We’re proud to announce that our Summerstrand project has been shortlisted as a South West Regional Finalist in the 2017 LABC Awards. The project was completed in the Autumn of 2016 and is located on the Yarmer Estate in Thurlestone.
What are the 2017 LABC Awards?
LABC (Local Authority Building Control) is a not-for-profit organisation that represents all local authority building control teams in England and Wales. The LABC building excellence awards celebrate achievements and excellence in construction in the UK building industry. They reward excellent buildings as well as companies, partnerships and individuals. As the awards are run by a building control organisation, they assess projects across a wide variety of technical criteria including;
- High levels of compliance with building regulations
- Effective working relationships with LABC Surveyors
- Outstanding craftsmanship
- Technical Innovation
- Sustainability and performance
- Solving technical problems with creative solutions
- Use of innovative products and skills to overcome difficult site conditions
The bespoke house was designed with high levels of insulation in the roof, floors and walls with full fill cavity insulation boards used throughout. The walls, floor and roof feature U-Values of 0.14 and 0.16W/m2K. Accredited Construction Details were used throughout to ensure maximum airtightness and minimise thermal breaks at the various element junctions.
The finished building is a testament to a design and construction team who worked together to deliver on the clients brief and expectations of quality. The design cleverly transforms a broadly traditional building form into a really interesting set of interconnected spaces. The rooms and circulation flow together wonderfully, with a constant connection to the garden and terrace areas. The high-quality finishing materials create an interesting elevation and demonstrate some truly excellent craftsmanship. The site team at WM Construction rose to some difficult technical challenges in the construction and finishing, and everyone involved is so proud of the finished building.