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Three top awards for Legal & General Modular Homes!

The awards are the most highly recognised in the house building industry

Originally posted: 5th October, 2021

Congratulations Michael!

Congratulations to Michael Cane, the Site Manager at Legal & General Modular Homes’ Portholme development in Selby, who has scooped three awards at the National House Building Council’s Pride in Job Awards.

Preston Baker is proud to be the sales agent for Portholme, a brand new neighbourhood at the heart of thriving Yorkshire market town Selby.

Legal & General Modular Homes won a Pride in the Job Award, Seal of Excellence Award and Regional Award for Medium House Builder.

Site Manager Michael said: “This is a real milestone for our team on site and at our modular build factory in Sherburn. This is LGMH’s first modular development and we’re the first modular builder to be recognised under the scheme. It’s particularly significant this year as the whole industry has faced challenging times due to the pandemic. Our team and our subcontractors have really pulled together – we’re all really proud.”

Organised by the National House Building Council (NHBC), the UK’s foremost warranty and insurance provider for new homes, the awards are the most highly recognised in the house building industry. They celebrate site managers dedicated to the highest standards in house building and committed to creating homes of outstanding quality for customers.

Judging for the awards is thorough, with every site manager assessed through six key areas: consistency, leadership, attention to detail, interpretation of drawings and specifications, technical expertise, and health and safety.

Across four decades, Pride in the Job has underpinned NHBC’s core purpose of assisting the delivery of high-quality homes. By recognising the top site managers across the UK, highlighting best practice and rewarding excellence, the competition recognises the major role that site managers play in making sure new homes are delivered on schedule, on safe sites and to exacting construction standards.

Speaking about the awards, NHBC Chief Executive, Steve Wood said: “Pride in the Job has been pivotal in improving the quality of new homes for more than 40 years and, after such a tough period for the country, it’s fantastic to be able to celebrate them in person this year. Despite the numerous challenges the industry has faced, the very best site managers of 2021 have remained focused on delivering high quality new homes for their customers.

“A site manager’s role is one of the most challenging in house building and recognising their persistent drive for excellence is very much at the heart of the competition. Receiving a Seal of Excellence Award is a great achievement for any site manager and a Regional Award even more so, placing them at the top of their profession. It’s no surprise that Pride in the Job winning sites have higher levels of customer satisfaction. The homes being built are amongst the best the UK has to offer.

“Congratulations to all the 2021 Pride in the Job Seal of Excellence and Regional Award winners – you are building the future, be proud of your achievements!”

The regional award winners will now compete for the ultimate prize in house building, the Pride in the Job Supreme Awards to be unveiled at a gala ceremony in London in January 2022.

Portholme is a scheme of 102 homes in the heart of Selby. The new neighbourhood features a mix of high quality, energy efficient two and three-bedroom houses and one and two-bedroom apartments, of which 30% are shared ownership or rented.

Legal & General Modular Homes is also building at Bonnington, Bristol.

Picture shows Michael Cane, Portholme Site Manager (left), and Oliver Sullivan, MMC Apprentice at Portholme.

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