Norfolk House Builder Wins Two ‘Pride In The Job’ Awards

Tim Walsingham left and Danny Pinner centre with Abel Homes chairman Tony Abel sm

Two construction site managers from the same Norfolk-based house builder have been recognised as amongst the best in the UK, both winning a prestigious ‘Pride in the Job’ Award from the National House Builders Confederation (NHBC).

Tim Walsingham and Danny Pinner both work for Watton-based Abel Homes, and the pair will now go forward to the NHBC’s ‘Seal of Excellence’ Award, the next stage in the annual search for the best site manager in the UK.

Mr Walsingham, from Yaxham, is senior site manager at the firm’s Swan’s Nest site in Swaffham.  This is the third time he has won a Pride in the Job Award; in 2009 he also won a Seal of Excellence Award for his work at an Abel Homes site in Hingham. 

Mr Pinner, from Castle Acre, joined Abel Homes in 2001 as an apprentice carpenter, working his way up to become a site manager in 2011.  This is the second time he has won a Pride in the Job Award.  He is currently site manager at the firm’s Walnut Tree Fields site in Mattishall.

The Pride in the Job Award is given following a ‘Michelin Guide’ style inspection by a NHBC inspector, who assess site managers against 38 strict criteria, including workmanship, excellent leadership skills, technical expertise, the ability to turn the designer’s intentions into reality, good health & safety standards and a commitment to raising standards.

Abel Homes chairman Tony Abel said, “Very few Pride in the Job Awards go to smaller house builders, so to win two is a reflection of the effort we put into keeping very high standards at all of our new home developments.”

The pair will receive their awards at a ceremony in Leicester in November.

More details about the NHBC Pride in the Job Awards can be found at http://www.nhbc.co.uk/AwardsandEvents/Pride-in-the-job. 

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