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Published on 15 May 2017
Local firms recognised in awards gala for building excellence
Builders, architects and their clients have received prestigious awards for building excellence in projects across South and West Devon.
The awards were presented by Devon Building Control Partnership (DBCp), at a ceremony held at Old Forde House, Newton Abbot on 28th April
The Partnership representing three local authorities, Teignbridge, South Hams and West Devon, rewards building designers, builders and developers who achieve high standards of workmanship, project management and sustainability.
The winning entries were nominated by DBCP professional surveyors operating across the three councils, who visited the sites during 2016. Judges considered 10 categories and the winners this year included several excellent housing schemes, a 50m swimming pool for a school and a variety of superb domestic projects.
Andrew Carpenter, Head of Devon Building Control Partnership, said:
“We work with a lot of construction professionals in South and West Devon and many continue to exceed expectations in terms of quality, attention to detail, low carbon awareness and the use of sustainable construction.’
“They work closely as part of their respective design and construction teams and by involving our surveyors from the outset ensures their scheme meets the ‘Getting it right first time’ principle’.
“With a huge amount of pressure to reduce the housing shortage it is pleasing to see that this hasn’t affected the high standards continually witnessed by our surveyors.
“By promoting our local businesses and in presenting these awards we can highlight those making a real contribution to the success of the area covered by the Partnership."
Devon Building Control Partnership (DBCP), now in its 14th year of operation, delivers building control services to businesses and householders across Teignbridge, South Hams, West Devon and Dartmoor National Park.
The winners were:
Award: Best Loft Conversion - Mount Pleasant Road, Newton Abbot
Guy Maunder - Owner/Builder
Award: Best Individual Dwelling - Hines Hill, East Prawle
Barry Freeman - Harrison Sutton Partnership
Mr N Timmis - Abbey Manor Group
Steve Pengely - Jenkins and Pengelly
Award: Best Partnership Working - Springwood, Moretonhampstead
David and Richard Knight - Owners
Allen Van Der Steen - Van Der Steen Hall Architects Ltd
Sam Diffey - Character Builders
Award Best Social & Affordable Housing - West Gate (Reeves Way), Churchstow
Peter Sadler - Kier Living Ltd
Award: Best Educational Building - Kelly College, Tavistock
Mark Semmence - Kelly College
Daryn Hunt - Devon Contractors
Cath Aktins - Mitchell Architects
Award: Best Conversion - Holewell Farm, Sampford Spiney
Stephen Cox - S C Cox Building Contractors Ltd
Adrian Hills - Agent
Mr & Mrs L Newman - Taylor homeowner
Award: Best Small Residential Development - Coombe Heights, Bovey Tracey
Adrian Hobbs - KACH Developments Ltd
Nigel White - Synergy Architectural Solutions
Award: Best Large Residential - Hares Close, Lower Street, Chagford
Matthew Hollands - Blue Cedar Homes Ltd
Award: Best Domestic Refurbishment - The Gatehouse, Bradstone
Andrew Garrad - Owner
Stephen Whettem - Stephen Whettem Architects
Alan Greening - Builder
Award: Best Domestic Extension - 5 Fluder Crescent, Kingskerswell
Dean Burton - Burton Brothers Building Contractors