Skylark Meadow scoops prestigious construction award

By Nick Batten on 9 August, 2021

Skylark Meadow,  a Newland Homes development on the High Street in Broad Blunsdon, has won an award for high standards of construction and site management at the LABC Warranty awards – The Bricks.

The site was awarded ‘The Bricks Site Recognition Award,’ a monthly accolade that recognises the high standards of workmanship and overall management of the site, including health and safety matters.

LABC Warranty is one of the largest providers of structural warranties in the UK. Working in partnership with Local Authority Building Control (LABC), its combined team of more than 3,700 surveyors work with housebuilders, contractors and housing associations. Sites are scored by LABC Warranty risk management surveyors during their inspection visits, which take place regularly through construction.  Sites that consistently score highly receive a much-coveted Bricks Site Recognition Award.

Ian Hughes, Associate Construction Director at Newland Homes said, “Receiving a Bricks Site Recognition Award is a significant achievement and recognises the hard work of our site manager Ollie Bird and the whole team at Newland Homes.  Awards like this really are the sum total of everyone’s input, and this high praise and recognition from an independent body provides reassurance of the exceptional build quality of all our homes.”

Sarah Sheppard, Technical Director at LABC Warranty, said, “It takes skill, commitment and a dedication to the quality of construction for a site to receive The Bricks Site Recognition Award. Nothing pleases my team and I more than to see developments meet and maintain such high standards.”

Skylark Meadow consists of 37 three, four and five-bedroom homes, reflecting the unique character of Broad Blunsdon on the edge of the Cotswolds.  It boasts an abundance of facilities and a location close to areas of stunning natural beauty. The village was shortlisted for ‘Wiltshire’s Best Kept Village’ competition this year – the winners of which were announced earlier this month.

Jayne Palmer, Senior Sales Consultant for Newland Homes, said, “Skylark Meadow is a very different design aesthetic to Broad Blunsdon Heights, as we believe that each handpicked location warrants its own palette of materials and finishes.  Skylark Meadow is designed to reflect the character of its surroundings, so you’ll see glorious golden-coloured stone and architecture synonymous with the Cotswolds, plus beautiful brickwork, stone and render detailing. 

Jayne continued, “Don’t be fooled by the classic design though; these houses exceed Building Regulation requirements, having significantly enhanced renewable power with solar PV panels to detached homes.  Homes are also wired with provision for an electric car charging point.”

As home working looks to become a more permanent fixture in our lives, a good broadband connection is imperative, and Skylark Meadow also boasts pre-installed superfast fibre broadband.

Newland Homes held a Four Bedroom Home Open Weekend on the 7th and 8th August at Skylark Meadow and Stones Farm.  A brand new, four-bedroom Hampton view home was unveiled at Skylark Meadow and there’s a substantial £10,000 discount and flooring included on selected plots across the two developments.  Visit Newland Homes’ social media pages to claim the discount (terms and conditions apply).

Prices currently start at £375,000 for a three-bedroom detached home.  Appointments are available daily from 11am to 5pm at Skylark Meadow. 

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Pictured above: The Newland Homes team at Skylark Meadow receiving The Bricks Site Recognition Award from LABC Warranty