Welcome to J & N Contractors

If you are planning an improvement to your home, you will quite rightly be wary of who you invite to come along and knock down parts of your treasured property.

With programmes abound about cowboy builders from hell, you will be absolutely filled with horror stories and wondering how on earth you will choose the right person for your project.

Which is why you need to take time to look through our website, see the types of work we have done and our on-going projects, read some testimonials and see how long we have been around!

All of which may go some way to calming your fears and worries. We can arrange for you to talk to past clients.

We can never say that we do not make mistakes - of course we do - your project is a living, moving, changing one. Mistakes can be made, its how we approach putting any mistakes right and accepting responsibility right through until you're happy with your project that makes us different and dependable.

Thank you for considering us for your project.

Donna Shearing

About Us - Some History

Founded in 1972 as, J &N Contractors, the company has shown steady growth to become one of the market leaders within the industry.

Back in 1972 "J&N's" was a simple small partnership formed by two brothers, Harry and Orry, who since being demobbed from the Navy and Army had been employed by the various building and painting firms who were gradually restoring London's East End to it's former glory.

They decided to stop working for others and so calling themselves 'J&N Painting Contractors' (the initials of their wives names) began trading for themselves.

The ethos they worked to was one of honesty, earning them an enviable reputation that customers, surveyors, and architects admired, gaining them repeat business and many recommendations.

This ethos is at the heart of JNC Contractors Ltd still today and is something that we are immensely proud of.

When today's Managing Director took the reins, he brought on board an eagerness to expand what he knew could be a market leading company. However, Steve Shearing Jnr has recently decided that a name change was appropriate in keeping with modern times and so JNC Contractors Ltd continues to draw on the ethos of it's predecessors.

Still small enough to ensure that their customers are the most important consideration but big enough to cope with larger and more multi-skilled contracts in each passing year.

Approved contractors for many London Boroughs, browse our projects page to see a selection of our works and some of our various clients. You will see that you are in very safe hands when you employ the JNC Contractors Ltd team.

View our services page to see for yourself that we really do offer a complete service from footings to rooftop!

For your peace of mind we have included a testimonials page so you can see some comments from our clients.

Finally, click on Contact Us to take your first step to obtaining a quote for your project by a proven and caring company.


Our services

The JNC Contractors Ltd building team consists of a variety of trades, many of whom have been with us for a great many years. Capable of performing any task required from the laying of footings to roof timbers.

A recent addition to the family! We now have in-house roofers who can supply a first class service from replacing the odd slipped tile to a complete new roof. We also offer a service for asphalt and felt flat roofs.

External or internal, our team of qualified decorators can offer advice on colour schemes and finishes.

Repairs to woodwork etc are essential to keeping your property, be it a tiny apartment or an office block, looking good. Our maintenance team are experts in repairs and redecorations both inside and out keeping your property looking well kept and cared for, a delight to live or work in!

Disabled Adaptations
Our team are experienced in providing access facilities, ramps, handrails etc. for the less able bodied, installers of bathing, showering and toilet facilities through to a complete new build for disabled living accommodation.

Loft Conversions
From a single play area to a complete living area including a bathroom, we can utilise the space that sits wasted in your roof area to your best advantage.

Commercial Works
Our team are experienced in working within all kinds of public environments, retail outlets, schools, town halls etc. Security and safety being paramount during such works.

Our experienced tilers can work with any type of tile from Ceramic to Porcelain. This includes all works from preparing the floor to sealing the tiles.

Our electrical engineers can follow plamn or help you determine your needs on site. All works are carried out to NICEIC standards.

Fixing a leak, fitting a kitchen or bathroom or fitting a whole new heating system with boiler - our guys can meet your neeeds, on hand for advice and guidance every step of the way. Corgi registered plumbers on board!

Rendering and Plastering
All plastering and rendering works both internally and externally.

From new build projects to your garden wall.

Timber framed or UPVC - all styles and no job too big or too small.


Your questions answered

Can I expect to get a personal service?
Yes - We have built our reputation and pride ourselves on providing such a service. We will always be available to answer any questions or provide best of service.

How can we be sure that JNC will attend, commence work and complete on time?
We accept that many builders may not perform as expected or to time. Most builders are active on site and all it takes is an unexpected problem such as tree roots found during excavation or a surveyor being late, to delay the builder or worse still, for him not to turn up at all. A good builder will contact you, or at least get the office to contact you to re-schedule. If they don't do that - don't chase them - if they can't be reliable at this stage what chance do you have when works get started?

If our estimator cannot make his appointment he or the office will always contact you to re-schedule.

How can I be sure the job will be carried out to a good standard?
Ask to see examples of other works that have been carried out - we have no problem (as long as other clients do not mind) giving examples of works, take a drive past the various examples given and if the past client has agreed, give them a call and talk to them.

Problems do arise on any job - It's how these problems are dealt with that counts. Making sure the client was happy with the finished product at all times. Also, if its building works require local authority approval, the building inspector will be checking at various stages too.

Also, on this web site you will see examples of our work - don't be afraid to ask to see proof that we know what we are doing!

We are always looking for qualified and experienced tradesmen who work to a high standard and like working as part of a team.

If that is you, then please contact us.

Equal opportunities & diversity

People are what make our business and us what we are today.

