Design & Build Awards 2023

Design & Build Awards 2023 - Featuring: potiropoulos+partners

BUILD Design & Build 2022 2 BUILD Magazine are proud to announce the return of our annual Design & Build Awards! The Design & Build Awards provide us at BUILD Magazine with an opportunity to celebrate and highlight companies and professionals involved in design & build; from architecture & planning firms, to construction, build and maintenance companies, those who are continually innovating and making impactful moves to be the leaders in their field. This award is judged purely on merit by our inhouse team with all potential winners assessed against multiple relevant criteria, including company performance over a given period of time, expertise within the industry, sector or region, previous accolades won, and client testimonials or recommendations. We strive to recognise the best of the best, and we are proud to showcase this year’s selected firms in our dedicated awards supplement. Congratulations again to all of our winners! Website: www.build-review.com AI Global Media, Ltd. (AI) takes reasonable measures to ensure the quality of the information on this web site. However, AI will not assume any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, correctness or completeness of any information that is available through this web site. If errors are brought to our attention, we will try to correct them. The information available through the website and our partner publications is for your general information and use and is not intended to address any particular finance or investment requirements. In particular, the information does not constitute any form of advice or recommendation by us or any of our partner publications and is not intended to be relied upon by users in making or refraining from making any investment or financial decisions. Appropriate independent advice should be obtained before making any such decision. Any arrangement made between you and any third party named in the site is at your sole risk and responsibility.

Design & Build 2022 BUILD 3 4. Belvoir Nottingham Group: Property is Personal – Tailored Estate and Letting Services 5. Arterial Design: Information Made To Stand Out 6. Pedra Silva Arquitectos: The Ethos behind Aethos Ericeira 7. Potiropoulos+Partners: Innovative and Emotive Architectural Design 8. The Up Studio: Every Design Has a Story to Tell 9. Allegion (UK) Ltd: Best Mechanical Hardware Solutions Firm 2023 - UK 10. James Hardie Building Products: Made To Last 12. Montreaux Group: Homes with Heart, Designed with Distinction 13. Aprilaire: Breathe the Fullness of Life 14. hsbcad: Flexible Offsite Construction Software 16. Lignacite Ltd: Best Sustainable Concrete Blocks and Building Materials 18. ToughBuilt: Engineering the Extraordinary 20. Wellborn Cabinet, Inc: From Log to Cabinet 21. Living Stone Design + Build: Building Happier, Healthier Lives 22. SureSet UK Ltd: Suppliers of Versatile Permeable Resin Bound Paving Since 1997 23. Colinwell Masonry Products Ltd: For Quality, Durable Concrete Masonry Products 24. Eurocell plc: The UK’s Best PVC-U Manufacturer and Recycler Contents

BUILD Design & Build Awards 2023 4 15 Q2 2023 BUILD Property is Personal – Tailored Estate and Letting Services With over 170 high street offices nationwide, Belvoir is an estate and lettings agents that provides professional and knowledgeable services that are tailored to suit the personal needs of the client. Each Belvoir office is owned and managed by local agents, meaning teams are fully immersed in the areas they serve and are equipped with an in-depth understanding of local property markets and populations. With glowing reviews from clients on Google, Belvoir Nottingham Group is proud to have won Best Regional Real Estate Team, East Midlands, in the Design and Build Awards 2023. hether a client is looking to buy or sell a home or invest in property as a landlord, Belvoir is committed to understanding their perspective. The company believes that “Property is Personal”, meaning it understands that everyone’s needs are different. Unlike many of its competitors, Belvoir is not bound by one-size-fits-all corporate policies, which allows it to provide more personal services to its customers. Belvoir is equipped to provide effective assistance with any property, no matter its value. This is supported by the company’s dedicated team of staff, who are all extremely knowledgeable and have been trained to an industry-leading standard. Belvoir’s employees train in their specific fields while working directly with their colleagues, which fosters shared abilities and team building, creating a strong and knowledgeable team. Additionally, staff at each branch are highly familiar with their local property markets, so clients can trust that they will receive the best advice for their situation. To ensure the consistently high standards of its services, Belvoir operates based on three core values: transparency, honesty, and going the extra mile. Firstly, the company ensures that everything it does is fair for all parties. It does not believe in keeping customers in the dark or over-complicating matters by being cryptic. At Belvoir, communication with clients is treated as a priority. The company aims to continuously maintain contact with its landlords, tenants, sellers, and buyers, ensuring that everyone is always in the know. Furthermore, with 24-hour emergency contractors and maintenance teams for its rented properties, clients can expect a hassle-free experience when household issues arise. Secondly, clients can count on Belvoir to provide the best and most honest advice, no matter the situation. Not only does this increase customer retention, but it also helps the company avoid gaining a bad reputation as so many others in the industry have. Lastly, Belvour prides itself on the strong relationships it has built and continues to build with its clients. Many people who W currently use Belvoir’s services have been customers of the company since its very earliest days. This is thanks to the effort the company’s staff put into every interaction with customers and every service it provides. Overall, working to these values has allowed Belvoir to maintain an outstanding quality of service. Utilising expertise and legal backing, the company strives to consistently achieve the best outcomes time and time again. Clients can rely on Belvoir to uphold its values and always keep their best interests at heart. As a result, Belvoir Nottingham Group has won Best Regional Real Estate Team, East Midlands, in the Design and Build Awards 2023. Moving forwards, the company plans to develop its student housing arm and continue to work on various upcoming residential home build development projects. Contact: Lloyd Rumbold Company: Belvoir Nottingham Group Web Address: https://www.belvoir.co.uk/ Feb23324

