Home Builder Awards 2023

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BUILD Home Builder Awards 2023 2 ABOUT THE HOME BUILDER AWARDS 2023 BUILD is happy to announce the Home Builder Awards are returning for the seventh consecutive year! The Home Builder Awards are a fundamental awards programme for BUILD which year on year highlights the best of the best within the home building industry aiming to display the standout firms that excel in their respective industries. The Home Builder Awards focus on those within the architecture, construction, and property development sectors. However, the awards are open to all those who deserve recognition for their contributions to the home building industry. It has been a tough couple of years for this sector with experts predicting further challenges to arise. However, this does not mean we should not celebrate the individuals and firms who have shined through their ambitious projects and work efforts. Why not congratulate those who deserve to be recognised for their hard work? This is where the 2023 Home Builder Awards come into play. This awards programme is an amazing opportunity to display the successes this industry has experienced. We at BUILD understand the construction and architecture industries can be significantly impacted by external factors. Whether this is climate change, war, or the economy, the construction sector experiences these challenges arguably harder than other industries. Nevertheless, this sector is resilient, willing to change and adapt to face any difficulties head-on. This is a sector that understands how much dedication is needed to triumph. Sofi Parry, Senior Editor 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.

Home Builder Awards 2023 BUILD 3 Contents 4. Abbeymill Homes: Home Builder of the Year 2023 - Buckinghamshire 6. VigilAir Heating and Cooling: Most Trusted Family-Owned Heating & Cooling Installation Specialists - California 8. Les Companions: Most Innovative Painting Robotics Company - Europe 10. Build With Confidence Construction Ltd: Best New Builder Developer 2023 – South London 12. South East Water: Excellence Award for Domestic Water Supply & Connection Services - UK 14. Manuel Zacher Tiling: Bathroom & Interior Specialists of the Year 2023 - Germany 16. Noble Knights Construction Services Inc.: Best Full-Service Construction Solutions Provider - Tennessee 18. Icomfort Heating: Leading Specialists in HVAC Solutions - Southern California 20. Plante Homes: Best Custom Home Builder 2023 - Vancouver Island & BUILD Client Service Excellence Award 2023 22. LG Contracting: Best Family-Owned Full Service Construction Contractor - Dallas 24. ERS Construction: Most Trusted Home Remodeling Contractor - Florida 26. Flux Design Australia: Best Thermal Dynamic Coating Company 27. Kwiktech: Most Adaptable Hollow Metal Joining Solution 2023 28. Eurocity Development: Best Resort-Style Development Company 2023 - Gibraltar 29. Keller Group: Most Trusted Luxury Home Builder 2023 – Surrey & BUILD Client Service Excellence Award 2023 30. Simply Construction Group: Loft Conversion Specialists of the Year 2023 – England & BUILD Client Service Excellence Award 2023 31. Advanced Mechanical & Electrical Services Ltd: Most Promising MEP Consultancy Firm 2023 - MEA 32. HomeSnag: Most Trusted Snagging Survey Company 2023 - UK 33. Start 2 Finish: Best Home Extensions Contractor 2023 - Teignbridge District 34. Heather Meikle Interiors: Best Luxury Home Interior Design Studio - Washington 35. Boniplas Ltd: Bathroom Decor Distributor of the Year 2023 - UK & Build Excellence Award for Wall Cladding Supply Services 2023 36. Legacy Custom Homes LLC: Best Green Luxury Home Builder - Georgia 37. Simply Oak: Best Luxury Home Oak Flooring Company 2023 - USA 38. Smarter Remodeling: Best Kitchen & Bathroom Remodeling Company - Northeast Florida 39. Maderacre Timber: Best Certified Timber Company 2023 - South America 40. Dion Homes: Best Luxury Home Builder 2023 - West London