Our team is our most important commodity and without them we could not offer the services that we do.

It is important to us that they are safe at work and happy with the team around them. Only when we all work as a team can we achieve our best results.

The office staff offer as much support to the guys on site as possible to help them work efficiently and happy.

You would be surprised how much easier a parking permit can make their day!

Good communication between site and office staff means our clients can be well informed at all times.

Our clients keep us busy! We like to think that our customer service is one of the best you will find. When problems arise we like to think our honest approach and good communication helps us to find easy solutions.

Our aim is that every person, client or employee is treated equally with care and respect.

We feel a strong responsibility to keep our carbon foot print to a minimum.

We encourage our boys to meet for work and take one van rather than three.

Materials are ordered responsibly and returned when not used, not disregarded.

We also source our suppliers carefully, taking into consideration the area they cover for delivery.

Waste disposal is carried out by our certified clearance companies to ensure that debris ends up where it should be and not dumped.

Noise pollution on site is kept to a minimum. The boys are also required to remove their lunch rubbish, drinks cartons etc.

The office ensure our excess paper is recycled and that as much recycled paper and goods are used as possible.

We can thank Donna for this - who even collects the boys old T-shirts and jumpers and makes sure they are recycled too!

Health & Safety
It is very important to us that we provide a safe working environment for our staff, the building inspectors and surveyors visiting site and of course, our clients and their neighbours.

Our boys all carry first aid kits and they are always provided with the details of the nearest A&E department, the relevany safety wear is supplied to the boys for each job.

Our excellent health & safety record speaks for itself. Having been looked after by Donna for almost 20 years, there's not much she doesn't know!

She is always happy to provide more information in this area.


Contact us

You may contact us by any of the following methods.

JNC Contractors Ltd

Address: Unit A, Great Ropers Business Centre, Great Ropers Lane, Great Warley, Essex, CM13 3JW.

Telephone: 01277 217592

Fax: (020) 8551 8400

E-mail: Donna@jncontractorsltd.co.uk or Emma@jncontractorsltd.co.uk



"Many thanks for the work you have done on our kitchen bay window. We are very pleased with the result."

Cheryl from East Ham

"Thankyou for fitting us in so quickly. The work is perfect. I have no doubt I will be using you again."

Mark From Aldersbook

"I am really hapy with the work Kay - thank you for asking."

Simon From Islington

"JNC Contractors started work on a second floor wet room extension three months before our second baby was due.

The project was fairly complex due to the number of bespoke items which needed to be made, however, JNC managed the process and the co-ordination of workmen and suppliers with incredible organisation, dedication and a much needed sense of humour. The JNC workmen were always very polite and ensured minimal mess and disruption each day.The build was finished within the agreed timescale, to a high standard and with minimal hassle. Any problems which did arise over the course of the build were dealt with promptly and professionally. The support of Kay and Donna in the office certainly stopped me going mad when heavily pregnant!"
Satisfied Customer

"Although it took slightly longer than expected the end result was great and was definitely worth the wait. We were kept well informed and were involved in any changes that had to be made. My Daughter is very happy here and I would work with JNC again. Thanks very much."
Mel Massey

"Very quick! This extension was quicker than expected! I didn't like the portaloo outside my house, but it saved lots of mess. It was good to have an office to talk to and I was kept well informed - Steve always makes time for you. I will be using them again."
Karen - Gayton Road

"Overall very good, very nice office staff and very helpful - so were the guys on site - John is messy though and Alan likes his Tea! I have already used them twice and have recommended them to two friends who have also used them with great results.Very reliable."

Re: Derwent Gardens

"Organised, informative, helpful and friendly. Good cost breakdowns, easy to talk to and always contactable. I have recommended you to my mother, who I believe is using you at the moment. Thanks very much, I'm very happy!"

Mrs J Carson - Barlby Road

"I'm very happy with my apartment - there were a few problems to sort out which was done quickly by the office. Its good to have them as back up and they're efficient. I was very happy to give them a key and the work progressed well while I was on holiday. I will be using them again."
Julie & Danny - Cadogan Terrace

"Will definitely be using JNC again on our next build. Very happy with the house, very happy with the cost and very happy with the time scale."
J Willow

"We didn't actually go ahead with our build, but JNC were helpful and informative with our quote. We had a million questions and queries that they took time with us over, and had several meetings with us to discuss how work would progress, payment terms and our options with different materials etc. Sorry to have wasted time but we are hoping to go ahead soon and will be in touch."
Mr & Mrs Jeno - St Olafs Road

"It was only a small job fixing a leak, but they were on time, polite, did their work, cleared and went. I have not had a problem since."
Mrs Oakes

"Quick, reliable and honest. Steve will definitely tell you how it is. Great job."
Mark Ward

"Very impressed with the efficiency and co-ordination of the works, as well as the quality. Impressed with health and safety, especially the conciseness and relevance of method statements and risk assessments."

Alexander Poole - Building Surveyor, William Martin & Partners in London.

"Good overall service level and particularly helpful office staff who are very efficient at dealing with those inevitable things that do not run to plan."
Michael Kemp - Principle, Kemp & Co, London.

"A good positive attitude and they always follow things up."

Jamie Shorten, Barker Shorten Architects.