DBCP Building Excellence Awards 2024

Devon Building Control Building Local Awards 2024

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 Thursday 18 April at Newton Abbot Racecourse where over a hundred and twenty Clients including Architects, builders and developers gathered to celebrate building excellence across the districts throughout 2023. The presentations were made by Anna Thompson, Local Authority Building Control’s (LABC) Head of Engagement. 

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 Barn Conversion

The Shippon and Tenement Barns, Bondleigh – Silver.  Client: Mr N Hill, Builder: Ben lake, Architect: Building Conservation Services

Lower Walreddon Barn, Whitchurch – Silver.  Client: Mr Andrew Hill, Builder: S H Construction, Architect: Vessel Architecture

Downton Barton, Dittisham – Silver. Client: Mr Jeremy Smart, Builder: A S Construction

Ritson Farm, Halwell – Gold.  Client/Builder: Dartmouth Building Co


Best Commercial Development

Darthaven Marina, Kingswear – Silver.  Client: Darthaven Marina Ltd, Builder: Devon Timber Designs, Architect: Gillespie Yunnie Architects

Noss on Dart Marina, Kingswear – Gold.  Client: Premier Marinas, Builder: Devon Contractors Ltd, Architect: Harrison Sutton Partnership


Best Commercial Development with Accommodation

Moorland Garden Nursing Home, Yelverton – Silver.  Client: Moorland Garden Ltd, Builder: Walton Development and Construction, Architect: Pinnacle Architectural Design and Project Management Ltd

Tides Reach Hotel, Salcombe – Gold.  Client: Mr Drew Writmore, Builder: We are Ease Ltd, Architect: Kay Elliott Architects


Best New Dwelling

The Quay, Dartmouth – Silver.  Client/Builder: Nick Haworth Developments

The Wheelhouse, Dartmouth – Silver.  Client: Mr Gribbin and Mrs Barwell, Builder: TJD Construction Ltd, Architect: BBH Chartered Architects Ltd

Reservoir House, Kinsgwear – Silver. Client: Mr Simon Phillips, Builder: Churston Builders, Architects: RGS Architectural Design Consultants Ltd

Birch House, Churchstow – Silver. Client/Builder: Wood and Stone Carpentry and Building Ltd, Architect: Andrew Lethbridge Ltd

The Paddock, Modbury – Silver. Client: Rachael Wix, Builder: Mr Builder Co SW Ltd, Architect: Nest Design

Kiln Lyon, Dittisham – Silver. Client: Mr and Mrs Crowter, Builder: ELT Building Contractor Ltd

Jawbones, Dartmouth – Gold (SHDC). Client: Mr David West, Builder: Langman Builders and Building Contractors, Architects: Hendrikson Architects

17 Horse Lane, Shaldon – Gold (TDC). Client/Builder: Wyse Homes, Architects Ortus Architects and Paul Crier Architecture

Higher Chub Tor , Yelverton – Silver.  Client: Mr and Mrs Groom, Builders: Jonathan Case Builders and Contractors, Architect: Nicholas Dean Practice

Turners View, Milton Combe – Gold (WD).  Client: Mr and Mrs Houndsworth, Builder: Bob Mitchell, Advisor: Mark Watson


Best New Housing – Small Development

1-3 Hantona Close, Highampton – Silver. Client/Builder: DB Building (Holsworthy) Ltd, Architect: GW Architects Ltd

Spreyton Barton, Spreyton – Gold (WD).  Client Mr and Mrs Newstead, Architect: New Space Architecture

The Cove and Rooksnest – Silver. Client: Mr R Jeffery, Builder: Hand Breaks Ltd

Limebury and Stone Court, Salcombe – Gold (SH).  Client: Ian Davis, Builder: Lilburn & Elliott Construction Ltd, Architect: Stopher Design


Best New Housing – Medium Development

2-22 Woodsfield, Lewdown – Silver. Client/Builder: Stevenson Homes, Architect: Studio Winter

Devonia Court, Yelverton – Gold (WD).  Client/Builder: Hembury Homes

1 – 17 Brook Lane Cottages, Widecombe in the Moor – Gold (TDC).  Client/Builder: Coyde Construction, Architect KD Crellen Partnership


Best New Housing – Large Development

Brimhay Gardens, Dartington – Gold (SH).  Client: South Devon Rural Housing Association Ltd, Builder: Coyde Construction, Architect Nexus Red Ltd

Longstone Cross, Ashburton – Gold (TDC).  Client/Builder: Coyde Construction, Architects: Highway Field Associates

Bellacouch Meadow, Chagford – Gold (WD).  Client/Builder: CG Fry & Son Ltd


Best Residential Conversion or Alteration to an Existing Home

Trebyher, Lamerton – Silver.  Client: Mr and Mrs Hyde, Builders: John Bramble Property Services and Adam Smith Electrical

West Soar House, Marlborough – Builder: Anthony Marshall


Best Residential Extension

Torleigh, Tavistock – Silver. Client: Mr and Mrs Costa, Builders: Ward and Masters Ltd, Architect: Rogers and Jones Architects

Hillside, Littlehempston – Silver.  Client: Mr Greg O’Brien, Builder: Cedar Construction SW Ltd, Architect: Van Ellen Sheryn

Vicarage Bench, Ashburton – Gold. Client Ms L Knight, Builder: Liam Carnell


Best Renovation

The Mill Wheel, Plympton – Silver.  Client/Developer: Leo & Taurus Developments, Builder: Andrew Watson Kitchens and Carpentry

Wood View, Lifton – Gold.  Client: Mr P Wood, Builder: Smh Construction SW Ltd, Architect: Stephen Hopgood


Best Garage Conversion

Camelia House, Strete – Gold.  Client: Mrs D Brien, Builder: Creative Garage Conversions SW Ltd