NHBC, the UK’s leading new home warranty and insurance provider has named James Bannister, Paul Oakley and John Popple of Barratt Homes in the first round of its flagship competition for their sites in Llantwit Major, Cardiff and Barry.
The competition is dedicated to recognising site managers who achieve the highest standards in house building.
Now in its 39th year, the Awards are the most highly regarded competition in the house-building industry. Judging for the Awards is rigorous, beginning in July 2018, with each site manager assessed across these six key areas: consistency, attention to detail, leadership, interpretation of drawings and specifications, technical expertise and health and safety.
James, Paul and John will now go on to compete for a Seal of Excellence and Regional Awards that will be announced at events across the UK in the autumn, with the Supreme Award winners unveiled at a gala ceremony in January 2020.
Managing Director Steve Williams from Barratt and David Wilson South Wales said:
“These awards recognise only the very best new homes and well run sites. They are something that customers can look out for as a quality mark knowing their home has been built to the highest standard possible. To win more of these awards than any other housebuilder for 15 years in a row is a real point of difference which shows how committed we are to building high quality homes for our customers.”
Commenting on the Awards, NHBC Regional Director Paul Edwards said:
“Launched nearly 40 years ago, Pride in the Job has been instrumental in driving up the quality of new homes. Despite the challenges the industry has faced in recent times, this year’s winners have kept their focus on delivering high quality new homes for their customers.
“A site manager’s role is undoubtedly one of the toughest in house building and their drive for excellence is very much at the heart of the competition. Receiving a Quality Award is a great achievement for any site manager. It’s no surprise that Pride in the Job winning sites have higher levels of customer satisfaction as these homes are without doubt among the best the UK has to offer.
“On behalf of everyone at NHBC, I would like to congratulate James, Paul and John on this fantastic achievement.”