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R L Davies & Son was awarded the title of Best Partnership with a Local Authority Building Control Team at the Grand Finals of the LABC Building Excellence Awards – one of the most recognised events on the building industry’s calendar

A panel of industry experts judged a list of the highest quality projects from around England and Wales to reward the best in technical innovation, sustainability and design.

R L Davies & Son has worked with the local authority Building Control team from Gwynedd Council (YGC) for over 30 years and have been Partners under the LABC Partner Authority Scheme since its inception.

R L Davies are a medium-sized contracting and development company which holds traditional values such as only using local labour. They have excellent working relationships with the LABC surveyors at Gwynedd Council (YGC).

Working closely together over the years has developed a strong affinity and confidence between both parties, ensuring excellent communication and practices on development schemes.

Martin Barrow Evans, YGC Building Control manager at Gwynedd Council said “This contractor excels in the consistency of its work, not only on site, but throughout the whole company.

“Over the years they have won numerous LABC Cymru Regional Awards, and two national LABC awards for the Harlech Castle Visitor Centre World Heritage Site and Nant Gwrtheyrn, the National Language Centre for Wales.”

LABC Chief Executive Paul Everall said: “Congratulations to R L Davies on winning this prestigious award.

“They’re a great example of how good communication and cooperation has such a positive impact on construction projects. Our Building Excellence Awards are an opportunity for the industry to celebrate good practice.

“Our winners demonstrate how positive working relationships with local authority building control teams achieves high quality, sustainable buildings. Our awards are unique because they recognise how this cooperation improves building standards and professionalism across the industry.”

The panel of expert judges said “The entry highlighted a very successful working relationship which had been built upon trust and total clarity between R L Davies & Sons employees and LABC surveyors, resulting in a strong affinity and confidence between both parties.

“An excellent and very impressive example of the LABC partnership scheme in practice – and the benefits the scheme provides.”

The Grand Finals of the LABC Building Excellence Awards took place on Friday 9 November 2018 at the Westminster Park Plaza in London and was hosted by Dead Ringers star, comedian and impressionist Jon Culshaw.

860 building industry professionals including contractors, architects and engineers attended the celebration to find out which projects won across the 15 hotly contested categories.

About the LABC Building Excellence Awards

The LABC Building Excellence Awards showcase buildings and design teams that have had to tussle with complex technical or construction issues and building site constraints. They highlight innovative and creative solutions and building control professionalism that leads to safe, sustainable and high quality construction projects.

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