BUILD Home Builder Awards 2023 4 creating bespoke housing with exceptional quality. Creating thoughtful designs that utilise space effectively, the company pays attention to even the smallest of details to create finished products that live up to its rigorous standards. It is so confident in the quality of its craftsmanship that it offers a 10-year guarantee on every home it builds. The company is mindful of the local area, choosing to work on the edge of settlements and in remote areas of villages to minimise disruption of the surrounding environment and community. When Abbeymill Homes begins work on a new project, its team of skilled inhouse planners, designers, and technical managers ensure that every detail is considered. The process begins with meticulous planning, then the team works to bring this plan to life, focusing in particular on the quality of the products they use, from structural features to electrical appliances to finishing touches. Throughout the process, the board of directors is involved in all decision-making processes, increasing efficiency and ensuring the most suitable decisions are made. Building strong relationships with its clients, Abbeymill Homes takes great pride in the way it interacts with its customers. The team guides clients through every step of the process, from conception to handover and beyond, always aiming to listen and understand exactly what the client envisions for the project. Even after the build is complete, the company aims to provide excellent aftercare. During the handover process, the homeowner is introduced to HouseCare, Abbeymill Homes’ dedicated app that allows them to efficiently log any issues they encounter, bringing them to the company’s attention so they can be resolved as soon as possible. This establishes a trusting and communicative relationship between developer and homeowner, ensuring that clients feel supported as they begin their life in their new home. A project Abbeymill Homes is currently working on is a development in Fairfield Village, Stotfold, which is comprised of 16 individually designed homes with luxurious interiors. Taking inspiration from adjacent developments in the area, all its houses were built with buff brick, slate roofs, and stone details. As a result, the development perfectly complements the existing housing in the area, some of which is located within a refurbished hospital building. Abbeymill’s Fairfield properties are not only beautiful but also practical, specially designed to have plenty of south and west facing windows, ince it built its first home in 1991, Abbeymill Homes Ltd. has been developing properties with bespoke, high-quality character in desirable locations across Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, and the Home Counties. No matter the area, the company creates unique homes that fit seamlessly into their surroundings. Over the last 30 years, the company has built a significant number of homes, but has always made sure to maintain its passion and enthusiasm for the work it does. Abbeymill Homes is led by James Pacifici, Managing Director, along with Declan McBrearty, Construction Director. James has been with the team for 17 years and can proudly reflect on many of the projects the company has worked on, both property restorations and new builds. All projects are completed in accordance with the Abbeymill Homes philosophy of Combining the best materials with both traditional and modern methods of construction, Abbeymill Homes Ltd. is an award-winning, privately owned developer of distinctive and beautiful homes. Managing every step of the property development process, the company reduces stress and uncertainty for clients by resolving any challenges that arise. From opportunities for customisation to exceptional aftercare services, Abbeymill Homes is dedicated to providing outstanding customer service. S Jan23535 Home Builder of the Year 2023 - Buckinghamshire

Home Builder Awards 2023 BUILD 5 which provide more natural light and solar heat. Additionally, they can be easily converted into independent wheelchair accessible housing at any time. This means that buyers can count on the fact that their house will suit them far into the future. Lastly, the development features a pleasant communal grass area as well as a village green, which is an open space in the centre of the site with trees for shade and space for a sustainable urban drainage system. As a small to medium sized developer with no set style of house, every development Abbeymill Homes creates is unique and bespoke. It only produces up to 100 homes per year, allowing its team to put the utmost care and consideration into its builds. The company is keen to make the most of its growing success, but its primary goal will be to maintain consistency in its mission to develop bespoke, high-quality properties. Having won an award for its Lydgate Fields development in Stotfold, the company eagerly pursues new development opportunities, aiming to further exhibit its innovative and sustainable approach to creating family homes. Abbeymill Homes is constantly pushing itself to become more environmentally friendly and has achieved an A rating in Energy Efficiency and Environmental Impact for its new build homes in Glebe Mews, Curbridge. As a result of its impressive attention to detail and the extraordinary homes it builds, each with their own unique character and charm, Abbeymill Homes Ltd. is the winner of Home Builder of the Year, Buckinghamshire, in the Home Builder Awards 2023. In the coming year, the company hopes to start construction on more than 90 plots located on a number of sites. Striving for growth, it also aims to submit planning on a new site every six to eight weeks. Most importantly, Abbeymill Homes continues to prioritise quality and client satisfaction, building houses that people aspire to live in and are proud to call their home. Contact: James Pacifici Company: Abbeymill Homes Web Address: amh.co.uk

