Croudace Homes is a private house builder operating throughout the southeast of England. In 2018 they built 470 new homes ranging from affordable starter apartments through to town houses and luxury family homes. The Company’s primary objective is to produce high quality homes backed up with first class customer service. They currently hold their seventh consecutive 5 Star Award in the HBF/NHBC Customer Satisfaction Survey: 94.4% of its customers would recommend the company to a friend and; quality is rated at 90.6%. Croudace has held a British Safety Council International Safety Award for a record 38 consecutive years. The Company currently employs 296 staff and delivers structured training programmes at professional, technical and trade level. Croudace is also commited of a minimum of 5% of the workforce comprising graduates and apprentices on formalised training schemes but, far exceed this target with a quota of 12%.
PROJECT 1: Hermitage Park, Maidstone
Brick: Wienerberger Ltd - Smeed Dean London Stock, Washington Red Multi
PROJECT 2: Kingsweald, Burgess Hill
Brick: Michelmersh Brick Holdings PLC - First Quality Multi Facings
PROJECT 3: The Lanes, Chelmsford
Brick: Ibstock Brick - Leicester Autumn Multi Red
This year the House Builder category is sponsored by Forterra.
Forterra is a leading UK manufacturer of a diverse range of trusted clay and concrete building products. From its nine brick manufacturing facilities, with a production capacity of over half a billion bricks a year, the company produces some of the industry’s best-known clay brick brands, including the original London Brick, Butterley, Ecostock and Cradley - products that have been used in the building of more than a quarter of Britain’s homes and some of its most iconic buildings.
The company is embarking on a significant project that will see its Desford plant become the largest and most efficient brick factory in Europe, deploying state of the art levels of automation to deliver market leading efficiency and sustainability.