A Long Melford company just missed out on a regional building award.
Overcoming strong competition from experienced developers located all over East Anglia, family-run business Maple Building Services successfully made it to the finals of the Local Authority Building Control Awards again this year.
The property service made it to the final of two separate categories this year, best local builder or traditional craftsperson and best individual new home.
“Unfortunately we didn’t win the award on this occasion, but are still very pleased to make it as far as the finals,” said a company spokeswoman.
The final of the LABC Awards took place at King’s College, Cambridge, on June 24.
With more than 500 properties nominated for these prestigious awards, only four properties made it to the final of each category.
The bespoke building that made it to the finals this year was a cedar clad built family home, located in North Norfolk.
The spokesman described it as “an ambitious build, incorporating modern exterior features with practical living space”.
She added: “The use of space and light in the property makes it stylish and unique.”
The company director of Maple Building Services, Darren Howard, said he was elated to reach the final.
They company has had LABC finalists for seven out of the last eight years, previously winning two of the organisation’s awards.
The last award it received was in 2012, when it was named LABC’s consistent builder of quality in 2012.