Atkins Property Services
JPM Contractors Ltd can’t recommend this company highly enough having used their services on many occasions.
Before we go on, we would like to give you an idea of the range of services the company offer and what makes them different from the usual companies you might find hanging around the local cafe at 9.30 in the morning.
This is a two man team, Phil the MD and Jim his right hand man. Phil has a wealth of design and build experience on both commercial and residential scale, from small cabinet construction up to entire bedroom refits, living space creations, retail shop refits, kitchen installation, bathrooms and everything in between. Plumbing, carpentry, decorating and electrical installs. Jim has been working with Phil in the company since the start and is also an extremely capable craftsman, joinery and design with a keen eye for detail make this a formidable partnership. The company has been trading 5 years and is going from strength to strength. When you look at the advertising expenditure of “absolutely zero £’s” you begin to understand that the business is generated purely on “word of mouth” which is further testimony to the strength of the work they carry out and the “can do” attitude that comes from people that really have a love for their work.
One of the many projects Atkins Property Services have managed for JPM Contractors Ltd was to replace the flat roof to one of our outbuildings. They managed the job from start to finish, planning all aspects from purchasing materials to working around our heavy schedule, leaving us to concentrate on our core activities as a business. Arriving on site at 6.30am on the day the work was to be carried out and leaving at 5PM, job done, no mess, no fuss and no excuses or delays. The job was brought in under the projected budget due to the purchasing strategy employed after the initial planning stage. Not many companies in their industry would have passed on those savings. This is further testimony to the honesty and hard work of Atkins Property Services.
JPM Contractors Ltd have been so impressed by the craftsmanship and dedication to the customer over the years that many of the staff within the business (along with the owners) will now only use Atkins Property Services for any work that they need done around the house.
In summary, hard working, attention to detail, customer service, timekeeping, and excellent project management along with master craftsmanship make Atkins Property Services the number one choice for JPM Contractors Ltd.
Contact Details: Phil 07961 412 952
JPM Contractors Ltd was invited along to meet with Jeff Stock of Stocks Sweepers Ltd to view the latest addition to the Stocks Sweepers Ltd armoury. The newly manufactured truck mounted sweeper.
Before we go on, here is a little bit about Stocks Sweepers Ltd taken from their website.
This was not your usual type of business meeting, no five star hotels, continental breakfasts or lunch in a fancy restaurant. This was far more down to earth. A lay-by in a truck stop just of the M25 with tea & coffee in polystyrene cups, real men!!!!
As we pulled into service area the Stocks Sweepers Ltd sweeper was clearly visible from a couple of hundred yards away among the masses of heavy vehicles parked up enjoying their elicit break time. Painted in a very lively Green colour with the regulatory, so called, “Chapter 8” paint on the rear door made sure that this machine stood out from the crowd.
The paint is not the only thing making this innovative vehicle stand out from the crowd, Jeff Stock and his team of engineers have applied the knowledge gained from the time they have spent supplying replacement road sweeper parts worldwide and coupled this with hard work to employ some exciting new creations to ensure that this new vehicle is not just a replica of the old guard. Stocks Sweepers Ltd experience of supplying replacement parts has allowed an in depth view on the areas of a road sweeper that come under considerable stress and need replacing all too frequently, which in turn has led them to make some simple but effective changes to the sub frame and main sweeper carriage. While these changes will never be able to completely remove the need for replacement at some point, they will definitely improve the working life of the sweeper as a whole and reduce the amount of down time for repair.
About The Chassis
Jeff had this kit mounted on a brand new, sparkling Iveco chassis (not a choice that we at JPM Contractors Ltd would have made, always preferring DAF). The choice of chassis is a very personal impulse, as with all makes and models there are as many detractors as there are fans. This blog takes no opinion on the different manufacturers of chassis available in today’s market place.
About the improvements
The first of the improvements comes in the form of increased volume to the main chamber, by extending the width of the body two inches on either side, Stocks Sweepers Ltd have increased the payload of the vehicle, giving extra sweeping time on site. This has been coupled with an increase in the amount of water the vehicle can take on, 1400ltrs, again extending the sweeping time on site when using the high pressure water. One of the more practical improvements has seen shaker cables added to the internal filter grills, giving the operator the opportunity to shake off any debris that will have no doubt collected on the filters during operation which means that the need for jet washing the grills has also been reduced. Some very intelligently placed grease nipples have been added to the vehicle to allow easy access to regular maintenance points. A locker has been added beneath the donkey engine to allow for the carrying of essential tools for roadside repairs. This chamber also houses the extension tubes for the gulley sucker (great idea). The addition of a plenum chamber has decreased the noise generated by the vacuum, while giving a slight increase in the suction available. Other improvements include bearings on the channel brushes to reduce ware, an improved inspection chamber on the roof and in-cab tipping.
The overall impression of JPM Contractors Ltd was one of admiration. In terms of building truck mounted sweepers, Stocks Sweepers Ltd are a relative new comer, however, this company is destined for big things, watch this space.
Stocks Sweepers Ltd, founded in 1998 by Jeff Stock, has become one of the world’s largest independant manufacturers of truck-mounted road sweepers. The business was created with the sole intent of refurbishing and remounting our existing road sweeper equipment on to new chassis for our own operated hire fleet.
In time other road sweeper operators in the UK and overseas soon approached Stocks to have their equipment refurbished & remounted, themselves realizing huge savings could be achieved.
In February 2000, Stocks Sweeper’s Hire fleet was purchased by a competing road sweeper operating company, but Jeff had already realised that there was a large gap in the market for remounting roadsweepers, which had been proven in the previous years.
Stocks continued to refurbish and remount roadsweepers for customers across the country whilst they were adapting and designing there new S-Series machines in the background.
Stocks Sweepers Ltd released in 2010 the all new S6400 & S8400 Series Heavy Duty Truck-Mounted Suction Road Sweepers, which have already had a great responce in the UK. As we are now on the Pro5 procurement agreement, we now also have the ability to sell our sweepers to all local authorities.
Jeff Stock and all the team at Stocks Sweepers Ltd would like to take this opportunity to thank you for visiting our web site. We hope you find the information you require but if not please do not hesitate to contact any of the team for further assistance.
Please visit http://www.stocksuk.net/ if you require a refurbished or remounted roadsweeper.
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Getting airside with a US AIR FORCE jet is testimony to the security clearance level of
JPM Contractors Ltd and it’s experienced operators.
They don’t let the cowboys do this type of work.
We have been working hard to change the look and feel, please let us have your comments.
So we have arrived!
We have taken the leap into the electronic revolution. While this is not typically the environment for our industry, as we many other inovations in this market, we wanted to be the first.
So what are we planning?
We plan to bring you industry news, techonlogical advancements, company news and any other information we feel that may be of use to other companies in our industry.
You can follow us on twitter @jpmcontractors
You can also follow on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/jpmcontractorsltd
You may also visit our website http://www.jpmcontractors.com/
And if you have not had enough, you can also view our youtube channel at mrjpmcontractors’s Channel
So come back to our blog on a regular basis as we plan to offer competitions, freebies and much much more.
JPM Contractors Ltd