Maple builds a name for itself in award wins

Maple Building Services. LABC Awards 2015, from left to right: Jim Tulloch, contracts manager, Roy Bareham, contracts manager, Darren Howard, Maple Group managing director, Mike Sansom, LABC president. ANL-160305-162207001
Maple Building Services. LABC Awards 2015, from left to right: Jim Tulloch, contracts manager, Roy Bareham, contracts manager, Darren Howard, Maple Group managing director, Mike Sansom, LABC president. ANL-160305-162207001
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A family-run business with offices in Sudbury, Long Melford and Bury St Edmunds has been shortlisted in the finals of a national award.

Maple Building Services, part of the Maple Group, is a finalist in the Local Authority Building Control (LABC) Awards.

The company will find out if it has been successful in gaining some new awards at the grand final of the LABC Awards being held in Cambridge in July.

A bespoke property that the company built – a cedar-clad family home in north Norfolk – has won the company a shortlisting in two categories of the awards. They are as Best Local Builder or Traditional Craftsperson, and for Best Individual New Home.

The LABC represents all local authority building control teams in England and Wales, and Maple has won awards for its work and services in the competition in previous years.

This year, more than 500 properties were nominated with only four properties making it to the final of each category.

Maple’s Norfolk home was described as an ambitious build and ‘one of its kind’.

Managing director Darren Howard said he was elated that his team were finalists in the awards.

He said: “Since I started the Maple Group over 20 years ago, it has been my ambition to create a company built on a traditional service of quality and trust.

“I am incredibly proud of my team of highly skilled individuals. It’s through their hard work and commitment that we have again, been successful in being put forward for two awards.

“The fact that we have been finalists, and won awards in seven of eight years, is testament to the consistency in the innovative design and outstanding craftsmanship that Maple produces.”

He added: “The future of Maple is very healthy and I am currently adding more branches to the Maple Group.”

The Maple Group consists of four divisions - Building Services, Interior Design, Joinery and Developments.

The growing team offers clients a wide range of services and has a workforce covering all trades, a full architectural design service and a new interior design service.