- Tips to help you create the perfect home extension
- Local Building maintenance programme
- It's vital to choose the right maintenance experts and builders
- Tips on choosing the perfect property maintenance provider
- Choosing a building specialist for your domestic project
- The benefits of a property maintenance service
- Why is property maintenance important?
- Specialising in chimney sweeping
- Looking after commercial properties
- Add value to your home with an extension
- Our plumbing services
- The name to trust in the construction industry
- Builders need to be more conscious of energy efficiency
- Converting and renovating properties
- Our upholstery services
- Keeping tenants happy
- Choosing the right provider for your building services
- The name to trust in construction and maintenance
- Painting and decorating services for our clients
- Make planning easier by choosing a single tradesman provider
- Providing professionally finished tiling
- Quality specialists for your home project
- Creating your dream drive
- Comprehensive construction of new properties
- Making improvements to your driveway
- Spring is the perfect time to maintain your property
- Efficiently taking care of your investment properties
- Undergoing a garage conversion
- Trusted construction of your dream homes
- Keeping your rental property in pristine condition
- Managing construction waste
- Professional upkeep of properties for landlords
- Creating extra space in your property
- Scottish builders report confidence at peak levels
- Do you have concerns about hiring a tradesman?
- Cleaning your chimney with expert precision
- The benefits of our multi-tradesmen services
- Current challenges in the construction sector
- Worry free maintenance of your rental property
- Have your chimney cleaned with us
- Is your property well maintained?
- Roof repairs and installations to protect your property
- Ensure the upkeep of your hotel
- Make your garage into valuable extra space
- The traditions of using a trusted tradesman
- Supplying superior management for self build projects
- Fixing the damage caused by major storms
- Choosing the perfect material for your driveway
- Building your investment
- Keeping tenants safe with annual gas safety checks
- Don't rush when looking for a tradesman this winter
- Enabling efficiency through maintenance
- The considerable value of a clean chimney
- What kind of renovations do you need?
- Permitted building work in Stirling
- Be proactive to keep your tenants happy
- Have your commercial premises professionally painted
- Do I need planning permission to convert my garage?
- Protecting your roofing
- Are you maintaining properties effectively?
- Can my loft be converted?
- A comprehensive window service
- Providing world class hotel maintenance and repairs
- Transforming the garage to unlock new living space
- What type of driveway do you want?
- A talented building team you can rely on
- Is your loft worth converting?
- A comprehensive maintenance service
Aberdeen FC fan crowned man cave champion
Die-hard Aberdeen fan Graeme Strachan spent six months converting his empty loft into a shrine for his favourite team.
The loft includes tributes to his heroes, a bar, TV’s and a dart board.
Graeme says he was "absolutely overwhelmed and still in shock” at winning the £3000 prize after spending only £2000 on the conversion with the help of handymen friends.
Aspiring for your own man cave? Convert your loft space in Stirling with Johnston Property Services.
Women in Construction
A recent survey has suggested that a third of homeowners would prefer a female tradesperson as opposed to a male tradesperson.
Reasoning behind the results includes trustworthiness, attention to detail and respectfulness of female tradespeople compared to male. In recent years the UK has seen a steady rise of women in the construction industry, however the percentage of women in some trades in the country is still as low as 2%.
The number of female tradespeople in the construction industry is changing but not quickly enough. For the industry to continue growing the rate it is, the number of tradespeople available in the country, male or female, needs to rise. One way to do this is through apprenticeships like those provided by Johnston Property Services.
For building work in your home, speak to our renowned Builders in Stirling, trained by us, for all types of reconstruction, renovation and rebuilding work on existing properties.
Local Building maintenance programme
The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors in Scotland (RICS Scotland believes that many of Scotland�s housing stock is poorly maintained and at risk or dilapidation leading to a lack of affordable housing.
A comprehensive maintenance service
First class tradesman services are crucial for property maintenance and ensure that the properties are kept in the best condition. It can be hard to choose providers at first, especially with all of the options available to you. However when the services involve construction, repair and upkeep, our team at Johnston Property Maintenance is one of the best in Falkirk.
Is your loft worth converting?
Having your loft transformed into extra living space has been incredibly popular for years as people realise the benefits of conversion. However, before you spend the money on the conversion project, you should make sure the space is suitable and will be an improvement to your home.
