Coveted award for Surrey residential development

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Coveted award for Surrey residential development

Leading independent brickmaker York Handmade Brick Company has played a significant role in helping a brand-new Surrey residential housing development to win a coveted national award.

The Easingwold-based firm has supplied specially-manufactured bricks for the contemporary development at Pirbright in Surrey, which was named the Best Boutique Development in this year’s prestigious Evening Standard New Homes Awards.

Altogether York Handmade provided 60,000 specially manufactured Old Clamp bricks for the Law Meadows site, developed by Hawksmoor Homes.

Law Meadows, a former equestrian centre, features nine Georgian-inspired houses, all of which have now been sold.

Tim Bristow of York Handmade Brick commented: “It was a privilege to play a part in creating some beautiful family homes in Pirbright. This is a very attractive development, which will provide high-quality housing and enhance the community.”

Law Meadows, Pirbright

The Evening Standard judges praised Law Meadows, saying: “A former equestrian centre has been sensitively transformed into a charming modern hamlet of nine country-style homes, including an oak-framed barn, a lavish brick-and-stone manor, an elegant Georgian three-bay house and characterful cottages. The small gated community borders the green belt and offers views across Surrey’s open fields and woodland.”

The awards were held at a glittering ceremony at The Dorchester Hotel in Park Lane in London’s West End. The awards champion excellence across the housing spectrum, from first-time buyer flats to family houses; from factory lofts to dazzling architect-designed homes and mansions for millionaires.

Geoff Atterbury, director of Hawksmoor Homes, commented: “York Handmade’s splendid bricks enable us to create an authentic period style in our buildings. In our experience, no other brick gives such an authentic historic feel.
“We have worked closely with York Handmade for more than five years over many projects. The quality of their product and their service is second to none. We will definitely be working with them again.”

David Armitage, the chairman of York Handmade, added; “We are very proud of our association with Hawksmoor Homes, one of the finest residential developers in the UK. Whilst we have embarked on a number of prestigious and award-winning commercial developments across the UK over the past few years, we never forget that our bricks look magnificent on single self-build houses and residential developments too.”

For further information, please contact Robert Beaumont of Robert Beaumont Associates on 01423 323139

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