NHBC names Inverness builder as one of UK’s best
New home warranty and insurance provider NHBC has named Jeff Calder, John Dawson and Alan Wharton of Barratt Homes in the first round of its flagship competition for their sites in Inverness.
The competition is dedicated to recognising site managers who achieve the highest standards in house building.
Nearly 450 UK site managers have won a Quality Award in the first round of NHBC Pride in the Job Awards 2019. Being selected as one of the UK’s top site managers is testament to their commitment to delivering quality homes for residents.
Now in its 39th year, the Awards are the most highly regarded competition in the house-building industry. Judging for the Awards is rigorous, beginning in July 2018, with each site manager assessed across these six key areas: consistency, attention to detail, leadership, interpretation of drawings and specifications, technical expertise and health and safety.
The trio will now go on to compete for a Seal of Excellence and Regional Awards that will be announced at events across the UK in the autumn, with the Supreme Award winners unveiled at a gala ceremony in January 2020.
David Palmer, managing director at Barratt North Scotland, said: “These awards recognise only the very best new homes and well-run sites. They are something that customers can look out for as a quality mark knowing their home has been built to the highest standard possible. To win more of these awards than any other housebuilder for 15 years in a row is a real point of difference which shows how committed we are to building high-quality homes for our customers.”
NHBC regional director Scotland, Malcolm MacLeod, said: “Launched nearly 40 years ago, Pride in the Job has been instrumental in driving up the quality of new homes. Despite the challenges the industry has faced in recent times, this year’s winners have kept their focus on delivering high-quality new homes for their customers.
“A site manager’s role is undoubtedly one of the toughest in house building and their drive for excellence is very much at the heart of the competition. Receiving a Quality Award is a great achievement for any site manager. It’s no surprise that Pride in the Job winning sites have higher levels of customer satisfaction as these homes are without doubt among the best the UK has to offer.
“On behalf of everyone at NHBC, I would like to congratulate Jeff, John and Alan on this fantastic achievement.”