BUILD Home Builder Awards 2023 6 ductless mini split system in a bridal dressing room. This was a challenge for the team as they were conscious of the fact that the system could affect the aesthetic of the antique building and they didn’t want to jeopardize its beauty. Therefore, they had to get creative to find a solution that would camouflage it as much as possible. They managed to hide the lines so well that the unit is seamless. Along with that, they installed a very quiet unit so you would not even know its there! This truly reflects the team’s willingness to provide its customers with an excellent service. “Customers are at ease in knowing that we specialize in installations. They know we have the experience and expertise to deliver best heating and cooling solution for their home and unique needs.” A customer shared their personal experience with VigilAir, saying, “Robert and his crew from VigilAir are extremely professional. They provided quality service in a timely manner. They went out of their way to get the job done and even helped us with the city permits needed for the work. They continued to check on us to make sure everything was working properly and worked around our schedule. We highly recommend them to anyone looking for air conditioning and heating installation or repairs.” VigilAir keeps up with the changes in the industry to improve and develop its expertise. California is continuously pushing for the highest efficiency products, and VigilAir responds by studying the codes, protocols, rules, and regulations in order to adapt to the changes. The learning doesn’t stop there as the team continues with training which allows them to expand their knowledge as well as educate its customers. Susy enthuses, “We take pride in maintaining a small, family driven business to closely cater to our customers and continue to deliver outstanding, fair service.” It is a breath of fresh air when you come across a provider that you can trust, and the Homebuilder Awards 2023 has recognized VigilAir as such, now holding the title for Most Trusted Family-Owned Heating & Cooling Installation Specialists – California. We look forward to seeing what 2023 has in store for VigilAir Heating and Cooling. Given that, in April, it is due to open igilAir specializes in installing residential heating and cooling systems that are known for their long-lasting quality. It has been selected to be a Carrier dealer by the Southern California Carrier distributor, which is the most prestigious heating and cooling brand in the industry, also named the best HVAC company by U.S News and World reports. Susy says, “Partnering with Carrier is a huge accomplishment, and we are so proud and happy that 100% of our installations include Carrier equipment. With our expertise and installing Carriers products we expect our installs to last 20-30 years, problem free.” The team is available to help customers with finding alternatives to cut the cost of their heating and cooling utilities bills. VigilAir offers a full range of energy efficient HVAC services such as mini-split ductless, central heating and cooling systems, heat pumps, ductwork, automatic zoning systems, and a wide selection of fans and air purifiers. VigilAir offers customers a premium experience at a fair price. The company approaches each client one at a time, ensuring that each installation is delivered and monitored closely to protect the quality of its services. In addition, Robert Vigil has a great deal of experience in the industry, which is the foundation for the company’s success. He works closely with each project and is present on every job site, to guarantee that the work that customers are provided with, is always of the highest quality. “Often we are recognized for our efficiency, quality, and fair rates.” VigilAir has a strong reputation online, however its great delivery of its services means that most of its new clients are referrals. Customer satisfaction is of top priority for the team and they ensure that clients are met with a positive and friendly attitude. Susy Vigil shares, “We meet every client to assess their needs. We study their lifestyle and needs, inspect the home, and present to them the best solution. Then, we tweak and adjust the plan and schedule to install.” Throughout the process, all concerns are dealt with and any questions are answered, so each client is kept informed on what is happening. Recently, an antique railroad museum hired VigilAir to install a VigilAir Heating and Cooling is a family-run business that was stablished in 2005 by Robert and Susy Vigil. It provides high quality HVAC services at economical rates for all its clients in Southern California. VigilAir specializes in residential and light commercial heating and cooling installations. V Jan23226 Most Trusted Family-Owned Heating & Cooling Installation Specialists - California

Home Builder Awards 2023 BUILD 7 its first ever store, allowing it to showcase its work and give customers access to visit the team whenever needed. Contact: Susy Vigil Company: VigilAir Heating and Cooling Web Address: www.vigilairandheat.com

BUILD Home Builder Awards 2023 8 Les Companions. Now, Antoine feels it is finally ready to start making its mark on the construction industry. During our talk with Antoine, he emphasises the fact that it isn’t a tool to replace humans, but rather to complement the human. It is all about collaboration between man and machine, as Antoine states, “It’s really another tool for the painter alongside brush, roller and airless. The painter is at the centre of the process, PACO achieves what is dull, repetitive, painful, and the painter does all the final works and decision making. That’s the collaboration that we want to put into place with PACO.” PACO has been tested on several working sites of different types, from industrial to offices and used by companies with different culture, from the 10-employees decorating business to the more structured sub-contractor. The working constraints and the ways of working can be very different. PACO serves as a much-needed assistant in an industry that suffers from a shortage of skilled workers. This shortage makes human time all the more costly, so workers shouldn’t be spending time on the mundane tasks. Once programmed, PACO, with its state-of-the-art algorithms and proprietary developments, will get on with the paint job while skilled employees focus on the skilled tasks. Not only this, but PACO has the ability to paint faster than a human, enabling the efficient meeting of deadlines. PACO is designed with painters and construction companies in mind, to solve the daily struggles that come with paint tasks for large refurbishments and new builds – first of which is how repetitive a task painting is. Painting all day everyday can cause physical pain for an individual, as Antoine shares, “You always do the same gesture at work, you have repetitive strain injuries (RSI), and it’s difficult. I’ve got an uncle who was a painter doing this all day long and he had to stop painting at 50, which is The painting industry is facing many different constraints and stresses, from reduced margins to hard working conditions, and high pressure on delays. Due to the complexity of the sites, and the diversity of the works and of the environments, painting is a very skilled trade with not much room for errors and inefficiencies, rate require labor with the right skills to succeed. Though, despite of the very strong need, companies have a hard time recruiting labor with the right know and there is a shortage of skilled labor: in the UK 61 percent of the painting business managers struggle to hire. Not far from being available on the market, PACO, the painting robot has undergone extensive R&D and several prototypes in the five years since Antoine Rennuit launched Most Innovative Painting Robotics Company - Europe Meet PACO, the painting robot that adapts to users’ needs and eliminates the pains of repetitive painting work. Engineered by Les Companions, which was founded by Antoine Rennuit in 2018, this patented technology is the bridge between robotics and construction. We chat with Antoine to learn more about this intelligent device and how “it has never been easier to collaborate with a machine”. T Jan23635 “We know there are a lot of pains in this industry and some of these pains, we can solve through robotics.”