5 Design & Build Awards 2023 BUILD 14 BUILD Q2 2023 Feb23496 rterial Design is a unique 2D, 3D, and specialist multimedia design company that caters for both indoor and outdoor cultural learning environments. Located in Fitzroy, Melbourne, the consultancy works across all regions in Australia, as well as internationally. Arterial has brought together a group of specialists who have extensive experience in the field of design and project management. Through forming one integrated and holistic design consultancy, Arterial is able to offer a highly specialised team delivering next-level customer experiences, involving a multitude of design services such as 2D graphics, 3D mechanical design, digital interactivity, multimedia design, immersive environments, audio, 3D motion graphics, animation, and museum quality object display systems. The Arterial studio designs and implements wholly immersive and intuitive spaces which bring cutting-edge technology to a visitor’s fingertips. Its team works on a diverse range of projects ranging from small to large-scale exhibitions, and uses multimedia solutions such as animation, VR, and gamification to engage visitors in interpretive interactive design. Additionally, the team has expertise in graphic design and UI/UX, as well as creating 3D mechanical sculptures and other interactive elements. Since the company’s birth 15 years ago, Arterial has been creating many memorable and engaging experiences that take full advantage of cutting-edge immersive design technologies. The firm’s offering is highly sought after for its team’s ability to communicate to specific target audiences with a diverse range of learning abilities, and within large and small scale interactive spaces. They are experienced in delivering cross-cultural A solutions in popular tourist destinations as well as designing and delivering across multiple languages throughout the exhibits. Arterial’s expertise focuses on engaging and educating audiences and enhancing the overall visitor experience to inspire curiosity. The team have a thorough understanding of how visitors absorb and learn in exhibition spaces through experience in numerous globally recognised projects and use this to increase the ‘punch’ of their designs. The success of their work leads to the right visitors becoming motivated, inspired, and connected. Founded by Jan Nowell in 2008, Arterial emphasises the combined effort of the multidisciplinary team who can make the magic happen. This includes a creative director, project managers, specialist industrial designers, senior exhibition designers, graphic designers, specialist media designers, architects, a financial controller, and administrator. Providing a comprehensive understanding of contemporary materials and new technologies, this is leveraged alongside their expertise in fabrication, design, processes, and financial viability. The Arterial team work together as professionals to develop solutions, rather than simply outsourcing, Arterial is able to conjure up some extraordinary ideas – Ideas that have earned them recognition in the Design & Build Awards 2023. We look forward to seeing what 2023 has in store for Arterial and its team, as they continue to bring to life to incredible learning experiences. If you are interested in Arterial’s work, be sure to check their website to find out more. Contact: Jan Nowell Company: Arterial Design Web Address: https://www.arterialdesign.com.au/ Information Made To Stand Out Following Arterial Design (Arterial) being bestowed with the title of Most Visionary Multi-Discipline Design Consultancy 2023 – Australia, we learn more about the visionary work the team continues to produce. Photo Credit: Tania Jovanoic Photo Credit: Anne Stroud

BUILD Design & Build Awards 2023 6 BUILD Q2 2023 Mar23039 ompleted in September of 2022, Aethos Ericeira is a boutique hotel settled on the coast of the beautiful Ericeira. Overlooking the breath-taking beaches that frame the Atlantic Ocean, this stunning hotel plays host to a whole array of guests, each looking to experience a touch of beach relaxation from the comfort of their expertly crafted suites. However, Aethos Ericeira owes its undeniably unique design to PSA, whose team pride themselves on their ability to completely immerse themselves in the involvement of each project. PSA aims to deliver results that exceed excellence, and will do whatever it takes to present perfection in a way that’ll achieve the highest standard possible. This devotion to its craft is shown particularly well in Aethos Ericeira. Though there were constraints going into the project, with PSA looking to restore an abandoned hotel, the team didn’t let this hinder their creative flair, and went on to be grateful for the challenges they faced. PSA had the chance to prove it was worthy of its award-winning title through its seamless marrying of traditional and modern, a technique that had been neglected prior to its involvement with the project. Its location was far too good to refuse, leading to PSA’s overwhelming commitment to seeing that this project was an awe-inspiring success. The team narrowed down the essential aspects that they sought to maintain, such as the traditional arches from the original architecture, and proceeded to develop solutions that would combine their ideas with the original foundations to create something spectacular. Now, Aethos Ericeira is a hotel that boasts stunning views, gorgeous interior design, and holds an overall aesthetic that’s both cohesive and contemporary. Every ounce of Aethos Ericeira shines with an astounding artistic flair, with a theming that perfectly honours its unique position. PSA carefully considered how best to take advantage of the area to produce a project that’s truly special, and has accomplished an unmatched feat in the completion of Aethos Ericeira. Thanks to the team’s innovation and quick thinking, no obstacles were given the chance to emerge during the project. PSA C approached the design from a problem-solving perspective, utilising forward-thinking and intuition to concoct a design that would be aesthetically appealing, all whilst conforming to the environment. The result is a hotel that’s really a cut above the rest, inviting a whole manner of guests from across the globe into its midst to enjoy a luxurious seaside getaway. And none of its intrinsic beauty could’ve been presented without the help of the talented professionals behind PSA. PSA, at its core, is an architectural studio that aims to impress. Regardless of the client, or the difficulties potentially posed by a project, PSA’s diligent team will eagerly accept any opportunity to further hone their creative prowess. This has led to it being heralded as the Most Innovative Contemporary Architecture Studio 2023 – Portugal, and we’re eager to see where its next project takes it. Contact: [email protected] Company: Pedra Silva Arquitectos Web Address: https://www.pedrasilva.com The Ethos behind Aethos Ericeira Based in Lisbon, Portugal, Pedra Silva Arquitectos (PSA) is an architectural studio that’s wholeheartedly committed to providing architectural and interior design to a wide variety of projects. From museums to dental clinics, PSA’s contemporary architectural prowess has revolutionised the meaning of design. With its clientfocused methodology, and a focus on innovation and detail, PSA has consistently succeeded in bringing a new breath of life to every space it’s touched. Today, we look into how PSA applied this genius to its latest project, Aethos Ericeira, to create a conceptually unique hotel that has wowed guests from across the globe.

