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Building Excellence Awards

The Building Excellence Awards awards are a National initiative that rewards good building practice.

They award buildings for the processes that go on behind the scenes as well as how they look.  It is the only award of its type to cover all forms of building construction.  Schemes that are successful in Swansea's Building Excellence Awards are able to progress to the regional South Wales awards and then to the National awards.

The national criteria for which the judging is based on are,

  • High levels of compliance with building regulations
  • Effective working relationships with LABC surveyors
  • Outstanding craftsmanship
  • Technical innovation
  • Sustainability and high performance
  • Ability to solve technical problems with creative solutions
  • Use of innovative products and the skills to overcome difficult site conditions
  • Site management/cleanliness

Award categories

  • Best extension or alteration to an existing home 
  • Best local builder or traditional craftsperson 
  • Best change of use of an existing building or conversion 
  • Best individual new home 
  • Best new housing development 
  • Best social or affordable new housing development 
  • Best public service building 
  • Best educational building 
  • Best commercial building 
  • Best inclusive building 
  • Best partnership with a local authority building control team 
  • LABC site agent of the year 
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LABC Cymru Building Excellence Awards 2016

Two Swansea companies have been acknowledged for the quality of their workmanship both winning awards at the South Wales Regional Awards finals of the Local Authority Building Control Building Excellence Awards 2016.

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