A talented building team you can rely on
For over 10 years we have been offering a range of maintenance and building services with our main goal being the absolute satisfaction of our clients. We offer a wide array solutions suited to people with different budgets. Big or small, we will meet your construction requirements effectively and delivery first rate workmanship.
What type of driveway do you want?
Your driveway is much more than simply a place to park your vehicle so it is safely off the road. It is also an important feature of the property and can have a big impact on the aesthetics. You should take good care of an existing one and ensure you consider all of the various design options that are available when creating a new drive.
Transforming the garage to unlock new living space
Properties with built on garages have a unique opportunity to unlock additional living space and add value to the home. By converting the garage into living space you can earn as much as an extra 10% on the total value and be left with a flexible space that could be used for a wide range of things, from a dining room to a study or games room.
Providing world class hotel maintenance and repairs
Although we take pride in all the work we deliver, one of the best moments was when we were designated as the maintenance service providers to the Hilton hotels in Scotland. The Hilton name is world famous due to their reputation for excellence. In keeping that name and reputation, the company managing the group only appoints the very best to work for them. Being chosen as a company which met their criteria was a great honour for us and we believe this is a testament to our hard work and dedication.
A comprehensive window service
Windows are available in a huge range of styles and materials, from traditional timber sash or casements to modern metal or uPVC tilt and turn varieties. This gives property owners a great deal of choice so they can select the perfect windows for their property, obtaining the right combination of performance and aesthetics.
Can my loft be converted?
Loft conversions are an increasingly popular way to create more living space in homes across Scotland. While for many years a loft or an attic was considered only as a place to store items that were infrequently used, most now see the value in changing it into a useful extra room. However, it is important to note that not all lofts can be converted, and that there are a number of factors which must be considered..
Are you maintaining properties effectively?
Landlords need to ensure their properties are properly maintained if they want to keep tenants happy, retain the property's value and find tenants who are interested in them when they are vacant. Regular inspections will be required to maximise safety and satisfy your legal obligations as the property owner. Maintenance plans should feature essential checks of the electrics, the gas supply and the boiler to ensure they are in a safe condition.
Protecting your roofing
A strong, weather tight roof is crucial to the stability of a property and ensures the inhabitants have protection against the elements. Any problems with the surface can cause major structural problems and health and safety issues. As a result it is important that landlords check the condition of their roofing periodically to ensure their assets and the wellbeing of tenants are protected.
Do I need planning permission to convert my garage?
Many people find that their home is starting to feel a little too small for them, yet their property features a garage that they don't actually use for parking a vehicle. Rather than using the garage as an ad hoc storage facility for the items you're not sure where to put, it may be worth your time to think about having a garage conversion carried out.
Have your commercial premises professionally painted
If you have commercial premises that need to be decorated, there are many advantages to hiring professionals. We offer comprehensive tradesman services in Falkirk and beyond, including a custom painting and decorating service that is designed to suit the individual needs of our customers.
Be proactive to keep your tenants happy
Properties are valuable assets, and they require suitable maintenance to ensure they retain their value and don't deteriorate over time. It is important to be proactive with upkeep as this means you can monitor the property's condition and take action to prevent serious problems from developing. In the long run this can help you to save money and will maximise the value of the property.
Permitted building work in Stirling
Causing harm to the environment is something to be avoided in all forms of building work. In order to ensure that we don't inadvertently do this with any changes or developments we make to property, Stirling Council has a comprehensive set of conditions defining which kinds of property work are permissible. While the Council are supportive in helping people understand what they can and cannot do with a property, the prospect of understanding all the rules and regulations can be quite daunting.
What kind of renovations do you need?
Home renovations can add a great deal to the value of a property, particularly if the work is done to a very high standard. There are many different things you can do, from large scale projects like extensions and attic conversions to smaller jobs like decorating. If you are looking to boost the selling price you should consider where your money will provide the biggest returns. This can help you to plan the renovation.
The considerable value of a clean chimney
One of the most attractive features of a property is a working fireplace. Potential buyers and renters are always impressed when they see a functional fireplace as they enable cosy and comfortable winter nights basking in the warmth. Also, with rising gas and electricity costs, a solid fuel fire can help you save money on your heating bills. Due to their popularity and the extra value they can add to a property, a rising number of homeowners, investors and landlords are opting to install working fireplaces.