7 Design & Build Awards 2023 BUILD 9 Q2 2023 BUILD Innovative and Emotive Architectural Design With studios in both Athens and London, Potiropoulos+Partners is an award-winning architectural design practice that creates unique, innovative, and personal designs for a wide range of clients. The firm’s team of highly creative and talented architects provide full design, supervision, and consultation services for projects of all sizes and levels of complexity. As a result of its impressive portfolio, the company has won Most Innovative Architecture Studio, Greece, in the Design and Build Awards 2023. ounded in 1989 by Dimitris Potiropoulos, a highly experienced Greek architect, Potiropoulos+Partners is proud to be one of Greece’s leading architectural firms. The firm works with private clients as well as developers of small- and large-scale projects such as masterplans, resorts, specialised facilities, educational buildings, offices, residential developments, and high-end private residences. In addition to this, the firm has been involved in the renovation and expansion of historical structures such as national cultural heritage monuments. Beginning with inspiration and ideas, Potiropoulos+Partners embarks on a journey with its clients, aiming to bring their personal visions to life. Utilising the fundamental elements of architecture, including scale, proportions, light, and shadow, the firm creates beautiful and unique projects that conjure up positive memories and feelings of comfort. Rather than using a set strategy to approach all projects, Potiropoulos+Partners focuses on incorporating personalised elements and emotions to the space. The firm aspires to serve as an agent of originality for clients and associates by constantly seeking innovative technological solutions that can be put in place to add value to the built environment and improve users’ quality of life. Potiropoulos+Partners does not limit its team to a certain architectural style, instead each project is approached differently to produce buildings and spaces that are highly informed by the client’s needs and desires. Pouring boundless innovation, spatial analysis, and attention to detail into every project, the firm never fails to create a personalised design that is fit to withstand the tests of time and architectural trends. All challenges it faces in the process are treated as valuable and exciting opportunities to create innovative solutions. F Mar23041 On the Potiropoulos+Partners website, those who are curious can find the firm’s stunning portfolio of eye-catching buildings and developments. Each project has distinct characteristics, demonstrating the firm’s broad scope of capabilities. In order to consistently deliver these incredible designs, the firm has curated a team of highly experienced and talented architects over the years. However, in recruitment, Potiropoulos+Partners does not only seek these qualities. Its employees must also possess the knowledge and sensibility necessary to face the many challenges that emerge in the continuously changing world of architecture. As with all architectural firms, Potiropoulos+Partners faces the eternal challenge of maintaining a suitable balance between the built and natural environments. This is especially important now as society moves into a technocentric era. Firms in the industry must respond to this issue with intellectual, sustainable, critical, and sentimental spatial practices. Internally, the Potiropoulos+Partners team are encouraged to think collaboratively to discover solutions to these challenges, which also fosters a continuous flow of ideas for future projects. As a result of its impressive architectural designs, all unique and beautiful in their own way, Potiropoulos+Partners has won Most Innovative Architecture Studio, Greece, in the Design and Build Awards 2023. The firm believes that, in a world where nostalgia is a trend, the future must always be considered. Life is an unfinished project, one that is of great cultural significance. With this in mind, Potiropoulos+Partners looks forward to bringing to life the ideas it has for new projects. Contact: Lilia Papadouraki Email: [email protected] Company: Potiropoulos+Partners Web: https://www.potiropoulos.gr/ Layers Villa – Residence in Palaio Psychiko, Athens, Greece Cascading Terraces – Residential building in Kefalari, Athens, Greece

BUILD Design & Build Awards 2023 8 7 Q2 2023 BUILD Every Design Has a Story to Tell Based in New York, there’s a national architecture studio that aims to break the mould and create designs that’re both contemporary and conceptually inspired. With a vast array of ideas, the team behind The Up Studio have established a mastery of architectural design that’s fashioned to bring joy to people’s lives. We explore how such an intrinsic understanding of what goes into developing the perfect project has earned The Up Studio its title of The Most Innovative Full-Service Design Studio 2023 – New York. quipped with a team of brilliant experts in all things architecture, The Up Studio has a proven proficiency in the realm of architectural design that has yet to be contested within New York. This full-service studio looks to provide only the best of the best to people wanting to improve their lives via their surroundings. The Up Studio offers a client-focused service that is completely customised to the needs of each individual, producing thoughtful design strategies that adhere to a client’s every request. Through employing a multidisciplinary approach that combines inspiration, organisation and innovation, The Up Studio passionately works towards creating unique conceptual designs that’ll act as a foundation for your future project. The team believes that modern architecture should be approachable and accessible for as many people as possible, and aims to eliminate the complications that could partner considering a large-scale project. As a result, The Up Studio dedicates itself to keeping the process simple for clients to understand, all so they can focus on the important parts, whilst the team tackles the more overwhelming pieces of the project. The Up Studio wholeheartedly believes that thoughtful design can enhance people’s lives, all whilst operating in tandem with the environment, and this is effortlessly demonstrated by its two latest projects. Standing as the product of a young family’s desire to appreciate the sights of the sea, The Up Studio constructed the Harbor Hideaway. With its contemporary, custom design that encapsulates the meaning of modernity, the Harbor Hideaway presents The Up Studio’s avid dedication in a way that’s utterly undeniable. The team demonstrates their client-focused mindset through the implementation of a living area on the roof of the home, allowing the family to appreciate the views, without having to sacrifice functionality. It strikes the perfect balance between aesthetic and utility, something that The Up Studio strives to accomplish with every project. The Inside Out Cabana, a poolside living area, is yet another example of the team’s meticulous planning and inspired ideas. With a limited space available to them, the team was challenged with creating an area that not only fits into the small footprint, but does so with a combination of flair and E functionality. The solution was to utilise wall panels to allow for an indoor changing area, whilst keeping the external factors of the build accessible and full of social potential. Its compact but effective design lends itself to the astounding skillsets presented by every member of The Up Studio’s team. It seems there’s no project that The Up Studio wouldn’t be eager to tackle. And with an enthusiasm for the craft, in addition to a love for modern home architecture, The Up Studio has proven again and again that it’s the leading design studio for New York modern homes and northeast architecture. And with such an imaginative team ready to create projects that’ll last a lifetime, it’s clear that the only way is up for this superb design studio. Company: The Up Studio Web Address: http://theupstudio.com/ Mar23444

