Award Winning Housebuilder

Grace Homes Recognised in the Premier Guarantee Excellence Awards

The monthly Quality Recognition Awards (QRAs) recognise developers who consistently deliver quality workmanship and site management. We were thrilled when Walnut View in Hallaton was recognised in November '21. Henry Barney commented: “Despite the obvious challenges faced over the last year our team has stepped up to the mark. This QRA is a much-appreciated pat on the back for everyone". All winning sites for the year are shortlisted for the annual Excellence Awards.

  • Grace Homes Recognised in the Premier Guarantee Excellence Awards
  • Grace Homes Recognised in the Premier Guarantee Excellence Awards
  • Grace Homes Recognised in the Premier Guarantee Excellence Awards

GRACE HOMES AWARDED 'BEST NEW HOUSING DEVELOPMENT IN THE EAST MIDLANDS' FOR THE SECOND YEAR RUNNING

Our Swinford development, The Orchard, has been named the 'Best Medium Volume New Housing Development at the East Midlands' in the LABC Building Excellence Awards. This is the second year running that one of our developments has been recognised, and we are absolutely over the moon. Winning the award qualifies us for a place in the National Building Excellence Awards, due to take place in January 2022.

  • GRACE HOMES AWARDED 'BEST NEW HOUSING DEVELOPMENT IN THE EAST MIDLANDS' FOR THE SECOND YEAR RUNNING
  • GRACE HOMES AWARDED 'BEST NEW HOUSING DEVELOPMENT IN THE EAST MIDLANDS' FOR THE SECOND YEAR RUNNING
  • GRACE HOMES AWARDED 'BEST NEW HOUSING DEVELOPMENT IN THE EAST MIDLANDS' FOR THE SECOND YEAR RUNNING

LOCAL FOUNDATIONS INITIATIVE RECOGNISED IN THE NATIONAL BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION AWARDS

We have reached the finals at the National Building and Construction Awards, designed to raise the profile of industrious, hardworking and enterprising building and construction businesses. Our Local Foundations initiative won a place in the Community Engagement category after we were able to demonstrate a significant impact, bringing a tangible benefit to the community. The finals are in November, where we will be up against seven other worthy finalists. We'll be keeping everything crossed.

  • LOCAL FOUNDATIONS INITIATIVE RECOGNISED IN THE NATIONAL BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION AWARDS
  • LOCAL FOUNDATIONS INITIATIVE RECOGNISED IN THE NATIONAL BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION AWARDS
  • LOCAL FOUNDATIONS INITIATIVE RECOGNISED IN THE NATIONAL BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION AWARDS

GRACE HOMES REACHES THE FINALS OF THE NORTHAMPTONSHIRE BUSINESS EXCELLENCE AWARDS

The Northamptonshire Business Excellence Awards recognise exceptional businesses and business people. The awards are designed to shine a spotlight on the hard-working, talented teams in the county, the people who work hard in the local communities, and those who inspire others. We are so proud that our Local Foundations initiative has been considered for a place in the finals.

  • GRACE HOMES REACHES THE FINALS OF THE NORTHAMPTONSHIRE BUSINESS EXCELLENCE AWARDS
  • GRACE HOMES REACHES THE FINALS OF THE NORTHAMPTONSHIRE BUSINESS EXCELLENCE AWARDS
  • GRACE HOMES REACHES THE FINALS OF THE NORTHAMPTONSHIRE BUSINESS EXCELLENCE AWARDS

FINALISTS IN THE UK HOUSEBUILDER OF YEAR CATEGORY

We're thrilled to be one of only three housebuilders to have made the finals in the ‘UK Housebuilder of Year’ category of the prestigious Construction Awards of Excellence 2021. The Awards were created by the sector, for the sector, and were designed to recognise those individuals and companies that set the gold standard in construction.

The National Federation of Builders (the trade body representing builders, contractors and housebuilders across England and Wales) funded the Awards, which were run and judged entirely independently by a panel of judges and chaired by Lord Stunell.

