Celebrating the best in the house building industry, The Bricks is an exclusive awards celebration unlike any other in the industry. Complimentary for all finalists, we like to pull out all the stops to create a unique and decadent experience, making it a celebration to remember!

The Bricks recognises and rewards the exceptional work of developers, builders, contractors and housing associations who go the extra mile, regardless of size, to deliver quality in construction. Not forgetting the hard work and dedication of individuals behind the scenes also involved in the development projects.

Being shortlisted for The Bricks positions developers of all sizes at the forefront of building excellence and shows a clear indication of a developer's success with a great opportunity to build on their brand. Don’t just take our word for it, hear from some of our developers below and watch the highlights from previous years.

Congratulations to The Bricks 2019 winners!

Developer of the Year
Bloor Homes

Development of the Year: 1-10 Units
Lynne Selbie: Coombe Park

Development of the Year: 11-50 Units North
High Grange Developments: Keekle Meadows

Development of the Year: 11-50 Units South
Taylor Wimpey Southern Counties: Village Mews - Rowner Phase 1b

Development of the Year: Over 50 Units North
Bloor Homes North West: Standish Grange

Development of the Year: Over 50 Units South
Bloor Homes: Longwood Fields

Social Housing Development of the Year
J G Hale Construction Ltd: Chiltern Close, Cardiff

Conversion / Refurbishment Development of the Year
B M Farrar Joinery: Sunfield Printers

Multi-Storey Development of the Year
M H Stainton Ltd: The Broadway

Rising Star
Lewis Charlesworth (Oakeve Limited)

Unsung Hero
Nathan Woolhouse (Hammond Homes of Distinction Ltd)

Bricks & Mortar
Hertfordshire Building Control

All you need to know

September - April: Warranty Risk Management Surveyors submit initial nominations.

May - June: Nominations are verified by Regional Surveying Managers.

July - August: Nominees are announced and judges visit nominated sites.

September: Nominees are shortlisted and finalists are invited to The Bricks.

October / November:  Finalists are celebrated and winners are announced at The Bricks.

As a registered developer with LABC Warranty, your development is eligible for nomination providing it meets the entry requirements.

LABC Warranty Risk Management Surveyors are responsible for putting developments forward for initial nominations during their site visits, providing developments meet the following criteria:

1: Most stages available for judging and must include finishing’s.

2: All apartment blocks and commercial developments must be at least 50% completed.

3: Nominations considered are for total site sizes and may include different warranty policy types, i.e. a site with 40 units of new homes and 20 units of social housing would fall under the over 51 unit’s award category.

4: Where a site is nominated under the Conversion / Refurbishment category, a conversion will be considered as a change of use of the building whereas a refurbishment will retain the same use.

5: Nominated sites must be covered by LABC Warranty and have been inspected across most stages of the build by LABC Warranty Risk Management Surveyors.

6: A development that has won in two consecutive years will not be eligible for nomination the following year.

Developer awards

Single Development of the Year
Development of the Year (2-10 units)
Development of the Year (11-50 units)
Development of the year (over 51 units)
Social Housing Development of the Year
Conversion / Refurbishment Development of the Year
Multi-Storey Development of the Year (over 7 storeys)
Overall Developer of the Year

Behind the Build awards

Unsung Hero
Rising star
Bricks and Mortar Partnership


What do we look for on site?

Each nomination will be scored on site, looking at specific areas of the build including foundations, substructure, superstructure, finishes and site organisation. Developments must display a high standard in technical competency and build quality as well as meeting the below criteria:

- Good build quality
- Good site management and leadership
- Compliance with technical standards
- Most stages of construction available for judging
- Supervision on site should be on a permanent basis
- Site/project managers should demonstrate a high level of organisational and customer service skills

What makes a winning site?

Consistency and quality of work must be evident across all trades and build stages. Good management, well planned sequence of work, ensuring a safe site throughout and choosing not to accept 'second best' are all key tips to securing your win.

We know winning an award means a lot to our developers which is why we want you to proclaim loudly to the world just how good you really are and most importantly to your potential home buyers.

Make the most of your award winning success! Here's how:

Issue a press release about your award winning development.
Celebrate with a site party and invite the local media.
Use our award winning promotional materials to showcase your work.

LABC Warranty will provide a range of support tools to help you with your promotion including logos, flags, press release templates, promotion on our website and in printed marketing literature.

Behind the build

Bricks and mortar