homes. Experience in the house building industry is a bonus, however, not a necessity. The most important factors are the ability to deliver quality workmanship, reliability and a flexible approach.

In line with our aspirations to deliver high quality and high specification homes, we are looking for quality organisations or individuals who can help us to achieve this level of quality for our customers in a timely and professional way.

Which projects?

Visit our development pages to find out more about each live and coming soon project. There are also many more projects going through design and planning stages, ensuring we have a continuous pipeline of work for the future. If you are interested in working on one particular development, or in one specific region, please specify this when you get in touch with us.

Case studies

At Story Homes we like to develop long-term relationships with our contractors. Both parties can work confidently together, with increased efficiency and communications, enabling us to provide high quality, high specification homes which in turn delights all our customers.

Red Rose Drylining

Story homes’ reputation in the industry is a good standard. The size of the houses are a good standard. You work for a lot of different firms… now they’re a lot smaller. So obviously these are big houses so they’re high up in the ranking to work for in the industry

Red Rose Drylining

More information: www.redrosedryliningltd.co.uk

Established over 27 years ago and employing around 300 people, Red Rose Dry Lining are committed to ensuring that Story Homes receives the very best standard of workmanship. Red Rose Dry Lining has been working with Story Homes for two years, starting in Lancaster in 2013...

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Established over 27 years ago and employing around 300 people, Red Rose Dry Lining are committed to ensuring that Story Homes receives the very best standard of workmanship. Red Rose Dry Lining has been working with Story Homes for two years, starting in Lancaster in 2013. On site Red Rose work on elements of the homes including plastering of the ceilings, walls and covings and general patchwork after the initial build. They also take care of any customer service issues that follow as and when necessary. Red Rose work closely with Story Homes to complete projects with the best possible combination of materials and timescales.

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Fielding Joinery

High Wood was the first project we have worked with Story Homes on and it was a great opportunity for us to secure regular work in the region. Story Homes is a reputable company and good with payments. We have been working with Story Homes for nearly two years now, specifically on the High Wood development and now at The Beeches, and we are looking forward to them securing additional developments in the North West so that we can continue to work together.

Chris Robinson, Joint Director

For more information contact Fielding Joinery on 01204 667522.

When Story Homes started working in Lancashire, Fielding Joinery took up the opportunity to forge a new business partnership.

With more than 37 years of trading under their belt, Bolton based Fielding Joinery had the experience and quality workmanship Story Homes r...

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When Story Homes started working in Lancashire, Fielding Joinery took up the opportunity to forge a new business partnership.

With more than 37 years of trading under their belt, Bolton based Fielding Joinery had the experience and quality workmanship Story Homes required to deliver their first Lancashire development, High Wood. Specialising in new build homes, they also had the manpower to help deliver the project, with 75 experienced employees working for the company. Fielding Joinery are now also working on The Beeches development in Kendal for Story Homes.

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John N Dunn Plumbing

The technical drawing packages we get off Story’s, the specifications – they’re all high quality. We don’t have to keep asking questions to keep coming back to those. We know what we are doing from the get-go

John N Dunn Plumbing

More information: www.jndunn.co.uk

John N Dunn are a well-established company with a strong specialism in electrics and low carbon building solutions. With over a century of experience, John N Dunn Plumbing has managed to build a strong, long term relationship with Story Homes. They have worked on our deve...

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John N Dunn are a well-established company with a strong specialism in electrics and low carbon building solutions. With over a century of experience, John N Dunn Plumbing has managed to build a strong, long term relationship with Story Homes. They have worked on our development in Shotley Bridge since day one, exploiting their dedication to their work and Story Homes as a business.

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Fraser Roofing

Story Homes’ reputation is very good in this industry, very reliable and helpful. I believe Story Homes when they say something’s going to be ready and they always give us plenty of notice if it’s not going to be

James Fraser

More information: www.fraserroofing.co.uk

Run by James Fraser with a workforce of over 20, John Fraser Roofing Limited is a thriving business with a reputation for quality workmanship and for completing contracts within budget and on time. Fraser roofing has worked on many of Story Homes’ developments, slating ...

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Run by James Fraser with a workforce of over 20, John Fraser Roofing Limited is a thriving business with a reputation for quality workmanship and for completing contracts within budget and on time. Fraser roofing has worked on many of Story Homes’ developments, slating and tiling our high quality homes. With many years of experience and a working relationship with Story Homes for over 10 years, they have gained a great reputation for using high quality products and not cutting corners.

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Tilestyle

The reputation of Story is very good – very high quality with good products and a high quality of finish. It is important to us because we need to be seen to be working with people of good reputation

Tilestyle

More information: www.tilestyle.ie

Tilestyle have been working for Story Homes for 18 months now and are hopeful of a long relationship with the business. They are wall tiling specialist company based in Wigan, owned by Michael Tinsley, and have been in business for over 30 years. As a small but ever growi...

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Tilestyle have been working for Story Homes for 18 months now and are hopeful of a long relationship with the business. They are wall tiling specialist company based in Wigan, owned by Michael Tinsley, and have been in business for over 30 years. As a small but ever growing business, Tilestyle believe that Story Homes will help them grow and increase their workforce.

