Case Study: High Grange Developments
What does it take to be an award winning developer? In the first of a series focusing on winners of The Bricks, we go behind the scenes with High Grange Developments to learn what sets them apart.
After winning Development of the Year in the 11-50 unit category at The Bricks annual awards ceremony for the past 2 years running as well as winning Overall Developer of the Year in 2016, we went behind the scenes at their award winning development - Keekle Meadows, to show what it takes to win an LABC Warranty award.
Owned and operated by Ron and Gary Reed, High Grange Developments was established in 1998. High Grange’s first development was the creation of The Grange - a collection of 11 homes built on what was once the site of a derelict supermarket. After The Grange, High Grange went on to build further developments – Beck Rise, Howgill Close, Mariners Way, Woodstock Lane, Rowangate, and Holly Mews. They are now in the midst of their largest development yet at Keekle Meadows.
What’s the key to High Grange’s award success?
What sets High Grange Developments above the rest is their ability to build high quality, traditional homes, earning them many accolades and national recognition.
“At High Grange we limit the number of homes under construction at any one time. By concentrating our resources in this manner, we can ensure that quality is never compromised and that the highest standards of craftsmanship are used during every stage of construction – right through to the interior decorating. Our reputation really does precede us – many of our property sales result from personal recommendations from existing High Grange home owners.
If we work to a standard today that’s quite a high standard, well that becomes the norm. So tomorrow we need to get a better standard. So it’s all about continuous improvement and that’s where The Bricks comes into its own because it recognises improvement and above all it recognises quality. Anything that rewards and recognises quality, stimulates quality and that can only be a good thing.
Winning The Bricks is important to us as a company because it instils confidence, it instils customer confidence, it adds to the pedigree of the product and it’s always nice to get a pat on the back for something you’ve done well.”
The partnership between LABC Warranty and High Grange Developments
“We chose to work with LABC Warranty because we think it is the most prominent organisation of its type and the prestige of winning their awards reflects more positively on us than other warranty providers.
LABC Warranty inspectors are professional, experienced and expert in their field. Any technical or procedural queries are answered accurately and in a timely manner.
We have a great relationship with Steven and Andrew who regularly visit us at Keekle Meadows. They are always able to offer support and guidance whenever we have needed it.”
Please Note: Every care was taken to ensure the information in this article was correct at the time of publication. Any written guidance provided does not replace the reader’s professional judgement and any construction project should comply with the relevant Building Regulations or applicable technical standards. However, for the most up to date LABC Warranty technical guidance please refer to your Risk Management Surveyor and the latest version of the LABC Warranty technical manual.