Housebuilder Awards 2017

02 November, 2017



Countryside has been crowned Large housebuilder of the year at the 2017 Housebuilder Awards. The firm also scooped the Best design for three storey or fewer award.

Telford Homes is the Medium housebuilder of the year, whilst the Small housebuilder accolade was awarded to Beechcroft Developments.

The best housebuilder accolades were announced at the culmination of a night of celebration on November 2nd, hosted by comedian Al Murray in his guise as The Pub Landlord.

More than 500 guests packed the Intercontinental Hotel The O2 in London at the event which also saw Lendlease walk away with the Sustainable housebuilder of the year gong.

There were a wide range of winners on the night with smaller firms faring well. Branley Homes won Best customer satisfaction initiative, Beechcroft won Best retirement scheme and was joint winner of Best refurbishment project with Yogo. Eccleston Homes was joint winner of Best marketing initiative alongside McCarthy & Stone and Hamson Barron Smith took the Best sustainable scheme award.

It was a great night for Telford which won Best design for four storeys or more and Best community initiative.

Crest Nicholson won Best training or recruitment initiative while St Modwen Homes took the Best regeneration gong for the second year in a row.

McAuliffe Environmental was named Best subcontractor/service provider of the year and SIG Offsite and H+H’s house system won Best product.

Housebuilder Awards 2017 Finalists

Best sustainable scheme or initiative

  • Hamson Barron Smith – Carrowbreck Meadow, Greater Norwich (Winner)
  • Lendlease – Futurehome at Elephant Park, London
  • The Homes Supply Chain Sustainability School

Best customer satisfaction initiative

  • Branley Homes - Wood Road North / Wimbledon Close, Manchester (Winner)
  • Crest Nicholson – Making our customers feel special
  • Lioncourt Homes – Continual improvement initiative
  • McCarthy & Stone – Enriching lives
  • Miller Homes – QR codes in homes (Commended)
  • Miller Homes – Customer service representatives

Best regeneration initiative

  • St. Modwen Homes – Trentham Manor, Stoke-on-Trent (Winner)
  • CALA Homes – Kinleith Mill, Currie
  • Crest Nicholson – Penarth Heights, Penarth
  • Telford Homes – Vibe, Dalston (Commended)
  • Telford Homes – Hackney Square, Hackney

Best refurbishment project

  • Beechcroft Developments – Fitzroy Gate, Isleworth (Winner)
  • Yogo Group – Newby House, London (Winner)
  • Hill – Anstey Hall Barns, Grantchester (Commended)
  • Spitfire Bespoke Homes – Hall Farm Estate, Knowle (Commended)

Best community initiative

  • Telford Homes – Vibe, Dalston (Winner)
  • Barratt London – Hendon Waterside, London
  • Countryside – Great Kneighton, Trumpington
  • Crest Nicholson Regeneration – Park Central, Birmingham

Best marketing initiative

  • Eccleston Homes – The Hamptons, Clayton-Le-Woods (Winner)
  • McCarthy & Stone – Positive retirement (Winner)
  • Higgins Homes – Clissold Quarter, A virtually unique idea
  • L&Q – PricedIn

Best training or recruitment initiative

  • Crest Nicholson – Site management academy (Winner)
  • Barratt Developments – Armed forces transition programme (Commended)
  • Crest Nicholson – Apprenticeship scheme
  • McCarthy & Stone – Sales leadership, owning sales performance
  • Redland – Young Redland Roofer student support (Commended)
  • St. Modwen Homes – Growing our own

Best retirement scheme

  • Beechcroft Developments – Penhurst Gardens, Chipping Norton (Winner)
  • Bayswater Homes – Woodbrook Village, Omagh (Commended)
  • Retirement Villages – Charters Village, East Grinstead (Commended)
  • Richmond Villages – Richmond Witney, Oxfordshire

Best design for three storeys or fewer

  • Countryside – The Windham, Abode, Great Kneighton (Winner)
  • Crest Nicholson – The Tyne, Grangebrook, Hertfordshire
  • Hamson Barron Smith – Carrowbreck Meadow, Greater Norwich
  • Hill – The Courtyard, Anstey Hall Barns, Grantchester
  • Hopkins Homes – Alconbury Weald, Cambridgeshire
  • HTA Design – Leithfield Park, Surrey
  • Places for People – Roussillon Park (phases 4+5), Chichester
  • Scotia Homes – Castleton, Ellon
  • Spitfire Bespoke Homes – Clevedon Hall Estate, Clevedon

Best design for four storeys or more

  • Telford Homes – Vibe, Dalston (Winner)
  • Berkeley Homes (North East London) – Goodman’s Fields, London (Commended)
  • Crest Nicholson Regeneration – The Villas, Bath Riverside
  • DeTrafford – No1 Castlefield, Manchester (Commended)
  • Generator Group – Azure, Rottingdean, Brighton
  • HTA Design – Queen Elizabeth’s Children’s Hospital, Tower Hamlets (Commended)
  • Taylor Wimpey West London – Emerald Gardens, Kew

Sustainable housebuilder of the Year

  • Lendlease (Winner)
  • Crest Nicholson
  • Lovell Partnerships (Commended)

Subcontractor / Services provider of the Year

  • McAuliffe Environmental (Winner)
  • Reconomy
  • SIG offsite / SIG Roofspace Solutions (Commended)
  • Trustmgt
  • ZPG

Product of the year

  • SIG Offsite and H+H - SIG House System incorporating Celcon elements from H+H (Winner)
  • AquaSpira - Large diameter drainage pipe
  • British Gypsum - Gyproc AquaBead
  • JLES Group - Post Build Adoption package
  • Keylite Roof Windows - Keylite Polar (Commended)
  • Knauf UK - Airless Finish Light
  • Roca - Inspira
  • TwoTwenty - New Zealand pine timber staircase
  • Verplas – Self-seal thermal ducting range

Small Housebuilder of the Year

  • Beechcroft Developments (Winner)
  • Branley Homes
  • Eccleston Homes
  • Yogo Group

Medium Housebuilder of the Year

  • Telford Homes (Winner)
  • Hill
  • St Modwen Homes

Large Housebuilder of the Year

  • Countryside (Winner)
  • Crest Nicholson
  • Lendlease
  • McCarthy & Stone


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