Case Study: M H Stainton 

In  the final part of our series featuring previous winners of the Bricks, we visit our most recent ‘Overall Developer of the Year’, MH Stainton and hear how they have distinguished themselves from competitors.


Company Background

M H Stainton has been trading as a limited company for over 19 years but founder and Director, Mike Stainton first started as a contractor in the industry over 33 years ago! MH Stainton have had great success with LABC awards and last year scooped the big prize at The Bricks, being crowned ‘Overall Developer of the Year’.

What’s the Key to MH Stainton’s Award Success?

“I think it’s a passion for the construction industry. I picked a trowel up at 16 years old and I’ve still got that same passion now. You can’t lose that passion and if you haven’t got passion you won’t produce the quality of product in any walk of life.  It’s attention to detail on anything in build, and it’s the time and the passion put in that creates the developments we build.

We’re a development company run by builders, not a development company run by accountants. It’s not all about money, it’s about quality. To take a site from a green field to winning a national award is one of the best feelings in the world to be perfectly honest.

Winning The Bricks award is a fantastic achievement for us as a small company from Lancaster, being recognised nationally, especially by LABC Warranty. It just gives recognition for all the hard work you put in. We’ve got a fantastic team that is so passionate and dedicated to delivering the standards we work to and going far and above of any details required.”
Mike Stainton, Director M H Stainton

The Partnership Between LABC Warranty and M H Stainton

Director, Mike Stainton, has been working with LABC site inspectors for his entire 33 year professional life and has never experienced better inspectors.

When LABC Warranty first opened in 2007 he decided it was the perfect fit for M H Stainton due to the required levels of quality pushed by their surveyors.

“With LABC Warranty, from conception to completion they’re there with us on our shoulder and working very closely with us, they’re part of the team and they’re involved right through the process of us constructing or developing sites.”

As LABC Warranty have grown so have M H Stainton and the working partnership between the two organisations have gone from strength to strength. And as Director, Mike Stainton says,

‘They’re always striving to improve build quality, which the industry sorely needs!’

M H Stainton involved LABC Warranty in their new projects from conception all the way through to completion, working together in partnership.


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.


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