TWO Cardigan builders have won top awards from Ceredigion County Council for their commitment to quality construction within the area.

Huw Phillips, of Cartrefi Deri Homes Ltd, in Cardigan, won recognition for the best individual home for a house he built at Hafod y Mor, Tresaith, while the town’s Ian Davies won the award in the best local craftsman category.

To gain recognition, each project had to demonstrate high quality workmanship, close liaison with the developer and the building control surveyor in relation to the site inspection process, and compliance with the building regulations, together with overall customer satisfaction.

There was also an award for Willmott Dixon Construction Ltd, Cardiff, for the best educational building, at Ysgol Bro Teifi, Llandysul.

Alan Davies, development manager at Ceredigion County Council, said: “Building regulations now play a bigger part in people’s lives than ever before, with energy conservation and sustainability topping the list.

“The builders and developers nominated this year are commended for their commitment to quality construction throughout the county.

“Ensuring that buildings are constructed in accordance with statutory requirements, together with various testing regimes that have to be carried out on completed buildings, requires a very high degree of quality workmanship. This ensures that buildings meet our commitment to sustainability and the reduction of carbon emissions.”

The winners from Ceredigion went forward to the South Wales Local Authority Building Control ‘Building Excellence Awards’ hosted by television and radio personality Mr Roy Noble OBE. The event was attended by more than 400 construction professionals from throughout South Wales.

Mr Phillips’ success continued there as he was presented with the winners’ accolade for best new dwelling while Mr Davies was presented with a highly commended certificate.

The next step will be on the national level later in the year, where the winners of the All Wales event will be presented in Cardiff.