Seal of excellence for specialist builder

Simon King who has won the NHBC Seal of Excellence.
Simon King who has won the NHBC Seal of Excellence.
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Site manager Simon King has won a top national award for the quality of homes built by his company.

Mr King, who runs S E King Building Contractors, of Long Sutton, has won his first NHBC Pride in the Job Awards 2015 Seal of Excellence.

The Garnsgate site.

The Garnsgate site.

The award is for achieving a high standard of finishing to the homes built on the firm’s Garnsgate site in Long Sutton.

He said: “It is a great honour - these awards are really the Oscars of the house building industry. We were up against some multi-national companies so this is a tremendous achievement.”

Mr King, whose brother Jeremy has helped maintain the high standards of workmanship, said the award had been won for the high quality of finish to brickwork and the internal fittings.

The firm specialises in building individually designed homes.

Richard Hartshorn, NHBC regional director, said: “Simon is building homes of a very high standard, and is worthy of a Seal of Excellence. I have visited hundreds of sites, and to reach this level of the competition means without question you have to be the elite of this industry.

“At NHBC we believe recognising the workmanship of the best site managers plays an important role in bringing high quality homes to consumers, creating homes we are proud to live in.”