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Two South Wales Site Managers Recognised as Best in the Country


Two Barratt and David Wilson Homes South Wales site managers at Brunel Quarter, Chepstow and Merlin Gate, Newent have won a top national award for the quality of the homes they are building.

Rhys Thomas and Chris Davies have both won a Pride in the Job Quality Award from the National House Building Council (NHBC) — prestigious awards known as the ‘Oscars of the housebuilding industry’.

In total, Barratt site managers have won 98 Pride in the Job Quality Awards, which is more than any other housebuilder. This is the 18th year in a row that site managers from Barratt have won more of these awards than any other builder, underlining the long term commitment Barratt Developments has to building high quality homes.

The awards showcase the best site managers in the country who can demonstrate exceptional standards in building new communities, delivering the highest quality homes for their customers. Each site manager is judged on a range of key criteria including health and safety, their technical knowledge, customer service and attention to detail.

Every site manager who is registered with the NHBC is automatically entered into the awards, with just 450 winners being selected from over 11,000 entrants.

The awards also help to build quality standards across both developments and teams, with winning site managers invariably having an assistant site manager working with them. They in turn learn the high standards that are needed to win, so increasing quality throughout the industry.

Steve Williams, managing director for Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes South Wales, said:

We want to make our customers happy by building high quality homes for each and every one of them.

These awards recognise only the best new homes and well-run sites and we are very proud of our record having won more of these awards than any other housebuilder for 18 years in a row.

Every customer who buys a home built by a site manager who has won a Pride in the Job Quality award can have confidence that their home is of the highest possible quality.

These awards closely follow Barratt Developments being awarded 5 stars by its customers for satisfaction in the annual Home Builders Federation (HBF) new homes survey. To be rated 5 star means that more than 90% of its customers would recommend one of its homes to a friend, with Barratt being the only major national housebuilder to be rated 5 star for 13 years in a row.