9 Home Builder Awards 2023 BUILD obviously not the time you should stop your career. That was because of RSI. PACO can solve this problem.” With a robot doing all the painting, this means consistent high quality of work, too. PACO uses a very repetitive and optimised gesture throughout a paint job, and comes equipped with an automated airless spraying system, which guarantees complete precision. Additionally, as PACO knows about the applied quantity of paint, it can apply the equivalent thickness of two coats of paint in one go so as to speed up the process. This all comes in very useful for large-scale jobs, with Antoine saying, “It’s not a tool that you would use on any type of site; it is a tool for a specific type of site – the bigger volumes that have a lot of square metres to be painted. That’s where the collaboration between man and machine really comes into play.” Notably, Les Companions also has several partnerships to enhance its offering, including that with its historical investors and high-performance paint companies, AkzoNobel which is best known for its UK brand, Dulux and Unikalo, a major French paint brand. Undoubtedly, PACO will revolutionise an industry that Antoine describes as “in need of change” but with challenges. While robots have been used by companies for years, there are technicalities that have made them a challenge to deploy within construction. Antoine explains, “The car you are driving, if you have a car, has probably been manufactured by robots somehow, and this has been the case for 30 or 40 years now. The construction environment requires more smartness, more complex algorithm. In the industrial environment, you always do the same task, however, in construction, there are no two rooms that are exactly the same, even in a multiple-storey building. All that makes it more difficult to deploy a robot into the construction environment than it is into an industrial environment.” But Les Companions has made it happen. At the end of the day, what PACO does is make life easier. It overcomes all painting struggles and enables an easier day at work. As Antoine says, what Les Companions is selling with PACO is “peace of mind” and “an easier life onsite for everyone”. So, what’s next for Les Companions and PACO? Now having almost finished the R&D stage and taken feedback of professional painters into account, the company is gearing up to release PACO into the market this year. Antoine tells us, “At the moment, we are looking for the first early-stage customers – people who want to change the industry with us, people who feel the daily problems that come with being a painter. These will be our first customers, and building a safe, sound, fruitful relationship with them is our challenge for this year.” Company: Les Companions Contact: Antoine Rennuit Email: [email protected] Website: www.lescompanions.com

10 BUILD Home Builder Awards 2023 been expecting such an event and is diversifying their business model more towards developing for itself rather than focusing solely on construction services for others. BWC Construction hopes this diversification will maintain a high level of work during a period that may see development slowing and the industry contracting.” Setting the scene, and expectations, for construction businesses to come, BWC Construction influences the market sector immensely. BWC Construction is, most definitely, a company to follow. With everchanging needs, clients are always looking for a business on which they can rely. BWC Construction offers a helping hand, for a brighter future. It is the sheer hard work and dedication to its craft that has resulted in BWC Construction’s deeply rooted success. It has worked incredibly hard to get where it is now, and it has not been a time of no challenges. “In recent years, BWC Construction has been involved in several highly complex projects that consist of basement excavations, facade retention schemes and listed building conversions. In fact, one project had all of these elements and logistical challenges. However, due to the pre-commencement approach, BWC Construction has, until now, been successful,” Emir enthuses. The global pandemic posed threats to many businesses, but BWC Construction has always managed expectations and put its best foot forward so that its clients can reap the benefits. With each member of its team playing an integral part in the overall success of the firm, BWC Construction operates in a seamless and pristine fashion – always in the best interest of its clients. For the future, “BWC Construction hopes to utilise its vast knowledge and experience in construction by transitioning more into the development sector. BWC Construction will also be open to working with developers and investors under Joint-Venture (JV) agreements, providing the investors and developers with the comfort that the contractor will deliver the project.” It has caught the eye of many, including us, and we are sure to see it flourish even further in the years to come. “BWC Construction will also be open to working with developers and investors under Joint-Venture (JV) agreements, providing the investors and developers with the comfort that the contractor will deliver the project.” ince its beginning, Build With Confidence Construction Ltd (BWC Construction) has built excellent relationships with clients. It provides essential solutions for construction, refurbishment projects, and large-scale investing. Its clients are mostly property developers and investors looking for comprehensive aid throughout their projects. Quantity surveyor and third-generation contractor, Emir Demirci, tells us, “The principal factor in BWC Construction’s success is its approach to projects. From the comprehensive initial information review and meticulous project pricing to its project sequencing and advanced issue detection ahead of a project’s commencement.” By taking care of every aspect of the project, BWC Construction has become a well-known, trusted, and revered firm. Its world is saturated by businesses looking to achieve more for investors and developers, but BWC Construction has risen to the top time and time again. It transforms building projects from ambitious dreams into waking life and transmutes anxieties into confidence. The team at BWC Construction forms bonds with their clients on a regular basis. Ensuring they are open and transparent is just one of the ways the team prove themselves and earn respect. However, this respect is mutual – this give and take of energy creates a positive cycle of openness and honesty, elevating each interaction between BWC Construction and its clients. Emir comments, “All Clients are provided with a fortnightly progress report that ensures every detail taking place on a project is documented. This provides a high degree of transparency and reference at every stage of a project’s lifecycle from commencement to completion.” As “BWC Construction predominantly focuses on projects consisting of more than four units and with a monetary value exceeding £250,000, plus vat,” we see it continuously aid those on the larger-scale end of construction – for those projects that are highly anticipated and, in some ways, demanding of more attention. Emir shares, “However, BWC Construction has Best New Builder Developer 2023 – South London Build With Confidence Construction specialises in the construction of residential and mix-use schemes. With a focus on constructing new builds and large-scale refurbishment projects, this business is reaching greater heights. Here we take a closer look as it wins its title in the Homebuilder Awards 2023. S Jan23451 “BWC Construction firmly believes that a project’s success is achieved before it reaches conception. After commencement, only the implementation of the master plan is required to be adhered to.”

