Work slowly continues at the new Coopers Kitchen and Bar on Southgate, Elland.  After our success with setting up Roots Wholefood shop, also based on Southgate, Rhodes Joinery & Building Services Ltd purchased the old Cooper Kitchens hardware shop (Once a part of the historical Cooper Kitchen property for those with an interest in the Penny Farthing Bikes) and have been in the process of converting it into a new bar and restaurant.  Because of the pandemic we have been careful to take this project slowly rather than rush into opening too soon and hopefully we now have an end in sight.

Having already purchased and converted a part of what was the old Wheatsheaf pub into our offices, we could see what a vibrant town Elland was capable of becoming once again.  A historical market town that is mentioned in the Doomsday Book, Elland has a wealth of history.

Having been bypassed by the A629 coming from Ainley Top off the M62 towards Halifax the town found itself with buildings left empty and with no purpose largely due to a lack of traffic coming through the town.  The change over the last couple of years is now starting to make all the difference with the regenerated Friday Market, fantastic cafe’s, new bars and independent shops springing up to complement our historical pubs as local people began to invest and believe in the town again.  Elland has also secured funding to regenerate the town centre and work should begin on building a new train station once plans are finally approved.






Rhodes Joinery & Building Services Ltd are pleased to announce that we have recently passed our three yearly inspection with the Federation of Master Builders.  The FMB not only thoroughly vet potential members on joining but also thereafter.  We are proud to be a part of this well known association.

Earlier this year Barclay Firth  became the winners of the 2020 Yorkshire Property Industry Award for ‘Residential Development of the Year’ (fewer than 50 homes).

Rhodes Joinery & Building Services are incredibly proud to have our joinery and plumbing teams to have been allowed to participate in this truly stunning development at Beech Gardens in Halifax.

A huge well done to Barclay Firth and everyone involved.  A much deserved award.

Residential Development of the Year Winners 2020! (

Hot on the heels of our success with Roots Wholefoods on Southgate, Elland work is still continuing with our current local project – Cooper Kitchen & Bar.  When we purchased this property the vision was similar to the one we had with Roots Wholefoods which was to try and invest in our local town with the hope that others would follow.

Situated in the old Cooper Kitchens shop also on Southgate, work is progressing gradually as we navigate our way through the current climate.  When we first decided to go ahead with this project none of us foresaw what was to come!

This week we installed our custom made replica of the Moorgate No.5 Dwarf Penny Farthing which was made around 1885 by Cooper Kitchen & Co in our very own town of Elland.  A huge thank you to the very talented Richards of England for their expertise on this.

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We can’t wait to welcome you all once we open in the very near future.