London & South East NHBC Awards

Geoff Ashton scoops NHBC Award for Park Wood developments

 Shanly Homes has won an NHBC Award for the second year running, this time thanks to site manager Geoff Ashton.

Geoff’s work on the Park Wood Place and Park Wood Mews developments in Banstead, Surrey has attracted the attention of the NHBC who grant awards to those developments displaying excellent quality and standards of work.

The developments consist of 24 apartments and nine houses and have been a great sales success so far. The apartments are in three blocks of eight, while the houses are made up of three pairs of semi-detached houses and a set of three terraced houses. Shanly Homes worked with architect Mike Daubney on the project.

The project has three phases, Phase One began in 2009 but due to planning issues, the next two phases were temporarily delayed.

Phase Two began in July 2011 and is almost complete, with Phase Three expected to reach completion by October 2012.

Park Wood Place is surrounded by landscaped gardens and is close to the village of Banstead. The village provides excellent amenities including a range of high-street shops, independent boutiques, bars and restaurants.

The towns of Sutton, Epsom and Reigate are just a short drive away and the M25 is within easy reach, providing access to Gatwick and Heathrow airports and the rest of the motorway network. Banstead is also surrounded by green-belt land with the green fields of Banstead Woods, Epsom Downs and Box Hill nearby.

The site’s location means that the development benefits from generous space and beautiful surroundings; there is a variety of homes and apartments to suit different needs and each is built to a high specification.

Shanly Homes provides spacious kitchen and dining areas as well as contemporary kitchens and bathrooms designed for the needs of modern day living.

Award winner Geoff Ashton said:

“I have been with Shanly homes for around 5 and a half years. I actually managed Phase One of the build but due to a few planning problems it got delayed and I moved projects. I have now returned to the site to complete the project.

“The award is absolutely fantastic, I was surprised to be awarded it, but I’m really, really pleased about achieving this recognition. I worked for the NHBC for 14 years as an NHBC inspector, so I think that knowledge has definitely helped me as a Site Manager.”

Geoff is keen to do the best possible job on the Park Wood project and believes this has been reflected through his award from the NHBC.

Geoff Ashton added:

“I’m really pleased to have finally achieved an award. It’s a national site manager award and it’s a great recognition of doing that little bit extra. I’m very pedantic with things like drawings and also Shanly are very particular about the layout of ceramic tiling in our bathrooms. I produce my own tiling layouts which I then issue to the plumbers and tilers.

“Communication is king; it’s about doing that little bit extra that you don’t get elsewhere.”

A spokesman for Shanly Homes said:

The NHBC Pride in the Job award is a prestigious award that is only granted to the top 100 developments in London and the South East. It requires tremendous effort and dedication on the part of the site manager and we are very proud to have achieved this. We would like to thank Geoff and his team for their hard work at Park Wood Place and congratulate him on a great achievement.”

Patrick Watson Carpentry Ltd provided the carpentry and site fix joinery across the whole of the site for the duration of the Park Wood Place project.

Patrick Watson Carpentry Ltd Company Owner, Patrick Watson, said:

“It’s important to be involved with award winning projects such as Park Wood Place. It’s the 16th time we’ve been involved with an NHBC award winning project which we’re really proud of.”

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