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Life Magazine – Le Tour de Yorkshire in Ripon by Nicholas Lancaster

Joplings’ chosen theme for Issue 4 of our magazine was 2017 Tour de Yorkshire, to celebrate the fact that the City of Ripon was a hub for the race with family events throughout the city and a ‘Big Screen’ on the market place.

Nicholas Lancaster sent in this amazing photograph of the cyclists as they raced through Ripon and was chosen as the winning image due to the exhausting effort showing on the faces of the riders as they powered up North Street.

Guild Magazine – The Lock Keeper’s Cottage by Paul Hildreth

Joplings asked the people of Ripon for a Spring photograph which could be used on their next Guild magazine front cover.


Paul Hildreth from York was one of many people who emailed and kindly provided a selection of Ripon images. We used his seasonal Spring photo of Ripon Canal and its well-known Lock Keeper’s Cottage for the cover of Issue 3 of our magazine.

**Guild Property Blog** The Top Ten Mistakes you may be making when buying a house.

“Buying a new home is one of the most exciting things you can do. Between looking through beautiful new houses and choosing the perfect area, it’s easy to get caught up in the thrill of new-home ownership. However, ignoring the details could end up costing you. Our estate agents have seen it all, and have identified the top mistakes that people make when purchasing a new home.”

Guild status for Joplings Property Consultants

PRESS RELEASE: 5th December 2016

Leading property consultancy Joplings is proud to announce that it has been awarded exclusive Membership of the prestigious Guild of Professional Estate Agents for Ripon and Thirsk.

The Guild is a nationwide network of approaching 800 leading estate agents, all dedicated to maintaining the very highest standards of professionalism and customer service. Guild Membership is traditionally only granted to one agent in a given area.

This appointment means that Joplings has been judged to have met or exceeded The Guild’s exacting Membership criteria, and in recognition of this achievement has been selected as its sole representative in Ripon and Thirsk.

As part of Guild Membership, Joplings has access to innovative marketing to promote their sellers’ properties to the highest standard. They also have access to the widest possible pool of buyers – not just in Ripon and Thirsk but across the whole of the UK including the lucrative London market, where properties are marketed through The Guild’s head office in Park Lane.

“Being chosen to represent The Guild in Ripon and Thirsk is a great honour,” says Michael Stephenson, General Manager. “The awarding of this membership is a tribute to all the hard work we have invested into building our reputation for exceptional service, and underlines our position as a leading property consultancy in the area.”

Speaking on behalf of The Guild, CEO Marcus Whewell says: “We are delighted to welcome Joplings into The Guild as our new representatives in Ripon and Thirsk. Their expertise and outstanding service mean that they will be an important and valued asset to our national network.”

With all these advantages, Joplings is keen to develop the services it offers its clients. “Our business is all about people,” says Michael Stephenson, “which is why we remain committed to the principles of good old-fashioned, honest, personal service and this has always been our trademark.”

Expert market knowledge and the traditional customer service you expect from a leading local property consultancy, combined with unrivalled nationwide marketing power, means that Joplings and The Guild make a powerful and successful combination.

Joplings celebrate MRICS Chartered Surveyor qualification for Stefan Collier



Joplings are delighted to congratulate Stefan Collier following his qualification as a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

Stefan recently passed the APC, after an intense programme of learning and experience based
Stefan works out of the Ripon office carrying out building surveys and valuations on residential properties across North Yorkshire. Joplings provide a range of RICS surveys to suit the age and type of property being purchased.

Stefan commented “I’m really pleased to become a MRICS surveyor, which is recognised as
a leading professional qualification in property. With two chartered surveyors operating out
of Thirsk and Ripon, Joplings has further strengthened its position as the leading property
consultant in the area, giving our clients confidence that they can expect a truly professional
service, whether it is in sales and lettings or surveying, valuation and Architectural design.”

Joplings General Manager Michael Stephenson added “ We are delighted for Stefan that he has achieved membership of the RICS, he has worked extremely long hours and sacrificed a lot, particularly in the months leading to the Autumn assessment. Some weeks Stefan was in the office 7 days a week, showing his dedication to becoming qualified”.

Joplings have offices in Ripon and Thirsk where they provide a range of services in sales, lettings,
architectural, surveys and valuation of residential and commercial property. They are the only Chartered surveyors based in Ripon and Thirsk, providing local expertise invaluable to clients.
Michael Stephenson added “ We are well placed to report on the condition of the property you are
purchasing, and advise upon development potential and produce designs through our in house architectural team. Our clients are increasingly interested in the valuation of their purchase prior to commencing building work and after, wanting to ensure they don’t spend too much on the property in case they need to sell up unexpectedly and lose money”.

If you are purchasing a property and wish to have a survey carried out or want to discuss an extension or alteration to your property contact Joplings on Ripon 01765 694800 or Thirsk 01845 522680 or email


What is your job role within Joplings?

I am the General Manager of Joplings, overseeing and responsible for the running of the business. Working closely with the management team to support staff and develop the business. I am a Chartered Surveyor and registered valuer with the RICS. Part of my time is spent providing professional advice, relating to a wide range of property related matters. I also carry out building surveys and valuations for residential and commercial property, along with providing architectural design and construction advice relating to building projects. Continue Reading…

A Healthy Increase In Construction Work In Ripon & Thirsk



Joplings Architecture and Building Surveying

Since the beginning of 2015 the workload in the architecture and surveying department in Ripon has experienced a significant rise. There has been a renewed interest in project work which was previously put on hold due to the financial downturn and a lack of confidence. However, this year has seen clients looking to move forward with plans to start construction works to their homes or businesses. The projects on site range from a kitchen extension to the rear of a modern bungalow, to a refurbishment and repair works to a Grade 2 Listed home in the centre of Ripon.

Steel reinforcement in place for concrete pour
Steel reinforcement in place for concrete pour

Our involvement starts at the very beginning as we have the ability to provide sound advice relating to building costs. We talk through our client’s proposals and advise as to whether the work will stack up financially by reviewing expenditure and calculating the completed market value. This is extremely important to both parties, as we are often in the fortunate position where we are asked to sell the property when our clients decide to move. Our instructions typically come through us carrying out a building survey on the property prior to our client purchasing. Once the sale has completed and our client moves in we are then asked back to provide design advise and prepare drawings for planning permission and building regulation approval. This is when you hope you have made sure you have carried out the survey as diligently as possible and picked up all defects!

If you are considering extending your property or improving it, then contact us for a FREE consultation. We can provide design advice and budget costings, to enable you to make an informed decision on your project.

Please call in to discuss your requirements - our friendly staff are always happy to help

10 North Street, Ripon North Yorkshire, HG4 1JY Telephone: 01765 694800 Fax: 01765 694801
19 Market Place, Thirsk North Yorkshire YO7 1HD Telephone: 01845 522680 Fax: 01845 526055