Enabling efficiency through maintenance
In the modern business world, it is important to achieve the highest levels of efficiency possible in all aspects. Whether it is in business performance or work processes, higher levels of efficiency translates directly as higher levels of productivity. This is ultimately required to ensure that a business can grow and become more profitable. While the management of staff and production changes can help to achieve efficiency, it's also vital to consider the environment in which your business is set. In order to achieve the highest levels of efficiency at your premises, you need to have a regular programme of property maintenance.
Don't rush when looking for a tradesman this winter
Problems with your property can arise at any time of the year, but cold temperatures and wet weather make winter one of the most likely periods for this to happen. Issues at this time of the year tend to cause people to act quickly when looking for tradesmen to fix the problem. In other seasons, there is a feeling you have a little more time to look around and find the right person for the job. In winter people feel the issue needs to be fixed quickly because tradesmen may be busy and the longer it is left the more damage and distress it can cause.
Keeping tenants safe with annual gas safety checks
Recent surveys of landlords have revealed 14% to be unaware of their legal obligation to carry out annual gas safety checks in their properties. Landlords have a responsibility for the safety of their tenants and the duty of care applies to all residential properties occupied under a lease.
Building your investment
More and more people are embracing the idea of building their own properties from scratch rather than searching and settling for a house that does not fulfil their needs. We are also seeing more and more property investors opt for new builds rather than purchasing, as they are able to design and construct the kind of house that will attract the kind of tenants or buyers they want.
Choosing the perfect material for your driveway
Your driveway serves several purposes, adding to the aesthetics of your property while giving you a place to park vehicles safely. If you are considering having a driveway installed, there are a number of different options to choose from, including blocks or slabs, tarmac, concrete and decorative gravel. Before making a choice, you'll need to consider how much upkeep each of the various materials will require. This can help you to make the right decision for your property.
Fixing the damage caused by major storms
Those of us based in Stirling, Falkirk and Dunfermline would like to think that the strong winds and heavy rains brought by Storm Abigail are now firmly in the past. The reality, however, is that the lasting legacy of these storms may well only be experienced over the next few years. Many buildings were affected by the storms that hit us in November. Although your property may well appear to have been unharmed, it is important to have the structure checked to ensure all is as it should be.
Supplying superior management for self build projects
If you have spent years dreaming of building your own home you probably know every inch of it. The blueprint in your head likely represents every design idea you have ever had. As an experienced and industry respected construction firm we can offer you a comprehensive range of on site and in trade services and help you build your perfect home.
The traditions of using a trusted tradesman
Your property is likely to be one of your most valuable possessions, so you want to ensure that only the most suitable people are working on it at any time. When you need maintenance or repair work to be carried out on your property, you need a team of trustworthy tradesmen who you can rely on not only for first class work, but also for completely honest and reliable advice and guidance.
Make your garage into valuable extra space
Loft conversions are the most popular way to add extra living space to a home as they offer a way to make the most of unused areas in a property. Extensions are also popular, but often involve more work and time, as there is a need to build foundations to support the building materials and often planning permission will be needed. Garage conversions inhabit a middle ground in between these two types of project. They can potentially add some great new living space to a property and have the benefit of already being built on foundations. Additionally, the fact that the structure is already in place means that there will generally be fewer issues with planning, unless you are making large scale alterations.
Ensure the upkeep of your hotel
A recently released report showed that Scottish hotels are consistently gaining higher ratings, recommendations and approval ratings on travel advisory websites. One of the keys to gaining great reviews is to ensure that your hotel is regularly maintained and kept in excellent condition.
Roof repairs and installations to protect your property
Roofs need to be regularly maintained if they are to provide a property with adequate coverage and protection. Among our comprehensive range of services, we can provide roofing repair carried out by a team of skilled and experienced tradesmen. We can attend to any roof regardless of the extent of the disrepair and work on all kinds of building including residential properties, commercial premises, farms and outbuildings.
Have your chimney cleaned with us
Summer is the best season to get your chimney cleaned, as the warmer weather will mean you are using your fire less often. Most people will be thinking about cleaning in spring, but if you wait a little longer you could potentially save money by hiring tradesmen when business slows down. There is also the potential that spring could bring some cold weather that will mean you need to have the fire available a little longer.
