A site manager from Bridgend is celebrating after winning a prestigious national house building award.
Nathan Ham, site manager at Taylor Wimpey's Pentref Newydd development, beat off stiff competition from over 13,000 entries to be honoured with an NHBC (National House Building Council) Pride in the Job Quality Award.
The award, which is one of 68 won by Taylor Wimpey site managers around the UK, recognises Ham's dedication to building high quality homes for new buyers and ranks Pentref Newydd in the top 3 per cent of developments across the UK.
Pride in the Job Quality Awards are presented following a stringent judging process by NHBC inspectors who perform spot checks and continuous assessment of developments throughout the year. The Quality Awards also provide buyers with the assurance that the development provides top quality homes and excellent customer service.
Ham said: "This award recognises the hard work of the whole team at Pentref Newydd who all take great pride in ensuring that the homes we build are completed to the highest possible standards. I'm delighted to have reached this stage of the competition and to be recognised by the industry in this way."
Shaun White, Taylor Wimpey's south Wales managing director, adds: "We are committed to maintaining the highest levels of quality and customer service and this has ensured that we continue to be an NHBC award-winning house builder year after year. Nathan Ham's Quality Award is thoroughly deserved and we'll all be supporting him as he progresses through to the regional heats and hopefully to the grand final in London."
Pete Watton, regional director for NHBC, the UK's leading standards setter and warranty provider for new homes, said, "Winning a Pride in the Job Award is a major achievement for any site manager. These people are at the top of their game, ensuring that the homes they help create are of the highest standards. Each of our award recipients can be truly proud of this accolade.
"For over three decades, Pride in the Job has been a foundation of NHBC's work to improve housing standards, encouraging best practice on site. The homes these individuals have built are without doubt among the best in the UK."
Pride in the Job is the only UK-wide awards scheme that recognises the significant contribution of site managers who achieve the highest standards in new home construction. The scheme has been instrumental in raising the build quality of new homes in the UK for over three decades. The regional events take place in the autumn, while the Supreme Awards gala final will be held in London in January 2014.
Pentref Newydd enjoys a superb setting close to glorious open countryside and just a short distance from Coity's amenities and famed Norman castle. Bridgend town centre is less than two miles from the development, where many high street shops, restaurants, cafes, pubs and services are located.
The highly regarded Coety Primary School is within easy reach of Pentref Newydd and caters for pupils aged three to eleven, while a selection of schools and colleges for older children is available in Bridgend.
Commuters will appreciate that the M4 is less than two miles from home for quick links to Swansea and Cardiff, while Bridgend railway station offers direct services to both of these cities in under 35 minutes and to London Paddington.
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