SHINING examples of excellence in building design and construction across North Kesteven are being put forward for regional awards.
Building on the presentation of North Kesteven District Council's own Building Control Awards, six projects will now compete in the regional LABC awards, which honour designers, developers and builders involved in schemes considered to be worthy of recognition.
This was the first year that multiple awards were given by the NK Building Control Unit in recognition of unusual design, innovative ideas, sustainability, high standards or the overall quality of a building project completed in 2012.
The awards given included Best Social Housing Scheme - given to the architect and builder on High Dyke, Navenby - a cluster of 18 houses and six apartments; and Best Small Housing Development - given to the architect and builder for four executive homes built on land behind The Royal Oak, Scopwick.
The awards were presented by Councillor Richard Wright, Executive Board Member with responsibility for Building Control, energy efficiency and health and safety.
He said: "One of the things we are really proud of in our district is the quality of the design and construction of new buildings and conversions. Although times have been hard, the standards employed in some of the building work that has gone on in that time has been fantastic and that is much appreciated by everyone in the district."
The unit is already looking out for examples of good practice to put forward for awards in 2013.
Only those schemes which have chosen to use the local authority's building control services are eligible for the LABC regional awards.
By using the authority's services, clients can also be assured of extensive technical expertise, local knowledge and quick response times, value for money, prompt and efficient service, and a comprehensive package of related advice.