9 Design & Build Awards 2023 BUILD 25 Q2 2023 BUILD Mar23619 Best Mechanical Hardware Solutions Firm 2023 - UK As a leading supplier of door control solutions, Allegion UK has a long-standing reputation of protecting people and property with its reliable, highly engineered fire door and security hardware. llegion UK specialises in mechanical hardware solutions, supplying global markets with high quality door closers, exit devices, locks and door furniture. Backed by global Allegion, a worldwide team of industry experts with more than 30 brands operating in nearly 120 countries, this company has unremitting success in residential, commercial, healthcare and education environments by supporting customers with the specification, installation and maintenance of fire door hardware and security products. Through constant innovation and carefully considered product design, Allegion has sustained the highest levels of manufacturing across its category-leading product portfolio for over a century. With highly prestigious brands including Brio, Legge and CISA, Allegion supplies and works with a variety of partners throughout the supply chain, delivering reliable door hardware products and providing safe and functional building environments, no matter the project at hand. Amongst its leading door hardware lines is Briton, a brand synonymous with trusted, high-quality door closers and exit hardware. Briton’s extensive range of fire door hardware is designed to stand the test of time and includes the renowned 2003 and 2003V overhead door closers, tested to EN 1154 and compliant to UKCA CE and Certifire accreditation. With an enviable reputation for reliable performance, Briton door hardware meets the necessary fire safety standards, helping decision makers to remain compliant through application. To further raise standards and help customers with product specification, Briton has recently launched a set of best practice guides, designed to provide essential and accessible information on hardware specification, installation and maintenance in commercial, education and healthcare environments – all while raising awareness on key fire safety themes throughout. In addition, Allegion UK helps to advocate for higher standards in the industry, working closely with reputable bodies such as the GAI, BWF and DHF. At the core of Allegion’s success is its team of more than 12,000 dedicated employees worldwide, each offering trusted knowledge and experience in door hardware products and fire safety and security within building environments. The correct specification, installation and maintenance of fire doors and their hardware is paramount to the safety of buildings and their occupants, and more than ever, it’s crucial to raise awareness and education on what is a core subject for all. Allegion’s team remains committed in offering expert advice, helping decision makers navigate their way through the toughest A of fire safety and security challenges - guiding customers to the most appropriate solutions for their buildings, based on performance, certification, aesthetics and budget. Upon identifying many of all problems associated with door closers is due to incorrect installation, Allegion UK launched its resourceful Accufit System, designed to address the problems associated with installation by providing customers with a unique low-tac self-adhesive template, helping users to fit hardware quickly and accurately the first-time round. Today, the impact of sustainable practice is also of significance to all stakeholders and is a key consideration for decision makers across the built environment. Allegion is committed to offering environmentally friendly products that support global sustainability efforts. Allegion UK actively participates in the Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) programme, providing customers with full transparency for all its products that have certified EPD documentation. Furthermore, Allegion UK is proactively working towards 100% sustainable packaging across all of its product ranges and remains focused on improving product lifecycles by enhancing the durability of hardware. In doing so, the need for repeat manufacturing is lowered and fewer natural resources are consumed, and by pairing this with internal recycling and reuse initiatives, Allegion UK is further minimising its impact on the environment as a manufacturer. Following continued excellence in door hardware manufacturing and a deep-rooted reputation for raising fire door safety awareness, Allegion UK has deservedly been awarded the title of Best Mechanical Hardware Solutions Firm 2023. Company: Allegion (UK) Ltd Web Address: www.allegion.co.uk

BUILD Design & Build Awards 2023 10 BUILD Q2 2023 12 Made To Last James Hardie Building Products (James Hardie) produces and sells high performance fibre cement and fibre gypsum building solutions. It offers a wide range of products for all home styles and empowers building professionals and homeowners to bring to life their dream home with durable materials. In light of the company being named Most Trusted House Sliding & Backer Board Supplier 2023, we take a closer look to find out more.

