About us

who we are

we take the creative approach


JB Associates is a Construction Consultancy based in the South of England, delivering projects across the UK and Europe. Since being founded in 2002, the company has seen continuous growth and development. Our directors have utilised their 30+ years of industry experience, enabling the business to evolve into a one-stop-shop for anything and everything construction related. 

Our philosophy is to work alongside clients, integrating our own staff wherever possible with the client team. We prioritise the development of professional relationships for the entire life-cycle of a project and beyond in order to fully comprehend the client's needs and aspirations. From there we are able to deliver a project that best matches the brief and ticks every box.

We take the creative approach; thinking logically and simply, efficiently but differently. Our many collective years of experience in the construction industry has led to an excellent combination of skillsets and enables us to avoid pre-planned, one-fix-fits-all solutions. Instead, we use our experience to your advantage and approach each unique task differently, completing every job on time and in budget. 

All of our Project Managers, M&E Designers, CAD Technicians, Manual Creators and Quantity Surveyors offer this creative, personal and tailored approach to their projects. A tight-knit team and a family-oriented business, we put communication at the forefront of our company and we work together to overcome challenges, find solutions and deliver projects to the highest of standards. 


Our Perspectives

At JB Associates we provide everything from advice to insights to support within the construction industry. Whether it is a review of 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 industry 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.