At Cornel Building Services, we're all about 'Sharing the Journey'
Stephen Torpey
Managing Director
Stephen Torpey

About Cornel Building Services

Our History

We started out as a small facilities management company in 2008 offering a range of property management services to landlords and letting agents.

Through the use of a small business loan in 2010, we were able to establish a permanent office in the Wakefield area and look to take on larger projects and employ more staff.

We initially took off when we gained a place on a mainframe contractor list for Sanctuary Housing in several areas and from there we were able to take on permanent staff and establish Roofing, Joinery, Plumbing and Groundworks divisions.

Since then we've been building a great relationship with several local authorities and housing associations. Some of our clients are listed at the bottom of this page.

Today we complete over 4,000 jobs annually and employ a small network of our own staff and selected partners. We work hard because we are passionate about what we do.

Quite simply we don't believe there to be a building service we can't offer, and that is our goal, to provide you with the best and more comprehensive service possible!

Outside of work, Steve, the Managing Director is a passionate cyclist!

About Cornel Building Services

What we do

We are Cornel Building Services, your One-Stop shop for all Building Services.

Located centrally in the historic market town of Pontefract, we can cover services in the whole Yorkshire and Humber region as well as secondary surrounding areas.

We have a good working knowledge in a variety of reactive maintenance, planned works and development works.

No task is too big or too small for us, we offer our repairs and maintenance service to public and private sector, from small one-off repairs to complete void property refurbishments.

Client satisfaction is very important to us, that's why we strive to offer the best and most transparent service we can. 

Our prices are based on the National Housing Federation's Schedule of Rates (SOR's) so that what you pay is a standardised rate used by public sector bodies as a fair and honest representation of the costs required.

See our pricing page for some example prices.

Our other services

We are moving away from the traditional stereotype of a local builder, we are the one-stop building services provider, and we aim to offer a wide variety of ancillary services in addition to our building services core.

Our services help us provide you with a contemporary and more comprehensive service.

Cornel Architectural Solutions can offer a broad range of Architects services from start to finish including consulting, planning, design, and project management.

Cornel Business Solutions can offer a broad range of Finance, HR, Marketing and IT solutions to small businesses, subcontractors and our clients.

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About Cornel Building Services

Community Spirit

Here at Cornel Building Services we believe in giving back to the community wherever possible, whether it's raising money for a charitable cause or donating our time and resources into a community project.

We donate both our time and resources to a number of local and national charities. We support and sponsor the local Halifax RLFC Women's team with our logo displayed on their backs.

One of our staff, Conrad, recently undertook the task of conquering the Three Peaks Challenge for St Lukes raising £1000's for the charity as a collective effort.

We are open to helping out in the community, if there is something we can do for you please contact us at enquiries@cornelbs.co.uk and we will see what we can do.

Our Clients

Our Loyal Clients

On the public sector side, we've worked with a number of housing associations and councils over the past 10 years, here are just some of our longest running customers!

If you're a housing association or council and need our help, contact us now at enquiries@cornelbs.co.uk