Devon Builder Wins NHBC Award
12 Aug 2013

Linden Homes’ project manager, Rob Baker, has won a sought after NHBC (National Housebuilding Council) Pride in the Job Quality Award for his constant strive towards excellence at Milbury Reach in Exminster.

Milbury Reach is a family development of new homes on the outskirts of Exeter. Since it launched in July 2012, 65 properties have been delivered for the Exminster development.

Commenting on his award, Rob said: “Milbury Reach has proved very popular and we have people waiting for homes to come onto the market, so I’ve been determined that while the homes will be completed on time, they will also be built to a very high standard.

“For me, it comes down to organisation – I need a plan and everything has to be tidy. It’s been a challenge working on such a large, busy site but I’ve relished it and I’m thrilled to have won the NHBC Award.”

Nigel Palmer, managing director of Linden Homes said: “I am delighted that Rob has been recognised with a prestigious NHBC award; his site is always immaculate and he is well organised with a keen eye for detail.

“The Pride in the Job Awards are a good indicator of quality and excellence in the housebuilding industry and Rob’s achievement proves he manages every area of his site to an exceptional level – we wish him all the best in the next round.”

Linden Homes South West’s Jerry Dawkins, site manager at the company’s Royal Barham House development in Truro was also honoured with a NHBC Pride in the Job Quality Award.

Of the 13,000 UK site managers registered with the NHBC, just 430 site managers were presented with Quality Awards. They now go on to be judged in the second round stages of the competition and the regional award winners will be announced on 13th September at a ceremony in Bournemouth.

Pride in the Job is the housebuilding industry's most prestigious awards programme. Running for 32 years, Pride in the Job continues to recognise the UK's best site managers.

Linden Homes is currently building homes in Exeter, Exminster, Okehampton, Westward Ho!, East Ogwell, Stoke Gabriel, Goodrington, Plymouth, Liskeard, Duporth, Grampound, Truro, Wadebridge and Camborne.


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