NHBC Awards Scotland

CALA Homes: winners in the eyes of the NHBC

The Scottish housing firm CALA Homes started out in the industry over thirty years ago and builds houses with durability in mind, as proven by their sites’ reception at the NHBC awards.

CALA claim to create residences with attractive designs which have been painstakingly considered down to the very last detail, making for exceptional quality homes which mature well and combine to make vibrant, consistent developments. A commitment to quality is matched by a focus on providing the best possible customer service, considerately handling sales so that every new owner’s move is as smooth as it can be.

Three of CALA’s sites in particular have been recognised by the NHBC: East Fettes, overseen by Mike Harding; The Mooring, managed by Mark Foley; and Kinaird Gardens by Robert lafferty, for CALA West Scotland.

Brian Johnson, Construction Director, at CALA Homes (East) said: “Our managers perform at the highest standards, and Mike and Mark’s success is testament to the hard work and commitment  that is shown on a daily basis.”

East Fettes

Mike Harding has played a crucial role on the East Fettes site, and has now won his first NHBC award for his involvement on the project.

Having been shortlisted from over thirteen thousand UK site managers, winning the award sets Mark apart as one of the country’s top men in the job. CALA credited Mark with paying extremely valuable attention to detail on the site in his two stints at East Fettes.

East Fettes is a luxury development comprising apartments and penthouse suites in a block which also boasts basement parking facilities. The innovative architecture is complemented by private landscaped grounds and is just a walk away from the famously lively centre of Edinburgh.


The Mooring

This waterside site in Ratho has been run by Project Manager Mark Foley, who already has an outstanding record.

His 2010 NHBC Pride In The Job Award at the The Mooring site is the sixth in his collection, which also boasts two NHBC Seal OF Excellence commendations. Bringing his depth of experience to thirteen developments in East Scotland over his thirteen-year career with CALA, Mark Foley’s work is a major asset to the company.

The development has been a storming success for CALA: over its launch weekend in October 2010, one third of the homes sold out in two days – another testament to the hard work of Mark and his team.

Nestling on the picturesque banks of the Union Canal in Ratho, this superb new development brings contemporary family living to an idyllic waterside setting.

The Mooring mainly comprises four and five bedroom detached homes from CALA’s stunning Signature Collection, and also features a four bedroom detached home from the company’s Lauriston range, nine three bedroom townhouses and 18 three bedroom terraced homes. Ratho is conveniently located on the edge of Edinburgh and is surrounded by a network of paths including the canal towpath, ideal for country strolls and cycling.

Kinaird Gardens

Robert Lafferty has scored his NHBC hat-trick after picking up an award for his work on the site at Kinaird Gardens, Larbert.

The Site Manager has been with CALA West for the last seven of his twenty-three year career in the building industry, and has utilised all the tricks he has learnt over his time in the trade to successful effect on this site.

Kinnaird Gardens in one of the largest of CALAs developments, as of 2010, and is home to a highly polished collection of four and five-bedroom detached family homes. The designs are from CALA’s Signature range, including the exclusive Executive Mews terraces, which offer the very best in contemporary living.

The site is one component of the larger Kinaird Village project, which will see the development of a new, rounded community in the Lambert area. A new primary school will be opened and a bustling village high street is in the pipeline, featuring a care home, shops and childcare facilities.

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