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Award ‘recognises’ local trades’ team too

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elwyn house, NHBCThe company owner and site manager of an award-winning development has pinpointed local tradesmen as the key to his success in winning an NHBC Pride in the Job Quality award.

Mike Oram, founder and managing director of Badger Homes, spoke of his delight for the team that helped him to win the award for the £4 million development of Elwyn House, situated in The Avenues, one of the most established and desirable residential areas in Exmouth.

He said: “The key to the award and a fantastic finish on the development is the fact that I use a local team of tradesmen who work well together and get the job done. I have worked with them for the best part of 20 years so this award is really in honour of them.”elwyn house, NHBC

Elwyn House is a select development of 14 two and three bedroom luxury apartments, with the ground floor units having direct access onto the communal gardens and terraces.

All the apartments to floors one and two have balconies, as well as access to the communal gardens. All have been finished to a high specification with modern kitchens, intelligent lighting systems and gas fired under floor central heating.

They also feature a central vacuum system which sucks out the dust from the air and minimises the chance of allergic reactions to dust particles.

Mr Oram said that some of the installations, such as the central vacuum system, had first been tested in his own home, before being rolled out on to this development

The development also incorporates electric access gates, lift access to all floors, allocated parking and a bicycle store.

The ground floor apartments have direct access onto the communal gardens and terraces, whilst all apartments to floors one and two have balconies as well as access to the communal gardens and facilities.elwyn house, NHBC

As with all Badger Home developments, the specification is of a very high standard with modern, stylish kitchens, innovative use of space and design in the bathrooms, a wide range of quality tiles and interior design packages available to choose from the company’s interior design team, should this be required.

Mr Oram said: “I am delighted with the award but it is really recognition for all the hard work they have ploughed into Elwyn House. We all put our heart and soul into all Badger Homes developments and the award really does realise this.”

Badger Homes was founded in 1985 and Elwyn House represents the latest in a long line of luxury developments it has built over the years.

Based in Budleigh Salterton, Devon, Badger Homes are one of the area’s largest independently owned new home builders. They have, over the years, established an excellent reputation for service, quality, individuality of design and customer satisfaction.

All of this is maintained by their expert technical staff, skilled and well established local labour force and the continued use of high quality building materials.

Due to their ability to be flexible in their approach, they are able to offer an extremely wide variety of new homes. Whether it is a starter home, family home, bungalow or apartment, they are sure they can cater for individual needs.

The company was awarded the title of ‘Potton Builder of the Year’ in 1992 and has also been nominated for local authority best new build awards.

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