11 Design & Build Awards 2023 BUILD 13 Q2 2023 BUILD Mar23445 rowing up, we often wonder what our future holds, what our home will look like, and where we will end up settling down. Before you know it, suddenly its closer to reality than ever before and you are buying the land where your dream home will slowly come to life. It is a surreal moment for all of those who experience it, and with many decisions awaiting, the planning process begins. The quality and long-lasting of the products used to create your forever home are not to be chosen lightly. James Hardie Building Products provides only premium quality solutions that offer customers endless possibilities, so it is more likely than not that the design or aesthetic you are looking for is currently waiting in its warehouse. James Hardie focuses on providing its customers with the best of the best, with high quality being the only way to go. James Hardie is an industry leader that believes the home is a sanctuary and a canvas for self-expression. Therefore, it wants to provide its global customer base with quality while also offering plenty of choices to satisfy their wants and needs. James Hardie doesn’t want anyone to miss out on its great products. The extensive list of products that it offers begins with its bestselling product, Hardie Plank Lap Siding. It provides home exteriors with a traditional and timeless look, coming in four different styles, and each available in a variety of colours. Next, it has Hardie Architectural Collection which are panels and trims that are available in unique combinations of modern textures and architectural lines that make it possible to create designs to fit traditional, ultramodern, and in between styles. For those that love cedar shingles, James Hardie has got you covered. It has designed Hardie Shingle Siding which provides its customers with the authentic look but with a more durable G material, thus it is made to resist rotting, curling, warping, and splitting. Hardie Shingle Siding is available in two different styles with a mix of light and dark colours to choose from. The last design for outside walls is the Hardie Panel Vertical Siding which can be used to create vertical lines that look perfect in both modern and farmhouse-style homes. Customers can also combine them with Hardie Plank Lap Siding to add personalised touches to the outside of their home. There are four different designs to choose from and all come in a range of colours to provide customers with plenty of choices. In addition, James Hardie has available Hardie Trim Boards that can be used to emphasise corners, columns, doors, and more. These are perfect for finishing touches, coming in different textures and sizes such as 4/4 rustic, 4/4 smooth, 5/4 rustic, and more. As usual, they are available in many colours, however in this case there are some that have more to choose from than others. Furthermore, it offers Hardie Soffit Panels which reinforce the gap between eaves and exterior walls to protect homes from moisture and pests. These are available in different textures and colours, perfect to create a seamless look – they provide a solution to moisture without affecting the aesthetic of the home. All products are available in a variety of colours, which means that customers are able to find the perfect fit for their dream home. Choosing one can be tricky without physically comparing favourites, which is why James Hardie has samples available. You can order as many as you may need and seeing them in person will help you decide on the one you love most. Meanwhile, James Hardie can also help when it comes to moisture – bathrooms are often a problematic area, but James Hardie’s Backer Board provides a solution. It helps prevent moisture damage in bathrooms and other areas of your home. In addition, the company offers the Hardie Weather Barrier, essentially creating a layer of protection in the exterior of the home to keep away any moisture, no matter where you live. Ultimately, James Hardie’s mission is to provide its customers with solutions that not only look good, but are also long-lasting and reliable. The durability of its products means they are low maintenance, saving its customers money in the long run. James Hardie cares about its customers but it also looks to make a positive impact where it can. It focuses on four key pillars – Environment, Communities, Innovation, and Zero Harm. When it comes to the environment, James Hardie promotes environmental excellence by reducing waste and its use of water and energy. With community, it is committed to adding gender diversity in management positions. On zero harm, it focuses on the safety of people, places, and systems, with its total recordable incident rate (TRIP) being below industry average. Lastly, in terms of innovation, this is embraced by delivering solutions that improve the lives of homeowners. We are delighted to see how James Hardie Building Products care about the environment, its people, the community, and its customers – all while designing high-quality solutions that are available in styles that suit every home style, from historic to modern. Made to last, made for all. Check out their website to find out more. Contact: Joel Wasserman Company: James Hardie Building Products

BUILD Design & Build Awards 2023 12 BUILD Q3 2023 Apr23050 Montreaux creates benchmark developments and tailor-made homes across London and the Southeast. As recently announced winners of Best Landmark Residential Developer 2023 – London, in the BUILD Design & Build Awards, we thought it was a good time to catch up and find out a little more about what it does. ontreaux is a company that acquires land, often brownfield sites, to innovate and adapt it for the better using its entrepreneurial spirit to drive positive change. As a community-minded company, it greatly values bringing moments of joy to fruition within everything it does. It fully considers the environmental impact of its creativity, and aims to ‘always bring better’. As a dynamic young company, who first began creating award-winning developments in 2014, it focuses on looking for better ways to work together to achieve outstanding results. Montreaux lives and breathes its values, offering expertise and commitment to projects, working with precision, and taking ownership of what it does and how it does it. The company values have evolved over the years, which Montreaux puts down to its growing levels of experience, and also a certain degree of introspection brought on by the impact of the recent COVID-19 pandemic. During this challenging time, the team evaluated how everyone worked together, what moments made them most proud, and what made Montreaux stand out from the crowd. They then honed their values to take such aspects into account, and ensure the company culture and commitments delivered on what they felt were the most important facets with a promise to build better for the sake of the future. Montreaux adopted a mantra to ‘Build Back Better™’, which it now proudly declares as its defining USP. The way the company goes about achieving its intentions is to look for opportunities where it can add more value to the locations it buys and builds. As a smaller building company, it recognises it has been gifted the ability to be more boutique in its approach. This translates as consciously looking for sites it believes are good to build on, evaluating the architectural vernacular, assessing the impact of transport connections, being considerate to nature, and endeavouring to design something that is both needed and wanted. Ultimately, it aims to improve the lives of the people who are going to live in its dwellings. Several of Montreaux’ recent developments have exemplified its fine approach. One involved a four-year endeavour to get planning permission for a new community in Southall, designed to provide the full breadth of housing and services required for the community as a whole. This included workspaces, parks, connectivity to transport, retail, cycleways, different levels of housing, and more. Another example is the Urban Picturehouse in Sidcup. This living space is built on the site of a former art deco cinema. Montreaux changed its exterior materials and designed the interior specifications specifically to pay homage to the faded glamour M of the art deco period. This resulted in a building of considerable architectural interest, and of which the local community can be truly proud. An additional site worth mentioning is in Binfield, Berkshire, where Montreaux has used the architectural vernacular of local cottages to create an intimate development of 6 affordable flats and 15 family houses that fit into the landscape and oldgrowth oaks, just as if it has always been there. Whether working on property development in London or the Home Counties, Montreaux operates under the guidance of three sustainability pillars. These are carbon-zero strategy, social awareness, and good governance. Directed by these pillars, it aspires to build homes that will perform well for people both today and in the future. The social and cultural impact of its work colours its decision-making processes, with Montreaux taking the time to evaluate every detail, assess the architectural style and features, and consider how to best use land to create both shared and private spaces. As an in-house multidisciplinary team, it brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to every single project it tackles. This enables it to develop designs that are cohesive, exceptional, developable, and profitable. This both supports its sustainability growth, and sets it apart as a visionary builder of extraordinary homes. We say well done to this outstanding, award-winning company, and its enviable legacy of building places and communities where people want to live. Company: Montreaux Group Web Address: https://www.montreaux.co.uk/ Contact Name: Lisa Maguire Homes with Heart, Designed with Distinction

