Showcasing the Best of Welsh Business

Neath Port Talbot’s 2019 Building Excellence Awards


The very best of Neath Port Talbot’s construction industry gathered at The Towers Hotel and Spa on Friday 22nd February for the annual Building Control Awards sponsored by Neath based Seven Oaks Modular.

The awards seek to reward good building practice and to that end Neath Port Talbot Council Building Control surveyors nominated builders they considered to have excelled in the last twelve months in categories ranging from domestic alterations and extensions through to large commercial developments.

Winning projects included the development of an apartment block on top of ground floor commercial units at Port Talbot’s former police station by Morganstone Ltd (Best Social/Affordable Housing category) and the construction of one of the county borough’s latest new schools, Ysgol Bro Dur in Sandfields, by Bouygues UK Ltd (Best Inclusive Building).

Neath Port Talbot Council Leader, Cllr Rob Jones, who presented the awards, said:

“These awards are now one of the main events in the Council’s calendar.  Once again they have been very well supported by local businesses and all those nominated can feel proud of their achievements.”

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

“Building Control and the construction industry as a whole has been under the spotlight since the Grenfell disaster.  These awards serve as a reminder of what collaboration and good practice can achieve.”

Neath Port Talbot Council’s Cabinet member for Regeneration and Sustainable Development, Cllr Annette Wingrave, said:

“Builders do not always benefit from good media coverage – after all the bad ones make better TV – but these awards recognise the many quality builders out there.

“The awards are for everyone, and we have nominations ranging from local builders through to national contractors.”

Full list of winners

Cat 1 – Best Extensions & Alterations

Renovate and Construction services Ltd

17 Primrose lane, Rhos

Cat 2 – Best Local Builder or Traditional Craftsman

Alltwen Building and Roofing


Cat 3 – Best Change of Use or Conversion

Cobbles Construction

Plas Farm, Cilybebyll

Cat 4 – Best Individual New Home

Paul James Building Contractor

Bewdley, Bryncoch

Cat 5 – Best Small New Housing

Hale Construction Ltd

Waunsterw, Rhydyfro

Cat 7 – Best Social or Affordable Housing

Morganstone Ltd

Former Police Station, Port Talbot

Cat 9 – Best Educational Building

Bouygues UK Ltd

Ysgol Cwm Brombil

Cat 10 – Best Small Commercial Building

Briton Ferry Construction Services

Café 46, Neath

Cat 11 – Best Large Commercial Building

Willmott Dixon Construction Limited

Computational Foundry

BoCat 12 – Best Inclusive Building

Bouygues UK Ltd

Ysgol Bro Dur

Cat 13 – Best Partnership

C W M Planning & Design


Cat 14a – Best Site Construction Professional of The Year  – Residential

Andrew Davies

Former police Station, Port Talbot

Cat 14b – Best Site Construction Professional of The Year  – Non Residential

Julian Davies & Jonathan Morris

Neath Port Talbot Schools Projects