Ireland NHBC Awards

Jim’s no stranger to success

Breton Hall development

Pride in the Job Award-winning site manager and company manager, Mr Jim Porter of JW Porter is no stranger to success in the NHBC honours: he adds this year’s accolade to a previous Seal of Excellence won in 2006.

Jim won this year’s award for managing the company’s Breton Hall development in Lisburn. “I had a good team on site who have been working with the company for 15 – 20 years. We don’t hire people on the basis of price – good quality workmanship is the criteria and we have people working for us who have grown up with the company and understand the standard of workmanship that we expect and the fact that we don’t cut corners” said Jim.

“The team all think that winning the award is great and reflects well on the whole company” he added.

Jim, started out as an apprentice electrician, subsequently setting up his own plumbing, heating and electrical company. Later he Joined his brother Mr Bill Porter (the company MD) in establishing the JW Porter family business 25 years ago. The firm started out by building house extensions before progressing to full scale developments.

Situated close to the city centre, the Breton Hall development features a collection of traditional homes, designed and built by JW Porter.Breton jim & fred

With their clever design and exceptional craftsmanship, this collection of Georgian-inspired traditional homes retains the best of both worlds; the style and atmosphere of a historic home and the use of modern building methods and materials, creating a sense of quality which others can only aspire to.

Located within easy commuting distance of Belfast and surrounding towns via the excellent road and rail networks nearby, Breton Hall can be found on the New North Lisburn Feeder Road, now known as Boomers Way and is within easy travelling distance of both airports and the motorway networks.

The Breton Hall concept is inspired by the classic Georgian village theme, with a variety of townhouses, detached, semis and apartments.

Scenic landscape areas will further add to the character of the overall development and many homes face onto green squares, creating an ambience that will be unique to this scheme.

Apartments, townhouses and semi-detached homes are completed with full kitchen fittings, sanitary ware and fireplace.

As Northern Ireland’s second largest urban centre, the city of Lisburn is one of the province’s most thriving cities. Well known for its excellent range of shops, restaurants, parks, gardens and museums, Lisburn also is home to a range of leading schools and sports clubs. Steeped in history and nestled on the banks of the River Lagan, it is superbly placed for commuting into Belfast and neighbouring towns.

In spite of being located only a few miles away from Belfast, the city enjoys the luxury of being surrounded by farmland and contains some of the province’s finest sports and schooling facilities.

Currently the 135-home Breton Hall site is doing well, with five homes just handed over in one day.


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