SM Roofing Contribute to NHBC Supreme Awards 2020 Winning Site!

Published on 24th March 2021
SM Roofing worked along side NHBC Supreme Awards 2020 winner Kirk Raine

SM Roofing (part of the Avonside Group) are proud to have worked as the roofing contractor on the site where Site Manager Kirk Raine of David Wilson Homes Mercia won in the Large builder category in the NHBC Supreme Awards 2020!

The site which Kirk managed was The Grove at Doseley Park in Telford. The Grove comprises two-five-bedroom new build homes and some one-bedroom apartments. SM Roofing enjoyed supplying and fixing both the roof tiling and the lead flashings to the development. From 11,000 site managers across the UK, Kirk was chosen as the best of the best, making 2020 his second award win.

Speaking about the award, which was announced in a virtual awards ceremony on 26th February, our Regional Operations Director Adam Pearson said:

“Avonside Group, through SM Roofing, are proud to be part of Kirk’s winning team. We have worked with Kirk at SM Roofing both pre-and post-Avonside Group acquisition for many years and found Kirk to be consistent in both his quality and high standards.”

SM Roofing Branch Manager Karl Smith, who liaised with Kirk regularly and was responsible for coordinating the day-to-day roofing work from SM Roofing’s side added:

“To win such an award is an amazing achievement. Kirk and his team consistently prove that hard work, commitment and a passion for striving for excellence can bring with it, not only appreciation but with this award, a recognition of a job very well done. We are very proud to work with them and be a part of this achievement in building excellent homes.”

The NHBC Supreme Award is considered to be the highest industry accolade a Site Manager can receive. David Wilson Homes Mercia is part of Barratt Developments Plc, who shared this inspiring video about Kirk’s Site Managing abilities on LinkedIn.

How Did the NHBC Supreme Awards 2020 Competition Work?

Every Site Manager who has a site registered for an NHBC Buildmark warranty product is automatically entered into the annual competition. New builds, conversions and affordable housing sites are all eligible.

The Site Managers entered fall into the following four categories:

Small – 1-50 new homes

Site Managers employed by a company or group that builds between 1 and 50 new homes with NHBC warranty cover each year.
Medium – 51-100 new homes

Site Managers employed by a company or group that annually builds between 51 and 1,000 new homes with NHBC warranty.

Multi-storey – 5 storeys or more

For Site Managers working on multi-storey projects of five storeys or more for multiple occupancies with NHBC warranty cover. This category recognises the different skill set required to manage this type of site.
Large – 1000+ new homes

Site Managers employed by a company or group that builds 1,001 or more new homes with NHBC warranty cover each year.

  1. Quality Awards – Around 400-450 first-round winners are announced recognising the best Site Managers in each category.
  2. Seal of Excellence Awards – Selected from the Quality Award winners, the Seal of Excellence Awards for each region are announced at the NHBC’s Regional Award events. The number of awards presented per region is weighted in proportion to the number of active sites under inspection
    in that region.
  3. Regional Awards – At the same Regional Award events, one Regional Award winner per category is chosen from the Seal of Excellence Award winners. The Regional Award winners progress in the competition to compete for the Supreme Awards.
  4. Supreme Awards – At the NHBC’s Pride in the Job gala and from the pool of Regional Award winners, the Supreme Award winners as the overall national winners in each of the four categories are presented with their awards. A runner-up in each category is also announced.

What Are the Site Managers Judged On?

Consistency – Achieving the highest onsite standards of workmanship from all trades during the year.

Attention to detail – From the standard of workmanship to the welfare of staff, demonstrable involvement in every aspect, and working continually to raise standards on site.

Technical expertise – Ability to resolve technical challenges on site.

Leadership – Excellent leadership skills, shown from a high level of morale and motivation within the on-site team.

Interpretation – Consistent and accurate interpretation of drawings and specifications.

Health and safety – Effective health and safety measures in place, along with evidence that the welfare of all operatives on site is a priority.