Pride in the Job reveals top quality new home sites

Last year's Pride in the Job Supreme Winners

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Pride in the Job reveals top quality new home sites

by on Wednesday 22 June, 2016 in New Homes


NHBC has just announced the first round winners in the 2016 Pride in the Job competition. From an initial pool of more than 16,000 site managers, 445 have been hand-picked to receive a Quality Award.

Have a look here to see which new home development sites in your area have been recognised for great quality and workmanship.

As part of the year-long judging process, these Quality Award winners will now be shortlisted for Seals of Excellence and Regional titles which will be revealed in the Autumn.

The regional winners will then go forward to compete for the national Supreme Winner title in their category at the Pride in the Job Gala, taking place in London in January 2017.

 

What is Pride in the Job?

The house-building industry’s equivalent of the Oscars is NHBC’s Pride in the Job competition. Running for 36 years, the Pride in the Job Awards recognise the unique personal contribution site managers make in the creation of UK homes of outstanding quality.

Stiff competition and robust judging

Every year thousands of site managers (over 16,000 this year) are judged for the quality of construction and finish on new home development sites. As well as undergoing spot checks on the day-to day running of the sites, each site manager is assessed across 37 areas of site management, including their technical knowledge, consistency in the build process and the quality controls they have in place.

Pride in the Job – the ultimate accolade

Winning a Pride in the Job Supreme Award is the ultimate accolade – only four will be awarded this year – and for many of the Supreme winning site managers it’s the pinnacle of their career, like “reaching the holy grail” according to one former winner!

Competition categories and stages

The competition is divided into four categories, determined by the size of the business the site manager works for. All site managers building homes registered for NHBC Buildmark warranty and insurance cover are included, whether they work for builders developing a single home or a large multi-national working on a complex high-rise development.

There are four levels of award to be won:

Quality Award

Seal of Excellence

Regional Award

Supreme Award

 

Commenting on the 2016 first round Awards, Mike Quinton, Chief Executive of NHBC, said:

“Congratulations to all the 2016 Quality Award winners – the strength of this year’s entries coupled with the judges’ long and hard deliberations over selecting 445 winners from 16,000 site managers should give great pride to them all and their teams.

For 36 years, our Pride in the Job Awards have played a pivotal role in NHBC’s work to raise standards across the industry through the celebration and sharing of best practice.

Pride in the Job rewards those site managers who produce the best new homes which are built and finished to the highest possible standard. Most importantly, homeowners who buy a Pride in the Job award-winning home benefit from a high quality product.

It’s no surprise that our data shows Pride in the Job winning sites have higher levels of customer satisfaction as these homes are without doubt among the best the UK has to offer.

On behalf of everyone at NHBC, I would like to congratulate them on this wonderful achievement.”

 

Have a look here to see which new home development sites in your area have been recognised for great quality and workmanship.

 

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