The Bricks winners at the 2022 awards

The Bricks is LABC Warranty’s annual awards, celebrating the on-site excellence of our customers. The 2022 edition looks back on the achievements from 2021.

LABC Warranty Site Recognition Awards are presented throughout the year to sites demonstrating this high quality and on-site excellence with overall winners in each category then being announced and presented with a prestigious Bricks trophy.

A Brick award embodies all the hard work that goes into a site over the course of a year. It’s your dedication to site tidiness, your great communication, your commitment to safety, and your ambition to deliver high-quality homes that your residents love.

LABC Warranty are proud to celebrate these values and achievements with our customers at an annual event that puts builders like you in the spotlight.

This year, in a break from tradition, we embraced a more intimate and regional experience for home builders. Rather than our usual big in-person event, we invited winners from each respective area to a luxurious mid-day meal.

Watch the video of our winners below, and keep scrolling for some more information on how we arrived at our winners for 2021 projects.

Celebrate the Bricks winners for 2021



The Bricks Winners for sites in 2021

Overall Developer of the year

Morris Homes Ltd

Commendations – As our overall winner for Developer of the Year, Morris Homes has excelled in all areas of home building, with our risk surveyors consistently returning high praise for all areas that we consider on a site. A big congratulations to their team, and the people on site that contributed to their success.

Social Housing Development of the Year

Morris Homes (Eastern) Ltd – St. Michael’s Park

Commendations – As we go into detail on below, Morris Homes’ sites were commended for embracing quality and safety in a number of areas.

High Rise Developer of the Year

Berkley Homes Ltd – West End Gate

Commendations – Perhaps unsurprisingly for a winner, the LABC Warranty surveyor on this site said the work was “insanely good”, and highlighted the development as the best site they had been to in 2021.

Winners in the North

Development of the Year (2-10 units)

High Grange Developments Ltd – Keekle Rise

Commendations – LABC Warranty’s surveyors used the word “amazed” when describing the high quality and standard of workmanship on these bespoke homes. They also commended High Grange for maintaining a tidy site, inside and out.

Development of the Year (11-50 units)

Morris Homes (North) Ltd – Bartle Meadows

Commendations – LABC Warranty singled Bartle Meadows out for the size of the site, its use of unique and ambitious details, and the good quality of workmanship, with particular emphasis on final finishes.

Development of the Year (51-100 units)

Morris Homes (Eastern) Ltd – Gamlingay

Commendations – On this site, surveyors were impressed by an overall high quality of workmanship, taking specific note of the quality of brickwork being done. Roofing, finishing, and blockwork were also highlighted as areas of note, and surveyors noted the installation of habitual loft spaces.

Development of the Year (100+ units)

Shelbourne Estates – Hunsbury Grange, Phase One

Commendations – LABC Warranty’s risk surveyors took particular note of the high quality of worker protection on the site, and celebrated their impeccable attention to detail.

Winners in the South

Development of the Year (2-10 units)

Oak Home Developments – The Croft, Braiswick

Commendations – The Croft was praised by LABC Warranty surveyors for their high standard of design and workmanship on bespoke homes. Surveyors also noted the plots were very tidy, both inside and out.

Development of the Year (11-50 units)

Penwood Developments ltd & Meadow View Contractors Ltd – Meadow View Park

Commendations – LABC Warranty noted a high quality in the homes being constructed, paying particular attention to the quality of timber frame in use. Surveyors were impressed by a number of factors including the tidiness, attention to detail, high-quality finishes, and the involvement of a site manager that doubled as investor and architect.

Development of the Year (51-100 units)

Heritage Developments South West Ltd – The Green

Commendations – Surveyors noted that while the site was in an exposed area, Heritage Developments employed experienced builders to handle construction. As a result, the willingness to go above and beyond, the quality of finish and attention to detail merited celebration.

Development of the Year (100+ units)

Vistry Partnerships Ltd – Mayflower Leat

Commendations – This site was singled out for having an engaged site manager, who was described as “very knowledgeable” and trying to make a difference. Other aspects highlighted were an impressive garden wall feature, immaculate office tidiness, timber frame construction, and an embracing of site safety.

Highly-commended home builders

There are some developments that narrowly missed out on a Bricks award this year, but nonetheless deserve recognition for their achievements this year.

Development of the Year (51-100 units) South

Elivia Homes – Chestnut Grange

Commendations – Our surveyors noted that site safety was clearly a priority, with thorough checks. On top of singling out a knowledgeable site manager, this site was commended for its environmental friendliness, embracing bat boxes, hedgehog tunnels, eco-friendly materials, and the use of recyclable materials.

Development of the Year (over 100 units) North

Countryside Properties (UK) Ltd – Abbotsfield

Commendations – This site was singled out for being tidy, embracing the use of good facilities, and for the high quality of brickwork on display.

Bloor Homes ltd – Bluebell Green

Commendations – On top of being a tidy and well-maintained site, the Bluebell Green site was singled out for the high quality of insulation being installed on properties.

Wish you were here?

Talk to your LABC Warranty account manager. They would be happy to tell you about how we assess sites for a Bricks Award, and talk about putting your next project into the spotlight for next year’s Bricks Awards.

Or, if you’re not an LABC Warranty customer but would like to be involved, find the LABC Warranty representative in your area and reach out. They would be happy to tell you more about LABC Warranty and our awards.

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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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