Leading independent house-builder Banner Homes have been developing since 1975, and have recently collected several additions to a portfolio of awards which recognise the perfectionism evident in the finishes of all their homes.
Three of Banner Homes’ Site Managers have won NHBC Pride In The Job Awards this year: Tim O’Toole, for Ferndale Gate; Andy Morris who worked at Church View; and Dave Knight with Partridge Corner.
Ferndale Gate in Blackwell, Worcestershire, comprises six spacious homes, each featuring five generously proportioned bedrooms, multiple en-suites and a TV room. Banner Homes prides itself on attention to detail, and notable luxury extras at Ferndale Gate include A-rated efficient kitchen appliances, fantastic media and electricity wiring provision, and underfloor heating.
The NHBC Pride In The Job award for Tim and his team demonstrates the painstaking effort taken to ensure at every stage of the build-process that customers will be completely satisfied with their new home, and continue to love it for many years. Demand at the site has resulted in the sale of the original show home and the launch of another earlier in June, complete with landscaped garden. Four of the six houses had been sold at the time of printing.
Nestled in the Cotswolds, Partridge Corner in Birdlip, Gloucestershire is a development of two- and three-bedroom houses, finished in an attractive variety of elevations and are ideal for young families.
It is Site Manager Dave Knight’s first NHBC award, and he told Premier Construction “I’m very proud of this and chuffed for everyone involved. As soon as we heard we were nominated everyone upped their game.” The site team are looking forward to celebrating their success at the awards ceremony.
Dave said that it was a combination of the quality of craftsmanship and the materials used in the build which made the site stand out above the rest of the nominees. Beautiful dry stone walls in local Cotswold stone mark the perimeter of the site, and painted timber windows add to the attractively traditional street scene.
The now tranquil site does not give away its more eventful construction history. Work was set back by a couple of weeks when the team found old World War Two shells and had to call in professional assistance to remove the hazards and scan the rest of the site. But once assured that the site was completely safe, Dave led his team to the completion of a first rate project.
Dave Knight started his career twelve years ago as Trainee Assistant Manager with Beazer Homes, before moving up to Assistant and then Site Manager with Banner Homes.
Construction work at Partridge Corner is just drawing to a close, with houses selling well. Once work is done, Dave will be going straight to work on a similar site down the road in Stroud, which will also involve a variety of traditional brick and stone work. Meanwhile, Dave is hoping that Partridge Corner will make it through the next round of marking, where it could potentially win him a Seal Of Excellence.
This development in Southam, Warwickshire is another which has experienced high demand, with only two out of sixty-one unit left to be sold. There are a mixture of apartments and two- to four-bedroom homes on the site, which is a beautiful addition to the historic market town.
As is to be expected with Banner Homes, interior finishes and external elevations are of the highest quality, to which the NHBC Award for Andy Morris and his site team pays tribute. This is the second consecutive year that Andy has received an NHBC Award for his team’s work at Church View.
Besides the awards, Church View has enjoyed an overwhelming amount of positive feedback from occupants such as delighted Ms Stevens, who commented, “The whole feel of the home has a real ‘wow’
factor that I fell in love with it. Everything in the home has been carefully thought out and Banner Homes’ attention to detail is second to none.”
Banner Homes’ success at the NHBC awards follows hot on the heels of significant wins at the 2010 ‘What House?’ awards, where the company won Bronze in the Best Medium Housebuilder category. Their luxury, gated Posbrook Farm development also won Silver in for the Best Brownfields development.
Posbrook Farm consists of ten high-specification homes, built in a wide variety of sizes and styles, and the judges at the awards praised the cohesion of the development, and gave particular mention to one of the buildings. They said, “One particularly impressive structure – which on first inspection appears to be a skilful barn conversion – is actually a new-build designed to look like a renovation.” This is excellent confirmation of how the company managed to integrate the architectural heritage of the site into deluxe modern housing.
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