Builders and developers in Ceredigion were recently recognised for their commitment to quality construction within the county.
The nominations were made by Ceredigion County Council’s Building Control Service. The Building Control Service is responsible for the supervision of over £50 million annually of building work throughout Ceredigion. Nominations, collected throughout the year, went through a judging process where the winners of a variety of projects were agreed.
To gain recognition, each project had to demonstrate high quality workmanship, close liaison with the developer and the Building Control Surveyor in relation to the site inspection process, and compliance with the Building Regulations, together with overall customer satisfaction.
Ceredigions’ winners were:
• Carreg Construction Ltd for ‘Best Extension or Alteration to an Existing Home’ at Alma Grange, Llangoedmor.
• Griffiths Joinery, Gwel Ystwyth, Rhydyfelin for ‘Best Local Builder or Traditional Craftsman’.
• Emyr Davies for ‘Best Change of Use or Conversion’ at Edleston House, Queens Road, Aberystwyth.
• Lee Jenkins for the construction of ‘Best Individual New Home’ at Koti, Cliff Road, Borth.
• Andrew Scott Ltd for ’Best Educational Building’ at Ysgol Dyffryn Cledlyn.
Winners from Ceredigion went forward to the South Wales, Local Authority Building Control ‘Building Excellence Awards’ which was held at the Vale Resort in Hensol on 27 April. The evening was hosted by television and radio personality Mr Roy Noble OBE. The event was attended by over 450 construction professionals from throughout South Wales.
Griffiths Joinery were awarded outright winners in the ‘Best Local Builder or Traditional Craftsman’ category, while Emyr Davies was awarded outright winner in the ‘Best Change of Use or Conversion’ category for Edleston House.
Alan Davies, Development Manager at Ceredigion County Council said, “The Building Regulations now play a bigger part in people’s lives than ever before, with energy conservation and sustainability topping the list. The builders and developers nominated this year are commended for their commitment to quality construction throughout the county.
Ensuring that buildings are constructed in accordance with statutory requirements, together with various testing regimes that have to be carried out on completed buildings, requires a very high degree of quality workmanship. This ensures that buildings meet our commitment to sustainability and the reduction of carbon emissions”.
The Cabinet Member responsible for Economy and Regeneration, Councillor Rhodri Evans said, “Development of any size has a major impact on the day-to-day lives of those undertaking building projects. Ultimately, it is the builder who has the major responsibility in satisfying customer needs and statutory bodies. The ‘Building Excellence Awards’ will help assist the builder and developer to meet these needs, as well as giving them just reward and recognition for consistently carrying out work of a high standard.
The Council has great pleasure in recognising builders and developers who are determined to provide a high quality customer-orientated service, and their success is a testament to the professionalism and expertise available in Ceredigion. It is essential that quality builders and developers are publicly praised and recognised, and the ‘Building Excellence Awards’ prove that there are many instances where high quality construction projects have been undertaken within Ceredigion. Every year, the nominations are of exceptional quality and the judges have a very difficult time trying to choose the overall winners”.
The winner will now go forward to the all Wales finals in Cardiff. Winners from this event will be nominated for the National “Building Excellence” Awards for the whole of England and Wales.