11 Home Builder Awards 2023 BUILD Its knowledge and understanding of the trade have helped it to achieve great things. Just this year, BWC Construction won the esteemed title of Best New Builder Developer 2023 – South London. We couldn’t be happier to present it with its accolade as it continues to show us all how it’s done. Contact: The BWC Team Company: Build With Confidence Construction Ltd Web Address: www.bwcconstructionltd.com Office Tel: 0203 976 7000

BUILD Home Builder Awards 2023 12 communicate with and listen to its customers through extensive and meaningful engagements. Utilising public social media accounts, the company invites questions from customers, facilitating informal and open communication. It also has an out of hours team who customers can contact in an emergency, providing them with a sense of security. South East Water aims to maintain this quality of service with all its clients, including non-household customers such as builders and developers, who the company assists in connecting new developments to its water supply. Operating in many areas, South East Water works on a wide variety of projects and faces many challenges in the process. Since new projects tend to vary significantly, the company works closely with Project Managers to ensure it gets a full understanding of the requirements of the project. This process begins with an in-person meeting with key contacts to discuss the objectives, goals, and timelines of the project. From this, South East Water can plan its resources to maximise efficiency. Throughout the process, the company aims to maintain clear, precise communication to make sure that everyone is aware of the goals and deadlines that have been set. This is a crucial aspect of all projects it takes on. As part of one of its projects, South East Water has enabled a residential development to harvest rainwater and provide recycled drinking water to its inhabitants. This development now has its own treatment facility on site, which treats grey water and turns it into safe, potable water for drinking. The site’s water consumption has been significantly reduced, which will drive water efficiency in the future. Working in the water sector, South East Water faces a number of challenges. Water is a vital resource, so it is absolutely essential that it provides a resilient water supply that customers can trust and rely on. As a result, efficient emergency services at all hours are also important. Furthermore, South East Water plays a crucial role in delivering water connections on behalf of developers. When works are complete, the company must take ownership of this supply, ensuring that the new property is always served by water until it is no longer required. In this, the company faces challenges caused by increased demands From Aldershot in Hampshire to Whitstable in Kent, South East Water supplies 2.2 million people across the south east of England with top quality drinking water. With an impressive network of 9,000 miles of pipe, the company works hard to keep taps flowing, delivering 520 million litres of water every single day. It draws from more than 250 boreholes, six rivers, and six reservoirs, utilising 83 treatment facilities to provide water that meets the highest of standards. Thanks to its skilled and experienced employees, South East Water is able to keep its water supply running 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Valuing trust, agility, passion, creativity, and excellence, South East Water is committed to delivering outstanding customer service in every interaction. To do this, it aims to Excellence Award for Domestic Water Supply & Connection Services - UK Committed to its customers, South East Water supplies people across Hampshire, Berkshire, Surrey, Sussex and Kent with top-quality drinking water and communicative customer service. Water is vital, so it understands the importance of providing a reliable and resilient supply. With a phenomenal team of employees behind it, the company works hard to resolve any issues its customers raise efficiently. T Jan23082