13 Design & Build Awards 2023 BUILD Q3 2023 BUILD Breathe the Fullness of Life After recovering from the aftermath of an airborne transmission virus, the demand for a way to keep the air within our indoor spaces clean has never been higher. Thankfully, following almost 70 years of improving air quality throughout enclosed areas, AprilAire has managed to seamlessly live up to the title of Best Indoor Air Quality Products 2023. We explore how AprilAire has reformed the way we think about our indoor air quality, and why it’s so important to regulate the air that we breathe. ealth has never been more important, and with it comes the need for clean, breathable air. Through its long line of humidifier, thermostat, dehumidifier, and air purifier products, AprilAire ensures that each customer is able to breathe in the fullness of life. AprilAire is on a mission to make homes healthy, and is at the forefront of spreading awareness about how clean air can drastically improve our day-to-day lives. Despite its ambitions, AprilAire closely adheres to its values whilst pursuing greatness. It places immense importance on the wellbeing of its customers, and has adapted each of its products to be as intuitive as possible. As a result, it promotes an accessibility to clean air, all as part of its mission to transform the air quality of households across the globe. It’s fully focused on making a real difference, and has not once faltered in delivering on the promise of better indoor air quality for families within all types of homes. Though it may seem as though humidifiers and air purifiers are a relatively new concept, AprilAire was the first to create a whole-home humidifier all the way back in 1954. Even back then, it noticed the need for a change in indoor air conditions, and sought out the most innovative and accessible solutions to the problem. Now, it has a wide portfolio of air control devices, each fully interactable and easy to integrate into any indoor space. Fresh air has an array of benefits, and yet we spend most of our time indoors. According to AprilAire’s statistics, we spend an average of 70 years indoors, with 50 of said years reserved for the comfort of our own homes. As a result, reduced air quality can come with a plethora of negative impacts that’ll work away at our lungs over time. AprilAire, however, has taken the time to research all of the positive qualities of clean air, and applied each one to its overarching ethos. In addition to quality products, AprilAire also sets itself apart in a multitude of other ways. From providing the broadest line of IAQ products within the entire industry, to manufacturing its products using only the best components, AprilAire strives for absolute greatness. In fact, it’s so confident that its products are comprised to the highest possible standard, it offers a H Apr23182 5-year warranty with each of its main line of items. This, partnered with the fact that a multitude of its products are rated ‘most efficient’ by Energy Star, makes AprilAire stand out in new and exciting ways. AprilAire is healthy air. It’s invested time and resources into working out the safest, most efficient way to provide high indoor air quality, all whilst ensuring its services are accessible and easy to utilise. Everyone deserves clean air, especially given the rise in pollution and harmful bacteria, so why compromise? We spend so much time indoors, and we should be able to enjoy a consistent quality of air in our most occupied spaces. AprilAire is a no brainer for anybody looking to sample the excellence that derives from the manufacturer of the Best Indoor Air Quality Products 2023. Contact: Brock Thatcher Company: Aprilaire Web Address: https://www.aprilaire.com/

BUILD Design & Build Awards 2023 14 BUILD Q2 2023 16 Mar23485 sbcad is a world leader in providing the software backbone for numerous leading companies in the offsite wood construction industry. It was founded in 1988 as an engineering company before transitioning to software solutions in offsite construction. The company has headquarters in Belgium and extended offices throughout Europe, the Americas, Asia, and Australasia. Its software solutions are designed specifically for the timber frame and wood construction industry, providing architects, engineers, designers, and construction professionals with the tools required to produce high-quality wood structures. With over 500 clients worldwide, hsbcad is part of the offsite construction ecosystem. It works for all types of clients, ranging from specialised companies creating one-off pieces, to small and medium sized businesses, and finally to the big scale industrial players who are pushing the limits of offsite construction. This puts the company in a unique position to be able to oversee the different market segments, and share best practices with all its clients. h With more than 30 years of industry experience, hsbcad is a global software solutions provider for offsite construction. It facilitates computer-aided design (CAD), offsite manufacturing, onsite assembly, and compliance with Building Information Modelling (BIM) as standard. Recognised for offering the best solutions on the market from its readily accessible worldwide business hubs, hsbcad has been named as Best Offsite Construction Software Platform 2023 in the Design & Build Awards. Flexible Offsite Construction Software hsbcad has a number of core values it brings to the table. Innovation is one, typified by the company’s commitment to continuously improving its software solutions to meet the changing needs of the timber construction industry. Another value is excellence, which hsbcad strives for in everything it does, from software quality to customer support. A third value is customer focus. hsbcad puts its customers at the heart of everything it does, listens to their feedback, and works with them closely to develop software solutions meeting their specific needs. The company is committed to promoting sustainable construction practices that limit the environmental impact of the industry. Finally, hsbcad has a core value in partnership, as it values working closely with customers, industry experts, and other stakeholders to drive innovation and improve the industry. hsbcad’s software solutions are highly customisable and can be tailored to meet the requirements of each individual project. Users can create their own custom modules, libraries, and plugins to integrate with the software. Its solutions integrate