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Brampton Electricals

Story Homes has a good reputation for quality homes and we can deliver the quality workmanship they are looking for. They are a great firm to work for and our work with them has helped us to support our staff and provide regular work for them. It made excellent business sense for us and Story Homes to sign up to the framework agreement as it will inevitably improve our relationship and help us both to feel secure.

Ian Wilson, Partner

To find out more contact Brampton Electricals on 07908 173680.

Brampton Electricals has been working with Story Homes for eight years and is currently signed up to framework agreement.

Partner Ian Wilson has five employees working for the company which has been trading for more than 32 years. Ian and his business partner sig...

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Brampton Electricals has been working with Story Homes for eight years and is currently signed up to framework agreement.

Partner Ian Wilson has five employees working for the company which has been trading for more than 32 years. Ian and his business partner signed up to the framework agreement to help solidify their working relationship with Story Homes.

Ian said: “We have been working with Story Homes for more than eight years, and much more regularly over the past four years. We have worked on various developments, from the larger Crindledyke Farm site in Carlisle and Summerpark in Dumfries to the smaller Alders Edge development in Scotby and Clifton Hill Gardens near Penrith”.

Brampton Electricals work as a sub-contracted electrical contractor for Story Homes.

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Colin Marshall Painting Contractors

Working for Story Homes is a good experience because they’ve got the right management, the right teams around. I would say out of all the builders we work with… Story’s are at the top of the pile. Specifications are very high and they build their houses correctly

Colin Marshall

More information: www.marshalldecs.co.uk

Colin Marshall Painting Contractors have become one of the major painting and decorating contractors in the North East. They have been working on site for Story Homes for two years, completing all of the internal painting of the walls, ceilings, doorframes, doors and stai...

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Colin Marshall Painting Contractors have become one of the major painting and decorating contractors in the North East. They have been working on site for Story Homes for two years, completing all of the internal painting of the walls, ceilings, doorframes, doors and staircases. Having worked for Story Homes for a lengthy period of time, they have gained a strong relationship with the business along with gaining new contacts and on-site experience.

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Aptus Utilities

Story Homes has played an important part in Aptus Utilities’ story, with strong support and connections from the firm helping us to get established in a challenging economic climate. We have forged an excellent working relationship with Story Homes based on shared values, a customer focused ethos and delivering high quality projects tailored to our client’s requirements.

Jonathan Holden, Managing Director

More information about Aptus can be found on their website www.aptusutilities.co.uk

Aptus Utilities secured their first contract with Story Homes in 2011 working with them at Etterby, Carlisle. Since then the Bolton firm has gained contracts on a number of developments including award-winning builds at High Wood in Lancaster and Kirkby Stephen. This posi...

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Aptus Utilities secured their first contract with Story Homes in 2011 working with them at Etterby, Carlisle. Since then the Bolton firm has gained contracts on a number of developments including award-winning builds at High Wood in Lancaster and Kirkby Stephen. This positive and rewarding relationship with the respected house builders has helped Aptus to flourish.

The partnership with Story Homes has, without doubt, contributed to Aptus’ success and rapid growth throughout the North West. Starting with one employee in March 2010 and they now have over 100.

Aptus Utilities delivers a first class service in the design, build and commissioning of multi-utility networks. As an Independent Connections Provider (ICP), they are also fully equipped to supply street lighting infrastructure. The expertise and know-how at Aptus, combined with the resources to deliver a streamlined service installing gas, water and electric as a one-stop approach to sites, offers customers a competitive, timesaving and cost-effective option.

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AJM Decorating

Quality is an integral part of what AJM is about, it gives us great pleasure in being allowed the time to make this a part of the Story Homes build process. We look forward to working alongside Story Homes as they grow.

Adrian Morris, Managing Director

For more information about AJM Decorating visit www.ajmdecorating.co.uk

Kendal based AJM Decorating is a market leading company and has been providing high quality work for 20 years. With a dedicated skilled core team of 38 decorators, several of whom are award-winning, AJM Decorating is now enjoying a successful relationship with Story Homes...

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Kendal based AJM Decorating is a market leading company and has been providing high quality work for 20 years. With a dedicated skilled core team of 38 decorators, several of whom are award-winning, AJM Decorating is now enjoying a successful relationship with Story Homes.

Teaming up with Story Homes two years ago, AJM Decorating are now working alongside the company to produce high quality finished homes across Cumbria, Lancashire and Scotland. Ensuring security of works for AJM Decorating, this strong working relationship is going from strength to strength. AJM Decorating is committed to growing their business alongside Story Homes, working on as many sites as they can, taking pride in producing a fantastic end product with the ultimate aim of winning prestigious awards.

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Caldew Plumbing and Heating

We have worked on a whole range of developments, from Crindledyke Farm in Carlisle to Birkbeck Gardens in Kirkby Stephen. We like working with such as professional company with a great reputation in the industry. The framework will help us to grow our own business too.

Sean Gilchrist, Owner

For more information about Caldew Plumbing and Heating contact Sean on 01228 513866.

