Sustainable Building Services (UK) Ltd is an award-winning building contractor with forty years' experience in the social housing sector. Active throughout Britain, we deliver design and build projects, property maintenance programmes, energy efficiency works and a comprehensive range of refurbishment services. We excel in making funding schemes and capital budgets work together to achieve maximum impact. Established in 1976, Sustainable Building Services is a multi-disciplinary building contractor that operates throughout the UK. Accredited for quality assurance, safety and environmental management, we are equipped to handle contracts of all sizes. These include new build schemes, cyclical maintenance programmes and major installations for some of the country's largest and best known social landlords. Recognising the value of long term partnerships, we are firmly committed to delivering best value across all our operations and this is one of the reasons why many of our framework agreements are now in their second and third generations.
Ashley Hicks was born in 1963 and trained at the Architectural Association in London. He worked briefly for his father, interior designer David Hicks, before starting his own design practice. In 1997 Ashley Hicks designed his first furniture collection, named Jantar Mantar, starting with his interpretation of an ancient Greek Klismos chair. In 2002 he published Design Alchemy, a review of interiors and products designed by him and his first wife, Allegra. Ashley wrote a personal memoir of his father, David Hicks: Designer, in 2002, with a foreword by Tom Ford. Starting in 2003, he created the David Hicks by Ashley Hicks collections of fabrics, carpet and wallpaper. In 2009 he published David Hicks: A Life of Design, and in 2016 the 4-volume David Hicks Scrapbooks with IDEA, now condensed and available from Vendome. In 2018, Buckingham Palace: the Interiors with photographs and text by Ashley, was published by Rizzoli, as was his review of his own work, Rooms with a History: Interiors and their Inspirations, 2019. Ashley has designed architecture and interiors in the UK, Europe and the United States, mixing private residential projects with larger-scale commercial work. He has his own line of fabric, Ashley Hicks Textures, as well as carpets with Alternative Flooring, and bed linens with Frette. In 2012 Ashley Hicks started to make furniture and decorative objects with his own hands, carving and gilding furniture, making mirror frames in painted resin, and creating Totem sculptures in resin, clay and gilt bronze. All of these are available from R and Company, New York.
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