15 Design & Build Awards 2023 BUILD Q2 2023 BUILD 17 seamlessly with other design software and BIM tools, allowing for a smooth workflow and enhanced collaboration between teams. Its main software platforms are hsbDesign for Revit® and hsbDesign for AutoCAD®, hsbMake, and hsbShare. These programmes can streamline the design, detail manufacture and assembly process, and improve efficiency by automating repetitive tasks. This results in faster turnaround times, reduced costs, and improved quality. hsbcad’s solutions are flexible, and can be used for a wide range of wood construction projects from small scale residential homes to large commercial buildings. It has advanced 3D modelling capabilities allowing for visualisations of designs in real-time. This feature helps designers to identify any potential issues and make the requisite changes before production begins. This saves both time and money for clients. As a software company serving the timber and construction market, hsbcad is both extremely aware of and committed to sustainability. It always aims to reduce the waste in construction, and minimise the environmental impact of the offsite construction industry. These are commitments aligned with its dedication to innovation, sustainability, and social responsibility. Its approach is rooted in practicalities, with the company developing software solutions that allow offsite residential and non-residential construction companies to optimise their practices. Reducing waste and improving sustainability of operations is always an aim when working with both builders and construction companies. hsbDesign, hsbcad’s innovative base platform for design toolsets such as hsbTimber, hsbStickFrame, hsbRoofElement, and more. A fully flexible solution, it completely does away with unwanted repetitions associated with 2D and 3D design. Using the hsbConsole interface, users can group together common parts so they can share the same configuration, and navigate their model with ease. New levels of clarity, detail, and engagement are possible when it comes to visualising 3D models. Then there is hsbMake, hsbcad’s software solutions optimise production and reduce waste, which can enable a paperless working environment by eliminating the need for printing drawings to be exchanged in the factory. Everything is available on a screen, with this cutting-edge platform providing a complete view of how the factory is running, identifying limitations and potential bottlenecks in the workflow and ensuring production efficiency. Also available with this platform are solutions such as hsbClientCNC, hsbClient Manual, hsbBOMLink, hsbMultiWall, and more. Lastly, hsbShare serves as the base for the hsbLogistics and hsbStacking toolsets, and brings together project data into a digital twin cloud platform, making it accessible from anywhere by any stakeholder. This provides project documents in a paperless offsite experience, allowing the control of all collaborations, whether issue tracking, document sharing, or model viewing. Users have an enhanced visual experience through interactive 3D viewing with capabilities including rotate, zoom, dimension, search, and more. As a result, information flow is optimised and fewer mistakes are made. For more information about each of these eco-friendly and efficiency enhancing solutions, please visit the hsbcad website. Ultimately, there’s no denying how hsbcad is fantastically forward-thinking, with a collaborative mindset now having earned it a prestigious accolade within the Design & Build Awards 2023. This success is befitting of a company that’s breaking boundaries in technology, and bridging the gap from creative ideas to project execution. Company: hsbcad Web Address: www.hsbcad.com “hsbcad’s approach to sustainability is rooted in innovation, with the company developing software solutions that allow offsite residential and non-residential construction companies and builders to optimise their practices, reduce waste, and improve the sustainability of their operations. The company’s software solutions are designed to help customers achieve their sustainability goals while also improving their efficiency, productivity, and profitability.”

BUILD Design & Build Awards 2023 16 BUILD Q3 2023 Best Sustainable Concrete Blocks and Building Materials For over 75 years, Lignacite Ltd. has provided the construction industry with the best high-quality, sustainable concrete blocks, which have been used in several of contemporary Britain’s most iconic buildings. The company works with its suppliers and customers to improve its sustainability performance with the goal of reaching net zero before 2030. For this reason, the company has been named Leading Sustainable Building Material Manufacturer in the Design & Build Awards 2023.