  • FINALISTS IN THE UK HOUSEBUILDER OF YEAR CATEGORY
  • FINALISTS IN THE UK HOUSEBUILDER OF YEAR CATEGORY
  • FINALISTS IN THE UK HOUSEBUILDER OF YEAR CATEGORY

BUILDING EXCELLENCE RECOGNITION FOR OUR LEICESTERSHIRE HOMES

We've been crowned ‘Winners’ at the LABC Building Excellence Awards. Our Langdale development in Thorpe Langton triumphed over finalists from Leicestershire, Derbyshire, Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire to be awarded the title of ‘Best Small New Housing Development’ in the East Midlands. 

Chris Lavin, the lead Buildings Control Officer for this project from Harborough District Council Building Control, stated: "We have an excellent working relationship with Grace Homes, and it is a privilege to have been able to work with them on this scheme. Grace Homes is committed to producing excellent quality homes, and this has been evident throughout the inspections in all the plots."

  • BUILDING EXCELLENCE RECOGNITION FOR OUR LEICESTERSHIRE HOMES
  • BUILDING EXCELLENCE RECOGNITION FOR OUR LEICESTERSHIRE HOMES
  • BUILDING EXCELLENCE RECOGNITION FOR OUR LEICESTERSHIRE HOMES

Winners of the Service Excellence Category in the SME Business Awards

Grace Homes has been crowned the top business for 'Service Excellence' in the SME Northamptonshire Business Awards. To secure a place in the final we needed to demonstrate that we give outstanding assistance and advice to those who buy our homes. What's more, we needed to be able to provide customer testimonials to back up our nomination. Thankfully, we have a wealth of happy customers willing to provide feedback around the positive experiences they've had when buying a new home from Grace Homes.

Category judges, Borneo Martell Turner Coulston commented: “Grace Homes has worked hard to implement a process which completely focuses on the customers' needs, from the initial sales meeting through to moving into their new home and beyond.”

  • Winners of the Service Excellence Category in the SME Business Awards
  • Winners of the Service Excellence Category in the SME Business Awards
  • Winners of the Service Excellence Category in the SME Business Awards

'Environment 2020' Award Winners for Energy Efficiency

We were announced as winners of the Worcester Bosch Group Environment 2020 Awards, in the House Builder Specification category for the homes built at White Lodge Farm in Burton Latimer.

Not only are these new homes constructed to our usual high standards of quality, but they collectively produce over 10 per cent of their energy requirements from renewable sources.

  • 'Environment 2020' Award Winners for Energy Efficiency
  • 'Environment 2020' Award Winners for Energy Efficiency
  • 'Environment 2020' Award Winners for Energy Efficiency

Three Grace Homes Developments Reach the Finals of the Building Excellence Awards

The team at Grace Homes were delighted that three separate developments reached the Finals of the prestigious LABC Building Excellence Awards for the Central Region. The Fieldings in Brigstock was short-listed for two awards - Best Small New Housing Development and Best Change of Use of an Existing Building or Conversion. White Lodge Farm in Burton Latimer, and Mackworth Drive in Finedon were also both short-listed in the Best Small New Housing Development.

Everyone worked closely together to ensure the works were completed to a high level of compliance, and this has been borne out by the positive feedback received by the building control surveyors. As ever, our customers are the most important barometer of how well we have performed. Some of the positive feedback received for these developments includes:

“All of our friends and family have been very impressed with the property, and we are hugely impressed with the quality of the finish.”

“We have lived in two new builds before, but Grace Homes’ quality of build and finish is much, much higher.”

  • Three Grace Homes Developments Reach the Finals of the Building Excellence Awards
  • Three Grace Homes Developments Reach the Finals of the Building Excellence Awards
  • Three Grace Homes Developments Reach the Finals of the Building Excellence Awards

Herne Lodge in the Finals of the Celebrating Construction Awards

Herne Lodge has been given a place in the final of the Regeneration and Rejuvenation category at the Celebrating Construction Awards. We have been recognised for our painstaking restoration of this former hunting lodge, transforming it from a derelict shell into four luxury apartments.