For more than 12 years, Caldew Plumbing and Heating Contractors have been providing plumbing and heating services to Story Homes on many of their developments across Cumbria.

Sean Gilchrist is owner of the company and in the past his business won any work throug...

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For more than 12 years, Caldew Plumbing and Heating Contractors have been providing plumbing and heating services to Story Homes on many of their developments across Cumbria.

Sean Gilchrist is owner of the company and in the past his business won any work through competitive tenders. They have moved into a framework agreement to provide continuity of work in the future and to continue developing the relationship with Story Homes for a long-term future.

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Parex Renders

We have worked with Story Homes for almost three years and they are a growing company so we had identified a possible relationship with them. We understand their desire for a really high quality finish on each home and with our product and our skilled applicators, as well as our ability to monitor the application process throughout, we were confident that we could provide the best render solution possible.

Jim Allen, Business Development Manager

To find out more about PAREX visit www.parex.co.uk.

Story Homes has been working with Parex Renders for more than two years, using their rendering product to add real external quality to our homes.

Using Parex Monorex through colour render, Parex have recently worked on Story Homes first ever development in Lancashi...

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Story Homes has been working with Parex Renders for more than two years, using their rendering product to add real external quality to our homes.

Using Parex Monorex through colour render, Parex have recently worked on Story Homes first ever development in Lancashire, High Wood, providing feature panels and various elevations to give a decorative roughcast finish which echoes the typical appearance of rural properties in the surrounding villages.

Parex have worked with Story Homes on a number of other developments in Cumbria and the North East and produced a great finish on the homes. Using a render specialist, on this occasion Choice Render, Parex ensure that not only the product but also the work is first class. This lives up to Story Homes reputation for high quality and high specification properties, making it an ideal partnership.

Parex is a worldwide company, active in 55 countries. The product is manufactured in France, where the raw materials are known to be of a very high quality. This makes the render better placed to withstand weather and this is backed up with guarantees and a warranty.

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S & W Rickerby Landscapes

We have worked with Story Homes for a long time and we understand what they require for each property to look as stunning outside as it does inside. We have worked on numerous developments with Story Homes and we have a great working relationship, carrying out various works as and when required.

Stephen Rickerby, Partner

For more information about Rickerby Landscapes visit: www.sandwrickerbylandscapes.co.uk

One of Story Homes’ longest contractor partnerships is with S & W Rickerby Landscapes. For 26 years Rickerby Landscapes have landscaped the properties which Story Homes build.

Stephen Rickerby is one of two partners at Rickerby Landscapes, which also employs...

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One of Story Homes’ longest contractor partnerships is with S & W Rickerby Landscapes. For 26 years Rickerby Landscapes have landscaped the properties which Story Homes build.

Stephen Rickerby is one of two partners at Rickerby Landscapes, which also employs three further members of staff. They have been trading for more than 26 years, fencing, turfing and creating stunning landscapes across Cumbria.

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Warren Contracting Services

Attention to detail and quality of service are Warren Contracting Services core values which mirrors Story Homes’ reputation for providing quality homes for people in the local community.

Warren Skelly, Managing Director

For more information about Warren Contracting (NW) Ltd, visit their website.

Warren Skelly has worked for over 30 years within the plumbing business as both an experienced tradesman and at high management levels. Subsequently in May 2013, he decided that it was time to stand on his own and Warren Contracting Services (NW) Ltd came into being.

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Warren Skelly has worked for over 30 years within the plumbing business as both an experienced tradesman and at high management levels. Subsequently in May 2013, he decided that it was time to stand on his own and Warren Contracting Services (NW) Ltd came into being.

The ethos of the company is to provide high quality, affordable installations from both personal clients to large corporations and to be proactive in achieving the best results throughout. The business is run from its base in Lancaster and currently employs a dedicated highly skilled team of 30 staff and tradesmen.

The company constantly strives to increase its portfolio with highly reputable building contractors, Story Homes being one such contractor, has been on their list for a considerable amount of time. Inevitably, quality comes first and this is something that both Warren Contracting and Story Homes have in common.

Also at the heart of any business, are cash flow and profit margins – it is by working for companies such as Story Homes that this can be maintained, meaning that both of companies achieve the goals set out.

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FAQs

What happens next? Our commercial team will collate all enquiries and will contact you to progress if there are opportunities in your chosen area.

Why do I have to specify a regional area? Story Homes is growing geographically, with new developments between Biggar in Scotland to Lancaster in Lancashire, as far apart as Whitehaven in Cumbria and Shotley Bridge in County Durham. It makes it easier if you specify which area you can cover and we can allocate local opportunities to you.

What if there are no opportunities for me at present? If you complete our online form, we will keep your name on our records and as soon as we have some suitable work for you, we will contact you to discuss the opportunity further.

Current Vacancies

Self-employed bricklayers – West Cumbria

Self-employed joiners – West Cumbria

Self-employed bricklayers – Biggar, Scotland

Self-employed bricklayers – Lancaster

Self-employed bricklayers – Kendal

Self-employed bricklayers – Longhoughton, Northumberland

 

If you are interested in any of the above vacancies please fill out the ‘how to get in touch’ form with your details.