Swindon & Wiltshire Business News


Awards recognition for National Self Build & Renovation Centre

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The NSBRC team at the Build It AwardsThe NSBRC team at the Build It AwardsThe National Self Build & Renovation Centre has been recognised at a major industry awards ceremony.

The Swindon-based NSBRC was crowned the winner in the Outstanding Contribution to Self Build category at the 2017 Build It Awards.

The annual Build It Awards celebrates all aspects of self build and renovation and brings together architects, manufacturers and key industry figures in recognition of innovation and excellence in the custom home sector.

The NSBRC team, along with a number of their exhibitors, attended the awards ceremony, which was held at London Bankside and hosted by comedian Marcus Brigstocke.

The NSBRC was recognised for the contribution the unique visitor centre has made in helping thousands of people to design and build their own homes, and for the current team having turned the business around since converting to an employee-owned business in 2014.

The award was presented by Richard Bacon MP. Richard was the founder of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Self-Build, Custom & Community Housebuilding and Placemaking, and in the last Parliament he successfully steered into law the Self-Build and Custom Housebuilding Act 2015, to make it easier for individuals and groups to obtain land to build their own homes.

NSBRC managing director Harvey Fremlin said: “We are thrilled that the NSBRC has been recognised by our peers for the special place it has in helping people design, plan and build their dream homes.

“It is a real team-effort at the NSBRC, with all the staff being employee-owners, so to be recognised in this way is a proud moment for us all, and a great reward for the efforts we have gone to to ensure this fantastic resource is enjoyed by thousands of individuals and businesses across the UK.”