Worry free maintenance of your rental property
The thriving property market offers lucrative opportunities to secure attractive incomes and enjoy maximum investment returns. However, if you want to make a healthy profit, you will understand the importance of keeping your property in good condition and making sure it looks great. By hiring professionals to handle your maintenance you can ensure safety for tenants and optimise its aesthetic appeal.
Current challenges in the construction sector
The building trade is an exciting industry which involves many talented individuals working on all kinds of different properties. Over 2.1 million people were employed in the sector in 2014, accounting for 6.3% of the total jobs in the UK. This demonstrates that the industry remains a vital part of the economy.
The benefits of our multi-tradesmen services
When it comes to construction work and property maintenance, one of the most common complaints from customers is having to use various tradesmen for different services. We have addressed this issue by putting together a comprehensive range of tradesman services in Stirling. We pride ourselves on meeting every need and providing a single point of contact for every part of a project.
Cleaning your chimney with expert precision
Chimney sweeping may conjure up images of Victorian times, but the truth is that this service remains just as vital now as it did then. If you still have a functioning chimney, then regular cleaning is crucial to get rid of accumulated soot and the hazards that come with it. Alongside our maintenance and building services in Stirling, we can offer you a professional chimney cleaning service.
Do you have concerns about hiring a tradesman?
Hiring a tradesman can be stressful, and around 40% of people state that they feel nervous when they first hire one. Their worries typically include issues such as concerns over prices, reliability and quality of workmanship.
Scottish builders report confidence at peak levels
According to a new survey conducted by the Scottish Building Federation, confidence in the construction industry in Scotland is at the highest level for the past seven years. This comes on the back of an increase in the number of projects on offer and an influx of work. The results for the latest quarter are the eighth in a row and show that confidence is rated positive overall, although there are many challenges to face.
Creating extra space in your property
Space in any property is limited, and if you have a growing family or find yourself with too many items and not enough space to store them, it can be difficult to know what to do next. Some people may choose to move home, but another option is to add on to your home or change it to make the most of the space you have. This option could take numerous forms, such as building an extension or converting a loft. We offer the tradesman services in Falkirk that all homeowners can place their trust in. We'll ensure that you can start enjoying all the great benefits of extra living and storage space.
Professional upkeep of properties for landlords
Every landlord knows the value of keeping their properties in the best possible condition. Many landlords regularly rely on our professional maintenance services to ensure their investments are looked after and that their tenants are residing in suitable, safe and secure accommodation. It is sometimes the case that tenants fail to honour their obligations, and they let a house fall into disrepair or cause damage that goes unreported. These kinds of issues can cause a great deal of stress and unforeseen expense for landlords, but by using professional property maintenance services, you can avoid these problems and be sure that your rental property is in good hands.
Managing construction waste
In the construction industry, a clean site is a safe site, and waste needs to be properly managed if safety standards are to be maintained. Alongside allowing people to work and make their way around safely, waste can also be handled in certain ways to reduce the impact on the environment and generate revenue. Many items from construction sites can be recycled, and proper management can also reduce the cost of disposal.
Keeping your rental property in pristine condition
When you are letting a property, one of your primary concerns will be maintaining its condition. Even when you have reliable tenants, daily wear and tear can still affect the overall state of the property. When this occurs, it is often encouraged to turn to the services of professionals who can provide the necessary maintenance, resolving any problems before they develop into major issues. Our team can provide you with fully comprehensive property maintenance in Falkirk and beyond.
Trusted construction of your dream homes
Many people undertake new builds and large scale renovations these days, as they need bigger properties and additional space but do not want to move house. If you are considering a domestic building or construction project, it is important to choose a well established and reputable firm. We have been in business for over 40 years and we are renowned for our trustworthy services. We work with a vast range of clients in the residential, commercial and public sector, and we can be relied on to provide cost-efficient and comprehensive building and tradesman services across Stirling and throughout surrounding regions.
Undergoing a garage conversion
If you're in need of more property space, but do not have the funds to move house or don't want to move away, then your first port of call is to extend it. This can sometimes be done by extending your garage. Many garages are not used to their full potential; instead, they simply become places to leave junk and seldom-used items. However, there is always the option to convert your garage into a usable living space.
