Bennett Homes House Builder of the Year 2019
Bennett Homes is celebrating winning one of the UK’s most prestigious construction industry awards – for the fifth time in its history. The company has been named House Builder of the Year 2019 by the National Federation of Builders which was particularly impressed by its outstanding Chancellor’s Wood development at Cringleford, Norfolk, where it has created five high quality homes to blend perfectly with the architecture of the local area.
Judges rated the company’s meticulous attention to detail in both the design of the properties and the choice of materials, as well as its care and consideration for the local community and commitment to minimising the impact on the environment.
This was achieved by working closely with specialist architects to replicate the 1930s style of existing homes, choosing materials to reflect the local Norfolk vernacular, retaining as many existing trees as possible and using additional native planting throughout the site to encourage biodiversity.
Edward Parker, Managing Director of Bennett Homes said: “I am delighted to be collecting this House Builder of the Year award on behalf of Bennett Homes – for the fifth time. The accolade is very much a team achievement and I look forward to sharing it with all our staff without whose efforts I wouldn’t be standing here. Winning this award is very important – it validates all the work we do as a family-run business and to have national industry recognition is a great honour.”
Richard Beresford, Chief Executive NFB, added: “The NFB Awards showcase all that is special about our industry. Each project has a real story and vision behind it. During these uncertain times, we were pleasantly surprised to have received a record amount of entries and the process of selecting the winners has been tough and involved much deliberation. The entries we received this year demonstrate the breadth of skills and talent that our industry has. Huge congratulations to Bennett Homes on their win in this prestigious awards programme.”
House Builder of the Year was sponsored by Lorica Insurance Broker.
The NFB Awards, which are an annual fixture in the construction calendar, were held this year at the The Belfry Hotel & Resort in Sutton Coldfield and hosted by ITN’s broadcaster and journalist, Nina Hossain, alongside actor, comedian and writer, Robert Llewellyn.
Left to right: co-host Nina Hossain, ITN broadcaster and journalist; Edward Parker, Managing Director, Bennett Homes; Colin Parker, Operations Director, Bennett Homes; Richard Brannigan, Lorica Insurance Broker (sponsor); and co-host Robert Llewellyn, actor, comedian and writer.