About us

who we are

we take the creative approach


JB Associates is a construction consultancy based in the south of England. Founded in 2002, our company continues to expand every year in both office space and team members, as well as within client base and through our range of services. We are now able to cater to any client’s needs and pride ourselves in being a one-stop-shop for anything and everything construction related. JB Associates provides a tailored Building Services Consultancy service that clients are proud to use.

We are aware that no two projects are the same. We like to take the creative approach; thinking logically but simply, efficiently but differently. Our many collective years of experience in the construction industry has led to an excellent combination of skillsets and we reject detached, impersonal processes that many larger companies employ. Instead, at JB Associates we work closely with our clients, developing personal relationships for the entire life-cycle of a project and beyond.

All of our Project Managers, M&E designers, CAD technicians and Quantity Surveyors offer this creative, tailored approach to their projects. Our philosophy is to work alongside clients, integrating our own staff wherever possible with the client’s team and therefore ensuring the formation of strong, personal relationships.

We are also able to respond to a challenge without pre-planned and template-made solutions. Although we use our experience to our advantage, we refuse to use one-fix-fits-all solutions and instead we approach each unique task differently and utilise our expertise to complete each job.

Our Perspectives

At JB Associates we want to provide everything from advice to insights to support within the construction industry. Whether it is a review on Brexit's impacts on our economy, or a nostalgic look back on how we have grown as a company, we will regularly post our own 'perspectives' on the industries we work in day to day.


Meet the Directors

Julian Butler

Julian Butler

Financial Director

Julian is a professionally qualified quantity surveyor with extensive experience in senior management roles. He is involved in all areas of contracting from tender evaluation through to final account and settlement, working for a number of prestigious clients across a variety of sectors. He has worked on a diverse range of projects, including the Oncology wing at Reading Hospital, new cruise terminal buildings in Southampton and a number of schemes at various MoD sites.

Julian is also JB Associates’ financial director, overseeing financial, HR and administrative matters for the company.

Julian founded the company in 2007. Prior to that, he was a Commercial Manager responsible for a £12 million contracting business.

Ashley Buckland

Ashley Buckland

Managing Director

Ashley has extensive knowledge and experience of mechanical and electrical building services and manages multiple high profile contracts for prestige clients. As JB Associates’ Managing Director, he also oversees the company’s operations, with a particular focus on staff training and development.

After joining the industry in 2001 as an apprentice electrician, Ashley enjoyed a long and successful career with NG Bailey, working his way up through the company and gaining a BEng (Hons) in Building Services. He managed all aspects of NG Bailey’s Engineering Building Services division for the South of England, controlling an annual turnover of up to £10 million and overseeing a large team of project managers, quantity surveyors and site engineers.

Ashley joined JB Associates as director at the beginning of 2014 where he has successfully managed high profile projects for the MoD and been appointed to framework contracts with blue chip clients in the commercial sector.