Efficiently taking care of your investment properties
There are many landlords that want to operate successful and stress free tenancies, but struggle to find the time to manage their properties. When you are a landlord you obviously have to place a great deal of trust in your tenants to maintain the condition of your property and alert you to any issues when they arise. This is of course not always the case, and when tenants do not honour their obligations it can lead to repairs, replacements and unwanted expense for landlords.
Spring is the perfect time to maintain your property
Spring is an important time of the year for property maintenance after a long winter of potentially adverse weather. There are several things you need to do to ensure the building is ready for the warmer conditions that are ahead. This is also the time to catch up on the jobs you have neglected due to the low temperatures outside. Here are five important things to include in your spring maintenance schedule.
Making improvements to your driveway
As providers of diverse building services in Falkirk and throughout the surrounding areas, we regularly work with customers that dream of building their own home. New builds are exciting and challenging projects, and it is important to engage experienced builders that can execute the highest standard of work. That is what we can offer you.
Comprehensive construction of new properties
As providers of diverse building services in Falkirk and throughout the surrounding areas, we regularly work with customers that dream of building their own home. New builds are exciting and challenging projects, and it is important to engage experienced builders that can execute the highest standard of work. That is what we can offer you.
Creating your dream drive
Driveways can add a great deal of value to a property because they give owners a place to safely park their vehicle off the road. Insurers appreciate this and award discounts for it. You can also choose a design that will add to the aesthetics of the building. Block paving is popular because it offers a range of different layouts but slabs, gravel, chippings and even tar can all look equally as good.
Quality specialists for your home project
Building and designing your own home is one of the most rewarding projects you can do, and will leave you with a place that is truly your own. However, it can also be a real challenge. You may have a number of ideas and dreams that require a talented team of specialists to complete, which is often difficult to find. One of the main concerns that people experience with building services is reliability.
Providing professionally finished tiling
Tiling is a tried and tested method of covering walls and floors, particularly in settings such as bathrooms and kitchens. Tiles are durable, strong and come in a wide variety of styles, sizes and colours to match the aesthetics of the room. Tiles are a timeless addition to any home and, if laid property, add a whole new dimension to the decor. If you are looking for skilled tradesman who can lay all of your tiles in a uniform pattern, then look no further than our team. We provide a range of professional building services in Stirling, including tiling.
Make planning easier by choosing a single tradesman provider
You always need to take a great deal of care when choosing a professional to work on your property. You should keep your project in mind when deciding, particularly in the broad sense of whether it is a commercial or domestic property you need work doing on. Different skills are required when working on business premises than homes, because systems are usually larger and more complex and there are stricter safety regulations to follow. For the best results, you should hire a provider with experience in the specific area.
Painting and decorating services for our clients
Interior and exterior decorating is important, giving our homes a sense of identity and ensuring that they are beautiful and pleasant places to live in. If you want the best results, it's a great idea to hire professional tradesmen to decorate for you. We can handle all aspects of property maintenance in Stirling, including providing a comprehensive painting and decorating service designed to fully transform your home and help it look its very best.
The name to trust in construction and maintenance
Many people build homes in order to have a property that feels entirely their own. When you construct your own home, you have complete control over every aspect and you are able to put together the house you have always dreamed of. New builds are exciting and challenging projects, and it is important to take on reputable and trusted building services. If you need builders in Stirling, we can provide an affordable and consummately professional service.
Choosing the right provider for your building services
When you want any form of construction work doing you need to carefully decide which tradesmen to work with. Making the right choice is important, whether you require them for something fairly basic like a new driveway or a complex extension to a property. The quality of the finish hinges on the professionalism of the provider, their skills and competency so you need to make the right choices. It is even more important if you need advice about the design and materials you will use.
Keeping tenants happy
A happy tenant is a good tenant for a number of reasons. They'll be less likely to complain, happy to pay a little extra in rent each month and will be more likely to keep the property in its best shape. This is why it's so important for landlords to make sure their tenants are satisfied with their property and the services they are receiving.
Our upholstery services
We have several decades of experience as builders in Falkirk, which has helped to secure our reputation. We provide a variety of different services to our customers, all of which are designed to help transform their homes and keep them in top condition. Among our other services, we can work with upholstery, carrying out repairs and creating new items of furniture to truly give your property a unique feel.
