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NHBC Award winner David Glyn-Smith this year adds his second Pride in the Job accolade to additional commendations for production quality and health and safety won in his own company’s in-house schemes.

David wins this year’s NHBC award for his work at Taylor Wimpey’s Kingston Chase development in Countess Way, Milton Keynes – his second win, with the first being for the same company’s Broughton Fields scheme in 2009.

His formula for winning is: “Producing quality by managing the trades on site to achieve a high standard and produce superb quality homes for customers” He also attributes his success to the efforts of the site’s assistant manager John Sprigg.

“The award is a pat on the back for the whole site team – after all I can’t win it if they don’t achieve the required standard of workmanship. They will also receive certificates to show that they have worked on an NHBC award-winning site, which is good for them” said David, adding that the good publicity is also a boost for marketing the site. Currently properties are selling well and if sales continue at the present rate, the site should be sold out by Christmas.

“Buying a home is the biggest investment that most people make, so we do our best to make their dreams and aspirations come true” he added.

This year the site team has a build target of over 50 units to be completed on the 191-unit site by the end of the year. Properties on the site include terraced homes, semis, detached properties apartments and three storey properties.

John is one of two Taylor Wimpey Homes Site Managers to have won an NHBC Quality award this year, and both have been personally congratulated by the company’s directors.

He started his career driving a fork lift truck in 1993, before being promoted to assistant site manager in 1996, then rising to Site Manager and now senior Site Manager.

Kingston Chase, on the eastern fringes of Milton Keynes, offers an appealing selection of two, three, four and five-bedroom houses to suit all types of buyers, from individuals and couples through to large families.

Kingston Chase’s residents will benefit from a range of community facilities being created at this sought-after development, including a primary school and public playing fields.

A wider choice of everyday amenities can be found at the nearby Kingston Centre, a major retail park boasting big name stores such as Tesco, Next, Marks & Spencer and Boots.

Bus routes will link Kingston Chase to Milton Keynes town centre, which is just three miles from the development, and offers more than 230 shops, cafes, restaurants and an outdoor market.

The town’s wide selection of leisure and entertainment facilities is also within easy reach by bus or by car, including the National Bowl and Milton Keynes Theatre District, StadiumMK and the Xscape dome, which features an indoor ski slope, a skydiving simulator, a rock-climbing wall, a multiplex cinema, bowling alleys and a health and fitness centre.

Taylor Wimpey are homebuilding specialists and one of the UK’s largest house builders. Each of their brands is dedicated to building quality new homes with buyers in mind – whether buying from Taylor Wimpey, George Wimpey, or Bryant Homes.

With a ten-year NHBC structural warranty, a Taylor Wimpey new home also offers that most valuable added extra, more peace of mind.

Responsible urban planning is also essential to Taylor Wimpey. Whether it’s planning their developments around open space for everyone to enjoy, providing safe cycle and pedestrian paths or organising car-pooling initiatives, the company is scrupulous about providing developments that can match the lifestyle their customers want to live in.

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