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LABC awards for two Wyre contractors

LABC awards for two Wyre contractors Published Wednesday, 15 May 2019

Two local construction companies have been highly commended at the LABC Building Excellence Awards for a building project in Wyre.

The commendations were awarded to K Wood Builders and R English Joinery and Construction Limited, for the best individual new home category.

LABC (Local Authority Building Control) represents all local authority building control teams in England and Wales.

The awards are open to projects where the building control work has been carried out by a local authority building control team. Both companies used Wyre Council’s Building Control team for the development on Breck Road in Poulton.

Kirk Wood, owner of K Wood Builders comments, "Receiving the Highly Commended award for Best Individual New Home at the LABC Awards came as quite the surprise. In this highly competitive industry, to be recognised was a real thrill and meant a great deal to us. 

“We have always found working alongside Wyre Council building control straightforward and extremely beneficial. They've always been there to offer help and advice, both over the phone and on site. We very much look forward to working with them on future projects."

Maria Blundy, Head of Built Environment at Wyre Council comments, “The LABC awards are different to many other awards in the construction industry. They are not all about looks and design, they focus on quality and standards, although many winners including this project in Wyre incorporate both. They look at how well buildings are put together from start to finish and the skills of those who design and construct them. We are very proud of everyone involved – they are paving the way ahead for the industry.”

Wyre Council was pleased to have five shortlisted finalists this year who were carefully selected from the many schemes they have been involved with during the year. The other finalists were:

Best Extension or alteration category - Hewitt Bros Construction, WBD Architects and Clair Higginson for Dovestone Drive Poulton.

Best individual new home category Elite Joinery services and Carter-Zub Building Consultancy Ltd for a new dwelling Little Poulton Lane.

Best small housing development category- GST Developments for Hillberry close Thornton Cleveleys.

LABC residential construction professional of the year, Chris Johnston, Redrow Homes Lancashire.

Wyre Council building control is a publicly accountable and independent service. The team works with builders across the borough to ensure projects meet building regulations standards, providing pre-application advice through to a comprehensive on-site service. To find out more visit or call 01253 887251.  

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