Showcasing the Best of Welsh Business

Neath Port Talbot Crown Winners at Building Excellence Awards 2017


The very best of Neath Port Talbot’s construction industry gathered at The Towers Hotel and Spa on Friday 3rd February for the annual Building Control Awards.

The event was hosted by Paul Fielding with after dinner entertainment provided by Neath Valley comedian, Colin Price.

The awards were sponsored by a consortium of local businesses led by Seven Oaks Joinery of Neath Abbey.

The awards seek to reward good building practice, inviting Building Control Surveyors to nominate builders who they felt had excelled in the last twelve months in categories ranging from domestic alterations and extensions through to large commercial developments.

ysgol-bae-baglan-1Neath Port Talbot Council Leader, Ali Thomas OBE who was in attendance to present the awards to the successful nominations said:

“These awards are gaining momentum year on year and have become an established event in the industry.

“Once again they have been very well supported by local businesses and all those nominated can feel proud of their achievement in getting this far.

“I offer my best wishes to the winners who will now represent Neath Port Talbot in the Welsh regional finals that are to take place during the spring.”

Paul Davis, Building Control Manager at Neath Port Talbot added:

“Tonight our construction industry in Neath Port Talbot comes together and celebrates excellence achieved in the last year.

“Builders do not always benefit from good media coverage, particularly as the less reputable ones often make the headlines, but these awards recognise quality and help us honour all those who are helping to construct a better Neath Port Talbot.

“The awards are for everyone and we have nominations ranging from local builders through to national contractors, who all have their place in our county borough.”

Amongst the winners were Barrie Scully Building Contractor (Best Local Builder), Hale Construction Ltd (Bayview, Aberavon) and Bouygues UK (Ysgol Bae Baglan).

Full list of winners:

Best Extensions & Alterations

  • Phillip Tucker

Best Local Builder

  • Barrie Scully Building Contractor

Best Change of Use or Conversion

  • Dragon Building & Construction

Best Individual New Home

  • Paul Williams Building & Roofing

Best Large Volume New Housing

  • Hale Construction Ltd

Best Social or Affordable Housing

  • Wates Construction

Best Public Service Building

  • mac-interiors

Best Inclusive Building

  • Bouygues UK

Best Small Commercial Building

  • CJ Construction Wales Ltd

Best Large Commercial Building

  • Galliford Try Plc

Best LABC Partnership

  • Mike Diplock (Cheriton Design Services)

LABC Site Agents of the Year

  • Charlotte Hale – Hale Construction Ltd.
  • Russell Jones – CJ Construction Wales Ltd.