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Local house builder named as one of UK’s best

NHBC Seal of Excellence
Mark Woodland is through to the next stage of the Pride in the Job Awards

ON SEPTEMBER 15, Mark Woodland of Summerfield Developments was honoured for his dedication to building homes of exceptional quality before an audience of 400 in the second round of the annual NHBC Pride in the Job Awards for his site at Killams Park in Taunton, Somerset.

Now in its 37th year, Pride in the Job, organised by NHBC, the UK’s leading new home warranty insurance provider, is the most highly regarded competition in the house-building industry dedicated to recognising site managers who achieve the highest standards in house building.

Judging for the awards is rigorous, with each site manager continuously assessed over more than 12 months across 44 areas of site management, including technical knowledge, consistency in the build process and the quality controls in place. Mark was selected from more than 16,000 UK site managers for a Quality Award, and is one of only 14 to receive the Seal of Excellence Award at a ceremony held at Sandy Park, Exeter, enabling him to go on to the next stage in the process.

Chris Winter, Chief Executive at Summerfield Developments, said:

“I am extremely pleased that the team building the homes at Killams Park have been recognised for the high standard of build quality they have achieved. While Mark Woodland the site manager deserves the award, it is a team effort and all involved with the project are to be congratulated.”

Commenting on the Awards, Nick Cunningham, NHBC Regional Director said:

“Every year, the NHBC Pride in the Job Awards give us the chance to recognise the dedication of the UK top site managers and their commitment to new home quality.

Last year NHBC registered over 14,000 new properties in the South West; it is site managers like Mark who play an important role in pushing up the standards of new homes, through their persistence, passion and commitment to build homes of the highest quality for their customers. We wish them all success in the future.”

Killams Park Seal of Excellence

Above: Summerfield’s Phil Lloyd, John Jackson, Mark Woodland, Chris Winter and Josh Cooper

Photo at top of page shows NHBC’s Nick Cunningham, Regional Director South West and Neil Jefferson, Business Development Director either side of Summerfield’s Mark Woodland