DBCP Building Excellence Awards 2023

Devon Building Control Building Local Awards 2023

The Devon Building Control Partnership promotes quality buildings and has recognised outstanding
construction projects through the presentation of our Building Excellence Awards since 2003.

Any building project for which we are providing the Building Control Service irrespective of size may be  considered for one of these prestigious awards.

The awards recognise excellent practice across a complete range of buildings projects – from major commercial developments to the construction of new homes, conversions, domestic extensions and sustainable development, with nominations made by our surveyors. These nominations are assessed based on:

  • Compliance with Building Regulations
  • Quality of construction
  • Supply of information regarding site inspections
  • Speed of fault rectification/willingness to discuss problems
  • Access for people with disabilities
  • Energy conservation and sustainability 


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The Devon Building Control Partnership, which undertakes the Building Control functions for South Hams, Teignbridge and West Devon District Councils, held their annual Building Excellence Awards on Tuesday 25 April at Newton Abbot Racecourse where over a hundred Clients including Architects, builders and developers gathered to celebrate building excellence across the districts throughout 2022. The presentations were made by Anna Thompson, Local Authority Building Control’s (LABC) Head of Engagement and Councillor Hilary Bastone the current Chair of the DBCP Joint Committee

The projects were judged on a range of criteria including compliance with the Building Regulations, Accessibility and inclusive environment, Sustainability & energy conservation and Customer satisfaction.

Nigel Hunt, Head of The Devon Building Control Partnership said “These awards have highlighted, yet again, the exceptional quality of construction projects being undertaken within our districts. It is also testament to the excellent customer focussed approach the DBCP has with clients which ensures such high standards of construction”

The projects that have been successful are also eligible for entry to the Regional LABC Building Excellence Awards to be judged later this year where, if successful, could be a finalist at the highly prestigious National Awards to be held in London.

The winners are as follows:-

Best Public or Community Building 

Warren Grove Community Centre - Gold.  Client: Mr Barry Evans, Builder: John German, Architect: Grainge Architects 

Best Residential Barn Conversion

Torrings Farm, Ashford - Silver.  Client: Mr Ben Wills, Builder: Hamish Maclachlan

The Linhay, Marldon - Silver.  Client: Mr S Porter

Blackwood Barn, Bickington - Silver.  Client: Mr and Mrs Burchett, Builder: Waterhead Projects, Architect: Jae Cotterell

Dorsley Grange, Harberton - Gold.  Client: Mr T Massey, Architect: Van Ellen Sheryn 

Best Residential Conversion to a Single New Home

The Downs, Bovey Tracey - Gold.  Client: Mr C Hughes, Builder: Ward and Masters, Architect: Woodford Architecture

Best Residential Conversion or Alteration to an Existing Home

42 Ferndale Road, Teignmouth - Silver.  Client: Mrs Sinclair-Day, Builder: Clemence Roofing

1 Flavel Place, Dartmouth - Gold.  Client: Mr George Treves, Builder: Andrew Watson

Best Residential Extension

Higher Churchtown Farm, Peter Tavy - Silver.  Client: Mr and Mrs Brown, Builder: NSD Construction, Architect: Rogers and Jones

Robins Park, Higher Batson - Silver.  Client: Mr Charles Willis

Herons Flight, Dittisham - Silver.  Client: Mr and Mrs Darby, Builder: Paul Humphries, Architect: BBH Architects

Rowden House, Bishopsteignton - Gold.  Client: Mr and Mrs Skilton, Builder: Pearce and Clatworthy

Best Individual New Home

Netherwood, Salcombe - Silver.  Client: Mr and Mrs Warburton, Builder: Cruse and Bridgeman, Architect: Harrison Sutton Partnership

Goodrest Farm, Halwell - Silver.  Client: Mr J Burgess, Builder: Dave Hill Construction, Architect: New Space Architects

Tides House, Strete - Silver.  Client: Mr and Mrs Hutton, Builder: S Tozer Construction, Architect: BBH Architects

Topwood, Salcombe - Silver.  Client: Mr Vischer and Dame Cox, Builder: Swift Construction Management, Architect: Derry Owen Architects

Plantation House, Salcombe - Silver.  Client: Mr Tim Downs, Builder, Cruse and Bridgeman, Architects: BBH Architects

Kaimana, Bigbury on Sea - Silver.  Client: Mr P Hilsley, Builder: Goulden and Sons, Architect: David Glassock Architect

Goodshelter Bay, East Portlemouth - Silver.  Client: Mr D Fuller, Builder: Robert Luscombe General Builder, Architect: Harrison Sutton Partnership

Manor Orchard, Abbotskerswell - Silver.  Client: Mr M Adderley, Builder: Heathcot Homes Ltd, Architect: ARB Architecture

52 Above Town, Dartmouth - Gold (SHDC).  Client: Mr J Frost, Builder: Paul Rowden Construction, Architect: Harrison Sutton Partnership

Thorns, Maidencombe - Gold (TDC).  Client: Mr and Mrs Willings, Builder: Goulden and Sons, Architect: Van Ellen Sheryn

Wallace Lodge, Crapstone - Gold (WDBC).  Client: RB Construction (SW) Ltd, Architect: Paul Farnham

Best Small Housing Development

Hatherley and Allgood, Shaldon - Silver.  Client: Mr C and Mr J Mole

Oronsay and Merula, Tavistock - Gold.  Client: Breckland Development Ltd, Architect: Rogers and Jones Architects

Best Medium Housing Development

Court Terrace and The Lodge, Hillfield - Silver.  Client: Yellow Bridge Developments, Architect: BBH Architects

Chapel Cross, St Ann's Chapel - Gold.  Client: Hembury Homes Ltd, Architect: GJR Architects

Best High Volume Housing Development

Clover Park and Russett Way, Brixton - Silver.  Client: Adpad, Architect: GJR Architects

Grand Banks, Teignmouth - Gold.  Client: Darnley Developments

Special Recognition Awards

Martyn Harris - Site Manager, Coyde Construction

Benn Camm - Site Manager, Hembury Homes

Best Partnership with Local Authority Team

New Space Architecture