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Housebuilder of the Year

Six housebuilders line up to compete in our new category, in what has been a very successful year for the residential sector.

Barratt Sapcote Lea Housebuilder CN Awards 2016

Barratt Sapcote Lea Housebuilder CN Awards 2016

Barratt Developments

Barratt’s completions are at their highest level for seven years, with production boosted by 11 per cent last year to approximately 16,500 and 176 sites opened up, compared with 136 in the previous year.

Sustainability is also a strong focus for the housebuilder, with 53 homes built last year that achieved Code for Sustainable Homes Level 6 (zero carbon), 62 per cent of developments using sustainable urban drainage systems, and 94 per cent of construction waste recycled. Profit before tax increased by 45 per cent to £565m, with revenue rising 19 per cent to £3.7bn.

Galliford Try Housebuilder CN Awards 2016

Galliford Try Housebuilder CN Awards 2016

Galliford Try Partnerships

Galliford Try Partnerships is part of the housebuilding division of Galliford Try and has helped drive the success of the group over the past few years.

Partnerships increased turnover by 36 per cent last year while increasing profit by 88 per cent and reached 408 completions by June 2015 – a doubling of output. It is set to take a leading role in the Silvertown Way development, Galliford Try’s most significant standalone housing scheme, with a gross development value of £360m.

Golden House Housebuilder CN Awards 2016

Golden House Housebuilder CN Awards 2016

Golden Houses Developments

In 2015, Golden Houses Developments tripled its turnover and completed two significant projects.

Firstly, a three-home development on Roehampton Close in Putney saw Golden Houses overcome the lack of a Thames Water build agreement, planning permission height that was too low, and construction drawings that were incorrect against planning.

Secondly, the firm refurbished a five-storey house and built a 160 sq m basement on Duncan Terrace in Islington with an extremely complicated structural design.

Larkfleet Hempsted Park Housebuilder CN Awards 2016

Larkfleet Hempsted Park Housebuilder CN Awards 2016

Larkfleet Homes

Larkfleet Homes expanded nationwide in 2015 with two new brands, Larkfleet Southwest and Larkfleet Norfolk and Suffolk.

The firm has invested significantly in research and development, constructing a prototype of a house that can be built on a platform that can be raised during times of flooding.

In 2015 it made the first payments from the Larkfleet Community Fund, an initiative for community development linked to the construction of new homes, which could pay out more than £500,000 across Lincolnshire and Cambridgeshire over the next five years.

McCarthy and Stone Elles House Housebuilder CN Awards 2016

McCarthy and Stone Elles House Housebuilder CN Awards 2016

McCarthy and Stone

McCarthy and Stone has a 70 per cent share of the owner-occupied retirement market in the UK, selling more than 50,000 retirement apartments over the past 38 years – and reaching that milestone in November last year.

The firm also announced plans to double the size of the business, as well as recording a record number of land exchanges and successfully returning to the FTSE 250 on the London Stock Exchange.

Completions rose 15 per cent to 1,923 units and profit rose 40 per cent to £88.4m.

Telford Homes Housebuilder CN Awards 2016

Telford Homes Housebuilder CN Awards 2016

Telford Homes

Last year was a strong one for Telford Homes, which culminated in sales and profit levels breaking its own existing records.

The company reached total forward sales of more than £550m, a significant increase on the £341m posted in 2014 and more than three times the firm’s annual revenue.

Profit before tax more than doubled, while the average number of homes per development has also risen, giving the company economies of scale that have helped achieve these impressive figures.

Kingspan Insulation is a leading manufacturer of premium and high-performance rigid insulation products and insulated systems for building fabric and building services applications.

Kingspan Insulation aims to be at the forefront of the low-energy building drive, helping architects and developers to maximise building envelope performance while taking up minimal space. It is working to develop more thermally efficient and technically advanced insulation materials, including its new lower-lambda range of Kooltherm products.

In sponsoring the Housebuilder of the Year category, Kingspan Insulation says it seeks to recognise those who strive for excellence within this field, delivering high-quality, energy-efficient homes.

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