Converting and renovating properties
An increasing amount of people these days are opting to invest in extensions and renovations as opposed to selling their homes and moving. Altering our properties can give us a new lease of life along with making a substantial contribution to the overall value.
Builders need to be more conscious of energy efficiency
The building services sector has been changing rapidly over the last few years, particularly when it comes to energy management. More and more people are looking at ways to design and build efficient properties that are cheap to run, have low carbon emissions and don't disrupt their surrounding environments. Everybody from architects to builders and even materials merchants is having to change their approach to cater for these changing needs.
The name to trust in the construction industry
As a long established business over more than 40 years' standing, we have always aimed to offer the most reliable and trustworthy building services in Stirling and throughout the surrounding areas.
Our plumbing services
Plumbing is an incredibly important part of your property; if plumbing systems are not maintained properly, they have the potential to cause a lot of damage. From water pipes to boilers, every item related to plumbing needs to be installed expertly and has to be quickly repaired if it gets damaged in any way. If you are worried about your plumbing systems, or if you simply need a new installation completed, then you can trust our team of plumbing specialists and builders in Stirling to provide you with high quality plumbing services.
Add value to your home with an extension
An extension could be a really good way to add value and extra floor space to your home, but there are several things to consider before you commit to the work. You'll need to look at the current value of the property, calculate how much the project will cost and the amount it will add. A few calculations and you'll know whether the work will pay off or not.
Looking after commercial properties
As a family run business providing highly respected maintenance and tradesman services in Falkirk and Stirling, we have at our core many great values. We have been successfully providing our services for over 40 years and we have never strayed from our intention of always delivering the finest work to all manner of sectors. We provide property maintenance to the commercial, hotel and private sectors. We have always focused on forming healthy relationships with our clients and we are pleased that our excellent reputation is a result of the regular recommendation and referral of our satisfied customers.
Specialising in chimney sweeping
Though we may consider chimney sweeping to be a somewhat old fashioned job, it is actually still a vital part of maintenance for many buildings and properties. Over years of use, chimneys will accumulate soot and creosote which needs to be cleaned thoroughly to ensure continued safe operation. This is a tradition that we are proud to continue alongside our many other maintenance and building services in Falkirk and Stirling.
Why is property maintenance important?
A property is only valuable if it's maintained properly. With the right care, a building can even increase in value, especially with the market the way it is. As an owner, it's your responsibility to ensure that your building is kept safe for visitors, residents and employees and that it is not hazardous.
The benefits of a property maintenance service
Investing in our property maintenance in Falkirk can help to preserve your valuable investment in the long term. It is a useful service that protects, improves and safeguards many important aspects of your property. It is one that saves time and money and that ensures that your property is pleasing to work or live in. When we are working on your project, you are sure to see a notable improvement.
Choosing a building specialist for your domestic project
Designing and building your own home can be a challenging time but will definitely pay off in the end when you are left with a beautiful property that meets all of your needs. Everybody has an idea of what they would like from their dream home but bringing it to life is something very few people get to do. If you do make the brave decision to do so you need to hire a team of talented specialists to help you, both during the design and the construction.
Tips on choosing the perfect property maintenance providerProperty maintenance, whether it is to cover commercial or domestic properties, is very important for people looking to protect their investments. Some management companies will offer this alongside their other services and then outsource it to other provides so they can focus on more lucrative services. Doing this may leave you at risk of receiving a lower standard of work. Choosing a dedicated provider and keeping the management separate is wise if you want to guarantee quality at all times.
It's vital to choose the right maintenance experts and buildersWhen it comes to hiring contractors to carry out various types of work on a property, many people don't know where to start their search. Out of desperation, many hurriedly search the internet to find a contractor to carry out repairs and deliver services as early as possible, without checking their reputation first. This is a great mistake many first time home owners, business owners and new investors are vulnerable to.
Tips to help you create the perfect home extensionAs fewer people are buying new properties, more and more people are opting to build extensions instead to get that extra living space they had been craving. There are many advantages to be had from choosing to extend your current property rather than selling up and moving onto a new place - to start with, an extension will add considerable value onto your property, so if you decide to sell up in the future you could see an excellent return on your initial investment. Here are some useful tips you may wish to consider if you are thinking about adding an extension onto your building.