More national recognition for local contractor

Posted by Robert Norman on May 19 - 2015
West Stow rear elevation

A family home in West Stow, Bury St Edmunds, has helped us gain yet more national recognition for our work.

We are thrilled to have been shortlisted as one of three finalists in the ‘New Build of the Year’ category at the National Federation of Builders annual awards for the work undertaken on West Stow Lodge. We are up against companies from Tunbridge Wells and Lancashire for the title.

We will find out if we are the winners of one of the most prestigious awards in the construction sector at the ceremony which is taking place in Westminster on 22nd May. Robert Norman Construction is the only East Anglian based company to make the shortlist and so we are flying the flag for our region.

Bob Page, Construction Director at Robert Norman who spearheaded this build said: This is one of the most respected and recognised award schemes in this industry and is a huge boost to have the project make even the shortlist. We’ve provided a very contemporary replacement of a traditional 1970s family house and the finished project is stunning whilst also being very environmentally aware.”

Richard Beresford, Chief Executive of the NFB, commented: “We received so many quality entries this year that the process of creating a shortlist has been tough and involved much deliberation. Our panel of expert adjudicators selected entries from companies that demonstrated exceptional skill and the employment of robust business processes to really stand out from the crowd.”

West Stow Lodge, echoing the form of a traditional Suffolk Hall House, with a central double height hall and two large cross wings, is very highly insulated. It boasts a number of materials including oak, bronze ironmongery polished concrete, complimented by white painted brick and red brick. The house is heated with a ground source heatpump adding further to its green credentials. It was built by Robert Norman Construction working with the professional team at Architects Project Orange and Richard Jackson Intelligent Engineering.



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