Winners of this year’s prestigious Local Authority Building Control (LABC) Awards announced.
Published: Wednesday, 30th September 2020
South Northants Council (SNC) was announced the winner of the Best Individual New Home Award and was commended in the Best High-Volume New Housing Development category at this year’s prestigious Local Authority Building Control (LABC) Awards.
The LABC Regional Building Excellence Awards take place each year to celebrate building works undertaken across the UK and recognise excellence in both technical work and people within the building industry.
SNC received the Best Individual New Home Award in recognition of a unique new build house in Gayton, which was designed by M Square Architects Ltd and built by Cornerhouse Building Contractors Limited.
Councillor Phil Bignell, Portfolio holder for Planning said: “Receiving this award is a fantastic achievement. The LABC focus on the very best in technical innovation and construction quality, both of which we take huge pride in with all our new developments in the district.”
Mark Bettes, the owner of Cornerhouse was present throughout the construction of the house in Gayton, from initial meetings with structural engineers, through to concreting and drainage works. Mark said: “We are delighted that this project has won this award. We are very proud of the standards of construction and workmanship achieved on the site which have resulted in a beautiful individual home. We were impressed with the support and guidance we received from SNC throughout and hope to work with them again on other projects in the future.”
South Northants Building Control worked with Cornerhouse all the way through construction to carry out inspections and to offer advice and guidance on the build.
Cllr Bignell went onto say: “As well as the accolade of Best Individual House, SNC were also highly commended in the Best High-Volume New Housing Development category, for the Morris Homes development at St Georges Field, Wootton.
“We are extremely proud that St Georges Field has been recognised in this category for the excellent standard of construction. This development demonstrates our continued commitment to provide good quality, affordable housing for local people.”
The building control team from SNC worked closely with Morris Homes, carrying out regular site inspections to make sure each dwelling was built in accordance with the building regulations and were on hand to offer advice and guidance on all aspects relating to building regulations.