• 27 July 2021
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Tolent is celebrating after two of its North East sites have been named among a shortlist of sites in England and Wales to win an award for high standards of construction and site management.

The housing sites in County Durham and South Tyneside have been awarded The Bricks Site Recognition Award by LABC Warranty, for standards of workmanship and overall management of the sites, including health and safety matters and general tidiness.

The Bricks Site Recognition Award winners are chosen every month and are then further shortlisted at the end of the year, where only the best of those sites will be rewarded with The Bricks annual award trophy, one of the construction industry’s most prestigious awards given to outstanding sites.

Chris Price, regional director from Tolent, said: “We’re delighted to receive The Bricks Site Recognition Award from LABC Warranty. I’m especially pleased for our staff working on the site as this reward is a recognition of their hard work, professionalism and expertise.”

The sites include the contractor’s first project for Tolent Homes, an exclusive development of 100 three, four and five-bed homes in Sedgefield and the Langdale Grange project for Centaurea Homes in Jarrow which is delivering 62 new homes for sale.

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 house builders, contractors and housing associations.

Sarah Sheppard, Technical Director at LABC Warranty, said: “It takes skill, commitment and a dedication to 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.”

Sites are scored by LABC Warranty risk management surveyors during their inspection visits, which take place regularly through construction.

Those sites that score consistently high for general co-operation with inspectors, health and safety, site tidiness, standard of site management standard of workmanship are nominated for a Site Recognition Award.

For more information about the awards, visit: www.labcwarranty.co.uk/awards