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Relocatable Environmental Building Services

Oxfordshire, England

  • Leasehold Price: £165,000
  • Annual Turnover: £160,000
Seller Reference: 6447
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Seller Reference: 6447
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Business Description
Established Since 2008
Annual Turnover £160,000 (2017)
EBITDA of £48,000 (2017)
UK Wide Operation
Loyal & Regular Customer Base
90% Commercial & 10% Public
Handover Period Offered

Environmental Building Services Limited (EBS Ltd) is an eclectic energy saving and renewable energy consultancy and installer based in Oxfordshire: having been established since 2008. The core business is in Air Tightness Testing on new build and both renovated commercial and residential properties. Other commercial activities involve:

• Solar Photovoltaic (PV) installations; with EBS also installing package deals including off grid capabilities for design and installation as and when required

• Thermographic surveys, which involves work with a infra-red camera to analyse buildings to ensure: A continuity of insulation in accordance with the construction drawing

• Avoidance of excessive thermal bridging

• Avoidance of air leakage paths through the building fabric

• Installation of electric car charging points

• MVHR Mechanical Ventilation with Heat Recovery installations. This is a type of ventilation system that extracts warm moist air that is passed through a heat exchanger unit. Fresh air used to ventilate is then passed through the same heat exchanger, which pre-heats this air, minimising heat loss due to ventilation.

EBS Ltd’s major clients include: Bouygues, Morgan Sindall, Lidl Stores, and the Co Op to quote for Air Tightness Testing. Once contracted, EBS Ltd do not issue reports and/or certificates until payment has been received. In regards to Solar PV, EBS Ltd take a 25% deposit to start the project, 50% after fix fix and the remainder upon completion. On completion and after the balance is paid, the building is issued with a MCS Certificate, insurance document and comprehensive handover pack, which is needed for official sign off.

Ian, Managing Director, and main employee of EBS Ltd is one of the founding members of IATS (Independent Air Tightness Testing Scheme) so it's fair to say EBS Ltd has a stellar reputation in the air tightness testing industry.

Due to the business being well known and renowned, most new leads come via recommendation and word of mouth which leads to high volumes of repeat business. The business benefits from having continuous ongoing and future projects to the point where very little advertising is required. Some new leads are generated from calls and emails via the website and from branded promotional gifts. Furthermore, the business is currently working with rolling contracts of 10 years or more with Bouygues, Morgan Sindall, Lidl Stores, the Co Op and many local building firms

Current future projects include £6,000 in air testing with Havelock, 87 flats for Bouygues worth £5,000, £38,000 MVHR plus another £5,000 in Solar PV installations. All equipment owned by EBS Ltd is valued at approximately £15,000.

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Is accommodation included?:
The premises is a single storey wooden construction office with a small rural light commercial estate.

The business is currently based in Oxfordshire with a client base throughout the UK and can easily be relocated to any other region.

Our client is selling the business to concentrate his time on a new unrelated business venture.

The premises from which the business currently operates is not held on a lease and can be vacated at short notice without any financial penalties.


The business has no staff on the payroll with the exception of the current owner. Sub-contractors are sometimes used as and when required.

Turnover from 2016 was £168,000 with profit before tax of £38,000. Turnover for 2017 was £160,000 with profit before tax of £48,000.

Environmental Building Services Ltd is based in Oxfordshire and has been established since 2008 working in the renewable energy/construction industry. EBS Ltd offer services in Air Tightness Testing, Solar PV (Photovoltaic), MVHR and Energy Consultancy.

The business works throughout the UK and can easily be relocated to any region or absorbed into an existing business working in the same or similar sector. EBS Ltd consistently shows healthy year on year profits and would be an ideal acquisition opportunity.

Work is generated through its fine reputation, recommendation, the customer database and via organic web traffic. There is plenty of potential to grow the business through a more rigorous sales and marketing campaign.

The business benefits from having the following trade certifications:
MCS (Microgeneration Certification Scheme)
TSI (Trading Standards Approved Code)
RECC (Renewable Energy Consumer Code)
NAPIT (National Association of Professional Inspectors and Testers)
L3 Registered Air Tightness Tester
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