13 Home Builder Awards 2023 BUILD for water due to population growth and climate change. To tackle this, South East Water has been working with customers and stakeholders to create a draft of a Water Resources Management Plan, which sets out how the company plans to continue providing a reliable and resilient supply of drinking water over the next 50 years. Stemming from this, South East Water is dedicated to promoting water efficiency to reduce demand. Considering the fact that its customers rely on a secure supply of water, a natural resource, the company understands its role as a guardian of the environment. Water is not an infinite resource. Only 1% of the world’s water can be sustainably converted into safe drinking water. It is essential for people to be mindful of their water usage and try to reduce it as much as possible. If everyone makes small changes in their day-to-day life, it will make a huge difference overall, which is why South East Water is committed to raising awareness on the topic. In order to maintain such a vast and vital service, South East Water is constantly making changes to the way it operates. Between 2020 and 2025, the company is investing more than £433 million to develop new resources, lay new water mains, and extend and upgrade its treatment works. Customer service remains a priority, even as the company makes changes to its facilities. South East Water plans to take on many new projects in the coming years and it will focus on delivering them within their set timeframe by reducing the risk of any potential challenges and communicating effectively with the customer. Providing a vital resource, it is important that the company plans ahead to ensure it can continue to deliver a reliable supply of water to all customers at a fair price. From business plans to long-term environmental plans to strategies to meet future water demands, South East Water aims to remain one step ahead in the ever-changing water industry. Thanks to the hard work of its dedicated employees, South East Water reliably supplies water to its customers and provides firstclass customer service. As a result, the company has won the Excellence Award for Domestic Water Supply and Connection Services, UK, in the Homebuilder Awards, 2023. The company continues its efforts to improve communication with its customers, for example it is piloting an automatic messaging system which will provide customers with real-time live tracking of projects. Contact: Parris Durant Company: South East Water Web Address: https://www.developers.southeastwater.co.uk/

14 BUILD Home Builder Awards 2023 As if Manuel’s extensive skillset wasn’t enough, he is also incredibly attentive when it comes to the sustainability of his projects. Manuel Zacher is dedicated to putting together projects that stand the test of time, and he’s able to achieve this through his careful and thorough installations. This way, the quality and longevity of his work is guaranteed. You simply can’t pass up the opportunity to have such a long-lasting aesthetic upgrade to your living space. Regardless of your idea, Manuel Zacher and his team of experts will be able to create it, as though they’ve looked into your mind to see your vision themselves. With an ethos that ‘anything is possible’ and ‘can’t do it… doesn’t exist’, Manuel Zacher has been able to construct a confidence within his client base that has led to his overwhelming success in the field. Each client he’s worked with has been left with a truly beautiful result that has completely transformed their lives, and none of it could have been achieved without such a masterful group of thoughtful individuals behind it. Characterized by a wealth of ideas, attention to detail and technical know-how, Manuel Zacher is able to bring any idea to life. And, in doing so, the team will accompany you on site to ensure that each and every step is going exactly the way you want it to. It’s almost impossible to express just how devoted to its clients the team behind Manuel Zacher is. But with such a solid standard of practise that is strictly adhered to by every employee, it quickly becomes evident to anyone that this is a business that puts you and your space first. So, if it’s a small piece of your home that needs a fresh set of tiles, or an entire overhaul of your surroundings is what you’re looking for, Manuel Zacher will bring its all to the table to truly encapsulate what it means to be a tiling business. Every request will become a passion project from start to finish, and you’ll come out of the process with a result that simply can’t be achieved by any other company. Tiling has just been revolutionised, so be a part of the new tiling age with Manuel Zacher and his team. Contact: Manuel Zacher Company: Manuel Zacher Tiling Web: https://www.manuel-zacher.de/ anuel Zacher is a man with an overwhelming passion for everything tile, stone and mosaic. With just one look of an area, he’s able to envision how to transform it into something truly beautiful, and holds a tiling skillset unlike any other. Due to this intense love for the craft, he has already managed to guide his business towards award after award, resulting in a reputation that’s nothing short of astounding. Every client is guaranteed to receive a service that goes above and beyond to make their interior design dreams come true. If you opt to work alongside Manuel Zacher, you’ll quickly find that you’re partnering with a business that lives and breathes its field of expertise. No request is too outlandish – in fact, the bolder the better. Manuel has a way with tiling that’ll completely change a single area in little to no time, all thanks to his business’s efficient work pace. However, despite being able to complete projects quickly, every step of the process is considered with absolute precision. This is all owed to the mastery that the brilliant Manuel Zacher has accumulated over the lifespan of his business. So, regardless of your request, Manuel Zacher will be there to recommend the best of the best to ensure you end up with a result that truly surpasses any of your expectations. He’ll be able to aptly advise you on which materials would be best for the job, and has a long list of different tiles, mosaics and stone to choose from. As such, there isn’t a single finish that can’t be accomplished in some shape or form. Whether you’re looking for a straight-edged design, patterned with beautiful mosaics, for your kitchen, or a more neutral, yet curved, tiling for your bathroom, Manuel Zacher will guarantee that your space will look exactly how you want it to, if not better. Additionally, Manuel Zacher isn’t just limited to mosaics, tiling and stonework. As well as being adept in utilising these materials to their fullest potential, he is also incredibly wellversed in the usage of glass, granite, marble, slate, and many more materials. From this, Manuel is able to not only refit your interior with stunning tiling that’ll bring a whole new breath of life to your home, but also invest his skillset into outdoor projects too. So, if you have a patio or porch in need of an overhaul, nobody is better for the job than Manuel Zacher. Bathroom & Interior Specialists of the Year 2023 - Germany Tiling presents a whole array of opportunities for your property. Though practical and essential in a selection of rooms within the home, tiles hold a far more aesthetic usage than most businesses understand. However, the brilliant minds behind Manuel Zacher Tiling are keenly aware of the art that a fantastic tiling application can create, and how it can enhance your property to levels that you may have never even thought of. Join us as we explore how Manuel Zacher came to understand the art of tiling, and how it reached the award-winning status that it holds today. M Jan23592