17 Design & Build Awards 2023 BUILD Q3 2023 BUILD Apr23324 n 1947, Lignacite was founded by Sir Edmond de Lotbiniere when he was approached by an inventor with a new mix for concrete containing sand, cement, a pricey admixture, and wood. The addition of wood to a concrete mixture was particularly novel, so Sir Edmund named the company Lignacite, derived from the Latin word for wood, lignum. Today, Lignacite remains a family business, now led by Sir Edmund’s grandson, Giles de Lotbiniere. The company has grown and evolved over the years, creating new products to add to its offerings. Despite this, its overall mission remains the same: to produce the best blocks whilst providing outstanding services, leading the industry through innovation, and improving its environmental performance. Lignacite was the first manufacturer of concrete blocks to use wood in its mixtures and, to its knowledge, it remains the only company to do so. The wood not only locks carbon within the blocks but also makes them light, warm, smooth, and excellent for use in fires. As a family-run business in its fourth generation, the company can offer its customers an unmatched wealth of knowledge and experience. This, along with its high-quality products and services, makes Lignacite a market leader. Its processes are certified by the ISO 9001, the international standard of quality management, allowing it to create blocks that meet the highest of standards. Working collaboratively with architects, Lignacite offers a highly tailored service. If a bespoke block is required, the company can produce one that fits the customer’s exact specifications. It also offers flexibility when it comes to deliveries, catering to even the most difficult locations. Through this, it fosters complete customer satisfaction. With its high-quality, innovative products, Lignacite is proud to have made a significant contribution to British architecture and the construction industry. The company’s extensive portfolio includes iconic buildings such as the crystalline structure of The Shard, Western Europe’s tallest building, which scales 310 metres in height. Its four basement levels were built with 140,000 Lignacite blocks. Impressively, Lignacite’s blocks were also used to construct the 50-metre concrete core that supports 22 Bishopsgate, a 278-metre smart building that provides 150,000 square feet of shared spaces to companies in numerous sectors. From the very beginning, Lignacite has been committed to sustainability. Since its establishment, its blocks have been made using recycled and secondary aggregates. Its use of wood, alongside ash and recycled sand, has positioned it as a leading manufacturer of concrete blocks that are both highquality and sustainable. Lignacite is proud of its dedication to the environment. The company aims to reach net zero by 2030, which is 20 years before the government deadline. To achieve this, it has implemented robust procedures to monitor, measure, and improve its environmental performance. For example, Lignacite responsibly sources its raw materials, which have been independently verified as meeting the I Building Research Establishment (BRE) Framework Standard for the Responsible Sourcing of Construction Products. This means that the social, economic, and environmental impacts across its whole supply chain have been thoroughly checked. In addition to this, Lignacite’s sites and production processes are governed by its continually improving environmental management systems, which are certified to the international standard. Furthermore, Lignacite has worked to optimise its energy usage and has recently obtained ISO 5001 for energy management, meaning that it now has a formal review system in place. The company has also invested in the construction of a new factory at its base in Suffolk, into which it has built new energy-saving features, including low-energy lighting and energy efficient motors. With vehicles having a major impact on the environment, Lignacite has also worked to improve the fuel efficiency and emissions of its transport fleet. Impressively, it was awarded a FORS Gold certificate in recognition of the work it has done to maintain and improve the safety, efficiency, and green credentials of its fleet. Gold status is only awarded to exceptional operators, so the company is particularly proud of its achievements in this area. Lignacite has also switched its on-site vehicles to Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO), reducing their emissions by 90%. It is expected that this will reduce its carbon footprint by 440 tonnes yearly. In the year ahead, Lignacite is primarily focused on enhancing its sustainability credentials further, boosting the sustainability of its products by investigating new mix designs, and carrying out regular monitoring to improve its energy usage. Furthermore, the company is anticipating the opening of its new state-of-the-art factory, which will improve the speed and efficiency of its production processes whilst reducing its energy consumption and waste. By investing in sustainable infrastructure, Lignacite hopes to set an example for other companies in the industry to follow. As a result of its commitment to its customers, product quality, and sustainability, Lignacite Ltd. has been awarded Leading Sustainable Building Material Manufacturer, Suffolk, in the Design & Build Awards 2023. We congratulate the company on this impressive achievement and look forward to seeing how it continues to drive sustainability whilst providing excellent products and services in the coming years. Contact: Tom Tawell Company: Lignacite Ltd Web Address: lignacite.co.uk Q3 2023 BUILD n 1947, Lignacite was founded by Sir Edmond de Lotbiniere when he was approached by an inventor with a new mix for concrete containing sand, cement, a pricey admixture, and wood. The addition of wood to a concrete mixture was particularly novel, so Sir Edmund named the company Lignacite, derived from the Latin word for wood, lignum. Today, Lignacite remains a family business, now led by Sir Edmund’s grandson, Giles de Lotbiniere. The company has grown and evolved over the years, creating new products to add to its offerings. Despite this, its overall mission remains the same: to produce the best blocks whilst providing outstanding services, leading the industry through innovation, and improving its environmental performance. Lignacite was the first manufacturer of concrete blocks to use wood in its mixtures and, to its knowledge, it remains the only company to do so. The wood not only locks carbon within the blocks but also makes them light, warm, smooth, and excellent for use in fires. As a family-run business in its fourth generation, the company can offer its customers an unmatched wealth of knowledge and experience. This, along with its high-quality products and services, makes Lignacite a market leader. Its processes are certified by the ISO 9001, the international standard of quality management, allowing it to create blocks that meet the highest of standards. Working collaboratively with architects, Lignacite offers a highly tailored service. If a bespoke block is required, the company can produce one that fits the customer’s exact specifications. It also offers flexibility when it comes to deliveries, catering to even the most difficult locations. Through this, it fosters complete customer satisfaction. With its high-quality, innovative products, Lignacite is proud to have made a significant contribution to British architecture and the construction industry. The company’s extensive portfolio includes iconic buildings such as the crystalline structure of The Shard, Western Europe’s tallest building, which scales 310 metres in height. Its four basement levels were built with 140,000 Lignacite blocks. Impressively, Lignacite’s blocks were also used to construct the 50-metre concrete core that supports 22 Bishopsgate, a 278-metre smart building that provides 150,000 square feet of shared spaces to companies in numerous sectors. From the very beginning, Lignacite has been committed to sustainability. Since its establishment, its blocks have been made using recycled and secondary aggregates. Its use of wood, alongside ash and recycled sand, has positioned it as a leading manufacturer of concrete blocks that are both highquality and sustainable. Lignacite is proud of its dedication to the environment. The company aims to reach net zero by 2030, which is 20 years before the government deadline. To achieve this, it has implemented robust procedures to monitor, measure, and improve its environmental performance. For example, Lignacite responsibly sources its raw materials, which have been independently verified as meeting the I Building Research Establishment (BRE) Framework Standard for the Responsible Sourcing of Construction Products. This means that the social, economic, and environmental impacts across its whole supply chain have been thoroughly checked. In addition to this, Lignacite’s sites and production processes are governed by its continually improving environmental management systems, which are certified to the international standard. Furthermore, Lignacite has worked to optimise its energy usage and has recently obtained ISO 5001 for energy management, meaning that it now has a formal review system in place. The company has also invested in the construction of a new factory at its base in Suffolk, into which it has built new energy-saving features, including low-energy lighting and energy efficient motors. With vehicles having a major impact on the environment, Lignacite has also worked to improve the fuel efficiency and emissions of its transport fleet. Impressively, it was awarded a FORS Gold certificate in recognition of the work it has done to maintain and improve the safety, efficiency, and green credentials of its fleet. Gold status is only awarded to exceptional operators, so the company is particularly proud of its achievements in this area. Lignacite has also switched its on-site vehicles to Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO), reducing their emissions by 90%. It is expected that this will reduce its carbon footprint by 440 tonnes yearly. In the year ahead, Lignacite is primarily focused on enhancing its sustainability credentials further, boosting the sustainability of its products by investigating new mix designs, and carrying out regular monitoring to improve its energy usage. Furthermore, the company is anticipating the opening of its new state-of-the-art factory, which will improve the speed and efficiency of its production processes whilst reducing its energy consumption and waste. By investing in sustainable infrastructure, Lignacite hopes to set an example for other companies in the industry to follow. As a result of its commitment to its customers, product quality, and sustainability, Lignacite Ltd. has been awarded Leading Sustainable Building Material Manufacturer, Suffolk, in the Design & Build Awards 2023. We congratulate the company on this impressive achievement and look forward to seeing how it continues to drive sustainability whilst providing excellent products and services in the coming years. Contact: Tom Tawell Company: Lignacite Ltd Web Address: lignacite.co.uk

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