Ralph Heaton has won a Pride in the Job award for his work at Bowland Meadow

A Lancashire Site Manager from Barratt Homes has won a top national award for the quality of the homes he is building.

Ralph Heaton, based at Bowland Meadow in Longridge have won these prestigious awards for their work onsite, marking them down as the best in the UK.

Known as the “Oscars of the housebuilding industry”, the National House Building Council (NHBC) Pride in The Job Quality awards recognise the finest Site Managers from around the country.

Ralph Heaton originally from Bolton, oversees the Chipping Lane development in Longridge and has worked for the homebuilder for 39 years, he has previously won 18 NHBC awards.

He said: “I am really proud to have won another award, it’s a really busy site which I enjoy but my favourite part of the site is the fact that it’s surrounded by beautiful countryside.

“I would like to thank Matthew Metcalfe, my Assistant Site Manager and Mark Burton my Contracts Manager for their support and all of the lads on site for their hard work throughout the year.”

In total Barratt Site Managers won 93 Pride in the Job Quality awards this year. This is the 17th year in a row that Barratt has won more Pride in the Job Quality awards than any other housebuilder, showing its long-term commitment to building high quality homes.

These awards, now in their 41st year, rate Site Managers against key criteria such as technical expertise, health and safety, consistency, leadership and attention to detail. The awards celebrate the vital role Site Managers play in ensuring new homes are delivered on-time, on safe sites, and to the highest quality standards.

Every Site Manager who is registered with the NHBC is automatically entered into the awards, with just 450 winners being selected from 11,000 entrants, showing how difficult they are to win.

These awards come off the back of a Barratt Homes Site Manager being crowned the overall winner in last year’s awards. Kirk Raine, Senior Project Manager, won the supreme award, the fifth time in the last six years that a Barratt Site Manager has won the top prize.

Neil Goodwin, Managing Director at Barratt Homes Manchester, said: “These awards showcase only the best new homes and well-run sites. By winning so many awards it demonstrates that we are building some of the highest quality homes in the country. It also shows the long-term commitment we have to looking after our customers and making them happy. No other housebuilder can match our record at the NHBC Pride in the Job Quality awards.”

There awards closely follow Barratt Developments being awarded five stars by its customers for satisfaction in the annual Home Builders Federation (HBF) new homes survey. To be rated five star means that more than 90% of its customers would recommend one of its homes to a friend, with Barratt being the only major national housebuilder to be rated five star for 12 years in a row.