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16 BUILD Home Builder Awards 2023 Noble Knights uses the most advanced software to develop custom designs. Once the owners confirm the ideas and give the go ahead, the builders have a set of dimensioned buildready plans to work from. Clients invest time and money into these projects, and Noble Knights takes its responsibility very seriously when bringing the designs to life – behind every fine detail, there is a team of builders working extremely hard to make it the best it can be. Some clients have taken the time to share their experience with Noble Nights and the testimonials speak for themselves. One details, “We love our home, it is more than we ever dreamed it would be. The Noble Knights team did a fantastic job and truly wanted us to be happy with every detail. From designing our home all the way to handing over the keys, we were led step by step with expert guidance for every decision. We highly recommend Noble Knights Construction Services for your custom home build!” Another shares, “Alan and his guys did an excellent job with our kitchen renovation. They listened to what we wanted, showed complete transparency about what they were doing during the project, and made sure to follow up and complete the job to our satisfaction. I have complete confidence that we received the very best quality of work available on our project. I will hire them again in the future if I have another home project.” Noble Knights takes great pride in the services it offers and the results that it is able to provide for its clients. Throughout the years, it has been widely recognised with titles such as – America’s Best Builder, Knoxville’s Dream Home Builder, and Builder of the Year. To top this off, it has now been recognised as the Best Full-Service Construction Solutions Provider – Tennessee for 2023. We are excited to see what the future holds for Noble Knights Construction Services Inc., as it continues to add beautifully finished homes to its portfolio. Whether it is for developments or for individuals who are looking to create their forever home, we are sure that it will deliver incredible results. Contact: Alan VanWhy Company: Noble Knights Construction Services Inc. Web Address: https://nobleknightsconstructionservices.com/ uilding your own home is often perceived as a very stressful process, but it takes the right company to come along and show you that it truly can be a magical journey. As planning begins, your ideas get translated into a sketch which can then turn an empty land into the home that you always dreamed about. Noble Knights promises to provide its clients with an exciting and stress-free experience throughout. The company is made up of services that would usually be found in individual organisations. Noble Knights made up of Noble Custom Homes, Noble Designs, Noble Renovations, and Noble Cabinetry – this makes the projects easier to manage for both the builders and the owners, while ensuring that the level of quality the clients receives is consistent. Its services include architectural designs and drafting for – new construction, additions and remodels, which are planned to ensure the building process is as efficient and economical as possible. In addition, it also provides its clients with the perfect custom cabinetry as Noble Cabinetry is the premier dealer of Bertch, Legacy, and River Run cabinets in Knoxville. The team at Noble Knights is made up of the President and Founder, Alan VanWhy, who oversees all of aspects of the company to ensure it is running smoothly, and up to his highquality standard. Alan works with, Brian Dennison, who is the registered architect, who focuses on the designs, drawing production, and the construction observation of residential projects. There’s also Jordan McAfee, who is the cabinet designer that creates beautiful and functional spaces that are made to measure. Its clients vary from individuals looking to build their first ever home to developers wanting to build multiple houses. No project is too little or too big, whether it is a kitchen or a basement makeover, an extension or a whole house renovation, one or 50 new constructions, Noble Knights delivers astonishing results every time! Best Full-Service Construction Solutions Provider - Tennessee Noble Knights Construction Services Inc. works as one company but integrates the services of four. Its Founder and President, Alan VanWhy Jr, has over 15 years of experience in the industry and oversees with all four divisions to ensure that exceptional quality is delivered on all projects. B Jan23525 “Let us show you what it’s like to work with a premier design/build company that takes care of you from start to finish.”