Grace Homes will be joining more than 300 leaders and innovators from across the construction sector at the Awards in May, where this prestigious ceremony will focus on the East Midlands’ most inspiring construction projects and people. Should Herne Lodge be chosen as the winner on the night, this project will automatically be entered into the Grand Finals that are held in London later on in the year.

  • Herne Lodge in the Finals of the Celebrating Construction Awards
  • Herne Lodge in the Finals of the Celebrating Construction Awards
  • Herne Lodge in the Finals of the Celebrating Construction Awards

Annie Wicklow Recognised at The Bricks for Superb Customer Service

Grace Homes Sales Manager, Annie Wicklow, was highly commended in the ‘Unsung Hero’ category at the national LABC Warranty Bricks Awards. Celebrating the best in the house building industry, the awards recognise companies and individuals who stand out from the rest and go the extra mile, regardless of size, to deliver quality in construction and design. 

Henry Barney, Managing Director of Grace Homes commented: “Annie makes a difference to our customers at every stage of the sales process: from understanding what our customers’ needs are at the initial enquiry through to being on hand to answer any questions during the all-important moving day and beyond. We are delighted that her dedication to providing an exceptional customer experience has been recognised.”

  • Annie Wicklow Recognised at The Bricks for Superb Customer Service
  • Annie Wicklow Recognised at The Bricks for Superb Customer Service
  • Annie Wicklow Recognised at The Bricks for Superb Customer Service

'Best High Volume New Housing Development’, LABC Building Excellence Awards, Central Region

White Lodge Farm in Burton Latimer was crowned winning housing development for the excellence shown from a construction and technical building control point of view. More than 250 people, including contractors, architects, designers and local authority building control surveyors gathered for the ceremony, often referred to as 'the Oscars' of the construction industry.

This award winning development has been automatically shortlisted for the LABC Grand Finals, to be held in London in Autumn '16.

  • 'Best High Volume New Housing Development’, LABC Building Excellence Awards, Central Region
  • 'Best High Volume New Housing Development’, LABC Building Excellence Awards, Central Region
  • 'Best High Volume New Housing Development’, LABC Building Excellence Awards, Central Region

'LABC Residential Site Agent of the Year’, LABC Building Excellence Awards, Central Region

We are thrilled our site manager Andy Redgwell was crowned 'LABC Residential Site Agent of the Year' for the Central Region. Henry Barney, Managing Director of Grace Homes, said: “The team at Grace Homes works hard to achieve a rigorous standard of construction and a high quality of finish in our homes, so it’s brilliant that Andy has been formally acknowledged again.”

Andy has now been entered for the LABC Grand Finals which will be held in London this Autumn.

  • 'LABC Residential Site Agent of the Year’, LABC Building Excellence Awards, Central Region
  • 'LABC Residential Site Agent of the Year’, LABC Building Excellence Awards, Central Region
  • 'LABC Residential Site Agent of the Year’, LABC Building Excellence Awards, Central Region

White Lodge Farm 'Highly Commended' in the Finals of the LABC Bricks Awards

Celebrating the best the house building industry has to offer, The Bricks recognises and rewards the exceptional work of registered developers and contractors who go the extra mile, regardless of size, to deliver quality in construction and design. 

Managing Director, Henry Barney commented: “We are very proud that White Lodge Farm has been recognised in this way. This is a reward for all of our team’s hard work. To be Highly Commended amongst so much stiff competition is a true accolade and we are delighted with the result.”

  • White Lodge Farm 'Highly Commended' in the Finals of the LABC Bricks Awards
  • White Lodge Farm 'Highly Commended' in the Finals of the LABC Bricks Awards
  • White Lodge Farm 'Highly Commended' in the Finals of the LABC Bricks Awards

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