Saturday, 28 April 2018

Larkfleet Homes is in for another building award

LABC East Anglia Building Excellence Awards Larkfleet Homes Thriney Meadows
Great news! We have been shortlisted for another award. This one is for the Local Authority Building Control East Anglia Building Excellence Awards.

We're shortlisted in the category Best Low Volume New Housing Development for our Thorney Meadows development at Thorney near Peterborough.

Competition has been stronger than ever this year, so just being shortlisted for the award is a great accomplishment in itself.

The judges were impressed by the excellent partnership that we have forged with Peterborough City Council. Between us we have developed an efficient and effective process that minimises problems and deals swiftly with any that arise.

Thorney Meadows is a development of 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5-bedroom new homes located just eight miles outside the vibrant and growing city of Peterborough. Set at the heart of the village, Thorney Meadows offers 14 exclusive property types delivered in three phases. Phases one and two were completed in December 2017. The final few properties of phase three are nearing completion. These new homes in Thorney will appeal to people seeking stylish but affordable living in a new family home.

The design principle adopted for the dwellings was to reflect the form and detailing of newer residential developments adjoining the site. Consultation on the Building Regulations was carried out with Peterborough City Council Building Control Officer Sam Thorp and the Local Authority Building Control warranty inspector Andrew Devitt. His recommendations have been implemented where required.

Building regulations have been carefully followed throughout the development, based on consultation with the council and the warranty provider.

This development is well-designed, helps to meet the needs for residents for car parking provision and public areas in an innovative way, and is fully compliant with Building Regulations and the local design code. Delivery is on schedule and on budget.

This was achieved in part because of the excellent partnership between Larkfleet Homes and Peterborough City Council which have developed an efficient and effective process that minimises problems and deals swiftly with any that arise.

It is such a productive working arrangement that it has been extended beyond the Peterborough City council area – we now use the city council building control team to provide this service on sites in adjacent local authority areas.

Now, we are currently seeking ‘type approval’ for many of our standard housing designs which will expedite future approvals.

If we win this we go forward to the grand finals held in London in November where we go up against housebuilders from across the UK.

Wish us luck!

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