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18 BUILD Home Builder Awards 2023 with any type of AC system, so it will be able to help even if the unit was installed by another company. Whether clients need repair services or preventative maintenance, iComfort can ensure your AC unit gets you through the summer and beyond. When summer ends, winter comes all too soon. iComfort helps clients prepare for these colder months with its reliable troubleshooting, repair and replacement services for all types of heating system. A repair may be required if your heating system is not producing enough or any heat, turns off and on frequently, or even if it is becoming too noisy. The company strives to fix issues quickly and for a reasonable price, offering 24-hour emergency repairs for central heating systems, furnaces, and heat pumps. Clients can rely on iComfort’s team of professionals to get their heating system up and running as soon as possible, efficiently restoring the comfort of warmth to their home. The quality of iComfort’s services does not stop there. As well as working quickly and with precision on site, the company is also dedicated to ensuring the quality of all interactions with customers before the job even begins. When clients call to enquire about iComfort’s services, they speak to one of the company’s knowledgeable experts who listens to their needs and explains the best course of action, outlining what the job entails and the expected price. With many years of experience, the company has worked hard to earn its reputation of reliability. Clients can trust that iComfort will arrive on time and with all the necessary tools to complete the job. This is why those who use its outstanding services come back time and time again for quality HVAC services and affordable, dependable rates. This superior level of customer satisfaction is evident in iComfort’s impressive portfolio of 5-star reviews, available to view on its website. Feedback refers to the business as “well-run” and the technicians as “polite, knowledgeable and kind”, as well as “always on time” and “extremely welltrained”. Furthermore, in one review, a customer explains how other companies they contacted just offered them a system replacement, so they were grateful that iComfort’s technician attended the site, diagnosed the problem and was able to repair it within minutes. This demonstrates how iComfort stands out against competition and makes a lasting impression on those hether you need to repair or replace your heating or cooling system, iComfort’s team of highly skilled technicians will work diligently to get the job done right. Working for a family run business, the team treats every client and home with the utmost respect. Through this, iComfort works hard to create long-lasting relationships with its clients to ensure their homes are as comfortable as possible, with clean air for years to come. Dedicated to customer satisfaction, the company aims to offer the best services and only the most trusted products, including Trane, Rheem, Comfort Air, Samsung, and other top brands. Specialising in heating and cooling, iComfort offers a range of services, catering to all its clients’ needs. With its top-ofthe-line air conditioning systems and services, the company helps customers stay comfortable and cool even in the height of summer. iComfort provides expert advice on the most suitable system for each client, taking into account their unique needs and goals as well as the layout of their property. The company also aims to encourage clients to invest in newer, more efficient air conditioning units so that they can save money on their electricity bills and repair costs in the future. For those constructing a new property in the area, iComfort is also qualified to design and install a complete air duct system for the central air conditioning unit, ensuring their new residence is equipped with the most efficient and effective HVAC system. Operating primarily in San Fernando Valley, where the summers are considerably hot, iComfort understands that there is nothing more frustrating than a system malfunction in the middle of a torrid day. Every year, the company receives calls from many homeowners experiencing this exact problem, and it responds efficiently to every single one. The company offers fair, competitive pricing on AC repairs on all brands of cooling system, carried out by trustworthy and certified technicians. While many repair companies take a trial-and-error approach to offer a temporary fix to a problem, iComfort takes the time to diagnose the issue and provide a long-term solution, helping clients save money by reducing the likelihood that the problem will recur. With a team of industry specialists, the company is equipped with the necessary knowledge and in-depth training to determine what the issue is. The company is skilled in dealing Leading Specialists in HVAC Solutions - Southern California With a team of professional, experienced experts, iComfort Heating and Air Conditioning Inc. is familyowned HVAC contractor who strives to provide high-quality installation and repair services to all its customers. For over a decade, the company has offered its services to the San Fernando Valley and Southern California area, striving for complete customer satisfaction. From air conditioning to heating to indoor air quality systems, iComfort can take care of all your HVAC needs, providing the best service at the best price. W Jan23521

19 Home Builder Awards 2023 BUILD it works with, always aiming to do what’s best for the customer rather than aiming to make the most money from their issue. An example of a recent project iComfort has worked on is an air conditioning repair in Sylmar, California. The customer contacted the company after his air conditioning unit broke, seeking a replacement quote. In response, iComfort sent a technician out to assess the situation. He suggested a utility sponsored tune-up and, in the process, found the root cause of the issue, which was a broken electrical wire. He then proceeded with the tune-up and left the system running efficiently, despite its age. The customer was highly satisfied with the technician’s honesty, given how easy it would have been to lie about the severity of the issue to charge him more. With a working air conditioning unit, the customer can now take his time to make an informed decision about what he would like to do with his system, without the stress of having a broken unit. As a result of iComfort’s team of highly qualified, trustworthy technicians who work hard to ensure customer satisfaction, as well as its thorough list of available services, iComfort Heating and Air Conditioning Inc. has won Leading Specialists in HVAC Solutions, Southern California, in the Homebuilder Awards 2023. Moving forwards, the company continues to repair, replace and service customers’ heating and cooling systems across San Fernando Valley and Southern California, ensuring they are comfortable in their home no matter the weather. Contact: Erica Sandoval Company: Icomfort Heating Web Address: https://www.calicomfort.com/