Wyre Council

Top honours for Wyre's best builders

Published on Thursday 3rd March 2011

The best of Wyre's builders have been recognised at the twelfth annual 'Building Excellence' Awards ceremony held at Wyre Civic Centre on Friday 25 February 2011.

The prestigious awards are organised by Wyre Borough Council's Building Control Team to celebrate building excellence and showcase the high quality workmanship of local builders who achieve exemplary standards.

In 2010, the team processed around 600 applications for projects, with a total value of over £60 million, and made 8,000 site visits.

This year's winners were selected from an impressive shortlist of 10 firms selected from 480 completed projects.

Councillor Barry Birch, Cabinet Member with responsibility for building control, said: "We are very proud and pleased that the awards have achieved considerable success in both recognising and promoting quality in the local building industry.

"They are awards for excellence and it is a great pleasure to welcome all the companies to the awards for the first time."

The following winners were presented their awards by the Mayor and Mayoress of Wyre Councillor Russell and Mrs Christine Forsyth:

Commercial Category

Walter Carefoot and Sons (Construction) Ltd for erection of Sports Hall at Garstang High School. The Building Control Team described the contractor as "very keen to ensure compliance with the regulations and provide a building that satisfies the requirements of the occupants and the designer" and commented that "the high quality is evident both internally and externally."

Housing Category

Tony Sullivan Builders for erection of a dwelling at Aneslea House, Linden Close, Thornton Cleveleys. The Building Control Team commented that the "builder always maintains a good working relationship with building control and delivers a high quality product. He is very keen on ensuring compliance with Building Regulations at all times and not afraid of innovative methods."

Domestic Category

M Richardson Builders for extension at Wexford House, 24 Wyre Lane, Garstang. The Building Control Team recognised that the contractor: "is committed to providing a quality service and demonstrates this in the high quality of finish on the project. It is evident both internally and externally that this high standard of workmanship is achieved. He maintains a continuous dialogue between the parties involved to ensure that nothing gets overlooked."

Domestic Category

M Fairclough Building Ltd for barn conversion at Overdale, Nateby Crossing Lane, Nateby. The Building Control Team stated that they are: "a conscientious developer, always willing to listen and take things on board, showed a great commitment in achieving compliant and high quality building. Hopefully today is a reward for his efforts."

Eighth-time sponsors of these special awards are Builders Supplies (West Coast) Ltd, who were pleased to recognise the excellent efforts of the year's winners.

Managing Director Peter Worthington said: "We are once again delighted to support this excellent award scheme which recognises and rewards builders for their commitment to delivering outstanding quality. We would like to congratulate all of the winners who have made a special contribution to the building industry locally."

The winners will now be automatically entered into the regional 'Building Excellence Awards' organised by Local Authority Building Control (LABC) North West held on 13 May 2011 at the Reebok Stadium.

For more information on building control please visit www.wyrebc.gov.uk/Find/buildingcontrol

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